Semaglutide Weight Loss

Semaglutide GLP-1 Antagonist FDA Approved

A Game Changer drug for Weight Loss

The weight-loss drug Wegovy, which is the same drug as Semaglutide,  described as a ‘game-changer’ by obesity researchers has just been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), representing the first time the agency has endorsed such a medication for the treatment of Obesity in almost 10 years. 

Semaglutide and other GLP – 1 Antagonist medication have been used for many years as an anti diabetic medication. Recently, however, a notice came about that while utilizing this medication, there were more benefits. These benefits include drastic weight loss, appetite suppression, loss of cravings and hunger and many more. Semaglutide and Exenatide offer tremendous benefits within our Weight Loss journey.

Studies went underway and the results are truly remarkable. Over 70% of participant lost anywhere from 15-20% of their total body weight. This is over double weight loss than any other FDA approved weight loss medication on the market today. Most of the medication is mainly done in small dose daily injections. This includes Exenatide, Byetta and Saxenda. which are all GLP-1 Antagonist. Exenatide is generic for all, which Medshape has been using for patients for quite some time and witness excellent results.

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Benefits of Semaglutide and Exenatide for Weight Loss

  • Feel full faster

  • Slower digestion through stomach

  • Better Sleep Patterns

  • Lowers Leptin Levels

  • Lowers Blood Sugars

  • Diminish Hunger and Cravings

  • Helps break down Insulin Resistency

  • Lowers A1c levels

  • Appetite Suppression

  • Consistency in Weight Loss

Plus MANY more! Semaglutide works in many ways and offers numerous benefits with weight loss.

Leptin Levels and Weight Loss

What is Leptin?

Leptin is a hormone released from fat cells in adipose tissue. Leptin signals to the hypothalamus, an area of the brain which tells the body to eat.  Leptin does not affect food intake from meal to meal but, instead, acts to alter food intake and control energy expenditure over the long term. Leptin has a more intense effect when we try to lose weight.  This stimulates a larger appetite, cravings of carbs and sugars and increased food intake. The hormone helps us to maintain our normal weight and unfortunately for dieters, makes it hard to lose those extra pounds! High leptin levels will not recognize that your body has plenty of fat stored and you need to use this fat for energy. Your body just keeps storing more and more body fat. 

How is Leptin Controlled?

Due tot the fact leptin is produced by fat cells, the amount of leptin released is completely related to the amount of body fat we store; so the more fat we have,, the more leptin we will have stored in our blood. As we increase our fat mass, leptin levels rise. Needless to say, leptin levels decrease if we decreases our body’s fat mass over a period of time also. Basically, we have to have a healthy ratio of body fat to lean mass to naturally control our lepton levels. 

In other words, Leptin will tell the brain when to empty fat cells and utilize out fat for energy. To much Leptin and body fat can trigger the brain to feel as you need to eat more. Plus the brain does not see that there is enough “energy” or body fat that it can use. In hence, your body stores more and wants to eat more!

Semaglutide and Exenatide act as a communication barrier to allow the brain to release fat for energy.

Signs of Leptin Resistance

Do you have high Leptin levels and possibly considered Leptin Resistant? Do you recognize any of these symptoms? Listed here are some causes that can drastically raise leptin levels which can prevent your body from losing weight.

  • Tend to overeat before satisfied

  • Wanting to eat when not hungry

  • Follow a healthy diet and still can’t lose weight

  • Gain weight mid section

  • Carry visceral fat (under muscle)

  • You don’t eat much and still can’t lose weight

  • High insulin levels

  • Higher triglyceride levels

  • Too much sugar and carbs in diet

  • Crave high sugar and carb foods

  • Too little sun or time spent outdoors

  • Too little exercise

  • Excessive snacking, especially night snacking

  • Inconsistent sleep patterns

  • No matter how hard you try, you can’t lose weight

Causes of Leptin resistance

Although there are many causes off Leptin Resistance, these are the main factors when it comes to being overweight and Obesity. Does this seem familiar in your lifestyle?

  • To little sleep

  • Higher than normal stress levels

  • Excess body fat

  • Injest carbs and sugars to feel satisfied

  • Make unhealthy food choices

  • Night snacking

  • Yo yo dieting (the longer at it, the more leptin builds over years)

  • High food cravings

  • Being overweight

  • Lack of exercise

  • Inflammation

Why Semaglutide or Exenatide for Leptin Resistance and Weight Loss?

GLP- 1 Antagonist medications have been proven many times to actually stop and reverse the communications of Leptin levels and the brain. This allows your body to actively burn stored body fat for energy, as it should be used.

There is very little difference between both Semaglutide and Exenatide. The major difference is how the medication tis taken.

Exenatide is taken twice per day through injection form (small insulin needle in the belly area) This is taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, as well as one hour prior to the last meal of the day. Our patients experience amazing results using this method. Our patients average a weight loss of approximately 3.5  – 5 pounds per week. You will find that Exenatide is a more affordable method as well.

Semaglutide is taken once weekly for an extended release. The results are excellent, like Exenatide. Both methods recommend you follow the MedShape Nutrition Plan and utilize our medical staff