Semaglutide (Brand names Ozempic or Wegovy) is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, which means it works by mimicking the effects of GLP-1, a naturally occurring hormone in the body that helps regulate blood sugar levels and appetite. When Semaglutide is administered via a once weekly injection, it stimulates the release of insulin and suppresses the release of glucagon, both of which help lower blood sugar levels. It also slows down the emptying of the stomach and reduces feelings of hunger, which can lead to a decrease in food intake and weight loss. In addition to these effects, Semaglutide may also increase the body's sensitivity to insulin, which can help improve glucose metabolism.
Overall, the combination of its effects on appetite, insulin sensitivity, and glucose metabolism make Semaglutide an effective tool for promoting weight loss in individuals who are overweight or obese. However, like all medications, It should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet plan and a healthy lifestyle for maximum benefits.
Refresh's individual diet plan's help ensure the most success while using Semaglutide. Our plan is designed to help you better understand your own dietary needs in order to maximize your energy levels all while reducing your body fat. Our plans help you also understand macronutrients, like protein, fats, carbohydrates and how to better manage your own body's dietary needs. Understanding macronutrients is necessary in order to maximize your fat metabolism.
When you schedule a free in-office consultation at Refresh, a medical professional will meet with you to go over your cosmetic goals and determine a plan that best fits your needs. Begin your journey to more rejuvenated, revitalized skin. Start by calling 215-876-0512 today!