You may not have heard of peptide therapy yet, but we promise it could be a huge game changer when it comes to your health. Some benefits of this therapy include soft tissue repair, paid reduction, faster healing, and improved cognition. Peptides might seem like an interesting choice for healing, but because they are already an innate aspect of the body, they are easily assimilated and offer beneficial healing. Peptides can slow down the aging process and can not only bring a more youthful appearance but can also benefit the body at a deep level. As short amino acid chains, these peptides are naturally produced in various organisms, including humans.
A Natural Solution
The best part about peptide therapy is that it is a natural treatment that does not use foreign substances. Instead, it uses peptides, which the body recognizes, as building blocks for health. There are over 7,000 peptides that have been identified in humans. Within the human body, peptides help to regulate biological processes and are a part of proper gene expression. Peptides can often be confused with proteins, as both are composed of amino acids, but peptides are shorter chains containing fewer amino acids than proteins.
Peptides and Skin Health
Peptide therapy can also improve skin health by allowing skin repair, improving firmness and skin elasticity. This is because peptides are the building blocks used to make proteins that create collagen and elastin in the body. Peptides may also stimulate melanin production, which gives the skin pigmentation and may help to protect against sun damage. Supplementing the body’s innate peptide production can assist in these processes and allow for better regeneration. Some of the more popular peptides target collagen regeneration, while creatine peptides focus on muscle building, strength, and performance.
Healing with Peptide Therapy
Peptide therapy aims to restore the number of peptides in the body and accelerate cellular healing in the body. They are usually administered directly into the bloodstream via injection, though they can also be found in topical products, including skin care products. When receiving peptide therapy, many people experience a change in energy and an improvement in sleep after a few treatments spread out over a few weeks. Peptides can continue to benefit the body over longer periods of time, with the full effect of treatments seen with regular appointments over a 3–6-month period.
Benefits of peptide therapy may include the following:
- Speeds up healing
- Boosts and balances hormone levels
- Build muscle mass
- Promotes hair growth
- Lowers inflammation
- Improves muscle and joint pain
- Improves cognitive function and memory
- Enhances sexual function
- Improves sleep
- Supports the immune system
- Lowers the blood pressure
Considerations of Peptide Therapy
Peptide therapy is appropriate for people who want to better their health as a whole while targeting the body’s innate healing and regenerative responses. Peptides are well tolerated by the body and are of low risk of side effects. Therapeutic peptides come from various sources including plant and animal sources of eggs, milk, meat, soy, oats, fish, beans, lentils, wheat, flax and hemp seeds. For further information and/or to schedule a consultation with one of our highly experienced functional medicine doctors please contact Interactive Health Clinic at 425.361.7945 or visit www.InteractiveHealthClinic.com to learn more.