GLP-1 Weight Management Program
Skinny Me Med is now offering a new exclusive Weight Loss program featuring weekly GLP-1 Analogue injections, which can be used in combination with our popular vitamin cocktails and supplements! These injections contain a medication known as Semaglutide, which is also marketed under the brand names Ozempic or WeGovy. Our uniquely formulated Semaglutide injections also include vitamin B12 which helps boost energy and metabolism.
What Is Semaglutide and How Does It Work to Promote Weight Loss?
GLP-1 is a type of glucagon that is secreted from the intestines during eating and suppresses appetite, leading to clinically beneficial weight loss, as well as reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It also reduces gastric emptying and gut motility, which allows you to feel fuller, and for longer. Lastly, GLP-1 increases the release of insulin – which allows the cells in the muscles, fat and liver to absorb glucose (sugar) in the blood. The weight loss observed in patients using GLP-1 can be seen in the reduction of total body fat, but may particularly target visceral (abdominal/belly) fat, which is the kind of fat most detrimental to overall health.
The greatest weight loss was seen when patients stuck to a low-carbohydrate lifestyle, greatly reduced alcohol & fat intake, and maintained a regular exercise routine. Results are seen fairly quickly, usually within a couple of weeks. Unlike strict dietary changes alone which can produce short-term results but can be difficult to maintain, weight loss with GLP-1 is sustained for an average of at least 3 years making it more beneficial for long term health and maintenance.
How do I take Semaglutide?
GLP-1 is a weekly injection given in our office using a very fine needle, making them virtually painless. The dose is increased over time to allow for smooth acclimation and reduced side effects.
What are the Side Effects of Semaglutide?
GLP-1 does not have a stimulating effect on the body like other appetite suppressants (ex: Phentermine).
The most commonly seen side effects are nausea/vomiting, and diarrhoea (if too many carbohydrates are consumed while on the medication). Other side effects are rare but may include: constipation, stomach pain, headache, fatigue, indigestion, dizziness, abdominal distension, belching, gas build-up, and low blood sugar in patients with Type 2 diabetes.
What is the Cost of the Semaglutide Program?
All clients must receive a medical consultation/evaluation from one of our providers prior to starting the program. The cost of the consultation is a one-time fee of $100. We dispense the Semaglutide directly from our office with no need for trips to the pharmacy. We also offer virtual consultations and can ship the medication directly to your home. The current price for our semaglutide program is as follows:
If you are requesting shipping, an additional fee will be incurred based on your location.
Please contact us for an in person or a telemedicine consult today.