- What is Wegovy®?
- What does Wegovy® help with?
- How much weight have people lost taking Wegovy®?
- What results have AgelessRx customers seen with Wegovy®?
- How do I know if Wegovy® is right for me?
- How can losing weight increase your life expectancy?
- What are the Wegovy® side effects?
- Where can I get Wegovy® or Ozempic ® online?
What is Wegovy®?
Wegovy® is an FDA-approved semaglutide injection proven to aid in weight loss and long-term weight management. The active ingredient, semaglutide, has traditionally been used to treat type 2 diabetes – and it has also proven effective for non-diabetics.
Semaglutide works by helping the pancreas release appropriate levels of insulin to address high blood sugar levels. The insulin helps move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. This helps mitigate some of the fat storage that occurs when caloric intake is disproportionate to activity.
While other semaglutide-based injections exist including Ozempic®, Wegovy® is unique in that it is explicitly approved for weight loss at 2.4mg/week. Other popular semaglutide injections, like Ozempic® for example, are only prescribed to diabetics and at a lower target dose of 2mg/week.
Another benefit of Wegovy® is that it is administered just once weekly. Another similar medication, Saxendaa®, features liraglutide rather than semaglutide as its active ingredient, and as a result, must be taken daily.
Who should take Wegovy® or Ozempic®?
Wegovy® is a long-term weight-loss solution for adults with a body mass index of 27 or higher. This is the point at which an individual is characterized as overweight from a clinical standpoint.
Ideal Wegovy® candidates should also possess at least one health condition related to weight. These can include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol, for example. A licensed healthcare professional can help determine if Wegovy® is right for you.
For these individuals, Wegovy®’s potential as a weight management tool is optimized when concurrent with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise regimen.
Ideal candidates for Ozempic® are adults with type 2 diabetes who are struggling to lower their blood sugar or reach their A1C goal. A licensed healthcare professional can help determine if Ozempic® is right for you.hide-above-medium
What does Wegovy® do?
Semaglutide-based injections like Wegovy® and Ozempic® imitate the glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) hormone. GLP-1 is a natural hormone released from the gut that ultimately sends a signal to the liver, telling it to stop dumping sugar into the bloodstream (in this way it shares a similar therapeutic action to Metformin). This is no trivial matter, as the liver is a glorified “glucose factory”, pumping sugar into the blood for the rest of the organs in our body (especially for our brain).
However, semaglutide has another important effect on us that has propelled it into stardom: it acts on the digestive system to delay gastric emptying (delaying release of food from the stomach) and modulates brain activity (hypothalamus) to suppress appetite.
What does Wegovy® help with?
As mentioned above, Wegovy® activates a series of reactions in our bodies that help it to operate more efficiently. The grand effect of these actions: taking in less calories due to feeling satiated earlier and for longer.
Wegovy® accelerates weight loss and aids in weight management by regulating appetite and caloric intake. The weight loss efficacy of Wegovy® is undeniable, and in one study, adult Wegovy® users lost ~35lbs or 15% body weight.
One thing to note is that the first FDA approval for semaglutide was for Ozempic® (the sister medication for Wegovy®), which is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Semaglutide is, fundamentally, a type 2 diabetes treatment, so on a cellular level, Wegovy® also helps increase insulin secretion and control blood sugar, which also helps with appetite control, and in turn weight loss. This is true for both diabetic and non diabetic patients, which is why Wegovy® has been FDA approved for weight loss since 2021.
What makes Wegovy® unique from Ozempic® is that it has a higher dose of semaglutide, so it has a more pronounced ability to help accelerate weight loss and, over time, help keep the weight off.
What are the top benefits of Wegovy®?
Wegovy® accelerates weight loss and aids in weight management by regulating appetite and caloric intake. Its top benefits include accelerating weight loss and helping to keep the weight off by curbing cravings and encouraging healthy eating, in addition to improving overall glycemic control. Both Wegovy® and Ozempic® have also shown signs of lowering blood sugar levels and improving blood pressure and cholesterol.
But these benefits don’t just happen on their own. Users must dedicate themselves to key lifestyle changes, like a healthy diet and regular exercise, to enjoy the most optimal benefits of Wegovy®.
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How much weight have people lost taking Wegovy®?
One study published in the New England Journal of Medicine ahead of the June 2021 FDA approval for Wegovy® was key to demonstrating its efficacy.
This 68-week randomized controlled trial studied 1,961 adults living with obesity or excess weight with a related medical problem. Individuals taking Wegovy® were reported to lose an average of ~35 lbs (or ~15% of their body weight) during the course of the study while individuals in the placebo group lost an average of 6 lbs (or ~2.5% body weight). The average starting weight for both groups was ~232 lbs.
These are astounding results given both the magnitude of the weight loss and the time frame in which it occurred (gradual weight loss over 1.3 years) as rapid weight loss is known to be unhealthy and subject to the “yo-yo effect”. This data is further supported by the stellar calculated statistical significance of the results, reflected by a high confidence interval and low p-value, gold-standard statistical tools utilized to reflect reliability of clinical trial results.
- 86% of adults taking Wegovy® lost 5% or more weight, compared to 31% taking placebo
- 69% of adults taking Wegovy® lost 10% or more weight, compared to 12% taking placebo
- 51% of adults taking Wegovy® lost 15% or more weight, compared to 5% taking placebo*
About 1 in 3 adults lost 46 lb or more (20% weight loss) while only 1.7% of adults on placebo experienced the same weight loss. This was calculated from ~232 lb starting weight.**
These results with Wegovy® are all the more impactful and provocative given the superior weight loss benefits despite facing off against a placebo group that was supplemented with lifestyle change that included calorie restriction (500 kcal deficit a day), increased physical activity (150 minutes/week), and counseling to promote adherence.
*Results are from a 68-week medical study of adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) and adults with excess weight (BMI ≥27) who also had weight-related medical problems including high blood pressure or high cholesterol. People with type 2 diabetes were excluded. Both groups were instructed to take the medicine along with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity. 7% of people taking Wegovy® (92 people) left the medical study due to side effects, compared to 3.1% of people taking placebo (20 people).
**In a supportive measure, at week 68, at least 20% weight loss was seen in 30% of people taking Wegovy® versus 2% of people taking placebo.
What results have AgelessRx customers seen with Wegovy®?
We’ve asked hundreds of our Wegovy® patients to give us feedback at regular intervals to better understand how we can achieve optimal outcomes for our customers. We regularly check in to see the relative effectiveness of treatments and their side effects.
Based on AgelessRx customer responses, over 87% saw improvement within the first 30 days while over 94% saw results after using Wegovy® for two months. 86% of respondents felt their appetite regulation improved within the first month of using Wegovy®. Over 60% of respondents saw improvements in their blood pressure and/or cholesterol levels in the first 2 months of use, with that number jumping to 77% after 6 months of use.
- 87%+ AgelessRx responding customers report seeing at least one benefit from Wegovy®. We’ve had hundreds of customers take Wegovy® and complete a 30-day check-in. Of those who responded, 87.7% report seeing at least one benefit. Wegovy® customers appear to have more improvements over time, with current data showing 94.6% reporting at least one improvement after their second check-in.
- 86% reported improvements in cravings and increased appetite regulation.
- 69%+ of customers reported having no side effects. Of the 31% of customers who did report side effects, upset stomach was the most common. However, of the 31% of those who reported, this side effect tended to resolve itself within 30 days 50% of the time.
How long does it take to start seeing results from Wegovy®?
As with any weight loss plan, you should set realistic expectations for yourself before approaching a change, whether it be a new diet, more exercise, or adding a treatment like Wegovy® to your regiment. You shouldn’t expect drastic changes within the first week, or even the first few weeks.
Our customers report seeing weight loss benefits after at least 2 months, with the best results occurring after 6 months of dedicated use alongside mindful dieting and regular exercise. This is also true for results you can’t see, like improved blood pressure and cholesterol.
However, it’s unfair to yourself to compare your expected outcomes to the potential outcomes of others.
Everyone responds to medications differently, and Wegovy® is no different, so there is no set time for when you can expect to see or feel results with Wegovy®. Ask your health care provider about what might be a realistic expectation for you.
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What is the best way to take Wegovy®?
The primary delivery method for Wegovy® is via self-administered injectables. Novo Nordisk has gone to lengths to make this process somewhat more approachable than traditional injectables by providing single-use injection pens that are pre-loaded with your prescribed dose.
The spring-loaded plunger helps to provide what many of our users describe as a relatively painless injection, and the injection sites themselves are focused on fleshy areas of the body that tend to be more tolerable.
Further, the user instructions are straightforward and accessible:
- Line the pen straight against your chosen injection site
- Push firmly on the pen’s plunger until you hear a click
- Ensure that the bar in the pen’s window begins moving
- Maintain this position until you hear a second click
It’s worth mentioning that oral semaglutide has been FDA approved to treat type 2 diabetes since 2019. Early trials for semaglutide pills have suggested that they may at least be as effective, if not more effective than, than Ozempic®.
However, these cannot be used for off-label use to treat weight loss, as Ozempic® can, since its use is recommended in conjunction with insulin. But trials for an oral alternative to Wegovy® have already been initiated, so users may cautiously look forward to the FDA approving an oral semaglutide for weight loss very soon.
What is the difference between Ozempic® and Wegovy®?
Ozempic® and Wegovy® both belong to the same class of medications known as semaglutide, which works as a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. Both are also developed by Novo Nordisk.
The big difference is that, while Ozempic® is FDA approved to treat type 2 diabetes, Wegovy® is FDA approved for weight management in adults with a BMI of 27 or greater. Though both start at an initial dose of 0.25mg/week, the target dose for Wegovy® is higher, usually at 2.4mg/week, so as to amplify the weight loss benefits.
Another difference is in the injection pens themselves. Novo Nordisk designed injection pens that were unique to each medication. For example, Wegovy® has single-use pens that already have the doses predialed, from 0.25mg to 0.5mg, 1mg, 1.7mg, and finally 2.4mg. Ozempic® also has injection pens with predialed doses, but with additional utility that allows users to slightly adjust their dose if desired.
Fundamentally, both Ozempic® and Wegovy® operate in the same way, which means they can both help you lose weight. This is why some patients may receive Ozempic® from their prescriber if Wegovy® is unavailable. But because Wegovy® is available in higher doses, it may be the more effective weight loss treatment.
What is the difference between Mounjaro™ and Wegovy®?
As we mentioned above, Wegovy® is a semaglutide, or a GLP-1 receptor agonist. Mounjaro™, on the other hand, is a tirzepatide, or a gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) analogue with mechanisms that overlap with that of semaglutide.
Both GLP-1 and GIP are hormones that affect insulin secretion and blood sugar control. While Wegovy® works to stimulate our GLP-1 receptors, Mounjaro™ actually stimulates both our GLP-1 and our GIP receptors, leading to some claims that Mounjaro™ better improves our blood sugar.
The critical difference is that Mounjaro™ is only FDA approved to treat type 2 diabetes. Like Ozempic®, this doesn’t mean tirzepatide-based medications like Mounjaro™ can’t improve weight management. But it may be easier to understand Mounjaro™ (developed by Eli Lilly) as a competitor to Ozempic® (developed by Novo Nordisk). For this reason, Wegovy® remains the go-to choice for weight loss.
What is the cost of Wegovy®?
AgelessRx currently offers Wegovy® at $1,695/month, which is about what you can expect to pay (or more) when buying Wegovy® without insurance.
If you and your healthcare provider believe that your insurance will cover most or all of the cost of Wegovy® treatment, we encourage you to explore this option. However, you should be cautiously hopeful, as this is by no means a streamlined process and it’s not guaranteed that your insurance will cover Wegovy® treatment. You could wait weeks or even months just for a negative response from your insurance, when you could have already been approved and awaiting delivery from sources like AgelessRx.
Further, you should be careful when approaching sources that do offer Wegovy® at a suspiciously low price, or those that don’t tell you their price outright.
Why do some websites advertise “access to” Wegovy®, but not the actual prescription?
We mentioned above that some sources purportedly offer Wegovy® at suspiciously low prices, if they advertise the price at all. These sources tend to use misleading language to suggest that you could receive Wegovy® at a much lower price (think double digits, rather than quadruple). But diving into the fine print exposes the truth.
If you find yourself on one of these sites, the company is likely selling “access to” Wegovy®, not the actual treatment. What does this mean? Essentially, sites that sell “access to” Wegovy® are simply allowing you the opportunity to speak to a doctor about potentially receiving Wegovy…and that’s it. Access to Wegovy® is never guaranteed, and many users never actually receive Wegovy®.
In fact, most “access to” sites have you pay a flat fee of around $99. But by access, they really mean that they simply check your BMI and “help” to potentially have a Wegovy® prescription by sending you to a third party that will actually fulfill the prescription at a different price point – usually $1600+. So what your $99 pays for is nothing less than a middleman who provides an insurance consultation, not the prescription itself.
Now let’s compare this process to AgelessRx. The price of Wegovy® is clearly advertised on the main page, with a list of everything you will receive for that price point. This includes a free virtual visit with a licensed US prescriber, who will tell you expeditiously whether or not you could be approved for Wegovy® (which is precisely the service these other sites are charging for). From there, AgelessRx will notify you of your potential approval, and ship the medication to you directly.
If you were buying from one of these other sources, you would’ve paid hundreds for an otherwise free virtual visit, just to be potentially denied. This is something you could get with more transparency at a lower price point from your regular prescriber. Whereas with AgelessRx, you could know within a couple of days whether or not you could be approved for Wegovy, without spending any money.
The key here is to set your expectations before starting the process, just as you would for your potential outcomes if you were using Wegovy®. You should expect to pay around $1695/month for Wegovy® itself, plus the cost of consultation and other fees. But with AgelessRx, the full price of the medication as advertised includes consultation and delivery, so you’ll never be surprised by what you receive for the price.
How do I know if Wegovy® is right for me?
The first thing you can do is calculate your BMI.
Your Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a simple rule of thumb used by healthcare providers around the world to broadly categorize whether a person is within a healthy weight range relative to their height.
To calculate your BMI, divide your total weight by the square of your height, or use this BMI calculator. For adults, you should expect a result somewhere between 18 and 30, which represents the main weight categories: 18-24.9 is considered healthy, while 25-30 is considered overweight. Anything below or above this range is considered to be at the extreme end of the spectrum: BMIs under 18 are in the underweight range, while those over 30 are in the obese range.
With that in mind, Wegovy® is FDA approved to treat weight loss in adults with a BMI of 30 or greater, or adults with a BMI of 27 or greater who also have at least one weight-related medical issue.
If you have a BMI of 30 or greater, it’s very likely that you will be eligible for Wegovy®, but this is not guaranteed, as approval is always at the discretion of the provider. Certain BMIs will receive further consideration from a medical professional, who will review your medical history and check for weight-related health issues to consider whether a Wegovy® prescription is right for you. However, BMIs of 24.9 or less are ineligible to receive Wegovy® through AgelessRx.
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I’ve never heard of Wegovy® or Ozempic®, how does AgelessRx know so much about it?
Our expert medical team has been prescribing Wegovy® since it first became FDA approved to treat weight loss. Not only have we poured over the myriad literature for semaglutide, but we’ve also been on the front lines of its clinical application as well. We’ve seen firsthand how transformative this medication can be, and helped countless patients introduce Wegovy® into their longevity plan.
However, the real question might be: how have you not heard of Wegovy®?
If you haven’t heard of Wegovy®, you may at least be familiar with Ozempic®, its sister medication. Both are manufactured by Novo Nordisk, and both have been touted in headlines as the new, go-to weight loss medication.
Fundamentally, though, both Wegovy® and Ozempic® operate in the same way, which is why AgelessRx will likely start carrying Ozempic® in the near future. The primary difference is that Wegovy® is manufactured with a higher dose of semaglutide to amplify its weight loss benefits, but Ozempic® allows patients to dial in smaller doses, allowing prescribers to more carefully adjust titration plans.
Though Ozempic® is only FDA approved to treat type 2 diabetes, it can still be prescribed off-label (at the discretion of your healthcare provider) to help patients find their ideal dose, or even because of supply shortages caused by the increasing popularity of Wegovy®.
How can losing weight increase your life expectancy?
The short answer is that any kind of excessive weight can lead to an increased risk for various health conditions that are known to decrease not just our life expectancy, but our healthspan as well (or, how long we stay healthy). Diabetes and heart disease are among them, along with increased risk of many types of cancer.
But many are unaware of exactly what causes this increased risk, and why it has to do with insulin.
Like with many chronic conditions, being overweight causes an imbalance in the way our bodies function. It all starts with our adipose tissue, an organ that’s responsible for storing fatty acids and lipids (which we get from eating) and releasing them during times when we need the nutrients (such as during long periods of fasting).
When we gain weight and accumulate fat, certain nutrients build up in adipose fat cells and cause them to bloat. These bloated cells become resistant to insulin, which helps break down glucose, and trigger inflammation that can cause tissue damage.
So not only does excess weight lead to insulin resistance, which increases the risk of conditions like diabetes and heart disease, but inflammation as well, which can play a role in the uncontrolled growth of cells that lead to tumors, all of which can drastically lower our life expectancy. So don’t let anyone tell you that weight loss goals are just to look good: they can literally be a life-saver.
How does losing weight affect your healthspan?
First, it’s important to distinguish between lifespan and healthspan.
We all probably understand what our lifespan means – simply how long we live. But our healthspan is how long we live healthily, or how long we remain not just alive, but in good health.
It’s easy to think of them similarly, but the key distinction comes when we consider chronic diseases. Those living with diabetes, heart disease, or even cancer certainly have their lifespan ahead of them, but they’re also no longer living free of age-related diseases.
Now back to the question at hand: your risk of all of these conditions – diabetes, heart disease, and several cancers – can increase as a result of excess weight. By losing weight, you can effectively decrease your risk for these chronic conditions, and thus increase your healthspan.
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Why are so many celebrities talking about Ozempic® and Wegovy®?
Celebrities have historically taken interest in cutting-edge medical interventions, whether it’s athletes receiving top-of-the-line treatment after an injury or tabloid regulars promoting the latest health supplements. Perhaps it’s their status that affords them early access; perhaps it comes with the job.
Whatever it may be, it’s clear that the rich and famous embraced the introduction of Ozempic® and Wegovy® as potentially the new weight loss fad. Where it started is up for debate, but people as diverse as business magnate Elon Musk to reality TV star GG Gharachedaghi all became unwitting semaglutide influencers by announcing publicly that they use medications like Wegovy®. Gharachedaghi even went so far as to post a video to her social media account showing how she administers her injections.
But this isn’t to suggest that semaglutide medications are only for the rich and famous. Ozempic® and Wegovy® have broken out of the Hollywood bubble and into the mainstream, likely due in part to celebrity influence. Semaglutide has since escaped the fad threshold and proven itself as a legitimate treatment, a step well beyond some other celebrity recommendations that have gone around social media in recent years, thanks largely to the continued effort of researchers worldwide.
Can Wegovy® or Ozempic® help with high blood pressure?
Remember how we said that Wegovy® and Ozempic® are largely the same? Well, Ozempic® is FDA approved to treat type 2 diabetes, and one of its primary benefits includes lowered blood pressure.
While Wegovy® is not specifically indicated as a treatment for high blood pressure or high cholesterol, it’s still fundamentally the same medication as Ozempic® (just in higher doses), meaning that it can also help with high blood pressure.
However, Wegovy® is approved for adults with a BMI of 27 or more who also present a comorbidity, and both high blood pressure and high cholesterol could be listed as a comorbidity. This shouldn’t be confused with FDA approval to treat either of these directly, but the fact remains that excess fat can cause high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and reducing your weight with Wegovy® may also reduce these levels.
Thus, we can understand Wegovy® as a way to indirectly lower blood pressure and cholesterol by targeting some of the potential root causes, though this shouldn’t necessarily be your primary reason for taking Wegovy®.
Can Wegovy® or Ozempic® reduce the risk of diabetes?
A recent study published by the American Diabetes Association concluded that semaglutide-based medications like Ozempic® and Wegovy® may reduce the 10-year risk for type 2 diabetes. Keep in mind that the Wegovy® sister medication, Ozempic®, is a semaglutide that is actually FDA approved to treat diabetes, and the study did not specifically call out which semaglutide brand was most effective.
We can view this similarly to how Wegovy® may help with hypertension and high cholesterol: as an indirect effect. Just as Wegovy® is not specifically a hypertension medication or a cholesterol medication, neither is it a diabetes medication. But it’s still possible that those on Wegovy® may, for example, improve their overall A1C, just as they would if they were taking Ozempic®.
What if I’m not losing weight while taking Wegovy®?
If you find that you’re not getting the results you expected, there are a few important things to consider.
First, you should set realistic goals and expectations at the outset. Wegovy® isn’t a wonder drug, so you shouldn’t expect to see results after only a week or two. Our users report that most see results after 2 months, with the best results after 6 months. However, our physiologies are unique, which means that outcomes may vary, so you shouldn’t compare your weight loss progress with others – just because someone loses a little more a little faster doesn’t mean you won’t hit those same milestones in due time.
Make sure also to keep a consistent dosing schedule. Wegovy® is ideally taken on the same day each week. If you miss a dose, you can still take it within 5 days of your scheduled day. Just make sure to go back to your original schedule after.
Further, keep in mind that, while Wegovy® is extraordinarily effective to help users manage weight loss for the long term, it’s still indicated as an adjunct to healthy diet and exercise. As such, you cannot have one without the others.
Drinking sugary drinks or alcohol regularly, for example, can halt or even reverse any progress. Maintaining a sedentary lifestyle may also stymie potential results. The important distinction here is that you can’t just take Wegovy®, lay back, and expect the results to come themselves: you have to put in the effort to commit to key lifestyle changes.
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What are the Wegovy® side effects?
The most common side effects of Wegovy® include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal (stomach) pain, headache, fatigue, dyspepsia (indigestion), dizziness, abdominal distension, eructation (belching), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in patients with type 2 diabetes, flatulence (gas buildup), gastroenteritis (an intestinal infection) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (a type of digestive disorder).
Recently, the EU began an investigation in GLP-1 weight loss medications like Wegovy® and Ozempic® for the potential risk of depression or suicidal thoughts. While reports are still new, and Novo Nordisk hasn’t listed these as side effects just yet, you should still be aware of any potential changes to your thoughts or mood while taking Wegovy®. If you do experience such changes, stop using Wegovy® immediately and contact your prescriber, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.
Does Wegovy® have any long-term side effects?
Aside from the more mild side effects, Wegovy® does carry the risk of some serious but rare side effects. Among these is the risk of thyroid cancer, for which Wegovy® has a boxed warning. However, this and the following are well known to prescribers, who will likely recommend alternative treatments if you have a personal or family history with any of these:
- Thyroid cancer
- Gallbladder issues
- Kidney problems
- Diabetic vision loss
- Low blood sugar (in those with type 2 diabetes)
What helps with common Wegovy® side effects?
For vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea, try eating a low-fat diet of rice, soup, and crackers until you’re feeling better. If you feel nauseous or dizzy, try to eat slower and avoid lying down after eating.
Most gastrointestinal side effects can be abated by taking antacids as needed. For those who can’t take antacids, fiber pills and bicarbonate of soda are the go-to remedies. Drinking chamomile tea and exercising can also help.
For some, green tea and coffee is the perfect way to combat fatigue. If this sounds like you, just be sure not to drink either in excess or on an empty stomach, as this can make you nauseous or even exacerbate other side effects.
If you notice irritation or inflammation around the injection site, don’t worry! This is a natural reaction and nothing a cold compress can’t fix. It shouldn’t be confused for an allergic reaction. To avoid this, try experimenting with different injection sites: your body will let you know which works best.
Should any of these persist or get worse after a few days, even if it’s still relatively mild, seek medical attention.
Will I lose muscle while on Wegovy®?
The truth of the matter is that just about any significant weight loss caused by nearly any method will cause some loss of muscle mass as well. A study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society reported as early as 2021 that participants lost about 9-10% of their lean muscle mass while taking semaglutide. However, they also lost close to 20% of their body fat. While users shouldn’t be under the impression that more exercise will completely prevent loss of muscle mass while taking Wegovy®, maintaining a regular exercise plan can certainly help.
If I stop taking Wegovy®, will I gain weight? Can I stop after I reach my weight loss goal?
Our body is constantly working to balance itself according to your habits, using our hypothalamus as a kind of thermostat. So if your body has been relying on a medication like Wegovy® to reduce hunger, appetite, and cravings, then suddenly stopping Wegovy® may have the opposite effect.
This is true for many weight loss interventions: quitting cold turkey usually causes the hypothalamus to balance those benefits we enjoyed, which can manifest as weight gain. This doesn’t mean that you’ll definitely gain all the weight back, but for this reason, many prescribers will choose to slowly wean patients off of Wegovy® in somewhat of a reverse titration process.
A 68-week trial published in 2022 gives us our best indication of what users can expect once they start to ramp down or totally stop taking Wegovy®. While on Wegovy®, participants saw an average weight loss of about 17%. But after stopping treatment, the average weight gain was about 11%, resulting in a net average weight loss of 5-6%.
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Where can I get Wegovy® or Ozempic ® online?
There’s certainly no shortage of online retailers that sell Wegovy® or Ozempic®. Aside from the nefarious choices out there (such as sites that sell “access to” Wegovy® or “access to” Ozempic® as mentioned above), many retailers don’t offer the convenience and streamlined experience that one would expect from a typical online shopping experience.
Enter AgelessRx, a first-of-its-kid longevity platform.
AgelessRx makes the price of Wegovy® and Ozempic® transparent to you, so you always know exactly what you’re going to get for the price. Before committing to any payments, you’ll have a virtual doctor visit to determine whether Wegovy® or Ozempic® are right for you.
Once approved, you’ll not only have each delivery shipped right to your door, but you’ll also receive access to a slew of tools and resources to help you optimize your health beyond weight management, so you can extend your healthspan and enjoy more healthy years.
Plus, even if you aren’t approved for Wegovy® or Ozempic® or you decide not to purchase, all of the above is free and accessible to anyone interested in optimizing their health.
If you’re interested in Wegovy® or Ozempic®, AgelessRx.com is among the best choices for purchasing Wegovy® and Ozempic® online. To get started, simply navigate to the semaglutide page and select “Buy Now” to start your virtual visit and see if you qualify.
- What is Wegovy®?
- Who should take Wegovy® or Ozempic®?
- What does Wegovy® do?
- What does Wegovy® help with?
- What are the top benefits of Wegovy®?
- How much weight have people lost taking Wegovy®?
- What results have AgelessRx customers seen with Wegovy®?
- How long does it take to start seeing results from Wegovy®?
- What is the best way to take Wegovy®?
- What is the difference between Ozempic® and Wegovy®?
- What is the difference between Mounjaro™ and Wegovy®?
- What is the cost of Wegovy®?
- Why do some websites advertise “access to” Wegovy®, but not the actual prescription?
- How do I know if Wegovy® is right for me?
- I’ve never heard of Wegovy® or Ozempic®, how does AgelessRx know so much about it?
- How can losing weight increase your life expectancy?
- How does losing weight affect your healthspan?
- Why are so many celebrities talking about Ozempic® and Wegovy®?
- Can Wegovy® or Ozempic® help with high blood pressure?
- Can Wegovy® or Ozempic® reduce the risk of diabetes?
- What if I’m not losing weight while taking Wegovy®?
- What are the Wegovy® side effects?
- Does Wegovy® have any long-term side effects?
- What helps with common Wegovy® side effects?
- Will I lose muscle while on Wegovy®?
- If I stop taking Wegovy®, will I gain weight? Can I stop after I reach my weight loss goal?
- Where can I get Wegovy® or Ozempic ® online?