Peptide therapy is an exciting, cutting-edge medical intervention used 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.
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 patients like peptides?
Individuals like peptide therapies because of their noticeable positive effects, with very minimal, if any, side effects. Many individuals choose 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 are the goals of our peptide patients?
- 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 some of the most studied peptides?
AOD 9604 seems to possess many regenerative and fat reducing properties associated with the growth hormone (GH). As a tiny piece of the GH molecule, AOD 9604 appears to have no effects on growth or insulin resistance.
Growth Hormone Stimulating Peptides
The most popular peptide combinations to date are a mix of a Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH) and a Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide (GHRP). This combination can work synergistically to increase the brain signaling to produce more human growth hormone (HGH) in a natural, physiologic, targeted way, with a low side-effect profile.
Semaglutide is a peptide that was first FDA-approved in the U.S in 2017 as a method to balance blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes. Recently, weekly Semaglutide injections have shown to be an effective solution for patients who are having difficulty losing weight. It now carries an FDA indication for chronic weight management in overweight or obese adult patients.* The New England Journal of Medicine’s publication of the STEP trial revealed more than 50 percent of trial participants lost 15 percent of their body weight.
*When used as an adjunct to a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity.
Sermorelin is a synthetic peptide composed of 29 amino acids that mimics the structure of a growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH). It is commonly used to optimize growth hormone levels. It offers a variable increase in IGF-1, which is often a blood marker used in Joy Wellness Partners to test growth hormone levels in the body. It is an FDA approved peptide.
Thymosin alpha-1 naturally is secreted from the thymus gland and is an important influencer in immune function. The synthetic version of thymosin alpha 1 belongs to a class of drugs known as biologic response modifiers. It has been studied for its ability to help the immune system and has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of melanoma liver cancer and Hepatitis B.
Also known as TB-500 or TB-4, Thymosin beta 4 is currently FDA approved for the indication of neurotrophic keratopathy (NK), but additional clinical trials are being performed on its effect on wounds, tissue repair, and its positive effect on supporting the body after regenerative medicine therapies.
PT-141 is a peptide that is being studied for sexual arousal in both women and men. Unlike phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors like ‘the little blue pill,’ it does not act upon the vascular system, but it works more on the sexual desire via the nervous system; avoiding the cardiovascular system. There is a known side effect of nausea in a large percentage 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 may help stimulate hair regrowth. It has also been said to reverse greying hair by stimulating melanogenesis and restoring normal pigmentation in the hair.
Reference: Wilding, John P.H. et al. March 18, 2021. Once-Weekly Semaglutide in Adults with Overweight or Obesity. N Engl J Med 2021; 384:989-1002. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2032183. Referenced online Aug 19, 2022 at https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2032183#article_citing_articles
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What if this is over my head, but I am intrigued and want to learn more?
We get it! Researchers are only just scratching the surface of what peptides are doing in our bodies on a daily basis.
Here’s how we can help:
We offer complimentary consultations with one of our providers to ask all your questions and learn more about how Joy Wellness Partners may be able to help you achieve your goals.
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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 made me feel the best I have in years, when I started having thyroid and gut issues."
"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.”
"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."
"Thymosin alpha 1 kept my immune system strong throughout the pandemic and my first pregnancy."
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