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Peptides: Revolutionizing Medicine?

From Alzheimer’s Disease and autoimmune conditions to erectile dysfunction and weight loss, peptide therapy is a rapidly evolving realm of anti-aging medicine that promises amazing healing and restorative benefits by tapping into the body’s own chemistry.

What Exactly are Peptides?

More than 70,000 kinds of peptides reside in the body, each one carrying out a highly specific function. Peptides are a short chain of amino acids linked together that make up a small protein. They bind to the surface of cells and give targeted directions to other cells and molecules. Insulin is one of the most well-known types of peptide, but there are endless others.

The pharmaceutical market for peptide medications continues to explode in popularity as these specialized molecules deliver therapeutic value to a multitude of patients. There are around 150 peptides in clinical development and hundreds more in preclinical testing stages. In 2017 alone, the FDA approved five new peptides for clinical use to help treat diseases like diabetes and symptoms caused by GI and thyroid disorders.

The Promising Potential of Peptide Therapy

integrative doctor at peptide conference

To keep up on advancements in this emerging science, I regularly attend anti-aging medical conferences and study recent developments in peptide treatments. This summer, I joined esteemed integrative doctors and scientists from around the world at the International Peptide Conference in California to learn about the latest innovations in peptide therapy.

The potential of peptides is tremendous. It’s the key to prolonging human lifespan, but more importantly, it opens an entire doorway through which we can drastically increase quality of life. Peptides redefine how we dispense medicine.

They’re naturally occurring, extremely targeted, and by tweaking biochemistry, can bring a body back into balance without the side effects or risks of traditional prescriptions. Once they’ve accomplished their mission, the body automatically recycles peptides without any accumulative or toxic affect.

How Peptides Are Administered

hand holding chemistry moleculePeptides come in various forms and doses. Traditionally administered only by syringe, recent scientific discoveries made it possible to dispense certain peptides by oral tablet, transdermal creams and nasal sprays.

At The Guyer Institute, we administer peptides in a variety of ways and witness wonderful results. We offer peptide medications through our on-site compounding pharmacy and supplement store, and also perform PRP Therapy, which uses peptide growth factors from a patient’s own blood plasma, to rejuvenate aging skin and tissue, repair scars and even regrow hair. 

If this type of medical therapy piques your interest, give us a call at The Guyer Institute today at (317) 580-9355!

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