VIVA Wellness is excited to announce a new option in the medical weight loss realm—Compounded Tirzepatide or Mounjaro. While a close relative to compounded semaglutide or Ozempic or Wegovy, which has been incredibly successful with our clients, there are some exciting differences and a few nuances that make this protocol slightly different.
First things first, it works so effectively by reducing appetite, sustaining satiety, and balancing blood sugar. The combination over time means sustained weight loss for many. The medication is approved for Type 2 diabetes, originally used to improve sugars in those individuals, but similar to compounded semaglutide, the medical community saw the incredible work it was also doing in the helping patients with weight loss and began to offer it for this use alone. If our Nurse Practitioners deem tirzepatide appropriate per your unique medical history, the medication may work at even another angle by stimulating two receptors that control the hormones that regulate satiety, instead of just one with compounded semaglutide.
What’s different with tirzepatide besides that?
While still administered by a VIVA Wellness Nurse Practitioner through weekly injections, like compounded semaglutide, it can be a bit more hands-on to find the right dosage to start, meaning NP care, accountability, and check-ins are critical to overall success. But what’s also exciting is that per initial studies, some experience fewer GI side effects than with compounded semaglutide. While our protocol of supplemented add-ons attends to that in the cases of both weight loss options, it’s exciting to have more options since all bodies react differently.
And tirzepatide recently received some love from comedian Rosie O’Donnell who shared that in just about three weeks, was down 10 pounds.
“Researchers say medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide can help people stick to a diet plan by reducing cravings, particularly for sweet or rich foods, and in some cases can curb alcohol use. O’Donnell said tirzepatide wasn’t the only factor in her weight loss. She said the results were related to the medication, combined with getting more exercise and cutting back on sugar and artificial sweeteners. She said kicked the habit of drinking five Diet Cokes a day and has been drinking only water (with a few exceptions, like a champagne toast).”
Of course, VIVA Wellness supports taking steps to create healthy habits where possible, though with both compounded semaglutide and compounded tirzepatide it doesn’t always require drastic changes. Instead what we find is that users just feel better when they are eating healthier and moving their bodies, and that taking those steps becomes more natural when the drug helps lessen the mental chatter associated with lifestyle changes.
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