What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide was originally created as a Type 2 diabetes medication, but it has been recently FDA-approved as a weight loss injectable. Semaglutide mimics a hormone called GLP-1 that regulates appetite and triggers the release of insulin to regulate blood sugar. By mimicking the hormone that makes you feel full, Semaglutide is an effective appetite suppressant that helps you eat less to lose weight faster.

Not only will you achieve weight loss goals, but also achieve a healthier lifestyle. Chronic weight management also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and other weight-related complications.

Who is a Candidate for Semaglutide?

Adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or higher and at least one weight-related condition like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes can benefit from Semaglutide. Obese men and women with a BMI higher than 30 are also candidates for Semaglutide for weight loss.

The Treatment

Semaglutide is administered once per week at home under the supervision of a physician. The dosage will be gradually increased during the course of your treatment. On average, about 2.4 mg of Semaglutide is needed for sufficient weight loss. While taking Semaglutide, patients should also participate in regular physical activity and maintain a healthy, reduced-calorie diet. We recommend pairing it with our Science of Slim weight loss program to get the best support and accountability.

With regular injections and a healthy lifestyle, patients can expect to lose 1-2 pounds each week! In clinical trials, the total weight lost for most patients was between 10-15% of their initial body weight, which is the recommended amount to reduce the risk of future illnesses.

Schedule Your Appointment

Are you ready to burn off the excess weight and improve your overall health? Schedule an appointment at VitaLab to discuss Semaglutide with our wellness and medspa team and determine whether you are a candidate for our weight management program. We can also give you tips on building a reduced-calorie meal plan and answer any questions you might have about the treatment.


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