Semaglutide (generic Wegovy)

 

Semaglutide weight loss? So how does it work?
Semaglutide (Wegovy) was recently approved by the FDA for use in weight loss, Semaglutide works by reducing your appetite. It does this by binding to the same receptors in your brain as GLP-1, which is a hormone that is released when you eat food. This hormone signals to your brain that you are full and reduces your appetite. As a result, you eat less food and lose weight. Patients feel fuller faster.

Semaglutide has been shown to help people lose up to 15% of their body weight because it suppresses your appetite. Semaglutide has been an effective weight loss medication because patients do not feel deprived of food.

It was found that Semaglutide could regulate food preference, as well as reduce food intake and body weight without reducing energy consumption.

 

Benefits of Semaglutide

  • Weight loss
  • Suppressed appetite
  • Promotes a sensation of fullness in the brain
  • Slows gastric emptying in the intestines to help feel fuller, longer
  • Reduces HbA1c
  • Enhanced β-cell proliferation with anti-apoptotic effects on these cells, which induces insulin synthesis
  • Reduced body weight, lipids, blood pressure, inflammatory markers, oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, and subclinical atherosclerosis
  • Promotes insulin secretion from b cells, while decreasing glucagon secretion in the pancreas
  • Enhanced glucose-dependent insulin secretion
  • De-escalates high glucagon levels, both in fasting and after eating
  • Blood sugar-lowering effects without any increase in hypoglycemia

 

Semaglutide FAQ

 

What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a Glucagon Like Peptide-1 receptor agonist, (GLP-1 RA) used for glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, (T2DM). Semaglutide has been studied for its weight loss effect in patients with and without diabetes by effecting appetite control and gastric emptying.

What are the side effects of Semaglutide?
Patients taking Semaglutide may experience nausea, dehydration, fatigue, diarrhea, and constipation. Fatty and fried foods, fast food, and foods that are high in sugar, are usually the most difficult for the body to digest and will most likely cause nausea. Patients start on a lower dosage and then gradually build up to minimize the side effects.

Semaglutide for weight loss in non-diabetics?
Once-Weekly Semaglutide Is an effective adjunct for weight loss in adults without diabetes who are overweight or obese

How long does it take for Semaglutide to work?
Blood glucose (sugar) levels should start to fully decline within the first week after you start using Semaglutide however the full effect can take (8) eight weeks or longer, as this is a long-acting medication that is injected only once per week

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What is the Semaglutide dose?
Semaglutide is injected in the thigh, stomach, or arm once weekly, on the same day each week, and can be taken at any time of the day with or without meals. Most patients will start Semaglutide treatment at the lower 0.25 mg dose injected once a week for (4) four weeks. After (4) four weeks the dose will usually be increased to 0.5 mg per week.

Are Semaglutide and Ozempic the same?
Ozempic is a drug used to treat Type 2 Diabetes. The Food and Drug Administration first approved the injectable medication for treating diabetes in 2017. The FDA approved a drug with a higher dose of the active ingredient Semaglutide to treat obesity in 2021 under the name Wegovy.

Does Semaglutide get rid of belly fat?
Semaglutide injections help reduce overall body fat, because Semaglutide injections activate the metabolism of excess body adipose tissue. The overall effect of Semaglutide is decreased hunger and appetite which results in more lean body mass and reduced body fat.

Does Semaglutide give you energy?
Semaglutide is not going to give you an energetic feeling because it is not a stimulant like Caffeine, Qsymia or Phentermine. Overall, as you lose weight and become more active your energy level will change due to your improved diet and exercise routines.

How soon do you lose weight on Semaglutide?
Individual weight loss varies from patient to patient however patients taking Semaglutide should see weight loss in the first two weeks. On average patients lose four to five pounds the first week. An improved diet and exercise routine will have a positive impact on your weight loss success.

How long does It take for Semaglutide to start working?
It takes Semaglutide about a week to start working however some patients report feeling less hungry immediately. Due to the long drug half-life, it can take 4 to 5 weeks to reach a “steady state” level. That means the rate of drug metabolism is equal to the rate of drug intake. If you are using Semaglutide for blood sugar control, it could take a few weeks to modulate and control your blood glucose levels. Your diet and eating frequency also play a role in this process.

How long does Semaglutide suppress appetite?
Appetite suppression generally occurs within a few days with Semaglutide in the non-Diabetic. However, everybody responds differently to the medication due to different eating habits and different side-effects. Some patients have appetite control within the 1-week period and some patients report continued appetite control at the 6-week period.

Is Semaglutide better than Ozempic? Is Wegovy better than Ozempic?
Semaglutide is Ozempic. Ozempic is a brand of Semaglutide. Wegovy is also Semaglutide. They are both made by Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals. Semaglutide is generic Wegovy, and it is approved for weight loss in non-diabetic patients.

What do Semaglutide injections do to your body?
Semaglutide causes the activation of the GLP-1 Receptor. This activation causes multiple biological effects to your body to include the slowing of your stomach emptying, regulating blood sugar, and reducing appetite. It also helps activate body fat metabolism, promote healing by reducing neuroinflammation, promoting nerve growth, improving heart function by improving microvascular function and reducing cardiovascular events by decreasing blood pressure, regulating blood lipid metabolism, and reducing fat deposition as well as activating the metabolism of brown fat.

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