Peptides are naturally occurring biological materials that bind amino acids together to form molecules. When a molecule is composed of 2-50 amino acids, it is considered a peptide, whereas a molecule consisting of more than 50 amino acids is a protein. These short chains of amino acids are found throughout the body and are utilized as hormones to signal specific essential functions.

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Since peptides are found throughout the body, it is no surprise that when disordered, they can create ripples of effects across multiple systems. For example, peptides are responsible for functions such as digestion, metabolism, weight loss, sexual desire, inflammation, neuropathy, and a myriad of age-related conditions. Peptide therapy can aid in treating these conditions by mimicking the naturally-occurring peptides, which elicits particular desired responses. Since therapeutic peptides are not introducing anything your system isn’t already familiar with, they are easily synthesized by the body. Typically, peptides are created from animal or plant protein sources such as eggs, milk, meat, soy, oats, flaxseed, hemp seed, and wheat. 

Peptides can: 

  • Slow down aging by stimulating collagen production
  • Improve wound healing
  • Prevent age-related bone loss
  • Build muscle strength and mass
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Decrease formation of blood clots
  • Act as antioxidants
  • Improve immune function
  • And more!

For questions about peptides for general wellness or to schedule an appointment, please call Alpha Care Wellness Center at (817) 550-6332 today!