Semaglutide is an injectable GLP-1 agonist that’s administered once weekly. GLP-1 is an incretin hormone that plays a role in your appetite and digestion. Incretins (hormones released by your digestive tract) are sent out by your body after you’ve eaten a meal. They help lower your blood sugar by triggering insulin release and blocking sugar production. They also slow down how quickly food leaves your stomach (called gastric emptying). The result of these actions causes you to feel full — lowering your appetite and causing you to lose weight. Medications like GLP-1 agonists are referred to as incretin mimetics since they “mimic” these effects.
Semaglutide was initially FDA approved for treatment of Type 2 diabetes. More recently, it was FDA approved for weight loss in non-diabetic patients. It is commercially sold under brand names Wegovy and Ozempic. In most cases, it is not covered by insurance unless you meet the BMI and other requirements. At Proactive Wellness, we have a reliable source of generic Semaglutide that makes it cost-effective for all patients. Further, our specially-compounded Semaglutide is compounded with B12 to give you more energy while losing weight.
Is it effective? The largest clinical trial showed that adults taking semaglutide lost an average of almost 15% of their initial body weight. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8589135/.
Here is the summary from the study:
“Used with lifestyle changes, 2.4 mg of subcutaneous SGT weekly resulted in a mean 10% to 15% weight loss (10 to 15 kg) over 68 weeks versus 2% to 3% (3 to 4 kg) with placebo (PC). Most (70% to 80%) lost 5% or more of their body weight. About 75% had gastrointestinal side effects, but few discontinued treatment. Weight was regained on medication discontinuation.”
In short, Semaglutide is a major helper, but alone is not a magic bullet. But when combined with our metabolic rejuvenation program, we can help every patient achieve sustainable weight loss. With our metabolic rejuvenation program, we help patients identify and correct their specific metabolic issues. What are you waiting on to get started?
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