Semaglutide and Tirzepatide works in two critical ways. The first is by mimicking a hormone called GLP-1, which helps regulate appetite and blood sugar levels. By activating these hormones, they can reduce hunger and increase feelings of fullness, which makes it easier to stick to a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Tirzepatide works on GLP-1 and an additional pathway called glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptor agonist
GLP-1 and GIP are both incretin hormones, which are hormones that are released after eating. Tirzepatide works by mimicking their effects. 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.