Obesity impacts millions of people worldwide, but many of those people can struggle to lose weight naturally for a variety of reasons, and diet and exercise alone does not work for them. These reasons can include metabolism, genetics, and pre-existing health and hormonal conditions.
This is why some turn to medical weight loss treatments, and often in the form of injections.
What is Trulicity®?
Trulicity® is a medication formulated by American pharmaceutical brand, Eli-Lilly and Company, to treat type 2 diabetes. It can now be prescribed as a medical aid for weight loss, in the same vain as other popular medical weight loss injections like Ozempic and Saxenda.
Trulicity® includes dulaglutide, a medication that belongs to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists. These drugs work by mimicking the effects of a natural hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in the body. GLP1 is produced in the intestine following a meal, encouraging feelings of fullness and satisfaction and inhibiting overconsumption throughout the day. This, in turn, reduces the number of calories a person will consume day to day.
When the body burns more calories than it consumes, weight loss is inevitable, which is why Trulicity® is a great option for those struggling to remain in a calorie deficit to lose weight. Therefore, Trulicity® is a dulaglutide injection, self-administered once a week, that imitates the GLP1 (Glucagon – like peptide -1).
What is the average weight loss with Trulicity®?
Studies on the efficacy of Trulicity in those that suffer with obesity and diabetes have displayed great success in its use for weight loss, with one trial showing the average user dropped around 5kg, almost a stone, throughout the trial.
Research shows appetite suppressants like Trulicity can significantly decrease user’s body weight, and this can be achieved when administered within a supportive, guided diet and exercise plan with Bodyline Medical Wellness Clinics.
The support of experienced clinicians and nurses along a medical weight loss journey is incredibly beneficial in a person’s success with medical weight loss injections. Trulicity is available from Bodyline, a CQC registered clinic. Our programme will help you control cravings, improve habits and create a healthy relationship with food, seeing it as nourishment as opposed to a tool for binging.
Who uses Trulicity®?
Originally, Trulicity was created to help those with type 2 diabetes alongside a diet and exercise plan. However, it is also a useful tool to aid in weight loss for those with BMI’s of over 30, allowing consistent and sustained weight loss to optimal health levels. Our medical weight loss programmes are designed to aid in sustained, regular weight loss, to help clients reach their weight loss goals. We have over 15 years of experience and have helped more than 40,000 people reach their healthy goal weight thanks to our expert weight loss support.