Best weight loss injections in 2023

Robbie Puddick
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Robbie Puddick

22nd December 2023

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The best available weight-loss injection in the UK in 2023 was semaglutide (brand name Wegovy).

Research has shown that semaglutide 2.4 mg (Wegovy) can support weight loss of up to 20% after one year.

However, in 2024 the best weight-loss injection is most likely Mounjaro as it can support higher levels of weight loss, with research showing up to 25% weight loss after one year.

Other available options include liraglutide (brand name Saxenda) and dulaglutide (brand name Trulicity), but they’re less effective than semaglutide (Wegovy) and tirzepatide (Mounjaro) and lead to more adverse side effects.

Semaglutide is provided as a weight-loss injection rather than as a weight-loss pill or tablet. You inject the prescribed dose once per week.

As of March 2024, you can purchase both Wegovy and Mounjaro as part of Second Nature’s Wegovy weight-loss programme and our Mounjaro weight-loss programme.

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Should you use weight-loss injections?

Ideally, we’d be able to lose weight without medication through improved eating habits and a healthier lifestyle.

This is at the core of our mission: to eradicate type 2 diabetes and obesity. Second Nature has been working in the NHS since 2017, supporting individuals to lose weight and manage their type 2 diabetes.

Individuals on our programme lose an average of 7-10% of their body weight after 12 months, and we’ve been shown to be more than twice as effective as other weight-loss programmes in the UK.

However, many people have spent their entire lives struggling with weight, and their barriers to weight loss are multi-faceted and complex.

In these situations, extra support may be needed, which is why GLP-1 medications have been developed.

Much like antidepressants can provide individuals living with depression the ability to receive therapy to address the root causes of their condition, GLP-1 medications like semaglutide can provide a similar window of opportunity.

By reducing hunger and the desire to seek out food, individuals might feel a new sense of freedom to make healthier choices and address the underlying causes of their obesity.

Weight-loss injections aren’t a magic pill

Weight-loss injections are designed as additional tools for weight management interventions and shouldn’t be considered lifelong medications.

Instead, they should be used to help you kickstart your weight loss and healthy journey while you commit to living a healthier lifestyle.

Consider the use of antidepressants for people living with depression. They’re not designed to cure the condition. Instead, they’re designed to allow room for therapy to treat the condition’s underlying cause.

Mounjaro, and other weight loss injections, like Ozempic and Wegovy, are similar. They can allow you to make lifestyle changes to support long-term weight loss maintenance.

Mounjaro can help silence food-related thoughts and also give you a boost of confidence with more immediate weight-loss results.

This helps to buy you the time and headspace to understand why your body may have struggled to lose weight previously, and to build new long-term healthy habits.

The core focus of our medication programmes is to calm down the feeling of food noise, lower your cravings, and allow you to build healthier habits to keep the weight off for good.

The ultimate goal is to make losing weight feel second nature.

Second Nature’s medication-supported programmes

Second Nature has two medication-supported programmes: a Wegovy weight-loss programme and a Mounjaro weight-loss programme.

If you’ve made the decision to try Wegovy or Mounjaro (assuming you’re eligible), why should you choose Second Nature over other medication providers?

For peace of mind.

Second Nature has worked with the NHS for over 6 years providing weight-loss programmes across the UK.

Whilst our Wegovy and Mounjaro weight-loss programmes are private and not currently used by the NHS, we’ve built the programmes with a focus on scientific evidence, patient safety, and data security.

We hope that our 6+ years of working with the NHS and building a track record of effective weight-loss results will give you peace of mind to give us a try.

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