Consider Semaglutide Peptide Therapy to Help Achieve Weight Loss Goals
The first step in managing weight is to eat a healthy, whole food diet and make sure you are exercising. However, If you feel like you are doing everything right and still can’t lose weight with diet and exercise, peptide therapy may be worth a try. Peptides are short chains of amino acids and specific combinations of peptides signal the body to repair itself.
What is Semaglutide Peptide Therapy?
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1) agonist, that helps your pancreas release insulin to bring down blood sugar levels which promotes weight loss. It does this by activating a blood-sugar regulating protein found within the beta cells of your pancreas. In addition to targeting areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake, it also slows gastric emptying to make you feel more full.
Ozempic® and Wegovy are brand names of semaglutide drugs approved by the FDA. Semaglutide may cause nausea or diarrhea so the medication dose must be increased gradually to reduce gastrointestinal side effects.
Semaglutide Trial for Weight Loss
In a semaglutide weight loss trial3 that included almost 2000 adults with BMIs of 30 and greater more than half of the participants lost 15% of their body weight. Most of the participants lost at least 10% of their body weight. The participants were not diabetic which shows that semaglutide is beneficial for weight loss in non-diabetic people. In addition, the participants taking semaglutide showed improvements in blood pressure, blood sugar, and heart disease risk.
Who Should Consider Peptide Therapy?
The trial showed that semaglutide can be effective for both overweight and obese individuals. As with any weight loss program, semaglutide works best with a healthy diet and exercise program, so you must be willing to make changes with our guidance.
Being obese or overweight is associated with some leading causes of death, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes, and is linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer.
If you’re overweight or obese, let us help you succeed in achieving your weight loss goals and optimal health.
Dragonfly 360’s Peptide Therapy Weight Loss Program
Our program includes:
- Kick off appointment to discuss program and start a 7 day detoxification program. At this appointment, labs may be ordered such as a Complete Metabolic Panel, hormones, thyroid, vitamin levels to ensure we are covering all possible avenues for your weight loss success.
- After 7 day detoxification program, you will meet with our nutritionist to discuss eating habits and the best dietary approach for you. You will also be taught how to do your semaglutide weekly injection at this appointment. The dose will be increased gradually to reduce gastrointestinal side effects.
Supplements may be suggested if needed for vitamin deficiencies or other imbalances.
1. Rowlands, J. “Pleiotropic Effects of GLP-1 and Analogs on Cell Signaling, Metabolism and Function.” Frontiers in Endocrinology 9 (November 23, 2018).