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Peptides For Your Pain (and more!)
Can’t sleep? Injuries that aren’t healing? Can’t lose weight? Need help with improving your sex drive? Peptides may be the answer for you.
Peptides can solve physical problems such as chronic pain, healing of old injuries and digestive problems because they are short strings of amino acids, typically comprising 2-50 amino acids. Amino acids are also the building blocks of proteins and necessary for healthy cells.
“I can’t believe the pain is completely gone after all these years”, said Joe, an active 64-year-old about his left shoulder. He injured it body surfing five years ago and it had been giving him problems since then.
How Peptides Work
“Peptides offer us nearly miraculous opportunities to change how we treat illness and disease”, says expert Dr. William A. Seeds.
Peptides (oral or injectable) work because they may be easier for the body to absorb than proteins because they are smaller and more broken down than proteins. Amino acids are the bricks of a strong and young-acting body.
Different peptides have different properties. The effects they have on the body depend on the sequence of amino acids they contain. Some commonly prescribed peptides are:
- BPC-157 – helps tissue and bone healing
- CJC-1295/Ipamorelin – helps insomnia and aids in fat loss
- PT-141 – can improve sexual responsiveness
Other peptides are known to prevent aging, decrease cellulite and heal diabetes.
For healthy individuals, peptide supplements are unlikely to cause serious side effects because they are like the peptides present in everyday foods.Bottom of Form
The timing and dose of prescription-strength peptide supplements will vary, depending on the type and brand. A knowledgeable practitioner will help.
Peptides are naturally present in protein-rich foods and peptide supplements. However, some people may wish to use peptides with the aim of solving a health problem that has disrupted the quality of their life.
There is growing evidence to indicate that these products are effective, but much more research is necessary to assess their efficacy and safety thoroughly. Until then, people should exercise caution when taking any supplement and discuss the potential benefits and risks with their doctor beforehand.
“Disease, both chronic and acute, occurs at the level of the cell. Peptides can halt disease by enhancing cell functioning safely and strategically”, reports Dr. Seeds.
Discover which peptides can help you.