What is Tirzepatide?
Tirzepatide (Moujaro) is a novel, investigational medication that comes as a once-weekly injection. It works by impacting your body’s insulin levels, blood sugar production, and hunger hormones.
It has been shown to decrease how much food people eat and increase how much energy they burn.
Tirzepatide has an element that mimics a hormone called GIP which can reduce appetite and improve how well your body breaks down sugar and fat.
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How does Tirzapatide work?
Tirzepatide works by mimicking the effects of the hormones that are released after eating. This includes telling the pancreas to release insulin after eating and signaling the liver to lower the amount of glucose it’s making.
These effects help you feel full, slow down digestion, and lower blood sugar.
When your blood sugar decreases, digestion slows and hunger decreases. The medication helps you feel full longer, so you consume fewer calories without feeling deprived.
What are the Benefits of Tirzepatide Therapy?
Clinical studies have shown that tirzepatide therapy can:
Lower blood sugar levels: Tirzepatide can lower blood sugar levels by targeting multiple hormones in the body that regulate glucose levels.
Promote weight loss: Tirzepatide can promote weight loss by reducing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness.
Reduce cardiovascular risk: Tirzepatide has been shown to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes.
Improve liver health: Tirzepatide therapy has been found to improve liver health markers in people with type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Potentially reduce the risk of kidney disease: Early studies suggest that tirzepatide may reduce the risk of kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes.
How does Tirzepatide cause weight loss?
A phase 3 clinical trial found a high dose of Tirzepatide helped patients lose 22.5% of their body weight on average, or about 52 pounds
How quickly do you lose weight on Tirzepatide?
In trials, people treated with tirzepatide lost an average of 15-20% of their starting weight over the course of 72 weeks. This was in combination with eating a reduced-calorie diet and increasing physical activity. People who took the placebo injection lost an average of 3% of their starting weight.
How long does it take for Tirzepatide to work?
This depends on how your body reacts to the medication and how well you follow the reduced-calorie eating plan and increased physical activity. It also depends on your starting weight. During clinical trials, people lost up to 20% of their starting body weight over 72 weeks.
What are the side effects of Tirzepatide?
Like any medication, tirzepatide can cause side effects. These seem to be most bothersome when first starting it or after raising the dose. Most side effects are mild and resolve with time. Common side effects include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, stomach pain, constipation, upset stomach.
Where can I learn more?
Call our Rewind Anti-Aging of Miami at 305-922-9622 and speak to one of our team members to determine if you are a candidate for Tirzepatide therapy.