Peptide therapy is an exciting, cutting-edge medical intervention that Joy Wellness Partners use 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, that are already found naturally-occurring 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 in the body.
Also, Peptide therapy may be able to address all the symptoms below.
Are you suffering from the following?
Peptide Therapy FAQs:
How many peptides are there?
Over 7,000 naturally-occurring peptides have been identified to date, and peptide therapies are gaining significance with medical providers worldwide, because of the highly-specialized and effective action of each peptide.
Why do our patients like peptides?
Individuals like peptide therapies because of their noticeable positive effects, with very minimal, if any, side effects. In our integrated regenerative clinic, many individuals choose from our recommended list of peptides to recover from injuries, reset their biological clocks, and/or achieve their health, wellness and healing goals, and prevent the maladies of aging.
What can peptides do?
- Enhancing Growth Hormone Production
- Balancing Hormones
- Improving Sex Drive and Erectile Dysfunction
- Improving cognition and Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease
- Reducing Anxiety & Depression
- Achieving deeper sleep
- Treating Obesity
- Reducing Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases
- Repairing tissue after injuries
- Regrowing thinning hair and reversing greying hair
- Reducing irritability in digestion and gut issues
- Reducing Osteoporosis
- Recovering after intense athletic training
- Reducing the impact of toxins like mold
- Lose weight
How are peptides taken?
Peptides come in a variety of ways, based on your preference and how to achieve optimal effect in your body:
1. Oral capsules
2. Topical creams or serums
3. Nasal sprays
4. Belly fat injections performed at home or in office
5. Intravenous infusions
6. Ultrasound-guided injections into the injured tendon or sore nerve
How long on average does the treatment take and cost?
Treatment cycles average one to three months, although patients often choose to continue many of the benefits for years. Costs range from $150 to $350 per month.
What are the most popular peptides at JWP?
CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin
The most popular peptide combination to date, CJC-1295 is a potent Growth Hormone Releasing Hormones (GHRH), and Ipamorelin is a Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide (GHRP). They work synergistically to increase the brain signaling to secrete and produce more Human Growth Hormone. It is a natural way to induce HGH production, with less concern for side effects. This combo is known for improving sleep and post-workout recovery, enhancing skin health, fighting the aging process, and burning belly fat.
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 has been shown effective in supporting the body’s immune system against viruses and other illness. It can be administered as an injection at home, or as an IV booster in the IV Lounge. It has been found 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.
Demonstrated to accelerate the healing of ligament & tendon tears, as well as reduce inflammation in joints, and also protect organs, such as protecting the stomach from ulcers, and addressing pyloric sphincter issues.
– Combat leaky gut, IBS, GI cramps, and Crohn’s disease
– Pain reliever
– Heal muscle sprains, ligament and tendon tears
– Heals skin burns
– Expedite recovery time from an injury
Thymosin is another FDA-approved hormone secreted from the thymus that plays a role in tissue repair. It has been found to play an important role in regeneration after acute injury, regenerative medicine treatments, or surgical repair. It’s been chosen by senior athletes for short-term cycles of injections, and it’s also used as an adjunct therapy to PRP hair restoration, to regrow hair more quickly.
Epitalon is responsible for regulating metabolism, melatonin and other hormone influences in the brain. Epitalon increases a person’s resistance to emotional stress and also acts as an antioxidant, reducing cholesterol, improving heart health and restoring pancreatic function. It is also an anti-aging peptide, as one of few therapies that has been shown to lengthen telomeres in human cells, which is related to increasing longevity.
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.
Selank is an easy nasal spray nootropic for reducing anxiety, depression and boosting the immune system. It has a similar effect of a tranquilizer, but without the adverse effects of benzodiazepines (i.e. amnesia, withdrawal or dependence). It’s also been shown to upregulate the immune system and have antiviral properties.
Semax is another easy nasal spray with neuroprotective peptide that promotes cognitive function, improves memory, learning, and adaptation. It has potential to help maximize brain functionality and could be considered if you if you want to improve learning or if you suffer from concussions, ADHD, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS, strokes or opioid withdrawals.
PT-141 improves sexual arousal and spontaneous erections and is effective in treating sexual dysfunction in both women (sexual arousal disorder) and men (erectile dysfunction or impotence). Unlike phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors like ‘the little blue pill,’ it does not act upon the vascular system, but directly increases sexual desire via the nervous system, making it safer on the cardiovascular system. There is a known side effect of nausea in 21% of individuals, so your medical providers can offer anti-nausea pills if needed.
Zinc-thymulin is a topically-applied serum that mimics part of the thymus function that responds to alopecia, meaning that it stimulates hair regrowth (up to 30% more). It has also been reported reverse greying hair by stimulating melanogenesis and restoring normal pigmentation in the hair.
VIP is another daily nasal spray for the brain. It is a vasodilator, neuromodulator and neurotransmitter that helps to detox the body and brain from mold toxicity and other biotoxins. It helps healing of the brain by reducing inflammation and reducing chronic inflammatory response syndromes.
Melanotan II protects against UV rays of sun, has a positive effect on libido (sex drive), gives you a tan, and aids in weight loss. Some report side effects of nausea, but preventable with support from your medical team.
Delta sleep-inducing peptide (DSIP)
DSIP may act as a stress reducer in the brain, can have antioxidant effects, and most often is used to promote deep sleep. It may also lower blood pressure, support cardiac function, and be a slight analgesic (i.e. pain reliever). It also has anti-carcinogenic and gero-protective properties, meaning it may support longevity and promote longer lifespans. According to research, it may be effective for treating narcolepsy, normalizing disturbed sleeping patterns, and promoting slow-wave sleep.
MOTS-c regulates metabolic functions throughout the body, turns glucose into usable energy, and aids in weight loss. Studies suggest that MOTS-c may prevent diet-induced obesity because it increases energy use and heat production and improves insulin sensitivity and glucose use (specifically by activating AMPK). It may also promote fatty acid metabolism in the liver and prevent osteoporosis.
Read more about peptide therapy in this post “Peptides Sweeten Your Life Beyond Hormone Replacement Therapy” or watch this video to learn more:
"Thymosin alpha 1 kept my immune system strong throughout the pandemic and my first pregnancy."
"I was attracted specifically to the CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin solution because of the potential slimming affects in the stomach area while keeping and building muscle strength. I noticed great results right away, and could tell the difference from the first dose. It immediately helped me at the gym. I had quicker recovery after my workouts and was able to recapture depleted muscle strength sooner than I thought possible."
"Semax has helped my memory, my learning in my college courses, and my recall of information. Plus, it's an easy nasal spray, I don't have to poke myself with a needle to get it in me."
“I have been taking MK677 for approximately two years. I had heard about it through friends. I noticed it was much easier to maintain muscle mass and have never suffered any side effects while on it. I would completely recommend this for the health benefits - it is a very safe supplement.”
"Thymosin alpha 1 made me feel the best I have in years, when I started having thyroid and gut issues."
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