Once-Weekly Semaglutide in Overweight/Obese Patients

Feb 14, 2023

Once-Weekly Semaglutide in Overweight/Obese Patients

In the United States, roughly 42% of all adults are obese (according to the CDC), meaning that their Body Mass Index (BMI) is greater than 30. When lifestyle changes, diet modifications, and exercise don't work on their own, many people have begun turning to peptide therapy for that additional boost that they need to get the weight off. Compounded peptide therapy offers patients a natural, safe alternative from prescription medication. 

Semaglutide is a peptide that works to help you lose weight in a number of ways. Semaglutide is a Glucagon-Like Peptide (GLP-1), it works by increasing the insulin secretions in the pancreas via enhancing the growth of pancreatic beta cells. It also works to inhibit the body from creating glucagon stores. When the body is given excess glucose (from overeating typically), it can not all be used and some is stored as long term storage in the form of glucagon. Glucagon stored by the body can decrease the ability to lose weight quickly, this is why we use semaglutide to prevent this. 

Semaglutide also helps curb appetite and slow down digestion in the stomach, making you feel fuller longer. This increased satiation typically leads to less binge eating and less bored eating which is helpful when trying to diet and keep up lifestyle modifications.

Here at The Fountain of You, we have the patient's experience and safety at the center of everything we do. This is why we have opted to compound the peptide Semaglutide with Vitamin B12!  There are many benefits to this unique blend.  Vitamin B12 has been known to increase energy and burn fat. When compounded with Semaglutide, the B12 helps to negate any side effects such as nausea. 

Overall, adding Semaglutide to your weight loss/diet plan can really make a huge difference. If lifestyle modifications, diet and exercise are not enough for you to shake that extra weight, give us a call to get your peptides ordered today!