Ozempic is a once-weekly injection that comes in a pre-filled pen. It works by activating the GLP-1 receptor in the body, which is responsible for regulating insulin secretion, glucose production, and appetite.
When Ozempic activates this receptor, it increases insulin secretion and reduces glucose production, which can help lower blood sugar levels. Additionally, it can help reduce appetite and promote feelings of fullness, leading to weight loss.
In a clinical study of over 1,900 people with obesity, those who took Ozempic lost an average of 15% of their body weight over 68 weeks. This was compared to those who took a placebo and only lost an average of 2.4% of their body weight.
Another study found that Ozempic was more effective than a placebo in reducing body weight and improving other health markers, such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels.