A probiotic as effective as new anti-obesity drugs?

A probiotic as effective as new anti-obesity drugs?

To stay in shape, some do not hesitate to divert the use of Ozempic, intended to treat diabetes (and not to lose weight). But in England, a doctor specifies that a certain probiotic would achieve the same effects.

A hormone that would increase the feeling of satiety

Ozempic is enjoying growing success in Europe and around the world. Although it is intended to fight diabetes, according to its followers, it allows you to lose up to 15% of your weight (the drug strongly stimulates the production ofinsulin and limits appetite). But it would not be without side effects and its misuse harms diabetic patients who really need it.

THE active substance of this medicine binds to the receptors for the hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and helps reduce blood sugar levels (glycemia). In addition to regulating blood sugar levels, Ozempic has the effect of reducing appetite and appetite for fatty foods, which, a fortiori, can lead to weight loss.

In England, a doctor going by the name “DrDeDeck” claims on Tiktok that there are two ways to obtain the same “slimming effects”.

@drdedeck Want to get the weight loss boost from ozempic without having to take it or risk the side effects? Nature has got you covered! Eating high fiber foods naturally increases production of GLP1, which is the molecule ozempic acts like to keep you fuller for longer and eat less. Also, Akkermansia (one of your gut bacteria) increases GLP1 when it eats the fiber you eat, so you could try to find a probiotic that contains GLP1 – but honestly the most straight forward way is to be sure you are getting at least 8 (better 10++) grams of fiber per meal. Read up on the types of fiber – soluble, insoluble, fermentable, and be sure to eat foods so that you are getting all the types! Fermentable fiber specifically has been studied and found to increase GLP1, so you can try to include sources of fermentable fiber at each meal! Questions?! #weightloss #weightlosshacks #healthtips #doctortips ♬ Janet x Michael Jackson x Funny how time flies mix – Prod. Josh Bracy

The first way to achieve this? By using a probiotic which stimulates satiety, available on the Internet or in pharmacies.

A certain bacteria called akkermansia has been shown to naturally increase GLP1 levels“, assures Dr. DeDeck.

And for good reason : “In our body, GLP1 is produced by the microbiota and will regulate our blood sugar levels. This hormone also moderates the satiety hormones: ghrelin and leptin.relate Raphael Gruman. “However, it is not a miracle hormone. If you have a poor dietary lifestyle, you destroy GLP1. It’s a little extra, interesting to integrate into an overall eating routine, in the same way as cinnamon, for example, which helps regulate blood sugar levels.“, he assures.

Adopt a high-fiber diet

Another way to lose weight easily: eat fiber.

A diet containing high amounts of fiber has been shown to increase GLP1 levels“, assures the doctor, who recommends consuming at least “8 to 10 grams of fiber per meal.

She specifies that certain foods are particularly rich in fiber, such as whole grains (including oats), legumes, chickpeas and green leafy vegetables.

Ozempic: why it should not be used wrongly

Faced with the misuse of the drug by non-diabetics, doctors are sounding the alarm: Ozempic is and must remain a drug indicated in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Indeed, using this drug for the sole purpose of losing weight may aggravate supply tensions linked to the increase in global demand for Ozempic. This would have the consequence of limiting its availability for people who really need it.

Even more serious, the misuse of Ozempic can lead to potentially serious side effects, such as: nausea, diarrhea, hypoglycemia, even dizziness, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, difficult digestion, heartburn. stomach, reflux, bloating, belching, fatigue, gallstone and weight loss.