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Carbon World Health Now Offering the Semaglutide Weight Loss Program

Everywhere you look — magazines, websites, direct mail, newspapers, TV – you will find hundreds of fad diets and programs promising to help you lose weight. For people who just need to lose a few pounds, these programs may work. But for those who have more weight to lose or have tried numerous products and programs over the years but keep regaining the weight, Carbon World Health has continually provided more comprehensive medically supervised weight loss programs that can help you lose and manage your weight for life.

Now, we are excited to offer yet another new medically supervised weight loss program: **the Semaglutide Weight Loss Program. **

Semaglutide is an injectable medication which, when used in combination with diet and exercise, was originally FDA-approved to help with blood sugar control in type 2 diabetics. Now, it is also FDA-approved to help with weight loss in adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 30 mg/kg² alone or 27 mg/kg² with at least one weight-related comorbidity such as insulin resistance, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease, and gout.

Semaglutide works by slowing down the release of sugar into the blood so that you burn more fat, slows down gastric emptying (making you feel full), and lowers the desire for food intake (because you feel full). With just one injection a week you can start watching your weight drop.

Act Now and Schedule your free consultation today to see if this program is safe for you. Start winning the weight loss battle and start on the road to a healthier, happier you!

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is an injectable medication which, when used in combination with diet and exercise, helps with blood sugar control in type 2 diabetics. Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists, which mimic the hormone GLP-1 in your body to lower blood sugar levels after you’ve eaten a meal.

What is the hormone GLP-1?

Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) is a hormone that causes huge effects on the regulation of blood sugar by stimulating glucose-dependent insulin secretion. Insulin is a hormone that promotes sugar uptake by the cells, stores sugar as glycogen, promotes the building of fat, and signals the body to build skeletal muscle. In addition, GLP-1 inhibits glucagon release (which slows down the release of sugar into the blood so that you burn more fat), slows down gastric emptying (makes you feel full), and lowers the desire for food intake (because you feel full).

Is Semaglutide a type of insulin?

No, Semaglutide is not a type of insulin or a substitute for insulin. Semaglutide does stimulate your pancreas to release insulin when glucose (sugar) is present. Because Semaglutide relies upon your body’s own insulin to have this effect, Semaglutide isn’t used when your pancreas can’t make insulin, such as in patients in type 1 diabetes.

Is Semaglutide a stimulant?
No, Semaglutide is not a stimulant. While other weight loss medications, like phentermine, have stimulating effects that help curb your appetite, Semaglutide works differently.
How does Semaglutide work for weight loss?

GLP-1 agonists like Semaglutide help to control your blood sugar, but people taking them also tend to lose weight. GLP-1, the key hormone involved, slows down how fast your stomach empties food (called gastric emptying). And in addition to causing your pancreas to release insulin, Semaglutide also blocks a hormone that causes your liver to release sugar (glucagon). Together, these functions can help you feel less hungry, causing you to eat less food and lose more weight.

Does Semaglutide curb your appetite?

Yes, it is believed that Semaglutide can help curb your appetite. In addition to slowing gastric emptying to make you feel full for longer, GLP-1 also plays a direct role in how your appetite is regulated.

How long does it take to lose weight on Semaglutide?

With Semaglutide, you will slowly work your way up to the target dose at which time you will see the most amount of weight loss. This was the case in the clinical trials, where participants had their dose adjusted until they reached 2.4 mg once weekly. In the phase 3 trial that measured outcomes at 20 weeks, most participants were able to reach the full dose and lost weight as their dose was increased. They saw additional weight loss over the remaining 48 weeks at the full dose. It is important to keep in mind that weight loss can take time, and you’ll see the best results when you are using your medication in combination with a healthy diet and exercise. Sometimes the medication may not work for you, or you may not be able to tolerate the full dose due to side effects.

How long should you take Semaglutide for weight loss?

Semaglutide was initially only FDA-approved to help with blood sugar control in type 2 diabetes and to lower the risk of major cardiovascular events (like heart attack and stroke) in people with both type 2 diabetes and heart disease. If you are taking Semaglutide for either of these reasons, you’ll take it as directed by your healthcare provider since you are using it to manage a chronic condition. Recently, Semaglutide was also FDA-approved for weight loss. In clinical trials, study participants received treatment for a period of 68 weeks (about 1.5 years) during each of the four trials conducted by the company.

Is Semaglutide safe?

Yes. Semaglutide is safe and effective when used as indicated. But safe doesn’t mean that there aren’t risks. Semaglutide also carries a boxed warning about thyroid C-cell tumors occurring in rodents (with unknown risk in humans), and Semaglutide shouldn’t be used if you or your family have a history of certain thyroid cancers. Semaglutide should not be used in people with type-1 diabetes or a history of pancreatitis. Semaglutide should be used cautiously for people on other blood sugar lowering medications.

Is Semaglutide covered by my insurance?

No. Semaglutide is not covered by insurance for weight loss purposes. 

Are there any foods, beverages, or medications you should avoid while on Semaglutide?

Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are on Semaglutide.

First, you’ll want to limit how much alcohol you’re drinking while taking Semaglutide, especially if you are diabetic. Alcohol can influence your blood sugar, and there is a risk that it may drop too low in combination with Semaglutide, especially if you are drinking on an empty stomach. Alcohol can irritate your stomach, too. This might make you feel worse in combination with some of the GI side effects from the medication.

You’ll also want to exercise caution if you are taking any oral medications. Since Semaglutide slows down gastric emptying, this can potentially impact the amount of oral medication your body is absorbing. And while trials haven’t shown this to be significant with Semaglutide, you’ll want to make sure your provider is aware of any other medications you are taking before starting Semaglutide.

What are the most common side effects of Semaglutide?

The common side effects of Semaglutide are:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
Can Semaglutide cause other serious side effects?

Yes. Semaglutide may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Prolonged vomiting. Patients on Semaglutide can develop gastroparesis where the stomach stops moving, and patients vomit considerably. This can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
  • Inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis).
  • Changes in vision in patients with Type 2 diabetes.
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Your risk for getting low blood sugar may be higher if you use Semaglutide with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin.
  • Kidney problems (kidney failure). In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids (dehydration), which may cause kidney problems to get worse. It is important for you to drink fluids to help reduce your chance of dehydration.
  • Serious allergic reactions.