Peptide treatment has gained traction in recent years for several reasons. Some of it stems from the spotlight in sports (some peptides promote growth which is why they are banned in sport), but some of it comes from the overall interest in health and wellness. There are a variety of peptide therapy options for weight loss, medical weight loss, hormone replacement, anti-aging and more. Generally, the peptides are administered through injections that are easy and pain free to perform at home.
The most popular peptides used include: CJC 1295, GHRP 2, Hexarelin, Ipamorelin, and Semax. These peptides can aid in reducing body fat, stimulating growth hormones, improving sleep, boosting libido, decreasing joint and muscle pain, increasing energy levels and more. They can also be used to help with anxiety and depression, improve skin health and reduce inflammation.
As mentioned above, peptides are a string of amino acids that work as one of the building blocks for protein. The human body naturally produces these peptides, but sometimes the levels may become low due to age and diet. During peptide therapy, the patient’s physician will prescribe and administer these peptides in a way that best suits their individual needs.
There is no set timeline for how long it will take to begin seeing results from peptide therapy, but most clients will notice some of the benefits within a month or two. They will then continue with regular treatments in order to maintain the positive effects.