Wellness can often feel like a guessing game. Do I take this medicine or that one? Are the side effects worth the benefits? When will I feel better? You may feel like there is much left to chance, which can definitely be frustrating. Fortunately, new developments in medicine have allowed us to limit some of these questions. One of those is peptide therapy.
Peptide therapy allows for highly specific and controlled instructions to help chose your body’s responses. Peptides are short chains of amino acids to form small proteins, targeted for specific receptors in our body, and are highly specified in function. Taking advantage of these closely controlled signals allows us to help encourage the body to perform for optimal wellness and health!
What Is Peptide Therapy?
What Can It Be Used to Treat?
There are more than 7,000 naturally occurring peptides in the body. The diverse range of peptides make peptide therapy a safe and effective choice for a variety of concerns, such as:
- Age-related conditions
- Chronic inflammatory diseases
- Decreased sex drive
- Lean muscle mass loss
Peptide therapy may also be useful for preventative care, such as preventing dementia, diabetes, or some types of cancer. A consultation with our team can help determine if and how you may be able to benefit from this diverse treatment. Here are some examples of a few peptides:
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What Are Growth Hormone Secretagogues and Growth Hormone Releasing Hormones?
Growth hormone secretagogues, or GHSs, are therapeutic peptides that stimulate the secretion of growth hormone, or hGH in your body. GHSs include:
- Ipamorelin – Ipamorelin is an extremely specific GHS that generates growth hormone secretion without stimulating appetite or increasing acetylcholine, aldosterone, cortisol, and prolactin.
- Ibutamorelin – Although not a peptide, this is an oral option to help treat low growth hormone which associated with aging.
As each of these GHSs is different, the best peptide for you will depend on your personal concerns and experiences.
Growth hormone releasing hormones, or GHRHs, are also therapeutic peptides that stimulate the secretion of growth hormone. Together, when paired with GHSs, they can release large amounts of GH and help with quicker more effective results!
- CJC 1295 – As a growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) analogue, CJC 1295 increases GH from the pituitary to promote better sleep, fat loss, and lean muscle growth.