While Ozempic is undeniably an effective tool for weight loss, relying solely on it is not the ultimate solution. 

Although it delivers noticeable results, long-term use is not recommended. Without addressing crucial factors such as lifestyle, diet, and exercise, weight regain becomes inevitable once you discontinue Ozempic. 

In fact, for certain individuals, this rebound can occur rapidly, emphasising the need for a comprehensive approach to maintaining your progress. Discover how to achieve sustainable weight loss beyond Ozempic’s initial impact. 

At IVBOOST, we recognise the importance of a comprehensive weight loss strategy that integrates the proven power of Ozempic alongside essential lifestyle changes. Our approach underscores the time-tested duo of sensible, healthy eating and a tailored exercise programme that challenges and suits your individual needs. 

By combining a calorie-conscious diet with the right balance of vitamins, nutrients, and fat-burning, muscle-strengthening exercises, you can safely shed those extra pounds and maintain your progress long-term.

Ozempic is not a quick fix or a miracle cure, but rather an invaluable tool in your weight loss journey. As part of our medical weight loss programme, we provide full consultation, ongoing support and guidance to ensure sustainable outcomes. 

Additionally, we offer integrative IV drips enriched with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to enhance detoxification and promote overall wellness while optimising your weight loss efforts. 

What is Ozempic?

Ozempic is a prescription medication that is used to treat type 2 diabetes and aid in medical weight management. It contains the active ingredient semaglutide which belongs to a class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists. This copies the action of the hormone GLP-1 – a hormone naturally released in your stomach when you eat food. 

How Does Ozempic Work?

By mimicking the work of the hormone GLP-1, Ozempic lowers your blood glucose levels after you have eaten a meal. The Ozempic binds to your natural GLP-1 receptors and then stimulates a release of insulin from your pancreas when your blood sugar level is high. 

It also blocks your liver from making more glucose. Finally, it helps you to feel ‘full’ for longer than average by slowing down the food leaving your stomach. 

Can Ozempic Reduce Body Fat?

Yes, it is incredibly effective at achieving this intended purpose. Ozempic also targets the notoriously difficult-to-shift visceral (belly) fat. Leading global healthcare company Novo Nordisk funded a study which looked at the effect of GLP-1 agonists on almost 2000 overweight/obese adults (who did not have diabetes). It revealed that visceral fat was reduced from the baseline along with the total fat mass.

Managing and eliminating excess body fat is of utmost importance for overall health. Excessive weight puts a strain on muscles, joints, and places heightened stress on the heart’s efficiency. Individuals who are significantly overweight face increased risks of cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and strokes.

How We Work with Ozempic at IVBoost UK

Ozempic is not a magical solution that will instantly resolve all your weight-related concerns. According to Dr Natalie Hammer, our esteemed medical expert at IVBOOST, weight loss is a gradual journey that requires dedication, time, and support. 

At IVBOOST, we initiate this journey with a comprehensive consultation, including baseline weight and measurements. Instead of fixating on those initial numbers, rest assured that they will transform as you progress.


‘We recommend people try it for at least three months, over which time we offer ongoing support, follow-up meetings and programme adjustments where necessary to ensure the best outcome.’ – Dr Natalie Hammer

Read more of Dr Nataie Hammer’s expertise in What’s the deal with Ozempic and Wegovy for weight loss? Here’s what the experts think


  • Getting Started 

While it may be possible to obtain GLP-1 agonists through online consultations with pharmacists, we emphatically discourage choosing this method. 

At IVBOOST, we prioritise a comprehensive and informed process that involves discussing Ozempic’s role within an individual’s overall health plan. Dr Hammer emphasises the importance of understanding what is being injected, ensuring safe administration, and comprehending how Ozempic works. 

Equally significant is identifying any underlying medical factors contributing to weight struggles or gain, such as low thyroid function, which can be assessed through blood tests and baseline measurements. 

Additionally, nutrient levels are evaluated to determine if specific nutrient injections from IVBOOST can assist with metabolic rate. During the consultation, we thoroughly examine dietary habits, providing clear guidelines and recommendations for improving overall health. We also stress the significance of exercise and offer suggestions accordingly.

Ozempic is Not a Quick Fix for Weight Loss

Dr Hammer stresses, ‘If a person doesn’t change their lifestyle, habits and eating patterns when they come off using Ozempic, there is a high chance that they’ll rebound with their weight: this is where in-depth consultation becomes vital.  Ozempic is not a quick fix; its real strength lies in playing an important role in a far wider programme.’

  • Ozempic Injections

We recommend a three-month course that involves one injection per week in nearly every case. The ‘autopen’ (pen) injectors carry four doses, meaning you would need three pens to complete the course. As explained above, you will be given instructions on using the pen and receive your first injection at the clinic. 

The ’needle’ is only 4mm long and it goes straight into your subcutaneous fat (just below the layer of your skin). It is a very straightforward process. The pens are easily stored and can be carried about your person. 

*Please note: The only point we would make is to say that if you are travelling on a plane, do not put them in your checked suitcase which goes in the hold as it will get too cold, making the product ineffective.

  • Continued Support to Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

In the right hands, Ozempic can be your key to sustainable weight loss. Our team is committed to guiding you throughout your journey, offering expert advice and personalised solutions. We understand that weight loss is not a one-time event but a process that requires ongoing support and encouragement. Whether it’s through regular check-ins, tailored meal plans, or customised exercise routines, we are here to provide the tools and resources you need to succeed. With our comprehensive approach, we aim to empower you with the knowledge and support necessary to make sustainable lifestyle changes and maintain your progress. Let us be your partner in your weight loss journey and together we can achieve lasting results.