What Are Peptides & Do They Really Work?

Peptides are naturally occurring short chains of amino acids used to transport essential nutrients and prevent illness. Amino acids are naturally occurring compounds that are either manufactured within a healthy body or derived from food sources.

The body combines these amino acids to generate chemical reactions in the body. It is now possible to manufacture peptides from natural sources and use them in specific ways that optimize healthy body processes.

Most peptides are designed to stimulate specific receptors for Human Growth Hormone (HGH). And HGH has unmatched regenerative power and anti-aging benefits. Although Juan Ponce de Leon never located the Fountain of Youth, it now can be found using peptides.

These peptides are specifically sequenced to stimulate the Pituitary to make more HGH. As we age the amount of HGH that is produced by the Pituitary decreases. This slow loss of HGH leads to accelerated aging and loss of youthful vigor.

According to researched studies, adults lose up to 14% of their circulating levels of human growth hormone per decade after 30 (Iranmanesh et al., 1991; Giustina & Veldhuis, 1998). Moreover, the loss of HGH causes increased fat, specifically around the abdominal area. As visceral body fat accumulates around the organs the result is increased chronic disease processes, such as heart disease.

Peptides can reduce heart disease by preventing blood clot formation, reducing dangerous cholesterol formation, decrease inflammatory processes, and lower blood pressure.

Another consequence of losing HGH is the weakening of muscles and bones. However, specific peptides can be designed to stimulate muscle growth, enhance exercise performance, and speed recovery of injured tissues. Peptides have many beneficial effects within the body such as:

  • improved workouts and recovery
  • reduced body fat
  • increased energy, strength, and stamina
  • deeper more restful sleep leading to cellular repair
  • decreased joint and muscle pain
  • increased sex drive
  • improved skin tone and texture resulting in fewer wrinkles
  • improved mental clarity
  • accelerated wound healing

There are several peptides that we commonly prescribe in our office based on patients on patients desired outcomes. These peptides work best when combined with hormone optimization, a healthy diet, appropriate supplements, and an optimal exercise program.

We will work specifically with you to develop a tailored treatment approach to ensure the best results.

The Muscle and Anti-Aging Peptide: IPAMORELIN

Ipamorelin uses a five amino acid sequence that stimulates the natural production of growth hormone. Ipamorelin is safe and works with the body’s natural functioning. Also, Ipamorelin will not deplete existing HGH stores within the body.

Another advantage of using Ipamorelin is that it does not cause common side effects that are commonly seen when injecting human growth hormone. As a result, Ipamorelin is ideal for long-term use. The preferred application is a subcutaneous injection given in the stomach or abdominal area.

However, troches (small lozenges) can also be compounded based on patient preference. These small lozenges easily dissolve between the cheek and gum and absorb through the oral mucosa and gradually into the bloodstream.

The benefits of Ipamorelin include:

  • Increased lean muscle mass
  • Increases body fat loss
  • Increases bone density
  • Increased energy
  • Improved cellular repair and regeneration
  • Enhanced immunity
  • Better Quality sleep


We commonly combine growth hormone stimulating peptides to even further accelerate the beneficial effects. For example, Ipamorelin is a relatively short-acting peptide with a half-life of about 2 hours. This means that after 4 hours only 25% of the Ipamorelin potency remains.

In comparison, Sermorelin has an even shorter half-life of just a few minutes. Conversely, CJC-1295 takes as much as 4 hours to start working but lasts for as long as a week. The benefit of combining these growth hormone peptides is utilizing varying pathways of action.

For example, Ipamorelin acts on the ghrelin receptors of the Pituitary, whereas Sermorelin only acts on the growth hormone-secreting receptors. The advantage of combining these peptides is to optimize the secretion and reuptake of human growth hormone throughout the body.

The Weight Loss Peptide: AOD 9604

The AOD 9604 Peptide is specifically designed for patients seeking a powerful weight loss option. It is compounded as a troche. The benefits include:

  • Reducing body fat
  • Increasing calorie burn
  • Triggers fat release
  • Boosts your metabolism
  • Doesn’t increase your appetite
  • No negative effects on blood sugar levels or tissue growth
  • May help with bone and cartilage repair
  • Imitates the way natural growth hormone regulates fat metabolism.
  • Mobilizes stored energy during fasting or exercise
  • Reduces abdominal fat
  • Possesses regenerative properties associated with growth hormone

The Sexual Health Peptide For Him and For Her: PT-141 Bremelanotide

The PT 141 is a peptide melanocortin receptor is used for sexual dysfunction for both men and women. It works by activating the dopamine hormone, which plays a major role in sexual motivation. It has been shown to be very effective in helping men with erectile dysfunction and impotence. And, it has been effective in helping women overcome sexual arousal disorder. It is injected subcutaneously using an insulin syringe.

Its benefits include:

  • Increased feelings of sexual satisfaction
  • Increased libido and sexual desire
  • Stronger erections
  • Heightened sexual arousal
  • Boosts sexual confidence

Call our office today for more information on how to get started on our powerful peptide arousal. 


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