What Are Peptides? 

Peptides are strings of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins. Your body naturally makes peptides, but peptides can also be made in medical laboratories. Because peptides are so important to essential functions like tissue repair and hormone regulation within the human body, they are being found in more products than ever before. From skincare products to anti-aging serums, to protein powders, to supplements and food, peptides are in the mix. 

Peptides and Weight Loss

Beginning, even maintaining, a weight loss routine can be intimidating, and no single plan works for everyone. Incorporating peptides into an established regimen of exercise and healthy eating is the best way to approach weight loss; peptides alone cannot do all of the work. However, by making peptides a part of your system for weight loss, the speed at which you lose weight will potentially increase. 

There are 7,000 different types of peptides in the human body and some of those aid in weight loss. Peptide therapy is customizable, making it possible to work on the necessary change you’d like to see in an easier manner. Two of the most effective peptides to include in your weight loss journey are Semaglutide and Tirzepatide. 

Both Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are both type 2 diabetes drugs that are often used for weight management as well. Both peptides are glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, which means they mimic the GLP-1 hormone and make you feel less hungry. Tirzepatide also mimics the GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide) hormone which triggers insulin creation and a sense of fullness. 

There are additional peptides that aid in weight loss, as well, and offer specific advantages. Some examples include: 

  • Increased Fat Burning: The peptides CJC-1295 + Ipamorelin encourage the production of growth hormone which can lead to the breakdown of stored fat for energy. By using stored fat, weight loss is promoted. 
  • Appetite Regulation: Semaglutide and tirzepatide decrease appetite by stimulating insulin secretion in hyperglycemic states. 
  • Improved Muscle Mass: The peptide BPC-157 has shown the ability to preserve lean muscle mass, reduce inflammation, and improve recovery. 
  • Increased Metabolism: Tirzepatide improves glycemic control by increasing insulin sensitivity and lipid metabolism.

Other Advantages of Semaglutide & Tirzepatide on Overall Wellness

Both Semaglutide and Tirzepatide not only offer potential weight loss advantages but also present additional benefits for overall well-being. When Semaglutide is used in conjunction with diet and exercise, it can cause a reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease in people who are overweight or obese. 

Tirzepatide not only provides possible weight loss assistance but also cardiovascular benefits by altering the lipid profile and reducing blood pressure and visceral adiposity. 

Side Effects of Peptides

The side effects of peptides for weight loss are very rare, especially among healthy individuals. Some side effects may include heartburn, a feeling of fullness, or a bad taste in the mouth. The administration of peptides intravenously may cause short-term side effects immediately after injection, including itching, a rash, swelling, or redness at the injection site. 

10X Health and Peptides

The professional medical team at 10X Health works with many people who want to lose weight and achieve an improvement in their overall wellness. Peptide therapy is one of the services we offer. Comprehensive testing and consultation is done prior to creating a peptide therapy program customized for each individual client. 

10X Health peptide therapy is mostly administered through injections, although some peptides are available to take in pill form as well. No matter which peptide is recommended for you through 10X Health, you are provided with a personal wellness concierge who walks you through the process and is available to answer questions along the way. Your committed personal advisor will ensure that the peptide therapy you are receiving is working for you, and make any adjustments on the way to meeting your goals. 

Want to know more about how peptide therapy can aid in your weight loss journey? Reach out to 10X Health today! 

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