Calibrate doctors prescribe medications called GLP-1s (glucagon-like peptide-1s) because research shows that, in combination with coaching, GLP-1s are the most effective and safe long-term option for weight loss. By improving your overall metabolic health, GLP-1s lower your set point––the weight your body fights to maintain. Calibrate members lose an average of 14% of their body weight, vs. the 10% weight loss shown in clinical studies with GLP-1 medications.
"Calibrate's platform makes it easier to lose weight by combining proven medications with coaching and information."
Randy Seeley, Ph.D.
Calibrate Clinical Advisor
Professor of Surgery, Director, Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center
GLP-1s FIGHT WEIGHT
GLP-1s are not stimulants, non-habit forming and are clinically-proven to be the most effective medications for long-term results. They work on the same receptors as powerful, naturally-occurring GLP-1 hormones that exist in your body, which improve your metabolic function, and regulate your digestion so you can feel full longer and maximize nutrient absorption. GLP-1s also have far-reaching benefits including reducing inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk to help you not only lose weight, but also live a longer and healthier life.
GLP-1s are different from older classes of weight loss medications (like phentermine) because they work on key underlying metabolic pathways to support sustained weight loss, not a quick fix.
Calibrate doctors prescribe a variety of FDA-approved GLP-1 medications, including semaglutide, liraglutide, and dulaglutide which you may know under brand names like Wegovy™ and Saxenda®.
Calibrate’s One-Year Metabolic Reset has produced 2-3X better weight loss outcomes than GLP-1 medication alone. That’s because Calibrate’s program combines doctor-prescribed medication with 1:1 accountability coaching, a structured curriculum, tracking, and community. Over the course of your Calibrate year, the habit changes you will make across food, sleep, exercise, and emotional health will help ensure that your success is locked in for the long term.
We expect Calibrate members to stay on GLP-1 medication for the duration of their One-Year Metabolic Reset. Your health and biology will determine how long you’ll take GLP-1s, and the Calibrate Medical Team will work with you to determine when and how you’re ready to transition off of the medication after your first year.
DOCTOR-GUIDED WEIGHT LOSS THAT WORKS.
When you join Calibrate, your Medical Team is there with you every step of the way. You’ll start by completing your lab work and a Comprehensive Health Intake. Your Calibrate doctor will review this before your 45-minute video appointment where they’ll create a treatment plan, including a prescription to the most clinically-appropriate GLP-1 medication..
The Calibrate Medical Team is always available through both structured check-ins and in the Medical Channel in the Calibrate app to support you throughout your Calibrate year.
OUR MEDICATION COVERAGE
With over 20 years of clinical trials showing 10% or more weight loss, GLP-1s have long been the standard of care in the academic community but have not been widely prescribed due to insurance barriers, a problem Calibrate has solved for this with our proprietary Vertical Pharmacy Engine. Our Support team works behind the scenes directly with our members' insurance plans to obtain coverage for the appropriate GLP-1 medication Calibrate doctors prescribe.
To help members sign up with confidence, we also have a Medication Coverage Guarantee. We guarantee that the cost of your GLP-1 medication with insurance will be $25/mo or less (after any deductible is met) or you’re eligible for a refund (the cost of the program less minus the cost of your Metabolic Health Assessment). See more info here.
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