The Science Behind Semaglutide: A Closer Look at Our Doctor-Recommended Weight Loss Injections

Whether you have five pounds or over 100 pounds to lose, excess body weight can take a toll on everything from your energy levels to your self-esteem. Worse yet, being overweight can be extremely dangerous for your health. With so many risks associated with obesity and overweight, ranging from high blood pressure to diabetes to cardiovascular disease, maintaining a healthy weight is essential to living your best life.

Unfortunately, as we age, losing weight can become extremely difficult. While modifying your diet and starting an exercise program may have worked for you in the past, as our metabolism slows, these measures alone may no longer be enough to lose a significant amount of weight at a steady but progressive pace.

Enter Semaglutide. You may have already heard about this headline-grabbing weight loss treatment. Available by prescription only, Semaglutide has been soaring in popularity due to its safe, effective weight loss results. But how does Semaglutide work, and is it as beneficial as you’ve been told? Here’s the science behind Semaglutide.

What Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is an injectable medication that mimics a naturally occurring hormone called incretin, which our bodies create mainly in our digestive tract. Incretin regulates our appetite, digestion, and blood glucose levels. 

Like incretin, Semaglutide works by targeting the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptors in the brain. GLP-1 helps regulate the appetite and how much you eat, so when you take Semaglutide, your GLP-1 receptors get the signal that you are full sooner.  As a result, you will eat less and feel more satisfied when you do eat, and be less hungry in between meals, too. 

What Are The Benefits of Semaglutide?

Semaglutide has three important benefits that assist in achieving your weight-loss goals, which include:

  • Targeting the areas of the brain that control the appetite, especially following a meal, which may encourage you to eat less.
  • Slowing the rate at which your stomach empties, helping you to feel fuller for longer.
  • Semaglutide is safe for long-term use and has been shown to help people lose weight and maintain that weight loss for over one year.

How Do I Use Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is delivered via a small injection underneath the skin of your stomach, thighs, or your upper arm. Doses are gradually increased over time until you reach a maximum dosage level, and they are administered weekly. The longer you take Semaglutide, the better results you can anticipate.

Despite the myriad benefits of taking Semaglutide alone, Semaglutide works best as part of a holistic program that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise.  This combination will not only help boost your weight loss results, but it will help you create healthy habits to maintain your weight loss long after your Semaglutide treatment is complete.

Learn More About Semaglutide with Dr. Scott

Located in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado, Dr. Scott™ is proud to provide concierge medical care, including Semaglutide injections, to patients both locally and nationwide via our telehealth and delivery services. Our experienced medical team ensures that every treatment is carefully tailored to meet your specific needs, no matter where you are in the United States. 

If you are interested in a free doctor consultation to learn more about Semaglutide, please visit or call us at 303-663-6990 today! 



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