Although new to the United States, peptide therapy has been around for several years and has been used by other countries to aid in healing. Peptides are chains of 2-50 amino acids that can be linked together in specific ways to form a protein. Think of letters being amino acids, a peptide being a word, and a sentence being a protein. In the human body, proteins are responsible for switching certain cellular functions off and on. Therefore, peptide therapy is used to trigger certain cell functions in order to produce a specific reaction in the body. There are many different benefits of peptide therapy and here are the top reasons why to give it a try:
Since peptide therapy uses peptides, which are naturally-occurring substances in the body, it is considered to be generally safe and has been approved by the FDA for medical use. It is also one of the few medical treatments that does not require you to put unnatural substances in your body. This also means that peptide therapy has no major side effects.
Helps with Anti-Aging
One particular peptide known as Epitalon, is used to increase the telomeres in cells. These telomeres shorten with age, so lengthening them helps to promote longevity and certain regenerative processes.
Can Treat Various Conditions
Another main benefit of peptide therapy is that it is highly versatile and can be used to treat a range of different medical conditions. This is because there are different peptides that can be used in peptide therapy. Peptide therapy is commonly used to treat conditions such as osteoporosis, degenerative diseases, obesity, autoimmune disease, chronic inflammation, aging, neurological disorders, and sleep disorders.
Many medical treatments are intended to treat the condition, rather than the patient. However, peptide therapy can easily be customized so that it meets your individual needs. This is primarily because peptides only affect specific tissues and cells, so your doctor can help you determine the best treatment to address your concerns. To determine which peptides will work best for you, your doctor will perform an exam, ask you about your symptoms, and discuss your medical history.
Can be Used as a Supplemental Treatment
If you are already receiving treatment for a specific medical condition, you may wonder if peptide therapy is right for you. Luckily, peptide therapy can be used in coordination with most other medical treatments without any adverse effects. However, you will need to discuss any treatments you will be receiving while having peptide therapy so your doctor can be sure peptide therapy is right for you.
Avoids the Need for Invasive Medical Treatments
No one enjoys undergoing invasive or repetitive medical treatments. With peptide therapy, the peptides are delivered in minimally invasive ways. These include subcutaneous injection, through a skin patch, sublingually, as a nasal spray, or as a capsule. The exact method will depend upon the peptide being used and personal preference, in some cases.
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