People have been touting the benefits of peptides as the new miracle cure to hack your life — so what’s the hype? From healing sports injuries to weight loss to anti-aging treatments, we see peptides being recommended for a variety of uses to add vitality to your life.
So what are peptides exactly? They are small chains of amino acids that our bodies use to synthesize necessary proteins like collagen. People supplement their bodies’ natural production of various proteins for a number of reasons — and different bioactive peptides can be administered depending on the goals of treatment.
There are 20 naturally occurring amino acids that can be combined into an immense variety of different molecules. And studies have shown that bioactive peptides have the potential to help lower high blood pressure, reduce inflammation, improve immune function, and more! So how do you know which peptides might be right for you? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular compounds and their therapeutic uses.
THYMOSIN BETA-4 IMMUNE ENHANCER
Thymosin Beta-4 has a number of important functions in the immune system. It stimulates the production of T cells that fight off infections and aid in the development of plasma cells to produce antibodies. It also plays a major role in tissue repair — helping to heal damage, reduce inflammation, and regulate cell migration to an area of injury. It is often prescribed as a treatment for acute injury, surgical repair, and senior athletes.
THYMOSIN ALPHA 1
Thymosin Alpha 1 is one of the most potent peptides to activate the immune system. It inhibits viral replication, stimulates stem cells, and aids in the production of new immune cells, helping to kill bacteria, fungal, and viral infections. Studies have shown Thymosin Alpha 1 to improve immune function to treat a range of diseases — and it’s most commonly used for the treatment of age or disease related immune suppression.
Not only does Sirolimus reduce the visible signs of aging — it can also add vitality to your life as you get older. Sirolimus, also known as rapamycin, helps to control cell growth, promote normal tissue function, delay the onset of age‐related pathology, and diminish the progression of age‐related disorders. When it comes to this peptide, anti-aging starts from the inside out!
Ipamorelin Acetate is a Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide that stimulates the pituitary gland within the body to release natural growth hormone to help you look and feel younger. As we age, our hormone levels fluctuate which can cause an imbalance — often resulting in loss of energy, increased irritability, sleeplessness, memory problems, and low sex drive. Using this peptide on its own or in conjunction with hormone replacement therapy can help restore an optimal balance of your hormone levels and improve your overall quality of life.
TESAMORELIN – GH RELEASING HORMONE
Tesamorelin is a Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone that can help increase protein synthesis and offer a number of cognitive benefits. It has been shown to have nootropic effects and may improve cognitive function for healthy seniors and patients with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
PT-141 can be used to treat sexual dysfunction in both males and females. It provides libido-enhancing effects and improves both erectile dysfunction in men and sexual arousal disorder in women. Best of all, it works within minutes to hours of treatment!
MOTS-C is a mitochondrial-derived peptide that is primarily used for fat loss, muscle building, and improved physical performance. It has also been shown to give you more energy, greater resistance to metabolic stress, and decreased insulin resistance.
CJC-1295 is a Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone that produces an effect most closely resembling the natural, physiological release of Growth Hormone. It promotes fat loss, protein synthesis, and muscle growth — and, when combined with Ipamorelin, has been shown to be effective at reducing recovery time after injuries.
AOD9604 is a peptide that regulates how the body metabolizes fat. It stimulates lipolysis, the breakdown of fats and lipids — and inhibits lipogenesis, the formation of fat in the body. But researchers have found that the benefits of this peptide go beyond fat loss. It also contains various other regenerative properties that may benefit people with Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Hypercholesterolemia, worn cartilage, and bone damage.
5-Amino-1MQ is a peptide that functions to block the activity of an enzyme called nicotinamide N-methyltransferase — thereby increasing your basal metabolic rate, reversing and preventing diet-induced obesity. It also activates a gene called SIRT1 — known as the longevity gene — which has been shown to reduce your risk of diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis and other forms of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, liver disease, neurodegeneration, and even cancer.
Sermorelin is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring substance that can significantly promote the synthesis and release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland. It was created to promote weight loss and fight the effects of aging by stimulating the growth of new muscles, tissue, and synapses in the brain. It has also been shown to have a number of other benefits — including reduction in body fat, improved energy, accelerated wound healing, higher bone density, better skin, increased vitality, strength, endurance, and MORE!
GHK-Cu is a naturally occurring copper complex that has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that aid wound healing, attract immune cells, stimulate collagen synthesis, and promote blood vessel growth. It’s also known for reducing oxidative damage to tissues post injury — removing damaged/scarred tissues and generating healthy new ones.
BPC-157 is a peptide made up of 15 amino acids. It has been shown to heighten the healing of tendons, muscles, nervous system cells, and ligaments by increasing blood flow back to the site of injury. It’s especially effective for sprains, tears, and soft tissue damage.
STRESS & SLEEP
DSIP (aka Delta Sleep Inducing Peptide) has been classified as a peptide neuromodulator — because it is found in the brain and can easily cross the blood-brain barrier. It increases delta waves in the brain — and at low doses it can promote better, deeper, more restful sleep. It has also been shown to help mitigate various pain conditions, drug and alcohol withdrawal, and to exhibit a pronounced stress protective action with a decrease in stress-induced metabolic disorders.
As you can see there are a number of ways that peptides can improve your health and vitality — from weight loss to wound healing and beyond. Are you ready to give one of these treatments a try?
Harness the power of peptides to level up your life! Contact R3 Health for a no-obligation consultation today!