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HCG

aNū Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness offers HCG injections as an option in your customized Medical Weight Loss Program. HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, the hormone women make when they are pregnant. HCG allows the body to burn fat reserves while maintaining muscle mass.

Chances are you’ve heard of the HCG Diet, a low-calorie diet with injections of HCG. This diet is associated with dramatic weight loss, up to a pound a day. Here at aNū Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness, we offer HCG injections as part of a customized medical weight loss program, tailored to your body’s exact needs. It’s important to note that HCG does not make you lose weight — the diet does! However, HCG injections can change HOW you lose weight and keep it off.

Possible HCG Injection benefits:

  • HCG reduces feelings of hunger, allowing patients to comfortably eat very little.
  • The injection is a pro-hormone, which helps the body make more hormones.
  • Since hormone deficiency or imbalance is usually part of the reason for weight gain, this hormone offers help.
  • HCG injections keep you from losing muscle while you diet.
  • By elevating hormone levels in the body, including testosterone, the hormone creates an anabolic (muscle-building) state that counteracts the catabolic (muscle-breakdown) state.
  • HCG helps you burn fat in the mid-section.
  • HCG helps maintain your metabolism to keep the weight off!

Growth Hormone Peptides

In addition to HCG injections, you may benefit from growth hormone peptide supplementation. Aging often comes with many effects on our bodies, including increased fat, decreased muscle mass and low energy. Some of these can be caused by adult growth hormone deficiency. Peptide therapies provide a healthy and safe option for reinvigorating the natural release of growth hormone in the body and reversing some of the effects of aging. If we determine that both HCG and peptide supplementation is right for you, aNū proudly offers the Extensive HCG and Growth Hormone (Peptide) Weight Loss Package. Cost: $1,099

FAQs: HCG and Peptide Injections for Medical Weight Loss in Kansas City at aNū Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness

What is HCG and how does it work?

HCG is a hormone naturally produced in the body. It has many functions and is used medically to treat a variety of conditions. It is the pregnancy hormone, but during pregnancy the levels double every two days. This hormone allows the body to mobilize fat and use it as energy for both mother and fetus. This acts as a “fail-safe” mechanism when energy is needed immediately. For weight loss, we use only a very small amount of HCG to capitalize on this same mechanism. Using hormone injections in this way does not mimic pregnancy; in fact, it can be safely used by anyone.

Is HCG safe?

Yes, HCG is extremely safe. All women experience very high levels during the nine months of every pregnancy with no adverse effects. The small amount we use for weight loss has absolutely NO side effects.

Can HCG injections help me keep the weight off?

Yes! Our HCG protocol protects muscle from being lost while you are losing weight. Maintaining more muscle allows for a stronger metabolism and helps you maintain your weight loss long after your diet is completed. What’s more, HCG can help you experience a purer fat loss, meaning you’ll notice your body shrinking in inches. With HCG, you can become leaner and fit into a smaller clothing size, but with more muscle.

Why is maintaining muscle important in weight loss?

Crash dieting can result in fast, dramatic weight loss, but it can also cause a high amount of muscle loss. Because muscle is heavy, this muscle loss may look good on the scale because the pounds are dropping quickly. However, muscle loss negatively impacts your body by slowing your metabolism. A slow metabolism means you are likely to regain the weight quickly, Moreover, it takes a lot of work to build back muscle that has been lost.

Can HCG help me lose belly fat?

Yes! HCG hormone actually allows the body to tap into fat reserves in the midsection and burn them while minimizing muscle mass loss! It targets fat areas in the abdomen, “love handles,” back, thighs, hips and buttocks.

Why do you perform HCG injections, and not pills or other forms?

Only HCG injections have been shown to raise blood levels of HCG, unlike drops, pills or sprays, which are likely dissolved before ever reaching the blood. Injection is the only proven method at this time. Injections should only be taken with a prescription from a doctor, and under medical supervision.

The HCG diet is very low calorie, will I get hungry?

Because it mobilizes fat and makes it available to the body as an energy source, it naturally reduces appetite. So even though you are taking in fewer calories, your body can access the energy you have stored in fat cells. After about two days, many patients notice a significant decrease in their appetite. Overall, most people have plenty of energy and feel good while on the program.

Will HCG interfere with any medications I am currently taking? What about birth control pills or Depo-Provera injections?

It does not interact with ANY medications, including birth control pills or Depo-Provera, so there are NO side effects.

Will I experience any changes in my menstrual cycle taking HCG?

Because the amount of HCG is so small, there should not be changes to your menstrual cycle. Likewise, it will not affect your ability to become pregnant, nor will it increase your chances of getting pregnant. It is safe during pregnancy at these low doses if you were to accidentally become pregnant, but we DO recommend a natural form of birth control to prevent pregnancy while taking HCG.

Why are some people calling HCG the “Weight Loss Cure”?

It is being called the “Weight Loss Cure” because after taking it for weight loss, it reprograms your body to use stored fat for energy when calories are reduced for a period of time. Or, to put another way, it helps you maintain your weight and not regain the pounds you’ve lost.

How much weight can I expect to lose on the program?

On average, our patients lose around 20 pounds or more per month. Often, people lose 10 to 12 pounds in the first week.

Does the weight loss slow down after the first month?

Many times, what we see is a large amount of weight loss in the first month, then a plateau or leveling off. This does not mean that your weight loss has stopped. Typically, inches are being lost continuously while on the program, and after a period of time, patients will experience another large drop on the scale. Weight loss is thus achieved in this stair-step fashion.

What are the benefits of peptide injections?

Peptide injections can lead to an increased volume of growth hormone (GH) produced by the pituitary gland, causing an increase in the production of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) by the liver and resulting in several health benefits including:

  • Decreased body fat
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Improved energy and strength
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Help combating insomnia
  • Increased physical and mental performance
  • Enhanced calcium retention
  • Improved bone density
  • Improved immune function
  • Improved fat burning
  • Improved skin elasticity
  • Post-injury connective tissue repair

Why are peptide injections helpful in weight loss?

Growth hormone peptides can help you lose weight fast while also helping you to build muscle mass. When you pair growth hormone peptides with a personalized healthy routine, you can see impressive results. Our team can also help you tailor your diet to achieve your dream body.

Can I buy peptide supplements at the store?

Growth hormone (GH) secretagogue peptides are prescription only.

Are peptides safe?

Yes! After careful analysis and determining peptide supplementation is right for you, our medical team will carefully administer your injections and follow your progress closely. Ipamorelin, one of the peptides we use, has virtually no negative side effects and is one of the safest, most effective peptides to help increase growth hormone (GH) naturally. It is widely used to support age management, disease management and sports performance. Moreover, Ipamorelin is a pentapeptide—meaning that it is composed of five amino acids—that mimics the body’s natural GH release. Ipamorelin is a growth hormone releasing peptide (GHRP), which mimics ghrelin (the hunger hormone) and targets a specific HGH pulse. Unlike other GHRPs, however, Ipamorelin doesn’t affect the release of cortisol, acetylcholine, prolactin and aldosterone, thereby minimizing side effects experienced with other GH therapies, such as increased hunger. Because there are virtually no negative side effects, Ipamorelin can be prescribed more aggressively and more frequently than other therapies. This helps optimize HGH levels for a longer period of time, leading to more successful health outcomes.

How can I get started with HCG and Peptide Injections in Kansas City at aNū Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness?

It is our passion at aNū to help you become the best version of yourself. To learn more about HCG and peptide supplementation, please contact us to set up a consultation with one of our medical weight loss specialists. We hope that you can join us in finding “aNū you”!

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