Peptide therapy is a new development in medicine that uses the body’s own amino acids to promote healing and wellness. We give you the rundown on what it is and how it can help improve your health here, so keep reading to find out more.
All About Peptide Therapy
What Peptides Are
Peptides are short-chained amino acids that act as the body’s messengers. They transmit message signals from one cell to another and control:
- Responses to various stimuli like pain and hot/cold
- Body processes like digestion, blood circulation, and breathing
- Release of certain hormones
There are over 7,000 kinds of peptides in your body. Each has its own function.
About Peptide Therapy
Peptide therapy is the act of supplementing more peptides in the body to induce a certain process. Because peptides control many bodily functions, you can target a particular process depending on what you need them for.
Most peptide therapies come in shots, but you can also receive it through pills, creams, or nasal sprays.
Conditions that Benefit from Peptide Therapy
You can manage a variety of health conditions and biological functions through peptide therapy, like:
1. Promoting Weight Loss
Peptides can suppress hunger signals and increase the energy you use at rest. It also helps with keeping blood lipid and insulin levels in check.
2. Building More Muscle
Some peptides can stimulate the release of human growth hormones (hGH) and promote muscle building. They can also improve testosterone levels in men by converting cholesterol to pregnenolone.
Apart from that, it also helps in releasing insulin growth factor (IGF-1), which helps you lose fat and sleep better at night.
3. Boosting the Immune System
Peptides protect the body from foreign organisms. This is especially great for those living with autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and ankylosing spondylitis.
4. Increasing Sexual Performance
Peptide therapy can help increase sex drive and treat erectile dysfunction (ED). It’s recommended for men who don’t respond to conventional ED treatments like Viagra.
5. Recovering from Surgery and Injuries
Certain peptides help in healing from injuries or major surgery. They promote blood clotting, reduce overall inflammation, and promote tissue healing and repair.
These are just some of the ways that peptide therapy can benefit your health. To learn more about peptide therapy, book an appointment online with Dr. Ignacio Guzman, MD at North Fresno Primary Care today or call 559-258-0686.
Are you interested in peptide therapy? Call our office to schedule an appointment today.