In recent years, the use of peptides in healthcare has grown and is now widely available as a treatment option for numerous conditions. At Balanced Health Medical Center, we are always researching new advances in medicine to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care. As such, we are proud to offer peptide therapy to our patients as a method of improving their overall health, wellness, and quality of life.
What are peptides?
Peptides are the building blocks of proteins and are composed of amino acids that work to regulate a variety of biological functions and processes. These naturally occurring peptides act as signaling molecules within the body and instruct other cells and molecules on what functions to perform.
There are over 7,000 known peptides within the human body and though some may be similar each is responsible for facilitating a different response and action within the body. Some common functions of peptides include providing pain relief, aiding in soft tissue repair, accelerating healing processes, promoting weight loss and lean muscle gain, reversing symptoms of sexual dysfunction, and improving hormone production and cognitive function.
The unique property of peptides can be harnessed and used to treat specific conditions; this treatment process is known as peptide therapy.
What is peptide therapy?
Though our bodies naturally produce peptides, the production of peptides can vary greatly by individual and as we age, the number and quality of peptides within the body may decline.
Peptide therapy refers to restoring the number of peptides to stimulate cellular regrowth systems within the body as a treatment option for specific conditions. Peptides are typically administered directly into the bloodstream through subcutaneous injections, but may also be applied as topical creams, nasal sprays, or oral forms.
This form of treatment can be entirely customized to the patient’s unique needs and goals. By using this targeted method, we can produce a specific reaction in the body and treat a variety of conditions.
What are the benefits of peptide therapy?
As stated above, peptide therapy is an extremely unique treatment option that can be used to treat a variety of concerns. Some of the benefits of peptide therapy can include but are not limited to the following:
- Accelerate healing processes
- Boost hormone levels
- Build muscle mass
- Decrease joint and muscle pain
- Enhance cognitive function and memory
- Help reverse symptoms of sexual dysfunction
- Improve sleep quality
- Increase levels of energy, stamina, and strength
- Lower blood pressure
- Promote healthy immune function
- Reduce signs of aging
- Stimulate hair growth
Why should I consider peptide therapy?
Since peptides are naturally found throughout the body, it is no surprise that when disordered, they can create ripples of effects across multiple systems that may affect other bodily functions such as your digestion, metabolism, weight loss, sexual desire, inflammation, neuropathy, and a myriad of age-related conditions.
Peptide therapy can aid in treating these conditions by mimicking your body’s own peptides, which elicit a particular desired response. As peptides are naturally occurring and specific in function, they are well tolerated within your body with minimal to no side effects of treatment. Generally, peptides used in therapy are crafted from animal or plant protein sources such as eggs, milk, meat, soy, oats, flaxseed, hemp seed, and wheat.
If any of the benefits mentioned regarding peptide therapy sound appealing to you, consider scheduling an appointment to talk to your doctor about the benefits of peptide therapy. A consultation with our team is the best way to ensure you find the right treatment option for your lifestyle and goals. For more information on peptide therapy and how we can help you, contact Balanced Health Medical Center at (240) 389-5734.