Semaglutide | South Ogden, UT | Medical Weight Loss Utah

Semaglutide for Weight Loss

Obesity is not just a choice, its a disease. There is an Obesity gene in many families today. Sadly, this means that obesity is a more complex problem than just choosing vegetables over the fruit snacks at the grocery store, or diets and exercise alone. This disease has increased dramatically in the past decade, with obesity-related diseases following closely behind.
Conditions including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, according to the CDC, are among the leading causes of preventable, premature death.
From fad diets that don’t stick, too restrictive diets and exercise that provide no success at all, This has left many people feeling uninspired, hopeless, and even downright exhausted. Many struggling with obesity are left feeling so overwhelmed as they continue to gain weight regardless of their best efforts.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

We are very excited to offer semaglutide, It is an FDA approved, weight loss injection! In June 2021, the U.S. FDA approved semaglutide injection (once weekly) for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight with at least one weight-related condition (such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol etc), for use in addition to a diet and increased physical activity. This under-the-skin injection (subcutaneous) is the first approved drug for chronic weight management in adults with general obesity or overweight since 2014.

Originally used for diabetes and sold under the name Ozempic and Weygovy, a higher dose of the same drug was evaluated for weight loss. The results were dramatic, with the average individual losing 20(+) % of their body weight during the clinic trial.

Semaglutide has shown proven and miraculous results. Peptide optimization therapy are science-backed for gut health, mental focus, anti-aging, and deliver time-tested, noticeable weight loss.

How it works:

Semaglutide works by mimicking a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite, craving and food intake; it is a powerful appetite suppressant. It also works by increasing the production of insulin and appears to enhance growth of β cells in the pancreas, which are the sites of insulin production. Additionally, it inhibits glucagon, which is a hormone that increases blood sugar. It has
been known to aid not only in weight loss, but helps to lower glucose levels in those who are pre-diabetic (Insulin Resistant) or who have type 2 diabetes


  • Delays stomach emptying, leading to a feeling of fullness and smaller meal size.
  • Slows intestinal motility
  • Lowers blood sugars, in part by reducing the production of sugar in the liver
  • Decreases carbohydrate and sugar cravings

You are NOT a good candidate for semaglutide if you have any of the following: diabetic retinopathy, decreased kidney function, pancreatitis, medullary thyroid cancer (or a family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma), or multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2.


Commonly Asked Questions

What is the hormone GLP-1?

Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) is a hormone that regulates blood sugar by stimulating glucose-dependent insulin secretion. Insulin is a hormone that promotes sugar uptake by the cells, stores sugar as glycogen, promotes the building of fat, and signals the body to build skeletal muscle. In addition, GLP-1 inhibits glucagon release (which slows down the release of sugar into the blood so that you burn more fat), slows down gastric emptying (makes you feel full), and lowers the desire for food intake (because you feel full).

Is Semaglutide a type of insulin?

No, Semaglutide is not a type of insulin or a substitute for insulin.

How long does it take to lose weight on Semaglutide?

With Semaglutide, Everyone is different and they respond to different doses. You will slowly work your way up to the dose that works best for you. This is where you will experience the most amount of weight loss. This was the case in the clinical trials, where participants had their dose adjusted until they reached 2.4 mg once weekly. In the phase 3 trial that measured outcomes at 20 weeks, most participants were able to reach the full dose and also lost weight as their dose was increased. They saw additional weight loss over the remaining 48 weeks and beyond. It is important to keep in mind that weight loss can take time, and you’ll see the best results when you are using your medication in combination with our weight loss program and exercise. Sometimes the medication may not work for you, or you may not be able to tolerate the full dose due to side effects.

How long should you take Semaglutide for weight loss?

In the study participants received treatment for a period of 68 weeks (about 1.5 years) during each of the four trials conducted by the company. As new data comes forth we will be able to answer this question more completely.

Is Semaglutide safe?

Yes. Semaglutide is considered to be safe and effective when used as indicated. But safe doesn’t mean that there aren’t risks. Semaglutide also carries a boxed warning about thyroid C-cell tumors occurring in rodents (with unknown risk in humans), and Semaglutide shouldn’t be used if you or your family have a history of certain thyroid cancers. Semaglutide should
not be used in people with type-1 diabetes or a history of pancreatitis

Is Semaglutide covered by my insurance?

No. Semaglutide is not covered by insurance for people who are not diabetic type 2. However, if you can get this medication as part of our Semaglutide Weight Loss Program.

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