A highly effective weight loss medication that is safe for patient's with cardiovascular risks. Originally a diabetic medication, now FDA approved for weight loss
The medication can be shipped directly to you! Check out the states we serve to see if you can take advantage of this program!
Semaglutide (The Weight Loss Peptide) injection is a treatment for obesity. It’s proven highly effective in clinical trials. It is administered through an injection (generally in the thigh) and is taken once per week. In order to take semaglutide, you’ll need to plan on weekly trips to your healthcare provider or be comfortable giving yourself injections.
Patients on semaglutide have reported losing as much as 80lbs, with clinical trials showing patients losing an average of 12.4% of their body weight over 68 weeks.
Patients must start semaglutide with a lower dose and gradually increase the dosage over 16-20 weeks in order to reduce the gastrointestinal side effects.
When discussing medications, there is usually a generic name and a Brand name.
In this case:
All of the medications are essentially the same.
By mimicking the naturally occurring peptide hormone known as GLP-1, Semaglutide produces weight loss by stimulating insulin release and effectively reducing appetite.
1. Stimulating insulin release results in better stabilization in blood sugars which is an essential part of weight loss
2. Semaglutide not only reduces appetite but increases the satisfaction after eating. Even if you do not have a full stomach, the medication acts on the receptors in the stomach and the brain that are responsible for satiety (satisfaction after eating).
The Semaglutide Weight Loss Program works best with a low carb diet. A thorough discussion of dietary recommendations will be discussed with you by our providers.
Although Semaglutide is a safe therapy approved by the FDA for weight loss, it is not safe if you have any of the following:
If you have any of the above conditions, please schedule a virtual consultation with our provider to discuss our other weight loss therapies that may be right for you.
This medication is given subcutaneously. That means it is administered in the "fatty" areas of our body: abdomen, arms, thighs. using a tiny insulin needle (you will hardly feel it).
There are no strict protocols to determine how long you should take this medication. In the clinical trial, the patients took the medication for 52-68 weeks.
Our recommendation is to continue the medication until you reach your goal weight.
If you want to take a deep dive into the clinical trial that led to the FDA approving Semaglutide as the first weight loss drug in 15 years, you can find it here.
But we thought you may also want to read a quick summary:
Another article titled Semaglutide for Weight Loss discovered that in addition to weight loss as discussed above, 40-50% of trial participants reported an improved quality of life.
We are happy to help!
Wegovy is the brand name for semaglutide. She lost 35 pounds
Learn about the results of the trial, how much weight loss was observed amongst patients vs in the placebo group and the most common side effects.