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In recent years, the use of peptides in health care has gained much popularity. Peptide therapy is generally considered safe and can be used to produce very specific effects. Many peptides have been approved by the FDA allowing them to be utilized for medical trials and use. As the body ages, a decline in the production of growth hormone, as well as other hormones in the body, can affect how fast the body can recover from injury and how well the skin and body’s various systems maintain their youthful age and function. Some substances can even help increase connective tissue repair, and many of these substances are known as peptides.
Peptides are chains of amino acids. These are linked together in a specific process to produce a protein. Some peptides are naturally occurring and others can be artificially synthesized in the laboratory. The body uses these proteins or peptides as signaling molecules facilitating the cell-to-cell communication and allowing the body to switch certain cell functions on or off. This property can be harnessed and used to trigger specific therapeutic effects. The FDA has even approved a number of specific peptide medications, and there are several more that are involved in clinical trials or that are undergoing development to assist with treating the loss of production in peptides that often comes with age. Of course, in order to understand these therapies and how they are effective, you need to first understand the process of peptide therapy.
Peptide therapy is the targeted use of peptides to produce a specific reaction in the body. Some peptides have been shown to assist with weight loss by stimulating the breakdown of visceral fat. They may also be utilized to reduce inflammation. Some peptides stimulate the production of human growth hormone and are utilized in anti-aging therapies or to increase muscle mass. Depending on the type of peptide therapy needed and your preferences, there are multiple options for administering this type of therapy. Peptides are typically administered through the skin as a subcutaneous injection. They can also be applied in a cream, a nasal spray or in oral form.
Peptides may help regulate processes within the body. Patients with Lyme disease, chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease, and other chronic degenerative diseases may benefit from including peptides in their treatment regimen. For more information, or to see if peptide therapy could help you, please contact us at (888) 994-0875.
The potential advantages of this therapy are plentiful:
AOD-9604 (Advanced Obesity Drug) was originally developed by Professor Franklin Ng at Monash University in Australia, with the intent of finding an anti-obesity drug that had the fat burning effects of human growth hormone (HGH) without the muscle-building effect. Investigators at Monash University discovered that the fat-reducing effects of HGH appear to be controlled by a small region near one end of the HGH molecule. This region, which consists of amino acids 177-191, is less than 10% of the total size of the HGH molecule and appears to have no effect on growth or insulin resistance. It works by mimicking the way natural HGH regulates fat metabolism but without the adverse effects on blood sugar or growth that is seen with unmodified HGH.
Bremelanotide PT 141 is a peptide that is used to assist with increased sexual desire in both men and women. It is desirable because it has shown to have these effects without also having adverse effects on the vascular system. PT 141 can boost energy and increase the sex drive, and in 2019 this was actually approved as the FDA as a treatment option for premenopausal women who are diagnosed with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, used under the Vyleesi brand name.
This is a peptide-based substance that supports the decrease of amyloid production to improve behavioral and cognitive abilities. It promotes repair of synapses and is even starting to be studied in clinical trials as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
CJC-1295/Ipamorelin has been shown to assist with the release of IGF-1 and HGH (Human Growth Hormone), which helps reduce the fat in the body by forcing the body to burn fat for energy. It also assists with cellular regeneration and repair, as well as with collagen production in the body.
This is a synthetic peptide that was developed as an anti-aging drug. It is based on the natural peptide Epithalamin and can regulate the cell cycles to promote impressive anti-aging benefits in a number of cases. It is known for stimulating melatonin production and activating the telomerase enzyme in the body.
Follastatin peptides 315 and 355 are designed to help increase the amount of muscle production in the body by inhibiting the production of myostatin, which is known to block new muscle development.
GHRP 2, also known as Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2, is designed to bind to the receptor that secretes growth hormone to stimulate production and secretion. This can also help stimulate the appetite and increase the metabolism in the body to promote overall health benefits and improved growth hormone regulation.
GHRP 6 works in the same way as GHRP 2, but it has a higher potency and will result in a larger improvement in the body’s growth hormone secretion. Therefore, this option is recommended for those who have a serious deficiency, while the former may be fine for those with minor issues. By stimulating growth hormone, this substance can improve metabolism, boost muscle development, and improve anti-aging properties in the body.
Hexarelin is another synthetic compound that is capable of assisting with the stimulation of growth hormone production in the body. It works by targeting receptors at the hypothalamic and pituitary levels to release the appropriate amount of growth hormone in the body.
This peptide has been shown to have antimicrobial and anti-biofilm properties, giving it the benefit of being used in peptide therapy to aid in the reduction of inflammation and even the ability to assist in reducing the risk of autoimmune disease.
This peptide is a synthetic reproduction of a hormone that is known to stimulate the release of alpha-MSH, which can cause melanin production, which creates a tanning effect. This peptide can be used to treat pigment disorders and other conditions related to melatonin production, and also has reported aphrodisiac effects.
Known as Mechano Growth Factor, this induces muscle growth. In the case of trauma, MGF can cause the muscle cells to split, helping to improve muscle repair and regrowth after an injury. This is essential to the repair and recovery process of new muscle cells.
Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators offer the same benefits that come from many steroids like testosterone and others, but without the high risk of unwanted or adverse effects. These substances act on the receptors in the body, stimulating the production of hormones rather than just adding more hormones to the body in synthetic form. This can result in a better chance at hormone regulation and offer the same benefits of synthetic hormone replacement without the risks or potential side effects.
This peptide has been around for a number of years and has been popular for offering a variety of immunostimulatory properties, including its ability to promote healing and stave off autoimmune conditions. It has even been used to assist with reducing the risk of cancer and helping to treat existing cancer patients.
Thymosin Beta 4 is a peptide that is responsible for promoting skin cell, muscle cell, and blood vessel migration and regeneration. This creates more effective, faster healing from wounds and injuries. The thymus gland is responsible for stimulating this substance.
Whether you think you know which peptides you need or you just want to learn more, contact us today. We’ll be happy to discuss our options for personalized peptide therapy and other treatments that we have available to help you get your body regulated and back on track.