We all strive to be as healthy as we possibly can. We know our longevity and vitality depend on it. Sometimes, though, it can feel like a moving target. We have so many different systems, all connected, but each seems to need different things. It’s so overwhelming it can be a non-starter for some. Now, there’s a better, more targeted way to care for your health. Call The Metabolic Institute in Spokane, WA and ask about peptide therapy.
What Are Peptides?
Peptides are chains of amino acids that are linked in a specific way to produce a protein. Our bodies use these proteins as signaling molecules to expedite cell-to-cell communication. This allows our bodies to switch specific cell functions on or off.
What Is Peptide Therapy?
Peptide therapy has harnessed the body’s ability to control certain cell functions so they can be used to trigger certain therapeutic measures. Peptide therapy uses these natural amino chains to provide cells and molecules with specific instructions, giving them information for how we’d like them to behave.
Our body naturally produces some peptides, but to take advantage of how specifically a peptide can control cell function, some are made by specific compounding pharmacies certified by the International Peptide Society.
What Can This Therapy Treat?
Given there are over 7,000 naturally occurring peptides in our bodies, this is a very diverse therapy. In general, this therapy can promote an overall sense of wellness and limit the effects aging has on the mind and body. More specifically, this treatment is effective in treating:
- Lean muscle mass loss
- Chronic inflammatory diseases
- Anxiety and depression
- Decreased sex drive
This treatment’s capabilities are exciting, and so is its preventative potential. Because we’re dealing with such specific communication between cells, prevention is just as promising as treatment. Peptide therapy may be useful in the prevention of:
- Certain types of cancer
Examples of Peptides
There are thousands of peptides, some more common and useful in therapy than others. Here are just a few that are getting tremendous results for our clients:
- Thymosin alpha-1, which influences the production of t-cells and stimulates the immune system
- AOD 9064, which has been shown to encourage fat loss without a rise in blood sugar
- Melanotan II, which can darken skin tone, stimulate fat loss and enhance libido
- Mechano growth factor, which activates muscle stem cells to counteract muscle loss caused by age or a medical condition
- Cerebrolysin, which promotes optimal cognitive function
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Because these peptides are so diverse and multifunctional, there are good treatment options for many people. The specificity of these chains make them a great treatment for a variety of conditions, but only a consultation with a professional can determine if this is the right course of treatment for you.
Don’t Delay Feeling Better
If you want to take control of your health and your aging process, call the Metabolic Institute in Spokane, WA and ask for a consultation with one of our highly skilled team members. We look forward to helping you live the healthiest life possible.