Semaglutide & Tirzepatide

What is Semaglutide and Tirzepatide Therapy?
Semaglutide and Tizepatide Therapy are FDA-approved weight loss medication therapies.  The medications are administered once weekly via subcutaneous injection and produce an average weight loss of 50 lb over 6 months of treatment.

How does semaglutide and tirzepatide help with weight loss?
Semaglutide and Tirzepatide for weight loss slows the emptying of the stomach by binding to the receptors that are located in the lining of the stomach. The slower emptying of the stomach sends a signal of fullness to the brain. This helps reduce your food intake and decreases your appetite, two things that are necessary for weight loss, because you feel full and are less likely to want to eat.

How much weight will I lose?
Weight loss depends on duration of treatment.  The average Protea Wellness Client can expect to lose up to 30 pounds in the first three months of treatment, and 50 pounds after 6 months.

More details about Semaglutide & Tirzepatide?

Semaglutide – is a GLP-1 agonist created for Type 2 Diabetes and FDA approved in 2019. It was approved for the indication of weight loss as Wegovy in June 2021.
ALSO KNOWN AS: OZEMPIC OR WEGOVY
AVOID WHEN: History of Thyroid C-cell tumors; Pregnant; Breastfeeding; Trying to conceive; History of anorexia/bulimia
SIDE EFFECTS:Nausea; Vomiting; Diarrhea/GI distress. We use a very slow titration schedule to eliminate or minimize these side effects.
How it Works
GLP-1 works to increase insulin levels by activating cells in the pancreas. It also triggers hormone release to delay the emptying of the stomach, In addition it works on the brain centers helping your body process foods properly.

Tirzepatide — is the newest form of weight loss medication. It was recently approved for Type 2 diabetes, and works through both the GLP-1 receptor and GIP receptors. Both of these work to slow stomach emptying and decrease appetite.
ALSO KNOWN AS: MOUNJARO
AVOID WHEN: Chronic malabsorption; Pregnancy; Cholestasis/History of Gallbladder disease; Pancreatitis; Family history of Thyroid Cancer; Thyroid disorders
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea; Vomiting; Diarrhea/GI distress. We use a very slow titration schedule to eliminate or minimize these side effects.
How it Works
Both GLP-1 and GIP receptors work to decrease the rate your stomach empties– keeping you full for longer! They also work to decrease your appetite and cravings.