Would you like to improve your gut health, increase stamina,
age slower, heal faster, modulate your immune system and avoid disease?
What are Peptides?
How do Peptides Work?
Do Peptides Work?
The Benefits of Peptides…
While you may have read about the benefits of peptides for skin health and rejuvenation, you might not know that there is a wide range of uses for peptides inside the body. But precisely what are peptides and how can they help us?
Simply put, peptides are short chains of amino acids, which are the molecules that build proteins and have wide-ranging effects in the body. They build and repair tissues, and make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals that are essential for healthy function throughout life.
But as we age, the pituitary gland slows production of important peptides like Human Growth Hormone (HGH), which stimulates growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration in the body. HGH is especially critical early in life as we are forming and growing our bodies. In women, HGH levels begin to decline in the early 20s; for men, it is usually around age 35. As HGH levels decrease in middle age, we start to notice negative effects like weight gain, muscle loss, decrease energy levels, reduced strength and stamina, low libido or sexual dysfunction, poor sleep, and aging skin.
Peptides can be very helpful in reversing these undesired trends. The great thing about peptides is that they do not act as hormones at all; they simply stimulate the various glands in the body to secrete the necessary hormones to keep the body functioning at high levels.
At Aesthetics Medical Spa, we offer various peptides, and each stimulates different effects in the body. Whether you desire increased energy and muscle mass, decreased joint pain, lower cholesterol, improved skin elasticity, or enhanced libido, peptides may be for you.
While the benefits of Peptide Therapy are usually noticed within the first few weeks, Peptide Therapy has a “loading” period of 3-6 months before full effects are noticed. However, the benefits do increase synergistically with continued therapy. Initially, injections are administered more frequently. Once levels become optimal and outcomes are achieved, injection frequencies can be decreased and we can transition you to a maintenance protocol!
Enhances Physical Performance
Increase Weight Loss
Repairs Muscle and Tendons
Increase Sex Drive
Enhances Sleep Quality
Memory and Cognitive Focus
BPC-157, which contains 15 amino acids, has demonstrated wound-healing properties, particularly for tendon-to-bone and ligament injuries, and the ability to reduce pain in damaged areas. BPC-157 also seems to protect the internal organs related to digestion. Specifically, it works to prevent ulcers of the stomach and enhances the function of the digestive tract to combat leaky gut, IBS, gastrointestinal cramps, and Crohn’s disease.
CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin
CJC 1295 has been shown to potentially increase Human Growth Hormone and IGF-I secretion, which is correlated with longevity. CJC 1295 is showing a promising effect for increased protein synthesis, improved recovery in sports, reduced body fat, and immune system support.
Ipamorelin is an incredible peptide that also stimulates the production of growth hormone, but without the added side-effects (increased hunger and the release of cortisol, the stress hormone) of most growth hormone supplements; it has also been shown to powerfully affect ghrelin, our body’s “hunger hormone,” which regulates appetite and energy balance.
Furthermore, the combination of Ipamorelin and CJC 1295 is proving to be a powerful way to address aging issues particularly in people with inflammatory conditions, disease, or in those with low IGF-1 levels.
Tesamorelin is a growth hormone shown to increase levels of IGF-1 but also to improve cognition, reduce triglycerides, decrease the thickness of carotid artery walls, decrease mid-section fat tissue, and decrease C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation.