"The Hot New" Weight Loss Injection
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What is Ozempic?
Ozempic is an FDA-approved medication that was initially developed for diabetes. The drug was developed by a pharmaceutical company and is a class of medication known as GLP-1’s. This group of medicines not only work well in diabetics but it was discovered that in overweight or obese diabetic patients, GLP-1's curbed appetites and led to remarkable weight loss properties. As a result, the pharmaceutical company developed the medication in a higher dosage under a new brand name specifically for weight-loss, in a drug called Wegovy. Ozempic has the same active ingredient as Wegovy in a lower-dose form. Due to supply shortages of Wegovy, Ozempic may be prescribed for weight-loss at a potentially higher dosage to almost exactly match the weight-loss properties of Wegovy.
How does Ozempic Work?
Ozempic’s active ingredient is called semaglutide. Semaglutide works by simulating a hormone your body naturally produces to make you feel full. After you eat a big meal, your body releases incretin which signals the feeling of fullness and tells your brain to stop eating. In addition, it also helps to prevent the effects of insulin resistance which also contributes to a feeling of fullness and reduces cravings for sugary or unhealthy foods. Coupled with diet and exercise, Ozempic has been shown to have remarkable weight loss properties.
How do I take Ozempic?
Ozempic is taken as a once-weekly injection. The drug is prepackaged into a pen with a needle. You simply place the pen on your stomach or thigh and press down. You do not need to measure the medicine or handle the needles yourself. Injection is relatively painless and the prepackaged pens make taking the medicine easy. You also only need to inject once a week which makes it easier to stay on track with your wellness regimen.
How much weight do I lose on Ozempic?
Clinical studies have shown as much as ~16% weight-loss over a one year period, with the majority of the weight-loss happening earlier in the program (within the first 6 months). When coupled with your tailored diet and exercise program, your weight-loss could be considerably higher. With any weight-loss program, it will still be important to change your lifestyle and exercise will-power. However, the medication can make this process significantly easier. Keep in mind, results do vary per individual.