Elevation Medical is implementing a new program in our weight loss facilities. We will be offering semaglutide, an FDA-approved once-weekly subcutaneous (under the skin) weight loss injection. Semaglutide is also known as Wegovy or Ozempic by its brand name.
Semaglutide has been around for many years to help diabetic patients control their blood sugar levels. This injection was also found to reduce weight. Since diabetic patients started losing weight on semaglutide, it was studied to be used as a weight-loss injectable medication. Since June 2021, semaglutide under the brand name Wegovy was FDA approved for long-term weight loss.
Semaglutide is 94% similar to natural human glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), which decreases blood sugar levels in a glucose-dependent manner by enhancing the secretion of insulin. GLP-1 acts as a physiological regulator of appetite and thereby reducing food intake by reducing feelings of hunger and increasing feelings of fullness/satiety.
Patients can choose to receive semaglutide for only 1 week as a trial for $90 including B12 and lipotropic shot., or 4, 8, and 12 weeks. Please be advised that semaglutide is dose-dependent upon the duration of use; meaning the longer you use it, the higher your dose will be and up to 2.4mg/week.
All of our locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4th, 2020 so that we may celebrate the holiday with our families. In addition, our Morgantown, WV office is closed Friday, July 3rd, 2020 to spend the holiday with friends and families.
We will continue regular hours in all locations on Monday, July 6th, 2020.
We hope that you all have a safe and Happy 4th of July!
Frequently we will have clients come to us with questions regarding how to lose weight more quickly or to continue losing when they have hit a stand-still. As previously discussed in our article, 7 Tips on How To Break the Weight Loss Plateau, one of the easier options is just to increase your protein consumption.
If your physician has medically cleared you to consume more protein, you may want to replace a 300-400 calories meal with a side of green vegetables and several ounces of very lean meat (turkey breast, chicken breast etc.) OR 2-3 scoops of a lean protein powder.
We have personally taste-tested and reviewed in detail nutritional information on more than half a dozen protein powders.
Our personal top pick is OPTIMUM NUTRITION WHEY PROTEIN
Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder
Double Rich Chocolate or Vanilla flavor
5 Pound for $58 at GNC stores or Amazon.com *
When you drink 3 scoops of protein mixed with cold water, you are consuming 360 calories and that has 72 grams protein & 9 grams carbs. This will serve as a meal replacement for your busy schedule and help you get more protein in your diet.
*We have no affiliation with the manufacturers of any reviewed products. All product reviews are opinions and should not be taken as medical advice.*
My name is Jeff N. In one month, I lost 30 pounds by taking the diet pill and following the meal plan provided by Elevation Medical Weight Loss. Not only did I lose the weight but it also made me have more energy and feel better about myself. I continue to follow this plan and am down a total of 55 pounds.