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Weight Loss

Weight Loss Programs in Houston, TX

At Clinic 45, we strive to assist you in losing those extra pounds that could eventually shorten your life span.  By drawing an appropriate diet plan for you, we will show you how to eat properly.  We will assist you with medications that will control your appetite and also administer a fat burner injection to ameliorate your metabolism. Take action now toward good health by losing weight.  Let us tell you about our weight loss program.

Safe and effective weight loss program & supplements to help you lose weight!

First of all, there’s no “lose weight overnight” pill. Nevertheless, we offer a program that can produce impressive results in a relatively short time. It consists primarily of a low carbohydrate, high protein diet. When indicated, a prescription appetite suppressant may be included.

Even though you are overweight, you may not qualify for the appetite suppressant. You cannot take the appetite suppressant if you are pregnant, are breast-feeding, or have glaucoma, an overactive thyroid gland, or uncontrolled high blood pressure.  However, you may still participate in our diet and exercise program which includes B-12 injections, Lipoden injections, protein shakes, Lipo BC pills, and other products that we offer.

On your first visit, you will have your blood drawn to check your liver, kidney, and thyroid function.  You will also have a medical consultation, B12 Injections and a diet menu.

If all preliminary tests and you’re screening physical exam are within normal limits, and we find no contraindications, we will provide you with a set of weight loss rules, lists of approved and non-approved foods, and, when indicated, a prescription for the appetite suppressant.  In some instances, additional studies such as an EKG, will be necessary to ensure patient safety and medical thoroughness.

These studies are not included in the initial fee.

Lose Weight with Injections (Lipotropic injections)

Lipotropic compounds are substances that help stimulate the breakdown of lipid (fat) during metabolism and, in this way, reduce the accumulation of excess fat in the liver and other tissues. Injections of carefully calibrated doses of natural lipotropic nutrients can optimize your ability to shed fat. Many substances have lipotropic properties. The most effective lipotropic agents for weight loss purposes are choline, inositol and methionine. Through their involvement in lipid (fat) metabolism, lipotropic agents help maintain a healthy liver. The liver plays a major role in human metabolism including aiding in the digestion, storage, and distribution of nutrients and the detoxification of metabolic poisons and waste products. The liver produces and stores glycogen from excess carbohydrates, and later releases it when blood sugar levels fall too low. The liver synthesizes plasma proteins that carry oxygen and nutrients to the body tissues and plasma proteins that carry waste products back to the liver for detoxification. The liver also produces bile, a compound that emulsifies fat so that it can be broken down by digestive enzymes. At Clinic 45, we use lipotropic injections that include a combination of a lipotropic agent, important amino acids and vitamins to help you lose weight more quickly and effectively.

Vitamin B12

This Vitamin is important to keep the brain and nervous system functioning normally and for the formation of red blood cells.  By synthesizing and regulating DNA, B12 is involved in cellular metabolism.  It also plays a vital role in fatty acid synthesis and energy production.  Many medications, certain medical conditions, and the normal aging process can lead to a B12 deficiency.

Choline and Inositol

These chemicals are co-enzymes that are required for the proper metabolism of fats and have the ability to remove fat from the liver. Since brain and nerve cells have a protective covering made of fatty acids, choline and inositol are necessary for normal nerve and brain function. Choline is a key agent in bile production, and bile emulsifies fats in foods you eat so they can be digested. Without choline, fats can become trapped in the liver, where they can block normal metabolic functions. Choline also helps to emulsify cholesterol so that it mixes with the blood and does not settle on the walls of the arteries. Choline works in combination with inositol to metabolize fats and cholesterol and gives you fast weight loss. The body can produce choline, with the help of vitamin B12, folic acid (vitamin B9) and the amino acid known as methionine. However, the rate your body produces choline may not be adequate to meet daily metabolic needs, particularly during weight loss when a lot of body fat must be broken down. Studies show that diets deficient in choline often result in undesirable changes to liver, kidney and brain functions. For this reason, we often recommend choline injections to our weight loss patients. Inositol is a member of the B-Complex vitamin group and is a lipotropic agent. It metabolizes fats and cholesterol and helps transport fats in the blood system. Thus, inositol can aid in the redistribution of body fat and can help to lower cholesterol levels by moving cholesterol to the liver where it can be excreted. A lack of inositol has been shown to result in an accumulation of triglycerides (a fat compound made of 3 fatty acids) in the liver.

Methionine

This chemical is an essential amino acid that participates in fat and protein metabolism. It has lipotropic properties similar to those produced by choline. Methionine is an essential amino acid because your body cannot produce it. It must be supplied by your diet. Your body uses methionine to make proteins and many other important substances. For example, your body requires an adequate supply of methionine to synthesize two other important amino acids-cysteine and taurine. Methionine is also one of the nutrients required for the body to produce choline. Therefore, a deficiency of this amino acid will adversely affect fat metabolism by limiting choline production.

All patients pay a first time consultation fee of $85.  Thereafter, visits are $70 per month.

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