Lose weight (and get more energy, too!)
At RegenCen, our weight loss solutions rely on optimizing your body’s metabolism. Our solutions are very effective in combination with a healthy diet and exercise program.
The cornerstone of our weight loss program at RegenCen, especially those over 40, is hormone optimization. Hormones like testosterone and progesterone decline with age in both men and women, which translates to more abdominal fat and less muscle everywhere. Many RegenCen patients start with hormone testing.
The Skinny Shot+ is our second weapon in weight loss. Patients report the Skinny Shot suppresses their appetite and boosts metabolism and energy resulting in loss of pounds and inches and just feeling better! The Skinny Shot for weight loss can be used in combination with Ozempic® or Rybelsus® or as a standalone treatment with healthy diet and exercise for fast weight loss. The Skinny Shot is given 1-2 times a week while losing weight and then as needed to maintain weight loss or a healthy weight.
NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) IV therapy is not only showing positive anti-aging effects but also very nice weight loss results in studies. NAD+ is necessary for all living cells to function properly. NAD+ levels decline with age, leading to weight gain, signs of aging, and age-related illnesses. NAD+ IV infusions aid with weight loss and help with many other age-related conditions.
Rybelsus® - Semaglutide Petoskey and Traverse City, Michigan
Do you prescribe Rybelsus® (Semaglutide)?
Yes. The FDA approved weight loss medicine semaglutide has 3 different brand names just in the US: Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus. They are all exactly the same drug, but in different forms (Ozempic and Wegovy are injectable semaglutide, and Rybelsus is a semaglutide pill) and different FDA-approved brands. Wegovy is marketed for weight loss, and the other two for diabetes. But in terms of effects, it doesn’t matter at all - they are the same drug, made by the same company, with the same results, but different names.
Rybelsus® (semaglutide) is often prescribed and one of options to help out patients lose weight. Our medical weight loss program and the Rybelsus® (semaglutide) prescription are offered in Naples, Traverse City, Boca Grande and Petoskey.
Learn in detail about the Medical Weight Loss Program at RegenCen.
Learn all about the effective prescription weight loss drug semaglutide.
Rybelsus® - Semaglutide Prescriptions Naples and Boca Grande, Florida
Prescriptions for weight loss have advanced.
Semaglutide for weight loss was actually developed as a diabetes drug, and has been used for years in that field. Like other medicines in the same family, semaglutide reduces appetite, sometimes dramatically. People taking semaglutide in shot or pill form (Rybelsus®) feel full very quickly after eating just small amounts. It’s common for people taking semaglutide to not feel hungry all day. One of the reasons for this may be that semaglutide slows down how quickly people digest their food.
How does semaglutide or Rybelsus® work for weight loss? When a meal moves through the stomach and intestines more slowly, naturally people don’t feel the need to eat as often. With semaglutide slowing down food absorption, the calories in that food are absorbed more slowly and have a better chance of being burned for energy rather than stored as more fat. One of the reasons semaglutide is so effective for weight loss is that it works in all those different ways.
Does hormone replacement help with weight loss?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement or BHRT does help many patients lose weight, or maintain the body shape they’re used to. During perimenopause and menopause, women’s hormones fluctuate wildly - too much of one, you gain weight here. Too much of the other, you gain weight there. And too little of all of them? Metabolism drops, and you gain weight everywhere. As we say often with hormone treatment, it’s all about balance. We offer hormone testing in Naples, Petoskey, Traverse City and Boca Grande. Hormone balancing and hormone optimization are very effective for weight loss.
The Skinny Shot & Weight Loss
The Skinny Shot Plus is made up of natural ingredients – vitamins, amino acids, and minerals that are necessary nutrients for our bodies. It helps our bodies mobilize fat. The Skinny Shot Plus is be taken weekly for the duration of your weight loss efforts or for as long as you desire to maintain weight loss results and boost energy.
At RegenCen we don’t recommend relying on the Skinny Shot alone without combining with a healthy diet and workout regimen, but we have many patients reporting that the Skinny Shot helped them along the way and increased their energy and overall well being.
How fast can I lose weight?
Most patients see about 1-3 pounds per week with the weight loss program at RegenCen. Results vary based on:
- Patient weight
- Patient diet
- Program options chosen
- Patient exercise patterns
Does testosterone replacement men lose weight?
More about the Skinny Shot Plus to lose weight.
All natural prescription injection for weight loss
This natural injection has very little to any potential for any adverse side effects due to the ingredients being vitamins and minerals our bodies rely on to function but it is prescription only.
Helps your weight loss efforts
The Skinny Shot was designed to help your body convert fat into energy to help with weight loss efforts, or help patients maintain liposuction results, Coolsculpting results, and BodyTite results.
Quick and easy weight loss help
The Skinny Shot works best for patients who eat a balanced diet and live a healthy lifestyle. Many of our patients, especially those over 45, lose weight fast with hormone balancing. Lose inches exactly where you want by combining the Skinny Shot with Coolsculpting or BodyTite at Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center.
Added benefits of the Skinny Shot Plus
Will NAD help me lose weight?
Will NAD+ help me lose weight?
In most cases, yes!
NAD, short for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a coenzyme found in all living cells in your body. NAD+ is necessary for regulating your DNA and metabolism. It helps maintain healthy mitochondrial function and slow down aging.
IV administration of NAD+ provides you with 100% bioavailability, bypassing the digestive system. There are oral supplements available, but the stomach does not absorb NAD+ very efficiently. IV NAD+ is the safest and most efficient method of increasing your NAD+ levels.
Most patients notice a difference after 2 NAD+ IVs. NAD+ IV infusions are often given weekly for four weeks, and then quarterly for ideal maintenance.
Benefits of NAD+ IV treatments:
- better sleep
- quicker muscle recovery
- higher metabolism
- decreased fat deposition
- less insulin resistance
- improved skin texture
- improved concentration, clarity, and memory
- reduced anxiety and depression
- turns off “aging” genes
- improves energy and endurance
- general wellness
- DNA repair
- decreased risk for certain cancers
- reduced pain and inflammation
- may reduce age-related diseases
The RegenCen Weight Loss Program Frequently Asked Questions
RegenCen has locations in Naples, Florida, Petoskey, Michigan, and Traverse City, Michigan. We also have an office extension in Boca Grande, Florida. For liposuction, BodyTite, or Coolsculpting please go to cslcbeauty.com, our aesthetic medspa and laser center.
How to get started?
Schedule a complimentary consultation in our Traverse City, Petoskey, Boca Grande or Naples office.
If you’re over 40, we recommend hormone testing which we can do by a simple blood draw. Men’s testosterone starts to deplete in the 30’s and many women in their 40’s can benefit from testosterone or progesterone optimization even before menopause.
NAD+IV's and Skinny Shot appointments can be scheduled online.
They want to lose weight generally, and are pretty open to whatever options our medical providers feel are appropriate for their individual situation. It should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: not everyone is a good candidate for every single weight loss technique out there. WE often have patients who are very frustrated with not being able to lose 5 or 8 lbs - sounds like a small amount of weight to a lot of us, but if you’ve been 115 pounds your whole life and suddenly you’ve hit menopause and you’re 123 and it all seems to have gone to one place, nothing fits... that’s pretty frustrating! But are they a good candidate for semaglutide? No. But they don’t care, they just want an effective solution. And that’s why we have multiple solutions.
When women approach menopause, their hormones initially just go haywire: estrogen spikes, progesterone drops, and testosterone goes to nothing. They aren’t even in menopause yet, and already gaining weight and inches around the midsection. When estrogen goes away, things can get even worse. But research shows that bioidentical hormone replacement corrects many of those metabolic problems, increasing muscle mass and calorie burn.
In our practice, we find women who maintain more youthful hormone levels have a much easier time losing weight and then keeping it off after our weight loss program. Same is true of men - if your testosterone 1/3 of what it was at 30, you just won’t have the same calorie burn or response to exercise. Men can just slowly get bigger and bigger, year after year. Testosterone replacement is proven to reduce body fat and increase muscle mass in almost everyone with low T. And, similar to women, it’s way easier to get rid of extra weight when you’re on bioidentical hormones because you do burn more calories with exercise.
As I mentioned above, hormone-related weight gain and body shape changes are a huge problem for millions of pretty diligent people who watch their food intake, exercise, etc. Whether you’re a woman moving through menopause or a guy whose testosterone is half what it was, you’re just not going to burn the same calories or have the same muscle response if you don’t replace those hormones.
In short, the skinny shot is just our proprietary name for a mixture of supplements geared toward mobilizing your fat stores and burning them up. It’s a strange quirk of physiology that for most of us, we have everything we need to make and store fat, but when it comes to burning it, we’re short on those supplies. The skinny shot boosts components that help ferry fat from storage cells to the cells to burn it; NAD is the other shot we use to boost our energy production. It’s an enzyme that drops with age, and if you don’t have enough, you can have all the fuel in the world but you won’t be able to burn it. If you’re overweight, you have plenty of stored fuel, but not enough NAD and other stuff you need to burn it efficiently. That’s why we’re all scratching our heads in our 40’s “Why am I suddenly having a hard time losing a few pounds?” It’s because you’re missing a few things.
Ozempic is one of the brand names of semaglutide, the actual drug. The first thing I’ll say is, it’s not a fad. Doctors have been quietly using that class of drugs, the GLP-1 class, for weight loss for almost 15 years now. It finally got approval for that in 2021, so it’s now having much more publicity and now it’s a frenzy. But fad - no. It’s so effective and so safe; it’s going to be around for long, long time. Until something better comes out. We use it daily. Even before we started RegenCen, we used it all the time in my primary care practice. So unlike most outfits, we have years of experience prescribing this - both in pill form and injectable.
I told you it’s not a fad! Ha ha ha, just giving you a hard time. But very seriously, some articles pretend there's an ethical dilemma, like overweight people are stealing semaglutide from diabetics who “really need it.” That’s total crap - it's approved for type II diabetics AND overweight or obese people, both have equal rights to obtain prescriptions for it. It’s not like one group is more deserving than the other, they are both massive health problems for the country. So it’s not an ethical question, it’s a supply - demand problem that will get fixed as soon as Novo gets another production line up and running or when other drugs are approved.
Yes, Mounjaro is another injectable, studies show even BETTER results than semaglutide. That will probably be a much bigger deal one it gets final approval for weight loss (it’s already approved for type II diabetes).