Hello, I’m going to talk about appetite suppressants today. There’s a lot of myths out there about diet programs involving appetite suppressants. Sometimes you can get them online; you never know what they really are or what they really do. There are many that we use in our clinic that are very helpful to help people lose weight. Phentermine is the most common one. Unfortunately, there’s some concern out there about phentermine because of the bad press that was caused by another product called Fenfluramine, which did cause problems several years ago.
*That was a combination of Fenfluramine and Phentermine. We prescribe only Phentermine which is FDA approved for appetite suppressant. It’s been around for about 50 years, so is it safe? Of course. There’s some reference that it might be addictive but again the Bariatric Society has stated very clearly that it is not addictive. In all the years that we’ve been using it, more than 12 years now, we’ve never heard of anybody or seen anybody in our clinics ever become addicted to Phentermine.
So, how does it work? What it does is it helps suppress your appetite. So of course, you’re going to eat less calories. It’s still important to eat less calories if you’re going to try lose weight. The other thing it does, it does have an effect on your central nervous system. So what that does it causes you to have extra energy. So you have less appetite, you have more energy. All of those are beneficials to losing weight.
Now, you still have to eat a healthy diet and ultimately, your lifestyle is going to be important to long-term weight loss but it is great to help you lose some unhealthy fat. In our clinics, we’ve had people lose as much as a hundred pounds and more just using the appetite suppressant and following our healthy eating program. So if you want to lose weight and you want to do it in a economical manner, and lose weight safely, then we recommend you come in and visit us and ask us about our appetite suppressant program.