At To Your Health and Wellness, LLC we have recently incorporated peptide therapies to our tools to improve health and wellness in our patient’s lives….
Peptide treatment for weight loss has been shown to accelerate the loss of that stubborn belly fat, increasing lean muscle mass and restore energy. Ipamorelin, CJC 1295 and Semorelin are our go to peptides for weight loss. They are available in injection form. We also use Ibutamoren, which is an oral peptide for optimum men’s health and to get the most out of your weight training! For most, these foreign terms. But, there is value in understanding what Peptides are and the benefits of peptides like Sermorelin, we’ll break it down for you here!
Let’s start with the basics of what peptides are and then dive into some questions that I often get pertaining to peptides for weight loss and anti-aging.
Peptides are made from amino acids and have many functions in the body. Peptides are chains of amino acids that improve cell signaling in the body. Most act like neurotransmitters, while some act like hormones. Many control and influence how our bodies react to diet and physical exercise.
Like many hormones, (such as testosterone which we have covered in the past) as we age, human growth hormone (HGH) production declines. After age 30, levels drop by over 1% each year. As a result, our bodies begin to show signs of aging, and cease to perform at an optimal level. Exogenous HGH use is not new, however, it has been linked with many unwanted side effects when injecting high doses of HGH.
Because peptides have the ability to boost your body’s own natural growth hormone production, (rather than the “old way” of injecting HGH directly), they are rapidly replacing “traditional” Human Growth Hormone therapy.
Some “main-stream” medical professionals will call peptide therapy “controversial”… Did you know… Currently, there are currently over 60 FDA approved peptides. In fact, insulin was the first peptide approved in the US! They are just marketed and labeled by pharmaceutical companies as “medicines” and you may not even know what you are actually taking is a peptide!
So, what can peptides do for you?
Peptides have dozens of uses but the most common uses are helping to build muscle and reduce fat, improve energy, improve sexual function and to reduce GI and musculoskeletal inflammation.
Most commonly, with peptide therapy, patients will report an improvement in:
Weight: Sermorelin, Ipamorelin and CJC 1295 can help to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. When combined with exercise, these peptides can improve lean muscle mass and help your body burn fat more efficiently. Sermorelin is highly effective at helping patients lose weight. These peptides are so effective at inducing weight loss because Human Growth Hormone stimulates the production of Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1). Higher levels of IGF-1 lead to higher levels of metabolism, which make it easier to lose weight more quickly when one controls calories (we’ll help you with that!). Higher levels of metabolism also provide the body with more energy and endurance for aerobic exercise.
Sleep: Peptides can help restore a normal sleep cycle. Abnormal sleep can completely disrupt your life with poor mental function, fatigue, mood changes and abnormal weight gain.
Athletic Recovery or Injury: Peptides have been shown to speed up and improve recovery from athletic performance or injury so that you can get back out there faster.
Improved Stamina: increased exercise tolerance and less requirement for rest
Surgical or injury healing: Peptide therapy has even been shown to improve healing after surgery, especially with surgeries involving bone, ligament, tendon and muscle.
Anti-Aging: Peptide therapy can make skin appear firmer or tighter and improve muscle fullness for a more youthful appearance and lifestyle
Basically, the most commonly prescribed peptides we use, are in combinations and function to naturally boost growth hormone for better CELLULAR recovery.
Other peptide benefits include:
– Increases development of lean muscle growth through the development of new muscle cells
– Reduced body fat through lipolysis (fat breakdown)
– Increased energy, strength, and stamina
– Strengthening of the immune system
– Improved regulation of other hormones
– Improved libido
– Increased natural Human Growth Hormone production
We would be happy to schedule a consultation and help you determine if peptide therapy is the right choice in your health wellness journey!