What is Peptide Therapy?

Peptide therapy is a proactive and natural treatment approach to help address signs and symptoms of aging. Science has progressed significantly over the years to enable a safe and natural way to supplement the body with peptides to start to alleviate physical age-related conditions and help patients look and feel their best.

What are Peptides?

Peptides are small proteins that consist of amino acid molecules. They are an essential part of regulating biological processes, as they promote cell-to-cell communication to increase hormone production and tissue repair, among other bodily regulatory processes. The body has close to 7,000 naturally occurring peptides that help support healthy cellular function with age. Over time, the body’s production of peptides decreases, which can result in typical age-related symptoms like a weakened body, sagging skin, and fat accumulation. For example, collagen is a peptide that starts to decrease in production as young as age 30. Supplementation of certain well-studied and clinically supported peptides can replenish the body of peptides and help target numerous internal and external symptoms of aging.

What are the Benefits of Peptide Therapy?

We need peptides to sustain healthy cellular functions and optimize our immune systems to slow age-related symptoms and conditions, among other important processes. Personalized peptide therapy can help:

  • increase hormone production
  • regenerate tissues
  • rebuild muscles
  • repair tendons
  • restore ligaments
  • promote cartilage growth
  • regenerate nerves
  • repair the gut
  • reduce inflammation
  • aid in weight loss
  • increase libido
  • revitalize energy
  • improve sleep
  • enhance performance
  • strengthen the immune system

Who is Peptide Therapy for?

Anyone experiencing age-related symptoms or who is interested in naturally boosting their health can benefit from peptide therapy. A well-trained medical provider can evaluate a patient’s bio-individuality and create a customized treatment plan. Typical candidates for peptide therapy may include those who are focused on anti-aging, skin rejuvenation, metabolic support, hormone regulation, and immune system repair, to name a few.

How is Peptide Therapy Administered?

Peptide therapy has an array of treatment options; however, peptides are typically administered through oral tablets or injections. Oral tablets allow the body to naturally break down and absorb the proteins to boost peptides, while injections may help target specific areas of the body and/or provide a faster absorption into the bloodstream. A well-trained provider can evaluate the best treatment option for you based on your health and goals.

When Will I See the Results?

While not every treatment has a linear and predictable timeline for results, it is typical to notice a difference after 3-6 months of consistent peptide therapy treatment. Your provider should monitor treatments and proactively adjust as needed to help you reach optimal health.

For more information on Peptide Therapy or to evaluate whether this is the right treatment for you, connect with our team at the Aspen Institute for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.