Peptides are one increasingly popular treatment option in regenerative medicine. With the right approach, they have the potential to rewrite body chemistry and produce a wide variety of positive trends in the body. A number of peptides have been approved by the FDA, so here’s what to know about peptides and how they can help your treatment approach.
What are Peptides?
Peptides are chains of amino acids. They’re linked together in a specific process to produce a protein. The body uses these proteins as signaling molecules facilitating the cell-to-cell communication and allowing the body to switch certain cell functions on or off. This property can be harnessed and used to trigger specific therapeutic effects. Some peptides are naturally occurring and others can be artificially synthesized in the laboratory.
What is Peptide Therapy?
While our bodies naturally produce peptides, the production of peptides in individuals can vary greatly. We generally see a decline in our bodies’ production of peptides as we age. This is where peptide therapy comes in.
Peptide therapy is the targeted use of peptides to produce a specific reaction in the body. The peptides we prefer to focus on are Thymosin beta-4, which accelerates wound healing and increases metastatic potential of tumor cells. A peptide called Thymosin alpha-1 can modulate the immune system and is used for the treatment of various diseases. Another peptide we focus on is BPC-157, which heightens the healing of many different types of tissue like tendons, muscles, and the nervous system.
Cerebrolysin is another peptide that is being used more often because of its ability to enhance certain brain functions. When used in treatment, cerebrolysin has been proven to improve short and long term memory, enhance creativity, and increase motivation.
Benefits of Peptide Therapy
Peptide therapy is a safe and effective treatment option that doesn’t have any major side effects. Peptide therapy is not a magic therapy for all ailments, but it does help significantly with many different conditions and symptoms. It works best in conjunction with other treatments you may be receiving currently. It’s a good way to improve your overall wellness without trying different treatments and having to go through extensive procedures. At its most basic, it’s a simple way to get healthier with benefits like wound healing, treatment for diseases, better sleep, increase in muscle mass, weight loss, increased sex drive, overall improved mood, and a slowed aging process.