Episode 23:8 Ozempic and Wegovy – What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
On this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast we (Dr. George Burroughs and BetyLou Pierce) talk about a prescription drug that is supposed to be a “miracle” weight loss cure. But is it?
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Episode 23:8 Ozempic and Wegovy - What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
Want to have some fun?
Go up to a stranger and ask them this question:
“Did you know that Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist?”
Needless to say, they will have no idea what you’re talking about.
For that reason, perhaps you should ask them this question instead:
“Have you ever heard of the drug Ozempic?”
There’s a really good chance they’ll say “Yes.”
Because Ozempic, a drug used for Type 2 Diabetes, is THE hottest drug on the market right now.
- So hot that it’s in short supply.
- So hot that the hashtag “Ozempic” has been viewed over 300 million times on Tiktok.
- So hot that thousands upon thousands of people are taking it without realizing what it is.
You see, Ozempic IS Semaglutide.
And Semaglutide, as you know from the “odd” question above is a “glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist.”
On this week’s episode we explain WHAT that means… and WHY it’s important.
That is, we explain what a “glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist” is… how it works… the potential dangers… and why it’s in such high demand.
We also discuss how Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer of Ozempic, was able to create a brand new drug, Wegovy, simply by taking Ozempic and adding more Semaglutide to it.
Yes, Wegovy is just higher strength Ozempic.
However, it is NOT used for managing Diabetes.
Instead, Wegovy is prescribed for weight loss… which is why it is so popular.
Not only that, but Novo Nordisk was able to get the FDA to approve Wegovy for adults… and KIDS!!!
This is scary as there have been NO long term studies on Wegovy.
No way to determine the long term damage it might do to a person’s digestive system, hormone system, skin, or brain.
There’s also no data regarding the long term effectiveness of Wegovy (or Ozempic) for weight loss OR what happens if you stop taking it.
And, by the way, once you start taking Wegovy you are expected to take it for life… at a cost of $1500 per month which gives Wegovy the potential to be the most profitable drug EVER!
There’s a lot people should know about both Ozempic and Wegovy.
Information they probably won’t get from their medical doctor (for reasons we explain).
Give this episode a good listen and then please share it with anyone you know who is taking, or thinking about taking, Ozempic or Wegovy.
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