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GLP-1 Injections

GLP-1 injections or glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists are a class of injectable medications used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. 

GLP-1 injections help promote weight loss by reducing your appetite and food intake by increasing the feeling of fullness.

At Forever Young, we offer comprehensive and personalized plans for your weight loss journey. GLP-1 injections are recommended as part of our comprehensive weight management program, which includes lifestyle changes, such as a balanced diet and exercise.

Understanding GLP-1

GLP-1 is a naturally occurring hormone in your body that is crucial in regulating your blood sugar levels. 

GLP-1 is produced in your intestine when you eat food. It signals your pancreas to increase insulin release in the body. Insulin increases the absorption of glucose by cells and reduces blood sugar levels.

GLP-1 also inhibits the release of glucagon hormone from the pancreas. This helps keep the liver from releasing extra glucose into the bloodstream and improves blood sugar control.

In addition to its role in glucose metabolism, GLP-1 reduces appetite and food intake. It also enhances the sensation of being full and delays the emptying of the stomach.

GLP-1 achieves its effects by attaching to GLP-1 receptors. These receptors are found in different tissues throughout the body, including the pancreas, brain, heart, and gastrointestinal tract.

GLP-1 Receptor Agonists for Weight Loss

GLP-1 receptor agonists are synthetic versions of GLP-1 hormone that are used as prescribed medication to treat type 2 diabetes and lose weight. 

GLP-1 medications work by mimicking the action of the natural hormone GLP-1. They help in weight management by:

  • Suppressing Appetite: When the parts in the brain that respond to GLP-1 are stimulated, they make you feel less hungry and more full, so you eat less.
  • Slowing Gastric Emptying: GLP-1 medications empty the stomach more slowly, making you feel full for a longer time after eating. This can lead to eating fewer calories over time.
  • Regulating Blood Sugar: GLP-1 medications boost insulin release, which helps improve blood sugar levels. Better blood sugar levels support weight loss by enhancing metabolic function.

GLP-1 medications are usually given through injection. The frequency of injections varies depending on the specific medication. 

GLP-1 Injections for Weight Loss

Multiple GLP-1 medications have been approved by the FDA for weight loss and management. 

At Forever Young, we offer GLP-1 injections, including Semaglutide and Tirzepatide, specifically for weight management and loss. 

Semaglutide Injections

Semaglutide injections contain a synthetic version of the natural hormone GLP-1. It helps decrease the intensity of your cravings and reduces your appetite. 

Semaglutide was first approved to treat type 2 diabetes. It has now also received FDA approval as a weight loss solution for those dealing with obesity. 

Semaglutide may lead to common gastrointestinal side effects like vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. The side effects typically resolve on their own.

Semaglutide is available in different dosage forms for various conditions. At Forever Young, our weight loss medication plan with Semaglutide involves regular injections over a long period of time based on your specific condition. 


Ozempic® is approved for managing type 2 diabetes. It works to bring down sugar levels in your blood and helps you lose weight. Ozempic® injections are administered subcutaneously, under your skin, either in your belly, thigh, or upper arm. The frequency of the injections will be determined based on your health status and overall condition.  


Wegovy® is a higher-dose formulation of Semaglutide specifically approved for chronic weight management. Wegovy® is approved for people with obesity (BMI 30 or higher) or overweight (BMI 27 or higher) with weight-related conditions. 

Wegovy® injections are administered under your skin, either in your belly, thigh, or upper arm.


Tirzepatide is the newest FDA-approved prescription medication that helps treat type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Tirzepatide is a special kind of medicine that works on two receptors - glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and GLP-1. GIP and GLP-1 help control how our body handles sugar and releases insulin.

Like other GLP-1 medications, Tirzepatide helps with weight loss by making you less hungry and making you feel full more easily. It also influences how your body stores fat.


Mounjaro® is the most common brand of Tirzapetide injections. The doses may range from 2.5 milligrams (mg) to 15 mg.

Tirzepatide injections are given under the skin of your abdomen, thigh, or upper arm.  

How GLP-1 Injections are Administered

At Forever Young, our weight loss medication plan with GLP-1 Injections involves regular injections for a long period of time. Your provider will adjust this as per your condition and health status. 

You will start your weight loss journey by meeting our team and undergoing a thorough health evaluation. Our team will examine your vitals, weight, measurements, and blood samples for testing.

Once we determine which GLP-1 injection is the most suitable for your weight loss program, we will start the administration of injections according to a pre-determined schedule.

Our holistic weight loss approach may also incorporate additional elements, such as appetite suppressants, Lipotropics injections & B12, and custom diet plans & lifestyle changes tailored to meet your specific needs.

We aim to provide you with a comprehensive and individualized approach to support your weight loss journey effectively.

Medically Assisted Weight Loss with Forever Young in Gulfport, MS

At Forever Young in Gulfport, MS, we recognize the uniqueness of your weight loss journey. Our medically assisted weight loss programs guarantee personalized action plans, supported at every step.

Our dedicated team is ready to help you reach your health goals with tailored, compassionate care that prioritizes your well-being.

You can learn more about our medical weight loss program by reaching out to us at 228-363-6623 or requesting a consultation online.

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