What is Peptide Therapy
One of the newest options for health and wellness, peptides are tiny proteins that make up short chains for amino acids. These chains directly link to signals sent between cells in the body which allows the body to perform in specific ways. Some peptides are used to stimulate human growth hormone (HGH) and are referred to as human growth releasing peptides (HGRP). Other functions of peptides include supporting weight loss goals, decreasing inflammation and joint/bone pain.
Weight Management Peptides
A mitochondrial derived peptide, MOTS-C is a peptide made up of 16 amino acids that promotes metabolic balance. What does that mean? It regulates metabolic functions throughout the body like turning glucose into usable energy. Most peptides are produced from the nucleus of a cell; however, MOTS-C is produced by the mitchondria “powerhouse” of the cell. Evidence shows that MOTs-C promotes blood sugar control which can be beneficial for type II diabetes and obesity. Improving cellular function within the mitochondria improves functions within body tissues, muscles, and circulation.
Generated from the Mitochondria “powerhouse” of the cell to improve exercise performance
Regulates metabolic functions by turning glucose into energy for the body
Improves blood sugar control for type II diabetes and obesity
Protects against age and diet related metabolic changes
Semaglutide + BPC 157
Approved by the FDA in 2021 for chronic weight management in obese or overweight adults. Semaglutide + BPC 157 is part of a class of medications called GLP-1 receptor agonist, Semaglutide increases insulin secretion, which is good for diabetics but in higher doses, it acts on centers in the brain and suppresses appetite. Used in conjunction with diet and exercise, Semaglutide helps patients stick to a reduced calorie diet, enhancing the weight loss process.
BPC 157 stands for Body Protection Compound 157, a peptide chain. This peptide works by triggering the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis). This may promote healing and induce faster regeneration. Other benefits for the human body include:
Treating intestinal damage like fistulas and inflammation
Healing stomach ulcers
Improving wound healing
Increasing cellular regeneration
Boosting bone and joint healing
Promoting muscular development
CJC 1295/ Ipamorelin
CJC-1295/Ipamorelin is designed to promote the pituitary gland to produce GH naturally, particularly while the patient is sleeping. The increase in natural GH levels promotes fat loss and muscular growth providing a leaner, more fit appearance.
Other Benefits Include
Promotes slow wave sleep
Improves memory retention
Stimulates muscle growth
Aids in fat loss and lean muscle
Hair loss Peptide
GHK-Cu (Collagen and Aesthetic Peptide)
GHK-Cu consists of copper peptides that are small, naturally occurring protein fragments that are essential for normal body function. The concentration GHK-Cu in the body decreases with age which may result in an increase in inflammation, cancerous activity, and tissue destruction. Clinical studies indicate that GHK-cu plays a variety of roles within the human body such as:
Activation of wound healing
Immune system support
Stimulating collagen in skin
Blood vessel growth (angiogenesis)
Potent protector of tissue and ant-inflammatory agent by reducing damage post tissue injury
Signals tissue remodeling by removing damaged and/or scar tissue thus generating health tissue