What are Peptides?
Peptides, similar to proteins, are short chains of amino acids that our body naturally produces. They act as signaling molecules within the body, instructing other cells and molecules on what functions to perform. There are over 7000 known peptides in our bodies, and all these different peptides have a wide range of functions, including immune system health, weight loss, improved cognitive function, and many more.
What is Peptide Therapy?
While our bodies do naturally produce peptides, the production of peptides in individuals can vary greatly, and we generally see a decline in our bodies’ production of peptides as we age. This is where peptide therapy comes in. Peptide therapy is the use of peptides in treatment to direct cells to perform the function specific to the peptide being used. Since our bodies naturally produce many kinds of peptides, there are many different types of peptide therapy, all of which are used to trigger a specific function within the body.
Benefits of Peptide Therapy?
With so many peptides out there, peptide therapies have a wide range of benefits, including weight loss, improved cognitive function, enhanced immune system, and many more. One specific peptide, known as Peptide CJC 1295, increases the production of an important growth factor in our bodies. The use of this peptide in treatment leads to fat loss, lean muscle growth, and better sleep. Peptides can improve the body’s ability to fight harmful viruses and bacteria.