The aging process has an impact on the amount of fat mass in our body, which increases throughout the years. In fact, after the age of 20, our metabolic rate goes down by 2-3% per year and our muscle mass declines by 1% every 5 years between age 25 to 50.
Phentermine is a stimulant similar to an amphetamine. It acts as an appetite suppressant by affecting the central nervous system. Phentermine is used together with diet and exercise to treat weight gain in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.
For your initial appointment, you will have a consultation and medical clearance from Dr. Crawford. Make sure you bring or at least know EVERY medication you are currently taking. We will sit down with you to evaluate your overall health, address any questions/concerns you may have, discuss your weight loss goals, have you weigh in and then discuss your personalized weight loss plan. If Dr. Crawford sees a need for lab work he will write a test requisition form or prescription for lab work for you to take to a lab recommended by our facility. Results must be approved before we can clear you to start our phentermine program.
Note: If you have a copy of current lab work that was done within the last 2 weeks we will accept that. Please be aware that any lab work requested will be at the cost of the patient.
*Important: Those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have glaucoma, an overactive thyroid, uncontrolled severe high blood pressure or heart disease cannot take phentermine.
Included- 4 total B12 Injection (gives you more energy and boosts your metabolism).
Phentermine Program PLUS Lipotropic Injections
We also offer injections that are NOT included with the phentermine program, that are called lipotropic injections or better knows as “fat burners”. These can be done in addition to your phentermine program or for those that do not qualify for the phentermine program, they may be used instead. Lipotropic injections are shown to prevent excess fat buildup in the liver and the body. Injections are recommended and most effective if done weekly.
Note: If you have a sulfa allergy you cannot get these injections.
The injections we offer are:
- B12 Injections (gives you more energy and boosts your metabolism)
- Lipo-Den Injection (to help your body better metabolize fats/carbs)
Phentermine Program, Lipotropic Injections, PLUS HCG
It may seem strange that HCG, a hormone produced by pregnant women to nourish their growing baby, can actually assist weight loss. The fact is, that the secret to the effectiveness of HCG for weight loss is actually due to the very role that it plays during pregnancy.
If a pregnant mothers food intake is not sufficient to nourish both herself and her baby, HCG hormone will stimulate the body to utilize any fat stores the mother has as an alternative source of nutrition.
By injecting yourself with HCG hormone daily during a period of low calorie consumption, you mimic this scenario. The result is that you begin burning your excess fat stores and effectively lose weight.
There has been some speculation as to whether or not the HCG injections are essential to this process, with many experts claiming that consuming such a low calorie diet would result in weight loss without the need for HCG.
This may certainly be the case however there are many distinct advantages to injecting with HCG whilst attempting such a calorie restricted diet.
Without the use of HCG injections, just a healthy diet would be considered much too low to be safe. You would feel tired, weak and generally unwell. With the use of HCG your body mobilizes excess fat stores and burns them for energy, thus supplementing your dietary intake, preserving your energy and improving the safety of the diet.
Although this program can provide a rewarding benefit to most people in their weight loss efforts, it is not for everyone. If you have any of the following conditions, you will not be a candidate for the HCG Diet:
- Pregnant or Breastfeeding
- Hormone related cancer (such as Breast, Prostate, Ovarian or Testicular Cancer)
- Gallbladder problems, including gallstones
- Blood Disorder / History of Blood Clots