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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Increased Lean Muscle Growth and Strength
Improved Stamina, Energy, and Endurance
Reduced Body Fat through Lipolysis
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.