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7 Benefits of Peptides That May Surprise You

7 Benefits of Peptides That May Surprise You

It's no longer a secret how amazing peptides are for your health. From bodybuilding to anti-aging, the benefits of peptides are being used by people from all walks of life and for very good reasons.

If you're looking to lose weight, build muscle, injury recovery, improved libido, sleep better, look and feel younger, peptide therapy may be the secret tool for you!

The best part is, unlike steroids, there are no serious side effects of taking peptides. That's exactly why there's a lot of buzz about peptides in the fitness world these days.

But what exactly are peptides, how safe are they, and what are peptides used for?

That's exactly what this article is about. Keep on reading to learn the incredible benefits of peptides that could literally change your life for the better. 

What Are Peptides?

A peptide is like a miniature version of a protein, with a much shorter amino acid chain. The amount of amino acids in a peptide is around 50, where a protein has quite a bit more. 

A peptide is a short chain of amino acids, that are joined together by a peptide bond and have an amino carboxyl end. 

There are three main peptides:

  • Neuropeptides

  • Polymers

  • Oligopeptides

These are found in almost every cell in the human body and are used for anything from hormone production to muscle recovery, and the secret to youthful looking skin (collagen).

Peptides have commonly been mistaken for steroids, which is not the truth.

Steroids are more of a one-size-fits-all approach, whereas peptides are much smaller than steroids.  Peptides can be specifically designed to stimulate growth hormone receptors so you can get the exact results you want. 

Peptides and Anti Aging

According to science, peptide use can reverse the signs of aging, reduce wrinkles, and give you an all over "youthful" glow. 

Your skin is comprised of mostly collagen, which is a long chain of amino acids, aka peptides. As you age, the collagen in your skin begins to break down, causing your skin to get thinner, which reveals the wrinkles. 

Since collagen is a long chain of amino acids, when it breaks down it turns into multiple shorter chains of peptides. Breakthrough research has shown that these peptides send a message to your skin telling it that it needs to produce more collagen. 

This is where the skincare comes in. When the topical peptides are applied to the skin, it tricks it into believing that it is a collagen breakdown byproduct, triggering your skin to produce more collagen. 

These peptide creams are a safer, more affordable and less invasive treatment than Botox. They can also help with skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, and repairing wounds.

Peptide Use for Muscle Gain

If you have an interest in the fitness industry, you have probably heard of HGH (human growth hormone). Studies have shown that the higher the level of HGH in a person, the more muscle mass, more energy, and more fat burning potential they have.

The use of peptides stimulates more HGH secretion in the body, and it's possible that they also help boost testosterone production. Peptides also increase your V02max, which is your body's ability to make an efficient amount of oxygen available to the muscle cells.

The better your V02max, the more energy you have, better ability to burn more fat, build more muscle, recover faster, and become stronger. 

When it comes to bodybuilding, there are quite a few different types of peptides that are responsible for numerous fitness functions in the body.

HGH Fragments

This peptide is mainly used for fat-burning purposes and more obvious muscle growth. To be more accurate, HGH fragment 176-191 is much more strong than regular growth hormone on its own. 

Growth Hormone Releasing Peptides (GHRP)

Perhaps the best bodybuilding benefits of taking GHRP is that you can take advantage of its effects anytime you decide to take them. This is different than some of the other peptides, which you have to wait for specific "peaks" of the day where they are more advantageous for your body.

Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1)

You know how fitness professionals always say "you cannot spot reduce?" Well perhaps IGF-1 is putting that statement to the test because this peptide can be taken to target specific muscle groups. 

IGF-1 belongs to a class of peptides that strengthens the insulin-like growth of muscles that bodybuilders are so fond of. This is probably why IGF-1 has become the most popular peptide among competitive bodybuilders.

Growth Hormone Releasing Hormones (GHRH)

This is a class of peptides that do exactly as the name suggests. They stimulate your body's secretion of human growth hormone.

Keep in mind that every human body has a limit, and exceeding that limit will not make you produce more HGH and build more muscle!

Peptide Use for Injury Recovery

Keeping our bodies in optimal shape is a goal for many of us and aids to a better quality of life. However, as we age or train too hard, our bodies can begin to wear down. This is where the use of peptides can come and save the day.

There are a few peptides that are primarily used for injury recovery, as they're incredible for repairing the hard-to-heal connective tissues that are commonly injured.

These peptides communicate with your cells to regenerate new cells, joint renewal, build new muscle fibers and secrete more HGH.

Ok, Now That You Know the Incredible Benefits of Peptides, How Do You Get Them?

The benefits of peptides go far beyond the fitness industry and now dives into better aging, injury recovery and much more!

Want to learn more? Check out more articles in our blog that covers topics like losing weight on HGH.

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About the author

Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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