Peptides are molecules made up of a chain of 2-50 amino acids in length. These molecules have numerous functions in the body but act primarily as cell messengers, binding to the cell membrane and sending messages in to the nucleus (or “brain”) of the cell. These messages can effect the cell’s behavior and help coordinate its activity with other cells.
Peptide treatments have been widely used in Europe and Asia for decades and are now available in the U.S. through compounding pharmacies and are used by medical practitioners for specific conditions. They have been shown to be of significant benefit for:
- Immune disorders and infections
- Injury to muscles and joints
- Sexual dysfunction
- Anxiety and Attention Deficit Disorder
- Weight loss
- Skin and hair support
Peptides are rapidly effective and have few side effects, when compared to standard medications. They also have few interactions with medications. Peptides are available with a practitioner’s prescription from a specialty compounding pharmacy.
We have noted peptides to be beneficial and safe treatments, providing our practitioners with new tools to assist their patients in finding optimal health.