Creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle reduces a variety of health issues. Sugar Land Medical Spa wants to assist our patients with a program that not only targets physical triggers of increasing weight; but also, the psychological cues that cause weight gain.
We are introducing a weight management program that utilizes a protein peptide known as Semaglutide and NAD. This medication is NOT a stimulant, no insomnia or jitters.
Benefits of the Semaglutide peptide/ NAD are:
- Physical appetite is strongly reduced
- Makes you feel fuller longer
- Keeps you in “fat-burning” mode
- Targets fat cells, no loss of muscle mass or dehydration
- Better resting sleep
- Promotes increased energy levels
- Assists insulin pathways and blood sugar levels
- Reduces the production of plaque on blood vessels
On average patients lose up to 15% of their body weight (Patients experience a weight reduction ranging from 1 to 3 pounds throughout the week. Weight loss varies depending on weight of the patient.
What Is Semaglutide?
Is an injectible medication, when combined with a healthy eating plan and regular physical activity assists with blood sugar control. Semaglutide acts like a naturally occurring protein in the body known as (GLP-1).
What Is the GLP-1 Protein?
(Glucagon-like peptide) GLP-1 assists in glucagon release (decreasing release of sugar into the bloodstream so you can burn more fat. This active ingredient reduces appetite, regains portion control with food, reduces cravings, and improves overall blood sugar levels in the body. GLP-1 greatly effects the regulation of blood sugar, it does this by stimulating glucose-dependent insulin secretion. Insulin promotes sugar ingestion by the cells, and stores it as glycogen, promoting the storage of fat, and alerts the body to increase skeletal muscle.
Semaglutide is not a type of insulin, it does stimulate the pancreas to release insulin when there is a presence of sugar.Not for use in patients with type 1 diabetes, due to lack of the pancreas to make insulin.
How Does Semaglutide Assist in Weight Loss?
By slowing down how fast your stomach empties food, known as gastric emptying. It also blocks a hormone that signals your liver to release sugar (glucagon). This creates a decreased appetite and decreased portions.
What Is Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD)?
NAD interacts with various enzymes to coordinate DNA repair, gene expression, stress response and energy metabolism. It improves glucose tolerance and lipid metabolism. It encourages higher levels of energy expenditure and physical activity while suppression age-related weight gain. Declining NAD+ levels are closely related to the development of metabolic disorders including fatty liver disease and diabetes. When added to semaglutide as an adjuvant ingredient, this may help jumpstart the weight loss process.
How Long Does It Take to Lose Weight on Semaglutide/ NAD+?
[SLMS] program will create a dosing schedule to allow the body to fully accept the Semaglutide hormone. In 2 months, patients have lost up to 25 pounds. Up to 4 months, patients continuing with the Semaglutide hormone have lost up to 45-50 pounds.
Are There Items to Avoid While Participating in the Semaglutide/ NAD+ Program?
Avoid alcohol, as it may affect blood sugar by dropping it too low. Medications taken orally may have to be modified, as Semaglutide slows down the emptying of your stomach (gastric emptying), which may affect the absorption rate of medication in your body.
What Are the Known Side Effects of Semaglutide?
- Stomach Pain
What Is Needed From You?
- Dedicated mindset
- Ability to exercise at least 20 minutes per day
Labs that will include:
- CBC (complete blood count)
- CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel)
- Thyroid TSH (with reflex to T4 if abnormal)
- Hemoglobin A1C
- Lipids (cholesterol)
Our Semaglutide is a compounded medication that includes NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide. It is compounded specifically for our patients based on their lab profile. [SLMS] program is 3-4 months long; no food restrictions exist. However, we recommend a nutritionally balanced diet to promote a healthier lifestyle and higher energy levels. Exercise is key because it will assist in weight loss and increase lean muscle tissue, which helps burn fat faster. The diet can be repeated for those who wish to lose more weight. We do recommend taking a month off between each session.
The 3-4 month SLMS Semaglutide/ NAD+ Weight Loss Program includes:
- Monthly Doctors’ appointment with Dr. Kimberly Evans, M.D. for diet log review and discuss progress/ barriers
- Weekly weigh-ins, Semaglutide/NAD injections and B12 injections to help with energy and increase metabolism