Chronic weight management is something thousands of Americans struggle with every year. For many reasons outside of their control, people can experience major weight fluctuations or have issues losing weight. Previous medical weight loss solutions work for some, but none have proven as effective as semaglutide and other similar medications. The medication is FDA-approved to help people manage chronic weight problems. Northwest Face & Body’s weight loss providers offer the best semaglutide with B12 Bellevue and Kirkland provide.
Semaglutide with B12 works to reduce cravings and appetite. The weight loss medication also helps to slow gastric emptying which helps patients feel fuller for longer. Semaglutide—sometimes branded as Ozempic or Wegovy—also helps maintain and improve overall metabolic health. It is FDA-approved and proven effective at helping people lose significant amounts of weight.
Semaglutide is a medication that mimics the glucagon-like peptide receptor. This is a hormone that stimulates insulin secretion when you eat and regulates appetite. Mimicking this hormone makes the body believe it is full and has just eaten, helping to reduce food intake.
Semaglutide also lowers blood sugar and supports better metabolic health. Though, this can cause some uncomfortable side effects such as nausea, general stomach upset, constipation, or diarrhea. These side effects are usually mild and subside once the body acclimates to the medication. While the medication is successful at helping people lose weight, it is important to still consider lifestyle changes such as a better diet and more exercise.
Vitamin B12 is a vitamin necessary for the production of red blood cells and repairing DNA. It is most commonly found in animal products—mainly meat and dairy—but does have a couple of non-meat sources. Regardless, beyond the necessities, B12 helps to boost energy and combat many of the possible side effects of semaglutide such as stomach upset and fatigue.
When used in combination with semaglutide, B12 may help patients burn more fat and experience overall fewer side effects. Patients with mild side effects that do not seem to disappear may consider adding B12 to their semaglutide treatments. Using B12 from the start of semaglutide weight loss injections can make it a more tolerable and comfortable experience.
Choosing compounded semaglutide with B12 has many possible benefits. Other than helping with chronic weight management, semaglutide with B12 Bellevue may offer benefits such as:
To begin your semaglutide journey, you will meet with one of the weight loss specialists at Northwest Face & Body. Our specialists include physicians and physician’s assistants. Offering both in-person and virtual consultations, the providers at Northwest Face & Body can see you from anywhere in Washington State.
Your provider will want to get a full understanding of your overall health, medical history, and medications you take. They may also ask questions about your history of weight management. If they believe you are a good candidate for semaglutide with B12 injections, they will discuss what to expect from the medication and how to administer it. With in-person consultations, your provider can administer the first dose during the consultation appointment.
After the consultation, the compounded semaglutide with B12 will be shipped to the patient monthly. Everything they will need including the medication and injection supplies will be provided. Patients will then inject themselves weekly, rotating the injection sites between the upper arm, stomach, and thigh.
Each month, patients will have a follow-up appointment with their provider to discuss the medication, side effects, and results. This can take place virtually. At this appointment, your provider may alter aspects of your treatment slightly to find the right weight loss treatment plan for you.
Working to change your diet—while not strictly necessary—is highly recommended. The cost of the diet plan is included in the monthly cost of the medication. Diet plans can look slightly different based on food restrictions and allergies. However, in general, patients can expect to eat a diet rich in lean protein, vegetables, complex carbs, and healthy fats. In contrast, you should limit sugar, processed food, and simple carbs.
Many patients find success with the Mediterranean diet because it allows for a varied and flavorful diet. It is also easy to alter to fit various diet restrictions. Your provider will discuss your diet needs during your consultation.
Exercise can be difficult to work into a busy schedule. Additionally, some complications of obesity or carrying extra weight can make it difficult to exercise. At first, we recommend starting out with whatever you can do. Parking a bit further away from the grocery store, getting off a floor early and taking the stairs, or practicing some morning yoga.
For any exercise program to be successful, patients have to enjoy themselves and what they are doing. Team sports and working out in a group can help make exercise less of a chore. A few examples of fun exercises include dance classes, group bike rides, and charity 5Ks.
Strength training can also be a great addition to your exercise routine when trying to lose weight. Building muscle means you burn more calories. While some may enjoy lifting weights, there are other options such as certain forms of yoga, barre, and simple floor exercises.
The best way to maximize weight loss with semaglutide is to also follow a diet and exercise regimen. The addition of B12 can also help patients see better weight loss results in some cases. At Northwest Face & Body, our providers meet with patients monthly to help determine how to maximize their treatment for the best possible results.
It depends. For most people, it does not hurt to add B12 to semaglutide. However, for people experiencing prolonged or severe side effects, B12 may help relieve them and make semaglutide more tolerable. B12 may also help patients boost weight loss results and fat burn.
Compounded semaglutide with B12 refers to when a pharmacy custom makes a prescription. It is the same medication as Ozempic or Wegovy. However, compounding pharmacies can add or remove ingredients (such as B12) and customize the dosage. Compounded semaglutide with B12 is perfectly safe. Compounding pharmacies are common and compounded medications pose little safety risk.
The B12 dosage included in the semaglutide varies based on the needed concentration. Also, aspects of the patient and their health can also impact the amount of B12 included. The standard dosage for injected B12 is about 1mL which is close to what will likely be included in your compounded semaglutide mixture.
Northwest Face & Body’s semaglutide weight loss program comes with a monthly cost depending on whether the patient chooses injections or pill formulations. The cost for Bellevue semaglutide with B12 are:
Northwest Face & Body is located on the beautiful Lake Washington waterfront in Kirkland. Minutes from both Bellevue and downtown Kirkland, Northwest Face & Body offers a luxurious and customized experience. Whether patients undergo entirely virtual care or come into the office, Northwest Face & Body aims to go above and beyond to serve our patients. Northwest Face & Body provides the best semaglutide with B12 Bellevue and Kirkland has to offer.