While you might have heard of them, do you actually know what they are? To put it simply, they are basically just small proteins. Proteins and peptides are fundamental components of cells that carry out important biological functions. Proteins give cells their shape, for example, and they respond to signals transmitted from the extracellular environment.
The Tides of Time
Certain types of peptides play key roles in regulating the activities of other molecules. Structurally, proteins and peptides are very similar, being made up of chains of amino acids that are held together. Peptides have many functions in the body, some act like neurotransmitters, others like hormones. Many control and influence how our bodies react to diet and physical exercise. To date, over 7,000 naturally occurring peptides have been identified in our bodies. That’s a lot of signaling going on.
It Grows on You
There are also several amino acids that are necessary in sufficient amount to produce hormones like human growth hormone (HGH). HGH has effects on body composition, not just growth. People who have a significant HGH deficiency, generally due to pituitary disease, have increased body fat and decreased muscle mass and decreased bone density. There have since been numerous claims that HGH is the “anti-aging miracle. There are studies cited by physicians who feel that lower levels of HGH in aging adults results in diminished energy, muscle loss and decreased tissue repair. These studies have shown some positive effects in individuals whose HGH levels are brought up to the levels considered normal for young individuals. The benefits of peptides can:
- Increase muscle mass and burn fat
- Improve skin elasticity
- Potentially protect and heal people with cardiac dysfunction and abnormalities
- Treat sexual dysfunction in both men and women
- Decrease body fat
- Improve injury healing
- Reduce hunger levels
- Give more stamina
- Increase mental focus
- Increase bone density
- Provide deeper sleep
- Grow fuller hair
- Lower cholesterol
- Decrease joint and muscle pain.
Just to name a few uppers of upping your peptides and HGH.
You Might Not “Get ‘Em”, But You’ll Be Glad You Have ‘Em
You know how science and all those scientific names can boggle anyone’s imagination, but here are a few Peptide Therapies that are real stunners:
- AOD 9604
- Bremelanotide PT 141
You won’t have to know how to spell them in a spelling bee or even how to remember what they are. What you should know is that there is a specialist in Peptide Therapy, that understands it all inside out; Stephen A. Goldstein MD, F.A.C.S. at Denver Hormone Health. Dr. Goldstein has had endless experience in hormone replacement therapy, but his skill in knowing which Peptide therapy is exactly what you need, is equally unrivaled.
Just one appointment and you’ll find out for yourself…
You’re younger than your used to be.