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GLP-1/GIP Injections: Lose Weight Fast

What is Tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide (brand names Mounjaro and Zepbound) is an FDA-approved injectable peptide for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes. It has proven to be a game-changer in the realm of weight management. This remarkable peptide, when combined with a balanced diet and exercise program, has emerged as one of the most sought-after solutions for weight loss, helping individuals to shed as much as 40 to 60 pounds in testing.

Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) are hormones involved in insulin release and blood sugar control. Injected once-weekly, tirzepatide activates both the GLP-1 and GIP receptors, which leads to improved blood sugar control and weight loss.

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The Weight Loss Benefits

Tirzepatide's impact on insulin regulation is not only beneficial for overall health but also highly effective for weight loss. With just one weekly injection, this peptide reduces food intake and appetite, enhancing the weight loss journey significantly. It slows the digestion process, extending the feeling of fullness between meals and curbing the desire for excessive snacking. Additionally, tirzepatide acts in the brain to suppress the hormone responsible for hunger, all without causing stimulant-like side effects associated with other appetite suppressants. This feature is especially beneficial for patients who can't tolerate stimulant medications due to pre-existing health conditions. However, it's essential to emphasize that tirzepatide's weight loss results are most pronounced when combined with a diet and exercise program, as changes in lifestyle habits are crucial for success.

Understanding Potential Side Effects

While tirzepatide offers numerous benefits, it's important to acknowledge potential side effects and limitations. As is common with many peptide-based treatments, some patients may initially experience symptoms such as flushing, clamminess, heat, and sweating, but these usually diminish as the body adapts to the treatment. Common side effects include:

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue

  • Hypoglycemia (lower blood sugar levels)

  • Diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • Abdominal pain

  • Indigestion

  • Abdominal distention (bloating)

  • Eructation (burping/belching)

  • Flatulence

Most of these side effects occur during the initial stages or when the dose is adjusted, and they tend to subside as the body becomes accustomed to the treatment. To alleviate these symptoms, patients can make dietary adjustments, such as:

  • Consuming smaller meal portions

  • Eating meals at a slower pace

  • Drinking ample water or cold beverages to soothe the stomach

  • Avoiding greasy and sugary foods

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Getting Started on Your Weight Loss Journey

At Oasis Wellness and Recovery in Ocala, FL, we exclusively offer tirzepatide as part of our comprehensive weight loss program. It is safe to use in conjunction with various other weight loss solutions, including vitamin injections, appetite suppressants, thyroid medications, and other supplements. 

If you are interested in incorporating this safe and effective peptide into your weight loss program, please reach out to us to schedule a consultation to get started!

Program Costs

  • Initial medical consultation $150

  • Medicine & supplies ~$300* every 4-6 weeks

  • Follow-up medical visits $100 every 4-6 weeks

* Medicine cost depends on dose required

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