What is Semaglutide?

In the simplest of terms, semaglutide is a protein that essentially signals your brain that you are full, as well as reduces blood sugar levels through insulin secretion and slowing the process of gastric emptying. Semaglutide mimics hormones within your gastrointestinal tract that do the above process naturally. Semaglutide helps your body better control blood sugar levels and fat storage while reducing hunger and extending your feelings of fullness.

When combined with diet and exercise, individuals who receive semaglutide injections are able to achieve positive weight loss results. Injections are taken subcutaneously once a week, and do not need to be taken with food. However, it is wise to do the injections around the same time each week for maximal results.


Semaglutide Candidacy

Semaglutide is best for those that are significantly overweight or obese, with a high Body Mass Index (BMI). It is safe and approve for age 12 (yes, adolescents are approved) and up. A consultation (in-person or virtual) is usually the best way to determine if you’re a good candidate, as your medical practitioner will get a full understanding of any medical issues, allergies, or other contributing factors that may interfere with the success of semaglutide.


Semaglutide Results

Semaglutide has been proven to yield significant results when used as a weight loss treatment. Patients report the elimination of “food noise” or the constant focus on eating almost immediately after the first injection. An average of 7.5 lbs can be seen within a month. 83% of patients lose at least 5% of their body weight. Many can lose over 20% of the weight!

Remember, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle for the semaglutide to be most effective. Consider eating nutritious meals at a caloric deficit and exercising regularly. Protein supplementation in the form of a high protein, low sugar shake is effective. Also remember to drink lots of fluids to stay well hydrated. This will help to maintain your physique and even potentially experience additional weight loss after stopping semaglutide injections.


Semaglutide Safety and Side Effects

Semaglutide is considered a safe option for those wanting to experience long-lasting weight loss, as long as those partaking in the injections are good candidates. Patients with a history of a very rare type of thyroid cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, and those with MEN type 2 (multiple endocrine neoplasia) are not candidates. Also a history of pancreatitis, while not contraindicated, may be problematic.

The most common side effects reported during semaglutide injections are nausea and constipation. In most cases, these side effects are both mild and temporary and can be treated by your provider. Other side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, dizziness, and headaches.


Including Semaglutide in a Weight Management Program

Semaglutide is a common addition to weight loss management programs provided by medical practitioners and aesthetics practices. As a trending solution for weight loss, many patients are already researching this as an option, as many celebrities and influencers have reported using semaglutide recently.

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Our weight management program is supported by thorough research, expertise, and a proven track record of success. By obtaining a license for our technology, you will have the opportunity to access a comprehensive and well-rounded program that has already proven its efficacy in assisting individuals in attaining sustainable weight loss.

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