How Acarbose, Orlistat, and Naltrexone Work together
The custom compound of these three medications creates the perfect atmosphere for weight loss, especially when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise program. Acarbose and orlistat work together by decreasing lipid and carbohydrate digestion; thus, creating a natural caloric deficit and suppression in appetite. Acarbose, when combined with orlistat, can also diminish the adverse gastrointestinal side effects that come with taking orlistat. These two combined, reduce post-meal glucose spikes which lead to lower blood sugar levels and better control over insulin resistance, which is one of the major factors that many obese patients struggle with.
When naltrexone and acarbose are combined, it triggers appetite and craving suppression leading to lower food intake and weight loss. When orlistat is added, this trio of medications becomes the perfect way of fighting obesity and all the symptoms that come with it. Appetite suppression, carb, and fat digestion can significantly reduce the daily amount of caloric intake without causing the discomfort and lack of energy that is normally associated with calorie-restricted diets. This allows the patient to restructure their eating patterns to a healthier nutrient-rich diet by cutting cravings for sugar, carbs, and fats that normally lead to overeating and weight gain.
What About The Diet?
You should eat between 1,500-2,000 calories per day for the first two days. The best types of foods to consume on loading days are high fat foods while keeping carbs to a minimum.
Once you are ready to start with your VLCD, our diet consists of a restrictive calorie diet where you will be consuming up to 800 calories a day.