Navigating Through the Ozempic Craze

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Weight loss is something that many people struggle with, which is why the sudden uptick in weight loss medications have become so popular among celebrities and regular people alike. Despite the popularity of weight loss medications, there are many common misconceptions and dangers associated with popular weight loss drugs like Ozempic.

It’s important to realize that Ozempic and other medications are not just a diet fad, but rather a way to medically lose weight.

What is Ozempic?

Ozempic is a diabetic weight loss injection that contains the active ingredient semaglutide that works to produce the result of a curbed appetite. Other medications like Wegovy and Mounjaro perform similarly. These medications are once weekly injections that are intended for medical weight loss, meaning that the entire process from start to finish should be managed by a medical provider. 

Why Should You Be Wary of Ozempic?

The most recent diet craze can be a healthy choice for some, but others seem to be inspired by examples of celebrity diet and weight loss. Many suspect that popular celebrities like the Kardashians have used Ozempic to achieve recent dramatic weight loss. Others have also been suspected of using medication to achieve results, like Elon Musk and Mindy Kaling. But other unsuspecting fans assume these celebrities have been dieting, coining the Elon Musk diet and Mindy Kaling Lahiri diet.

Due to the surge in interest, there has been an Ozempic and Wegovy shortage reported by the FDA which has the potential to affect those with diagnosed diabetes. Ozempic has not been approved by the FDA for the purpose of weight loss. Wegovy, another semaglutide medication, has been approved for weight loss however.

Another thing that consumers need to be aware of is the black market for Ozempic. Because the drug has not been FDA approved for weight loss, consumers risk purchasing counterfeit Ozempic or other substances. Are you interested in starting a supervised weight loss program? Contact us for more information and to start your journey!

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