Rewaken Life was created by award winning experts in health and obesity treatment, Rewaken combines GLP-1 medication (Semaglutide), and Diet with personalized health coaching, and ongoing medical support.
Our physicians, functional medicine health coaches, and products can help your practice be the Weight Loss expert for your area without any of the overhead or cost.
GLP-1 is an injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist that’s administered once weekly. It was originally approved in 2017 — at a much lower dose — to help control blood sugar in type 2 diabetes. People taking Semaglutide to help control blood sugar also tend to lose weight as an additional benefit. Because of this, Novo Nordisk studied the medication in people without type 2 diabetes, but at a higher dose. Now, semaglutide from a 503 pharmacy is available for weight loss in adults with a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30mg/kg² alone or 27 mg/kg² with at least one weight-related comorbidity (e.g., high blood pressure, high cholesterol).
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Rewaken physicians prescribe GLP-1 medications because research shows, in combination with health coaching and lifestyle changes, they are the safest and most effective long-term option for weight loss.
GLP-1 is safe and effective with many pre-existing conditions, with the exception of the following:
- Currently being treated for Cancer
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Currently pregnant, or planning to become pregnant in next year
- Currently Breastfeeding
- Active eating disorder
- Active gallbladder disease
- Active substance abuse or dependency
- Bariatric Surgery (within the past 18 months)
- Pancreatitis within past 6 months, or a history of pancreatitis caused by taking a GLP-1
- History of Medullary thyroid cancer, or MEN syndrome
GLP-1 carries a boxed warning about thyroid C-cell tumors occurring in rodents (with unknown risk in humans), and GLP-1 shouldn’t be used if you or your family have a history of certain thyroid cancers. GLP-1 should not be used in people with type-1 diabetes or a history of pancreatitis. GLP-1 should be used cautiously for people on other blood sugar lowering medications.
Potential side effects:
Gastrointestinal (GI) side effects tend to happen most frequently when using this medication — the most common being nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. You may experience these effects more strongly when your provider raises your dose.
Additional common side effects can include: Constipation, Stomach pain, Headache, Fatigue, Indigestion, Dizziness, Bloating, Burping
GLP-1's aid by impacting areas in the brain—to help curb cravings, make you feel full faster, and increase your energy expenditure.
GLP-1's slow how quickly food moves from the stomach to the intestines. This helps you feel full for longer by regulating sugar absorption in the intestine.
GLP-1's are clinically proven to reduce inflammation markers, leading to decreased inflammatory response and oxidative stress.
Metabolic Function Improvement
GLP-1's regulate blood sugar levels by increasing insulin and decreasing glucagon—only when blood sugar levels are high. GLP-1's also improve whole-body energy metabolism by increasing insulin sensitivity of muscle cells and regulating fat cell development.
GLP-1 is available as a single-use injection. You’ll get the injection once a week, on the same day each week. It can be given at any time of day, and you can take it with or without food. GLP-1 is typically injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) in your abdomen. Avoid injecting the medication into the same spot every time — change your injection site with each dose. But injecting in the same body area (e.g., abdomen) is OK as long as you’re rotating sites within the area each time. Since GLP-1 slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach, you may experience side effects like nausea and vomiting. Once you get started on the medication, your provider will slowly raise your dosage every 2 weeks to help make these effects more manageable. Some people may not be able to reach or tolerate the target dose due to side effects. If this is the case, your provider may wait another month before raising your dose. However, they may have you discontinue the medication if you’re unable to reach or stay on the target dose.