What is a peptide?
Technically, a peptide is a shortened chain of what we know of as a protein. This short chain is made up of amino acids and acts as a signal for the building blocks of our DNA, genes, neural tissue and hormones. There are thousands of peptides that naturally occur in our body and each has its own source and function.
How are peptides being used?
As we age our hormones and proteins start to decline. Since we are living longer than ever before, we are seeing and feeling the decline and have accepted it as the “aging” process. But should we be living 50 plus years without our hormones, skin, muscles, or brain working to the best of our body’s ability? The answer is no, and we have seen this proven in the development of diabetes, heart disease, loss of muscle and strength, loss of bone support.
Are peptides safe?
There are currently over 200 peptides approved by the FDA and many more actively undergoing clinical trials for approval in the near future. Because peptide therapy is mimicking our natural peptide structure and is highly specific to support our own natural hormones, there is little side effects or adverse reactions to be concerned about.