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Semaglutide is an exciting science-based treatment for overweight. You may have heard about Wegovvy or Ozempic. Those are the 2 patented pharmaceutical forms of this powerful insulin sensitizer and appetite suppressant. Semaglutide is a GLP-1 agonist and was first approved in the U.S. in 2017 to improve blood sugar in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Once a week Semaglutide injections are also FDA-approved for patients who are having difficulty losing weight. The New England Journal of Medicine published the results of the STEP trial which revealed more than 50 percent of trial participants lost 15 percent of their body weight, and between 33 to 40 percent of participants lost 20 percent of their body weight. We’ve been using it with patients since 2017 and most are very satisfied with the appetite suppression and weight loss.

GLP-1 is a hormone produced in the small intestine that stimulates insulin secretion and inhibits glucagon secretion, thereby lowering blood sugar. It also slows gastric emptying. It was first discovered in Gila Monster lizards! Additionally, it effectively decreases appetite, curbs cravings, and therefore makes it easier to re-set your habits to a healthy lower calorie diet.

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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.


Semaglutide is available by physician's prescription to members of our Science of Slim membership. It is an injection given once per week in our Med Spa. The dosage will be gradually increased during the course of your treatment. The patient may need to increase the dose to 2.4 mg of Semaglutide for sufficient weight loss. While taking Semaglutide, patients should also participate in regular physical activity and maintain a healthy, reduced-calorie diet, get support and accountability through coaching and weight check-ins, such as within our Science of Slim weight loss program.

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.


Are you ready to burn off the excess weight and improve your overall health? Schedule an appointment at VitaLab to discuss Semaglutide with our doctors and nurse practitioners to determine whether you are a candidate for our weight management program.

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