Semaglutide is a medication originally developed for managing type 2 diabetes. However, it has shown efficacy in promoting weight loss and has been approved by regulatory bodies for this purpose. The drug belongs to a class of medications known as GLP-1 receptor agonists.

GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) is a natural substance in the body that helps control blood sugar and appetite. Semaglutide mimics the action of GLP-1, leading to increased insulin production, reduced glucagon secretion, and slower digestion. These effects contribute to better blood sugar control and, importantly for weight loss, a decrease in appetite.

When prescribed for weight loss, Semaglutide is usually part of a comprehensive program that includes lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and increased physical activity. It is typically administered as a subcutaneous injection once a week.

It’s important to note that while Semaglutide has shown significant effectiveness in aiding weight loss, it may not be suitable for everyone. Individuals considering this treatment should consult with a healthcare professional to discuss their medical history, potential side effects, and whether it aligns with their overall health goals.