Peptide Therapy is an adjunct to Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
What Are Peptides?
Peptides are the newly emerging science of cell signaling amino acid sequences (less than 50 amino acids, a small protein), effecting our neuro, endocrine, and immune systems. Our body naturally produces peptides. They bind to receptors on the cell surface and tell other cells and molecules what to do. There are over 7000 known peptides in our bodies, and all these different peptides have a wide range of functions.
What Is Peptide Therapy?
Peptide therapy is the targeted use of peptides to produce a specific reaction in the body. While our bodies do naturally produce peptides, the production of peptides in individuals can vary greatly, and we generally see a decline in our body’s 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. Peptides are typically administered through the skin as a subcutaneous injection. They can also be compounded in the form of transdermal creams, nasal sprays, and oral tablets.
Who May Benefit From Peptide Therapy?
Peptide therapies have a wide range of benefits. They are useful in the treatment of age-related conditions, osteoporosis, obesity, sarcopenia (loss of muscle), chronic inflammatory diseases, and dementia. They are useful for enhancing skin health, hair growth, sex drive, and healing gut issues.
Is Peptide Therapy Safe?
Peptide therapy is safe, effective treatment without major side effects. So, if the benefits mentioned above sound appealing to you, consider talking to Dr. Gagnon about peptide therapy. Many peptides have been approved by the FDA allowing them to be utilized for medical trials and use.