SEMAGLUTIDE WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENT
Looking to burn up to 15% of your body fat? Semaglutide is the first once-weekly medication in its class that’s FDA-approved to help with chronic weight management when used in combination with diet and exercise.
The largest clinical trial showed that people using Semaglutide lost an average of 14.9% of their initial body weight!
How Does Semaglutide Work?
Semaglutide is the synthetic form of GLP-1, a type of hormone that helps to reduce blood glucose levels and stimulate the secretion of insulin, and lasts a lot longer than the naturally-occurring hormone, hence why it's only injected once a week. The injection stimulates the release of insulin by the pancreas after eating, even before blood sugars start to rise. It inhibits the release of glucagon by the pancreas, which is a hormone that causes the liver to release its stored sugar into the bloodstream. Semaglutide also slows glucose absorption into the bloodstream by delaying gastric emptying, meaning it makes you feel more satisfied and fuller longer after a meal.
GLP-1 agonists (or Semaglutide in this case) at high levels act on parts of the brain involved in appetite regulation to decrease caloric intake. Combined with diet and exercise, it is a great option for medically assisted weight loss.
Who is a Candidate?
Not everyone is eligible for treatment with Semaglutide. Those with a BMI greater than or equal to 30 without diabetes, or those with a BMI greater than or equal to 27 with comorbidity. At your consultation, your medical provider will ask for an extensive health history and take labs and to ensure taking Semaglutide is safe for you.
You are NOT a good candidate for Semaglutide if you have any of the following: diabetic retinopathy, low blood sugar, decreased kidney function, pancreatitis, medullary thyroid cancer (or a family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma), or multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2.
Medication, Dosing, and Cost
At your initial consultation, your medical provider will ask for an extensive medical history, retrieve blood for lab work, and conduct a weight loss plan that is customized to you and your needs.
Once your labs come back, your medical provider will determine if Semaglutide is safe for you. If it is, your medication will be ordered and should arrive within a two-week period.
Your medical provider will schedule your pick up appointment, in which you will receive in-person training on how to administer your medication, (usually an injection just under the skin in the abdomen).
$400 initial medication and supplies (new patient supply will only last about 4 weeks)
$400 maintenance dosing (this supply will last 6-8 weeks)
Your medical provider will start you on a small dose to introduce the medication slowly and to avoid extreme side effects. Your dosage will increase with every maintenance dose, or every 6-8 weeks.
face-to-face training and assistance in administering your medication
supplies: syringes, medication, alcohol wipes, gloves
continued medical monitoring and assistance with any side effects
Our Semaglutide is compounded to include Vitamin B12, which plays an essential role in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function and the production of DNA, the molecules inside cells that carry genetic information. Vitamin B12 also helps with side effects from Semaglutide, including nausea.
Existing Semaglutide Users/Existing Patients
If you are already using Semaglutide through another provider and would like to make the switch to The Lotus, we offer $100 initial consultations.
Existing lab work: If you do not need additional labs, your consultation fee will be $100. Please bring these documents in with you for your initial consultation.