Slow Down Gastric Emptying
Semaglutide exerts its effect on gastric emptying by interacting with GLP-1 receptors in the stomach. Semaglutide slows down the movement of food from the stomach into the small intestine, a process known as gastric emptying. This delay allows for better digestion and absorption of nutrients, leading to increased feelings of fullness and reduced appetite. By regulating the rate at which food leaves the stomach, semaglutide helps individuals control their calorie intake and supports weight loss efforts.