Peptide Weight Loss Program-
Semaglutide is an FDA-approved injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist that is administered once weekly to help you with long-term weight management and glycemic control. GLP-1 is an incretin hormone that plays a role in your appetite and digestion. Incretins — hormones released by your small intestine — are sent out by your body after you’ve eaten a meal to help lower your blood sugar by triggering insulin and blocking other sources of sugar. It also slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach (called gastric emptying). The result of these actions causes you to feel full — lowering your appetite and causing you to lose weight. At higher doses, it can act on centers in the brain and help suppress appetite. Used in conjunction with lifestyle changes and a reduced-calorie diet, Semaglutide can have a very successful outcome with weight loss and lowering high blood pressure. Studies show that Semaglutide can reduce appetite, improve control of eating, reduce food cravings in addition to improving glycemic control.
- weekly peptide injection
- weekly slim shot
- weekly weight and body composition measurement
- nutrition and weight loss counseling as needed
How is Semaglutide administered?
Semaglutide is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) in your abdomen, arm, or thigh. Since Semaglutide slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach, you may experience side effects like nausea and vomiting. The goal is to have limited unfavorable side effects, while losing 1-4 lbs/week (and feel the benefits of the medication-less appetite, cravings, portion sizes).
Gastrointestinal (GI) side effects tend to happen most frequently when using this medication — the most common being nausea, constipation, and vomiting. You may experience these effects more strongly when we raise your dose. Additional common side effects can include stomach pain, indigestion, and bloating. Some ways to improve these side effects are:
- small, frequent meals
- Lower the amount of alcohol you consume
- Consume low fat meals
- Bland diet-bananas, rice, toast
- Ginger and Vitamin B6 also help with nausea