There are prescription drugs under a few names that are prescribed to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar and help with weight management. However, these drugs have become extremely popular as weight loss drugs for non-diabetics. Medical professionals have recently started issuing warnings to the wider community concerning the risks of using diabetic medication for weight loss.
About Diabetes Drugs
Diabetes drugs work by signaling the pancreas to create more insulin, which helps control blood sugar and also lowers glucagon, the hormone that raises sugar levels. They belong to a class of medication known as glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1). GLP-1 therapy is recommended early in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, which also results in weight loss and improvement of heart disease.
Side Effects of Taking Diabetic Medication for Weight Loss
Taking diabetic medication for weight loss doesn’t come without negative side effects.
These side effects include:
- Weight gain after stopping the medication
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Kidney problems including kidney failure
- Swelling of the pancreas
- Increased risk of thyroid cancer
- Allergic reaction
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
The more serious side effects may still be unknown. Prescribing diabetes medication for non-diabetic weight loss is a more recent treatment that has not yet been sufficiently studied in the wider population.
What Happens if you Stop Taking the Diabetic Medication for Weight Loss?
In clinical trials, non-diabetic patients prescribed diabetes medication for weight loss, who stopped taking the medication, regained the majority of their prior weight loss within a year. They also experienced increases in blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels.
How to Lose Weight Without Negative Side Effects
Ascent Diet Cleanse
The Ascent Diet Cleanse is a life-changing 30-day cleanse and detox weight loss program.
Combining the right supplements with easy lifestyle changes, free group coaching, and incredible support from natural health and supplement experts, this revolutionary health cleanse resets your body mind, and spirit, to help you lose weight, and become mentally emotionally, and physically stronger. As a result of these changes, you keep the weight off.
The following supplements are included in the Ascent Diet Cleanse and work synergistically to maximize weight loss, improve insulin sensitivity, increase fat loss, and increase mental and physical energy. Furthermore, all of the desired benefits are achieved without any of the negative side effects experienced with diabetes drugs.
Accelerated Keto®™ turns your body into a fat-burning mode within 30 minutes and it taps into its own fat stores for energy right away. Taking Accelerated Keto®™ is the quickest way to start burning excess calories, lower blood sugar and insulin levels, and suppress appetite while maintaining high levels of stable energy.
When the body is running on ketones produced by the Accelerated Keto®™ combined with intermittent fasting and a low-carb diet instead of utilizing glucose for energy, insulin sensitivity improves, leading to weight loss.
Furthermore, ATP production increases significantly, leading to enhanced physical energy.
The additional ingredients in the Accelerated Keto®™ break down saturated fats into unsaturated fats; this will help burn the dangerous visceral fat around the belly and the liver fat.
The more a person’s liver is defatted and unclogged, the more efficient the liver is in breaking down fat molecules into usable energy and burning the belly fat.
The liver is also where the thyroid hormone converts T4 to T3, and as the liver function becomes better, the thyroid works better, increasing metabolism and weight loss. And, it is known when the thyroid isn’t functioning, digestion suffers and unexplained weight gain occurs. Accelerated Keto®™ also includes a compound known as HMB which prevents muscle wasting. With more healthy muscle tissue, more mitochondria with increased ATP are sustained and more weight loss is achieved.
Additionally, the Organic Mukul in the Accelerated Keto®™ is known to break down fats in the body and provide an energy spark to burn those fats that it breaks down. It also supports joint and muscle health. In Ayurvedic Medicine, it is known to have a “Hot” or “Fire” element potency, and in this formula, it is the “match” that lights the Keto process. It detoxifies the body and liver.
The Organic Trikatu heats up the digestive “fire”, thus allowing for extremely high absorption of Ketones and other cofactors, as well as increasing the metabolic rate.
Acceleradine® increases ATP (cellular energy) by 18 TIMES. As a result, it increases metabolism, caloric burn, brain function, physical performance, wound healing, fat burning, healthy apoptosis (destruction of diseased cells), and more. ATP is true cellular energy; when ATP increases, energy and fat oxidation increase, leading to weight loss. Acceleradine® also helps improve metabolism and physical energy by supplying the necessary iodine for thyroid hormones. As the thyroid is functioning optimally and the ATP is maximized, weight loss goals will be achieved much faster.
This organic formula coats the stomach and intestinal lining reduces inflammation, helps with bloat and regularity, and alleviates issues like Crohn’s disease and Colitis. It also soaks up all of the toxins throughout the day that can cause unexplained weight gain. As inflammation is decreased and weight-gaining toxins are soaked up, absorption of nutrients is improved and weight loss is improved.
Accelerated Colloidal Silver™ is enhancing your immune system’s ability to devitalize foreign pathogens including those that contribute to weight gain. By keeping the immune system strong, the body engages in anti-inflammatory processes, leading to optimal health, which encourages better gut health and weight loss mechanisms.
Quintessential 0.9 supports homeostasis, rehydration, and normal digestion while eliminating excess water retention. All of these factors lead to a leaner and healthier gut and metabolic health. The perfect Isotonic solution of organic ocean minerals is diluted with natural alpine spring water to achieve the same consistency as your blood plasma and consists of all the needed electrolytes and minerals. This 0.9 concentration can help replenish mineral and trace element levels, gently detoxify, and support sleep, relaxation, and digestion.
The supplements in the Liver Flush Kit soften liver stones and prep the liver to release those stones into the toilet! As a result, detoxification improves fat burning increases and metabolic rate increases. A liver flush 3-4 times a year is needed for optimal liver function, thyroid function, metabolism, and fat burning. With hundreds of stones sitting in your liver, it isn’t able to break down fats for usable energy, to detox the body of toxins that cause bloat and weight gain.
Laxa Comfort gently and naturally stimulates bowel movements. Regardless of how constipated you are, this will make having 2-3 movements a day occur consistently. Constipation can inhibit weight loss and fat burning.
Most people with unexplained weight gain have suboptimal thyroid function and metabolism. Accelerated Thyroid® is the most comprehensive thyroid supplement that helps increase metabolism, fat oxidation, energy, and weight loss. Unlike any other thyroid supplement, Accelerated Thyroid® is enhanced with Scalar frequencies to detox the thyroid from heavy metals and radiation in addition to healing the thyroid quicker.
Berberine supports normal glucose and lipid metabolism, keeping insulin and blood glucose in a healthy range. Berberine has been shown to be just as effective as Metformin without side effects. The HCL helps digestion which in turn, helps nutrient absorption.
Leaky Gut Bundle
Leaky Gut is one major contributing factor to weight gain. The Leaky Gut Bundle works to heal Leaky Gut, eliminate bloat, increase nutrient absorption, and encourage weight loss.
The Leaky Gut Bunde contains:
MegaSporeBiotic is a probiotic blend that aims to recondition the gut instead of reseeding with probiotic strains that cannot survive digestion or colonize the gut.
MegaSporeBiotic helps control the “bad” bacteria that lead to bloat and dysbiosis, and grow the “good” bacteria. It has been shown to help with E. Coli, Salmonella, H. Pylori and more.
MegaPre reinforces the beneficial microbial changes created by MegaSporeBiotic™ to promote a strong and diverse microbiome.
The mucosal system is a very important part of the human immune system. The mucosal system in the intestines contains 150 times more surface area than the skin, which makes it an essential element of the immune system that supports healthy immune function. MegaMucosa™ is the first complete mucosal support supplement of its kind, formulated to support a healthy mucosal barrier.
Additional Tools to Maximize Weight Loss Results
Stem Cell Activation Patches
Introducing stem cell activation patches and lifestyle changes will increase fat burning, physical energy, and mental focus, reverse aging mechanisms, improve digestion, further elimination of bloat, and elimination of excess water retention.
Lifewave X49 Patches
The X49 is a patch that may reduce body fat, increase energy and recovery after exercise, improve cardiovascular function and focus, increase muscle tone and strength, increase lean body mass, and strengthen bone density. The X49 is enhancing weight loss results when combined with the Ascent Diet Cleanse and Leaky Gut Bundle.
Lifewave Energy Enhancer Patches
These patches enhance caloric burn, fat loss, and metabolic rate. An additional 300 calories are burned with the Energy Enhancer Patches. They do this by increasing ATP production in the mitochondria, increasing heart rate variability, improving the bioelectrical measurement or “phase angle” or integrity of the cell walls, reducing inflammation, and increasing endurance. Furthermore, it increases beta-oxidation which is the fastest way to increase cellular energy.
As a plus, the Energy Enhancer Patches increase fat burning and muscle growth. They work synergistically with the Accelerated Keto® in your fat-burning and tap into an endless supply of fuel sources in your body. All of these factors work synergistically with the Ascent Diet Cleanse to increase the benefits. Additionally, adding these patches to the Ascent Diet Cleanse improves digestion and circulation which are essential for nutrient absorption that leads to a healthier gut.
Lifewave X39 Patches
These patches increase your own stem cell production and reset over 4,000 genes to a younger state, including the genes responsible for fat burning and insulin sensitivity. As a result, it helps repair collagen in all tissues, heals Leaky Gut, activates stem cell production, encourages apoptosis of cancer and diseased cells, and discourages metastatic cancer cells. It improves the overall energy of the body, organ balance, and symmetry distribution of energy. While using X39, weight loss and gut health results from the Ascent Diet Cleanse will be enhanced.
The Carnosine Patches will enhance energy and endurance, which will quicken the weight loss results from the Ascent Diet Cleanse.
Carnosine is a naturally occurring antioxidant in the body, of which production declines with age. Studies on carnosine show that it plays a vital role in overall health, neuroprotection, and anti-aging.
In clinical studies, carnosine has also been shown to improve flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance. For athletes, carnosine has been shown to blunt the lactic acid effect that slows muscle and endurance progress. All of these factors may enhance the desired benefits of exercise and implementing the above-mentioned protocol.
Increase Protein Intake
Consuming 1-1.2 grams of protein per pound of desired lean body mass from wild animal protein and wild fish will satisfy your appetite, build lean muscle mass, eliminate bloat, heal the Gut, and keep you in fat-burning mode.
Animal proteins including lamb, bison, deer, grass-fed beef, elk, wild salmon, arctic char, and other wild fish are complete proteins that include all of the essential amino acids, high omega 3 fatty acids, collagen, and the essential vitamins like Vitamin D, E, and Vitamin B’s that are needed for muscle growth. They also have the essential amino acids that trigger a hormone called CCK in the gut that tells the brain to suppress the appetite. Prioritizing wild protein in the diet will increase the glucagon-to-insulin ratio, which will trigger increased fat burn, weight loss, and insulin sensitivity.
Furthermore, abstaining from chicken, poultry and conventional beef will minimize the amyloid burden in your body. Amyloids are proteins found in conventional meats that increase gut pathogens and increase brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Limit Vegetables, Grains, and Beans
Some vegetables, grains, and beans that have oxalates, sulfur, and lectins cause bloat and weight gain due to the “plant poisons” in them. By eliminating all beans, all grains, and most vegetables except cucumbers, asparagus, artichoke, zucchini, squash, romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, and celery, you are eliminating the most common offenders.
Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.