What is Peptide Therapy?
Peptide therapy is the future of regenerative medicine. Peptides are the building blocks of amino acids, and occur naturally in the body. By optimizing levels of certain peptides in the body, we are able to improve certain biological functions.
Some of the benefits of Peptide Therapy can include but are not limited to the following:
- Boost hormone levels
- Build muscle mass
- Decrease joint and muscle pain
- Enhance cognitive function and memory
- Help reverse symptoms of sexual dysfunction
- Improve sleep quality
- Increase levels of energy, stamina, and strength
- Promote healthy immune function
- Reduce signs of aging
- Stimulate hair growth
The number of peptides in our bodies decreases with age, along with the ability to function. Along with age, stress and lifestyle can also impact peptide production. Luckily, peptide therapy is available to help offset this peptide disruption.
Peptide therapy refers to restoring the number of peptides to stimulate cellular regrowth systems within the body as a treatment option for specific conditions. Peptides can be entirely customized to the patient’s unique needs and goals. By using this targeted method, we can produce a specific reaction in the body and treat a variety of conditions.
CJC1295/Ipamorelin is a combination of two different peptides that mimics growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) and stimulates the pituitary gland to release human growth hormone (HGH).
Once we hit the age of 30, our growth hormones start to decrease in production by roughly 15% in each decade that follows. This combination peptide slows this process and keeps growth hormone at an optimal level, therefore stimulating lean muscle mass, decreasing body fat, renewing sleep quality, and revitalizing cognitive function.
AOD-9604 or “anti-obesity drug” is an FDA approved peptide for targeted fat loss and lean muscle building. This peptide has the unique ability to target areas of the body where there is an abnormally high level of fat cells and stimulates the destruction of fat cells. AOD also slows the process in which the body creates new fat cells. This body transforming peptide also provides an increase of energy.
GHK-Cu, a human copper-binding peptide, is a small, naturally occurring tri-peptide present in human plasma that also can be released from tissues in case of an injury. Since its discovery in 1973, GHK-Cu established itself as a powerful protective and regenerative ingredient, which is currently widely used in skin and hair products.
Collagen production decreases by roughly 1% per year after the age of 18. Over time, this results in loss of elasticity and the aging of skin. By optimizing levels of GHK-Cu in the body, we are able to:
- Tighten loose skin and reverse thinning of aged skin
- Repair protective skin barrier proteins
- Improve skin firmness, elasticity, and clarity
- Reduce fine lines, depth of wrinkles, and improve structure of aged skin
- Smooth rough skin
- Reduce photodamage, mottled hyperpigmentation, skin spots and lesions
- Improve overall skin appearance
- Stimulate wound healing
- Protect skin cells from UV radiation
- Reduce inflammation and free radical damage
- Increase hair growth and thickness, enlarge hair follicle size
Thymulin is a peptide naturally produced in the Thymus gland. It has significant anti-inflammatory properties, as well as improves immune function. In research, Thymulin was found to prevent the accumulation of proinflammatory cytokines in plasma. Combine with oral Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc for optimal immune function.
PT-141 is a libido-boosting peptide. As we age, sexual drive and dysfunction can start to occur, but PT-141 can be used to reverse these symptoms. The following are common symptoms that can be treated with PT-141:
- Decreased sexual arousal
- Little to no sensation during intercourse
- Inability to orgasm
- Pain with intercourse
DSIP stands for delta sleep inducing peptide, and is a safe alternative to sedatives or temporary sleep solutions. Delta sleep is the deepest and most restorative stage of rest. By optimizing this naturally-occurring neuropeptide, it is easier to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.
DSIP is involved in the neuroendocrine regulation and release of anterior pituitary hormones. DSIP influences the secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and growth hormone (GH). It also plays a role in the regulation of circadian rhythms.
Administration of DSIP improves the hormone production/regulation in these glands. It increases LH and growth hormone production, while decreasing somatostatin. This results in increased production of desirable hormones (LH, GH), and decreased production of undesirable ones (cortisol and somatostatin), and a restful night’s sleep.