What are Weight Loss Injections?
Obesity is a global health problem that has been linked to various health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. While lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and exercise are recommended for weight loss, some individuals may require additional treatment after exhausting all other options. Weight loss injections, such as Saxenda and Ozempic, have now gained popularity due to their effectiveness and safety.
Saxenda is an injectable medication that contains liraglutide, a synthetic version of a hormone called GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1). GLP-1 is a hormone that regulates appetite and food intake. Saxenda works by increasing feelings of fullness and reducing hunger, leading to a decrease in calorie intake. It is injected once daily, targeting the appetite centre of the brain to inhibit cravings and curb unhealthy eating habits.
Saxenda has been approved by The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for long-term weight management in adults who have a BMI of 27 or greater, many of whom have at least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes.
Saxenda has been shown to be completely safe and effective in multiple clinical trials, with incredible weight loss results, completely transforming their users. One randomised trial showed almost two thirds of those taking liraglutide lost 5% of their body weight, while a third lost up to 10% of their body weight. To put that into perspective, a 200lb person could have lost around 20lbs quickly and safely with Saxenda.
The most common side effects reported include nausea, diarrhoea, and constipation. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own. Saxenda is one of the safest weight loss injections available, owing to its minimal side effects and guaranteed success.
Ozempic is another injectable medication that contains semaglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist. It works to mimic the effects of the natural GLP-1 hormone that is released to indicate when a person is full. Ozempic also is proven to regulate blood sugar levels. Like Saxenda, Ozempic works by reducing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness, however is only injected once a week instead of once a day.
Ozempic has been recently approved by NICE for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, and it has also been found to be effective in combatting obesity, so approved for weight loss. In clinical trials, Ozempic was shown to result in significant weight loss in overweight or obese individuals with or without type 2 diabetes
One trial leading to Ozempic’s “game-changing” reputation, saw participants lose an average of 14.9% of their body weight. To put that into perspective, a 200lb person could lose around 29lbs quickly and safely with Ozempic or WeGovy!
Ozempic has also been found to be safe and well-tolerated. The most common side effects reported include nausea, diarrhoea, and constipation, similar to Saxenda. That is why Ozempic is one of the safest weight loss injections available in the UK.
Safer with Support
Saxenda and Ozempic are two of the safest weight loss injections available today. Both medications work by reducing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness, leading to a decrease in calorie intake and weight loss.
While these medications have been shown to be safe and effective, they are not magic wands. It is important to ensure these weight loss injections are safe for you based on your medical history, and also that you are able to get the correct guidance and support throughout your journey.
Trials in both Saxenda and Ozempic showed brilliant results, but this may be in part owing to the guidance and support from the clinics and experts supporting participants alongside their weight loss experience. Weight loss injections are safest when you can be sure of their supply chain and providers. Here at Bodyline Wellness Clinics, we can provide clarity and assurance that our Slimming Pens come from UK laboratories and come with fully bespoke supported medical weight loss programmes that have helped more than 100,000 people reach their goal weights.
Lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and exercise are still the most important factors for long-term weight loss and overall health. Weight loss injections are a complementary treatment option that may be considered for individuals who have not achieved their weight loss goals through lifestyle changes alone.
If you are struggling with obesity or weight-related health conditions, call us today on 0800 995 6036 to inquire about our safe and effective weight loss injections.