What is peptide therapy?
Peptide therapy refers to the medical use of specific peptides to assist with the management of health issues and concerns. Currently, scientists have identified over 7,000 naturally occurring peptides or strings of amino acids.
The FDA has approved over 60 peptide medications for use, and researchers are currently investigating the clinical use of over 600 more peptides.
Am I a good candidate for peptide therapy?
Dr. Guy determines if you’re a good candidate for peptide therapy during a consultation. Due to the many variations in the peptide structure, the uses are wide-ranging. Some classes of peptides benefit age-related conditions such as osteoporosis, while others may promote fat loss to assist with weight management.
You should schedule a consultation with Dr. Guy if you’re struggling to find a more natural and effective treatment for your:
- Lyme disease
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- Chronic inflammatory disease
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Low libido
Dr. Guy also offers peptide therapy to improve cognitive function in otherwise healthy individuals.
What are the types of peptides?
There are many types of peptides used for therapy. The peptides Dr. Guy offers for therapy include:
BPC-157 is a peptide naturally found in your stomach’s gastric juice. Therapeutically, BPC-157 has been shown to accelerate wound healing.
Thymosin alpha-1 is produced by the thymus gland. This peptide has been shown to improve immune health and may be used to treat hepatitis B and C and improve immune health in cancer patients undergoing immune-suppressing treatments.
CJC and ipamorelin
CJC and ipamorelin are a class of peptides referred to as growth hormone secretagogues (GHSs), which stimulate the secretion of growth hormones. These peptides may support fat loss and growth of lean muscle mass, as well as improve your sleep.
AOD 9064 increases fat burning and is used as an anti-obesity treatment. This peptide may also assist with repairing and regenerating cartilage.
Dr. Guy uses PT-141 to increase libido and sexual arousal in men and women. It also benefits men suffering from ED.
Cerebrolysin is a nootropic that improves cognitive function, specifically memory, creativity, and motivation.
Melanotan II is similar in structure to the hormone responsible for stimulating the production of melanin (pigmented skin cells). For peptide therapy, Dr. Guy may use it to help those with ED, fibromyalgia, and skin conditions such as rosacea.
Dr. Guy provides most peptide therapy as an injection. However, some peptides may be available as a transdermal cream, nasal spray, or oral tablet.
To schedule a consultation to see how peptide therapy may benefit your health, call Doctor Guy today.
Naturopathic Doctor & Hormone Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that bind with receptors on the surface of your cells and relay information that tell other cells and molecules what to do. With peptide therapy, Guy Citrin, ND, at Doctor Guy, in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles, uses specific peptides to address a number of health needs. To learn more about the many benefits of peptide therapy, call the office today.