Peptide therapy is an innovative treatment method used to promote healing, bolster wellness, and overcome common health issues.
Peptide therapy is cutting-edge medical science that uses specific amino acid sequences called “peptides” that, when properly administered, communicate with different parts of the body, potentially enhancing the function of the entire body by binding to receptors on the cell surface and signaling optimal messages for health improvement.
What are peptides?
Peptides are similar to proteins – they occur naturally, and the body uses them to signal from one cell to another when certain cell functions should be switched on or off. Because different types of peptides influence different types of cells, today we use targeted peptide therapy for a wide variety of health benefits.
What can peptide therapy treat?
To promote healing, bolster wellness, and overcome common health issues associated with aging, illness, and disease, explore the benefits of peptide therapy:
We are now seeing that peptide therapy is gaining more notoriety with physicians because these peptides are highly specific in their action and very effective. Since peptides are mostly naturally occurring in the body, they are typically extremely well-tolerated and very safe.
Peptide therapy helps with a broad range of health conditions:
- enhancing growth hormone production;
- balancing hormones;
- treating sexual disorders and erectile dysfunction;
- treating Alzheimer’s disease;
- curing insomnia and stress disorders;
- treating obesity;
- relieving osteoporosis;
- curing inflammatory diseases;
- treating autoimmune disorders;
- tissue repair, including joints, tendons, ligaments, and bones.
How do I know which peptide is right for me?
All of our clients will go through a thorough screening with a physician who will take a history and patient evaluation, learn exactly what your specific goals are, and we will provide a recommendation based upon those goals.
There are currently hundreds of peptides available and we will help you figure out what you need to look, feel, and perform your best.
What are the risks of peptide therapy?
As mentioned above, there are many different peptides and side effects can vary. However, it is important to note that the widespread increase in the use of peptides has stemmed from the fact that they produce relatively few side effects. A physician will explain the risks and benefits to whichever peptide is best for you.
Most peptides are injected subcutaneously (right under the skin) with a very small insulin needle that is relatively painless; however, some peptides can be taken transdermally, orally, and intranasally.
What are some common peptides for use?
Here is a “shortlist” of common peptides for a variety of functions:
BPC-157 – used for muscle, tendon, ligament, neural, and gastrointestinal issues
Originally produced by the body to protect and heal the gut; this peptide has shown incredible healing properties if isolated, extracted, and put in other areas of the body
TB-500 – used for healing effects and reduced inflammation in most tissues
TB-500 is present in low quantities in almost all cells; it is responsible for signaling healing mechanisms when damage occurs. Isolating and injected a concentrated dose helps to heal the body.
Thymosin alpha-1 – used for increased immune function
Naturally produced by the Thymus and this signals T cells to mature and differentiate.
Sermorelin – a synthetic hormone peptide composed of 29 amino acids.
Sermorelin is a peptide similar in structure to growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH). It was approved by the FDA to treat children but many functional medicine doctors are using it to optimize growth hormone levels of adult patients. It is best prescribed to be taken at least 30 minutes before or after consuming food.
The peptide is normally prescribed at night to maximize the body’s natural cycle of growth hormone and stimulate the pituitary gland during REM sleep
Ipamorelin – used for reducing inflammation, muscle growth, and fat loss
Ipamorelin is a ghrelin agonist, which means it stimulates GH production via the ghrelin pathways. It is very specific to growth hormone release which is why it is considered one of the safest growth hormone secretagogues.
PTD-DMB – used for treating baldness associated with wounds or age-related balding
PTD-DMB is a peptide that blocks the zinc finger proteins that cause hair growth to halt in follicular cells; thus allowing hair growth to continue.
CJC – increases GH release for fat loss and muscle gain
CJC acts as a GHRH that will stimulate GH release using a different pathway than Ipamorelin allowing for enhanced results.
MOTS-C – fat loss and improved insulin sensitivity
MOTS-C is a peptide encoded by our mitochondrial DNA that is produced during times of exercise and glucose restriction. It allows for the improved uptake of glucose into the cell and lipolysis of fat. By isolating and using this peptide; we can improve glucose transport into the cell and cause lipolysis.
AOD 9604 – joint pain and osteoarthritis along with fat loss
Originally discovered to help aid with fat loss AOD stands for Advanced-Obesity Drug; AOD is a fragment of GH that deals primarily with lipolysis. However, recent studies show tremendous effects on healing cartilage when given intra-articularly.
PEG-MGF – muscle recovery and growth
MGF is released by muscle cells when they undergo strenuous exercise and need to be repaired. When MGF is given via injection; it acts specifically to cause the growth of muscle tissue in response to exercise. It is a fragment of normal IGF; however, it deals less with the proliferation and growth of ALL cells and is more specific to muscles.
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