Are you experiencing a health issue that is difficult to manage? Are you suffering from low libido, chronic fatigue, or diminished muscle mass? Have you noticed a change in your normal state, including changes in weight or pain in the joints? These are just a handful of symptoms that can be treated with peptides, a revolutionary new therapy technique available at Orchidia Medical Group in Naples, FL.
What Are Peptides?
These small molecules are chains of amino acids that exist naturally in every human body. They are designed to communicate with your cells, delivering instructions. In a way, they are almost like your body’s mail delivery service, informing different organs about what they should do to help you stay healthy.
These peptide molecules communicate directly with the cells. The body uses them to help you recover from disease, fight infections, grow additional muscle, and much more.
Why Do Patients Seek Peptide Therapy?
Peptide therapy works because it helps encourage the body to do more of what it needs to do to combat certain issues. For instance, a certain peptide might trigger added muscle growth. Ordinarily, the body manages this on its own. However, a patient may have a disease such as cancer or HIV that causes an unusually high amount of muscle loss, and in this case, a stronger response from the body is needed. By injecting additional amounts of peptide molecules into a patient, more cells are instructed to perform crucial tasks.
How Does Peptide Therapy Work?
When patients absorb additional peptide molecules into their bodies, the peptides will trigger certain behaviors in the cells. In many cases, these behaviors (like muscle growth or hormone production) are already taking place. The extra peptide molecules simply boost the rate at which these natural processes occur.
There are different ways to administer these supplemental peptide molecules. In many cases, the most common and effective way is to inject them directly into the bloodstream. However, this method may not work for everyone. In some instances, a patient can undergo this therapy by using oral peptide supplements or a topical dermal cream.
What Peptide Options Are Available at Orchidia Medical Group?
At Orchidia Medical Group, we carry several options for patients who are eager to discover the benefits of peptide therapy. We have also continued to update our selection due to health concerns surrounding coronavirus.
Although many of our peptide choices have health benefits that can be useful at any time, some particular varieties (like Thymosin A1) are known for their positive effects on the immune system. These types of peptide treatments may be helpful in increasing T cell counts and are used to prepare the body to resist infectious bacterial or viral diseases.
Bremelanotide PT 141
Bremelanotide PT 141 is a peptide derived from Melanotan II, and it has a number of
different uses. It is most widely known for treating the negative impact of aging on libido, and it has garnered particular attention due to its extremely fast-acting effects. But while Bremelanotide PT 141 has been shown to be an effective treatment for sexual dysfunction in both male and female patients, it was not originally intended for this purpose.
Unexpected Libido Benefits
The libido-enhancing effects of Bremelanotide PT 141 were discovered by accident. Initial research centered around
the topic of treating skin pigmentation and attempting to find a solution for related health and aesthetic issues. During the early testing process, it was found that Bremelanotide PT 141 caused arousal and erections in 90% of male participants.
An Alternative to Viagra
It is estimated that Bremelanotide PT 141 has an 80% success rate in men who have not responded to other ED treatments such as Viagra and Cialis. The reason for this is that this approach to therapy primarily affects the nervous system, whereas Viagra and Cialis affect the vascular system and blood flow. Because this peptide impacts
a different system, it is able to help patients who may not have had any luck with vascular-based treatments.
Bremelanotide PT 141 Is Useful for Men and Women
The clinical trials also found that Bremelanotide PT 141 can be used for libido enhancement in women. Sexual dysfunction is incredibly common, especially for patients between the ages of 40 and 70 years old. The peptide has positive implications for the millions of men and women who deal with this challenge.
GHK-Cu is another peptide therapy option we have available. The peptide has been found to be especially useful in counteracting some effects of the aging process. It was discovered in 1973 and has been studied more extensively than some other more recently identified peptide molecules.
What Is GHK-Cu?
The GHK-Cu peptide is a copper tripeptide that is naturally found in human blood plasma. This substance can assist in many processes that are associated with anti-aging treatments––particularly in the growth of new and healthy collagen, in encouraging wound healing, and in triggering the growth of hair and new blood vessels. Its regenerative properties can also benefit the skin, as well as reduce inflammation that can occur with age.
What Does GHK-Cu Do?
GHK-Cu isn’t only found in human blood plasma, but also in saliva and even urine. The body releases it when there is a wound that needs to be treated. It also aids the body’s metabolism. Unfortunately, studies have shown that this vital peptide decreases significantly with age, slowing the body’s natural healing response.
Twenty-year-olds have nearly three times the concentrations of GHK-Cu that sixty-year-olds have. This makes GHK-Cu of particular interest to people in middle age and older who may want to retain higher levels of healing and wellness.
Aesthetic Benefits of Using GHK-Cu
In addition to boosting the body’s healing process, this peptide also has some positive aesthetic benefits. GHK-Cu can help with collagen induction, and the generation of new collagen has been shown to rejuvenate skin and decrease skin laxity. The increase in hair growth can help those who have noticed thinning hair as the result of aging, meaning that this peptide can be used for fuller hair and healthier skin: both signs of youthful vigor.
Other Possible Health Benefits of GHK-Cu
Despite the fact that GHK-Cu was identified decades ago, studies are still ongoing. Some research suggests that the peptide also can assist with the reduction of inflammation. As a result, it may be of use for anyone suffering from frequent joint pain or inflammatory diseases. It may also help balance copper levels for those who suffer from an excess amount.
BPC stands for “body-protecting compound,” and BPC 157 is a particular peptide compound that exists in the human gut. The body produces it in small amounts in the gastric juices, and although it naturally is used in the stomach, it has healing properties that can be used nearly anywhere in the body. Benefits have been found in healing intestines, muscles, the nervous system, and even bones and teeth.
A Peptide for Gastrointestinal Issues
The peptide is a favorite choice to help in the treatment of gastrointestinal concerns. Some of these may include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), leaky gut, or Crohn’s disease. It has also been shown to alleviate and slow the growth of ulcers.
Aiding Muscle and Joint Recovery
When isolated, concentrated, and injected in other areas, BPC 157 can also boost the recovery process in the muscle system. Its healing benefits can be used on muscle tears, ligament and tendon damage, and even the nervous system. If you have nagging joint pain or muscle pain that isn’t responding to other treatments, this peptide may be able to help you.
This peptide’s full name is Thymosin Alpha-1, but it is often shortened to a simple TA1. TA1 is found naturally in the thymus gland, which is a crucial component of your immune system’s proper functioning. The thymus gland tells your body to make T cells, which are the tiny cells that combat bacterial and viral infections. TA1 is what helps communicate the need for T cells to your thymus gland, so if you do have an infection, it helps produce greater resistance.
A Peptide for Fighting Viruses
TA1 is frequently given to patients who have chronic viral diseases. Chronic viral diseases may stay in a patient’s system for months or years. Although TA1 does not cure the virus directly, it helps ensure that the body has a strong line of defense against the viral infection.
It may also help strengthen the immune systems of patients who are immunocompromised. Of course, this is of particular interest now, and in the case of other viral pandemics, TA1 may continue to draw attention to itself as a possible solution.
Other Benefits of TA1
In addition to helping the body fight disease, TA1 has also been shown to have a few other potential benefits. It is frequently given to patients as a way of controlling inflammation, fatigue, and preventing the creation of harmful cells. It is of interest to cancer researchers, as the reduction of these harmful cells is directly connected to treating cancerous growth.
Who Qualifies for This Treatment?
In most cases, peptide molecules can be administered to any adult. The advantage of peptide therapy is that peptides naturally occur in all human beings. As a result, there is almost no risk that you will have an allergic reaction or reject the treatment, as can sometimes happen with artificial therapies.
One drawback to peptide therapy may come for professional athletes, as some therapies may be considered banned substances. If you participate in professional sports as an athlete, you may need to check the rules of your contract to ensure that you do not accidentally use an injection that is considered a “performance-enhancing” substance. That being said, peptides often come with far less risk of negative side effects than many other such substances.
How Can I Find Out More?
If you’d like to know more, you can contact us at our Naples, FL office. Schedule a virtual consultation online with our physicians: no trip to the doctor’s office required. We are medical providers who come to you and offer virtual access to our doctors. We deliver all treatments directly to you with express shipping. No inconvenient trips to the pharmacy.
Contact Us Today!
Are you ready to experience the life-changing benefits of peptide therapy? You can heal your body, fight disease, and slow the aging process with the remarkable properties of peptides. Contact Orchidia Medical Group in Naples, FL, today!