FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS PLENITY MADE OF?
Each Plenity capsule is made out of hydrogel particles. Each gel particle expands to approximately 100 times its weight when exposed to water, taking up space in the stomach and intestine. As a result, there is a sense of fullness and less room for food. After you eat, the Plenity device moves from your stomach to your intestines, where it breaks down and releases water into your gastrointestinal tract before passing out of your body during a bowel movement.
WHEN WILL I NOTICE THE RESULTS?
With Plenity, you may find it easier to eat less and feel satisfied within weeks of beginning your new routine. In fact, the majority of people experience satiety both after and in between meals, which can help you eat and snack less. After taking Plenity for a month, most patients start to lose weight.
IS PLENITY THE SAME AS FIBER CAPSULES?
Plenity, our superabsorbent hydrogel, has very different structures and properties than fiber. Plenity particles have a three-dimensional structure, and when hydrated, they produce thousands of small individual, solid gel pieces that are similar in size and firmness to solid ingested vegetables and fruits (but without any calories or nutrient content). Dietary fibers, on the other hand, have a linear structure and carry water only on their surface when hydrated.
WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE PLENITY?
Plenity is not recommended for patients under the age of 22, and it should be avoided if you are pregnant or allergic to cellulose, citric acid, sodium stearyl fumarate, gelatin, or titanium dioxide. It is also important to note that Plenity is not an isolated treatment option for obesity and should be used to replace healthy lifestyle changes such as a balanced diet and regular physical activity.
HOW IS PLENITY DIFFERENT THAN OTHER WEIGHT LOSS MEDICATIONS?
Overall, Plenity concept differs greatly from other weight loss medications. While medications such as semaglutide work in the brain's appetite center, Plenity was designed to physically fill the stomach.The idea is similar to popping a temporary gastric balloon before each meal. Since long-term outcomes from gastric balloons have not been encouraging, as there can be a number of complications, Plenity can be a safer and more effective alternative.
IS PLENITY A FDA APPROVED MEDICATION?
The FDA has unanimously approved a Plenity for weight loss. It should be noted, however, that Plenity is neither a medication or appetite suppressor. It also isn't a diuretic that helps you lose weight. In reality, the digestive tract does not absorb it. Plenity is an FDA-approved weight reduction supplement that helps you feel fuller at mealtime and throughout the day by taking up space in your stomach.
WHO WILL EVALUATE ME AND PRESCRIBE THE PLENITY FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
Dr. Ahwadesh Gupta is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician, licensed in New York, experienced in Internal Medicine office and hospital work, and with over ten years of experience in cosmetic procedures and weight loss medicine. His professional aesthetics skills include the performance of Botox, Fillers, and PRFM injections, Vampire Face Lifts, Breast Lifts, and the use of different cosmetic lasers. At StudioMD Larchmont, Dr Gupta will see you for your Plenity prescription, as well as investigate, with a holistic take, what other treatments and medicamentos available best serve your wellness goals.