Peptides support anti-aging, healing, mood, libido, and the immune system.
Peptides are strings of amino acids, which are the “building blocks” of proteins. Peptides are found in every cell and tissue in the human body and perform a wide range of essential functions. Peptides are short-chain amino acids of two or more connected by a peptide bond. When there are 50 or more amino acids put together they then become proteins. Peptides have several functions in the body and are naturally occurring throughout the body. Peptides are categorized by how many amino acids make up the chain, their source, plant or animal, and their function in the human body. Peptides regulate the state of cells, telling them to work properly and begin to fix themselves. Peptides regulate gene activity, helping the body turn on good genes and turn off bad genes. Peptide bioregulators normalize protein synthesis, stopping the disease or age-related changes.
Collagen is a very popular peptide. Collagen in the body is what gives skin structure, strength, firmness, and smoothness. As we age, collagen production naturally slows. This decrease in collagen is what leads to visible signs of aging, like wrinkles. Collagen peptides are becoming more popular in creams and serums to target the visible signs of aging. Collagen can also be consumed as a beverage to slow collagen breakdown of the skin and improve collagen density.
Other peptides are becoming increasingly popular among anti-aging and functional medicine practitioners for a variety of uses, such as BPC-157. BPC stands for Body Protecting Compound, and is a favorite for those looking to heal soft tissue injuries. BPC is 15-chain amino acid peptide located in the human gastric juice. It has been shown to accelerate wound healing, including tendon-to-bone and ligament damage. In addition, this peptide has been used to heal the gut lining, as well as decrease and reverse gut damage from inflammatory bowel syndrome.
Another one of my favorites is the CJC 1295 combined with Ipamorelin. These two peptides signal the body to produce growth hormone, the hormone of youth. As early as 30 growth hormones begin to decline. CJC is a GHRH (growth hormone-releasing hormone) and Ipamorelin is a GHRP (growth hormone-releasing peptide). These two can be independently or together. These peptides have anti-aging effects and can be used to enhance muscle strength and enhance fat loss.
Are peptides safe?
Yes, peptides are safe. The technology of peptides is not new. Research on peptides and the development of peptides has been around since the 1970s. Many peptides are viewed as an alternative therapy and are not FDA approved, so there are concerns about their safety. The concern around peptides should be where one is sourcing peptides. At Natural Bio Health we only partner with pharmacies that abide by the highest standards of operations and produce the highest quality natural products.
Are there side effects?
There are very few side effects from taking peptides. Because some peptides are administered by injection there is the possibility of irritation and pain at the injection site.
Natural Bio Health Peptides.
Our wellness team will provide peptide recommendations based on your specific needs. At Natural Bio Health we offer peptides which can support anti-aging, mood, libido, and immune system. Like all treatments, peptides work best when paired with a healthy diet and exercise.
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Author: Ashley Johnson, APRN, NP-C
Natural Bio Health Wellness Team