Most people struggle at some point in their lives to lose weight. In fact, statistics show that nearly 50% of Americans are considered obese or overweight2. Obesity doesn’t just cost you looks; it severely affects men’s health in many ways. Low testosterone, low libido, and increased mental health problems are some of the common effects of obesity.
Fortunately, there is a medication that has recently been approved by the FDA for the treatment of obesity. Semaglutide is a once-weekly injection that has been shown to be effective in promoting weight loss4 and improving other health indicators such as insulin sensitivity. Moreover, it is great for men who come to our Men’s health clinic for other shots like testosterone booster and libido shots.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss what Semaglutide is, how it works, and what the potential side effects are. We’ll also provide some tips on lifestyle changes that can help you lose weight safely and effectively.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists. GLP-1 agonists are medications that mimic the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is secreted by the intestines in response to food intake. GLP-1 plays an important role in regulating appetite and food intake by increasing feelings of fullness and decreasing hunger1.
How does semaglutide work?
Semaglutide works by binding to GLP-1 receptors on various organs in the body including the liver. It has many acting mechanisms, but the primary mechanism revolves around decreasing fasting and post-prandial (post meal) blood glucose. This action results in the activation of signaling pathways that lead to reduced appetite and decreased food intake.
The efficacy of Semaglutide is not just theoretical. Many studies have shown that Semaglutide can lead to significant weight loss when used in combination with lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise3,4. A 2021 study enrolled 1967 overweight and obese adults and compared the effects of Semaglutide with placebo. The results were striking! Semaglutide group lost almost 13 kilograms more than placebo group4. Semaglutide is an exceptional tool to enhance your weight loss journey and hence men’s health.
Dietary Modification to Boost the Effects of Semaglutide
While semaglutide boosts your weight loss, it should be used in conjunction with dietary modifications, especially if you’re aiming for optimum men’s health. We recommend a sugar free, alcohol free, ad intermittent fasting diet for maximum results.
For instance, eating from 11:00 A.M. to 07:00 P.M. and then fasting in between significantly reduces weight. Moreover, with Semaglutide’s hunger suppression your fasting will become easier than ever. Alcohol and refined sugars are dangerous to your liver and pancreas. Consuming these products help you put on weight, impair your hormonal balance, and decrease the effect of Semaglutide.
Finally, you may be wondering what the catch is. At the moment Semaglutide is available, affordable, and not taken over by pharmaceutical companies. With its many benefits, it is soon expected to come under pharmaceutical businesses. The prices, unfortunately, will hike and the availability will be decreased.
Losing weight can be difficult and frustrating, especially when you feel like you’ve tried everything without success. But there is hope! Semaglutide is a new medication that has been shown to promote weight loss when used in combination with lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. Contact us today and get your weekly Semaglutide shots.
1. Kalra S, Sahay R. A Review on Semaglutide: An Oral Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Receptor Agonist in Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Therapy. 2020;11(9):1965. doi:10.1007/S13300-020-00894-Y
2. Overweight & Obesity Statistics | NIDDK. Accessed November 14, 2022. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/overweight-obesity
3. Singh G, Krauthamer M, Bjalme-Evans M. Wegovy (semaglutide): a new weight loss drug for chronic weight management. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2022;70(1):5. doi:10.1136/JIM-2021-001952
4. Wilding JPH, Batterham RL, Calanna S, et al. Once-Weekly Semaglutide in Adults with Overweight or Obesity. N Engl J Med. 2021;384(11):989-1002. doi:10.1056/NEJMOA2032183