As so many people have realised, weight loss is not a simple feat. It’s no surprise that people are fed up with trying when 83% of people put more weight back on after losing it with a fad diet. So, when weight loss injections arrived on the scene they were seen as game changing.
But what are they and are they available in the UK?
What are weight loss injections?
Weight loss injections are a type of medication that can assist individuals in their weight management journey, primarily prescribed to those struggling with obesity. These injections belong to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists, which mimic the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in the body.
GLP-1 is a hormone that is naturally produced in the intestines upon finishing a meal, signalling to the brain that the meal is finished and promoting the feeling of fullness. GLP-1 plays a role in regulating blood sugar levels and appetite. When mimicked with the help of weight loss injections, users consume less food, therefore less calories, allowing them to lose weight much easier.
Most fad diets are just different ways to get to a caloric deficit, allowing the body to burn more than it consumes; the issue arises when the fad diet is unsustainable, and leads to people piling the weight back on when going back to old habits.
Weight loss injections aim to push through the temptations of binging and snacking, allowing the caloric deficit to be more sustainable, all while introducing new and healthier habits that can be continued past the prescription.
Which weight loss injections are available?
In the UK, there are several weight loss injections that have been approved for use in the treatment of obesity. These include Saxenda (Liraglutide), Ozempic (Semaglutide), Trulicity (Dulaglutide), and WeGovy (Semaglutide). Each of these medications works by activating GLP-1 receptors to regulate blood sugar levels, reduce appetite, and promote weight loss.
Mounjaro (tirepatide) is the latest GLP-1 to be approved in UK by MRHA to treat obesity and weight health management. Mounjaro (tirzepatide) is a weekly injection that has been found to be even more effective than semaglutide for weight loss results and blood sugar improvement.
Can I buy weight loss injections?
Weight loss injections are prescription medications. They cannot be purchased over the counter or online without proper medical consultation and should not be done so. Buying weight loss injections online without consultations with healthcare professionals can be very dangerous, with the government even reporting that some have been hospitalised thanks to fake injectable pens.
To obtain weight loss injections, individuals need to consult with specialist weight loss clinicians at regulated weight management clinics such as Bodyline. These healthcare professionals will assess the individual’s specific situation and suitability for weight loss injections. They will also provide personalized recommendations.
Benefits of weight loss injections for weight management
Weight loss injections offer several benefits for individuals seeking to manage their weight effectively. These benefits include:
Effective weight loss: Clinical trials have shown that weight loss injections can lead to significant and sustainable weight loss. For example, in trials of Ozempic, individuals lost an average of 15% of their overall body weight over a 68-week period.
Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease: Research into these GLP-1 agonist injections is also seeing incredible results in the reduction of cardiovascular events, including strokes and heart attacks. One study saw the risk of major cardiovascular events reduced by a whopping 20%.
Blood sugar regulation: GLP-1 receptor agonists, such as weight loss injections, can help regulate blood sugar levels. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with type 2 diabetes, as it can aid in managing their condition while promoting weight loss.
Contact Bodyline today to find out more about our safe and effective weight loss programmes and range of treatment options.
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Medical Weight Loss with Bodyline
Bodyline Clinic offers comprehensive medical weight loss programs that incorporate weight loss injections as part of a holistic approach to weight management. These programs are designed to provide personalized support and guidance to individuals seeking to achieve their weight loss goals.
The medical weight loss programs at Bodyline involve a thorough assessment of an individual’s lifestyle, medical history, and general well-being. This assessment helps healthcare professionals determine the most suitable weight loss medication and develop a customised treatment plan.
The weight loss injections prescribed by Bodyline Clinic, such as Saxenda, Ozempic, WeGovy and coming soon Mounjaro, are administered under the supervision of specialized healthcare professionals. These professionals closely monitor the individual’s progress, provide ongoing support, and adjust the treatment plan as needed.
Bodyline Clinic prioritizes the overall health and well-being of their clients. They are regulated by CQC ensuring your safety. Their team of experienced weight loss specialists is dedicated to helping individuals reach their weight loss goals through safe and effective medical weight loss programs.
For more information about weight loss injections and personalized weight loss programs, contact Bodyline Clinic today at 0800 995 6036 or fill in the online contact form.