First, we want to assure you that Semaglutide is NOT a stimulant, so you do not
have to worry about unpleasant side effects like not being able to sleep or having
Semaglutide is a small protein (peptide) that activates metabolic pathways in the
body to increase blood sugar metabolism and reduce appetite. It imitates a
hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). You may have heard of
Semaglutide before. It has been used to help treat type 2 diabetes under the brand
names Ozempic ® and Saxenda®.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Semaglutide to be used to treat
type-2 diabetes in 2017. Further research and studies have shown that Semaglutide
is also suitable for losing weight, and in June of 2021, it was FDA-approved for
weight loss under the brand name Wegovy®.
We do not prescribe Semaglutide under the brand names associated with treating
type 2 diabetes or weight loss listed above. We start all of our patients off at a
lower, compounded dose for the first month and then increase the dosage for the
second and third months, respectively. Our compounded medication also includes
Vitamin B-6 to help with some of the potential side effects.
Our partners at Perrone Legend Pharmacy compound Semaglutide specifically for
our patients. Semaglutide is injected subcutaneously (under the skin) and not into a
Benefits of the Semaglutide Weight Loss Program
Semaglutide reduces your appetite and makes you feel fuller for longer periods of
time. It also keeps you in “fat-burning” mode. Because Semaglutide targets fat cells
and regulates blood sugar, you don’t have to worry about losing muscle mass or
dehydration (water weight loss).
Can the Program be Repeated?
Because there are no food or calorie restrictions with the Semaglutide Weight Loss
Program, you absolutely can repeat it! For those who are only wanting to lose 20 or
30 pounds, you may not need to repeat the program. If you want to lose more
weight, we suggest taking a month or so off between the three-month programs
and repeating as needed. For those wanting to lose a lot of weight, it could take you
as long as six to eight months.
It’s All About Balance
If you are overweight or obese, you can quickly get stuck in a vicious cycle that
affects your organs and endocrine system. For example, if you have a fatty liver,
you are going to be more prone to putting on weight. The liver is one of the body’s
detox organs. If it becomes overwhelmed by toxins, it signals your body to increase
fat, especially around the abdominal area. The reason for this is that toxins are
stored in fat tissue.
Side-Effects and Contraindications
The most common side-effect of Semaglutide is nausea and possibly other
digestive issues. But we take proactive measures to ensure that the chances of this
happening to you are slim.
For your first month, we will start you at a lower dose of Semaglutide to allow your
body to get used to it. We typically increase incrementally at month two and month
three, however, everyone is different. The goal is for you to lose a few pounds a
week with no nausea.
If you find you are not losing any weight at all in the beginning, we can increase
your dosage slightly until we find the “sweet spot” of what is right for you.
Absolute Contraindications to the Semaglutide Weight Loss Program are:
• Personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer
• Type-1 diabetes (an auto-immune condition)
• MEN – multiple endocrine neoplasia
• Decreased kidney function
Semaglutide has also been shown to help stop the production of plaque in blood
Our program is three months long. There are no food restrictions. However, if
you are not eating a healthy diet, you will not feel good while on the diet. If you eat
healthier, you will feel much better and have higher energy levels. We recommend
incorporating proteins and nutrient-dense foods into your daily diet. While exercise
is not mandatory with this program, we recommend you start to incorporate an
exercise regime into your lifestyle because of the health benefits. If you aren’t used
to exercising, walking can be the perfect way to start.
The physical benefit of Semaglutide is that it WILL reduce your appetite and make
you feel fuller, so you eat less.
Other Benefits Include:
• Physical hunger is gone
• Better sleep
• Higher energy levels
• Helps with insulin pathways and blood sugar levels
• The more momentum you gain, the better you will feel
• On average, you can expect to lose 15% of your body weight
Patients typically see a weight loss of 1 to 3 pounds per week. However, that can
vary depending on the weight of the patient. Patients who have more weight to lose
can see greater results.
Come in weekly, biweekly or when you get a chance to!
B-12 is present in many food sources (mainly animal-based), where it is bound to
the protein molecules in that food. It is separated from the protein during digestion
and is absorbed into the bloodstream. Adequate stomach acid is required to release
the vitamin from the protein, and a substance called intrinsic factor is necessary
to ensure its absorption. People who are unable to absorb vitamin B-12 properly
may have pernicious anemia, which is a type of anemia characterized by a lack of intrinsic factor.
The average daily intake of vitamin B-12, as recommended by
the Office of Dietary Supplements, is 2.4 micrograms (mcg) for men and women
over 14. Pregnant and breastfeeding women require slightly more, at 2.6 mcg and
2.8 mcg, respectively. Doctors recommend B-12 injections if you’re having an
overall deficiency of this micro-nutrients.
B-12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in many
functions in the body, including:
• DNA synthesis
• Energy production
• Nerve cell health
• Red blood cell formation
• Neurological function
Lipotropics are three amino acids that are essential for the health of your liver:
Choline, Methione, and Inositol. Lipo-B12 is an injection of those amino acids
combined with vitamin B12. In an all-natural injection, B-12 and Lipotropics help
reduce body fat, cleanse the liver, and combat stress and fatigue.
Lipo B-12 injections are recommended an a per patient basis, but typically can be
administered up to two times per week for energy and fat metabolism. The effects
of our injections vary between individuals, but are typically felt for about one
Benefits of Lipo B-12 injections include:
• Provides an energy boost
• Boosts your metabolism by helping to digest food
• Speeds up thought processes and improve your mood
• Provides essential components for normal cell and brain function
• Helps control cholesterol levels and gallstones
• Helps keep your skin tone healthy and your nails strong
• Promotes healthy hair growth
• Helps transform carbohydrates into energy
• Aids in proper metabolism of fats and removal of fat from your liver