30 Jan The Revolutionary Weight Loss Power of Semaglutide
If you’ve tried conventional weight loss programs and not experienced the results you hoped for, research-backed Semaglutide – an FDA-approved, revolutionary weight loss therapy — is likely the silver bullet you’ve been seeking.
Let’s get into the clinical evidence supporting Semaglutide for weight loss, how it works, and how Dr. Moma can help you harness its power to supercharge your metabolism and shed unwanted body fat.
What Is Semaglutide For Weight Loss?
Semaglutide is licensed to be sold in the United States under its trade name Ozempic. It is a biologically active synthetic form of GLP-1, which is a critical hormone for metabolism and blood sugar management
Specialized L-cells in the gut naturally produce GLP-1 and release it after meals.
In the upcoming sections, we’ll explore GLP-1 more extensively and how its analog, Semaglutide, regulates metabolism for consistent, safe, and effective weight loss.
The FDA Approved Semaglutide For Weight Loss in 2021
The American FDA fully approved Semaglutide for weight loss in June 2021 following an extensive vetting process.
Insider in 2021 called Semaglutide a weight loss “game-changer” following its FDA approval:
How Does Semaglutide Promote Weight Loss?
Semaglutide, when ingested orally or injected subcutaneously, copies the activities of a naturally-occurring peptide hormone called GLP-1. GLP-1 (the abbreviation for called glucagon-like peptide-1) regulates metabolism — energy use and storage in the body.
Among other effects, GLP-1 and Semaglutide limit postprandial glucose excursions (PPGEs) – or, in basic terms, they limit blood sugar spikes following a carbohydrate-containing meal.
Weight Loss Mechanism #1: How Semaglutide prevents blood sugar spikes
The evidence shows that Semaglutide increases insulin secretion (the hormone that shuttles blood sugar into cells and tissues) and inhibits the postprandial glucose absorption rate by slowing down gastric emptying and gut motility (the speed at which food is broken down and processed in the gut).
Weight Loss Mechanism #2: How Semaglutide limits appetite
A wealth of clinical research demonstrates that Semaglutide significantly reduces appetite, in turn supporting weight loss by limiting caloric intake. It also increases feelings of satiety (“fullness”) after eating.
Semaglutide’s Other Anti-Aging Health Benefits
In addition to spurring weight loss and reducing appetite, Semaglutide also offers patients potent other anti-aging benefits including:
- Improving endothelial function (heart and blood vessel lining)
- Reduced arterial stiffness
- Lower inflammation
- Reduced liver fat
- Decreased insulin resistance (most beneficial for diabetics)
Semaglutide Is Most Effective When Paired With Important Lifestyle Changes
Dr. Moma advises her patients to combine Semaglutide therapy with some basic lifestyle changes for optimal results:
- Intermittent fasting (IF).
- Low-carb eating plans.
- Regular exercise.
- Stress-reduction strategies (yoga, breathing exercises, meditation).
Contact Dr. Moma to Learn More About Semaglutide For Weight Loss
To learn more about how Semaglutide safely and effectively induces weight loss even in cases where other treatments have failed, please contact Dr. Sylvienash Moma, DNP.
Our patients experience often dramatic health turnarounds, including weight loss, following 3-6 months of therapy. Here is a small sample of Dr. Moma’s real patients who have given permission to use their before-and-after weight loss photos:
Dr. Moma’s health and wellness clinic proudly serves patients from Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas with a variety of anti-aging and health optimization therapies and treatments.