What is GLP1 that is the key to the new weight loss drug Ozempic and how Yerba Mate Tea could have similar effects and help with fasting.

By now you may have seen the articles covering the new wonder diabetes drug Ozempic and how its having real positive results for weight loss. This article is going to explore briefly how it works and how Yerba Mate can have similar effects and be a beneficial tea for anyone fasting or wanting to lose weight. IF Tea combines Yerba Mate, Green Tea and Black Tea as well as several other beneficial ingredients to help with appetite and metabolism. 

Ozempic® acts as a GLP-1 receptor agonist that selectively binds to and activates the GLP-1 receptor, the target for native GLP-1

The hormone GLP-1, also known as glucagon-like peptide-1, is made in the stomach and is essential for controlling blood sugar levels and appetite. In reaction to food intake, specialized cells in the intestine release GLP-1 when we eat.

GLP-1 acts by encouraging the pancreas to release more insulin, which lowers blood sugar levels. Additionally, it slows down the rate at which food passes through the stomach and bowels, which may assist in lowering hunger levels and enhancing feelings of fullness.

Additionally, it has been shown that GLP-1 can block the creation of ghrelin, a hormone that increases hunger. GLP-1 may aid in decreasing cravings and promoting feelings of fullness by lowering ghrelin production.

GLP-1 has also been proven to possibly enhance pancreatic and liver function, which may benefit blood sugar regulation and metabolism.

The development of new drugs for the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes has turned GLP-1 into a target due to its effects on appetite control and blood sugar regulation.

How Yerba Mate could produce similar effects?

Yerba mate may stimulate the body's production of GLP-1, in accordance with some research. In a study done in 2017 that appeared in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, it was discovered that overweight and obese people who drank yerba mate every day for 12 weeks had higher GLP-1 levels than people who didn't.

Another study showed that yerba mate consumption raised GLP-1 levels in healthy people, which was reported in the journal Nutrition Research in 2015.

While these studies indicate that yerba mate might increase the body's production of GLP-1, more investigation is required to completely comprehend the mechanisms underlying this effect.

If you're interested in utilizing Tea to help with appetite, fasting or metabolism, we welcome you to look at our Fasting Tea and see if it could help!