Have you heard about peptides? They’ve been praised for their many health benefits, but there’s some confusion about them. What are they, what do they do, and who should take them?
In this article, we’ll explain the science behind peptide therapy, as well as its many benefits and uses.
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What are Peptides?
Peptides are the building blocks of proteins. They are comprised of amino acids bound together in chains. When these chains connect together, they form a protein.
It should be noted that peptides are not proteins. Amino acids make up both, but protein contains higher amounts of amino acids than peptides. This actually makes peptides easier to absorb than proteins since they are smaller.
Peptides facilitate cell-to-cell communication, essentially telling the body which cells to turn on and off. This means you can re-activate cells that may have gone dormant or need an extra boost.
Some peptides occur naturally, and some are synthesized. Every single living organism contains peptides, as well as many health and cosmetic products.
Peptides carry out a wide variety of functions, which include:
- Acting as hormones
- Fighting against the effects of aging
- Lowering blood pressure
- Regulating appetite, metabolism, and digestion
- Acting as antioxidants to scavenge free radicals
- Reducing inflammation
- Delivering messages from the tissue to blood
- Providing structure to muscle and bone
Through peptide therapy, users can target these systems to assist with certain ailments.
What is Peptide Therapy?
In peptide therapy, the client receives a targeted treatment of peptides depending on their desired outcomes. They are administered via injections, nasal spray, topical creams, or pills taken orally. Different goals require different methods of treatment.
Since there are over 7,000 known peptides, the possible benefits of peptide therapy are numerous and far-reaching. Let’s take a closer look at two examples to illustrate the benefits of peptide therapy:
1. Muscle Repair
Athletes and bodybuilders are often at risk of injuring their muscles. When this happens, they can turn to a peptide called GHRP (Growth Hormone Releasing Hexapeptide) to rebuild muscle. This peptide speeds up the recovery process for torn muscle fibers and tissues.
This means that you can recover faster from an injury and get back to peak condition. If you’re trying to build muscle, this type of peptide therapy can speed up the process for faster results.
Peptides can also increase the production of testosterone, which is one reason they’re so popular in the bodybuilding community. Their anti-inflammatory properties are also great for speeding up the recovery process for injured athletes or anyone dealing with inflammation.
2. Skin Therapy
Our bodies naturally produce collagen, which helps give the skin a natural glow. However, as time goes on, our bodies produce less and less collagen. Through peptide skin therapy, however, peptides essentially tell the body to produce more collagen. This leads to a reduction in skin aging and more youthful, healthy-looking skin.
Here’s how it works. Collagen molecules are too large to pass through the skin. However, when applied as a topical cream, collagen peptides can be absorbed through the skin because those molecules are smaller. These peptides act as messengers, sending a signal to your body that more collagen is needed, so as a response, your body begins to produce more collagen.
Who Should Take Advantage of Peptide Therapy?
Healthy skin and muscle regeneration are just two popular uses for peptides. Let’s take a look at some of the other reasons to consider peptide therapy:
1. Hair growth: By targeting the cells responsible for hair growth, peptides can stimulate follicle growth and even improve natural hair color.
2. Improved cognitive function: Cognitive function weakens over time, leading to problems focusing and retaining information. Certain peptides have helped improve retention and the ability to focus. Studies have also shown success in treating symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease with peptides.
3. Losing weight: In addition to the muscle-building properties listed above, peptides can also help burn fat. Others can help by suppressing appetite. A medical professional who knows peptides inside and out can provide the right combination for weight loss.
4. Easing joint pain: A major cause of joint pain is the erosion of cartilage over time. Peptides can help repair and regenerate damaged cartilage.
5. Better sleep: Studies have found that Delta Sleep Induced Peptide (DISP), first discovered in rabbits, can help humans achieve more satisfying sleep.
6. Chronic health conditions: People with conditions like Lyme disease or arthritis could find vital relief with peptides. The right combination of peptides can strengthen the immune system and reduce inflammation for a variety of disorders and autoimmune diseases.
7. Insulin production: Studies have shown that the peptide catestatin (CST) improved glucose and insulin tolerance in mice, which is encouraging news for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes.
8. Another major benefit of peptides: they are also very low risk: They get in, send the signals to the targeted area or system, and are then recycled by the body.
Are You Ready to Join the Peptide Revolution?
If a certain function of your body is failing, either due to age or an external cause, peptide therapy can target that system and tell your body to reinvigorate it.
Are peptides right for you? To learn more about obtaining peptides, contact Dr. Seeds and ask what type of peptide therapy is best for you.
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I am disabeled due to carwreck 1986 my left leg was disjointed app. 8inches / brain dead for 29 min./coma for 3mths./removed 65% of small intestine &???? . Anyway I am wondering if peptide therapy would/could help w chronic pain in BOTH LEGS ,the right leg is damaged due to double duty PLUS!!!Also I am having great difficulty building/retaining leg&buttox muscle that peptide would help with???
Holy smokes Matt, YOU’VE gone through hell and back… I would HIGHLY recommend that you speak with a cellular medicine physician for those issues. PEptides are cell signaling agents that are powerful in assisting your body wiht repair, esp. after severe surgery. I am wishing you all the best for your future health– if you need a recommendation let us know (email@example.com)
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I have the same question. Would ketones or peptides help me recover? I’m suffering from post COVID inflammation to my heart and possibly kidneys. Would ketones help reduce this inflammatory process and heal my heart? My HS CRP was initially 4.1. Three weeks later it went down to 1, however I feel an “itch” around my heart and a reduced energy level overall. I am 71 years old and was running 10 to 15 miles a week before COVID which I suffered from in June 2020. Never had any respiratory symptoms, only a mild fever and weakness. Now however I seem to be suffering from damage to my heart and possibly kidneys that I wasn’t even aware of. Thanks for your response.
Robert, I am sorry to hear about this! It sounds like it absolutely can help, but you should speak with a physician so they can get your dosing right! Please feel better soon, wishing you a speedy recovery!
what type of peptide treatments available or recommended for hormone regulation related to menopause what type of treatment for pcos /thyroid and weight loss issues?
oh wow, this a huge topic that dr. seeds and his faculty will be doing a course on for non-medical professionals. You can sign up in advance here:https://ssrpinstitute.org/courses/hormone-therapy-foundations/
BUT long story short: several peptides can greatly assist with hormonal imbalance: CJC/Ipamorelin, TB4, and more– all of these require prescriptions, and the guidance of a trained cellular medicine physician. I hope this is helpful!
Peptides to lower antibodies from Hashimoto’s? Lower cholesterol?
thyroid issues has so much promising research with peptide therapy! email firstname.lastname@example.org for that information!
Can peptide cream help thin skin on arms? Whichis the best cream to buy for that?
FIRST, please be wary of peptide creams that don’t require refrigeration. Peptides are cell signaling agents and they’re active molecules that require cold temp to stay active. I’ve seen an increase in the beauty/skincare world that describe their products (Especially their anti-aging products) as “peptide creams”. I would argue that this was purely marketing so please be wary! That said, actual topical peptide creams have been powerful for my own beauty regime. I use a KPV cream on my arms when I get a flareup of KP (Keratosis pilaris). I have also great experience with some specific serums with active peptides for face– again all of these require fridge storage, and a prescription from my doctor.
it’ll be tough finding a physician with peptide therapy experience, so if you need some info on that u can reach out anytime.
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I have muscle and joint weakness and pain. I’ve tried several protocols and have a strict diet. I live on a very limited income. Would like to know what you suggest.
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I am interested in any peptide therapy that could reverse the causes/effects of type two diabetes.
The research between peptides and type two diabetes is incredible. You should check out this podcast episode Dr. Seeds did on Butyrate– there are two parts, I highly recommend both!
EPISODE 33, and 34.
I’m interested in petides for weight loss, insulin production and easing joint pain.
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I recently had back surgery, fusion of L3,4,5 with cages. Would you recommend peptide therapy for healing of the bone and muscles.
I hope you’re feeling better, SJ! Peptides are cell signaling agents, and there is vast evidence support that particular ones (such as BPC-157 and more) assist greatly post-surgery. However, I would greatly advise caution. Patients are often self diagnosing themselves and buying from direct-to-consumer sites without the training/knowledge of all the other aspects of peptide therapy. I highly recommend speaking with a trained physician b/c they will get you all the options and you can then make the best decision for you and your goals!
I am a non insulin dependent Type 2 diabetic of 23 years. I take Tragenta and metformin. What peptide protocol would help me as my glucose levels have been increasing.
Every patient is different and should be treated as such– in fact, I would advise to steer clear of “set protocols” and instead look into speaking with a doc who is well versed in metabolic science & peptide therapy. If you need more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m a 72 year old male. 5 ft 8″ 163#. Very active and exercise moderately on a regular basis. Some of my concerns are: (1) cognitive health (2)
Losing muscle mass (3) blood pressure is 30 or40 points higher in the am(148/80 or as high as160/90) and concerned about inflammation.
the blood pressure is certainly a concern– we’d love to send you more information. email email@example.com and we’ll send you a bunch of studies!
Hello. I was wondering what type of peptide therapy is right for me. My main reason would be for my chronic inflammation and overall health. Thanks
Inflammation is a indicator– If you’re not feeling your best, it would be highly recommend to speak with a cellular medicine specialist. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll refer you to a few wonderful docs who have substantial experience with this and peptide therapy to improve people’s lives.
All was great until my 57Th birthday, now my energy levels are down, sleep is less, loss of motivation to train, and I really no longer have a drive. Body fat is out of control 20lbs gained
really sorry to hear… how’s your nutrition and sleep?
Nutrition is what I would consider healthy, 1400 calories average a day, low carb, no sodas, lots of protein, leafy greens. Sleep is 4 to 6 a night
a general feeling of wellness is oftentimes a secondary priority. Appaulding your initiative! Dr. Seeds would never prescribe a treatment without speaking to a patient, but as his admin I can recommend chap. 7-8 in his book peptide protocols vol. 1 (and really his whole book). It has changed my outlook on my health, and pushed it as a first priority in my life… If you want to chat with a doctor about peptide therapy, we can refer you to some fantastic, highly trained doctors.
Do you have experience using CST to treat Crohn’s Disease Patients?