Wegovy is an injectable prescription medicine used for adults who are obese, overweight or someone who also has weight-related medical problems. Wegovy helps them to lose weight and keep the weight off.
Wegovy is a glucagon-like-peptide-1 (glp-1) which mimics the naturally occurring glp-1 hormone that is released by our intestines into the bloodstream after we ingest food. This gut hormone has many important metabolic actions including:
•Helping to regulate blood sugar
•Slowing stomach-empyting of food
The safety of wegovy was demonstrated in the s.t.e.p. program where 4 studies involving 4500 individuals from around the world were monitored. The average weight loss was 15% to 17% of the individuals starting weight. For a person weighing 230 lbs, this translates into 35 to 39 lbs weight loss. Significant improvements were also seen in: