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Peptide Therapy:  The Future of Medicine

Peptides are tiny messengers that deliver instructions to your cells to perform certain processes. Peptides regulate most every known process and system in the body at a tissue and cellular level. Peptides are made up of amino acids bound together in chains. When these chains connect together, they form a protein. Peptides carry out a wide variety of functions, some of which we discuss below.

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Major Peptide Functions

  • Maintains Balance in our body (homeostasis)

  • Acts as hormones, messengers, signaling agents overseeing expression of other proteins and peptides

  • Fighting against the effects of aging (Anti-Aging/Longevity)

  • Helps to build back muscle, bone and cartilage.

  • Helps restore Immune & Brain Health

  • Regulating appetite, metabolism, and digestion

  • Acting as antioxidants to scavenge free radicals & decreases oxidative stress

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Repair and Restore (at a cellular level)

What is Peptide Therapy?

Peptide Therapy is the use of both synthetic and natural peptides as a means of triggering a specific reaction or signaling in your body.  In peptide therapy, the patient receives a targeted treatment of peptides depending on their desired outcomes.  Since there are over 7,000 known peptides, the possible benefits of peptide therapy are numerous and far-reaching.  The top reasons people use Peptide include:

1. Muscle & Bone Repair & Growth by Boosting Human Growth Hormone

2. Weight Loss and Improved Body Composition

3. Longevity and Anti-aging: 

  • Rejuvenation immune system

  • Healing & Repair of tissue

  • Skin and Hair Restoration

4. Improved sleep

5. Improved Energy by supporting Mitochondrial Health

6. Gastrointestinal Health (leaky GUT, Inflammatory bowel disease, SIBO)

7.  Immune Health

8.  Improved cognitive function (Brain Health)

9. Easing joint pain

10. Chronic health conditions: People with conditions like Lyme’s disease, Mold toxicity, Autoimmunity or arthritis can find vital relief with peptides. The right combination of peptides can strengthen the immune system and reduce inflammation for a variety of disorders.

How Safe is Peptide Therapy?

  • Being small in size and water-soluble, they are naturally degraded by the body and don’t accumulate in specific organs, such as the kidney or liver, further increasing their safety profile.

  • Many popular peptides have no known toxic level, meaning researchers could not elicit any toxicity effects no matter how high the dosage

  • Shown to be extremely safe (some at 100 or 1000 fold typical doses)

  • The most common side effect is discomfort at the injection site although this is minimal

Types of Peptides

There are more than 80 FDA approved peptides are on the market for diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and some autoimmune conditions.  However, most of the peptides used today are not FDA approved.  Common peptides prescribed at Balanced Healthcare include:

 

  • CJC 1295/Ipamorelin

  • BPC-157

  • Semaglutide

  • DSIP (Delta Sleep Inducing Peptide)

  • Epithalon & Pinealon

  • KPV

  • Larazotide

  • Thymosin Alpha 1 (TA1)

  • Thymosin Beta 4 (TB4 or TB500)

  • Selank & Semax

  • NAD+

  • TA-65 (improves telomere length)

 

It’s important to note that many of the lab-made peptides mentioned above haven’t been extensively studied in humans. Further human studies are needed to assess the Peptide’s benefits and safety profile before FDA-approved for use in humans is granted.  

How Do I Get Started With Peptide Therapy?

Most peptides are given as subcutaneous (under the skin) injections. Most peptide injections can be used at home although we provide some injections at the office. However, oral capsules, topical creams and serums, and intra-nasal sprays are available. Regardless of the method, it’s important to know that the frequency and dose will differ with each depending on its intended use. 

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