Do gut health supplements influence GLP-1 levels?

This question is about GLP-1 & Weight Loss

Sarah Achleithner


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(such as probiotics) influence GLP-1 levels by regulating blood sugar levels, insulin secretion, and appetite [






]. This can also help with weight management and weight loss.

However, the effects of gut health supplements on GLP-1 levels can vary depending on factors such as the specific strains of probiotics/prebiotics used, dosage, individual differences in gut microbiota composition, and overall health status.

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Consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen, especially if you have specific health concerns or conditions.

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