Today we’re going to talk about peptides which is a new therapy we are offering in the Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Peptides are groups of amino acids most of the times less than 50 amino acids form a so-called peptide. The history of peptides has started a long time ago when doctors were treating children that were underdeveloped. These doctors would treat with some hormones that in reality are peptides. After many years of studying peptides that are the building of bigger proteins called hormones. The most important of them is the growth form.  Long time ago, we knew that growth hormones had to do with the development of the human body and would stop the production around 20 or 22 years old. Now we know that we produce growth hormone our entire life but in lesser amount with less frequency. A growth hormone a has implications in every single tissue. They help develop bones, muscle, brain, and more. The researchers started studying pieces of this hormone that are called peptides and they realized that each one of those pieces would have a different action and function in the body.  Nowadays, we have more than 70,000 peptides that are known from different places that could be natural places or from animal tissues. They the use of the peptides have been for growth development for: anti-cancer therapy, pain management, inflammatory conditions, and autoimmune diseases.

Everybody is subject to the possibility of being treated with peptides. If a someone for example has a long-standing autoimmune disease, most likely one of the problems is coming from the digestive system. The Institute of Regenerative Medicine has peptides that can treat certain conditions. Peptides have been very successful in modulating the inflammatory response of our body.  We are using these peptides for people with Alzheimer, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and different diseases where the immune system is reacting against the patient. Peptides are substances that are used in combination with some other anti-aging products like sex hormones or cortisone along with a good diet, exercise, and sleep pattern. We have peptides that are good for inflammation. There are some peptides that are good for memory. There peptides that are good for further development of muscles, weight control, decreasing the amount of fat in the body, and so on and so forth. The majority of these peptides are provided in a subcutaneous way but we do have different ways to treat with peptides such as: some nasal sprays, capsules, and creams.

The doctors that are working with this are supposed to be expert in the effects and side effects of peptides. Most of the time the side-effect of the some of these peptides are negligible in very transient. Some people have just described some headache that is very uncommon or a little transient nausea with some of the peptides. No side effects are prolonged in the therapy with these medications and, the these are very good substances for chronic inflammatory conditions. Furthermore, we have some peptides that helped in the regeneration of nerves in connections between nerves.  In this regard, they have been used in diseases like Alzheimer, Parkinson and MS. There are also some peptides that are using children especially children with autism. It is very difficult to say exactly the use of these because it’s very extended and its relative to the medical condition that needs to be treated. If you have been treated with conventional medications and it’s not working, it would be important that you search on peptides as one of the new tools to treat your medical condition. If you need further information you can call the Institute of Regenerative Medicine at 915.490.0647 or contact us.