Approved patients can buy Bella with the included prescription consultation. After consulting with the doctor via an online Telewellness visit, and after the patient is approved, the medication is sent directly from the pharmacy.
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Reduces cravings and manage satiety
Decreases anxiety, promotes better sleep, and increases energy
Promotes bonding and increases libido
Bella is made up of six drugs that are all known for their ability to support weight loss. Bupropion is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, and naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist. Bupropion and naltrexone work together in the hypothalamus to reduce cravings and hunger. They activate POMC neurons in the hypothalamus, a brain region that produces a neurotransmitter that decreases the desire to eat. In the mesolimbic area of the brain, a reward center in the brain that is stimulated by pleasurable activities such as eating, bupropion, and naltrexone can regulate these feelings of pleasure, reducing cravings to eat.
Oxytocin is a nine amino acid peptide hormone made in the hypothalamus. In animal studies, administering oxytocin caused sustained weight loss by reducing food intake, increasing energy expenditure, and inducing fat breakdown. Oxytocin may also affect blood sugar control, a benefit independent of weight loss benefits. When oxytocin nasal spray was tested in humans, it led to similar effects, weight loss, decreased caloric intake, increased fat breakdown, and improved insulin sensitivity.
Vitamin B12 may help fight fatigue, boost energy, and support weight loss efforts. Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is involved in forming DNA and red blood cells. Research on how vitamin B12 affects metabolism is very limited. However, vitamin B-12 deficiency seems to be associated with an increased risk of obesity. In another study that enrolled over 9,000 people, having high levels of B12 was associated with a lower risk of obesity.
Topiramate is an anti-seizure medication for treating epilepsy and migraines that were found to have weight loss as a side effect. When tested in clinical trials, topiramate induced weight loss and improved blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes and obesity. Some users report that topiramate alters their sense of taste, which may help with appetite control.
Metformin is used to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Large studies have also demonstrated its weight-loss potential. Metformin may modulate appetite control centers in the hypothalamus and alter the gut microbiome. The Diabetes Prevention Study showed that metformin decreased the risk of type 2 diabetes in at-risk patients by 31% in a three-year period. Weight loss was about 4 pounds. The weight was kept off over a 10-year follow-up period. Weight loss strongly depended on adherence to the diet.