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Several safe and effective prescription medicines and natural supplements can be used to suppress hunger and add support to your diet and lifestyle. Appetite suppressants work, and can be very useful in kick-starting a diet. They also increase your metabolism, and your energy level. Prescription diet pills have been shown to increase weight loss by 50-100%. Individual results vary however, thus specific results cannot be guaranteed.

Diet pill Phentermine has been available since 1959.

Along with a wide variety of vitamins and natural appetite suppressants are prescription diet pills. Weight loss medications have great efficacy, as clinically proven and regulated by the U.S. FDA.

There is no “magic bullet” for weight loss. Medication is a tool to assist in the weight loss process. In our practice, medications are prescribed only in conjunction with following a sensible calorie controlled nutrition diet. Taking medication while eating sensibly will greatly enhance the efficacy of the medication. They are many different medications to assist with the process, just as there are many different tools in a toolbox. You need to find the right tool for the right job. Dr. Aron must evaluate you to see what treatment program would be most appropriate for you.

All the medications that we dispense to patents are FDA (government) approved and fully endorsed by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and the American Board of Bariatric Medicine. Moreover we use the top of the line products, vitamins, and supplements. Our medication is 100% pharmaceutical grade.

The use of certain vitamins as catalysts involved with fat metabolism is an important part of our program.

Vitamin B-12

Cobalamin or as it is better known, vitamin B12, is one of the vital nutrients our bodies need in order to work properly. It is necessary to perform many of the body's more important tasks, including the making of DNA during cell division and the healthy formation of red blood cells.

Vitamin B12 is known as the "energy vitamin" because it gives a real energy boost. It is used to remedy fatigue and it speeds up the metabolism. Red blood cells are also responsible for producing hemoglobin, the part of the blood that takes oxygen from the lungs and transports it to all the different parts of the body.

Vitamin B12 and weight loss

Our B12 shots are administered directly into the muscle, allowing for better absorption. Vitamin B12 causes the metabolism to speed up, which in turn increases weight loss.

Vitamin B12 shots give a tremendous boost of energy. This generally helps people to maintain their diets, and motivates them to exercise and increase physical activity.

Vitamin B12 also helps to fight stress and depression, symptoms which are sometimes associated with weight gain.

B Vitamins

These are important vitamins in terms of weight loss, and they are often known as the "stress" vitamins. Vitamins B3 and B6 are especially important because they help to supply fuel to cells, which are then able to burn energy. Vitamin B6 together with zinc is necessary for the production of pancreatic enzymes which help you to digest food. If your digestion is good, you will be much more likely to use your food efficiently, instead of storing it as fat.

Vitamins B2, B3 and B6 are necessary for normal thyroid hormone function production, so any deficiencies in these can affect thyroid function and consequently affect metabolism. B3 is also a component of the glucose tolerance factor which is released every time your blood sugar rises. Vitamin B5 is involved in energy production and helps to control fat metabolism.

As you can see, the B vitamins as a group are important and the best way to get them is in a good B-complex supplement.

Prescription Weight Loss Pills

Prescription weight loss pills are FDA-approved medications rather than supplements. They have a pretty solid background in their use as a way to lose weight and struggle obesity. There are several types of prescription weight loss pills according to the method of losing weight and solving relative tasks:

Appetite Suppressants

The most commonly used type of pills. They simply decrease our appetite or signal our brain to feel full. That affection results in less consumption of food and thus losing weight. The most known appetite suppressant is Phentermine.

Lipase Inhibitors

Weight loss pills with lipase inhibitors as a primary component are blocking the enzyme lipase which breaks down dietary fat. This prevents fat from being absorbed by our body and calorie intake reduces. Xenical is an example.

Prescription weight loss pills: What are the benefits?

The benefits of using prescription weight loss pills differ from person to person. The positive side is that usually doctors can monitor its effects on patients.

Studies have found that in many cases of obesity treatment an average weight loss was 5 to 22 pounds more comparing to non-medication treatment of obesity. The average weight loss maximum reached 6 month after starting of taking these pills.

Another result of taking prescription weight loss pills is reducing risks concerned with obesity. As studies have found, prescription pills improved cholesterol level, blood pressure, fats level and resistance of insulin

The most important benefit of this type of weight loss pills — FDA (Food and Drug Administration) control. FDC (Federal Trade Commission) is also monitoring and regulating spreading of weight loss medications, providing customers with necessary information on weight loss products.

Approved weight loss medications

FDA approved weight loss pills

NameTypeApproval date

Orlistat (Xenical)

lipase inhibitor1999
Diethylpropion (Tenuate, Tenuate dospan) appetite suppressant1959
Phendimetrazine (Bontril) appetite suppressant1982
Phentermine (Apidex-P, Fastin, Ionamin) appetite suppressant1959
Phentermine & Topiramate (Qsymia) appetite suppressant2012
Naltrexone HCl & Bupropion Hcl (Contrave) appetite suppressant2014
Liraglutide [rDNA origin] injection (Saxenda) insulin, glucagon2014



Dr. Aron continually warns patients of OTC (over the counter) products that are not considered safe nor effective by the FDA.

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