More Weight Loss than Semaglutide!!?
Semaglutide has been touted as a weight loss miracle by many enabling people who once felt hopeless in their weight loss journeys to start dropping pounds with minimal effort. Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist and has shown to suppress appetite receptors, improve glucose metabolism decreasing the risk of diabetes, and producing weight loss. Usage requires a once per week subcutaneous injection and possible side effects include nausea, constipation, diarrhea, reflux, and vomiting. In our experience about one in ten people suffer side effects that deter their desire to utilize the product. In clinical trials, participants dropped 14.9% of their body weight in about 68 weeks.
Recently tirzepatide which is a dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) AND a GLP-1 receptor agonist was approved by the FDA for type 2 diabetics. With its combination approach to improving glucose metabolism, appetite suppression, and weight loss, it showed a remarkable 22.5% reduction in weight in 72 weeks in clinical trials. That’s nearly 40 pounds in a 175-pound person! Possible side effects are the same as with semaglutide, although through clinical evaluation, it seems most people find the tirzepatide more tolerable and those who were unable to tolerate the semaglutide have less symptoms on the tirzepatide.
Simply put, these peptides mimic your own incretin hormones which naturally decrease glucose levels through various mechanisms. Studies have shown that overweight or obese people have suppression of their incretin hormones especially if they have a history of yo-yo dieting or frequent weight fluctuations. Incretin imitators such as GLP-1 inhibitors and GIPs help to reduce a person’s weight “set-point”, the common weight your body naturally regulates due to environment, genetics, and biology; therefore, allowing for long term benefits from the use of these peptides. During a consultation to discuss which peptide is best for you, we also discuss the importance of healthy sleep habits, diet, exercise, and stress management to promote overall wellness and longevity. We prescribe only through trusted pharmacies where potency and sterility are guaranteed and they combine with other peptides such as body protecting compound or BPC-157 which helps to reduce inflammation, an inherent companion to excess fat, and reduce some of the common side effects of these standardized medications.