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What Are Peptides?

At Optimized Health, we strive for health optimization. Peptide therapy is an amazing therapeutic option to help you reach your health goals and maximize your results! Almost anyone can benefit from one or more of the many different peptides available. Peptides are used  to treat numerous conditions safely and with virtually no side effects. In recent years, the use of peptides in health care has gained popularity because they are extremely safe, tolerated very well with minimal, if any side effects, have specific effects, and are synergistic with diet, exercise and hormone therapy. There are over 60 US FDA approved peptide medications, 140 peptide drugs being evaluated in clinical trials, and 500 in pre-clinical development.

What are Peptides?

  • A peptide is a short chain of amino acids. In our bodies, peptides act as signaling molecules by binding to receptors on the cell surface telling those cells what to do. 

  • There are over 7000 known peptides in our bodies which 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, DNA repair and aging.

Conditions Treated with Peptides

  • Low Growth Hormone Production

  • Loss of muscle mass

  • Balancing Hormones

  • Digestive problems- Leaky Gut Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Improving Sexual Disorders and Erectile Dysfunction

  • Inflammatory Diseases

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Tissue Damage- including joints, tendons, ligaments, and bone

  • Pre and Post surgery to speed the healing process and minimize scar tissue

  • Neurodegenerative disorders- Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Disease

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries & Concussion

  • Attention Deficit Disorders

  • Mental Focus

  • Insomnia and Stress Disorders

  • Pale Complexion

  • Obesity

  • Osteoporosis

Why Should I Get Peptide Therapy?

You should consider peptide therapy if you are looking to improve one of the conditions mentioned above. Peptide therapy is not a magic cure to all your ailments, but it does help significantly with a great many of them. Peptides can also be used in conjunction with some other treatments you may be receiving currently. Sometimes several peptides may be utilized together for synergy and/or to address multiple issues. It’s a good way to improve your overall wellness without trying a bunch of different treatments and having to go through extensive procedures. Basically, a simple and safe way to get healthier.

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