Peptides Improve Your Health Naturally
Peptide therapy uses amino acids (known as "peptides") to improve your health and wellness, from boosting energy to reducing inflammation, improving sleep, lowering high blood pressure, addressing depression, strengthening immune function, treating hormone difficulties and more.
How Peptide Therapy Works
Types of Peptide Therapy
BPC 157 is a pentadecapeptide derived from human gastric juice and is known as the "healing peptide." It is popularly used to treat digestion, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn's disease. It can also aid in tissue regeneration and angiogenesis (forming new blood vessels) to repair tendons and ligaments, heal wounds, reduce inflammation and further aid healing.
Ipamorelin & CJC 1295
Ipamorelin and CJC-1295 are growth hormone (GH) secretagogues -- i.e. they cause the secretion of GH. These peptides are often used to boost athletic performance.
Ipamorelin causes short, large GH spikes, and aids weight loss and muscle building. Popular amongst bodybuilders, it's used as a healthier alternative to creatine. CJC 1295 generates prolonged, moderate increases in GH for sustained muscle growth, metabolic function and recovery. It is also used to improve sleep quality.
Thymosin Alpha & Beta
Thymosin alpha and beta peptides are involved in immune regulation and the healing process.
Thymosin alpha, particularly Thymosin alpha-1 enhances the body's defense against infections and diseases, and has shown promise in clinical settings for treating hepatitis and some cancers. Thymosin beta, which encompasses a family of peptides such as Thymosin beta-4, primarily participate in tissue repair, cell migration, and wound healing.
Additional Peptide Therapies
There are a wide variety of peptides, with new ones being discovered all the time. Some other popular ones used in peptide therapy include:
- Selank - reduces anxiety, stress and depression, while improving learning, memory and cognition
- GHK-Cu - spurs hair growth, and promotes healthier hair follicles
- Semaglutide - lowers blood sugar levels and enhances insulin secretion
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What to know
Are there side effects with peptide therapy?
No, peptide therapy is unlikely to cause serious side effects in healthy people. This is because the peptides we use are all stuff your body already makes naturally. However, it is still very important to only have peptides administered by a certified practitioner using peptides from a compounding pharmacy. These are peptides formulated according to a patient's unique needs, which not only enhances their benefits but greatly reduces the chances of side effects.
Mass produced peptides that are self-administered or obtained through other means, like store bought, are not recommended.
Do you use peptide injections?
While peptide injection therapy is a common form of administering peptides it is not the only way. At our age management center in Milford, CT we administer peptides orally (via tablets), topically (via cream) and using injections. Which peptide therapy delivery method is right for you, depends on your specific needs and health.