Why Is It So Hard to Work Out Again?

Here are 5 Peptides to Make Getting Back in Shape Easier

It’s officially been more than a year of living through this COVID-19 pandemic, and fortunately it seems like things are looking up. According to President Biden*, 90% of US adults will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 19th. The good news is if you live in the state of California and are 16 years and up, you will be eligible for the vaccine starting April 15th*.

Now that more people will be vaccinated, the CDC has issued a set of new guidelines for people who have been fully vaccinated. One of these guidelines does mention that working out in gyms will be safer if you are fully vaccinated, as long as you keep up with safety precautions.

Although every state has its own modified lockdowns and phases, maybe you’ve decided it’s time that you get back to your fitness routine. Whether that means you’ll go to the gym (depending on your state and local gym guidelines), or you’ll work out at home, you know it’s time to get back in shape. Except, maybe it’s harder than you remember. Maybe you struggle with staying motivated or energized for your workouts, or you find that you’re a lot more fatigued or sore post-workout. After all, working out again after a year of being in lockdown might make it harder to get back into shape. While that might be the case for some, you remember a time when working out wasn’t such a hassle. Why aren’t you seeing the same results anymore? Why is it so hard to work out again or get back into shape?

If you find that you’re struggling with your fitness routines or need help with building muscle and endurance, we suggest that you consider trying Peptide therapy*.

Peptide therapy is an exciting, cutting-edge service that Joy Wellness Partners uses with patients to target specific outcomes in the body for overall long-term health optimization.

Peptides are specifically-formulated amino acid sequences, i.e. small pieces of proteins already found in the body. When properly dosed and administered, peptides bind to specific receptors on cells and signal specific messages to achieve unique and varied outcomes.

What can Peptides do?

Peptides address the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Post-workout pain
  • Muscle soreness
  • Frequent sports injuries
  • Slow healing injuries
  • Dry skin
  • Poor endurance
  • Declining muscle strength
  • High cholesterol
  • Poor sleep
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Slowing metabolism
  • Stubborn fat
  • Inflammation
  • Joint pain

Which Peptides do we recommend for those who want to work out?

While there are over 7,000 naturally-occurring peptides that have been identified to date, here are 5 Peptides that we recommend for those who want to work out.

1. CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin

The most popular peptide combination to date, CJC-1295 is a potent Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH); Ipamorelin is a Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide (GHRP). They work synergistically to increase brain signaling to secrete and produce more Human Growth Hormone. This peptide combination is a natural way to induce HGH production, with minimal side effects. This combo is known for improving sleep and post-workout recovery, enhancing skin health, fighting the aging process, and burning belly fat.

2. Thymosin alpha-1

Thymosin alpha-1 naturally is secreted from the thymus gland and is an important influencer in restoring optimal immune function. It is FDA-approved, and has become popular in the era of the coronavirus, as it is effective in supporting the body’s immune system against viruses and other illnesses. It can be administered as an injection at home, or as an IV booster in the IV Lounge. It is effective in enhancing energy and reducing the feelings of heaviness and fatigue in our patients with auto-immune diseases, Lyme’s disease, chronic fatigue and cancer.

3. BPC-157

Demonstrated to accelerate the healing of ligament & tendon tears, BPC-157 also reduces inflammation in joints, protects organs (e.g. protects the stomach from ulcers), and addresses pyloric sphincter issues.

4. Thymosin beta-4

Thymosin beta-4 is another FDA-approved hormone secreted from the thymus gland; it plays a role in tissue repair, specifically in regeneration after acute injury, regenerative medicine treatments, or surgery. It is a popular choice of senior athletes for short-term cycles of injections. It can also be used as an adjunct therapy to PRP hair restoration, to encourage faster hair regrowth.

5. MK-677

MK-677 is an oral form of a GHRH-like-peptide, and it increases the body’s production of HGH and IGF-1 without raising prolactin levels. Found to be helpful in promoting slow wave sleep, stimulating memory retention, and promoting growth of lean muscle mass, supporting the immune system, improving sex drive, strengthening the cardiovascular system, and improving quality of sleep, cognitive function, energy and endurance. Furthermore, it supports bone density, improves skin firmness and hydration, and expedites recovery time from an injury.

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And stay tuned for next week as we release our next list of Peptide recommendations!

*DISCLAIMER: Peptides have become increasingly regulated by the FDA this past year, so there has recently become a real shortage of peptides available in the US. Please contact us to learn more, and to ask us what alternatives are available when many of your favorite peptides go out of stock.









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