Sanctuary Health Practices

Weight Management

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 (glucagon like peptide 1) receptor agonist that supports glucose metabolism by helping the pancreas release an optimal amount of insulin. Semaglutide is an FDA approved medication for long-term effective weight management. The peptide gained popularity by originating as a common diabetic medication, however, soon became a game changer for those struggling with weight loss. Semaglutide is a safe, effective, and virtually painless weekly injection that has been clinically proven to reduce cravings and improve glucose control. With the right dose, most people will have their appetite reduced by 50% making this weight loss option the most ideal. Semaglutide works best in conjunction with exercise and a healthy diet.

What is Vitamin B-12?

Vitamin B-12, also known as Cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin involved in metabolism. It is one of eight B vitamins. Vitamin B-12 has numerous health benefits including improving digestion, boosting your immune system and helping you to lose weight by increasing your metabolism. Vitamin B-12 can help you with weight loss, energy, stamina, sleep, focus and concentration. Vitamin B-12 also helps to combat some of the possible side effects that can happen while taking Semaglutide such as nausea and vomiting.

What does my weight loss treatment include?

• Once per week injection for four weeks (self-administered at home, can be done in clinic for an additional fee if unable to self-administer)
• Take home booklet or phone App to log your diet/exercise/daily activities/goals
• Coaching on healthy lifestyle and diet habits with a weight loss goal in mind

What are the possible side effects?

• Swelling at the injection site
• Redness/itching at the injection site
• Fatigue
• Nausea/vomiting
• Diarrhea or constipation

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