Semaglutide for Weight Loss: How Does It Work?

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Semaglutide is a new type of weight loss medication that has been shown to help patients achieve and sustain their healthy weight.

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Obesity is a serious health issue that affects more than 2 in 5 adults in the U.S. and is associated with increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Losing 5-10% of your body weight through diet and exercise has been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in adults with obesity. While there is no magic pill to cure obesity, new weight loss medications (like semaglutide) have been shown to help patients achieve and sustain their healthy weight.

What Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 medication that gained traction in the medical community for its ability to lower blood sugar in patients with diabetes. Doctors incidentally began figuring out that it seemed to help with weight loss. The FDA approved semaglutide in June 2021 after people in clinical trials experienced significant weight loss.

How Does Semaglutide Work for Weight Loss?

Semaglutide mimics a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that regulates blood sugar levels. If your blood sugar rises, the hormone tells the pancreas to produce insulin, which lowers blood sugar levels. GLP-1 also decreases “gastric emptying,” the process by which the stomach contents are moved into the small intestine, increasing the feeling of satiety by making one feel fuller faster and longer.

Red Mountain Weight Loss®’ Licensed Medical Providers prescribe semaglutide (a type of GLP-1) because it has been shown to help patients achieve long-term success when combined with a healthy diet and exercise. Red Mountain’s Revolex™ is a proprietary prescription medication that includes an FDA-approved GLP-1 and other ingredients known to negate side effects while supporting effective weight loss. It is featured in our Flex with Revolex™ weight loss program, which includes a diet plan with a balance of lean proteins, vegetables, and healthy fats, and the freedom to experience a more active lifestyle.

Revolex distributes the dosage of semaglutide in a once-daily sublingual tablet, combined with BPC-157, to decrease the GI side effects of semaglutide alone. This differs from commercially available semaglutide (like Wegovy® and Ozempic®), which involve a once-weekly injection and may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation.

Flex With Revolex™

Revolex is an exclusive medication only available at Red Mountain and is featured in our Flex with Revolex™ weight loss program to help you lose up to 15 lbs. per month! This fast and flexible 2-step program is ideal for patients who desire a more balanced approach to weight loss. The Flex™ program includes:

  • An individualized diet plan with a wide range of food options
  • Weekly Fat Burner Boosters
  • Monthly consultations with our Clinical Team
  • Lifetime maintenance to sustain your results long-term

At Red Mountain, we strive to take the struggle away from losing weight by providing everything you need for success, so you can finally experience a real breakthrough — for life! As the largest medical weight loss practice in the U.S., Red Mountain has supported over half a million patients in achieving their weight loss goals. Our medically-proven rapid weight loss programs and individualized solutions empower patients to get to their healthiest selves.

Stephanie Bray

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