What is Peptide Therapy ?
A peptide pertains to a short chain of amino acids which are linked together. To date, more than 7,000 naturally-occurring peptides were identified. In the human body, these small proteins commonly act as the signaling molecule. These bind to receptors on the surface of cells and then tell the other molecules and cell what to do.
Peptide therapy , also known as the use of peptides in treatments has significantly gained increased popularity in recent years. This is because peptides are very specific and also safe and well tolerated. Started in January 2015, there are more than 60 FDA-Approved peptide medications in the US. About 140 peptide medications are under evaluation in the clinical trials and around 500 pre-clinical developments.
Majority of these drugs are administered intra-dermally. However, these can also come in transdermal creams, oral tablets, and nasal sprays forms.
What Conditions are Addressed by Peptide Therapy?
Since peptides are numerous and are variable in structures, the effects are wide-ranging and varied. A known class of peptides is known as Growth Hormone Secretagogues and trigger the secretion of one’s very own and natural hGH in his or her body. Peptides are also proven to be ultimately useful in treating age-related conditions, obesity, osteoporosis, and chronic inflammatory diseases. Peptides also have various advantages over the traditional hGH administration.
Another known type of peptide drug is comprised of a portion of the hGH molecule responsible for the death of fat cells. This is also an effective drug that fights obesity. Aside from preventing inflammation, this peptide drug results in increased lean muscle mass and reduced body fat.
Also, a particular type of peptide drug is being used to prevent skin cancer using increasing melanin in a person’s skin resulting in darkening effects which mimic quality suntan. This particular peptide is also known to boost sex drive and improve lean muscles.
Would You Benefit from This Peptide Therapy?
Peptide therapy includes many different drugs with diverse effects that range from tissue repair and immune modulation to muscle building and fat loss. Our center has seen positive results in those patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, CFS, fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, and many other health conditions. Speak to a patient representative or contact a physician at 877 508-1177 to know if peptide therapy is suitable for you or not.
Thymosin Alpha-1 (T a 1)
This peptide or small protein is comprised of 28 amino acids and is known to be naturally produced by the thyroid glands. The thymus is situated behind the sternum and located between the lungs. This is actually where the immune cells or the T-cells mature and released triggered to do so by the T a 1 peptide.
The T a 1 has profound effects in the immune system. This is also the active ingredient found in Zadaxin which is used in treating Hepatitis C and B. This was also recognized for its ability to boost and support the immune system which has been suppressed by the chemotherapy in cancer patients.
T a 1 Also Supports Essential Immune Cells
T a 1 specifically enhances the function of immune cells known as Dendritic cells and T cells. This is essential for those suffering from an infection and depressed immune system since these white cells play a crucial role in the defense process of the body. For instance, T cells come in two known forms; the helper and the killer T cells. The killer T cells hunt down and destroy our cells in the body that are cancerous or are infected by viruses or bacteria while the helper cells work with the immune system cells in orchestrating and carrying out the right immune responses.
Dendritic cells are also important cells in the defense system of the body. These gather information about the presence of cancerous cells and infection and communicate these with T cells. The T cells will then act to eradicate unhealthy cells and stop cancer growth and infection. T a 1 exhibits antifungal and antibacterial properties are suppressing tumor growth, increasing vaccine effectiveness and protecting from oxidative damages.
Infection & T α 1
Studies have demonstrated that people fighting infection have a lower level of T α 1 and much-suppressed numbers of T cell numbers compared to healthy individuals. This is tricky, as ideal immune function is essential to recuperation from the disease. Supplementation with T α 1 has great potential for extraordinary therapeutic advantage for patients experiencing autoimmune disease or infection.
Aside from its use in the treatment of Hepatitis, cancer, and AIDS, T α 1 has demonstrated extraordinary guarantee in the treatment of Lyme disease. This is obvious when one considers the huge role that the immune system plays in fighting the disease.
T α 1 helps the immune system in locating and eradicating infected cells and Lyme bacteria while preventing oxidative damage and in this manner decreasing inflammations and ensuring a better quality of life in the course of treatments.
Administration and Side Effects
The T α 1 peptide can be directed using subcutaneous injection. T α 1 was found out to be exceptionally safe, and there were no reported side effects related to the administration. It was approved and endorsed in more than 37 nations for the treatment of hepatitis B, C, and as an aide to chemotherapy and different vaccines.
Thymosin Beta 4
This is also called TB4 and viewed as the predominant thymosin form in the body. Thymosin Beta 4 is commonly found in higher concentrations in blood cells and wound tissue involved in common clotting emphasizing its imperative role in the process of healing. Recent studies revealed that the very first gene to be regulated after injury is TB4 gene. As the human body begins the process of recovery, the Thymosin Beta 4 assists in the creation of the newest vessels in the injured spot.
Supplementing with Thymosin Beta 4
Discovering the role of Thymosin Beta 4 during the immune regulation process has led to its utilization as a significant therapeutic agent. TB4 has also been utilized in the treatment of HIV, AIDS, colds, influenza and other infections. It has been used in managing different inflammatory conditions and also part of treatment following a heart attack because of its neuroprotective and cardio effects.
Thymosin Beta 4 has been utilized at our facility with a great deal of ultimate success in patients experiencing Lyme disease or different inflammatory and infectious conditions. TB4 is highly tolerated and hasn’t been found to trigger critical reactions.
Growth Hormone Secretagogues or GHSs
This is a widely known class of peptides that incorporate a few therapeutics that invigorate hGH secretion. Every peptide changes marginally as far as a mechanism of actions and structure. In this way, a specific peptide might be favored relying upon the patient’s desired results and health status.
This specific peptide delivers therapeutic benefits like those of the hGH. CJC 1295 pertains to Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone or GHRH analog. As such, it is a particle that fills indistinguishable purpose as GHRH—the hormone which invigorates the anterior pituitary to discharge hGH. But unlike the GHRH, which has a half-life of just minutes after administration of IV, CJC 1295 can act in the human body for a more extended period because of its capacity to bind into protein in the blood known as the albumin and prevent degradation by some enzymes.
Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide (GHRP) 2 is a peptide therapeutic that mirrors the impacts of ghrelin also known as the “hunger hormone.” Ghrelin is a hormone that manages craving, metabolism and energy distribution. This is also known to stimulate hGH secretion by around 7 to 15 times, boosting meal initiation and increasing appetite while decreasing cholesterol and fat mass at the same time. The Growth Hormone releasing peptide is proven to be ideal for patients who are hyper-catabolic because of critical diseases like AIDS and cancer. Individuals have to note that GHRP 2 also increases levels of aldosterone, cortisol, and prolactin.
Just like the GHRP 2, this particular peptide is more potent growth hormone releaser and also acts as ghrelin receptors of the anterior pituitary. Similar to GHRP 2, this peptide results in increased production of growth hormone, increased body mass and also decreased adiposity.
This is a peptide derived from the GHRP 6 and was optimized to boost its metabolic stability. Just like the other GHSs, the hexarelin boosts the hGH production which results in increased skin elasticity, muscle mass, bone density and decreased fats in the body. Unlike other GHSs however, this peptide doesn’t lead to a substantial increase in the ghrelin and doesn’t cause similar appetite stimulation.
Ipamorelin is one of the outstanding among the many other GHSs because of its improved specificity. This peptide tends to generate similar increases in the secretion of growth hormone. The Ipamorelin is also known to be well-tolerated.
This peptide is a modified part of hGH that contains a portion of particle that’s believed to be in charge of the anti-obesity effects of hGHs. The peptide is known to promote fat-burning without actually increase blood sugar and the growth rate which was perceived with hGH itself. The AOD 9604 is widely regarded by the FDA as safe for chronic use, accepting Human GRAS status in the year 2014. Aside from being an anti-obesity peptide, the AOD 9604 tends to have highly favorable regenerative and cartilage repair properties most especially when partnered with the Peptide BPC-157.
This is the analog of an alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone, the hormone in charge of hair and skin pigmentation. This peptide does not just increase skin pigmentation, bringing about a significant tanner skin ton but also increases libido and stimulates effective fat loss. The aphrodisiac effects of Melanotan II were ultimately substantial to the point that it has become the basis of development of another peptide structured solely to address sexual and erectile dysfunction-Bremelanotide PT 141.
Bremelanotide PT 141 was created from Melanotan II, focusing on its aphrodisiac impacts. This peptide has shown substantial effects on libido, creating sexual excitement and arousal in men and women. It has also been very effective when it comes to treating erectile dysfunction, even in men who have not reacted to other ED medications, like Viagara. This peptide is likewise ready to cross blood-brain-barrier, avoiding the vascular system and acting at the level of the Central Nervous System. This property gives Bremelanotide the advantage over traditional erectile dysfunction drugs, which can lower blood pressure to risky level. This peptide can be used as nasal spray making its use discreet and convenient.
Follistatin 344 and 315
These types of peptides are known inhibitors of a protein called myostatin. This Myostatin is emitted by the muscle cells and works to hinder new muscle fiber development basically, and consequently, lean muscle mass development. Truth is people who have mutations in the gene coding for such protein have more enhanced strength and muscle mass essentially. Follistatin peptides administration can have enhanced muscle strength and mass, and proven to be helpful in patients experiencing muscle-wasting sicknesses or those who encounter difficulties in gaining muscles.
SARMs S4 and S22
SARMs are specific androgen receptor modulators. These androgens are naturally-occurring hormones like the testosterone which is known to control the maintenance and development of male sex attributes. SARMs deliver anabolic steroids benefits such as increased muscle strength and mass, increased bone density, fat loss, increased libido and more without side effects.
MGF represents Mechano Growth Factor—a type of peptide that is derived from the insulin-like grow factor-1 (IGF-1). This plays a vital role in great childhood development. MGF also has the capacity to encouraging growth and repair of wasted tissue through muscle stem cells activation. This, therefore, increases protein synthesis needed for ultimate tissue growth.
Cerebrolysin, also referred to as FPE 1070—is an artificial Nootropic drug. These drugs have that boost ore enhanced cognitive functions, for example, creativity, motivation and memory, imagination, and inspiration in generally healthy people. It has also been found out that Cerebrolysin can also improve metabolic activities for brain tissues, protects neurons from very harmful substances and more.