How Castor Oil Packs help with constipation from ozempic for weight loss

How Castor Oil Packs help with constipation from ozempic for weight loss

Queen of the Thrones Castor oil pack for constipation problems

How Castor Oil Packs help with constipation from ozempic for weight loss

Written by: Heather Tanti R.P.N (non-practicing)

Medically reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 7 minutes

Beginning the road to weight loss can be a rollercoaster of emotions filled with highs and lows, agreed? And for those relying on the support of medications like Ozempic for weight loss, the journey can sometimes take an unexpected turn- cue the common, but frustrating side effect: constipation.

It’s more than just a physical discomfort; it’s a hurdle that stands in the way of your wellness goals.

So, let’s unravel the connection between Ozempic, weight loss, and the often overlooked self-care hero – Castor Oil Packs.

What is Ozempic used for?

Queen of the Thrones what is ozempic drug
Ozempic for weight loss is on the rise in popularity lately, and at times for quite controversial reasons. You see, in 2012, Novo Nordisk’s research team formulated Ozempic (also known as semaglutide), to create a diabetes treatment that would last longer than the one offered currently- liraglutide.1

Although Ozempic was designed to regulate blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, its rise to fame was unexpected. Ozempic’s side effect of rapid weight loss soon caught the public’s attention, turning it into a highly sought-after drug, especially for celebrities.

Ozempic for Diabetes

Originally, Ozempic was created as a once-weekly injection that helps lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetics by helping the pancreas make more insulin. 

This medication replicates the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1, which our bodies naturally produce in our intestines. This hormone suppresses our appetite by signaling to our bodies that we feel full and slows down the rate at which our stomachs empty. 

As a result, individuals with obesity and related health issues have experienced weight loss with ozempic, as it helps them feel fuller faster.

Ozempic for weight loss

Although Ozempic is not primarily marketed as a weight-loss medication, research conducted by Novo Nordisk, the drug’s manufacturer, indicates that individuals who take semaglutide – the active ingredient in Ozempic – may experience weight loss.3

Although weight loss may not be the primary intended result of taking Ozempic, it can still be a significant advantage for individuals who are struggling with weight issues. It’s important to note though, that Ozempic should only be taken under the guidance of a healthcare professional. 

Additionally, incorporating lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet and regular exercise are essential components of any successful weight loss plan.

Possible side-effects of Ozempic for weight loss

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With every new medication comes an array of potential side-effects, agreed? Are you guilty of tuning out on those long-winded drug commercials listing their side-effects? I know I am! Ozempic is no exception when it comes to potentially unpleasant side-effects as you’re about to see.

Ozempic and constipation

When taking a medication that slows your digestive system, such as certain appetite suppressants, your stomach will take longer to empty. This results in a feeling of fullness that lasts longer, but it may also lead to a slowdown in bowel movements, delayed gastric emptying, and difficulty passing stools.4 Yikes!
While Ozempic encourages the body to make more insulin (which is great for managing blood sugar levels), insulin also slows down how fast the gut moves, which means you poop less often!5

And because Ozempic makes you feel fuller longer, it may also mean you end up drinking less fluids during the day, which is a huge contributing factor to Ozempic constipation.

So keep those fluids up!

Ozempic and stomach pain

Some users of Ozempic have reported experiences with flu-like symptoms, including cramps and pain.6 And because this medication has been known to alter stomach acid secretion, it can disrupt the digestive system’s food movement, resulting in abdominal discomfort.

At times, abdominal pain can be a result of gastroparesis (a condition characterized by delayed stomach emptying), which can be caused by medications such as Ozempic.7 While this delay can have some encouraging effects, such as suppressing hunger and aiding weight loss efforts, it can also result in stomach discomfort.

Ozempic Face

Have you heard of ‘Ozempic face’? This is a trending topic lately as a side-effect to this medication, leaving some users of Ozempic to experience sagging and aging of facial skin.

Doctors who prescribe Ozempic often don’t talk to patients about its possible effects on the face. It’s common for users to turn to plastic surgery for help with these changes, but it can be difficult for surgeons to handle facial changes caused by quick weight loss. 

Procedures like dermal fillers, skin tightening, and surgery are often used to help restore facial volume and excess skin.8

Queen of the Thrones how ozempic affects the face

Therefore, addressing the potential impact of Ozempic on facial changes is so important, and ensuring open communication between healthcare providers and Ozempic users about this side-effect can help individuals on their weight loss journey to be more aware.

Ozempic risks

Risks associated-with the use of Ozempic by Queen of the Thrones

Allergic reactions

It is important to pay close attention to any possible signs of an allergic reaction when starting a new medication. 

These symptoms may include:

  • Redness, swelling, rash, and itching at the injection site
  • Rash, itching, or hives on the skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or other parts of the body9.


Additionally, it is important to inform your healthcare provider of any allergies you have before starting a new medication. This will help them determine the best course of treatment for you and minimize the risk of an allergic reaction! 

Now, let’s shift our gaze to the potential link between diabetic retinopathy and Ozempic.

Diabetic retinopathy

Are you familiar with diabetic retinopathy? This is a condition that affects the eyes and is primarily seen in people with diabetes. 

Now, you might be wondering “How does Ozempic fit into this?”

Some studies suggest a potential link between Ozempic and an increased risk of diabetic retinopathy. Patients who were treated with Ozempic and had poorly controlled blood glucose over a prolonged period, often experienced a higher number of events related to diabetic retinopathy complications.10


Queen of the Thrones explains how diabetic retinopathy is caused

It is important to note that the link between Ozempic and diabetic retinopathy is not fully understood, and more research is needed to establish a clear causation. However, if you are taking Ozempic and notice any changes in your vision, or experience any symptoms related to diabetic retinopathy, it is important to seek medical attention.


What exactly is hypoglycemia? 

Hypoglycemia refers to ‘low blood sugar’, a common occurrence in diabetics that can be dangerous. 

Think of it as a rollercoaster- sudden dips that can leave you feeling shaky, dizzy, sweaty, and downright uncomfortable.11

While Ozempic aims to help manage blood sugar levels, we’re all biochemically unique and for some people it may contribute to hypoglycemia. 

So, how do you learn to spot the signs and take action if you’re experiencing low blood sugar? Awareness is key. Keeping a close eye on your glucose levels, and having snacks on hand in those moments is important.

*Note that any unusual or uncomfortable side-effects/symptoms should always be reported to your healthcare provider.*

Increased risk of thyroid cancer

One Ozempic risk that has sparked conversation is the potential association with increased thyroid cancer risk.12 

While the relationship between Ozempic and thyroid cancer isn’t completely clear, some studies have hinted at an increased risk.

So, should this raise alarm bells? Not necessarily.

However, it’s important to note that the overall risk of developing thyroid cancer is still relatively low. Understanding that every medication comes with potential risks allows us to make informed choices about what may be best for our unique needs.

In the meantime, the Queen of the Thrones® Thyroid Castor Oil Pack makes an excellent self-care companion, giving your thyroid natural TLC.

Thyroid Pack applied to the neck by Queen of the Thrones


Believe it or not, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), is a risk associated with Ozempic use. Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a serious medical condition that results from inflammation of the pancreas, which produces digestive enzymes and hormones that regulate blood sugar levels13, making it a vital organ your body relies on.

Awareness is key, and knowing the signs to watch for- such as abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting- will help you to be proactive in your wellness while on Ozempic.

Malnutrition from Ozempic for weight loss

While Ozempic is designed to help with weight loss and type 2 diabetes management, there is a possibility that it may contribute to malnutrition.14  

Why is that? Well, the mechanism behind this lies in Ozempic’s ability to suppress appetite, which leads to decreased food intake.

So, how exactly do you navigate this nutritional crossroad? Firstly, it’s crucial to listen to your body. 

Pay attention to hunger cues, and ensure you’re giving your body the fuel it needs to thrive with a nutritious diet that includes hearty proteins, healthy fats, and heaps of vegetables.

While the goal may be the off-brand use of Ozempic for weight-loss, it shouldn’t come at the expense of the vital nutrients your body needs to function.

Losing extreme amounts of weight can be dangerous, so being aware of how you are feeling, and staying in communication with your healthcare provider will ensure you are receiving guidance and support while using Ozempic.

Castor Oil Packs for constipation

Queen of the Thrones how Castor oil packs help ozempic constipation

Let’s be honest; nobody enjoys constipation… Stomach bloating, cramping, sharp pains… Can you relate? 

Ozempic constipation can be supported with Castor Oil Packs– a natural ally that might just add a touch of comfort when you need it most.

So how exactly do these packs work their magic? 

Castor Oil Packs are a time-tested remedy known for their potential to support balanced inflammation15, colon cleansing16, less-stress17, and best of all- more regular bowel movements!

Plus, Castor Oil Packs can be used with any medication or supplement, bringing you a reliable source of self-care you can feel good about. It often helps them work better!

Queen of the Thrones® heatless, less-mess Castor Oil Packs are your easy solution to this ancient practice that was once messy and complicated. 

Would you love to learn more about self-care with Castor Oil Packs? Check out this blog!

Keep reading to discover just how easy it is to get started with a Castor Oil Liver Pack for Ozempic constipation support and overall wellness.

How to use your Liver Castor Oil Pack

One of the best things about Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs is how easy they are to use. There’s no big list of steps needed to get started with your self-care, making it a fan-favorite for wellness made simple.

Check it out for yourself!

How to use Queen of the Thrones Castor oil pack

It gets even better my friend. You see, we didn’t just stop at the Castor Oil Pack for your liver, we took self-care further, encompassing a whole body approach to holistic wellness with:

Don’t you just love Mother Nature’s ability to bring you natural wellness solutions? 

So, if you’re navigating the ups and downs of Ozempic and its side effects, Castor Oil Packs are your go-to for simple, natural support for constipation, thyroid care, and hormone balance!


As we resurface from the world of Ozempic side effects, remember that your well-being is important and valued. And just like a well-prepared adventurer equips themselves with tools for the road, you’re now armed with insights into how Castor Oil Packs can help bring you comfort while navigating Ozempic constipation.

It’s important to note that while Castor Oil Packs can be a helpful addition to your constipation, they should not be used as a replacement for medical advice or guidance. As always, consult with your healthcare provider before trying any new remedies or practices. 

Taking care of your wellness is a journey, and with the right resources, you can navigate it successfully!

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Castor Oil Packs and Thyroid Wellness

Castor Oil Packs and Thyroid Wellness

Queen of the Thrones Thyroid Pack

Castor Oil Packs and Thyroid Wellness

Written by: Victoria Williams R.H.N. Christine Ruggeri Victoria Williams
MD (Hom).
Victoria is Head of Operations at Queen of the Thrones®. Victoria obtained a Pre-Health Science Certificate with Honours from Georgian College, which ignited her passion for natural wellness and nutrition.
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Castor Oil packs have been used for thousands of years, but today Queen of the Thrones® has transformed the ritual into a convenient practice that can help support your self-care practice.

What can Castor Oil do for Thyroid Wellness?

How do Castor Oil Packs support thyroid health

Do you think or know you have a thyroid condition like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ Disease, hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, or nodules, because every day you struggle with debilitating symptoms like:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Brain fog
  • Heartburn 
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Skin rashes
  • Insomnia and sleep problems

Does this sound like you? 

It’s frustrating trying to manage all these symptoms, isn’t it?

Well, instead of adding yet another supplement, what if you added a self-care tool that can work its magic from the outside in? An ancient practice that naturally supports your body and thyroid in a gentle, soothing way? This would be a dream come true, agreed?

Well keep reading because in this blog, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Castor Oil Packs and how they may support thyroid wellness.

What are Castor Oil Packs?

Castor Oil Packs might sound like the latest wellness trend, but actually they’ve been around for a long time. In fact, Castor Oil was used by the Ancient Egyptians, and it’s been a wellness practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda for centuries.

It wasn’t until the early 1900s that Edgar Cayce popularized the use of Castor Oil Packs in North America and made them part of the foundation for naturopathic and functional medicine.

But on a very basic level, a Castor Oil Pack is a compress made from organic cotton soaked with Castor Oil and applied to the body. Well, as you can imagine, these early DIY packs were pretty messy especially because Castor Oil is so rich and thick and can easily stain fabrics! Not surprisingly, Castor Oil Packs eventually lost their appeal.

But Queen of the Thrones® updated this practice for the 21st century!

That’s right! We designed a Castor Oil Pack that can be used conveniently with less mess and organic materials. 

And our Castor Oil Packs were designed to fit your Liver, Pelvic, and Thyroid region comfortably so that you can wear them for longer periods of time during the day or night.

The Queen of the Thrones® Thyroid Pack, for example, is made with organic cotton and fits comfortably around your neck. The gentle pressure it provides may help calm the body since it has a warming and soothing effect. This allows the organic, hexane-free Castor Oil to penetrate deeply into the skin which may help balance inflammation1. Pretty amazing, don’t you think?

Better still – This humble practice may help support energetic flow to your thyroid to help balance hormones; something your thyroid does naturally!

Castor Oil Thyroid Packs may also help slow down or even reduce the appearance of aging skin on your neck! 

And if that weren’t enough, Castor Oil Packs integrate especially well with everything you are already doing as part of your self-care routine. In fact, because the Packs can support your thyroid directly, you might not need to take as many supplements. Just think of the money you can save! 

Thyroid Testing

Bear in mind that most medical doctors and labs only test for one thyroid hormone: TSH, but there are two other hormones that need to be measured and analyzed in order to get the full picture of your thyroid function. 

Unfortunately, some restrictive health insurance policies don’t cover the cost of full thyroid exams, leaving many people begging for a test that measures T3 and T4. 

But, you can ask your provider to write an order for you that you can then take to any lab testing facility in your area.

You can ask for blood panels that include important metabolic markers like:

  • CBC (complete blood count)
  • Liver and kidney enzymes
  • Mineral and acid base balance
  • Inflammation markers
  • And a full thyroid panel

So, now that we’ve established what Castor Oil Packs do, let’s get into how they may support your thyroid.

How do Castor Oil Packs support your thyroid?

Signs of thyroid conditions by Queen of the Thrones

Like your liver and other organs, your thyroid operates at its full potential only when you are relaxed and the rest of your body is balanced.

So, when you wear your Castor Oil Thyroid Pack you’re not just supporting your thyroid, you’re supporting other systems and organs as well, because every system in your body is connected.

When worn daily, they may naturally support your hormones, help balance inflammation, and enhance circulation via nitric oxide promotion2, 3.

More specifically, the softness and weight of the pack provides gentle pressure over the thyroid area. Just like pressing the escape button on your computer, the Castor Oil Pack instantly calms your system with gentle compression. In fact, regular daily practice may help retrain the parasympathetic state or rest-and digest mode.

This may help promote your ‘love and connection’ hormone oxytocin4, 5, similar to when you get a big warm hug. And speaking of relaxed states, oxytocin naturally reduces cortisol (your stress hormone)6.

Plus, thyroid packs may also stimulate specific dermatomes and Chinese meridians that are thought to support organ function.

But now that we’ve covered how thyroid Castor Oil Packs may be supportive, you might be wondering: 

Who should wear a Castor Oil Pack for Thyroid?

Well, the short answer is anyone may benefit from these packs. They aren’t contraindicated with any condition or medication – unless you’re pregnant, in which case you should not use Castor Oil or Castor Oil Packs at all, just to be safe!

A Castor Oil Pack may be a wonderful complement to your self-care routine if you have a thyroid disorder or condition, such as:

  • Goiter
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Hypothyroid, 
  • Hyperthyroid 
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis 
  • Grave’s Disease 
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Swollen thyroid
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Throat problems like hoarseness

Please always reach out to your doctor first before starting any new practice.

How do you wear a Thyroid Castor Oil Pack?

Easy! Just follow this two-step process, and make this part of your daily, self-care routine!

Step One: Apply 1 tbsp of organic Castor Oil to the soft organic cotton flannel side of your Pack. 

*Always add your Organic Castor Oil to the middle of the pack to help keep the oil from the seams, as the Pack is not 100% impermeable.

Step Two: Place the soft cotton flannel side of your Castor Oil Pack over your thyroid (at the front of your neck) and tie it in place with the soft, adjustable straps.

Then, wear your Castor Oil Pack every day for 1 hour or more. Just don’t wear it to bed because the adjustable strap could be uncomfortable during sleep and may be a choking hazard.


How to apply a Queen of the Thrones Thyroid Pack

The Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack for Thyroid  is an easy natural addition to your self-care routine.

Ready to get started?

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