Primary Care Practice & Integrative Wellness located in Roseville, CA
Balanced nutrition is the foundation for optimal health throughout your lifetime; it’s also especially important when you restrict calories to lose weight. Tom Hopkins, MD, offers several high-quality nutritional supplements that are specially formulated to maintain adequate nutrition, preserve lean muscle mass, and boost weight loss. To learn more about nutritional supplements, call Hopkins MD in Roseville, California, or book an appointment online.
Nutritional Supplements Q & A
What is the role of nutrition during weight loss?
Nutrition counseling is an essential part of a healthy weight loss program, which is why our health and wellness coach, Julie Barker, is part of your weight loss team at Hopkins MD. When you cut calories to lose weight, it’s harder to get the nutrients you need to stay healthy, fuel your body, and support a fat-burning metabolism.
There’s another reason Dr. Hopkins includes nutritional supplements in your weight loss program: Being overweight increases the chance that you have a nutrient deficiency. Here are a few examples:
- 80-90% of obese patients are deficient in vitamin D
- 34-45% are deficient in vitamin C
- 17% are deficient in vitamin A
- 15-29% are deficient in vitamin B1
- 14-30% are deficient in zinc
- 3-8% are deficient in vitamin B12
In addition to putting your health at risk, lacking these vitamins can hinder your weight-loss efforts.
What benefits will I receive from a meal replacement supplement?
When you engage in his weight loss program, Dr. Hopkins recommends a supplement called Cornerstone Wellness Meal Replacement. This high-quality supplement was developed by a team of internists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, biochemists, and nutritionists.
Although it’s a meal replacement, Dr. Hopkins recommends using it to supplement your weight-loss meal plan to ensure you get adequate protein, vitamins, and minerals. Additionally, studies show that using this type of nutritional supplement is more effective for weight loss.
Each serving of this product delivers:
- 31 grams of protein using a combination of whey and pea protein
- High protein-to-carbohydrate ratio
- High vitamin and mineral content, including 72 trace minerals
- High vitamin D3 content
- Medium-chain triglycerides for satiety and energy
Cornerstone Wellness Meal Replacement is formulated for fat loss, with a high protein content that helps you maintain lean muscle mass.
What other nutritional supplements are available for overall health and weight loss?
Dr. Hopkins offers several supplements to support your overall health and promote weight loss, including:
This is an ultra-purified, super-high dose of omega 3, which is essential for managing metabolic syndrome, lowering triglycerides, and decreasing inflammation in your blood vessels. Omega 3 also helps lower cholesterol and control your blood pressure.
Metaboost includes key nutraceuticals that are proven to lower insulin and blood glucose levels, reduce inflammatory markers, and decrease appetite. As a result, it’s an excellent supplement for boosting weight loss. This supplement has helped some patients lose as much as 5.4% of their body weight in eight weeks.
To join the weight loss program at Hopkins MD or to learn more about nutritional supplements, call or schedule an appointment online.