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Semaglutide & Tirzepatide

Revolutionizing Weight Management

FDA-approved innovative treatments primarily for type 2 diabetes, Semaglutide, and Tirzepatide have emerged as effective tools in weight management. These GLP-1 receptor agonists, known commercially as Ozempic, Wegovy (Semaglutide), and Mounjaro, Zepbound (Tirzepatide), extend beyond blood sugar regulation to offer substantial weight loss benefits.

If you have more than 15 pounds to lose GLP-1 medications might be right for you!

How Do They Work?

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide function by mimicking the GLP-1 hormone, which is naturally secreted after eating.

 

This leads to:

  • Enhanced weight loss.

  • Decreased cravings.

  • Appetite suppression and reduced calorie intake.

  • Blood sugar regulation.

  • Reduction in hemoglobin A1c.

  • Lowered triglyceride levels.

  • Suppresses hunger signals in the brain.
  • Reducing your body weight may lower your cholesterol, blood pressure, and inflammatory markers.

Incorporating GIP in Tirzepatide

Tirzepatide stands out for its unique inclusion of GIP (Glucose-dependent Insulinotropic Polypeptide) alongside GLP-1. GIP is another hormone released during food intake, but it has different but complementary effects to GLP-1:

 

  1. GLP-1: It primarily acts on the pancreas to stimulate insulin release and suppress glucagon, thus controlling blood sugar levels. GLP-1 also slows gastric emptying and promotes satiety, contributing to weight management.

  2. GIP: In addition to stimulating insulin secretion, GIP plays a more direct role in managing how the body utilizes energy. It influences lipid metabolism and can contribute to more effective fat utilization and energy expenditure. GIP also complements the blood sugar-lowering effects of GLP-1.

 

 

By combining the actions of GLP-1 and GIP, Tirzepatide offers a more comprehensive approach to managing blood sugar levels and body weight. 

 

Similarly, they tackle insulin resistance, a condition where cells ignore insulin's signal to absorb glucose from the bloodstream. By promoting insulin sensitivity, they assist in lowering blood glucose levels and support overall hormone balance.

Targeting Leptin and Insulin Resistance

These medications address key issues like leptin resistance—a condition where the brain fails to recognize stored fat, leading to uncontrolled eating and weight gain. By altering body biochemistry, they enhance metabolism and fat-burning capacity, aiding in effective weight management.

 

Similarly, they tackle insulin resistance, a condition where cells ignore insulin's signal to absorb glucose from the bloodstream. By promoting insulin sensitivity, they assist in lowering blood glucose levels and support overall hormone balance.

Managing Glucagon Levels

Both medications modulate glucagon levels, a hormone that raises blood sugar levels. By balancing insulin and glucagon, they ensure effective energy utilization and fat burning, contributing to weight loss.

Dosing

  • Tirzepatide: Typically dosed between 5-15mg per week

  • Semaglutide: Generally dosed between 0.5-2.4mg per week

 

Treatment plans are tailored to individual needs, ensuring optimal dosing for maximum efficacy. 

Pricing

  • Tirzepatide: $500 per month

  • Semaglutide: $350 per month

 *We order two months of medication at a time to ensure there is no disruption in treatment. High demand for these medications sometimes disrupt supply.

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