What are peptides & how do they work?

Peptides are short strings of amino acids, similar to protein. Amino acids referred to as the “building blocks” of protein. The human body has thousands of peptides already existing inside. In treatments, like for weight loss, we can use synthetic or natural peptides.

The body does produce its own peptides and applying additional peptides can have several benefits. This works because peptides essentially tell other cells to perform tasks, like a key that unlocks bodily processes. They can act as hormones, improve cell signaling and play a part in weight loss. When we apply peptides in certain ways and formulations, we can target key areas we want to improve. As we age, the body naturally slows down – including its production of many hormones and proteins. With peptides, we can boost the production of hormones to get desired results.

Still, it’s important to keep in mind that weight loss is complex. Factors like diet, exercise, age, genetics, and lifestyle all play a role. Peptides can certainly help you reach weight loss goals, but they’re most effective when combined with improvements in other areas of your lifestyle. However, if you feel that you’re doing everything you can in terms of diet and exercise, peptides could help you shed those stubborn pounds.

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New Semaglutide 12 Week Program

Recommended Dosages for 4 weeks each .25mg/.5mg/1mg


  • • FREE Consultation with our medical team and provider reviewed/prescribed
  • • 3 FREE monthly LipoB-12 injections
  • • 3 FREE monthly Fit 3D scans
  • • Quarterly workshop with Certified Dietician for nutritional advice
  • • Workout plans
  • • FB support/information group

New Tirzepatide Program

Recommended Dosages for 4 weeks each 2.5mg/5mg/7.5mg


  • • FREE Consultation with our medical team and provider reviewed/prescribed
  • • 3 FREE monthly LipoB-12 injections
  • • 3 FREE monthly Fit 3D scans
  • • Quarterly workshop with Certified Dietician for nutritional advice
  • • Workout plans
  • • FB support/information group

After the initial 3 month program, there are options to continue on a monthly basis or another 3 month program with additional savings.


What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a new, effective, FDA approved weight loss peptide that is administered subcutaneously once weekly. It is for adults with obesity or overweight who also have weight related medical problems to help them lose weight and keep it off.

What are the benefits of Semaglutide?

  • • Slows gastric emptying and decreases appetite
  • • Improves insulin resistance and reduces food cravings * Improves cardiovascular health including lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar
  • • Burns BOTH white and brown fat
  • • Decreases inflammation which leads to anti-aging AND an enhanced immune system
  • • Regenerate heart, brain, and pancreas cells

Is Semaglutide a type of insulin?

No, Semaglutide is not a type of insulin or a substitute for insulin. Semaglutide does stimulate your pancreas to release insulin when glucose (sugar) is present. Because Semaglutide relies upon your body’s own insulin to have this effect, Semaglutide isn’t used when your pancreas can’t make insulin, such as in patients in type 1 diabetes.

Is Semaglutide a stimulant?

No, Semaglutide is not a stimulant. While other weight loss medications, like phentermine, have stimulating effects that help curb your appetite, Semaglutide works differently (see How Does It Work).

How does Semaglutide work for weight loss?

GLP-1 agonists like Semaglutide help to control your blood sugar, but people taking them also tend to lose weight. GLP-1, the key hormone involved, slows down how fast your stomach empties food (called gastric emptying). And in addition to causing your pancreas to release insulin, Semaglutide also blocks a hormone that causes your liver to release sugar (glucagon). Together, these functions can help you feel less hungry, causing you to eat less food and lose more weight.

Does Semaglutide curb your appetite?

Yes, it is believed that Semaglutide can help curb your appetite. In addition to slowing gastric emptying to make you feel full for longer, GLP-1 also plays a direct role in how your appetite is regulated.

How does Semaglutide work?

It works by mimicking the hormone GLP-1 that targets areas of the brain involved in regulating appetite and food intake. This can help you eat less, which can lead to weight loss. It should be used with a nutritional plan and increased physical activity. Adults lost on average 35 lbs, or 15% of their body weight, while taking Semaglutide in a 68 week study.

How long does it take to lose weight on Semaglutide?

With Semaglutide, you will slowly work your way up to the target dose at which time you will see the most amount of weight loss. This was the case in the clinical trials, where participants had their dose adjusted until they reached 2.4 mg once weekly. In the phase 3 trial that measured outcomes at 20 weeks, most participants were able to reach the full dose and also lost weight as their dose was increased. They saw additional weight loss over the remaining 48 weeks at the full dose. It is important to keep in mind that weight loss can take time, and you’ll see the best results when you are using your medication in combination with a healthy diet and exercise. Sometimes the medication may not work for you, or you may not be able to tolerate the full dose due to side effects. This could be related to a metabolic syndrome, in which our lipotropic injections and NAD+ injections will help and come in great benefits!

How long should you take Semaglutide for weight loss?

Currently, Semaglutide is only FDA-approved to help with blood sugar control in type 2 diabetes and to lower the risk of major cardiovascular events (like heart attack and stroke) in people with both type 2 diabetes and heart disease. If you are taking Semaglutide for either of these reasons, you’ll take it as directed by your healthcare provider since you are using it to manage a chronic condition. But if you do not have type 2 diabetes and are looking to try Semaglutide to help you lose weight, we’ll have a better idea of long-term safety once the FDA reviews data for this new indication. What we do know is that study participants received treatment for a period of 68 weeks (about 1.5 years) during each of the four trials conducted by the company.

Is Semaglutide safe?

Yes. Semaglutide is considered to be safe and effective when used as indicated. But safe doesn’t mean that there aren’t risks. Semaglutide also carries a boxed warning about thyroid C-cell tumors occurring in rodents (with unknown risk in humans), and Semaglutide shouldn’t be used if you or your family have a history of certain thyroid cancers. Semaglutide should not be used in people with type-1 diabetes or a history of pancreatitis. Semaglutide should be used cautiously for people on other blood sugar lowering medications.

Is Semaglutide covered by my insurance?

No. Semaglutide is not covered by insurance for people who are not diabetic type 2 and wanting to just simply lose weight. If you are Diabetic Type 2, than it may be covered by your insurance with proper documentations such as Metformin failing to control your diabetic condition. You will also need a Prior Authorization with your PCP. The second option is for those who were prescribed a medication for weight loss and it failed to work, and also have documentation of Chronic Obesity and BMI>30.  

What is Tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide is in a class of medications called GLP-1 agonists, which mimic hormones that are involved in blood sugar control and appetite. It’s taken via injection once a week and has been shown to decrease how much food people eat and increase how much energy they burn.

How does Tirzepatide work?

Tirzepatide has an element that mimics a hormone called GIP which can reduce appetite and improve how well your body breaks down sugar and fat, the elements of the drug work together to improve how the brain sees weight, which leads to weight loss and better blood sugar regulation.


Contact our team to schedule your consultation with our medical director and wellness experts. We will educate you on any contraindications and possible side effects. We will recommend nutritional guidelines and increased activity workouts.

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