Semaglutide is a medication that can help one with weight loss.
How it works
Semaglutide encourages weight loss and intaking fewer calories by mimicking the glucagon-like peptide-1 hormone (GLP-1) in the body. GLP-1 prevents the release of the hormone glucagon, which slows down the release of sugar into the blood so that more fat is burned and slows down gastric emptying to make one feel full longer while reducing the desire for food intake.
Similar to GLP-1, Semaglutide can make one feel less hungry by assisting in controlling blood sugar levels by preventing the liver from releasing sugar into the bloodstream, slowing down how fast the stomach empties food, and making the pancreas release insulin.
Is it safe?
Semaglutide is FDA approved and is safe and efficient when used properly. there are some effects when using Semaglutide.
Common side effects when using Semaglutide are:
- Stomach pain
To reduce the intensity of some of the side effects of Semaglutide, it is recommended to limit or avoid processed foods sugar, alcohol, and fast-digesting carbs.
Additionally, Semaglutide is not recommended for:
- Those who have a history of type-1 diabetes
- Those who have a history of pancreatitis
- Those who have a history of thyroid cancer
- Pregnant people
- People on other blood sugar reduction medications.