What You Should Know
5/25/11 UPDATE: We received an email from the Najarian Center informing us that their new address is 865 Aerovista Pl. Suite 210, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
The Najarian Center is located in Los Osos, California. The clinic specializes in obesity and hypothyroidism and other weight related conditions. Dr. Thomas Najarian started the clinic as a medication and supplement based program to increase weight loss. Patients must be located within driving distance of the Najarian Center in order to take part in the program. Weight loss of 15% of total body weight can be expected, according to program literature, over a 12 month to 18-month period.
List of Ingredients
Najarian Multi-Vitamin: Vitamins, minerals, iron and selenium.
Najarian Joint Formula: Glucosamine and chondroitin.
Najarian Fish Oil: Non-toxic fish oils.
Najarian B-Complex: B vitamins with extra B6, B12 and biotin.
The Najarian Center attempts to use weight loss medication and supplements to promote gradual weight loss. Supplements are created for use specifically with the Najarian Center program. The supplements are available at two locations within the Los Osos area.
It appears that the Najarian Center also promotes the use of prescription medications for weight loss and bariatric surgery. There is very little information on these two forms of weight loss aside from the fact that the clinical staff is prepared to support the dieter while on a specific weight loss program designed by the clinic.
Information on medication side effects, nutrition and exercise are discussed with each patient on a personal basis. There are no prices listed for the supplements or the weight loss program offered by the Najarian Center.
- Supplements can be used to increase weight loss.
- Support is shown to keep dieters on a program for weight loss longer.
- Only dieters in the Los Osos area can be a part of the Najarian Center program.
- Supplements are not formulated to increase metabolism.
- Medications for weight can come with side effects.
- No prices are listed on the website.
- Bariatric surgery is expensive and dangerous.
Dieters living in the Los Osos, California area may be able to find out more information on the Najarian Center program. According to the online information, the Dr. uses prescription medication to increase weight loss and that can come with a long list of potential side effects. Losing just 15% of total body weight in 18 months is much slower than traditional weight loss goals. At this rate, a 200-pound woman would only lose 30 pounds in 18 months. Typically, at 2 pounds a week, the weight loss on a traditional plan would exceed these goals dramatically.
If the supplements marketed by the Najarian Center were exemplary, a trip to the clinic may be worth the time and money, but the listed supplements are nothing more than common formulas used to support healthy joints, bones and body.