Peptide Therapy Q & A

When you experience declined energy, poor sleep, diminished strength, and a drop in libido, you could benefit from anti-aging strategies that include peptide therapy. At Colorado Ageless Institute located in Castle Rock, Colorado, Dr. Claude Fortin offers peptide therapy to reduce the symptoms of aging and help you experience optimal health. Call the office or request an appointment using the contact form to learn how you can thrive with peptide therapy.

What are peptides?

Peptides are small proteins, made up of amino acid chains. Research shows that you have more than 7,000 naturally occurring peptides in your body. Peptides function as signaling molecules that bind to receptors on your cell surfaces. They then give your cells and molecules instructions as to how to function.  Peptides are naturally occurring bio-regulatory chemicals in the body that act as master controls of many functions, including hormone production, cell signaling, and cell to cell communication. To date, over 7000 naturally occurring peptides have been identified in our bodies. Peptides serve as natural bio-regulators, able to up- or down-regulate processes dependent on the status of the cell.


Peptides are defined as amino acid molecules smaller than 50 amino acids, polypeptides between 50 and 100 amino acids in length, while proteins are greater than 100 amino acids in length. All three can be either natural, synthetic, or bio-identical.


Peptides have been categorized according to their sources and function. According to the Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides, some groups of peptides include antibiotic peptides, immune/inflammatory peptides, brain peptides, endocrine peptides, gastrointestinal peptides, cardiovascular peptides, and neurotrophic peptides.


Hormones act on nuclear receptors with resultant gene activation and protein synthesis. Peptides act on membrane receptors to activate an intracellular signaling cascade. As a result, peptide signaling molecules produce a more rapid response with less “side-effects” when compared to hormones.


Peptide therapy uses the patients’ own genetically designed peptide molecules for healing in a safe, and effective manner by modulating immune function, production of inflammatory mediators, DNA replication, apoptosis, cell division and renewal, tissue healing, circadian rhythm regulation, hormone production, etc. Therefore, peptides can address immune dysregulation, inflammation, and Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) all of which underlie chronic illness and age-related decline. Peptides are more available in the past 5 years due to technological advances in creating them, with the associated lowering of production costs, increased duration of the biological effects, and improved stability (via PEGylation). As of today, there are approximately 7000 known peptides, 140 in phase 1 trials and 60 FDA approved.

WHAT IS PEPTIDE THERAPY?

Peptide therapy involves the administration of peptide drugs via injection or intravenous therapy. You may also benefit from peptide therapy applied as nasal sprays, oral tables, or topical creams.

Dr. Fortin may recommend peptide therapy to help increase your output of growth hormone and treat the signs of aging. He reviews any symptoms and your wellness goals to determine if peptide therapy is right for you.

WHAT SYMPTOMS CAN PEPTIDE THERAPY ADDRESS?

Peptide therapy treats a variety of age-related conditions. These include:

  • Obesity

  • Osteoporosis

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Autoimmune diseases

  • Mood changes and irritability

  • Decreases in muscle tone

  • Reduced skin elasticity and wrinkling

  • Poor sex drive and erectile dysfunction

  • Thinning, dull hair

Peptides as cellular signaling molecules can currently be used clinically for:

  • Hormone optimization

  • Weight loss

  • Increase lean body mass

  • Optimizing libido

  • Performance enhancement

  • Antimicrobial

  • Dermatological and esthetic enhancement

  • Optimizing healing and repair

  • Cognitive enhancement

  • Sleep facilitation

  • Up-regulation of telomerase activity

  • Restore the immune system homeostasis

  • Reduction of anxiety and depressed mood

 

Peptide therapy fights total body inflammation. The therapy can discourage the decline of your internal and external physiology that occurs with aging by boosting immune system function.

When undergoing peptide therapy, you experience an improved quality of life. You experience greater muscle strength and endurance, lose weight, sleep better, look younger, and exhibit a happier, more robust personality. Patients undergoing peptide therapy report feeling the best they have in years.*

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR PEPTIDE THERAPY?

Any healthy adult concerned about overall health and wellness may benefit from peptide therapy. The treatment is safe and effective in addressing a variety of concerns. Dr. Fortin reviews your symptoms and health goals to customize peptide therapy for you. Peptide therapy encompasses multiple options with different physiological effects. Dr. Fortin is able to prescribe the drugs that are most supportive of your health and wellness needs.

A consultation with Dr. Fortin at Colorado Ageless Institute is the best way to learn more about peptide therapy and its potential to revitalize your well-being. Call the office or request an appointment using the online tool to learn how peptide therapy can benefit you.

 WHICH PEPTIDES ARE MOST COMMONLY USED?

DISCLAIMER: 

Statements made are for educational purposes and have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Peptides should only be administered by licensed and qualified health care professionals. 

 

BPC-157

Optimize brain function and reduction of brain inflammation 

Facilitate weight loss 

Optimize wound healing 

Optimize GI health 

Neuroprotective 

 

PT-141 (Bremelanotide) 

Increase libido in both men and women via central melanocortin receptor agonist (high affinity for MC4R) mechanism 

Improve penile erectile function in men 

Optimize weight loss. 

 

Cerebrolysin

Improve the metabolic activity of neurons 

Enhance cognitive function, memory, creativity, and motivation either de novo or following brain injury 

Strengthen neural pathways and the integrity of the neurons themselves by promoting synaptic plasticity, which results in optimizing brain functions 

Protects neurons from free radicals (oxidative stress), acidosis and neurotoxic effects of Glutamate. 

 

Delta Sleep-Inducing Peptide (DSIP) 

Facilitate sleep onset and maintenance 

Reduce the body’s responses to acute stress 

Potentially assist in alleviating chronic pain 

Protect against oxidative stress 

Optimize stress coping. 

 

Epithalon

Up-regulation of telomerase activity 

Normalization of antioxidant indices 

Reduction of peroxide lipid oxidation products 

Increased activity of glutathione peroxidase (Potent antioxidant) 

Improved melatonin and immunity (cellular and humoral). 

 

GHK-Cu

The goal and potential benefits of this therapy are to restore immune system homeostasis in different physiological and pathological conditions, as well as to promote stem cell maturation. Thus, it optimizes wound healing. 

 

Ipamorelin/CJC-1295

Attempt to prevent, reduce or control the dysfunction associated with the aging process, through  hormonal balancing, control of oxidative stress, and other clinically significant therapeutic  mechanisms 

Optimize the neurogenesis process with an increase in neuronal plasticity (interconnectedness  of neurons), with resultant optimized learning capacity and memory 

Antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects 

Accelerate fat loss and increase in lean body mass 

Effectuate improvements to the quality of sleep, energy, mood, bone density, immune function. 

Kisspeptin 

Enhance Endogenous Testosterone production 

Physiologic Hormone Replacement Therapy 

Physiologic Gonadotropin Hormone Release. 

 

Melanotan 2 

Supports tanning via melanogenesis and therefore is photoprotective 

Improves libido 

Reduces appetite and induces weight loss 

Neuro-protective by reducing neural inflammation 

Reduction of addictive behaviors. 

  

 

Semax and Selank 

Nootropic effects including optimizing memory, attention, and learning processes 

Accelerate nerve regeneration 

Optimize neuromuscular performance 

Neuro-psychotropic effects with a reduction in anxiety, depression, anti-stress effects, and lessening of aggressive behaviors 

Reduction in body fat and improvement in blood sugar levels. 

 

Thymosin Beta 4 (TB4) 

Promotes hair growth 

Promotes healing 

Neuroprotective both central and peripheral 

Reverse alcohol-induced liver effects 

 

Sermorelin  

Increase in lean body mass
Promotes lipolysis
 

Increased energy 


Increased strength
 

Accelerated wound healing 

Improved cardiovascular and immune function  

Improves sleep quality
 

Improved bone density 

Improved skin quality and higher collagen density
 

Increased IGF-1  

 

GHRP 2   

Increased endurance   

Improves recovery

Accelerated wound healing 

Improved cardiovascular health 

Increased energy  

Improves sleep quality

Promotes lipolysis

Aides in the improvement of vision 

Improves bone density via increased calcium retention and bone mineralization 

Promotes gluconeogenesis in the liver  

WHERE SHOULD YOU GET YOUR PEPTIDES FROM?

Almost without exception, when you buy peptides online they come from China and can be ineffective or dangerous. Most peptides for sale online that are sourced from China have been shown by researchers to either be dosed in inefficacious amounts, contain none of the actual compound it should, and/or have completely different compounds than it claims to have. In order to ensure you are getting the product, dosage, and therefore the results you want; we recommend visiting a licensed facility and having your peptide therapy administered by a certified professional.

CAN PEPTIDES BE CATEGORIZED BY PURPOSE?

(NOTE - SOME PEPTIDES ARE FOUND IN MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY)

DISCLAIMER: 

Statements made are for educational purposes and have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Peptides should only be administered by licensed and qualified health care professionals. 

Weight Loss:

CJC 1295/Ipamorelin 
IGF-1
Tesamorelin
TTA/Amlexanox
Tesofensine

 

Repair:

AOD 9604
BPC 157
Thymosin Beta 4
IGF-1
Tesamorelin 

 

Neurogenic/Neurorestorative:

Cerebrolysin
Epithalon

Muscle Building:

CJC 1295
Tesamorelin
IGF-1
PEG-MGF
SARMS

 

Endocrine Regulation:

Epithalon
DSIP
Kisspeptin-10

Hair & Skin:

GHk-Cu
ZN-Thymulin
Melanotan II

PTD-DMB

Growth Hormone Optimization:

CJC 1295
Ipamorelin
Mk-677
Tesamorelin
Sermorelin

 

Libido:

PT 141
Melanotan II


Immune System Support:

Thymosin Beta 4
Thymosin Alpha 1
LL-37

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