So, What Are Peptides?
Peptides are short strings of amino acids, usually consisting of 2-50 amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, but proteins contain more amino acids than peptides. Your body naturally makes peptides, but they can also be made in a lab which is how so many products on the market contain peptides.
Peptides are more easily used by the body than proteins because they are smaller and already more broken down than proteins when they enter the body. They quickly penetrate the skin and intestines, which makes it easy for them to enter the bloodstream faster than proteins. Peptides play a critical role in many physiological processes throughout the body.
What are Bioactive Peptides?
Scientists are most interested in bioactive peptides since these peptides may have a beneficial effect on the body and may positively affect human health. The sequence of amino acids in the bioactive peptide determines how the peptide affects the body. Peptides are being used in many different ways, from increasing muscle to improving gut and skin health to providing hormone balance and anti-aging properties; peptides have a lot to offer!
How Can Peptides Help Me Look My Best?
Peptides are responsible for sending signals within the body to stimulate the regeneration of proteins, which makes them vital in the process of making your skin look great. As we age, protein regeneration slows down and environmental factors take a toll on our skin. Peptides are essential to anti-aging skincare as they are behind the production of proteins such as collagen, keratin, and elastin, which are all amazing for the strengthening of your skin.
Peptides can be advantageous to the way you look in many ways, including:
- Anti-Aging Benefits: When collagen and elastin break down, the result is sagging skin. Peptides signal cells to regenerate proteins, so the anti-aging effects of peptides can be excellent. Peptides can even out the texture of the skin, reduce the appearance of pores, firm and tighten skin, and fill in wrinkles and fine lines.
- Reducing Inflammation: The anti-inflammatory properties of peptides can reduce irritation of the skin, as well as reduce redness. Peptides calm the skin to lessen discomfort as well as hydrate for glowing skin.
- Protecting Your Skin and Preventing Further Damage: Environmental factors can take a toll on our skin. The antioxidant properties of peptides can eliminate skin-damaging free radicals. Peptides help inhibit the enzymes that are responsible for collagen degradation and strengthen the skin preventing the loss of protein.
How Can Peptides Help Me Perform My Best?
As you know, peptides take on many roles within the body. One of those roles includes the ability of peptides to influence your body’s creation of hormones. Because of this, peptides can potentially increase the production of hormones related to muscle growth and athletic performance.
Peptides perform essential functions in the body such as promoting wound healing, reducing inflammation, and lowering blood pressure, as well as increasing muscle growth. Current studies have also shown that bioactive peptides could have a positive impact on changes in body composition and muscular performance, reduce muscle damage following exercise and induce beneficial adaptations within the connective tissue.
How Can Peptides Help Me Feel My Best?
Feeling your best means confidence in the way you look, as well as feeling rested and ready to take on each day. Peptides can help in these aspects of your life.
Peptides for Weight Loss
Losing weight is a hurdle most people deal with in their lives, and peptides may be able to help. With the combination of a healthy diet and exercise, the peptide Semaglutide may speed up the process of losing weight. Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, or GLP-1 RAs. It mimics the GLP-1 hormone, released in the gut in response to eating.
Semaglutide works by targeting the brain centers that regulate appetite, especially after eating, which may help you eat less. It also slows down how quickly the stomach empties, which makes you feel fuller for longer.
Peptides for Sleep
Getting enough sleep has a dramatic effect on the way you feel. DSIP (Delta Sleep Inducing Peptide) promotes deep restorative sleep and regulates circadian rhythm. The peptide works by binding to sleep and relaxation receptors in the brain, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Other potential benefits of DSIP include improved sleep quality and duration, reduced stress, improved alertness during the day, and improved mood.
Another peptide that improves sleep is CJC1295+ Ipamorelin. CJC 1295 is found to help extend the half-life of Ipamorelin, thereby extending its effectiveness. Benefits besides better sleep include fat loss, improved muscle growth, and increased libido with this combination.
Where Can I Get Started with Peptides?
10X Health offers many options when it comes to peptide therapy. Our wellness experts use comprehensive testing and consultation prior to advising you on which peptides could be beneficial to your wellness goals.
Your personal wellness concierge will work closely with you throughout your peptide therapy administration to make sure your goals are being met.
Interested in adding the potential benefits of peptide therapy to your wellness journey? Contact 10X Health today for all of the details.