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Alberto Pertusa

Ozempic Muscle Loss: Can EMSculpt Neo Restore It?

Nov 28, 2023

5 Min Read


Ozempic (semaglutide) is a very effective medication for weight loss and regulating glucose. However, it can cause loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia). Muscle mass is crucial for metabolic health, physical strength, and overall well-being.

Understanding Ozempic's Effect on Muscle Mass

Why does Ozempic cause muscle loss? Ozempic and similar drugs primarily promote weight loss by reducing appetite and caloric intake. While this effectively reduces fat mass, it can also inadvertently lead to a decrease in muscle mass. This happens because reduced calorie intake can trigger the body to use muscle protein as an energy source, especially if dietary protein intake is insufficient. Additionally, the weight loss induced by these medications may not be accompanied by an increase in physical activity, which is essential for maintaining muscle mass

diagram showing how Ozempic works in the body

EMSculpt Neo: A Solution for Muscle Growth and Strength

This is where EMSculpt Neo steps in, as it not only helps in reducing fat but also significantly enhances muscle growth and strength by inducing supramaximal muscle contractions, not achievable through voluntary exercise. These intense contractions stimulate muscle fibres at a deep level, leading to increased muscle density and volume.

How EMSculpt Neo Can Help

If you are taking Ozempic or a similar medication and have lost muscle, EMSculpt Neo can help restore muscle mass by promoting muscle hypertrophy and increasing muscle strength. Please be aware that for overall muscle loss, it is advisable to use EMSculpt Neo in different areas of the body, in order to achieve a result across different muscle groups. It is crucial to eat enough protein and engage in regular physical activity. We will discuss these as well with you during your session.