According to the United Stated Food Research & Action Center, 39.6% of American adults are obese. Additionally, 31.6% of American adults are overweight, leading to a staggering 71% of Americans who essentially are above their ideal weight.
Changes in diet and exercise are often needed for individuals that find themselves in the obese categor. But many find that combining better habits with a supplementation of weight loss drugs can help to speed up this process and give more consistent results than dietary and fitness habits alone.
This is where the increasingly popular Ozempic® or Wegovy® comes in. Generically known by its active ingredient semaglutide, these are weekly injections that were first created and prescribed for individuals with type 2 diabetes in the case of Ozempic®. Semaglutide helps to create more insulin, which in turn lowers blood sugar levels.
Designed to be used as a long-term solution, semaglutide injections mimic naturally occurring hormones in the body, raising hormone levels and signaling to your brain that you are full. Due to this, weight loss was often noted as a (usually positive) side effect of taking semaglutide to treat diabetes.
Semaglutide for Weight Loss
While the success of semaglutide is amplified when done in combination with positive health and lifestyle changes, it’s clear based on research these medications work for weight loss.
Using semaglutide to help with weight loss has a variety of lasting benefits that extend beyond weight levels. Obesity often comes hand in hand with health conditions such as heart problems, diabetes, and other issues. Semaglutide helps to return the user to normal weight, mitigating the risks of such health risks. Additionally, recent research suggest these medications also help with overall inflammation in the body which may be responsible for a 20% reduction in major cardiac events like stroke, fatal and non-fatal heart attacks.
Semaglutide Brands: Ozempic vs Wegovy
When discussing semaglutide you will often hear the brand names of Ozempic® and Wegovy®. Both are made by the same company NovoNordisk®, and both contain the same active ingredient (semaglutide). However, Ozempic® was created for type 2 diabetes and may be covered by insurance for this indication.
Once the weight loss effects were seen, NovoNordisk® resubmitted Ozempic to the FDA under the name Wegovy® for a weight loss indication. This is also a weekly injection of semaglutide, approved for chronic weight management by the FDA back in 2021. Wegovy® contains a higher dosage of semaglutide, but both Wegovy® and Ozempic® have shown successful weight loss through their weekly injections.
Where to get Semaglutide?
While there are several ways to get semaglutide, the easiest way to get these medications is by asking your primary care clinic, plastic surgeon, med spa, or weight loss clinic if they offer a weight management program that includes semaglutide.
Weight management programs are a proven and effective method of weight loss, and most reputable programs include semaglutide as an option for losing weight long term. These providers can obtain semaglutide for you via a compounding pharmacy. While these medications must be paid for out of pocket rather than through insurance, he benefit is that there is no backorder and the medications can be shipped to your door. No waiting in line at the pharmacy or calling around to find which pharmacy has the medication and dosage you need in stock.
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