What Is Peptide Therapy?
Peptides all have very specific use cases, and because they already occur naturally throughout the human body, they are well-tolerated and proven safe - these compounds allow us to better control and manage how our bodies respond to diet and physical exercise. As of January 2015, there are over 60 peptide medications on the list of items that are FDA-approved and 140 additional peptide compounds being evaluated.
As the body ages, production of things at the cellular level slows down. Certain compounds are more explicitly linked to our performance and health than others, and with peptide therapy we seek to address the things we can control.
How Are Peptides Applied Or Used?
Most peptide medications are administered via subcutaneous injection; other applications may also be used, such as topical creams, oral or nasal sprays, or ingestible tablets.
In peptide therapy practices, subcutaneous injections are often the most popular form of administration. This is due to the fact that injection allows for more efficient delivery to the bloodstream, and it can then be used by the body a lot faster. Some peptides are only available in certain other forms, however, like oral capsules and nasal sprays. Every peptide available on the market has its own specific way to be used depending on your desired effects. Our clinic is proud to offer numerous options for peptide therapy to ensure everyone enjoys a personalized approach to their care.
User-Reported Benefits of Peptide Therapy:
May be able to increase development of lean muscle growth
Might be able to improve stamina and recovery from physical exertion
Can promote your body’s fat-burning ability
May potentially reduce body total body fat via increased metabolism
Can increase your levels of energy and endurance
Has the potential to accelerate healing from wounds
Can assist in bolstering the immune system
May potentially benefit regulation of other hormones
Can improve the quality of your sleep
May be able to increase libido and sexual performance in both sexes
May improve concentration and memory retention
Can help combat inflammation
Below, we offer a quick and easy list of the most popularly-used peptides throughout the practice of peptide therapy:
CJC 1295 – Often used to improve strength, support efforts toward weight loss, and encourage development of lean muscle mass.
IGF-1 LR3 – Helps promote growth of new muscle tissues through a cellular process known as hyperplasia.
Ipamorelin – A peptide known to be hormone-releasing which may aid in improving energy levels and an improved ability to recover from strenuous activity.
BPC-157 – This peptide acts in the digestive tract to aid healing and relieve gastrointestinal complications such as ulcers and IBS.
DHH-B – These bioactive compounds have demonstrated an ability to improve conditions ranging from joint inflammation to cognitive performance. It can also improve sleep, reduce stress, and mitigate anxiety.
GHK-Cu – A copper-binding peptide that acts as a tissue protector, being a potent anti-inflammatory compound that effectively mitigates oxidative damage which can occur after injuries.
Thymosin Alpha-1 – Responsible for driving and managing immune function; this peptide is often used for patients that suffer chronic fatigue and autoimmune complications such as those stemming from lyme disease.
Thymosin Beta-4 – This peptide shows promise as a potential therapy for HIV, AIDS, and influenza; it is very often prescribed for acute injuries, particularly following surgical intervention at wound sites.
Semax – A peptide used in supporting patients recovering a stroke, traumatic brain injury, and diseases of optic nerves. It may be able to enhance memory and boost immune functions.
Selank – A peptide administered primarily via nasal spray that works as an effective anxiolytic.
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