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  • Writer's pictureDr. Cari S. Miller

What are Peptides?

Peptides are small chains of amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) naturally occurring within the body which regulate a wide range of biological functions and processes.

Peptide vs protein

These processes tend to decrease in abundance and function with aging. Our bodies begin to show signs of "growing old," recovery times increase, more aches and pains start to appear, and it becomes difficult to perform at optimal levels.


aging process

Peptide Therapy is the targeted use of peptides to produce a specific reaction or function in the body. From Weight-Loss and Injury Recovery to Anti-Aging and Sexual Function, Peptide Therapy is a perfect complement to a healthy lifestyle.

Peptide Therapy Functions

There are over 7,000 known peptides in our bodies and they have a wide range of functions. Some peptides act like neurotransmitters, others like hormones. They bind to receptors on the cell surfaces that direct what the cells and molecules do.


Some Peptides increase natural human growth hormone production in the body while others may promote joint and tendon repair, improved immune function, and increased libido. Peptides are commonly used for weight loss and fat burning, such as Ozempic (semaglutide) and Mounjaro (tirzepatide).


Are Peptides Safe? Peptides have a very high safety profile and are well-tolerated by most patients since they are biologically similar to what our bodies naturally produce. Peptides have the potential to be the future of regenerative medicine and are dramatically changing the lives of those seeking longevity, performance, and well-being.

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How are Peptides Administered?

Most peptides are administered through subcutaneous injection. This makes them readily available to the body and prevents their breakdown in the stomach during digestion. Some may be taken orally. The frequency and dosage vary for each peptide.


What are the Benefits of Peptide Therapy?

peptide benefits
  • Increased Lean Muscle Growth and Strength

  • Improved Stamina, Energy, and Endurance

  • Reduced Body Fat through Lipolysis

  • Decreased Inflammation

  • Accelerated Recovery and Healing

  • Improved Sleep Quality

  • Increased Libido and Sexual Arousal for Men & Women

  • Increased Concentration and Memory Retention

  • Improved Skin Elasticity and Health

Reach out to Precision Health Alaska today to schedule your appointment and see how you could benefit from Peptide Therapy.



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