Are you frustrated with your current daily life because of health related issues, but you are worried if there are treatment options that may be able to address your concerns? Do you wish you could heal yourself from the inside out? Peptide therapy is a treatment method that uses peptides, which are chains of amino acids, to treat specific concerns by encouraging cellular growth in particular concerns. Explore the benefits of this diverse treatment option during a consultation with our qualified team at Optimal Health & Wellness at our California location in Pasadena.
What Is Peptide Therapy?
Peptide therapy is treatment method that stimulates cellular regrowth systems. Peptides are made up of short amino acid chains, and they are able to attach to receptors on the surface of cells. This allows them to provide cells and molecules with instructions for specific actions.
Peptides are critical to facilitating body responses and actions, and they can be beneficial for treatments of specific concerns. This treatment allows for the direct targeting of a wide range of concerns as peptides are malleable in function.
Examples of some Peptides We Use:
Thymosin Alpha-1, or TA1 for short, is a vital peptide comprised of 28 amino acids that is naturally produced within the thymus gland. Located between the lungs and behind the sternum, the thymus is responsible for the maturation and release of T-cells, or important immune cells. T-cell production is vital to our health as they are able to detect and destroy foreign invaders.
TA1 has been recognized to have a significant effect towards the immune system, serving a very important role for anyone who may be diagnosed with a depressed immune system or an infection. This vital peptide has been observed to contain anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that can treat tumor growth, enhance vaccine efficacy, and preserve the body against oxidative damage.
Thymosin Beta 4
Thymosin Beta 4, or TB4, is the main variation of thymosin in the body. It’s generally found in high concentrations in wounded tissue as well as various blood cells that deal in clotting, playing a vital role in the healing process. If the body sustains an injury, TB4 contributes to the creation of newer, healthier vessels in the traumatized region. This peptide also contains anti-inflammatory properties that can alleviate inflammation from infections, Lyme disease, influenza, and much more.
Growth Hormone Secretagogues (GHS’s)
This special classification of peptides provides therapeutic properties that promote growth hormone secretion, each varying slightly in terms of structure and purpose. Some GHS’s include:
- CJC 1295 – This peptide provides similar benefits to that of human growth hormones. However, it is able to continuously benefit the body due to its ability to bond itself with proteins in the blood. This peptide also increase IGF-1, a vital growth factor, to promote weight loss, lean muscular growth, and greater sleep quality.
- Ipamorelin – This peptide distincts itself from others of its category. While it promotes growth hormone stimulation, it does not increase appetite. It does, however, enhance levels of other important peptides including cortisol, prolactin, acetylcholine, and aldosterone.
BPC-157 is a peptide chain comprised of a series of amino acids that derives from a protein protein located within the stomach. This peptide has been observed to alleviate stomach ulcers, intestinal trauma including inflammatory disorders and fistulas, while promoting greater bone and joint health and growth.
Melanotan II is a special peptide responsible for pigmentation within the hair and skin. Observed to not only enhance skin pigmentation, Melanotan II can also stimulate weight loss and enhance sexual drive.
Bremelanotide PT 141
Bremelanotide PT 141 is a unique peptide derived from Melanota II that can generate sexual libido in both women and men instantly with its administration. For men who have tried Viagra and other sexual enhancements, this peptide has been shown to be especially effective toward treating erectile dysfunction.
Epithalon is a peptide that can promote greater regulation of the cell cycle and activate the telomerase enzyme, providing a series of anti-aging benefits.
Pentosan polysulfate (PPS) is commonly used for the relief of osteoarthritis and interstitial cystitis. The mechanism of PPS action in osteoarthritis is multifactorial, with both stimulation of cartilage synthesis and aids in the prevention of cartilage breakdown. It works by stimulating the production of proteoglycans and collagen, which are essential components of cartilage. This can help to reduce inflammation, promote the growth of new cartilage, and prevent the breakdown of existing cartilage. In one study they found that Pentosan increases both the production and the molecular weight of hyaluronan. For interstitial cystitis, it helps restore the protective lining of the bladder by promoting the growth of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). GAGs are molecules that help to maintain the integrity of the bladder lining and reduce inflammation. PPS may also have an effect on improving blood flow and reducing the sensitivity of nerves in the bladder.
Tesamorelin is a synthetic hormone that mimics the effects of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH), increasing levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in both men and women. By binding to and stimulating GHRH receptors, it can reduce triglycerides and have nootropic effects. Clinical studies have demonstrated that Tesamorelin can reduce abdominal fat, decrease carotid intima-medial thickness (cIMT), and lower c-reactive protein (CRP) levels, and may also improve cognitive function in seniors and those at risk of Alzheimer’s disease with mild cognitive impairment.
Semaglutide is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes and long-term weight management by acting like human glucagon-like peptide-1 to increase insulin secretion and sugar metabolism. It helps the pancreas release the right amount of insulin when blood sugar levels are high, and may also reduce appetite and slow down digestion to promote weight loss. In a global study of nearly 2000 individuals with a BMI of 30 or greater, semaglutide injections were shown to result in weight loss as measured by percent change from baseline and achieving a 5% or greater reduction in body weight over 68 weeks, while adverse reactions may include gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation.
Tirzepatide is a medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Similar to semaglutide, it is a once-weekly subcutaneous injection. It combines the actions of two hormones, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP), which regulate glucose and appetite control in the body. Tirzepatide works by binding to the receptors of GLP-1 and GIP to increase insulin secretion, decrease glucagon release, slow down digestion, and promote weight loss. Clinical trials have shown that tirzepatide can significantly lower HbA1c, body weight, and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity.
What Can Peptide Therapy Be Used to Treat?
Peptide Therapy Benefits of this treatment method may include:
- Accelerated healing from surgery or wounds
- Better, deeper, more restful sleep
- Boost to healthy levels of growth hormones
- Decrease in cellulite
- Decrease in joint and muscle pain
- Fuller, volumized hair growth
- Improved bone density and health
- Improved mental functions
- Improved nail growth
- Improved workouts and recovery
- Increased levels of energy, stamina, and strength
- Increase in lean muscle growth via development of new muscle cells
- Increase of muscle mass, definition, and endurance
- More skin elasticity, reducing wrinkles
- Reduced body fat
- Stronger immune system
- Stronger sex drive
Peptide therapy is an extremely unique treatment, and a consultation with our team can help you understand its potential benefits.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Most healthy adults who are concerned about their overall health and wellness may be able to benefit from peptide therapy. As this treatment method only encourages specific cellular processes, it can be used to safely and effectively treat a variety of concerns for a range of people.
A consultation with our team in California is the best way to ensure this is the best treatment method to help enhance your healthy lifestyle as well as determine the best way to properly address your concerns.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Interested in learning more about the possibilities of Peptide Therapy Los Angeles? Contact us today at Optimal Health & Wellness and schedule your consultation! Our team proudly serves California with a location in Pasadena. We are committed to offering you diverse treatment options to help you live your healthiest life, and we look forward to helping you on your wellness journey!