Peptides are chains of amino acids that are linked together in a specific process to produce a protein naturally.
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.
What are 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 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.
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What is 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. 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.
Who may benefit from Peptide Therapy?
Peptides 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 if you want to learn if peptide therapy could help you, please contact us.