Medical Weight Loss
Brands like Ozempic & Wegovy (two brands of Semaglutide) are getting well-deserved hype for their phenomenal weight loss results! There are thousands that have contributed their successful weight loss to SEMAGLUTIDE.
Semaglutide is part of a class of medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists, or glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists. It increases insulin secretion, which is good for diabetes. But at higher doses, it acts on centers in the brain and suppresses appetite helping patients adhere to a significantly reduced calorie diet.
Hormones, age & lifestyle affect our weight gain and loss, often making it hard to lose even with good diet and exercise. Semaglutide has been shown to get those stubborn pounds to come off.
Semaglutide is a medical prescription of a weekly subcutaneous injections where the dosing increases each four weeks or as prescribed by your Rejuvenated medical prescriber.
On average people who take Semaglutide lose about 15% of initial body fat after 16 weeks. It is important to use this medication in conjunction with lifestyle changes to sustain results.
Mounjaro (aka Tirzepatide) vs. Wegovy/Ozempic (aka Semaglutide)
Tirzepatide (brand name Mounjaro) is a new, injectable medication indicated for use in patients with type 2 diabetes and weight loss. It is a once weekly subcutaneous injection that can be increased every 4 weeks to a maximum dose of 15mg weekly.
Tirzepatide works much like Semaglutide, but it contains an additional mechanism of GIP agonist. This means it mimics 2 different hormones in the body. GIP may work with GLP-1 to decrease appetite and increase energy expenditure, resulting in improved weight loss and reductions in blood sugar or cholesterol. Incretin hormones (such as GLP-1 and GIP) are released when food is consumed. They can help provide a feeling of fullness. They also boost insulin production in the pancreas and suppress glucagon production to improve blood sugar.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much weight will you lose on semaglutide?
The Semaglutide Treatment Effect in People with Obesity (STEP) trials have found that obese patients who take 2.4 mg of semaglutide weekly lose an average of 6% of their body weight by week 12. This roughly doubles to 12% of body weight lost by week 28.
How fast does semaglutide work for weight loss?
If you’re taking semaglutide for chronic weight management, you can expect to see some results by the end of the first month, though the low initial doses of this drug treatment mean the initial results will be subtle and only appear a few weeks in. Larger amounts of excess weight come off in subsequent weeks, with the peak weight loss happening between weeks 8-28.]
Is semaglutide approved for weight loss in non-diabetics?
The FDA approved using semaglutide as an adjunct for weight management in adults without diabetes, but only under a doctor’s supervision and as part of a larger plan to treat obesity. When used in conjunction with evidence-based lifestyle interventions, such as improved diet and exercise, semaglutide injections can help treat obesity.
Do you need a prescription for semaglutide?
Semaglutide is only available with a medical provider’s prescription. Because of the risk of side effects or interactions with other prescription drugs and herbal products, you’ll need to check in with a practitioner on a regular basis as long as you’re using semaglutide as a weight loss medication.