VIVA Wellness is thrilled to offer two game-changing medications for weight loss: semaglutide and tirzepatide. These weight loss drugs have given many of our Waukesha-area clients a second chance at a healthy life they never thought possible. If you’re tired of fad diets and grueling exercise routines, these drugs can revamp your journey to sustainable weight loss.
Semaglutide and tirzepatide belong to a group of medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists. They mimic a hormone called GLP-1, which naturally controls appetite, digestion, and insulin secretion. By taking these medications, you’ll feel fuller, eat less, and shed excess pounds. Plus, they improve insulin sensitivity, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Studies have shown significant weight loss with semaglutide and tirzepatide in combination with a healthy lifestyle, and we’ve seen the same incredible results in many of our clients. Of course, everyone is different, and your VIVA Wellness Nurse Practitioner will adjust the protocol to suit your needs.
Read on to learn more about how a GLP-1 weight loss protocol at VIVA Wellness can transform your life.
What are GLP-1 Weight Loss Medications?
Tirzepatide and semaglutide, along with their compounded versions, are anti-obesity medications that offer a much-needed solution for people who have been unable to lose weight through other regimens. They were originally created as diabetes medications and were later discovered to cause significant weight loss.
These GLP-1 receptor agonists work to help you shed body weight in two ways. First, they slow down stomach emptying, making you feel full sooner and with smaller portions. Second, they signal the brain that you’re satisfied, reducing appetite and cravings throughout the day.
GLP-1 receptor agonists aid in weight loss and often improve blood sugar, blood pressure, and fatty liver associated with being overweight. Achieving a healthier weight significantly reduces the risk of obesity-related complications, such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.
These medications are administered through once-weekly injections. Currently, three semaglutide medications are FDA-approved, including Wegovy for weight loss and Ozempic and Rybelsus for type 2 diabetes and weight management.
Many of our clients have experienced the effectiveness of GLP-1 receptor agonists firsthand. These medications empower our clients with the tools they need for success and a healthier future. However, they are just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to treating the complex condition of obesity. That’s why VIVA Wellness offers a comprehensive weight loss protocol and a number of services to complement the use of GLP-1 medications.
Also, not everyone is a good candidate for GLP-1 agonists. If you have a personal or family history of thyroid cancer, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2), your VIVA Wellness NP can discuss a number of other options.
Ozempic, Wegovy and Compounded Semaglutide
These medications contain semaglutide, a medication originally developed for adults with type 2 diabetes to regulate blood sugar levels when other medications are not effective enough. It also helps lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in adults with type 2 diabetes and heart and blood vessel disease.
As an obesity medicine, the compounded semaglutide injection (or brand name Wegovy) can be used in obese adults or overweight adults with conditions like high blood pressure or high cholesterol to achieve a healthy weight. Clinical trials have shown an average weight loss of 10.9% after six months. It helps many of our clients lose weight with a fully personalized program and a healthy lifestyle.
Mounjaro and Compounded Tirzepatide
Like semaglutide, these injectable prescription medications were developed to treat type 2 diabetes, but recent studies have shown their potential as highly effective obesity treatments.
Unlike traditional diet drugs, tirzepatide targets the metabolic aspect of obesity with remarkable results. Tirzepatide has been shown to achieve incredible results, with an average 25% reduction in body weight for many patients. This breakthrough offers hope to individuals who are overweight or obese, helping them shed excess pounds and improve their health.
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that patients using tirzepatide lost over 20 percent of their weight in just 72 weeks. Its weight loss effects were discovered as a secondary benefit after diabetes management, leading to the development of higher dosage versions specifically for obesity treatment.
Similar to semaglutide, many of our clients use compounded tirzepatide as a weight loss drug with remarkable outcomes. Our NPs can sometimes offer the brand name Mounjaro in certain circumstances as well. Your VIVA Wellness NP will discuss your specific situation to decide which version is right for you.
How Does a VIVA Wellness Weight Loss Protocol Work?
Don’t write yourself off if you’ve tried a weight loss program in the past without success. VIVA Wellness is different. You will experience a refreshing and personalized approach to weight loss at VIVA Wellness. Our warm and welcoming clinic in Brookfield, WI, sets us apart from traditional medical weight loss centers. You’ll see a room full of smiles, hear soothing music, and smell calming essential oils when you step through our doors.
During your consultation, a Nurse Practitioner will guide you to a cozy and private room where you can relax and get to know each other. We understand that medical anxiety is a concern for many, so our physical exams are relaxed and thorough, meant to put you at ease.
Your consultation will involve discussing your health history, goals, and determining the best course of action for your weight loss journey. Our approach is never one-size-fits-all. We tailor our programs to meet your unique needs and preferences.
In addition to weight loss medications, you can choose from various services to boost your results, such as nutritional counseling, supplements, cavitation, and metabolism-boosting injections. We will create a customized plan specifically for you.
Weekly or Monthly Follow-Up
Follow-up visits are an essential part of your weight loss journey. During these appointments, we will monitor your progress, address any concerns or obstacles, and refine your plan for success. If needed, we can also refer you to trusted behavioral health services, alternative medicine, or other specialists.
Depending on your chosen weight loss approach, you may have monthly check-ins with your Nurse Practitioner. If injections are part of your protocol, you may come in more frequently. Virtual check-ins are also available if preferred.
Do supplements help the medications be more effective?
As part of your weight loss protocol, we recommend you supercharge the benefits of semaglutide and tirzepatide with vitamins and supplements. VIVA Wellness offers Ortho Molecular and Pure Encapsulations as trusted high-quality brands. Here are a few supplements we may recommend:
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Amplify the effects of semaglutide with the anti-inflammatory power of fish oil supplements. Improve heart health, decrease inflammation, and shed those extra pounds.
- Vitamin D: Vitamin D deficiency is commonly found in individuals with obesity. It boosts insulin sensitivity, support bone health, and enhance weight loss.
- Probiotics: Nurture a healthy gut microbiome for improved digestion, a stronger immune system, and effective weight management.
- Chromium: Regulate blood sugar, curb cravings, and support weight loss. Amp up the effects of semaglutide on blood sugar control with chromium supplements.
- Coenzyme Q10: Protect your heart, boost energy production, and promote overall well-being with the antioxidant benefits of Coenzyme Q10.
In addition to our comprehensive range of supplements, we offer vitamin injections for your convenience. Plus, we provide magnesium and aloe supplements to counteract constipation as a potential side effect.
What is included in a GLP-1 Weight Loss Protocol?
Our experienced Weight Loss Nurse Practitioners will personalize the perfect program for you, starting with a consultation to understand your health history, goals, and mental/emotional well-being. We will align all aspects of your health to ensure effective medication use.
Your entire VIVA Wellness team will provide continuous support and accountability through progress check-ins and body mass index monitoring.
Our in-house services offer a range of options to enhance your weight loss journey. From colon hydrotherapy to lymphatic drainage treatments, we have everything you need to address side effects and enhance the effectiveness of your medications. And if we don’t provide a specific service, we have a network of trusted practitioners who can offer additional support, including mental health care and traditional medicine.
Choose between our weekly and monthly memberships, tailored to fit your needs. Our weekly membership includes regular monitoring, specialized injections, and a complimentary VIVA Wellness lunch bag filled with supplements. The monthly membership is ideal for those who prefer independence, with consistent dosing and a once-a-month metabolism booster. Whichever option you choose, we are here to support you every step of the way.
Will I need to diet or exercise?
If you’re looking to maximize your weight loss results, a healthy lifestyle is a crucial piece, and that includes physical activity. While semaglutide and tirzepatide can be effective on their own, incorporating good habits like a healthy diet and moderate exercise will take your journey to the next level.
To put it simply, relying on GLP-1 medications without improving your lifestyle is like filling your car with fuel but neglecting to change the oil. It may keep running for a while, but eventually, it’ll break down when the oil turns into sludge.
In one study, obese adults who combined semaglutide injections with diet and exercise achieved remarkable results. At the end of 68 weeks, half of the participants who used semaglutide and exercised lost at least 15% of their body weight, with a third losing an impressive 20%. On the other hand, the group that only made lifestyle changes without semaglutide only managed to lose around 2.4% of their weight. This clearly demonstrates the incredible potential of combining semaglutide with lifestyle modifications for weight loss success.
But what if you don’t exercise while taking semaglutide? While you can still lose weight, the results may not be as drastic. Additionally, maintaining unhealthy habits increases the likelihood of fatigue, illnesses, and unwanted side effects. To enjoy long-term weight loss and avoid regaining weight, it’s crucial to incorporate exercise alongside semaglutide.
If this sounds intimidating, don’t fret. That’s why we’re here! Your VIVA Wellness NP will help you develop a realistic diet and exercise plan that sets you up for successful chronic weight management.
What is not included in the price?
If you opt for the monthly membership, your VIVA Wellness “goody bag” will be filled only once. If you would like refills on any of your supplements, you will purchase them separately. Also, at the start of every program, you will need to have a full exam. This exam costs $275 and is necessary to get a full picture of your health history and goals to make sure we create the right program for you.
What is the cancelation policy?
Once you’ve booked an appointment with us, we’ve set aside that time just for you. To ensure fairness to all our clients, please be considerate and promptly let us know if you cannot make your scheduled appointment.
48-hour Notice: To cancel or reschedule any appointment, we now require a minimum of 48 hours’ notice. Failing to do so will result in a full charge for the appointment.
Flexibility for Changes: If you provide us with more than 48 hours’ notice, we’ll be happy to accommodate any changes to your appointment time.
Service Provider Scheduling: While we’ll make every effort to book your appointment with your preferred service provider, please note that packages purchased are for use at VIVA Wellness and not specifically tied to an individual provider.
Provider Changes: Should your preferred service provider leave VIVA Wellness, any remaining packages or sessions will be scheduled with another provider on our team. Refunds will not be issued.
Failure to adhere to our policy will result in a full charge for the service if you cancel or reschedule with less than 48 hours’ notice. If you arrive 15 minutes late or more, your appointment will be canceled, and you’ll be charged the full fee. Please remember that all services are non-transferable.
What happens if I’m ineligible for Mourjaro® or Ozempic®?
Thankfully, VIVA Wellness offers personalized alternatives to brand-named semaglutide and tirzepatide. We offer compounded versions for individuals who are not eligible for the standard medications. Our professional healthcare team at VIVA Wellness understands the importance of sourcing reliable medications.
Through our partnership with a trusted compounding pharmacy, we can create custom-made dosages tailored to your specific needs. Compounded medications provide precise control over your injections, ensuring you receive the right amount of medication.
If you are not a candidate for GLP-1 medications for other reasons, we have options for you, too. Our medical weight loss programs at VIVA Wellness offer a range of alternatives, including CONTRAVE® (naltrexone HCI/bupropion HCl), Phentermine, Qsymia®, and other innovative solutions developed by the medical community.
How much does a GLP-1 Medical Weight Loss Protocol Cost?
VIVA Wellness is dedicated to honest, transparent pricing for all of our services. Your exact cost will depend on which schedule you choose (weekly or monthly) and what add-on services you utilize. Purchasing more sessions will give you a better value.
Monthly protocols cost $450/month and weekly protocols are $650/month. Your first month will include your initial exam which is $275 in addition to your monthly membership charge. Your NP will discuss your exact pricing during your consultation.
Start your journey to a better life with GLP-1 medications at VIVA Wellness
VIVA Wellness is conveniently located in Brookfield to provide the perfect blend of indulgence and innovation to Southeast Wisconsin. As the premier destination for rejuvenation and self-care, we are dedicated to providing a transformative experience that surpasses traditional weight loss clinic services.
At VIVA Wellness, we understand that achieving beauty and wellness is about more than just physical transformation. It’s about creating an environment where you can escape the stresses of everyday life and find true relaxation. From the moment you enter our doors, we prioritize your comfort and satisfaction. With premium products and the latest technologies, we ensure that you receive the highest standard of care.
GLP-1 medications have had an astounding impact on the quality of life for many of our patients. We love to see our clients go from discouraged and hopeless to radiant and excited about their new life with the help of these weight loss drugs. We believe the same is possible for you.
If you’ve fought tirelessly to lose weight with no results, don’t lose hope. Embark on a journey of self-discovery with VIVA Wellness. Explore our range of services, discover the science behind our treatments, and immerse yourself in an unparalleled customer experience that redefines relaxation and rejuvenation. Your transformation begins here.
Ready to take charge of your weight loss? Contact us at VIVA Wellness to schedule your consultation and start your journey towards a healthier you.