What’s Peptide Weight Loss With Semaglutide?
Semaglutide works by mimicking a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. The medication was first used under the brand name Ozempic to help control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. However, doctors soon began to see other benefits of this drug, particularly for weight loss.
Although GLP-1 agonists, such as Semaglutide, help to control blood sugar, they also promote weight loss. GLP-1, the key hormone involved, slows down how quickly your stomach empties itself of food. In addition to prompting your pancreas to release insulin, Semaglutide also blocks a hormone that causes your liver to release sugar (glucagon). These functions can help you feel less hungry, causing you to eat less and lose more weight.
As Semaglutide gained popularity, manufacturers developed a pill known as Rybelsus as an alternative to the Ozempic injection. Wegovy followed shortly after. Wegovy contains a higher Semaglutide dosage and is intended for weight loss rather than diabetes management.
How To Take Semaglutide
Patients typically begin Semaglutide at a low dose and gradually work up to the full dosage. This gives the body time to adjust to the medication and may help reduce common side effects. You should take Semaglutide with a small sip of water not exceeding 4 ounces. Swallow the tablet whole and do not eat or drink anything else for at least 30 minutes.
It's best to eat a small, sensible meal 30 to 60 minutes after your dose of Semaglutide. You should take this pill at the same time and in the same manner every day. Most patients only take one daily dose. Carefully follow any additional instructions provided by your healthcare provider. Taking Semaglutide with a beverage other than water, eating too soon after the pill, or taking your dosage at different times each day can minimize its efficacy and may lead to uncomfortable side effects.
The Possible Side Effects of Semaglutide
Nausea is the most common side effect associated with Semaglutide, with as many as 20% of people taking this medication for Type 2 diabetes reported experiencing nausea as a result. Nausea is even more common when you reach the higher dose typically used for weight loss. Vomiting may also occur, though it's less common. Many patients report that this side effect lessens over time. Small, low-fat meals will help reduce this side effect while supporting your weight loss journey.
Diarrhea is another common side effect of Semaglutide. Around 20% of patients using the medication for weight loss reported diarrhea. Although constipation may also occur, it's less common. While digestive problems and mild stomach pain are fairly frequent with this drug, you should not experience severe stomach pain or pain that radiates to your back. If this occurs, you should get immediate medical attention since this can be a sign of a more severe complication.
Fatigue affects about 11% of people using Wegovy for weight loss. Fatigue is less common among patients using Semaglutide for diabetes. It was reported in just 5% of people taking Ozempic and not at all by any patients using Rybelsus.
Studies on Semaglutide
The USDA approved Wegovy for chronic weight management in 2021. The medication has become wildly popular since, with celebrities like Elon Musk touting its benefits. Studies support the hype, indicating that Semaglutide is indeed an effective medication for weight loss. In one trial involving adults with diabetes and an average body weight of 231 pounds, participants using Wegovy lost 12.4% more of their initial body weight on average compared to those taking the placebo. In another study, where the average body weight was 220 pounds, participants lost 6.2% more of their body weight on Wegovy compared to the placebo.
Yet another clinical trial backs up this evidence. In a study involving 1,961 participants with Body Mass Index (BMI) values of 30 or more or a BMI of 27 or more with another weight-related condition, the success rates were remarkable. All participants engaged in lifestyle modifications over the 68-week trial period. Of the 1,306 participants who received Semaglutide, 86.4% lost more than 5% of their body weight. Meanwhile, only 31.1% of the 655 participants on the placebo enjoyed the same results.
While a 5% weight loss was the target for this trial, 70% of the patients lost at least 10% of their body weight. The average weight loss for patients on Wegovy was 14.9% compared to just 1.4% for those who used only lifestyle modifications and received the placebo.
The Semaglutide Peptide Weight Loss Program at the biostation
With Semaglutide, you’ll slowly work your way up to the target dose, which is when you'll see the most significant weight loss. It's important to remember that weight loss can take time, and you'll see the best results when combining your medication with a healthy diet and exercise. Sometimes the medication may not work for you, or you may not be able to tolerate the full dose due to side effects.
The benefits of the Semaglutide Peptide Protocol
Our Semaglutide Peptide protocol at the biostation uses Semaglutide in conjunction with other lifestyle changes to deliver notable results. The protocol:
- - Promotes major lipolysis.
- - Lowers BMI and accelerates fat loss.
- - Reduces inflammation and promotes gut health.
- - Lowers A1C.
- - Improves insulin resistance.
- - Reduces plaque hemorrhage.
- - Helps pancreatic insulin release to lower glucose levels in the bloodstream.
- - Lowers the risk of cardio events.
- - Improves glycemic control.
- - Produces significant weight loss.
- - Helps control food cravings and reduce appetite.
- - Lowers blood pressure.
What's Included in the biostation's Semaglutide Peptide Weight Loss Program?
Our Semaglutide peptide weight loss program takes a comprehensive approach to weight loss and wellness that includes the following:
- - An intake session and comprehensive blood panel to confirm that you're a candidate for the program.
- - Semaglutide in troche or injection.
- - A doctor-designed and supervised weight loss protocol and healthy weight management plan with weekly monitoring based on your personalized weight loss needs.
- - Nutritional guides.