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What are Peptides?

Peptides are chains of amino acids, similar to proteins. They can be naturally occurring or synthesized and can be used as a therapy regimen on its own or paired with other regenerative treatments. When used as a regular supplement or treatment, they can help boost your body’s internal processes without the invasiveness and cost of certain procedures or surgeries.

What Can Peptides Treat?

With the right approach, peptides can stimulate different components of the body which assist in things like immune system regulation, tissue repair, and neuroprotection. Additionally, they can slow down aging, promote bone healing, improve wound healing, and can even assist in regulating insulin.  Some studies have shown that peptides have the ability to function as immunomodulating agents. Immunomodulating agents are substances that can suppress or stimulate the immune system and may help combat cancer, infection, or other diseases. Peptides function by either stopping the immune response or causing the immune response to generate tolerance. In cancer therapy, peptide epitopes are used to help train the body to recognize and fight cancer cells both systematically and locally. They can also be used for autoimmune conditions, such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and IBD.

What Types of Peptides Are Offered?

Here are a few examples of some of the most popular peptides offered. 

Thymosin Alpha-1

Consisting of 28 amino acids, this protein plays a vital role in controlling immunity, inflammation, and tolerance. It manages immune and inflammatory responses by augmenting T-cell function, making it an effective option for managing long-term conditions and autoimmune disorders.

Thymosin beta 4

This protein consists of 43 amino acids and is effective at promoting healing in damaged areas like tendons, ligaments, heart, skin, muscles, and eyes. It also has extremely potent anti-inflammatory properties, making it a good option for injuries and inflammation caused by certain conditions. It has even demonstrated an ability to improve function with multiple sclerosis and its symptoms.

BPC-157

Made with 15 amino acids, this option is a body protection compound (BPC) isolated from human gastric fluids. It has shown promise in accelerating wound healing of different types of injuries to the musculoskeletal system. Additionally, it can be an effective way to prevent problems with the organs like ulcers, irritable bowel, IBD, and Crohns symptoms as well as heal wounds and skin burns at a faster rate.

Amlexanox

Amlexanox is a metabolic peptide that has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. It can be used to treat ulcers and inhibit histamine release, as well as boost weight loss and improve insulin use. When paired with your weight loss regimen, it can help you feel fuller and improve how your body uses fat for energy.

MOTS-C

A peptide including 16 amino acids, this option can regulate metabolic functions to improve your body’s ability to turn glucose into usable energy. This means it has the potential to help manage conditions like type 2 diabetes or obesity. This in turn helps the body to heal wounds and increase blood flow throughout your body more efficiently. 

What Can I Expect?

Peptides can come in many different forms, like injections, nasal sprays, or capsules. During a consultation with our team, we’ll discuss the best options for you based on your symptoms, medical history, and health goals. 

Peptide therapy is a great option for anyone looking to boost their immune system, fight autoimmune diseases, promote anti-aging, expedite and promote tissue repair, protect nerve and brain tissue, improve cognition and memory, and fight and prevent illness. They can even be used together or even paired with stem cell treatment for an effective treatment plan. 

Schedule a Consultation

Peptide therapy can be an effective way to improve your body’s functions without hassle or downtime. To learn more about our options for regenerative medicine, we invite you to contact our Kirkland office by calling or filling out our online form.