HOW DOES TIRZEPATIDE WORK?
Tirzepatide is a new class of medications which combines glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists and GIP receptor agonist activity. GLP-1 and GIP agonists work by stimulating your pancreas to increase insulin, reduce glucagon levels and improve insulin sensitivity. This additional insulin causes the stomach to empty over a longer period, causing you to feel fuller longer. This slow and consistent digestion is merely an early step in the chain reaction that makes tirzepatide such an effective weight-loss drug.
When your stomach takes more time to empty itself of food, it sends signals of “fullness” to the brain. This signal is sent throughout a larger portion of your day, even if you’re eating less food than usual.
A tirzepatide regimen will also lead to healthier blood sugar levels, which can help a patient feel more energetic throughout the day. Even if you aren’t at risk for diabetes, this effect can contribute to a general sense of well-being, which is a crucial component in any weight loss journey.