You might have heard of medications like Ozempic or Wegovy before, which are the same peptides as Semaglutide, the game-changing weight loss medication that’s been proven to lead to an average weight loss of 5-10% of body weight over three to six months.
Of course, like any medication, you certainly want to know what you’re putting into your body and how exactly it’ll all work, so here’s some more information on Semaglutide to equip yourself with below!
What exactly is Semaglutide, and how does it work?
Semaglutide is a peptide that mimics the naturally occurring hormone GLP-1, which is secreted in the gut to target receptors throughout the body.
Now, we know the words above might not have meant much at all to you. But when it comes to Semaglutide and its role in weight loss, what you need to know is that the medicine works to send the brain the “I’m full” signal, and that’s how it helps treat obesity or other weight-related health conditions.
The message Semaglutide sends plays an important role in suppressing the appetite, leading to the significant weight loss that’s earned the treatment its praise! Plus, GLP-1 is known for its gastric emptying effect, which are fancy words that just means GLP-1 slows down how fast your stomach empties food, keeping you fuller longer.
Semaglutide is an injection self-administered weekly, according to your own schedule. And besides weight loss, the benefits you can look forward to are improved insulin and glucose levels, balanced blood sugar, cardiovascular health, and fat burning!
To learn more about our weight loss program and Semaglutide, please contact our office at 956-969-8369 to schedule a consultation.