Semaglutide

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a cutting-edge medication that provides powerful benefits during weight loss.

Imagine a medication that dramatically lessens your hunger, reduces the amount of food you want to eat, all while regulating your blood sugar, helping those carb cravings to go away. Semaglutide is just that medication!

Many find losing weight and sticking to new eating habits challenging. This powerful new tool can help alleviate some of this difficulty and help you achieve even better results.

The FDA has recently approved Semaglutide, a prescribed medication, for both Weight Loss and Diabetes. It mimics the effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which increases insulin production, impacts blood sugar, and supports a healthy metabolism.

At Nuviva, we are now excited to offer this powerful weight loss medication. Contact your local clinic today to take advantage of all the benefits that Semaglutide has to offer.

How do I use Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is administered once-a-week by a subcutaneous injection (into fat) with a small insulin syringe. The dose is gradually increased over time, allowing you to continue to feel the amazing benefits of this medication. Some clients will have a very low sensitivity to Semaglutide and can use a very small amount for an extended period, while others will require an increased amount to get the desired results. Our trained staff will work with you each week to help find the exact amount that you need to allow this medication to work its magic on you while feeling your best!

How can I get Semaglutide?

We offer Semaglutide for current Nuviva clients as an add on medication to their existing plans to provide additional support during our program. We also offer it as a stand-alone for clients simply looking to use Semaglutide to help continue their weight loss journeys.

Be sure to ask one of our team members to find out if Semaglutide is the right medication for you to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

What is a GLP-1 peptide (Semaglutide) and why will it help me lose weight?

Let’s look at our natural GLP-1 peptide and its function in your bodies. We all have natural hormones in our bodies that tell our bodies what to do and not to do. One of those hormones is GLP-1. When we eat, GLP-1 builds up in the receptors in our brains. When those receptors are full, that signals our brains that we are satiated, making us lose our appetite and stop wanting to eat. These same receptors are also located inside our stomachs. When those receptors get full, it signals our stomachs to slow down the digestion of the food which prevents it from overloading our GI tracts. So, when you use a GLP-1 medication like Semaglutide, you are artificially filling some of those receptors with an exogenous (from the outside) form of GLP-1 before you even take one bite of food. Once we take that first bite of food and the first of our natural GLP-1 is produced it will fill the remaining receptors making us feel full and lose our appetites much faster than we naturally would.

If your brain feels you are not hungry and when you do eat you get a feeling of being physically full quickly, naturally eating less will become much easier. These are not the only benefits that GLP-1 peptides provide. They also have a significant impact on lowering blood glucose levels. When GLP-1 is released, it will cause the pancreases to release insulin and help the body lower blood glucose levels. GLP-1 also inhibits the hormone called glucagon, which causes the liver to release sugar into the blood. Lower glucose levels, which is the same as lowering blood sugar levels, is the goal of any diabetic treatment. This action will result in weight loss because the body will not burn fat for energy when blood sugar levels are high. If you think about the objective of doing cardio, we are attempting to deplete stored sugars in the body to then burn fat as a calorie source. In addition, GLP-1 inhibits the hormone called glucagon, which causes the liver to release sugar into the blood. These two powerful functions contribute to weight loss.

One of the most difficult parts of dieting is controlling our cravings for sugary or starchy foods. When our blood sugar is controlled, the desire to seek our carbohydrates or higher glycemic value foods is drastically reduced. This allows us to maintain a diet higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates.

Other benefits of GLP-1 peptides like Semaglutide

Besides diabetes and weight loss what other health benefits can GLP-1 peptides like Semaglutide provide? There is evidence coming out that GLP-1 peptides, like Semaglutide, can improve longevity, reduce heart attack incidences, reduce the risk of stroke, reduce the risk of kidney disease, can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, reduce inflammation in joints and much more benefits we have yet to discover from the use of GLP-1 peptides.

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Wondering if Semaglutide may be the right solution to help you lose weight? Schedule a free consultation with a weight loss expert at one of our Nuviva locations today.

 

FAQ

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. It belongs to the class of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, which work by increasing insulin secretion and reducing appetite. Recently, a higher dose of semaglutide has been approved by the FDA as a treatment for obesity, with the brand name Wegovy. It has been shown to be effective in aiding weight loss in overweight and obese individuals when combined with diet and exercise. Semaglutide works by suppressing appetite and reducing caloric intake, leading to sustained weight loss. However, it is important to note that it is not a magic pill and should only be used under the guidance of a Nuviva Coach.

Where can I get Semaglutide?

If you’re looking for Semaglutide for weight loss, Nuviva Medical Weight Loss can help. As a prescription-only medication, Semaglutide is only available through a licensed healthcare provider. At Nuviva, our expert medical staff can assess your weight loss needs and prescribe Semaglutide as part of a personalized weight loss program. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how Semaglutide can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Where is Semaglutide injected?

Semaglutide is a medication used for weight management injected into the belly fat or ‘love handles’. It is an injectable drug that is administered once a week subcutaneously. Nuviva Medical Weight Loss provides Semaglutide injections as part of their comprehensive weight loss program. Semaglutide works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called GLP-1, which helps regulate blood sugar and appetite. By reducing appetite and promoting feelings of fullness, Semaglutide can aid in weight loss efforts. At Nuviva, Semaglutide injections are administered by healthcare professionals who will monitor your progress and adjust your dosage as needed to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Will Semaglutide make you tired?

There is limited evidence to suggest that semaglutide causes fatigue or tiredness. Semaglutide is a medication used to manage type 2 diabetes and obesity. While fatigue is a known side effect of some diabetes medications, there is no conclusive evidence linking semaglutide to fatigue. If you experience fatigue while taking semaglutide, it is important to consult your Nuviva Coach to determine the underlying cause. It is possible that fatigue may be caused by other factors such as lifestyle, diet, or other health conditions.

How long does it take Semaglutide to work?

Semaglutide is a prescription medication used for weight loss in adults who have obesity or are overweight and have at least one weight-related health problem. The medication is taken once a week via injection. When starting semaglutide, it may take a few weeks to notice weight loss, and it is recommended to continue treatment for at least 16 weeks to evaluate its effectiveness. The exact duration of semaglutide’s effects may vary from person to person and may depend on factors such as individual metabolism, diet, and exercise habits.

Will Semaglutide lower blood pressure?

Semaglutide is a medication that is typically used to treat type 2 diabetes by improving blood sugar control. However, recent studies suggest that semaglutide may also help lower blood pressure levels. This medication works by stimulating the release of insulin and reducing appetite, which can lead to weight loss and lower blood pressure. Semaglutide has been shown to significantly reduce systolic blood pressure, making it a potential option for individuals with both diabetes and high blood pressure. If you are interested in exploring the potential benefits of semaglutide for your specific health needs, it is recommended to contact Nuviva Medical Weight Loss to learn more about how semaglutide may be a useful option for you.

Can Semaglutide cause diabetics and low blood sugar?

Semaglutide is a medication commonly prescribed for weight loss. It is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist that helps control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. While semaglutide can cause a decrease in blood sugar levels, it is not typically associated with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in people without diabetes. However, for individuals with diabetes, hypoglycemia may be a side effect of semaglutide use, especially when combined with other blood sugar-lowering medications. It is important for individuals with diabetes who are taking semaglutide to monitor their blood sugar levels regularly and work closely with their Nuviva medical team and coaches to prevent and manage low blood sugar episodes.

Is Semaglutide taken once a week?

Semaglutide is a medication used for weight loss that works by mimicking the effects of a hormone in the body called GLP-1, which regulates appetite and metabolism. Semaglutide once a week is preferred over daily doses because it has been found to be more effective and convenient for patients. It also has a longer half-life, which means it stays in the body for a longer period of time and provides continuous weight loss benefits. Additionally, Semaglutide once a week is administered through a simple injection, making it a convenient and easy-to-use option for patients looking to achieve their weight loss goals.
At Nuviva we also offer a biweekly option of smaller injections to limit the peak and trough of the medication. This dosing allows the benefits to be felt all week long and may also limit many of the unwanted side effects that may present with a larger dose. Contact Nuviva Medical Weight Loss to learn more about Semaglutide and how it can help you achieve sustainable weight loss.

Is Semaglutide expensive?

Semaglutide is a medication used to treat obesity, and it is relatively expensive due to a number of factors. Firstly, the drug is relatively new and has not yet become widely available, which often leads to higher prices. Secondly, the drug is a type of injectable medication, which requires additional manufacturing processes, and this contributes to the cost. Finally, Semaglutide is a highly effective medication, and its high price reflects its potential to deliver significant weight loss results for patients. However, Nuviva Medical Weight Loss offers affordable pricing options and personalized treatment plans that may make Semaglutide more accessible to those who need it.

Boca Raton Semaglutide Clinic

7301 West Palmetto Park Road
Suite 103A
Boca Raton, FL 33433

Coral Springs Semaglutide Clinic

5561 N University Drive,
Suite 104,
Coral Springs, FL 33067

Fort Myers Semaglutide Clinic

13450 Parker Commons Blvd., Suite 105
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Lake Mary Semaglutide Clinic

719 Rodel Cove, Suite 1031, Lake Mary, FL 32746

Melbourne Semaglutide Clinic

8095 Spyglass Hill Road,
Unit 105
Melbourne, FL 32940

Naples Semaglutide Clinic

5495 Bryson Drive,
Suite 413
Naples, FL 34109

Orlando Semaglutide Clinic

899 Outer Road
Suite A
Orlando, FL 32814

Punta Gorda Semaglutide Clinic

100 Madrid Blvd
Suite 313
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Tampa Semaglutide Clinic

3202 Henderson Blvd,
Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33609

Cape Coral Semaglutide Clinic

820 Lafayette St.
Cape Coral, FL 33904