Introduction to Peptides
Tom Brady learned long ago you can turn back time and so can you. Over the last 5 years we have had a breakthrough in human performance. We can reverse aging, quickly change body composition, and dramatically improve our general health and immunity. How do we do this, simple answer is Peptides.
What are peptides? Peptides are short-chain amino acids that are found naturally in the body. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and these particular amino acids are designed to augment specific functions within the human body.
Therapy with peptides uses those sequences already present to regulate and rejuvenate functions, basically, they bind to and tell other cells what to do, replacing or mimicking the functions of naturally occurring peptides. Peptides have the capability to rewrite body chemistry relationships to promote restoration, anabolism, and homeostasis throughout the body.
BPC-157, Ipamorelin, and Sermorelin are the three most common that I will highlight are the most common used for general health and wellness.
What is Ipamorelin?
Ipamorelin is used to help augment growth hormone production. It’s not a synthetic growth hormone, rather a medication that’s designed after the hormone that exists in our body to help the pituitary gland produce more growth hormone naturally.
Composed of 5 amino acids, Ipamorelin is a growth hormone secretagogue that stimulates the pituitary gland to release more growth hormone. Ipamorelin helps your body burn fat and recover from workouts sooner. And if you add exercise to your routine, you’ll lose weight at a faster rate.
Ipamorelin also includes anti-aging properties, helps improve your sleep cycle, and can enhance your immune system. Ipamorelin is one of the latest and greatest peptides in the growth factor family. Deemed one of the safest GHRP’s, Ipamorelin is a selective growth hormone (GH) Secretagogue and Ghrelin receptor agonist. This peptide generates similar increases in growth hormone secretion, but without the appetite stimulation and increase in cortisol, acetylcholine, prolactin, and aldosterone seen with other peptides in its class. Human Growth Hormone (HGH) peaks at about age 20 and steadily declines as we age. When used alone or in conjunction with other peptides, Ipamorelin can boost your HGH levels helping to slow the process of aging so that you can live your best life.
Ipamorelin is not only much less expensive than synthetic HGH but much safer as well. Ipamorelin and similar peptides stimulate the production and release of HGH from your pituitary gland instead of directly injecting your body with HGH. It also acts differently than other HGH peptides, Ipamorelin mimics ghrelin (in the same way that Sermorelin mimics GHRH, more on Sermorelin next). Ghrelin plays a huge role in metabolism by increasing or decreasing hunger, initiating stored fat breakdown for the body to use as energy, and prevents the breakdown of muscles.
While Ipamorelin and synthetic HGH have similar benefits, only synthetic HGH carries potentially dangerous side effects such as the shutdown of natural HGH production, risk of excessive dosage, carpal tunnel syndrome, abnormal bone and tissue growth, and an enlarged heart.
· Decreased Body Fat
· Increased Collagen Production
· Increased Muscle Mass
· Improved Sleep
· Increased Cellular Repair and Regeneration
· Increased IGF-1 Production
What is Sermorelin?
Another powerful growth hormone-releasing peptide is Sermorelin. Just like Ipamorelin, Sermorelin is a growth hormone peptide, but it works differently in the body (stimulates GHRH instead of ghrelin) to accomplish the same thing – stimulating growth hormone release from the pituitary gland.
Overall, both Ipamorelin and Sermorelin support natural HGH production which is essential for overall cell regeneration and cell reproduction, leading to improved vitality, cognitive function, and overall anti-aging benefits.
BENEFITS OF SERMORELIN
• Body fat reduction • Increased lean body mass • Improved energy and vitality • Increased endurance and strength • Accelerated wound healing • Improved immune function • Improved cardiovascular function • Improved sexual performance and libido • Improved sleep
What is BPC-157?
BPC-157 is a molecule that is isolated in the gastric juice to help with gut health. It increases vascular flow to the tendons and ligamentsto increase healing. Those who suffer from discomfort due to muscle sprains, tears and damage may benefit from treatment with this peptide. It can also help aid skin burns to heal at a faster rate and increase blood flow to damaged tissues.
Overall, BPC-157 is a great option to help alleviate joint pain, old injuries, and those looking to improve joint mobility.
BENEFITS OF BPC-157
• Improves digestive function • Accelerated wound healing (muscle, ligament, tendon, nerve) • Shown to decrease pain in damaged areas • Increases growth hormone receptors • Promotes the outgrowth of tendon fibroblasts, cell survival
under stress, and the migration of tendon fibroblasts • Protects and heals inflamed intestinal epithelium (leaky gut) • Shown to help with IBS (Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome) • Protects the liver from toxic insults (alcohol, antibiotics, etc.) & promotes healing • May improve NO production • Anti-inflammatory
The Future of Peptides
Peptides are specific to function intended, have a very high safety factor, and are well-tolerated in both males and females. Because of these properties, peptides are the future of regenerative medicine and are dramatically changing the lives of those seeking longevity and well-being. Peptides continue to grow in many treatment aspects including weight loss (muscle preservation), immune system issues, growth hormone, and overall skin care, anti-aging.
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