Gone are the days of a one-size-fits-all solution to overall wellness. People today know that health services should cater to their individual lifestyles to achieve the results they want. That’s why Liquid Mobile is approaching health differently. With a range of groundbreaking new services that will help improve your entire body, we are customizing wellness to get you where you want to be. Let’s take a closer look at our latest offering – medical weight loss – and learn about the unique medications available to help you reach your goals.
What is Weight Loss Medication?
Achieving medical weight loss success requires a clear and effective formula: healthy eating, regular exercise and the support of physician-approved medications. By adding medications to your weight loss plan, you can overcome frustrating plateaus and gain an invaluable boost in the fight against obesity and other issues like diabetes.
What is Tirzepatide and How Does it Work?
According to John Hopkins University, one of the most promising new medications for weight loss is Tirzepatide, a cutting-edge medication designed to achieve medical weight loss in patients that struggle with obesity. It’s a compound that mimics two different hormones in the body, GLP-1 and GIP, both of which regulate glucose and insulin levels. The medication is delivered in injection form once a week.
Tirzepatide’s success in achieving medical weight loss comes from its ability to suppress appetite and regulate blood sugar levels. It works by targeting two specific receptors in the body, which triggers the body to produce insulin and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1). GLP-1 hormones work by slowing down digestion and making people feel full for longer, leading to an overall reduction in calorie intake. Studies have shown that Tirzepatide can significantly improve weight loss in those struggling with obesity. Additionally, the medication has been shown to improve other aspects of metabolic health, such as controlling blood sugar and reducing inflammation.
What is Semaglutide and How Does it Work?
This synthetic form of the naturally produced hormone GLP-1 has been making waves as a miracle drug for weight loss. In this blog post, we will discuss what semaglutide is, how it works, and why it is gaining popularity as a weight loss solution. The drug is available in injection form and is usually administered once per week. Semaglutide works by targeting the GLP-1 receptors in the pancreas, brain and stomach. When these receptors are stimulated, they reduce appetite and slow down digestion. As a result, individuals snack and overeat less, which ultimately contributes to weight loss. Delayed digestion can also have additional benefits, such as improved blood sugar control, which is essential in managing diabetes.
Semaglutide has also shown potential in reducing the risk of several health complications associated with obesity. These complications include heart disease, stroke, and even certain types of cancer. By promoting weight loss, Semaglutide can lead to better health outcomes and reduce the burden of chronic disease.
How are Tirzepatide and Semaglutide Different?
While both drugs have similar mechanisms of action, there are some key differences such as dosage, side effects and cost to consider before selecting one over the other. Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on factors like an individual patient’s needs, medical history and insurance coverage. Consulting with a healthcare provider is the best way to determine which medication is right for you.
Comparing the Efficacy of Tirzepatide and Semaglutide
Both drugs work to lower blood sugar levels and boast very similar efficacy rates with only a few points of difference. It should be noted that while both medications are promising, they do come with potential side effects, and patients should consult with a health care provider to determine which medication is the best option for their specific health situation.
Comparing the Side Effects of Tirzepatide and Semaglutide
While both drugs have been generally well-tolerated in clinical trials, there are some side effects associated with their use. The most common side effects of Semaglutide are nausea, diarrhea and constipation. In contrast, Tirzepatide has been found to cause gastrointestinal side effects like vomiting along with an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
The Liquid Mobile formularies of these drugs include Vitamin B which addresses the gastrointestinal issues some patients experience.
Comparing the Doses of Tirzepatide and Semaglutide
Both are injectable medications and belong to classes of drugs that work by stimulating the production of insulin and slowing down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. Despite their similarities, Semaglutide is available in two different doses and is given once a week while Tirzepatide is given once a week with the dosing options of 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg and 20 mg. It is important to discuss these differences with your healthcare provider to determine which medication is best suited for your individual needs.
Comparing the Costs of Tirzepatide and Semaglutide
The cost of both drugs is another factor to consider when choosing between them for weight loss management. Semaglutide is available in two doses, 0.5 mg or 1 mg, and name brand products like Wegovy and Ozempic can cost up to $1,000 per month without insurance. Tirzepatide is slightly more expensive, with name brand Mounjaro costing up to $1,800 per month without insurance, depending on the dosage.
Liquid Mobile offers the generic formularies of these medical weight loss products, providing all the benefits of the name brands at a more affordable price. Costs start at a few hundred dollars per month and will be provided during your consultation with a Liquid Mobile care provider.
How is This Medication Taken?
Both work by targeting the GLP-1 receptor in the body. The receptor is responsible for regulating glucose and insulin secretion and appetite. By binding to the GLP-1 receptor, both drugs work to reduce food intake and increase insulin sensitivity. However, Tirzepatide is a dual agonist that targets both the GLP-1 and glucagon receptors, while Semaglutide is a single GLP-1 receptor agonist. This means that Tirzepatide may be more effective in weight loss.
Elevate Your Wellness Experience with Liquid Mobile
Liquid Mobile is your one-stop-shop for all your wellness needs, offering convenient mobile or in-clinic services. Whether you’re aiming for physical fitness, hormonal balance, immune system boosts or mental wellbeing, we’ve got the right solution to fit your needs.
The process for medical weight loss is easy and can be managed through a combination of in-clinic, mobile and telehealth. It’s a simple 4-step process:
- Step 1: Call us at (855) 954-7843 or book online
- Step 2: Book your consultation
- Step 3: Work with your medical team
- Step 4: Advance your weight loss journey
When you’re ready, Liquid Mobile is here to help you get started!