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Tirzepatide

Tirzepatide is a combination of two types of medications that when put together have shown to be highly effective at helping people lose weight. Those on tirzepatide achieve and average of 10% to 25% weight loss! Users of tirzepatide report less side effects than other weight loss injectables such as nausea and body aches. Studies have also shown that patients taking tirzepatide lose more weight, faster, compared to other single mechanism medications. 

Tirzepatide is unique in the sense that is a dual incretin medication, meaning it stimulates to two different

process in our body by using two different classes of medication. First, the GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) receptor agonist acts like a hormone which is made naturally each time we eat, sending signals that tell the pancreas "we got sugar (hooray!)… release some insulin".  These GLP-1 medications have been around for over 15 years with great success. Second, the GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide) improves metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fat, all while telling our brain to eat less. The GIP portion of tirzepatide then takes our own good fat (yes, that's a thing), and turns it into a bad fat fighting machine by improving metabolism, and insulin sensitivity. Tirzepatide has also been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events and protects the kidneys. For these reasons tirzepatide was first used to treat type 2 diabetes. After many multi-stage clinical trials, tirzepatide is now also being used for weight loss. 

While taking tirzepatide, it is vitally important to improve your eating habits. Tirzepatide is a tool that will help you achieve your weight goals, it does not do all of the work. The experienced providers at Simply You Wellness will evaluate your individual needs and goals during your initial consultation to assist you with a plan for long term success .

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