What Are Peptides?

Peptides occur naturally in the human body and are considered the building blocks of proteins.

With more than 7,000 known peptides in humans alone, these chains of amino acids are known to regulate a wide range of biological functions and processes in our bodies and also provide a wide range of therapeutic applications. Peptide therapy has been around for a long time. The first peptide to be used therapeutically was insulin, but now the clinical use of peptides has become more widespread.

Each peptide has its own unique function. For example, some might act as hormones, while others work as neurotransmitters. Some may even have direct interactions with the body as a response to activities you perform or even something you eat.

There are many reasons why we may have decreased levels of certain peptides. This includes age, disease states, diet, stress and injury.

What is Peptide Therapy?

Researchers and clinicians are looking at peptides as a breakthrough in medicine due to their rejuvenating actions for our physical and mental functions. There are currently over 80 US FDA-approved peptide medications. Peptides can be used to improve cell function and restore balance in your body.

After a thorough consultation which may also include lab work, our clinicians can determine which peptides your body needs and will develop a plan specific for you.

Peptide therapy has minimal side effects when prescribed appropriately since they naturally occur in our bodies.

What can Peptide Therapy be used for:

  • Weight loss
  • Increase lean body mass for improved body composition.
  • Enhancing immune function
  • Cyto-protection and neuroprotection
  • Tissue repair
  • Post-surgical healing
  • Post-workout recovery
  • Improvements to skin tone and skin integrity
  • Improvements to hair growth
  • Pain reduction
  • Cognitive focus
  • Anxiety or Depression

One of the great benefits of therapeutic peptides is that they can be customized to any cellular processes, and studies have shown they may be easier for the body to absorb because of their elemental nature.

How are peptides applied?

Most peptide treatment is delivered through subcutaneous injections. This requires drawing the medication up into a syringe and injecting yourself. Don’t worry! The needles are extremely small, and we will train you how to do it.

Some peptides are available in other forms such as oral capsules, topical lotions/creams, or even nasal sprays. Each type of peptide may have its own unique way to be applied depending on its intended use.

How quickly might you see results?

When it comes to peptide therapy, it’s important to acknowledge that it’s not an instant cure-all. Instead, look at peptide therapy as a supportive treatment that can augment your body’s innate healing. Some might see a difference right away in how they feel after starting peptide therapy treatment, while others may find it takes several weeks to even a few months to notice the desired effects.

Is peptide therapy right for you?

Research has shown that there are peptides formulated to address conditions such as obesity, joint pain, and loss of muscle mass. There are peptides that have been used to treat inflammatory conditions such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases and wound healing. Specific peptides are also being used for neurocognitive support, such as anxiety, depression, brain injury, and stroke. There are peptides to help regulate hormones as well as others that improve skin integrity and skin tone as well as stimulate hair growth. Therefore, everyone can benefit from treatment!

Why choose Buffalo Regenerative Medicine for your treatment?

Our team will meet with you and discuss your optimal health goals and determine a comprehensive plan that will move you towards achieving your goals. You will always meet with a health care provider that is certified in prescribing peptides. In addition to peptides, we may recommend other treatments such as supplements. We will also have detailed discussions regarding nutrition and exercise.

If weight loss or a change in body composition is desired, we will also be able to track your progress using our InBody 570 device.

Here are just a few of the most common peptides we use:

Semaglutide - This peptide is widely known for its amazing effect on weight loss and is also known as Ozempic. This works on receptors to help improve insulin sensitivity and also decreases food cravings. It also improves cognitive function!

CJC 1295/Ipamorelin – This combo helps to restore normal growth hormone levels which dramatically decrease as we age. It can be used to help improve strength, support weight loss, and encourage gain in lean muscle mass. It also helps to improve recovery and stage 4 sleep, which is our recovery stage of sleep.

MOTS-C - This peptide helps to improve mitochondrial function, improves exercise performance, insulin sensitivity and protects against weight gain.

BPC-157This peptide is known to aid joint recovery. It can help improve healing, promoting damage repair and the growth of healthy tissue. It can also help reduce inflammation and acts as an antioxidant, further aiding the healing process.

GHK-Cu A human copper-binding peptide that functions as a potent protector of tissue, working as an anti-inflammatory agent that controls oxidative damage that occurs post-tissue injury. When added with another peptide it can be used topically to prolong the results from Botox.

Would you like to explore the benefits of Peptide therapy? Give us a call and schedule a consultation with our team.