Peptide Therapy

Peptide Therapy

Peptide therapy is a cutting edge treatment that can offer a chance for rejuvenation, antiaging, skin care, immunotherapy, cell regeneration, weight loss, muscle building and metabolic readjustment.

How Does it Work?

Peptides are chains of amino acids that act as messengers in the body and help regulate hormones. Peptide therapy involves injecting different peptides targeted toward specific conditions. Peptides are modeled after those found naturally in the body, and research into how various peptides could reverse aging, aid healing and muscle building, and contribute to overall health has exploded in recent years- there are hundreds of ongoing trials in peptide therapy occurring right now. Peptides have proven success- Insulin was the first peptide successfully isolated to be used as an injectable- and it has been lifesaving by being fundamental to regulating the level of blood sugar in the body. Other, more recently isolated peptides hold the promise for a number of other groundbreaking therapies. 

Peptide therapy involves injecting the peptide subcutaneously on a regular basis for a period of time. Patients report that results from some peptide injections can be seen within weeks! Most injections have few side effects, but there are some that have some small risks. Some peptides are so effective at building muscle mass and supporting endurance that their use has been banned for professional athletes.  It’s important to choose the right peptide therapy for you, and to be guaranteed that you are having a quality product injected. It’s also important that the injection is done correctly. For these reasons, you should consult with professionals like those at Progressive Medical Center rather than attempting to go it alone.  

What types of Peptides does Progressive Medical use in our practice?

At Progressive, our providers use a wide range of cutting edge peptide therapies. Our clinical staff are educated and trained in the most up to date protocols for therapeutic applications of peptide therapy. Here are a few of the most common peptides.

Semaglutide for long term weight control

Injection of the peptide Semaglutide 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 injections can also slow the movement of food through the stomach and can decrease appetite and cause weight loss. Our staff has seen remarkable weight loss results using this peptide. Semaglutide can support:

  • Long term weight control
  • Helps control blood sugar
  • Decreases appetite
  • Can lead to permanent weight loss
CJC-1295 for anti-aging

 CJC-1295 assists in muscle growth, fat loss and sleep improvement. This peptide can also increase energy in adults, speed up metabolism and offer anti-aging benefits. 

CJC-1295 and Ipamorelin are often taken together in order to maximize the amount of growth hormone being released into your body. Ipamorelin, while having a similar effect as CJC- 1295, only works in the body for a short time (only that day), while CJC-1295 will stay in the body for more than a week with each injection. The combination of the two peptides provides a steady release of natural Human Growth Hormone (HGH) from the pituitary gland and can deliver more effective results for most people compared to CJC-1295 alone.  

HGH is necessary for many systems in the body and regulates much more than just growth.  Most people’s HGH starts to decrease rapidly after young adulthood. This decrease is often why those who are over 30 can have  lower energy and muscle mass, an increased inability to build new muscle, increased trouble losing or keeping weight off, have a weakened immune system, decreased ability to heal and show increased signs of aging. CJC-1295 can support:

  •       Increased bone density
  •       Improvement of cardiovascular system 
  •       Increased muscle mass 
  •       Higher metabolism
  •       An increase in fat burning
  •       Enhanced sex drive
  •       Improved mood 
  •       Improved healing
  •       Strengthening of the immune system
  •       An increased clarity of thought and memory 
Ipamorelin for anti-aging, quality sleep, and rejuvenated skin 

Ipamorelin is a peptide that assists in releasing growth hormones. Ipamorelin imitates ghrelin and its communication to the ghrelin receptor in the brain, thereby stimulating the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland. As we begin to age, the production of growth hormones lessens gradually over time. Ipamorelin can encourage these growth hormones to be created and released regularly. This increase in growth hormone production can assist in the reduction of body fat, enhance lean muscle mass, improve the quality of sleep, and stimulate an increase of energy. Some patients report that they have an overall increase in a sense of well-being. 

Ipamorelin is particularly effective for collagen production, wrinkle reduction, acceleration of healing, and for enhancing your mood. This peptide is one of the best available for its anti-aging benefits. Ipamorelin can support:

  • Anti-aging
  • Collagen production 
  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Increase of lean muscle mass and muscle growth
  • Accelerated recovery from exercising, weight lifting and physical activity
  • Improvement in cellular repair and regeneration
  • Increase of energy
  • An increased feeling of overall wellness
  • Improvement in bone mineral density 
  • Higher metabolic rate and improved circulation
  • Body fat reduction
  • Improvement in sleep leading to better energy and mood 
BPC-157 for healing and reducing inflammation 

BPC stands for Body Protective Compound, and that should tell you something about how great this peptide is! This peptide originates in the gut and is thought to have a healing effect in both the upper and lower GI tract. Its role in the gut is to initiate and support the repair and maintenance of the intestinal tract. BPC 157 regenerates cells in the walls of the intestines and endothelium, and helps the body prevent ulcers. It also supports the microbiome, and helps maintain the health of arteries and veins. BPC-157 can support:

  • Accelerates healing of ligaments, bones, joints, and tendons
  • Can reduces inflammation caused by autoimmune conditions
  • Protects against the formation of scar tissue
  • Improves brain health & mood
  • Blocks long term effects of corticosteroid injections
  • Protects the cardiovascular system 
  • Helps with injury and wound healing