Peptides are building blocks of proteins.
Peptides are composed of amino acid chains and regulate a wide range of biological functions. Peptides signal and trigger the body’s molecules and cells to perform specific healing tasks vital to our health and well-being. Think of peptides as your cellular “general” who gives the troops their marching orders! To date, about 7,000 naturally occurring peptides have been identified. Our Dallas Peptide therapy is an ever-evolving, cutting-edge, customized treatment regimen offered to patients at ThriveMD. Peptide therapy effectively restores the presence of these ultra-rejuvenating growth factors in your body to optimal levels for enhanced cellular regrowth and efficiency. The physicians and staff at ThriveMD utilize peptide therapy as part of a “whole body” approach to healthcare to elevate each patient's overall wellness.
Medical research into peptides began in the 1920s and led directly to insulin therapy for diabetics.
Scientists discovered that as we age, the number and quality of peptides naturally produced in our bodies declines, causing multiple physical stressors. Peptide therapy stimulates your body’s natural production of growth hormones, which are essential for cellular repair. The natural production of growth hormone starts to wane as we reach 18-20 years of age. So why not just take supplemental HGH? Because peptide therapy causes none of the side effects associated with HGH. Peptide therapy is much less expensive than HGH administration and carries no legal restrictions or concerns.
Peptide therapy mimics your body’s natural peptides, triggering a particular desired response that can elevate specific functions throughout your system. Carrier peptides deliver nutrients to targeted areas of your body. For example, they can increase collagen production by transporting magnesium and copper to the skin. Some peptides can not only regulate hormones but can function as hormones themselves.
Peptides are usually delivered via subcutaneous injection, which is very similar to how insulin injections help those with diabetes. Peptide therapy is highly customized to address each patient’s unique objectives. Peptides can specifically target a wide range of health concerns. The prescribed frequency and dosage vary from peptide to peptide. Peptide therapy does require a physician’s prescription. A reputable medical provider will use an established compounding pharmacy for preparing and supplying peptides used in therapy. Generally, peptides harvested for therapy come from animal or plant protein sources, including eggs, milk, meat, soy, flaxseed hemp seed, and wheat.
Peptide therapy has low toxicity, high potency, and high specificity for treating a wide range of health issues.
Peptide therapy has proved effective in providing pain relief, aiding soft tissue repair, reducing inflammation, accelerating the healing process, elevating immune function, helping to regulate blood pressure, and promoting lean muscle growth. Some peptides have been shown to assist with weight loss by stimulating the breakdown of visceral fat. Peptides can also help reverse symptoms of sexual dysfunction and improve cognitive clarity while reducing anxiety and depression. Antimicrobial peptides aid your body in fighting harmful bacteria. Patients with Lyme Disease, chronic inflammation, and certain autoimmune disorders may benefit from peptide therapy. And, very promisingly, peptide therapy has been shown to slow and even reverse some signs of aging.
Peptide therapy is considered a safe treatment regimen. Since peptides are not foreign to our bodies, they are generally well-tolerated. But some side effects have been reported, including:
Patients with a history of melanoma may be advised to avoid peptide therapy. Topical creams and ointments containing peptides may cause skin symptoms such as rashes and itching. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should talk to their doctor before starting peptide therapy.
To date, there are more than 80 FDA-approved peptide medications. After carefully reviewing your medical history, issues, and goals, your physician will customize a peptide therapy protocol just for you. Specific peptide regimens promote gut health, brain function, immune system function, and sexual health. In addition, research indicates peptide therapy can help combat chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, and depression.
Partnering with the right medical provider is the most important decision you will make in optimizing the effectiveness and safety of your peptide therapy. The physicians and staff at ThriveMD have built their practice into the premier hormone replacement center in the country. You are warmly invited to schedule a consultation to assess what peptide therapy may be able to do for you.
Peptide therapy is not a cure-all. It is a supportive treatment that can bolster and enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Many patients feel an almost immediate improvement in the way they feel following a peptide therapy session. Others may find it takes at least a few weeks to notice desired results. Typically, you should notice improved sleep and energy within a few weeks. Full benefits such as increased muscle mass and decreased fat may be realized between 3-6 months following initiation of treatment.
While costs will vary from patient to patient depending on the type and number of goals addressed, peptide treatment typically costs between $150 and $600 per month. Your insurance will not cover peptide therapy.
Peptide therapy is an exciting and effective anti-aging concept and treatment that represents the future of regenerative medicine. Treatments are safe, effective, and tightly targeted.
The doctors and staff at ThriveMD in Dallas encourage you to take back control of your quality of life. ThriveMD strives to treat patients as a “whole person,” helping them maximize all areas of their lives. For a growing number of health-conscious Americans, peptide therapy has proved to be a life-changer. ThriveMD invites you to schedule a consultation to determine if peptide therapy can elevate and enhance your health, confidence, and overall well-being.
Long-term studies into longevity are producing powerful new therapies that can drastically reduce the impact aging has on our lives. ThriveMD is at the forefront of a new way of living that uses this exciting science to develop treatments to offset the harmful effects of growing older. Join the ageless movement today with an initial consultation for anti-aging therapy in Dallas at ThriveMD.