Weight Loss: It’s Magic You Know … Or Is it?

Repetitive tv commercials on the drug Ozempic with its off-label weight loss promise imprints the brain using the popular song named “Magic”. The lyrics of It’s magic you know; Never believe it’s not so; It’s magic you know; Never believe it’s not so.”

The marketing pitches for Ozempic make it obvious that adults lost on average 12 pounds with varying results. In the fine print, it states that Ozempic is not a weight-loss drug. The snappy ads and sparked by buzz from both celebrities and influencers, have caused people to clamor for this “magic” drug even with the stated side effects and lack of sustainable weight loss. Sadly, the popularity for the drug has caused a supply shortfall to make it difficult for diabetes patients to get their prescriptions fulfilled.

Does She “Ozempic”?

The celebrity who looks suddenly slimmer in her bikini denies using the drug when asked by the tv interviewer if she “Ozempic”. She replies that it was all-natural weight loss, meaning no weekly injections of the active ingredient called “semaglutide”. It belongs in the drug class of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 agonists). Semaglutide balances the two hormones of insulin and glucagon in the body to lower blood sugar levels. The drug effectively slows digestion which can suppress appetite resulting in individuals losing weight.

A celebrity lifestyle may be needed to afford the Ozempic injections without insurance coverage. The pricey drug can cost $900 or more each month. According to a survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, many employer drug plans cover Ozempic as a diabetes treatment; however, fewer than a quarter cover any drug specifically for losing weight.  Alternatively, in an effort to keep employer drug plans within budget, companies typically offer programs designed to encourage weight loss through healthy eating or more physical activity.

Energetic Respiration

Artificial moderation of hormones using drugs that suppress the appetite seem to be anti-energetic for the body. Digestion of food is a very intensive energy process that is contrary to drug-induced inhibition of glucagon produced by the liver. Our theory is that the body instead needs to produce energy for cellular respiration that support optimum organ functions including digestion. Recent research has discovered that glucose provides unremarkable chemical energy and instead it is O2 that primarily fuels mitochondrial ATP. Watt-Ahh with its fortified structure delivers O2 to the cells and could support a more energetic state of weight loss.

Watt-Ahh is also “Magic You Know” without the side effects. We could step out like the drug companies and say we are aware of individuals who drank Watt-Ahh lost weight … but with an official-sounding statement that it is not a weight-loss drug. Watt-Ahh is certainly more affordable than drugs, and also complements healthy-lifestyle weight-loss programs.