Semaglutide and Weight Loss FAQs

Yes, in addition to the medication, your $399 monthly fee includes telehealth visit, prescription, unlimited telehealth visits with our clinicians and support.

GLP-1, or Glucagon-like peptide-1, is a hormone produced in the gut that plays an important role in regulating blood sugar levels. It is secreted by cells in the small intestine in response to the presence of food, especially carbohydrates, and stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas. GLP-1 also suppresses the release of glucagon, another hormone produced by the pancreas that raises blood sugar levels.

In addition to its effects on blood sugar regulation, GLP-1 has been shown to have other beneficial effects, such as promoting weight loss, reducing appetite, and improving cardiovascular health. Because of these effects, GLP-1 agonists, drugs that mimic the action of GLP-1, are used as a treatment for type 2 diabetes and obesity.

There are several compounded GLP-1 medications that we use for weight loss. Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are two of the most common weekly injectable medications used. There is also a daily injectable GLP-1 called Liraglutide.  

Semaglutide and other GLP-1 medications work by activating the GLP-1 receptor, which stimulates insulin release and reduces glucagon production, increasing feelings of satiety and decreasing appetite all of which makes them useful in the treatment of obesity.

All our members are prescribed the GLP-1 medication Semaglutide for weight loss and insurance companies will not cover the cost of these medications. Zenbod is a membership program that gives our patients access to these medications with the appropriate monitoring to ensure that they are using the medication appropriately, adjusting dosages properly, and losing weight in a safe and healthy way.

Zenbod membership is an all-inclusive membership costing $399 per month. This membership includes the initial consultation, eligibility determination, the GLP-1 Semaglutide prescription, shipping of medication, syringes, alcohol swabs, etc. to your address, follow up video consultations, all text, chat, email communications, and prescriptions to your local pharmacy for any side effects that you may be suffering.

Yes! All the medical literature and evidence suggests that if you are overweight or obese which is a BMI of 25 or greater, then losing weight can provide numerous health benefits.

Some of the most important health benefits of losing weight:

  1. Lower risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.
  2. Better blood sugar control is achieved because of improve insulin sensitivity, making it easier for the body to regulate blood sugar levels. This is particularly important for at risk of developing the disease.
  3. Reduced inflammation, as excess body fat can contribute to chronic inflammation, which is linked to a variety of health problems. Losing weight can reduce inflammation in the body, potentially improving overall health.
  4. Improved mental health, as losing weight can improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  5. Better sleep, as losing weight can improve sleep quality and reduce the risk of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.
  6. Increased mobility, as losing weight can reduce joint pain and increase mobility, making it easier to perform daily activities and exercise.

Overall, losing weight can have a significant impact on an individual’s health and quality of life, reducing the risk of chronic diseases and improving physical and mental well-being.

Zenbod Members are 93% successful at achieving significant and sustained weight loss. If you happen to fall into the small minority of patients that do not respond well to Semaglutide, the medication that Zenbod members are prescribed, then Zenbod will not likely be a part of your weight loss journey. Fortunately, this will likely be discovered very quickly as most members have significant weight loss and appetite suppression in the first months of treatment and if this does not occur for you than we can talk about next steps. If adjusting the dose of medications does not work and / or you cannot tolerate side effects, then just know that you can can cancel your membership at any time.

Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, or GLP-1 RAs. It mimics the GLP-1 hormone, released in the gut in response to eating. This medication suppresses appetite centers in the brain, slows gastric emptying time making one feel fuller, longer. It also increases insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity allowing the body to process calories instead of storing them. This all results in significant and lasting weight loss.

Most medications and medical services are covered by HSA and FSA plans. You should call your plan to find out of Semaglutide for weight loss is covered or if subscription costs for access to Zenbod clinicians will be covered.

Yes! We take privacy very seriously. Your personal health information will all be stored in a HIPAA compliant electronic health record. Your patient portal, the video consultations, the emails and text messages are all HIPAA compliant.

Zenbod members lose and average of 15% of their body weight. The range of weight loss of our members is 10% to 30%.

Anything. You will find that Semaglutide, the GLP-1 medication prescribed by Zenbod clinicians will likely hack your biology resulting in you making healthier choices without much effort at all. You will come to realize that you don’t feel great after eating too fast, getting too full, eating fatty foods, or eating very sweet foods. This results in you eating smaller portions and healthier foods, often without even realizing you have made those choices.

Zenbod members will be prescribed Semaglutide, a GLP-1 medication that is the cornerstone of our weight loss program and what drives weight loss for our patients. We do not ask you to calorie count, restrict diet, exercise excessively, buy meals, eliminate carbs, etc.

Most of our members tolerate Semaglutide very well with few if any side effects. Of all the side effects that are possible, the most common are nausea, reflux, constipation and diarrhea. If our members experience these side effects, we are happy to discuss them with you and prescribe medications to your local pharmacy to treat any bothersome side effects.

Become a Zenbod Member Now

If you are tired of ineffective meal plans, yo-yo diets, medications that do not work or cause serious side effects, or simply are tired of being told you need to work harder to lose weight, then join Zenbod. For a monthly fee of $399, you receive GLP-1 medication delivered to your door, unlimited access to our medical professionals and access to a portal to monitor your progress.

Our trained, experienced medical professionals are here to help you achieve healthy weight loss that is safe, easy, and painless. We know that weight loss is a personal decision, and every part of your experience with Zenbod will be handled with the utmost discretion and privacy. If you are ready to really lose weight and keep it off, schedule your free consultation now. We want to see you healthy and happy, losing weight, and keeping it off the Zenbod way.