As you age, it can be difficult to keep off weight. Your metabolism slows, your hormone levels drop and your overall physiology changes. These changes make maintaining weight hard but make losing weight on your own an extremely difficult challenge.
At Elite Health we believe peptide therapy is one of the best ways to kick start your metabolism again.
What are peptides?
Peptides are short chains of amino acids (the building blocks that make up the proteins in your body). They are naturally occurring and used throughout your body to signal and activate changes. Peptides play a beneficial role in a wide range of bodily functions, including weight loss, regulating blood sugar, hormone production, immune function, and inflammation control.
What is peptide therapy?
Growth hormone-releasing peptides (GHRP), like Sermorelin and Ipamorelin, have been proven to slow hormonal failure and boost immunity. By stimulating the pituitary gland, these peptides increase the natural production of human growth hormone (HGH), which directly affects your metabolism.
How To Take It…
Some prescribers prefer to use topical creams, nasal sprays or oral medication, but we have found intradermal injections to be the most effective form of administering peptides. Peptide treatments are a less invasive option of treating osteoporosis, neuropathy, Lyme disease, chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease, and other chronic degenerative diseases.
What is the best peptide for weight loss?
In our clinic, our patients have had tremendous results losing weight using the peptides Sermorelin, Ipamorelin, and CJC-1295. Peptide therapy is so successful because peptides are already used by the body as biological messengers. The body is not subjected to a foreign chemical, therefor it reacts better.
- Fat loss
- Lean muscle growth
- Better ability to gain and maintain muscle mass
- Quicker recovery from workouts
- Increased mental clarity
- Better skin elasticity
- Enhanced sleep
Enhance Your Weight Loss…
Our most successful stack includes Naltrexone, 5-Amino and Lipoden.
Low dose naltrexone works by binding to the endorphin receptors in your brain.
What is so fascinating about low dose naltrexone is its ability to treat and alleviate systems of such a wide variety of medical conditions, some of which include:
- Certain types of cancers, such as breast cancer
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic pain
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- Kawasaki’s disease
- Epstein Barr virus
- Pernicious anemia
If you have a chronic pain condition, inflammation, autoimmune disease, or any other medical condition, it may be worth your time to discuss whether low dose naltrexone could help to ease your symptoms and increase your quality of life.
How Naltrexone Improves Weight Loss
Naltrexone was first used for preventing abuse of substances with addiction potential. The mechanism by which it is able to manage these addictions may be the same by which it helps manage eating habits. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that may work by affecting the reward system and other systems to influence food intake and body weight.
Naltrexone is usually taken at night and may provide additional benefits that help with weight loss. It has been shown that for patients with chronic pain, naltrexone can improve sleep.
These biologically important compounds, much like vitamins and minerals, can impact fat metabolism and weight loss in profound ways. These are some examples of amino acids with roles in weight management:
Asparagine supplementation has been shown in studies to reduce fatigue after intense exercise.
Carnitine can help reduce visceral adiposity (fat around the midsection) by increasing the availability of fatty acids for energy.
This amino acid improves glucose uptake by muscle, which can ultimately reduce fat mass.
The role of testing for nutritional deficiencies in athletes
Our lab tests have been used on many high class athletes. Our tests at Elite Health can individualize nutrition for athletes and support the body in the following ways:
- Improve synergy and balance of micronutrients
- Enhance Muscle recovery and fatigue
- Enhance Cellular energy production
- Minimize oxidative stress
- Look at Omega-3 fat status for concussion protection
- Support Immunity and hormone regulation in the athlete
Lipoden Injections with BCAA
These are intended to complement other aspects of a weight loss regimen, including exercise and a low-calorie diet.
These injectables consist of various vitamins, nutrients, and other ingredients purportedly used to aid in weight loss. Some of the most common ingredients in these shots include:
- vitamin B-12, B-6 and B Complex
- Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
- MIC (a combination of methionine, inositol, and choline)
The shots may be administered in the arm or other areas containing more subcutaneous fatty tissues, such as the thigh, abdomen, or buttocks..
Lipotropic injections frequency
If your weight loss plan includes these injections, you will administer them weekly. Some practitioners might recommend B-12 shots up to two times per week for energy and fat metabolism.
Safe and effective weight loss alternatives
While some evidence suggests these injections might work with other weight loss methods, it’s important to implement these methods from the very start.
- a steady weight loss of one to two pounds each week
- behavioral changes, which include eating habits
- getting enough sleep — seven to nine hours is considered adequate for most adults
- stress management
- exercise one to two hours per week.
- regular check-ins with a doctor, dietitian, or weight loss counselor
- accountability via a personal check-in, a journal, or a tracking app on your smartphone
- cutting down on sugars and processed foods
- drinking more water
A Little Extra
Rapid Weight loss/management Regimen
Starting regimen (recommended):
Start by taking 1 capsule by mouth every morning.
Call our office today to begin your weight loss journey with us.
Tip of the Day
DRINK GREEN TEA
to Encourage Weight Loss
BODY FAT REDUCTION
People who drink green tea extract can experience a body fat reduction of almost 2%
Likewise, it is suggested that green tea might have more benefits beyond the caffeine it contains.
If you’ve never had herbal tea, first, start small.
Try it and see how you like it.
That’s why I recommend that you take it slow.
Add it to your diet and see what quantities feel right for you.
Too much of that laxative effect and you’ll trick the scale.