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Discover How Semaglutide Tablets and Injections Can Help You Finally Lose Weight 

Do you feel like you’ve tried every diet and exercise plan out there without seeing real results? Losing weight and keeping it off is incredibly difficult for most people. But now there’s a revolutionary new medication that could be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

Semaglutide, the active ingredient in the newly approved Rybelsus pills and Wegovy injections, has been shown in studies to lead to significant weight loss in many patients. This revolutionary weight loss treatment works by curbing appetite, reducing cravings, and helping you feel full faster so you naturally consume fewer calories each day. 

Read on to learn how semaglutide for weight loss really works and if this new medication could help you finally achieve your weight loss goals.

What Are Semaglutide Tablets?

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Semaglutide tablets are an oral formulation containing the active ingredient semaglutide. Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog that works as an agonist of the GLP-1 receptor.

The tablets work by activating GLP-1 receptors found in several areas of the body including the pancreas, stomach, and brain. When semaglutide activates GLP-1 receptors in the pancreas, it stimulates the release of insulin while suppressing the secretion of glucagon. This results in better control of blood glucose levels.

Activation of GLP-1 receptors in the stomach slows digestion and reduces appetite. Semaglutide tablets tell the brain you are full and reduce hunger signals. By decreasing appetite and calorie intake, semaglutide promotes weight loss over time.

Research shows people taking semaglutide tablets experience significant reductions in body weight compared to placebo due to this appetite-reducing mechanism. While not yet FDA approved for weight management, semaglutide tablets may provide an effective oral option for obesity treatment in the future.

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How Do They Promote Weight Loss?

Semaglutide influences weight through several mechanisms:

Appetite Reduction

Semaglutide acts on receptors in the brain to dampen appetite signals. This leads to reduced food cravings and hunger. People naturally eat less at meals while taking semaglutide.

Earlier Feeling of Fullness

The medication slows stomach emptying so you feel fuller faster after eating. This satiating effect helps curb excessive calorie intake.

Lower Calorie Intake

Through appetite reduction and quicker feelings of fullness, semaglutide users consume fewer calories each day, leading to weight loss over time.

Loss of Interest in Food

Some patients report losing pleasure and interest in eating while taking semaglutide tablets. This also lowers overall caloric intake.

Improved Portion Control

By enhancing feelings of fullness from smaller portions, semaglutide can improve portion control behaviors which aids in weight management.

In essence, semaglutide allows your own body’s hormones to work optimally to help regulate your appetite and food consumption at healthier levels resulting in easier, more sustainable weight loss.

Is Semaglutide Effective for Weight Loss?

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Multiple large clinical trials have demonstrated that semaglutide can be highly effective for weight loss in adults struggling with obesity.

In one 68-week study, participants who took semaglutide lost an average of 15.1% of their body weight compared to just 2.6% weight loss in the placebo group. This amounted to over 15 kg (33 lbs) of weight loss for semaglutide users.

Remarkably, 86% of those in the treatment group lost at least 5% of their body weight with semaglutide, compared to just 31% of those taking the placebo.

Researchers concluded that semaglutide led to both statistically significant and clinically meaningful weight loss over 68 weeks of treatment. The drug was equally effective regardless of gender, age, or racial demographics.

Other studies have produced similar findings, with semaglutide leading to 10-15% body weight reductions on average, vastly outperforming placebo pills or standard care.

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What is the Recommended Dosage for Weight Loss?

Semaglutide is available in two formulations – tablet and injectable:

DrugStarting DoseTitration ScheduleMaximum Dose
Rybelsus® (Tablet)3 mg daily– After 1 month, increase to 7 mg daily – May increase to 14 mg daily based on response14 mg daily
Wegovy®(Injectable)0.25 mg weekly– After 4 weeks, increase to 0.5 mg weekly – May increase up to 2.4 mg weekly2.4 mg weekly

Follow Dr. Soni’s specific dosage recommendations. Semaglutide dosage should be individually optimized based on effectiveness for weight loss and tolerability.

Higher doses generally lead to increased weight loss but also increase the risk of side effects. Semaglutide pills should be taken in the morning before eating.

Oral vs. Injectable Semaglutide – Which is Better?

Semaglutide is available both as a once-daily oral tablet and as a weekly injectable . At Ethos Aesthetics & Wellness, we offer Wegovy injectable semaglutide for weight loss. 

Here’s how it compares to the oral version:

EfficacySlightly less weight loss compared to injectable at optimal dosesSlightly greater weight loss at optimal doses
ConvenienceTaken as a daily oral tabletWeekly subcutaneous injection
FlexibilityFixed tablet strengths (3mg, 7mg, 14mg)Adjustable dosing from 0.25mg to 2.4mg weekly
Side EffectsSlightly higher GI side effects like nauseaSlightly less GI side effects
CostMore expensive overall due to more frequent office visitsHigher drug cost but fewer required office visits

With superior weight loss results and dosing flexibility, our experts recommend Wegovy for most of our patients. 

What Side Effects Should You Expect?

As with any medication, semaglutide tablets may cause some side effects including:

  • Nausea – Most common side effect, especially when starting. Nausea tends to resolve within 4-8 weeks for most people as your body adjusts. Taking with food may help.
  • Diarrhea – Can occur due to the drug’s effects on digestion but often improves over time.
  • Constipation – Also related to changes in digestion. Increased fluid and fiber intake can help alleviate.
  • Vomiting – Less common than nausea but can occur initially.
  • Headache – Possible headache side effect, typically mild.
  • Fatigue – Some people report increased fatigue, likely from eating less.
  • Dizziness – Lightheadedness or dizziness may occur when standing up, particularly at higher doses.
  • Stomach pain – Abdominal discomfort has been reported though typically resolves quickly.
  • Increased heart rate – Semaglutide can elevate heart rate an average of 2 to 4 beats per minute. Generally not a major concern but your doctor will monitor.

While these potential side effects may seem alarming, most are mild to moderate and tend to dissipate with continued treatment. Speak to Dr. Soni about any unpleasant side effects.

Could Semaglutide Help You? 

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If you’ve struggled to slim down through diet and exercise alone, Semaglutide could represent an exciting new weight loss solution. This innovative medication helps regulate appetite hormones to reduce hunger, control portions, and lower calorie intake.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Soni at Ethos Aesthetics & Wellness to determine if Semaglutide injection or tablet is appropriate for your weight loss needs and health profile. Our experienced staff will also discuss how this treatment can be combined with our suite of personalized nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle programs to help you finally achieve sustainable success in your wellness journey.

With Semaglutide and the right support, you can lose substantial weight, lower your risk for obesity-related diseases, boost energy, and restore confidence. Contact our offices near you to get started with semaglutide injections and a customized plan!

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