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Understanding Semaglutide: Dosage Recommendations and Health Benefits

The Able Team

Last updated on Feb 01, 2024

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide can support weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Semaglutide may also help people live longer by lowering the risk of chronic illnesses. In this article, we share the benefits and considerations of using Semaglutide.

How does Semaglutide work?

Semaglutide + B12 Semaglutide acts like naturally occurring hormones in our gut to regulate blood sugar levels. It decreases binge eating and emotional eating.

Administering Semaglutide:

This medication is started at the lowest dose of 5 units (0.25 mg) as a subcutaneous injection once a week. Select a specific day of your choice and administer your injection just once a week, ensuring consistency and stability. We recommend injections in the mornings as the B12 has energizing effects.

The standard dosing instructions are as follows:

5 units (0.25 mg) for the first 2 weeks

10 units (0.5 mg) for 4 weeks

20 units (1 mg) for 4 weeks

30 units (1.5 mg) for weeks 10+

Example: 5 units on the syringe is equal to 0.25 mg of Semaglutide

Please follow your dosage instructions from your clinician if they differ from the above.

If you have any concerns, please book a call or chat with your clinician.

DO NOT proceed if you are unsure.

Common Side Effects

Common side effects can include loss of appetite, light-headed or dizzy sensations, lethargy, gastrointestinal discomfort, and diarrhea but usually subside after a few weeks of using the medication. Speak to your clinician in-app for any concerns.

Benefits of Semaglutide for weight management:

Have less appetite

Lowers the risk of chronic illnesses

Decreases binge eating and emotional eating

Feel fuller faster and longer

Empty the stomach more slowly

Improved glycemic control and metabolism


Do not exceed more than 1.5mg/week. It is exceedingly important to understand that higher doses do not lead to better results. A slow and steady path will lead to maximized weight loss and keeping the weight off after finishing the program.


Remember–weight loss solutions are not magic! Semaglutide is meant to work alongside healthy eating, exercise, and lifestyle changes to support weight loss.

Everybodyʼs different. The effectiveness of medication differs according to genetics, body, and lifestyle.

Speak with a health professional before using Semaglutide to understand safety and suitability for you.

The cumulative benefits of semaglutide, when coupled with a comprehensive program of diet and exercise, result in effective weight loss. Maintaining a healthy weight can contribute to a better quality of life and enhanced well-being long term.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach out to your Clinician at any time in the Clinician chat within the Able app, or you can schedule a call with them.