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Wellness/Weight loss

Are you sick and tired of dieting and exercising without obtaining significant results? You may have tried every kind of fad diet and diet pill, only to be bitterly disappointed once again. But what if there was a solution that could actually reengineer your metabolism and alter it hormonally to radically change the way your body burns fat?

HCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a protein hormone found in our pituitary glands that triggers the body’s metabolism to burn fat deposits. Doctors can now inject the hormone to accelerate the fat loss mechanism, releasing the unwanted pounds. When combined with a healthy diet and a reasonable exercise plan, HCG injections can keep the weight off permanently, as hunger is suppressed and the body’s natural metabolism is reset.

Dr. Capizzi, a double-board certified physician with almost 20 years of clinical experience, will work to design an HCG-based treatment specifically for your needs and desired outcome. While there have been multiple attempts to create the same great results with a HCG pill, spray or ointment, so far injection is the only proven delivery system that works. Therefore it is imperative to work with a seasoned medical professional such as Dr. Capizzi.

Additionally, because weight loss is so accelerated on the HCG plan — often a pound per day — you will need a doctor you can trust as you navigate the exciting transformation process. Dr. Capizzi works with an award-winning team of top notch RN’s, medical assistants and specialists to ensure you are comfortable, well-informed, and prepared from your first consultation to your final results.

The HCG weight loss program:

Generally, daily injections are required along with adherence to a strict, low-calorie diet of lean meats, fruits and vegetables. Excessive exercise is not required, as the HCG hormone is already doing the job of releasing fat to be consumed for energy. Dr. Capizzi will tailor your weight loss program to your specific medical and aesthetic needs after doing thorough lab work, taking your measurements and discussing your goals and concerns. Treatment programs usually last from 15-90 days with a weight loss of up to 100 pounds.

Vitamin B12

Cobalamin, or B12 is a water-soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. It is one of the eight B vitamins. B12 is normally involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, especially affecting DNA synthesis and regulation, but also fatty acid and amino acid metabolism.

It is probably the most common supplemental vitamin injection. This is because B12 is only found in meat products, so for those who are limiting their intake of meat and dairy products in favor of fruit and veggies may find that their levels are depleted, but more importantly, because this vitamin is a great weight-loss booster. Vitamin B12 helps promote weight loss by metabolizing fat and protein, potentially increasing weight loss and giving you more energy to lead a healthier lifestyle. It also boosts levels of the ‘feel good’ chemical serotonin, which is essential for improving mood and helping to control hunger and cravings. B12 is said to aid in mental clarity and acuity, meaning you will be more focused on your objectives to lose weight and stick to your weight loss plan.

B12 is often administered as a weekly or monthly injection. It is frequently administered along with prescribed phentermine and or HCG. Your doctor will recommend that you also have vitamin injections to boost your weight loss with phentermine and HCG. This is because while we are dieting and limiting our intake of food, important nutrients and vitamins can be forgotten in favor of counting calories and reducing carbs. However, when our body lacks certain vitamins, weight loss as well as health can be compromised, meaning that you could be doing everything right but still not seeing the results you desire. Vitamins and nutrients are essential for balancing metabolism, boosting energy levels, controlling blood sugar, and generally keeping our bodies running smoothly.

When the ketogenic diet is used with HCG we recommend a B12 injection at the beginning of the program and then again at the 4 week weigh in visit. It is at this second visit that your weight will be taken and body composition will be analyzed. Additionally if it is felt that additional assistance is needed, a prescription of phentermine may be given. Phentermine will usually start at 15mg taken by mouth once a day and can be increased to 30mg per day.

I would have never believed that one year after starting Dr. Capizzi’s Wellness/Weight loss program that I would be 70 pounds lighter!! Grace Anglin, NP tailored a program specific to my needs and was right there with me, guiding me through through every step in my transformation! Within 4 months I surpassed my initial weight loss goal and totally changed my diet to lean meats, fruits and vegetables. Thanks to Dr. Capizzi and Grace, one year later, I have maintained this healthy diet and feel and look like a new woman!

– Ann N.