Semaglutide, known commercially as Ozempic® or Wegovy™, is a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus or to help lose weight in adults with an elevated BMI. It increases the production of insulin, lowers blood sugar levels, and slows gastric emptying. It also appears to enhance growth of cells in the pancreas that help produce insulin.
Semaglutide helps prevent spikes in blood sugar and allows our body to more slowly process the foods we eat, in turn decreasing our appetite and overall calorie consumption throughout the day. Individuals can experience rapid changes in body weight without much lifestyle change, but when paired with a healthy diet and exercise the fat just melts right off!
GLP-1 agonists like semaglutide target inflammatory pathways in the body that contribute to tissue damage and oxidative stress. Neurotransmitters and higher function areas of the brain are directly targeted by GLP-1 agonists, which decrease appetite and improve satiation (fullness). Digestion of food in the GI tract is slowed, altering the how quickly the stomach empties its contents into the intestines. GLP-1 agonists have been proven to increase insulin secretion and decrease glucagon levels in the body, improving blood sugar regulation.
Join our premier iThriveLEAN program that is safely managed & administered by our team of Naturopathic Doctors. As part of our weight loss program, you will receive 4 monthly injections of semaglutide that can be self-administered in the comfort of your home or in our office.
Increase exercise load if possible, including strength training, walking, swimming, and more.
Reduce added sugars, refined carbohydrates and learn what foods will fuel overall weight loss.
Our team of Naturopathic Doctors can determine if additional medications can safely assist your weight loss goals.
Offers 4 monthly injections to be performed at home or in our office, supplement recommendations, and much more!
One of our Naturopathic Doctors at iThriveMD will conduct a focused screening, intake, and assessment.
Your lab results will provide hormone, immune & metabolic functions to establish the best treatment plan for you.
Tracking labs and progress will help optimize your results and reach your weight loss goals.