21 Jun How Do Peptide Hormones Work
Peptide hormones offer a number of health benefits. This article will discuss what peptide hormones are, how they work, their benefits, potential side effects, and how to get peptide supplements.
What are peptide hormones?
In order to understand what peptide hormones are, you need to first learn what peptides and hormones are.
Peptides are short chains of amino acids. Proteins are created by amino acids. Proteins are responsible for transporting oxygen, speeding up your metabolism, promoting growth, and helping your body recover and heal. They also contribute to the creation of enzymes and bring about a number of processes that are essential for survival.
Hormones send chemical messages throughout your body. They are produced by the glands in your endocrine system. Three organs produce hormones. Your pancreas makes insulin, your thyroid makes thyroid hormones, and (if you are a woman) your ovaries make estrogen and progesterone.
Unlike other hormones, peptide hormones are made by amino acids connecting, such as growth hormones from the pituitary gland in your brain.
Some people confuse peptides and steroids. The main difference is that peptides are made by amino acids, and steroids are made by lipids or fats. The other differences are that steroids have longer lifespans than peptides, and steroids are not water-soluble like peptides.
How do peptides work?
When you fuel your body with protein, your body breaks it down into amino acids in order to produce different types of peptides. Any excess peptides that are produced get stored in vesicles, ready to be used whenever your body needs them.
Peptide supplements come in the form of an oral supplement or an injection you can administer to yourself.
What are the benefits of peptides?
One of the benefits of peptides is that they can help reduce joint pain and symptoms associated with conditions such as arthritis. One of the leading causes of joint pain and inflammation is a decrease in the number of growth hormones that your body produces as you age. Because peptides help produce growth hormones, they can reduce the inflammation of your joints and your risk of bone fracture, along with improving your mobility.
A study from 2011 found that peptide treatment can sometimes help you lose weight because it increases energy homeostasis. Energy homeostasis is your body’s ability to regulate the energy it takes in and how it uses or expends that energy. The study indicated that protein hormones can regulate blood glucose levels and can potentially help you eat less.
The increased presence of peptides can also improve your physical endurance. Peptides speed up cellular regeneration and muscle repair, increase insulin sensitivity, and prevent muscle wasting. Peptides also boost muscle mass and improve your body’s ability to use and deliver oxygen.
One study found that peptides may be useful in cancer treatment because they have low toxicity levels, are integrated and used quickly by your body, and can potentially leave healthy cells unaffected. Another study revealed that some proteins made by your heart could kill 66-97% of cancer cells.
What are the potential side effects of peptides?
If you are healthy, you will not likely experience serious side effects from using peptide supplements. However, some side effects are possible. You may experience an itchy feeling at the injection site, numbness or tingling, dry mouth, and increased hunger. The use of peptide supplements may also cause your moles to become darker or increase the number of freckles you have.
In addition to the above-mentioned milder side effects, more serious side effects are also possible, including:
- Water retention
- High blood pressure
- Severe kidney pain
- Joint pain
- Weight gain or loss
- Decreased fertility
It is important to contact your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
How can I get peptide supplements?
At Concierge MD, we offer peptide supplements in the form of injections. You can order the treatment online, and after you have had a telemedicine consultation to determine your specific needs, we will send you everything you will need in order to perform the injections on yourself at home.
Peptide injections are more effective than taking oral supplements. Oral supplements have to go through your digestive system before they can be used. Peptides are water-soluble, so if you take oral peptide supplements, they may not reach your bloodstream because your body will break them down into individual amino acids instead of as a chain. Peptide injections, on the other hand, go directly into your bloodstream and allow your body to use them more immediately and effectively because they will remain as amino acid chains rather than individual amino acids.
Contact us at Concierge MD today to schedule a telemedicine consultation with one of our qualified professionals to see if you are a good candidate for peptide hormones.
Experience The Benefits Of Peptide Therapy With Concierge MD
If you are looking for a peptide therapy provider, contact Concierge MD. We are a licensed healthcare provider of a wide range of mobile and virtual healthcare services including peptide therapy. Our experts can provide a comprehensive telehealth consultation to determine if peptide therapy is the right choice for you. Should peptide therapy be appropriate, we will work with you to determine a custom treatment plan that addresses your health needs.
We offer the following peptide therapies:
- BPC 157: Muscle tissue and joint recovery formula
- Ipamorelin/CJC-1295: Lean muscle mass and fat loss formula
Your peptide therapy home kit includes all the instructions and materials you need to self-inject peptides. Through our telehealth portal, you can ask questions and report your progress throughout your treatment. Concierge MD is proud to offer professional, convenient, and discreet healthcare services. Reach out to make an appointment by giving us a call or clicking the button below today!