Semaglutide Metabolic Optimization

If you’re struggling to lose weight, you may have heard about a relatively new diabetes medication for weight loss called semaglutide. Side effects of this insulin-management drug include weight loss of up to 30%. Rejuvime Medical offers compounded semaglutide with B12 at our Baton Rouge and New Orleans-area clinics to help patients optimize their metabolism and boost weight loss. This proprietary medication is available through our Metabolic Optimization VIP program for men and women from the New Orleans area, Shreveport, LA, and Jackson, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg, MS. 

What Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medication prescribed for weight loss and insulin management for diabetics and people diagnosed as obese. It mimics the body’s own natural appetite-suppressing hormone and improves your ability to regulate blood sugar levels. Semaglutide helps with weight loss by reducing hunger and stabilizing blood sugar.

What Is Compounded Semaglutide?

Compounded medications are customized pharmaceutical products that are prepared by licensed pharmacists or medical healthcare professionals to meet specific patient needs. At Rejuvime, our compounded semaglutide includes vitamin B12 to support weight loss and help maintain the health of the metabolism, red blood cells, and nerves. Our semaglutide is not semaglutide sodium (the salt form of semaglutide) and is compounded at Empower Pharmacy, one of the largest, most-respected compounding pharmacies in the United States.

How Much Does Semaglutide Cost in Louisiana & Mississippi?

At Rejuvime Medical, we offer compounded semaglutide with B12 for $279.99 per month as part of our Metabolic Optimization (Meta Opti) VIP program, which includes medical monitoring, lab work, and having the medication shipped to your home. This affordable price and convenience have made compounded semaglutide a popular treatment option for patients seeking glucose management at our clinics.

What Are the Benefits of Semaglutide?

The Endocrine Society, whose members include scientists and physicians dedicated to hormone research and treatment for hormone-related conditions, says studies have shown that semaglutide improves body composition by reducing excess body fat and increasing the proportion of lean body mass. In general, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can also affect weight gain.

According to a 2020 report from Trust for America’s Health, 4 in 10 American adults meet the criteria of obesity, while statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 37.3 million Americans have diabetes.

How Does Semaglutide Work?

By mimicking a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), semaglutide targets the area of the brain that regulates appetite. It’s a powerful appetite suppressant and also works by increasing the production of insulin. It also inhibits the production of glucagon, a hormone that increases blood sugar.

Semaglutide:

  • Delays the emptying of the stomach, leading to a feeling of fullness
  • Slows the contraction of muscles that propel food in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Lowers blood sugars
  • Stimulates the secretion of insulin by the pancreas

What Are Common Side Effects?

Besides weight loss, you may have some other side effects when using semaglutide. About 25% of patients experience side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, and constipation, which can be managed by adjusting the dosage. Most patients believe these side effects are worth the weight loss benefits of semaglutide.

How Do I Get Semaglutide at Rejuvime?

We make it simple and convenient to find out if this treatment option is right for you and join our Meta Opti VIP program.

Step 1: Visit any Rejuvime location to meet with a nurse who performs your initial blood work,  provides an overview of our services, and answers all of your questions. ($225 cost, no appointment necessary)

Step 2: Meet with one of our medical providers, who will create a customized treatment plan based on your concerns and blood test results. 

Step 3: Begin your medically monitored treatment plan either from the comfort of your home or at one of our conveniently located clinics and start your age-defying journey!

Our Maintenance Program

We require regular medical monitoring to ensure your health and safety while taking compounded semaglutide. After beginning your treatments, you will return to our clinic on the following schedule for a check-in appointment with a nurse practitioner who will assess your weight loss and adjust your dosage if need be:

  • After 3 months
  • Every 6 months afterward

Semaglutide FAQs

How is compounded semaglutide administered?

It is injected under the skin once every 7 days in the upper arm, thigh, or abdomen.

How much weight is lost on average?

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that participants lost an average of 15% of their body weight over more than a year, with more than one-third of the study participants losing more than 20% of their weight.

Does it work for everyone?

If semaglutide doesn’t help someone lose weight, it could be because the dose is too low. We help manage and fine-tune dosages to ensure patients see the benefits of semaglutide.

Will I regain the weight after stopping treatment?

Studies show that people often regain weight after they stop using semaglutide. The key to maintaining weight loss is making lifestyle changes, including exercising regularly and adjusting your eating habits.

Will I be able to drink alcohol while on semaglutide?

There are no studies that evaluate the safety of drinking alcohol while using semaglutide. Because semaglutide lowers blood sugar, you should discuss with a medical professional whether it’s OK to have an occasional drink if you’re using semaglutide. Because alcohol contributes to weight gain, drinking may reduce the effectiveness of semaglutide.

Can I take semaglutide if I’m breastfeeding?

Healthcare professionals believe semaglutide is destroyed in the infant’s gastrointestinal tract, so the baby probably can’t absorb the drug. However, until we know more about the drug’s ability to affect a nursing baby, those who are breastfeeding should use caution, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

Schedule an Evaluation

If you’ve heard of semaglutide for weight loss and are looking in the Baton Rouge or New Orleans area for a provider, our hormone specialists provide personalized care and can evaluate if you’re a good candidate for this innovative medication. The best way to find out if compounded semaglutide would work for you is to request a free consultation or call us at  (225) 960-1580 to schedule a phone consultation with one of our providers.

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