Peptide Therapy

What is Peptide Therapy ?

Peptide therapy is one of the newest options for health and wellness. As we grow older the pituitary gland produces less human growth hormone every year, causing our mortal bodies to age and break down. By the time we’re in our 40s, our HGH levels are less than 50%, and before long, we must deal with uncomfortable and unwanted changes in our health, such as fatigue and muscle deterioration.

Peptide therapy is a new and innovative form of hormone replacement therapy that utilizes peptide hormones to help restore muscle mass and stimulate the body’s production of human growth hormones. 

With peptides, aging adults can improve energy, increase strength, and help accelerate their recovery time after exercise. Peptide therapy also offers several benefits, including increased sex drive, improved mood, and a reduction in weight.

Thanks to the regenerative properties of peptides therapy, adults can not only slow down the aging process, but they can restore their youthful exuberance and improve their health.

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What Are Peptides?

In short, peptides are amino acid chains that directly link to signals sent between cells in your body. Sounds confusing, doesn’t it? Their real job is to help your body use its own innate healing abilities to move toward optimal health.

These strings of amino acids can contain anywhere from 2-40 individual amino acids. These are quite a bit smaller than many regular proteins in the body, making them easy for your system to process and utilize.

Each peptide has its own unique function. For example: some might act as hormones, while others work as neurotransmitters. Some may even have direct interactions with the body as a response to activities you perform or even something you eat.

Peptides play a major role in how your body responds to diet and exercise. If issues of fatigue, endurance, poor recovery, or injury and healing are concerns, peptides can accelerate improvements. Adequate peptide levels are imperative for performing at optimal levels. Peptides are naturally occurring parts of our bodies and are part of your basic diet. So, you can normally find peptides in plants, animals, and other sources of protein, including:

  • Eggs
  • Beans
  • Soy
  • Oats

However, although you can find peptides in everyday foods, it doesn’t hurt to incorporate more peptides into your body to help improve and maintain your functionality and appearance. Thanks to modern science, there are now numerous enhancements in peptide treatment that can help optimize your overall health and well-being.

How Peptides Work

Peptides bind themselves to specific receptors in the membrane of related cells and function only when a signal is sent to the receptor to activate. The peptide is then sent to the parts of your body that need repair and begins to heal or strengthen the area.

For example, accidentally cutting your hand will immediately prompt signals to send collagen peptides to the damaged area via the receptors to begin healing the wound. After a few weeks, your hand is completely healed without any visible signs of damage.

However, the process is quite different with peptide hormones. Peptide hormones typically remain housed in the glands and other organs (such as the stomach and the brain) to send messages from one organ to another. They act as a base of operations for many of the signals sent throughout the body.

With peptides becoming increasingly popular for their cosmetic ability to reduce the signs of aging, many over-the-counter products utilize peptides with the promise to produce “younger, smoother skin.” Of course, many people look at these products and wonder, “do peptides really work?”

Although results may vary depending on the case, peptide therapy has proven to be very effective in helping aging adults reverse the aging process.

Is peptide therapy safe for me to use?

Peptide therapy has low toxicity, high potency and specificity, high chemical and biological diversity, and has been a proven enhancement in cell growth. Many peptides that have been developed and formulated show promising safety, efficacy, and tolerability profiles.

How are peptides given?

Because naturally occurring peptides are normally broken down as food, the human body normally can’t absorb synthetic peptides into the intestine to fully utilize their beneficial properties. So, to ensure that your body can draw out the full potential of the peptides and receive the best results, peptide therapy is usually administered through subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous injection. With the injections, peptides are introduced directly into the bloodstream, where they can effectively attach themselves to receptors and send signals throughout the rest of the body.

What are the Benefits of Peptide Therapy?

Many healthy adults over the age of 30 find that there are several benefits to taking peptides, which include:

  • Decreased joint and muscle pain
  • Accelerated healing
  • Increased energy and strength
  • Improved muscle mass
  • Enhanced sexual stimulation and performance
  • Improved cognitive thinking and memory retention

Here are some of the most common peptides we recommend:

CJC 1295 – Used to help improve strength, support weight loss, and encourage gains in lean muscle mass.

Ipamorelin – A growth hormone-releasing peptide that may help improve energy levels, lower body fat, fuel faster workout recovery, and more.

AOD-9604 – A peptide that releases growth hormones to regulate metabolism and help the body burn through more fat. It also stimulates lipolysis, a process that leads to the destruction of fatty deposits as it restricts the lipogenesis process responsible for turning food materials into fatty tissue. AOD-9604 also comes with the added benefit of improved energy and muscle recovery, allowing you to make the most of your exercise regimen so you can lose weight steadily and effectively.

Sermorelin – A naturally occurring peptide in the brain that releases growth hormone to provide improved sleep, reduced body fat, and increased endurance to help your body last longer and recover faster from daily exercise.

BPC-157 – Derived from a protein in the stomach, it acts systemically in the digestive tract to help heal and combat stomach and intestinal conditions, including gastric ulcers, fistulas, leaky gut, IBS, gastrointestinal cramps, and Crohn’s disease.

DHH-B – A natural peptide made from the bark of a magnolia tree. Its bioactive compounds have been shown to address conditions ranging from inflammation to weight management, brain health, improved sleep, stress reduction, and anxiolytic effects.

GHK-Cu – A human copper-binding peptide that functions as a potent protector of tissue, working as an anti-inflammatory agent that controls oxidative damage that occurs post-tissue injury.

Thymosin Alpha-1 – Responsible for restoring and modulating immune function; particularly used in patients with chronic fatigue and autoimmune function, specifically Lyme disease treatment.

Thymosin Beta-4 – Secreted from the thymus and used as a potential therapy for influenza; most often prescribed for acute injury, surgical repair, and for senior athletes.

Semax – A peptide that supports patients recovering from a stroke, cognitive disorders, peptic ulcers, optic nerve disease, and transient ischemic attack; may enhance memory and boost the immune system.

Selank – A nasal peptide that works to improve cognitive function by helping to combat stress and anxiety.

Would you like to explore the benefits of Peptide therapy?

Give us a call (734-259-8335) to find out which peptide therapy is best suited for you.

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