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 online tool to learn how you can thrive with peptide therapy.
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
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 associated lowering of production costs,
increased duration of the biological effects, and improved stability (via
PEGylation). As of today, there are 7000 known peptides, 140 in phase 1
trials, and 60 FDA approved.
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.
Peptide therapy treats a variety of age-related conditions. These include:
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.*
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.
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