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Answering Your Questions About Peptide Therapy

Answering Your Questions About Peptide Therapy

The quest to cure aging has gotten easier in the last few decades, although there still isn’t a foolproof method to deny aging completely. Ancient rituals across cultures are still considered important for boosting longevity, as most practices regarded diet and specials elixirs as important factors in promoting long life and good health. Today’s culture, with the support of research and medical experts, supports that a well-balanced diet is important, as well as an active lifestyle that builds and support bone and muscle health. However, the special elixirs used in ancient traditions have been replaced by a medical discovery and treatment plan that revolves around peptides.

The Big Four

You may have heard the term peptide when listening to discussions about the athletic-enhancing compound, or you have seen the term listed in the ingredient list with your anti-aging cream. Science has found that there are tiny chains of amino acids that work to send important messages to the cells of the body, and this small chain of fewer than 50 compounds is known as a peptide. As it regards to aging, these chains can send a message to the thyroid and hypothalamus to increase the body’s production of the human growth hormone (HGH). HGH plays a significant role in building and maintaining bone and muscle mass, regulating libido, restoring energy levels, and helping support a healthy weight. A peptide can either act as a hormone or neurotransmitters, helping control your body’s reaction to different influences. As the body ages, the production of HGH begins to slow (dropping about 1% each year), bringing about the symptoms of aging that interfere with your quality of life. However, the peptides are able to encourage the body to produce more HGH. It is a safe and effective way to restore the body’s natural functions, but if you need more convincing, here are some of the most commonly asked questions about peptide therapies.

Q: Are peptide therapies safe for everyone?

A: Not everyone needs a peptide therapy plan, and the medication isn’t just available as an over-the-counter drug. The FDA plays an important role in making sure different drugs are approved and labeled as safe, and there are over 60 approved peptide compounds on the market. In fact, insulin was the first peptide approved for use within the United States. You should always consult with a physician about your need for a peptide therapy, as there as several forms of the compound that work with different challenges in the body. Collagen peptide compounds can be found in anti-wrinkle or facial creams, but the most effective total-body use of a peptide requires injections. The digestive system is tough on the fragile design of a peptide compound, which keeps the body from absorbing the full potential when it is orally ingested. Injections allow the peptides to be delivered straight into the bloodstream.

Q: What will a peptide therapy do for me?

A: There are many uses for peptides, but most of the common uses include helping restore sexual functions, improve energy levels, reduce fat levels, build and retain muscles, and relieve inflammation found in the GI tract and musculoskeletal system. A peptide therapy can jumpstart your body’s healing process, enhancing the growth and regeneration of damaged tissues at the cellular level. With aging, this helps the development of new muscle cells, it can breakdown body fat, it can regulate hormone levels that fluctuation with age, and it can increase the energy levels that drop as an individual grows older.

Q: How fast does a peptide therapy work?

A: The type of peptide protocol you use will impact the results you experience. Again, injections are the most effective delivery of the compounds, and how often the injections are administered varies by plan. It can take several weeks before you notice results, although some conditions require several months of a treatment plan. Your physician will know what your body needs and will administer the plan accordingly.

Q: Can using peptides cause addiction or dependence?

A: Since a peptide is a naturally occurring compound in the body, it is both readily accepted and synthesized into the bloodstream. It is also naturally filtered out after it has done its job. The body doesn’t become addicted, nor does the body cease to perform at normal capacity without the peptide injections. The therapy plans offer a more concentrated and specific dose of instruction to the cells or bodily organs that need a boost.

Peptide protocols are a great way to boost your defense against aging symptoms, and they are a more scientific approach to longevity than some of the ancient medicine rituals. While diet and exercise are also important, you can improve your body’s response to the different degenerative elements of aging with peptide injections.

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Dr. Richard Smith, MD

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