Peptide therapy is a novel way to improve health and the aging process. Peptides are the building blocks of proteins and are composed of amino acids that work to regulate a variety of physiological processes in the body. Peptides act as signals within the body to instruct other cells what they should be doing. The special properties of peptides can be used to help pain relief, lose weight, cell repair, enhance cognitive performance, improve sleep quality, promote muscle development, improve sexual dysfunction amongst many other benefits.
Some of the most popular Peptides include:
Pentadecapeptide BPC 157, composed of 15 amino acids, is a partial sequence of body protection compound ( BPC) that is discovered in and isolated from human gastric juice, Experimentally it has been demonstrated to accelerate the healing of many different wounds, including tendon-to-bone healing and superior healing of damaged ligaments.
Additionally, BPC 157 has shown to protect organs and aids in the prevention of gastric ulcers, BPC-157 acts systemically in the digestive traction to combat leaky gut, IBS, gastro-intestinal cramps and Crohn’s disease.
This peptide has been known to exhibit analgesic characteristics. Those who suffer from discomfort due to muscle sprains, tears and damage may benefit from treatment with this peptide. It can also help to aid skin burns at a faster rate by increasing blood flow to damaged tissues.
Bremelanotide ( PT-141) was developed from the peptide hormone Melanotan II. In initial testing, Melanotan II induced darkening of skin pigment, but additionally caused sexual arousal and spontaneous erections as unexpected side effects in 9/10 of the ten original male volunteer test subjects. This peptide has been studied in various studies for male and female sexual dysfunction and is a great option for those in who have contraindication to Viagra or Cialis.
CJC 1295 has shown to stimulate growth hormone section and may keep a steady increase of HGH and IGF-1 with no increase in prolactin, leading to fat loss and increased protein synthesis thereby promoting growth. CJC1295 out performs the older and outdated GHRH, Sermorelin. The half of life of Sermorelin ranges from 8-12 minutes, whereas the half life of CJC 1295 extends to 30 minutes.
Ipamorelin is a selective GH-Secretagogue and ghrelin receptor agonist. The potency of ghrelin stimulation can be compared to GHRP6 with less appetite stimulation properties. However unlike other GH-Secretagogues this pentapeptide doesn’t release the same volumes of cortisol, acetylcholine, prolactin and aldosterone. It is for this reason Ipamorelin has been considered the first selective GH Secretagogue.