Peptides are naturally occurring molecules made by the body. Peptides are made up of amino acids like proteins, but they are smaller than proteins. Peptides are used in the body as signaling molecules and can have powerful effects on many cellular processes. The first peptide to be used in medicine is insulin, which is still one of the most powerful drugs that exist today.
There are over 100 peptides with promising health benefits. The key is to choose the right ones at the right time. Peptides are considered natural because of their ability to harness the innate power of the body to heal itself. Peptides are quickly gaining fame for their potential anti-aging, performance, regenerative, repair, and metabolic benefits.
We are here to help you build optimal health through a personalized Anti-aging Plan, tailor-made for you. Our Functional Medicine doctor will incorporate peptides into your Anti-aging Plan if needed to help you achieve your health goals. For most patients, peptide therapy alone is not enough to build optimal health, and we discourage this piece-meal approach. For best results, we recommend that peptides be used in combination with hormone and lifestyle optimization.
Food-based peptides such as collagen and creatine are already creating a buzz for helping with muscle building and boosting collagen for skin health.