Peptides: Miraculous helpers for weight loss, energy, body sculpting, inflammation, sleep and more..
Peptides are becoming the absolute rage for anti-aging these days!
Being a practitioner who commonly utilizes them, I can say from direct experience that they are the 'bomb' for healthy, physiological changes.
The following are a list of the most important amino acid sequences (peptides) that are available:
The two most popular peptides which have been reformulated for weight loss come from hypoglycemic drugs.
Tirzepatide is a dual acting peptide which affects (GLP-1)) receptors as well as Glucagon Insulinotropic polypeptide ; The (GIP and the GLP-1 create a synergistic affect. When combined, this causes a reduced overall desire to eat; compared to Semaglutide (GLP-1) alone. Therefore, Tirzepatide is somewhat more potent and has better potential for affecting greater weight loss and blood glucose than (GLP-1) alone. Tirzepatide is given subcutaneously once weekly. Patients report far less hunger and early satiety ( secondary to delayed stomach emptying). Common side effects are constipation, loose stools and hypoglycemia.
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist peptide; it only works on the blood sugar receptor. It works to suppress the appetite as well.
Semaglutide is also given subcutaneously once weekly.
Side effects of Semaglutide are nausea and constipation.
You must see a health care practitioner to get either one prescribed.
Restoring youth with Secretagogue Peptides:
CJC-1295 is a growth hormone releasing hormone. It is highly effective in stimulating the secretion of your own (endogenous) growth hormone and IGF-1.
Attributes of growth hormone such as increase in vitality, strength, endurance, deep sleep and reduced exercise recovery are possible.
It is a subcutaneous daily (5 days/ week) injection.
It can take up to 6 weeks to experience an overall change; so be patient.
Side effects: redness at the injection site. Stop if this happens.
Another powerful peptide that also increases your own endogenous levels of growth hormone.
Ipamorelin can be used alone or combined with CJC-1295 to act synergistically.
Alone, it helps more with fat burning than CJC does. It also enhances fat burning somewhat better than CJC alone.
Other features are: reduced recovery time, builds muscle, increases bone density and boosts immune function.
Side effects: Too much energy!
Peptides that reduce inflammation & increase tissue / bone repair:
More like a natural occurring hormone from the gastric mucosa; BPC has an amazing ability to heal most all collagenous tissues in the body. Its' claim to fame is healing tendons, ligaments, muscle and bony tissues. Since it is secreted by the stomach tissue; it is also an amazing healer for the GI tract. It is mild growth hormone enhancer ; it does this by increased cellular proliferation.
BPC-157 is commonly used 5 days weekly and 2 days off.
Patients who require added peptides for tissue repair and pain will want to consider this peptide.
No side effects have been reported. Patients report overall less pain from arthritis and tissue injuries within 4-6 weeks.
Peptides that repair Skin and hair
This peptide has been studied for several of its attributes:
It has the potential to reset gene expression.
It may restore impaired cells, including carcinogenic and COPD cells.
GHK-Cu has been researched for the following functions:
- Reversal and tightening of the aging dermis.
- May restore the dermis barrier, hyperpigmentation and texture.
- May support tissue repair and mitigate inflammation.
- Helps to stimulate the follicle size
- Exerts antioxidant properties
This peptide is remarkably effective topically and when injected subcutaneously.
- No side effects have been reported.
Dosing is 20 units 5 times weekly (SQ); there is no limit with topical use.
This peptide can be used in combination with other peptides ; ask your practitioner to advise.
Restoration of several tissues and deep healing is now available to us with the help of peptides. They seem to be activating and signaling our cells and genome to turn on correct functioning again.
Turning back the hands of time by using peptides and living a correct lifestyle are now within reach. Utilizing peptides as an anti-aging program make a significant difference in the patient's quality of life.
CTH, FICT, Dipl. A4M