What Is Semaglutide (GLP-1)?
By mimicking a hormone in the body, Semaglutide increases insulin secretion while slowing down how fast your stomach empties food. This suppresses your appetite, so you feel full longer, helping you eat less and lose weight. Brand names of this product include Wegovy, Saxenda, Ozempic, among others.
GLP-1 is a physiological regulator of appetite and caloric intake, and the GLP-1 receptor is present in several areas of the brain involved in appetite regulation. The human body naturally produces the GLP-1 hormone when there is food in the stomach, reducing appetite while lowering blood sugars at the same time.
What are the benefits of Semaglutide weight loss injections?
Semaglutide is the first of its kind as a safe and highly effective hormone-based weight loss medication.
Some of the health benefits associated with Semaglutide include the following:
Reduced body weight, lipids, blood pressure, inflammatory markers, and oxidative stress
Lower blood sugar without any increase in hypoglycemia
Significant improvement in cardiovascular risk factors associated with obesity
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR SEMAGLUTIDE WEIGHT LOSS INJECTIONS?
Adults can use Semaglutide with a body mass index (or BMI) greater than or equal to 30.
After considering your BMI, medical history, and current medications, your Allure provider will determine whether you’re an appropriate candidate for Semaglutide.
Alternatively, you may be a candidate for Semaglutide weight loss if your BMI is 27 and you have at least one of the following weight-related conditions:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
Semaglutide should be combined with lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and exercise. However, these measures are not necessary to lose weight with Semaglutide injections.