If weight loss is on your 2023 goals checklist but you’re struggling to hit your targets through diet and exercise, you’re not alone. We all know the difficulties of losing weight. And even with the help of certain drugs such as phentermine and duromine in the market, these can have negative side effects such as faster heartbeat, high blood pressure, restlessness, nervousness, and more. Thankfully, peptide therapy has proven to be a safe and effective tool for many people looking to transform their health.
There are a number of clinically prescribed weight loss drugs designed to best support general health and wellbeing goals. So long as these weight loss drugs are prescribed by a clinical professional or doctor, and you are taking them responsibly, they can be incredibly effective for weight loss.
Like most pharmaceutical solutions, make sure you read up on safe medically-prescribed weight loss drugs so you know what you’re putting in your body. To help, you can read our guide below on what drugs doctors prescribe for weight loss and their effects. We’ll also be discussing the peptides we have on offer here at BIOV8 Clinics.
Ipamorelin and CJC-1295
Ipamorelin is a peptide that is responsible for the secretion of the growth hormone (GH). It works by binding to the ghrelin receptor, which in turn triggers the release of GH. The beauty of Ipamorelin is that it does so without activating the appetite. This means your body gets the benefits of GH without the hunger and weight gain that comes with said appetite.
CJC-1295 is another peptide that functions the same way – triggering the pituitary gland to produce these growth hormones. Beyond that, this drug is also considered an anti-aging peptide since it counteracts the growth hormone decrease that often begins at 30 years old.
BIOV8 Clinics offers the option to have both these prescribed weight loss drugs in one peptide stack. Their combined growth hormone-related benefits are crucial in helping one’s fitness journey. Remember, growth hormones are critical in building bones and muscle. The boosted metabolism that comes with this also makes it easier to lose and maintain weight.
AOD-9604, also known as the Advanced Obesity Drug, is another medically-prescribed weight loss drug you can get at BIOV8 Clinics. This peptide is connected to the effects of GH, simulating the way the hormones regulate the body’s metabolism. It promotes lipolysis, where triacylglycerols are broken down into molecules. AOD-9604 also helps release fat from obese cells and increases IGF-1 to help reduce fat. If stubborn fat is your problem, this peptide is definitely for you.
Human Chorionic Gonadotrophic (or HCG) is a hormone found in the woman’s placenta during pregnancy. While not the main cause of weight loss, HCG does go to the body’s abnormal fat reserves, thereby facilitating reduced weight and muscle tone maintenance. This is pretty similar to its function during pregnancy, as it would go to the fat reserves to care for the growing foetus inside. Now, coupling HCG with a very low calorie diet helps it function as an effective weight loss drug.
Semaglutide is one of two GLP-1 agonist medically-prescribed drugs approved for weight loss. This peptide was once used to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes. Now, it’s also used for those who want to lose weight and change their eating habits. How it works is that GLP-1 slows down the emptying of the stomach. This helps in keeping the body full and satisfied, thereby reducing food and calorie intake. It also helps reduce glucagon, a hormone whose function is to regulate appetite.
With all this information available, it is still advised to seek a consultation with a medical professional first on how to get these weight loss drugs prescribed properly. Make sure to discuss the pros and cons of taking such treatments, and couple these drugs with exercise and physical activity. That way, you can rest assured that your weight loss journey is a safe, healthy, and guided one.