A peptide is a short chain of amino acids linked together. Peptide therapy is the use of these amino acid chains to help treat a variety of medical conditions and promote optimal health and well-being. Peptides are very specific in their structures and functions and have the unique ability to affect several different traits simultaneously such as improved growth hormone production as well as sexual vitality.
When applied as creams, nasal sprays, oral tablets or intradermally they act to signal other cells and molecules to tell them what to do.
Peptide therapy began in the 1920s with the use of insulin, the first peptide therapy. But in recent years there been enormous gains in the development and popularity of many new peptides.
Currently, there are over 150 peptides in development or use today and over 70 FDA approved peptide medications. The newer peptide therapies have been an exciting major breakthrough, providing supportive treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.
As one example, the “growth hormone secretagogues” are unique peptides which stimulate the pituitary‘s natural production of growth hormone. This helps increase lean muscle mass, decrease body fat, reduce chronic inflammation and noticeably improves libido and sexual functioning for many men and women.
Anti-aging peptides for brain and cognitive support are also available. These help prevent inflammation, loss of brain function and accelerated aging and can improve mental clarity and cognitive functioning.
Peptides are truly a class of treatment at the forefront of Anti-aging therapies and should be considered in any program designed for optimal health and well-being.