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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 therapies. When used as a regular supplement or therapy, 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 therapy for an effective and comprehensive 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.

Peptide FAQs

What are peptides?

Peptides are amino acids typically linked in 2-50 chains placed together in different sequences that allow us to elicit a specific response in the body when administered. Peptides are the building blocks of proteins but may be much easier for the body to absorb. Bioactive and hormone peptides are typically placed together in 2-20 chains and can be taken orally, subcutaneously, or intramuscularly to improve things like inflammation, aging, muscle tone, tissue repair, immunity, and cognitive health. Each patient receives a one on one consult with a provider to determine with peptides are best for their needs.

Are peptides illegal?

Peptides are not illegal, however some professional sports organizations like the MLB, NFL, NHL ban many of these substances due to their contribution to enhancing sports performance.

How do peptides help muscle?

The amino acids in peptides are building blocks of proteins that help to build and repair muscle. Peptides can increase the rate of muscle repair and growth, prevent muscle spasms, improve muscle tone, increase endurance and strength, and promote the growth of new blood vessels.

Do peptides have any side effects?

The administration of peptides may cause mild side effects such as redness or irritation at the injection site, nausea, and headache. These side effects are rare but possible.

How are peptides injected?

Peptides can be injected Intramuscularly into the muscle or subcutaneously into the tissue. Each peptide has a different set of administration instructions so it is important to seek counsel from your medical provider before use.

How do I get a prescription for peptides?

In order to get a prescription for peptides from a compounding pharmacy, a provider must write you a script. It is important to schedule a consult with a medical provider to see which peptide is best for you and the safest way to administer it. We can often optimize your regimen to make sure you are getting the best results.

How do I inject peptides?

Peptides can be injected by the patient in the comfort of your own home. Typically peptides are injected subcutaneously into the abdomen or flank, or intramuscularly into the deltoid or gluteus muscle. Injections can also be made nearest an injury or joint as recommended by your health care professional.