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Twincretins — What They Are, and How to Incorporate Them in Nutritional Therapies
There has been an explosion of interest in substances that stimulate both the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) and glucose dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) as insulin signaling molecules. Substances that stimulate both of these regulatory enteroendocrine hormones have been found to have synergistic influence on insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism. They have been termed “twincretins.”
This breakthrough science has resulted in the development of a newly developed twincretin drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes called semaglutide. This synthetic twincretin has been found to successfully manage elevated glucose and insulin levels in type 2 diabetics and encourage weight loss.
There are, however, a number of natural foods containing specific nutritional substances that have been demonstrated to act as twincretins, and these may play important roles in helping to manage metabolic syndrome, prediabetes, and fatty liver syndrome, as well as encourage weight loss through the browning of white fat.
This Zoominar will focus on your development of an understanding of twincretins and nutritional members of the incretin family, their mechanism of action, and the nutritional approaches available to stimulate the synergistic effects of GLP-1 and GIP.