Weight Loss Differently

Recently, there have been advances in weight-loss assistance in the form of semaglutide and tirzepatide, many may know them by the brand names Ozempic and Mounjaro.

Originally, the medications were prescribed to individuals with Type-2 diabetes. The medical field noticed one of the side effects was controlled weight loss. In 2021, the FDA approved semaglutide to assist in weight-loss efforts and in May of 2022, tirzepatide was approved by the FDA to combat obesity and assist with an individual’s weight loss journey.

What is the Difference in the two?

Healthline.com has a great explanation, “Semaglutide is FDA approved to treat type 2 diabetes under the brand names Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus. Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, which means it mimics the GLP-1 hormone and makes you feel less hungry. When you eat, your digestive tract releases the GLP-1 hormone, prompting the body to create more insulin. It can also send fullness signals to the brain. Tirzepatide is sold under the brand name Mounjaro. It’s both a glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and GLP-1 receptor agonist. Tirzepatide mimics the GLP-1 hormone and the GIP hormone. The GIP hormone can also trigger insulin creation and sensations of fullness. This means tirzepatide may offer an extra weight loss boost.”

To put it in non-scientific terms, both products work in the gut. Each makes you not feel physically hungry all of the time, and each slows gastric emptying so you feel physically full longer. Both will also give you the “I’m full” signal quicker, decreasing the amount you want to eat.

The tirzepatide also affects that hungry signal in your brain. The simplest way to describe it is that it helps prevent thinking about food and thinking you are hungry. Many find that some foods don’t sound appealing and cravings go away.

To recap, both work on the gut, giving the feeling of fullness quicker and that feeling lasts longer, but the tirzepatide shuts off that food noise.

Some clients feel the tirzepatide is superior, and the side effects with tirzepatide are minimal compared to semaglutide. Everyone is different and it is always up to the individual to decide what is best for them.

Great analogy: If you want to dig yourself out of the fat, the semaglutide is a shovel and the tirzepatide is a backhoe.

What is the cost?

Semaglutide has a more economical price point than tirzepatide and each price point is determined by how many units your weekly shot is. Shots are sold in a package of four (4) for a month’s supply.

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