Semaglutide is an FDA-approved injectable prescription diabetes medication known as Ozempic. It is proven to help overweight adults lose weight and keep it off. This once-weekly injection for chronic weight management may be the answer for adults who are overweight or obese and have at least one weight-related health condition.
Semaglutide is the first approved drug for chronic weight management in obese or overweight adults as a weight loss program. Approximately 70% of American adults are obese or overweight, a severe health issue associated with heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer.
Semaglutide works by mimicking a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that influences areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. Additionally, Semaglutide encourages your pancreas to release the correct amount of insulin when blood sugar levels are high. Using Semaglutide to increase insulin secretion while slowing down how fast your stomach empties food works in the following ways:
- Slowed digestion
- Reduced appetite
- Stabilized blood sugar & energy
A suppressed appetite means you feel full longer, which helps you eat less while losing weight. On average, you can lose up to two pounds per week with a once-per-week injectable, avoiding the expense and discomfort of invasive surgery.