Mounjaro helps with weight loss by decreasing food intake and slowing down how fast food travels through your digestive tract (called gastric emptying).
This may help you to feel fuller for a longer period of time and reduce how much food you eat.
Studies show this action may occur in the brain.
Mounjaro is a single molecule that activates glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptors and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptors. GIP and GLP-1 are both natural incretin hormones.
GIP has been shown to decrease how much you eat and increase your energy expenditure, which results in weight loss.
When combined with a GLP-1 receptor agonist, this may result in greater positive effects on blood glucose and body weight.
Mounjaro also slows the movement of food from the stomach into the small intestine. As a result, you may feel full more quickly and for a longer period of time, so you eat less.
Losing weight can improve how you respond to the insulin that your body releases from your pancreas, which helps lower your blood sugar.