What’s the Deal With Peptides and How Can You Get More of Them?

Jun 05, 2024
What’s the Deal With Peptides and How Can You Get More of Them?
If you’ve been seeing peptide supplements popping up everywhere, you might be wondering what they can do for you. We discuss what peptides are and the health benefits they offer here.

In recent years, more research has been done on how peptides — especially supplemental peptides — can benefit your health. Studies have shown that peptides can reduce bodily inflammation, slow down aging, and destroy harmful microbes. 

While the first supplemental peptide was created in the 1920s, the last 50 years have seen the creation of more and more peptide supplements that can improve your health and well-being in multiple ways.

If you’re still new to the world of peptides, Dana Trippi, DO, and the rest of our team at the Atlas Health Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada, want to educate you further about what exactly peptides are and how you can use them.

So, what are peptides?

Peptides are made up of molecules known as amino acids. Proteins also contain amino acids; however, proteins have a large amount of amino acids while peptides only have about 2-50. The exact order of the amino acids dictate how the peptides are used by your body, and because peptides are much smaller than proteins, they’re more easily broken down and absorbed.

These small chains of amino acids are found naturally in your body, and they’re used in quite a few bodily processes including oxytocin production, blood pressure regulation, insulin production, water regulation in cells, and wound healing. 

To supplement the peptides you already have in your body, you can eat foods that contain peptides, such as eggs, milk, meat, beans, and lentils, or you can take dietary supplements that contain synthetic peptides, which are incredibly similar in make up to natural peptides.

Another great source of synthetic peptides is peptide therapy, which we offer at the Atlas Health Institute.

What is peptide therapy?

Peptide therapy is a way to get supplemental peptides through external sources. We offer a wide range of peptide types to address a number of different issues. 

Because your body already makes peptides, peptide therapy can be a welcome alternative to other treatments and medications. Not only will your body respond to supplemental peptides faster, but you’re also less likely to experience adverse side effects. 

Here are just some of the things that peptide therapy can help with:

  • Slowing down the aging process
  • Improving wound healing
  • Preventing age-related bone loss (osteoporosis)
  • Building strength and muscle mass
  • Boosting cognitive function
  • Jumpstarting weight loss

Peptide therapy can even help manage health conditions like high blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetes. 

At the Atlas Health Institute, we offer peptide therapy in a variety of forms, including nasal sprays, topical creams, injections, and oral tablets. The type you choose depends on your lifestyle factors and how you want to use peptides to improve your health. 

To learn more about peptides or to get started with peptide therapy, schedule an appointment with our team by calling our office or booking online today.