What Are Peptides?
Peptides are considered next-level therapies as they can maximize benefits of a healthy lifestyle and wellness plan. Peptides are chains of amino acids (building blocks of proteins) that are arranged in different combinations to positively impact tissues throughout the body. All living things utilize peptides to achieve and maintain homeostasis through appropriate cell signaling which promotes overall wellness. They are responsible for the performance of all tissues and crucial for metabolism, neurological health, immunity, gut function, energy, sexual health, and more.
What is Peptide Therapy?
Peptide therapy can be utilized orally, topically, or via injection to improve or repair function to aged, stressed, or otherwise damaged tissue using specially arranged chains of amino acids targeted for specific tissues to achieve desired outcomes. These amazing molecules allow us to treat many common challenges including:
- Cognitive challenges
- Sleep Disorders
- Energy Disorders
- Weight Challenges/Obesity/Metabolism
- Inflammatory Diseases/Autoimmune Conditions
- Injuries (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons)
- Gastrointestinal Disorders/Leaky Gut/Crohn’s/IBD
- Muscle Loss/Lack of Growth
- Bone Loss
- Sexual Challenges/Low Libido
What to expect in my consultation?
You will meet with our Nurse Practitioner Arielle Bennett who is certified in peptide therapy through the Academy for Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine (A4M) and a member of the International Peptide Society. She will discuss your challenges and desired outcomes to help you choose the right peptide therapy for you. She will also recommend lifestyle modifications and supplementation to help you optimize your results. Your peptides can be ordered the day of your consultation and shipped to you from a certified compounding pharmacy.
How Long Will It Take to See Results?
Depending on the peptide(s) prescribed along with lifestyle modifications, most people begin to see results within several weeks with most people achieving great results within three months and maximum results in six months.
Are Peptides Safe?
Peptide therapy provided by a practitioner certified in the proper use of peptides and ordered through a pharmacy who follows stringent protocols to ensure sterility and potency has been shown to be very safe. As with any therapy, some side effects exist and are client dependent. We create protocols to minimize any side effects such as injection site irritation or nausea that may be common with certain peptides for weight loss.
Are There Other Therapies Recommended With Peptides?
Yes, to achieve optimal results, diet, lifestyle, supplementation, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or other regenerative therapies such as platelet rich plasma or the O-shot may be recommended and are case dependent.