Peptides are short chains of amino acids that naturally occur in the body. Peptides act as targeted signaling molecules that bind to receptors on the cell surface and tell other cells and molecules what to do. There are over 7000 known peptides in the body, each with its own unique function. Peptides help to restore, repair, and rejuvenate cells, tissues, rhythms, and function in the body.
Regenerate and repair with peptide therapy
Peptides can be used to enhance and modulate immune function, eradicate harmful and unwanted pathogens, repair and regenerate cells and tissues in the body, improve energy, reduce pain and inflammation, enhance cognition and focus, restore hormonal and circadian rhythms, reduce anxiety and depression, improve post-workout recovery, reduce adipose tissue, and improve hair growth and skin elasticity, amongst many other things.
Peptides can treat a wide variety of health complaints and are often used to treat leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome and Chron’s disease, Lyme and other tick-associated illnesses, chronic viral infections, mast cell activation syndrome, mold illness, neurodegenerative diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, acute musculoskeletal injury, traumatic brain injuries, and cognitive decline. Peptides are also commonly used in aesthetics, sexual wellness, weight-loss programs, longevity and anti-aging medicine, and to increase athletic performance.
Getting the results you need
Peptides can be administered in a wide variety of ways. Most commonly they are given orally, intranasally, topically, or with a relatively painless subcutaneous injection depending on the intended use.
Patient’s commonly ask how long it will take to notice results. While each patient is different, we commonly see results within 1-2 months. However, it typically takes 3-6 months for individuals to notice the full effects following initiation of treatment.
Safe and effective
In general, peptide therapy has a very high safety profile and is unlikely to cause serious side effects. The body typically recognizes and tolerates peptides well because it naturally produces them. However, misuse and self-treatment can increase your risks of side effects including nausea, changes in appetite, allergic reaction, hormone imbalances, and blood sugar dysregulation. Working with a licensed and trained physician is the safest and most efficient way to utilize peptide therapy in achieving your health goals.
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