How to find hope for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Functional medicine doctors recognize that this is a real illness and will listen to you and treat the core problems while helping you deal with the symptoms.
More of us are living longer, but the real question is what is the QUALITY of that life as we age. There is a big difference between preparing to be healthy until the age of 46 and preparing to be healthy until the age of 76. Will the last 20 years of your life be robust and filled with satisfying endeavors? Or will you limp along from health challenge to health challenge?
Sermorelin is a synthetically made version of the peptide Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH), which is responsible for stimulating natural growth hormone production. Also known as Growth Hormone Releasing Factor and GRF 1-29, it helps stimulate increased secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland. This stimulation of growth hormone production helps increase muscle mass, decrease body fat, enhance recovery, improve sleep, enhance flexibility and joint health, and improve overall health and wellness.
Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), also known as Somatomedin C, is a peptide related to insulin that helps encourage normal bone and muscle growth and helps decrease blood glucose levels. Bodybuilders have known for years that IGF-1 helps cells to burn fat and increase lean body mass. In fact, this peptide can accelerate weight gain attributed to an increase in muscle mass while keeping the fat off. It can improve energy during a workout and help recovery time after one. So how does this work? IGF-1 has been found to increase in the body after resistance exercise and increase the creation of lean muscle mass.
BPC stands for Body Protective Compound, and that should tell you something about how great this peptide is! It is one of the most exciting peptide therapies to come along and may have tremendous potential for treating serious conditions in the future including stroke, alcohol and drug overdoses, and schizophrenia. This peptide originates in the gut and is thought to have a healing effect in both the upper and lower GI tract as well. It also supports the microbiome and helps maintain the health of arteries and veins.
We all age- there’s no way around it, but it’s how we age that matters. It’s one thing to get older, but it’s another to experience it as just a decline CJC-1295/Ipamorelin Peptides can help.
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme that has tremendous potential to increase brain health and promote anti-aging. The NAD+ version is the oxidized form. As we age, not only do brain cells break down from oxidative stress and cellular deterioration, but we run the risk of developing amyloid plaques which are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. These plaques kill brain cells, affecting memory and cognitive function. Even if we don’t develop Alzheimer’s disease, the mitochondria in our brain cells slowly become compromised, meaning they are no longer the energy powerhouses they once were. Mitochondrial production of ATP in our cells diminishes, and as a result, we have less energy for our brains to function well. Cognition declines, memory declines, and reflexes decline. These are hallmarks of aging- but do they have to be?
Injection of the peptide Semaglutide (Wegovy) has been found to offer long-term weight control, even for the obese. The peptide has been used along with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes when other medications did not work well enough. Semaglutide injection is also used to reduce the risk of a stroke, heart attack, or death in adults who have type 2 diabetes and to help control heart vessel diseases. It’s no wonder that in 2021 the FDA approved subcutaneous injections of Semaglutide for long-term weight loss- the first diet drug approved since 2014.
Welcome to the exciting world of peptide therapy! Peptide theory is hot right now, and for good reason. These revolutionary treatments hold hope for anti-aging, weight loss, building muscle mass, reducing inflammation, controlling blood sugar, improving skin quality, contributing to cardiac health, and increasing sex drive. Why The sudden interest in peptide therapy? Well, it turns out it isn’t so sudden. Professional athletes, bodybuilders, and exercise gurus have known about peptide therapy for years, and it was the accumulating testimonials of these professionals and many happy customers that caused a growing recognition in the wider research and medical community about the promise of peptides.
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In our last blog article, we examined the healing effects of sleep. How sleep recharges your brain and rebuilds your body every night. In this article, we’ll focus on strategies for ensuring a good night’s rest.
I’m sure you’ve heard it over and over “Get more sleep!” or “You’ll get sick if you don’t get more sleep!”. While those things certainly can be true, I’d rather focus on the benefits of sleep in this article instead of the dire warnings that are aimed at those that don’t get enough. It is true enough that lack of sleep can contribute to a number of conditions and ailments, from high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and an increased risk of a heart attack. Getting enough sleep can certainly help decrease the risk of these things, but why? How does sleep make the body stronger? What role does sleep play in overall health?