What is Peptide Therapy?

Did you know there’s a way to improve your health, the way you look, and even restore your youthful vitality? Recent advances in medicine have led to peptide therapy, an effective method for addressing overall wellness, aging, and a wide variety of medical conditions. Although many people haven’t heard of them, peptides play an important role in our health and wellness.

Dr. Steve Warren at the Regenerative Wellness Center in Bountiful, Utah, works with you to design a customized peptide therapy plan to address your specific wellness and health goals. Read on to learn about peptide therapy to see if it’s for you. 

What are peptides?

Peptides are chains of amino acids, the compounds that combine to form proteins. Together, amino acids and proteins are the foundation for good health and normal functioning. 

Over 7000 naturally-occurring peptides have been identified. These different peptides act like messengers, signaling to other cells how they should respond to different stimuli.

What is peptide therapy?

Peptide therapy involves the use of different peptides in the treatment of different conditions. It’s a relatively new treatment protocol and continues to evolve since each peptide is different and highly specific in directing cell behavior and response.

Over 60 peptide drugs have received approval in the US, and clinical research continues to develop peptide therapeutics every year. Most peptide treatments are administered by injection, though some come in the form of nasal sprays, pills, and creams or lotions.

Who does peptide therapy help?

Since peptides vary in structure and signaling behavior, different peptides help different conditions. Peptides can be used as a primary treatment or a supplement to other treatments. 

Dr. Warren uses peptide therapy to improve overall wellness and reduce the impact of aging in the body. In addition, peptide therapy can help with:

Dr. Warren will meet with you to evaluate your symptoms and discuss your health goals. Because peptides affect specific tissues and cells, your therapy can be customized for your exact needs. Sometimes Dr. Warren will select combinations of peptides for even better results. 

What can I expect during peptide therapy?

Each therapeutic session with peptides varies since different peptides are administered differently. They are delivered via an injection under the skin, as a nasal spray, or in oral tablet form. 

You can expect to receive peptides for several months. After the first round of treatment, some patients receive a second round after a rest period. 

Since your body already contains peptides, side effects are possible but minimal and rare. They include irritation at the site of injection, appetite changes, changes in pigmentation to freckles and moles, sleepiness, and weight loss. 

Learn how peptide therapy can help you

In addition to playing an important role in preventative care, peptide therapy offers relief from many medical and health conditions. To learn more about peptide therapy at the Regenerative Wellness Center, schedule a consultation with Dr. Warren or call the office today. 

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