What is Semaglutide and How Does It Promote Weight Loss?

Weight loss is a goal for many people but exercise and diet isn’t fun for everyone and don’t always do the job. Sometimes, other methods are needed and Semaglutide is one such option. But what is it and how does it work?

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medication originally approved to treat diabetes but has recently been approved for weight loss management.

It’s meant to be used along with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. It can also help obese or overweight individuals (adults and children 12 and older) to lose weight.

The drug is in a class of medications known as incretin mimetics and works by aiding the pancreas in releasing the right amount of insulin when blood sugar levels are high. It also helps move sugar from the blood into other tissues where it’s used for energy.

How Does Semaglutide for Weight Loss Work?

Semaglutide primarily works to help people lose weight by slowing the movement of food through the stomach which can decrease the appetite and lead to weight loss.

Semaglutide and medications like it mimics the incretin hormone GLP-1. After you eat, the hormone is released from the digestive tract. It then lowers your blood sugar and triggers an insulin release. It also blocks sugar production and slows how quickly food leaves the stomach.

The results lead to you feeling full and which leads to lowering your appetite and weight loss. Semglutide works exactly like this.

What are the Benefits of Taking Semaglutide for Weight Loss?

Controlled Appetite

Semaglutide, as a drug, reduces the feeling of hunger by slowing how fast food leaves the stomach. This means you’ll feel hungry much less and reduce cravings which can ultimately lead to less overeating and losing weight.

Decreases Blood Sugar Levels

Semaglutide also lowers blood sugar levels which is why it’s approved to treat diabetes. But it can also reduce the risk of diabetes in those who don’t have it already.

As discussed above, the drug mimics the GLP-1 hormone which stimulates insulin secretion which is what can lead to lower blood sugar levels.

Increases Metabolism

Introducing Semaglutide into the body increases the metabolism of fat in the body. And with the drug increasing how fast your body burns fat and also decreasing your appetite, it sets up the perfect parameters for you to lose weight.

Decreased Triglycerides Levels

Semaglutide can also reduce triglyceride levels. Lower triglycerides have been shown to have a direct correlation to weight loss. Exercise is also known to lower triglycerides.

The combination of Semaglutide use and changing your diet and exercise can significantly lower your triglyceride levels.

Schedule A Consultation

If you want to learn if Semaglutide would be a good weight loss option for you, schedule a consultation with Look Med Spa today. You can schedule an appointment using our online form or by calling us at our Las Vegas, NV office.