What are Peptides and Peptide Therapies

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What are peptides?

Peptides are amino acids that combine to form a chain. They are the building blocks of proteins and act as structural components of cells, tissues, hormones and enzymes. Up to 7,000 of them exist in the human body. They direct an enormous number of different bodily functions, ranging from hormone production, tissue and muscle repair, immune modulation, brain and central nervous system health, libido and sexual arousal, weight loss, inflammation reduction, and DNA repair.

What are the uses of peptides?

  •  Increase immunity
  •  Psoriasis therapy
  •  Skin care and anti-aging therapy
  •  Increase arousal
  •  Increase erections
  •  Enhance skin pigmentation
  •  Weight loss
  •  Muscle growth and development
  •  Support cognitive function
  •  Decrease inflammation
  •  Promote healing of injuries

What is Peptide TherapY?

Peptide therapy is the targeted use of peptides to produce a specific reaction in the body. Some assist with weight loss and stimulate the breakdown of visceral fat. Others reduce inflammation and stimulate the production of human growth hormone. Further, anti-aging therapies and therapies to increase muscle mass include peptides. They are typically administered through the skin as a subcutaneous injection. They come in a cream, a nasal spray or in oral form.

Become a Patient

Patients with Lyme disease, chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease and other chronic degenerative diseases may benefit from peptide therapy in their treatment regimen. Call us at (888) 354-2466 or click the button below for a consultation. At Bion Healthcare, our goal is for you to experience personalized medicine that addresses the root cause of your health concerns and moves you toward optimal living.

About the author

Annamarie Salyer

Annamarie Salyer FNP-C is the co-founder of Bion Healthcare, a Functional Medicine practitioner, and author of the Bion Healthcare Blog. Mrs. Salyer, her husband, and their two daughters call the Indianapolis area home.

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