Bringing Back Peptides: The Old is New

Gina Rogean, APRN

Cell efficiency is the key to restoring cellular metabolism. As we age, our cellular efficiency decreases. With peptides, we can push back the effects of aging, immune disease, metabolic disease, and other stressors that our body has to deal with on a cellular level, all day every day.

What Exactly do Peptides do?

What exactly do peptides do? They improve cellular efficiency, increase metabolic flexibility, improve autophagy and augment the modulation of the immune system. What does this mean? It means many things and has many different applications. Let’s dig in.

Peptides are chains of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds. These sets of amino acids are specifically assembled together to provide their own unique effect on the cells in our body. Over time, our cells are bombarded by oxidative stress, free radicals, toxins, and aging. All of this causes our cells to change and not perform at their optimum level. This is when we see issues with immunity, inflammation, delayed healing, decreased metabolism, decreased recovery, and disease.

Autophagy is the process where cells break down old, damaged parts. It is a natural function of the cell that removes dysfunctional pieces. When autophagy is not doing its job, the cells remain dysfunctional and become senescent cells. These senescent cells secrete inflammatory properties which put our body in a pro-inflammatory state. Autophagic activity decreases with age, leading to an accumulation of damaged cells. Decrease in the autophagic process worsens disease and leaves our bodies more vulnerable to attacks. Peptides help restore cellular activity including autophagy, therefore restoring cellular metabolism and improving efficiency.

Removing inflammatory influences through peptide therapy has been around for many years. Often kept quiet because of the amazing outcomes seen in clinical trials versus their pharmaceutical counterparts, peptides have made an amazing comeback. Many surgeons are now using peptide therapy as a mainstay after surgical procedures due to the faster healing and recovery for their patients.

Types of Peptides:

There are many types of peptides available. Some help your body make more growth hormones, some immunomodulate, neuromodulate, have nootropic effects, and more. They can help with healing, sleep, stress, gut health, weight loss, body composition, recovery, anxiety, ADHD, immune system restoration, depression, memory, brain fog, metabolic syndrome, post MI/CVA cell repair, neuropathy, and more.

Peptide therapy has so many benefits and many different applications. Peptides are all natural and have no toxic effects, making them a game-changer in the world of healthcare. Providing our body with help by improving cellular efficiency has the ability to make the old new.