What Is Ozempic?

What Is Ozempic?

Ozempic is a hormone-based medication that was originally developed to combat diabetes. Because of its well-documented weight loss benefits, it has become a popular option for people struggling to lose weight. 

At Balance Hormone Center we offer multiple solutions for weight loss for women and men; we want to pair you with the best program for your unique needs. To make an informed decision and better understand this drug, let’s explore its history, how it works and why it has become a go-to solution for so many people.  

History and Rise in Popularity

It’s important to distinguish that Ozempic is the brand name and Wegovy is the active ingredient. It was originally developed by Novo Nordisk to regulate blood sugar levels for those suffering from type 2 diabetes. It received initial FDA approval in 2017.

While Ozempic has proven valuable for patients with diabetes, it was its unexpected weight-loss benefits that led to a massive rise in popularity. TikTok influencers and celebrities were soon promoting the benefits they experienced while taking it. 

The surge in Ozempic’s popularity as a weight loss drug isn’t just a fad. Clinical studies have documented significant weight loss results among participants. This in turn has led to a sharp increase in patients requesting Ozempic. Because Ozempic can only be obtained through a prescription, healthcare providers must determine if their patients are exemplary candidates.

How Ozempic Works

Ozempic’s active ingredient, Wegovy, is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. That’s a fancy way of saying it acts like a hormone to regulate insulin release, appetite and blood sugar levels. It was first developed to help individuals with type 2 diabetes manage their symptoms.

Beyond insulin regulation, Ozempic also affects the gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system. It slows down the emptying of the stomach to create a prolonged feeling of fullness–an effect that’s particularly beneficial for individuals struggling with overeating or cravings. 

Additionally, Ozempic affects neurons in the hypothalamus to regulate appetite and food intake so you feel less hungry. Used properly, these mechanisms enhance your metabolic health and reduce overall caloric consumption. 

Because of its complexity, Ozempic use requires professional guidance. Our team at Balance Hormone Center carefully vets each Ozempic candidate to ensure it’s the right weight-loss solution for them. 

If you’re approved for a prescription of Ozempic, we carefully monitor your progress to ensure that your weight loss experience remains healthy and sustainable. Because Ozempic works best when paired with a healthy diet and regular exercise, we’ll encourage behaviors that best support your progress. 

Is Hormone-Based Weight Loss Right for You?

Ozempic has helped thousands of patients lose weight where they previously struggled. When considering Ozempic as part of your weight-loss journey, you’ll need a prescription from a licensed provider. 

Connect with the caring professionals at Balance Hormone for a health assessment to see if Ozempic is right for you. We know the challenges that come with losing weight and we want you to look and feel your best with the right medically supported solutions.

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