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 use.
Peptides are highly specific (i.e., only do what you want them to do) while also being well-tolerated and safe. As of January 2015, there were over 60 US FDA-approved peptide medications, 140 peptide drugs being evaluated in clinical trials, and 500 in pre-clinical development.
What are peptides?
Peptides are chains of amino acids 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.
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 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.
What packages do we offer?
We are proud to offer the peptide treatment packages for physical and mental health, and they are as follows:
- anti-depression and anti-anxiety;
- anti-aging and skincare;
- body-healing and anti-inflammatory;
- immunity improving;
- concentration and memory enhancing;
- muscle mass building;
- sexual function;
- sleep refinement;
- weight reduce.
Peptides that we offer within our packages:
PT-141, also known as Bremelanotide, is a synthetic peptide that is used to treat sexual dysfunction in men and women. PT-141 is a melanocortin, which works in the brain to increase sexual desire. During the initial testing, patients noted a pleasant side effect: it caused increased sexual arousal. Bremelanotide PT-141 is a molecule that binds to and activates the melanocortin receptors associated with skin pigmentation.
Currently, Bremelanotide PT-141 is administered via a subcutaneous injection, ideally where there are fat deposits. The only legitimate form of the peptide is injectable.
CJC-1295 is an incredibly effective growth hormone and works by causing another substance to be secreted. It stimulates the release of your own body’s growth hormone. it triggers the brain to release growth hormone that would have otherwise been lost with age.
Research completed with healthy men and women between the ages of 21 and 61, showed that CJC-1295 had the ability to increase serum growth hormone levels by 200-1000%. In these individuals, the elevated growth hormone production and release continued for up to 6 days because CJC-1295 has a half-life of about 6-8 days.
This longer half-life means the body continues to produce beyond the day of injection and is thought to be a great benefit as compared to other peptides that have similar actions.
Thymosin Alpha 1
Thymosin Alpha 1 inhibits viral replication, stimulates stem cells, and aids in the production of new immune cells. Once it helps activate the immune system, it then helps kill bacteria, fungal, viral infections, and tumor cells. The immune system function is very critical to prevent disease and infection.
This is an immune-enhancing peptide that helps prevent infections such as the common cold or the flu and diseases, reduces inflammation in the body, suppresses tumor growth, and aids in the removal of acute or chronic infections. It also has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties, supports the eradication of unhealthy cells (including cancer growth), protects your cells against oxidative stress and damage. Thymosin Alpha 1 inhibits viral replication and improves symptoms associated with chronic fatigue.
Thymosin Beta 4
Thymosin β(4), a low molecular weight, naturally-occurring peptide plays a vital role in the repair and regeneration of injured cells and tissues. After the injury, Thymosin β(4), is released by platelets, macrophages, and many other cell types to protect cells and tissues from further damage and reduce apoptosis, inflammation, and microbial growth.
Thymosin β(4) binds to actin and promotes cell migration, including the mobilization, migration, and differentiation of stem/progenitor cells, which form new blood vessels and regenerate the tissue. Thymosin β(4) also decreases the number of myofibroblasts in wounds, resulting in decreased scar formation and fibrosis.
Dihexa, an oligopeptide drug, is an orally active and blood-brain barrier-permeable angiotensin IV analog. Dihexa binds to hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) with high affinity (Kd=65 pM) and potentiates its activity at its receptor, c-Met. Dihexa exhibits excellent antidementia activity and improves cognitive function. Dihexa may have therapeutic potential as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Dihexa is derived from angiotensin IV which has been found to potently improve cognitive function of diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Angiotensin IV is a derivative of the potent vasoconstrictor angiotensin II and has been shown to enhance acquisition, consolidation, and recall of learning and memory when administered centrally or peripherally.
Sermorelin is a synthetic (man-made) version of a naturally occurring substance that causes the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland. Growth hormone is naturally produced by the pituitary gland and is necessary for growth in children and for the proper functioning of organs and systems in adults. This medicine may be used to increase the amount of growth hormone produced by the pituitary gland. Sermorelin is available only with a doctor’s prescription, read more about Sermorelin therapy here.
Who may benefit from peptide therapy?
Peptides may help regulate processes within the body. Patients with Lyme disease, chronic inflammation, CFS, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, and other chronic degenerative diseases may benefit from including peptides in their treatment regimen.
Where do peptides come from?
Peptides are just sequences of amino acids that are smaller than a full protein. The peptides we use have particular relevance to specific treatment goals, like soft tissue regeneration and support. Most of the peptides were originally isolated from human and animal tissues but are now artificially synthesized. They either mimic or are the exact same as the peptides you make in your body.
What do they do?
Effects vary depending on what peptide is used, but the effects range from sleep and neuroprotection to tissue repair and increasing growth hormone levels. The possibilities are almost endless.
Is it proven? Are they safe?
While many of the peptides are thoroughly researched and actually on their way to becoming established pharmaceuticals, others are less robust in the scientific literature. However, despite the relative lack of human trials, anecdotal, clinical, and experimentation has provided a ton of insight into how they can still be safe and effective tools in a therapeutic program. Very few and minor side effects have been reported, and even those can be minimized by appropriate counsel, dosing, and routine.
How much do peptides cost?
Cost varies depending on the peptide and the length of the cycle but typically will vary between 100$ and 300$. These therapies are not covered by insurance.
How long do I take them?
Courses will vary on the particulars of a patient’s case and the peptides used. The peptides are usually pulsed in cycles which can be followed with laboratory or clinical affirmation of whether or not it was helpful. You may be advised to continue with maintenance courses 1-2 times throughout the year, particularly in the case of injury prevention, performance enhancement, neural regeneration, and immune system modulation.
Peptide Therapy Essence
Peptides play a major role in how our bodies function. Recent advances in the study of peptide therapy have uncovered a myriad of conditions that peptides can treat. At our clinic, we prescribe bioactive peptides that provide many benefits, including (but not limited to): faster healing, improved immune function, better sleep, stomach ulcer healing, and more.
Peptides can also be utilized and applied in the treatment of injuries, with capabilities that help prevent aging, illness, and enhance peak performance. They can also be used to facilitate the effectiveness of bio-identical hormone therapy by sensitizing hormonal receptors.
A Newly Emerging Science
Peptides are on the cutting edge of anti-aging and regenerative medicine, as their benefits are numerous and long-lasting. According to the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, peptide therapy is part of a newly emerging science of cell signaling amino acid sequences. It can be specifically targeted to potentially recompose bodily chemistry, generating homeostasis (balance) in the body.
Peptide Therapy Benefits
Below are just some of the things that peptide therapy has been shown to improve in the body:
- tissue healing;
- biological functioning of the brain, skin, eyes, urinary, and reproductive systems;
- libido and sexual arousal;
- hormone production;
- immune function;
- the sleep cycle;
- the production of inflammatory mediators;
- DNA replication;
- cell division.
Don’t hesitate to apply for a free consultation with one of our experts if you’ve got any questions or concerns.