Weight Loss Supplements & Compounding
Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy is pleased to offer many compounded innovations to help our patients meet their weight loss goals!
According to theresults of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 19 percent of adults had tried losing weight within the previous 12 months between 2013 and 2016. Most tried exercising and eating less food, consuming healthier foods, drinking extra water, and eating less junk food and fast food. The majority of dieters in the survey reported using two or more methods of losing weight.
Diet plans come and go. To be successful, a diet plan must be easy to follow and show rapid, measurable weight loss. A weight-loss diet must also trigger fat loss – not muscle loss. Many consumers now use hCG in combination with very-low-calorie diets to optimize their weight loss and to help avoid muscle loss and other pitfalls of dieting.
hCG and the Low-Calorie Diet
- As of March 23rd 2020, HCG can no longer be compounded as the FDA has classified it as a biologic product. Please contact us for alternative options.
hCG is a hormone, which means it is a chemical messenger. In other words, hCG and other hormones tell body cells and tissues how to function.
The body produces human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) during pregnancy. In fact, hCG reaches its highest levels in early pregnancy. This hormone stimulates a woman’s ovaries, helps her eggs mature, and triggers the release of the eggs into ovarian tubes and then into her uterus. hCG also helps nourish the growing fetus. In men, hCG stimulates the testicles to make testosterone.
Doctors most frequently prescribe hCG to address infertility issues in both men and women. Many people use hCG and other pharmaceutical weight loss pills in addition to a low-calorie diet, or even a very low-calorie diet.
At its core, a weight loss diet usually requires that you burn more calories than you take in each day. Overall, a pound of fat represents about 3500 calories. If you take in 3500 calories more than you burn over the course of a few days, you will gain about one pound. Conversely, if you burn 3500 more calories than you consume, you will lose a pound.
The average adult female typically needs to take in about2000 calories per day to maintain her weight and cut back to about 1500 calories a day to lose one pound of weight per week. The average adult male would need to consume about 2500 calories daily to maintain his weight and cut back to about 2000 calories daily to lose a pound a week.
Losing just one pound per week is not enough of a weight loss to keep most dieters on their weight loss plan. Dieters who want – or need – to lose weight more quickly often turn to very-low-calorie diets that restrict calorie intake to as low as 800 calories per day. For the average dieter, very low-calorie diets can result in a dramatic weight loss of several pounds each week.
The body uses calories from food as fuel. It stores excess calories as fat in adipose tissue and in muscles. When the body does not have enough calories from food, it starts to burn fat for fuel. Very low-calorie diets cause the body to burn even more fat.
On the downside, very-low-calorie diets can cause the body to break down muscle tissue to use as energy. This causes the body to lose valuable muscle mass. Very low-calorie diets can also make the dieter feel weak and irritable.
Benefits of hCG and Other Weight Loss Supplements
Approximately15 percent of American adults have used weight loss supplements at some point in their lives. In fact, weight loss is one of the top 20 reasons people take supplements at all. Weight loss supplements are popular because, frankly, dieting is hard and supplements can make weight loss a little easier and more effective.
Pharmaceutical weight loss pills and other weight loss supplements can help promote weight loss to make low-calorie diets more effective. This means you can lose more weight without the risk of losing muscle mass or moodiness. Supplements can also replace many of the nutrients your body needs but may be lacking due to your low-calorie diet.
Many people who use hCG and other supplements as part of their low-calorie diet can lose substantially more subcutaneous fat, experience less irritability, and feel better overall than they would on a very low-calorie diet alone.
There are two main hCG formulations for weight loss: injectable prescription hCG and hCG dietary supplements in the form of drops or pills. Injectable prescription hCG delivers the hormone directly into the body, making it easier for the body systems to absorb and use hCG.
Many people are afraid of needles, though, and many other dieters want to avoid the hassle of injectable hCG. To help these consumers lose more weight and feel great, Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy offers hCG in many different dosage forms.
Consumers can administer HCG from our compounding pharmacy through sublingual drop and troche, rapid dissolve tablet, nasal spray, and transdermal cream. Dieters can use sublingual drops and troches, rapid dissolve tablets, transdermal creams, and nasal spray formulas twice each day with 12 hours between doses. Dosages vary from 62.5 units to 500 units per dose.
hCG is a large molecule, and its large size makes it hard for the body to absorb the hormone. To improve the absorption of hCG, our weight loss pharmacy uses PCCA’s High Molecular Weight Lipoderm base. The special formulation of this cream base allows it to deliver hCG’s large molecules through the skin. Pharmaceutical professionals and doctors refer to this as “optimal transdermal absorption.”
Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy offers a number of commonly requested weight loss formulations, such as:
Sermorelin: sublingual drop, tablet triturate
Phentermine+Topiramate: dye- and sugar-free veggie capsules
Topical Metformin: potentially avoid GI side effects from oral metformin
Vitamin formulations: Chromium, hydroxytryptophan, alpha-lipoic acid, glutathione, N-acetyl cysteine, caffeine, Vitamin C, Green tea extract, phosphatidylcholine
Sermorelin is a man-made synthetic version of a substance made by the body that stimulates the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland. In addition to increasing the production of human growth hormone, sermorelin reduces body fat through a process known as lipolysis. Sermorelin also increases the development of lean body mass and boosts energy, vitality, strength, and endurance.
Compounding Weight Loss Formulas
For more information on losing more weight with the help of weight loss supplements, contact Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy. Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy is located in Atlanta, GA, and we are proud to utilize our weight loss resources to meet your individual requirements. Contact us or give us a call at 404-350-5780 or toll-free at 800-862-9812 to discuss how we can help you lose weight quickly and safely.