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Weight Loss in Redmond, Oregon​

Optimal Medicine in Redmond, Oregon is Central Oregon’s #1 medical weight loss clinic! There are numerous factors that can affect weight loss, including hormonal issues. We offer a wide range of weight management solutions and hormone therapy treatments. 

Obesity is a growing problem throughout the country and can contribute to a variety of health problems. When nutrition and exercise are not yielding the desired weight loss results, patients may find there are numerous factors that can affect weight loss or gain, including hormonal issues. Contact us to see medical weight loss treatments are right for you.

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Supporting Weight Management Efforts with Customized Solutions

Managing weight is an important part of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. On average, patients may try five or more diet programs in an effort to manage their weight with varying results. Many compounds can be used to complement existing weight loss programs and optimize results.

Weight Loss:

  • Semaglutide

  • Ipamorelin

  • Tesofensine

  • Sermorelin

  • Bella

What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide (Brand name Ozempic) is an injectable medication that, when used in combination with diet and exercise, helps with blood sugar control in type 2 diabetics. Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists, which mimic the hormone GLP-1 in your body to lower blood sugar levels after you’ve eaten a meal.

Impact of Semaglutide

Part of a class of medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists, Semaglutide increases insulin secretion, which is good for diabetics. But in higher doses, it acts on centers in the brain and suppresses appetite. Used in conjunction with diet and exercise, Semaglutide helps patients stick to a reduced-calorie diet, enhancing the weight loss process.

Semaglutide (brand name Ozempic) is a medication used to help control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, but studies suggest that it may also help people without diabetes lose weight. Semaglutide may be used in adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 30 mg/kg² alone or 27 mg/kg² with at least one weight-related comorbidity such as insulin resistance, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease, and gout.

The Semaglutide Weight Loss program can be either a virtually consulted program that can be undertaken completely from your own home or in the office.

In 2 months, you could lose up to 25 pounds.
In 4 months, you could lose up to 50 pounds or more!
You can repeat this program as many times as you wish!

No special diets.
No difficult workouts.
Just inject once a week and watch your weight drop.

What is Sermorelin?
Sermorelin is a medication for the growth hormone that is produced within the human brain stimulating the natural process of releasing Human Growth Hormone (HGH) by the pituitary gland. In younger individuals, the HGH is produced in larger amounts, thereby increasing the chance of sufficient growth. However, as age increases, the HGH declines, and the secretion of pituitary glands increases causing a growth effect. It is a natural product and is a source that triggers the body for producing its own HGH. It comes in injection form, which the individual uses to undergo the program.

Benefits for Weight Loss
There are numerous benefits of undergoing the effective treatment program through Sermorelin HGH injections. After injecting, the medicine will start assisting your body to increase the amount of HGH to be produced. After a few doses and weeks, the patient will surely witness the weight loss and the joy of waking up in the morning. Though Sermorelin is not directly prescribed for weight loss, it is a source to produce hormones in a faster way as age increases. Moreover, metabolism, which is an important part of body growth, helps in breaking down food for energy.

Benefits of Sermorelin other than Weight loss
• Helps in increasing the physical performance
• Improves immune function
• Improves sleep quality
• Decrease in body fat

As we grow, we start facing health issues because of HGH deficiency. To overcome this issue, getting the right therapy under the prescription of the doctor is highly essential and gives a good result. In other words, as the Sermorelin is injected inside the body, more and more HGH is infused as we grow older. This is one such key improvement that an individual can expect from the dosage.

The Game-Changing Weight Loss Peptide: Tesofensine

Tesofensine is the newest game-changing peptide for weight loss! As a serotonin-noradrenaline-dopamine reuptake inhibitor, tesofensine works at the level of the brain by suppressing appetite and increased resting energy expenditure (your basal metabolic rate). In a previous study examining tesofensine’s efficacy in treating obesity, researchers found that participants achieved all endpoint goals, including an overall 5-10% reduction in baseline body weight and a reduction in BMI. Waist and hip circumference, body fat, and visceral body fat were also reduced in comparison to those receiving the placebo.

Why Would You Want to Use Tesofensine?

● Helps with weight loss – use over a 6-month period has been shown to cause a significant reduction in weight
● Neuroprotective – beneficial effects on cognition, particularly in learning and memory
● Antidepressant effects – increased availability of dopamine in the brain has been shown to increase BDNF levels
● Improved levels of insulin sensitivity – a potential benefit for patients at risk from Type II diabetes
● Helps to increase energy expenditure by almost 6%
● Reduction in appetite with longer periods of satiety and reduced desire to eat
● Significant increase in fat oxidation and reduction in fat tissue What You Need to Know Combined with an effective diet, the use of Tesofensine is comparable to gastric surgery and can result in similar weight reduction seen in such surgeries! Tesofensine is effective and safe as a long-term treatment to help sustain weight loss over time. Patient Benefits
● Targets Obesity and enhances the body composition
● Type II Diabetes
● Helps with depression
● Effective fat reduction


Ipamorelin is one of the latest and greatest peptides in the growth factor family. Deemed one of the safest GHRPs, Ipamorelin is a selective growth hormone (GH) Secretagogue and Ghrelin receptor agonist.
This peptide generates similar increases in growth hormone secretion, but without the appetite stimulation and increase in cortisol, acetylcholine, prolactin, and aldosterone seen with other peptides in its class. 

Gland Stimulated: Pituitary Gland
• Decreased body fat
• Increased collagen production
• Increased lean muscle mass
• Improved sleep
• Increased cellular repair and & Regeneration
• Increased IGF-1
• Increases bone mineral content
• Counteracts glucocorticoid catabolic effects
• Less appetite stimulation than GHRP-6
• Less release of cortisol, prolactin, and aldosterone
Ipamorelin has been shown to be highly potent and has also demonstrated good safety and tolerability in human clinical studies. 

Research has shown that Ipamorelin is growth hormone specific, which means that the pituitary hormones (such as cortisol are unaffected). 

Ipamorelin may be one of the best alternatives available to HGH therapy.
As an added perk, it does not promote increased production of the enzyme ghrelin, which stimulates hunger. This means that it will not make you hungry, due to Ipamorelin’s ability to control points of gastric, appetite, and growth motility.

Another significant positive difference is that Ipamorelin does not display a capacity to significantly boost levels of cortisol, which can affect the body in unwanted ways. Patients on other types of secretagogue therapies have reported jitters, cold sweats, or nervousness because of therapy’s overall impact on cortisol levels. 



Bella+ is a combination of several drugs that independently have shown tremendous promise in supporting weight loss. These medications act on the hypothalamus of the brain to reduce cravings and suppress hunger making it easier for you to control your appetite.


Naltrexone is an opioid receptor agonist, and bupropion is a dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. This combination has been prescribed for years to enhance weight management efforts in overweight or obese adults. Together these two medications activate a part of the brain that controls hunger.


Animal studies have revealed that oxytocin reduces the desire for food intake, increases energy expenditure, and increases fat breakdown. In people, it decreases cravings for high-calorie foods and increases satiety. Studies show that oxytocin levels decrease with age.

Oxytocin is also integral to the stress response. It dampens the brain’s response to stress, reducing anxiety.

Researchers discovered that restoring oxytocin levels also boosted the activity of muscle stem cells, potentially increasing calorie-burning muscle cells.


Metformin is a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. Several large-scale studies have shown its effectiveness in weight loss, by regulating hunger in the brain, reversing changes associated with aging, or altering the microbiome in the gut.

Weight loss was a noted side effect when topiramate is used to treat seizures.


Vitamin B12 has been linked to weight loss, and deficiencies may increase the risk of obesity. Several studies have found a link between low vitamin B12 levels and type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and metabolic syndrome.

Bella+ combines these well-studied compounds that synergistically work in the brain to control your cravings and modulate your appetite while also improving sleep quality, decreasing anxiety, and improving a sense of social connection.

What is Tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide (Brand name Mounjaro) is an antidiabetic medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.[6][7][9][10] Tirzepatide is administered through subcutaneous injection (under the skin)

How does Tirzepatide work for weight loss?

Tirzepatide works by mimicking the action of two different gut hormones. When blood sugar rises after eating, the drug stimulates the body to produce more insulin, which lowers blood sugar. It also slows down the movement of food from the stomach, making people feel fuller for longer.

What are the side effects of taking Tirzepatide?

Nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain are all typical Tirzepatide side effects. They’re more common when first starting the medication and get better as your body adjusts to it. Severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain can be symptoms of serious Tirzepatide side effects.

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