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healthy weight. With weekly semaglutide injections, you can reach your ideal body weight in a way that can be maintained for the rest of your life. You can do so without turning to starvation- based “diets” or unrealistic 30-day workout programs.

Semaglutide for Weight Loss

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 (glucagon-like-peptide-1) receptor agonist. It has emerged as a life- changing option for overweight or obese people who are committed to shedding a significant amount of weight and do not have other significant underlying health issues. Semaglutide is not a miracle cure or a gimmicky “fat-burning” supplement. It is a long-acting prescription medicine designed to be used over an extended period of several months or more. GLP-1 agonists work by stimulating your pancreas to increase insulin. This additional insulin causes the stomach to empty over a longer period of time. The idea of the stomach processing food more slowly can seem counterintuitive to patients who have turned to stimulant-based diet pills in the past. However, this slow and consistent digestion is merely an early step in the chain reaction that makes semaglutide such an effective weight-loss drug. When your stomach takes more time to empty itself of food, it sends signals of “fullness” to the brain. This signal is sent throughout a larger portion of your day, even if you’re eating less food than usual. The end result of this process is a powerful appetite suppression effect based on the patient’s own natural insulin production. This means patients can benefit from medically assisted weight loss without any need for invasive surgeries or harsh stimulants. A semaglutide regimen will also lead to healthier blood sugar levels, which can help you feel more energetic throughout your day. Stabilized and controlled blood sugar levels can also help improve other areas of your overall health. Even if you aren’t at risk for diabetes, this effect can contribute to a general sense of well-being, which is a crucial component in any weight loss journey.

Semaglutide injections are not an appropriate treatment for people who only need to lose a small amount of weight or have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or less. It is also not appropriate for those who are looking for an “instant” or short-term weight loss fix.

Does Semaglutide Really Work for Losing Weight?

There is an impressive body of scientific evidence backing semaglutide’s effectiveness as a weight-loss drug. Some of the research that was conducted leading up to its recent FDA approval for weight management includes:

• A randomized, double-blind trial occurring over a long period in the mid-2010s found that semaglutide use resulted in significant body weight reductions. This weight reduction was not only compared to a placebo group, but also compared to another substance in the GLP- 1 receptor agonist class called Liraglutide. [1] • A 2019 report found that semaglutide “appears to be superior” for weight loss stimulation in type 2 diabetes patients when evaluated compared to a variety of other GLP-1 receptor agonists. The same study noted that trials evaluating semaglutide as a weight-loss drug


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