What is GLP-1:

Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is a hormone that occurs naturally in the body and helps regulate blood sugar, digestion, and appetite. It’s produced in the intestinal epithelial endocrine L-cells and released after eating causing reduced appetite and the release of insulin, regulating appetite and food intake.

What Happens If I have too little Glucagon-Like Peptide 1?

It has been suggested that too little glucagon-like peptide 1 released after a meal may increase the likelihood of weight gain. Since glucagon-like peptide 1 reduces appetite after a meal, if the body releases less of this hormone, individuals may eat more during a meal and are more likely to snack between meals.

Akkermansia potentially can increase GLP-1 and insulin secretion while aiding in weight loss.

Akkermansia muciniphila (A. muciniphila) is a gut bacteria that may help with weight loss and obesity through a variety of mechanisms: