Semaglutide Compounded For Weight Loss
For many people in the world today, obesity is a massive problem.
Contributing to higher rates of heart disease, depression, and earlier demise, as well as osteoporosis and diabetes.
Despite attempts to lose weight and get healthy – it’s often a big struggle – and in many cases just doesn’t work.
Before long, people slip back into old ways and may gain even more weight.
A vicious cycle of dieting and relapsing can continue for many years if not addressed accordingly, profoundly affecting the life quality of the person in question.
What is Compounded Semaglutide?
Now for some good news! The FDA-approved drug named Semaglutide gives a welcome solution to many people’s weight loss struggles and aspirations.
Hailed in the medical world as a solution for treating type 2 diabetes, it’s proven itself too in many studies as a weight loss ‘wonder drug.’
‘Wegovy’ is the name commonly used for Semaglutide for weight loss.
It’s given by injection into the subcutaneous tissue and is typically administered once a week, with noticeable results within the first 4-8 weeks.
In this post, I’ll share everything I know about the weight loss drug Wegovy and how you can try Wegovy yourself in my clinic.
You’ll read about how Wegovy works, possible side effects, and what to expect if you take this drug for your own weight loss.
The Benefits of Compounded Semaglutide
The main benefit of Semaglutide is, of course, that it significantly helps with weight loss – in particular, for people who’ve been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise alone.
In clinical trials, the average weight loss of participants was between 5 and 20% when Semaglutide was administered once a week at the standard dosage (2.4mg).
Another benefit is that Semaglutide is believed to be safe to take long term – however, studies are still ongoing in this field.
How Does Compounded Semaglutide Work?
Semaglutide works by helping to control the secretion of insulin in the body, stabilizing blood sugar levels after eating.
It’s also known to act on the ‘appetite center’ of the brain, leaving the person feeling fuller for longer and, essentially, satisfied by eating smaller portions.
Research believes that suppressing the appetite is key to better weight loss results and maintaining the weight loss for a more extended period.
Semaglutude imitates one of the hormones naturally produced in the body (GLP – 1), a Glucagon-like peptide.
A Glucagon-like peptide, in this case, is responsible for stimulating the pancreas to release insulin, helping lower blood sugar levels after eating a meal.
Semaglutide works similarly and is, therefore, readily accepted by the body’s receptors.
It’s also believed to slow down the rate of digestion by delaying the rate of gastric emptying – so too does this helps lower the appetite, meaning people naturally want to eat less.
How much weight can I lose on Compounded Semaglutide?
There are several studies into how much weight can be lost using Semaglutide.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, about 70% of participants lost 10% of their body weight, and 50% lost around 15%.
It’s worth knowing that just taking Semaglutide (Wegovy) on its own without lifestyle improvements may result in limited to no weight loss reduction.
The drug works best with lifestyle changes – a healthier diet and regular exercise.
How long can I be on the medication?
This entirely depends on what your weight loss goals are. Losing weight doesn’t happen quickly, and it takes time for the body to adjust.
So too, are studies into how long Semaglutide can be taken for are mainly for controlling type 2 diabetes.
This is a different dosage and treatment plan than Semaglutdide for weight loss (Wegovy); therefore, always work with your healthcare provider to ensure safe and best results.
Most specialists recommend only taking Semaglutide (Wegovy) while losing weight.
Then once you achieve and maintain your desired weight – you can stop taking it.
What are the possible side effects of Compounded Semaglutide?
As with any drug, there are possible side effects.
Always consult your healthcare provider if you experience any of these while taking Semaglutide.
Side effects may include:
- Pain at the injection site
- Abdominal pain
Is Compounded Semaglutide the Same as Wegovy or Ozempic?
Semaglutide is the name of the core medical drug and is commonly used in the medical field.
‘Wegovy’ is the brand name for Semaglutide when it’s used for weight loss purposes.
Whereby ‘Ozempic’ is the brand name for Semaglutide when treating type 2 diabetes.
The dosage for the two ‘types’ of Semaglutide are different, as are the treatment plans, so always follow the direction of your healthcare provider.
What to Expect during your visit?
We’d be delighted to greet you at our clinic to offer you Semaglutide for weight loss, helping kick-start your weight loss journey.
To book with us or to find out more information, click the contact us button at the bottom.
Where can I administer the Compounded Semaglutide?
During your visit with us in the office, we will teach you how to properly administer the medication. But the injection is subcutaneous which means you can inject anywhere there is fat. but our preferred site is the abdomen and thighs. But it can also be administered on the back of your arms. We use a 31g insulin syringe which is one of the smallest gauges.
Semaglutide cost per month without insurance
Semaglutide ranges in pricing month 1 start at $380 and go up to $460 per month. Please take a look at the breakdown above.
Do I need any labs in order to be clear for Semaglutide?
Yes, blood is required before we can clear you for the medication. If you do not have blood work do not worry, we can do the blood in the office prior to your meeting with the provider for a low fee of $80. But if you have insurance and want to get the labs done by your provider these are the labs we require below. Also, if you had labs done recently within 4 months you can email them to email@example.com and we will let you know if they are okay to use.
Where can I sign up for Semaglutide?
If you live in the state of North Carolina you can book an to get started with our New You Medical Weight Loss Program. We are located at 114 Brady Ct. Cary, NC 27511. If you can’t find an appointment available online please reach out to us and we will try to accommodate you.
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