Is Osempic Really Worth the Side Effects? Consider Natural Alternatives Instead

The video discusses the drug Osempic, which is used for weight loss. The drug works by increasing a receptor called GLP1, which reduces appetite and cravings. It also has positive effects on insulin levels and blood sugar control. However, the drug is expensive and comes with some minor side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and constipation. There are also more serious side effects like thyroid cancer, pancreatitis, and kidney disease. The video suggests natural alternatives such as Panax Ginseng and berberine, along with a healthy version of the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting. These methods are said to have fewer side effects and long-term benefits.

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  • Osempic is a popular injectable drug used for weight loss. It works by increasing the GLP1 receptor, which slows down digestion and decreases appetite.
  • Osempic also improves insulin resistance, helps control blood sugar levels, and reduces sugar production in the liver.
  • However, Osempic has some drawbacks, including its high cost (around $1300 to $1500 per month) and some minor side effects like nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
  • Some major side effects of Osempic include thyroid cancer, suicidal thoughts, pancreatitis, kidney disease, retinopathy, muscle loss, and gastroparesis.
  • The long-term effects of Osempic and the need for lifelong usage remain unknown.
  • Alternative options, such as certain herbs, can provide therapeutic benefits without major side effects. Popular herbs with GLP1 agonist effects include Panax Ginseng and berberine.
  • The healthy version of the ketogenic diet combined with intermittent fasting is recommended as a cost-effective and sustainable weight loss approach.
  • Combining low-carb, healthy ingredients with less frequent eating can effectively reduce appetite, improve cognitive function, enhance liver health, and preserve muscle mass.
  • If choosing the medical route, be aware of potential side effects and consider how to manage or address additional symptoms that may arise.
  • Consider incorporating Panax Ginseng and berberine alongside the healthy ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting for a holistic approach to weight loss.


So I had some requests to do a video on this drug called Osempic. And this is a drug that’s very popular, which is used for weight loss. It’s an injectable drug. I’m not going to deny it does work, but it comes with a package of some slight minor problems, which I’ll discuss. But first, let’s talk about why it actually works.

What Osempic does to the body is it increases a certain receptor called GLP1, which helps slow down digestion, thereby decreasing your appetite and cravings. So you’re no longer hungry and you can eat less and lose more weight. It even improves the beta cells of the pancreas to help restore insulin levels. In fact, it’s been known to improve insulin resistance, and anything that improves insulin resistance will help you lose weight.

It has some interesting effects in the liver too. It actually helps a person stop making so much sugar. Okay, that’s called gluconeogenesis. And also, it helps slow the breakdown of sugar in the liver. So this is why it’s used with diabetics. It can help blood sugars. It sounds pretty cool, right?

Well, it has some slight problems. Number one, it’s a bit expensive. It’s between, I think, $1300 to $1500 a month. And it has some slight minor side effects like nausea, vomiting, bloating, abdominal pain, headaches, gas, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, and dizziness. Some of those don’t seem minor; they seem kind of major. But let’s talk about the major side effects.

Thyroid cancer, there’s also been another side effect of suicidal thoughts, pancreatitis, kidney disease, retinopathy, which is damage to the retina, muscle loss, and gastroparesis, where there’s a situation where the food is not emptying from your stomach too well. And some of these side effects don’t occur for about three days. So you have three days without any side effects, and all of a sudden, they kick in. And when people get off the medications, many times, they still have side effects for a period of five weeks because it takes five weeks to get it out of your system.

And my question is, do you plan on taking this the rest of your life? What are the long-term effects of this drug? Is it really going to solve your weight loss problem without giving you another problem? But I’m going to recommend an alternative.

Now, this relates to certain herbs. Do you realize there are over 200,000 secondary metabolites? These are chemicals in plants that have therapeutic benefits to our bodies. In fact, 50% of all drugs are derived from these chemical compounds in plants. This is where big Pharma gets their ideas. But of course, you can’t patent them, so you can’t make a lot of money. So they’re probably not going to be validated as much.

But Chinese medicine, Indian medicine, all these ancient cultures have used plants for centuries. Even if we take a look at anti-diabetic effects, there are over 400 different phytonutrients in plants that have this interesting anti-diabetic effect. And guess what? They don’t give you all these side effects. In fact, rarely any side effects.

So if you just do a search on the internet or maybe Google a scholar on GLP1 agonist, you’ll find all sorts of herbs that come up for this. Two very popular ones are called Panax Ginseng and the second one is berberine. In fact, berberine is very, very potent. In fact, it kind of mimics the effects of metformin. So those are two things that I would definitely include on the list.

In addition to something else which I want to recommend as well, and that is the healthy version of the ketogenic diet with at the same time doing intermittent fasting. Because if you combine low carb and healthy ingredients with not eating so frequently, I will guarantee within three days your appetite is going to disappear. Without an appetite, without these cravings, it will make it very, very easy to do this and include it as a part of your lifestyle.

So you can do it long term and at a fraction of the cost. You’re basically going to be eating less frequently, so it’s not going to cost you any money. You’re just changing what you eat. And not only will your appetite disappear and lose weight, but your cognitive function will improve. You’ll have a much greater mood. You’ll have improved liver function. You’ll have less of a fatty liver. You’ll be able to preserve your muscles. Your digestion will be better. I mean, just that alone is going to be huge.

But let’s just say you go the medical route and you do this and you lose weight, but you’re tired and you have digestive bloating. And you notice your muscles are shrinking and you have acid reflux. What are you going to do about all those symptoms? Is this going to be just taking more medication to handle or cover up those medications? I mean, you’re going to feel miserable. So this is what I would recommend.

I would get some Panax Ginseng and berberine, do the healthy version of the ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting, and just get started. Now, for information on how to do this in a healthy way, I put up this video right here. Check it out.