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All About Semaglutide Injections

Semaglutide Injections and Semaglutide Oral Tablets

If you’re a Floridian in search of an effective weight loss solution who has googled “Semaglutide injections near me,” look no further. Semaglutide for Weight Loss is the premier provider of this FDA-approved weight-loss medication serving South Florida and nationwide.

This is what we’ll cover here:

  • How does Semaglutide promote healthy weight loss?
  • The clinical research backing Semaglutide for weight loss
  • Semaglutide in the media
  • Is Semaglutide safe? Are there any potential side effects?
  • How is Semaglutide administered and what is the optimal dosage?
  • Semaglutide injections vs tablet: which is superior?
  • Getting started with premium-quality Semaglutide injections for weight loss

How does Semaglutide promote healthy weight loss?

Semaglutide chemical structure

Semaglutide (best known by its trade name Ozempic) acts in vivo as an analogue of a long-chain amino acid peptide hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). This means that Semaglutide mimics the activity of the naturally-occurring GLP-1, which is the mechanism through which it exerts positive weight-loss effects (among other anti-aging benefits).

GLP-1 is closely involved in healthy metabolism (the processing, storage, and use of energy, or calories). Intestinal epithelial endocrine L-cells in the gut produce GLP-1 and release it within 30 minutes following a meal.

Following its release, GLP-1 is primarily responsible for insulin secretion while simultaneously limiting glucagon secretion, among other activities. The effect is to reduce postprandial glucose excursions (PPGEs), or, in laymen’s terms, post-meal blood sugar spikes. It also reduces appetite.

Below we will explore each of the weight-loss benefits of GLP-1 and its analogue, Semaglutide.

Semaglutide lowers blood sugar

Patients battling diabetes are likely already familiar with GLP-1 (and its analogue, Semaglutide) because of its powerful pharmacological effects on blood sugar:

GLP-1 lowers postprandial glucose levels by potentiating glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and by inhibiting postprandial glucose absorption rate through delaying gastric emptying. In addition, GLP-1’s glucose lowering effects are further amplified by a concurrent inhibition of glucagon secretion.”

Blood sugar management is essential for weight loss (and for overall health) – not just for diabetics, but in people with normal metabolic function as well.

Semaglutide effectively reduces appetite

Clinical evidence shows that GLP-1 effectively reduces appetite through a number of mechanisms of action:

“GLP-1 is of relevance to appetite and weight maintenance because it has actions on the gastrointestinal tract as well as the direct regulation of appetite. It delays gastric emptying and gut motility in humans. In addition, interventricular injections of GLP-1 inhibit food intake, independent of the presence of food in the stomach or gastric emptying. Peripherally administered GLP-1 also affects the central regulation of feeding.”

The bottom line: GLP-1 analogies like Semaglutide improve feelings of satiety and decrease patients’ food intake.

Additional anti-aging indications (uses) of Semaglutide

We should also note that exciting new research is currently underway to assess other potential beneficial impacts of GLP-1 analogues like Semaglutide:

“In addition to the insulinotropic and appetite-inhibiting actions, GLP-1 based therapies are also being investigated for potential effects on Alzheimer’s disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, and cardiovascular risk. In particular regarding cardiovascular risk, the evidence of beneficial effects is strong.”

So, you’re not only doing your waistline a favor with Semaglutide – but also likely benefitting your heart, brain, and other organs critical for anti-aging — two (or three or four) birds, one stone.

The importance of battling obesity to prevent serious COVID illness

Strategies to mitigate obesity and spur weight loss are more important now than ever. The CDC notes that:

“Overweight, obesity, or severe obesity, can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. The risk of severe COVID-19 illness increases sharply with elevated BMI.”

Boost your immune system function now with a solid weight loss protocol and fortify your natural defenses against COVID. We’ll tell you more about how to get in touch with HCG Diet Miami to do just that coming up.

The clinical research backing Semaglutide for weight loss

Researchers, in a double-blind trial including nearly 2,000 obese participants published in the New England Journal of Medicine, discovered remarkable, statistically significant weight loss:

“The mean change in body weight from baseline to week 68 was −14.9% in the semaglutide group as compared with −2.4% with placebo, for an estimated treatment difference of −12.4 percentage points (95% confidence interval [CI], −13.4 to −11.5; P<0.001). More participants in the semaglutide group than in the placebo group achieved weight reductions of 5% or more
The change in body weight from baseline to week 68 was −15.3 kg in the semaglutide group as compared with −2.6 kg in the placebo group
Participants who received semaglutide had a greater improvement with respect to cardiometabolic risk factors and a greater increase in participant-reported physical functioning from baseline than those who received placebo.”

In their conclusion, the researchers noted that “2.4 mg of semaglutide once weekly plus lifestyle intervention was associated with sustained, clinically relevant reduction in body weight.”

Semaglutide in the media

Since first gaining FDA approval in June 2021 as a weight-loss drug based on multiple clinical studies demonstrating efficacy like the one we just explored, health experts lauded Semaglutide as a breakthrough weight management solution:

“The medication, initially developed to treat Type 2 diabetes, was the first drug treatment to be approved by the FDA for weight management since 2014. Wegovy, the brand of semaglutide sold by Novo Nordisk, is a once-weekly injection designed to balance out hunger hormones…

Semaglutide was widely praised, prompting such high demand that there were shortages within months of Wegovy’s entrance into the market.”

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Is Semaglutide safe? Are there any potential side effects?

First of all, it’s important to emphasize that the FDA has fully approved Semaglutide for weight loss in overweight or obese individuals.

As with all pharmaceuticals, there is some risk of side effects, but they are typically mild and easily managed. These include:

  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • burping
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • heartburn

Optimizing your dosage with the help of an experienced doctor, safely storing your medication, and not taking the medication as prescribed will help prevent side effects.

How is Semaglutide administered and what is the optimal dosage?

Semaglutide is most thoroughly studied when administered via subcutaneous injection. In the landmark New England Journal of Medicine study we referenced earlier, the team used a once-weekly dose of 2.4 mg injected under the skin.

Given its lengthier use as an antidiabetic drug rather than a weight loss agent, there is more research into the oral vs. injectable debate in the context of diabetes:

Oral semaglutide is “slightly” less efficacious than the injectable preparation, requires daily compared with weekly administration, with careful attention to detail in relation to administration, and does not currently have data that unequivocally support cardiovascular benefit.”

For these reasons (greater efficacy with less frequent dosing), we recommend Semaglutide injections over oral administration. However, this is not to say that the oral version is not effective. In fact, the oral version has shown excellent results in many patients.  Remember, it’s only “SLIGHTLY” less effective than the injections, but still highly effective and will yield results!  It should be noted that the oral semaglutide is often combined with other medications such as methylcobalamin B12 or NAD+ to enhance the medication and the results. Please give us a call to review the available options.

Get in touch with HCG Diet Miami for premium-quality Semaglutide injections for weight loss

Semaglutide injections for weight loss are an excellent complementary therapy to the highly effective HCG diet, the flagship protocol we deliver at HCG Diet Miami, our brother company. The HCG diet works by boosting adiponectin levels, which in turn reduces blood sugar levels and triggers the breakdown of fatty acids in the body.

The evidence shows that HCG also balances the sex hormones as well as potentially prevents age-related cognitive decline, making it a powerful anti-aging treatment for men with low testosterone and women going through menopause.

Miami residents are in elite hands with HCG Diet Miami, the regional leader in hormone-based weight loss programs. We source only the highest-grade pharmaceutical supplies from fully-licensed leading compounding groups.

Contact us today or fill out our Intake Form to get started on your weight loss journey with Semaglutide and/or HCG today. We’re always ready to help our next patient transform his or her life with proven, safe, and effective therapies – and that patient could be you. Semaglutide Injections for Weight Loss are always just a phone call away.

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