What are Peptides?

By September 19, 2019 Modern Therapy

Peptides are molecules that play a vital role in all living organisms. They are natural biological molecules and are made of two or more amino acids. Peptides, just like protein, are naturally formed from the transcription of a sequence of genetic code. They are signaling molecules that regulate diverse functions of the body, are found in every cell and tissue in the human body, and they carry out unique tasks. 

To achieve homeostasis and healthy living, a substantial level of peptides must be present in our bodies. Shape, type and sequence of a particular peptide will determine its specific functions in the body. Just like most other elements of the body, genetic, aging and other factors over time lead to peptide deficiency and affect functions of the body. 

The synthesized peptides are used to cause changes in the cells and regenerate different tissues and other organs in the body. Peptide-based drugs have well-established therapeutic effects, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antithrombotic results, an indication for its various applications. 

What is Peptide Therapy? 

Several peptide-based medications are undergoing clinical trials in different parts of the world. Peptide therapy is the use of different kinds of synthesized peptides to treat various conditions and enhance body hormones. 

The human body is made up of trillions of cells, and these cells perform specialized tasks to give structure to the body and help us stay fit. Naturally, aging, stress, and illness affect the functions of cells, thereby reducing the body’s functionality. These factors that lead to physical changes and slow us down are what peptide therapies aim to address. 

Essentially, peptide therapies help reinvigorate cells to handle stress better. The therapeutic effects occur naturally causing changes in cell behavior and control genomes by sending signals to the mitochondria. Mitochondria are the working organelles, which take in nutrients from the cells and break them down to generate energy.

How Are Peptides Administered? 

Peptides don’t just serve diverse purposes; they are also administered using different methods. The method to apply will be dependent on the user, the condition, the targeted bioavailability, and sometimes the peptide type. Each method circulates the drug differently into the body and achieves a varied level of bioavailability. Some of the methods include: 

Peptides via Injection

Subcutaneous, intravenous or intramuscular injection methods are some of the most popular means of administering peptides into the body. Injection method, especially intramuscular, is the best way to achieve a very high bioavailability of peptide therapy. 

Peptides via Nasal spray

Peptide-based drugs are also applied through this method. Nasal spray and injection are the two most effective ways of taking the medication.

Peptides taken Orally

Peptides can also be taken orally, and this is the most preferred method by users. However, oral delivery of peptides has a very low level of bioavailability. Experts believe that the absolute oral effectiveness of peptides is less than 1%. To be effective when taken orally, there need to be improvements in the oral bioavailability from 1% to at least 30% to 50%

Additionally, the medication must be initially stabilized to make it easy for oral usage by protecting it from the extreme acidity and action of pepsin in the stomach. But never mind the technical process, each peptide type is supplied with instructions on how to take it. You only need to follow the dosage instruction.

Peptides Through skin

This is one of the most common anti-aging applications of peptides. Peptide boosters from sea jasmine, sea beet, sea fennel and other ocean plants are usually added in body creams meant for anti-aging purposes.    

How Modern Therapy MD Can Help you with your Peptide Needs

At Modern Therapy, we are committed to improving our patients’ quality of life using cutting edge therapies and techniques. We can provide you with the best peptides in the USA. You can contact us today for your Peptide Needs by filling out this free contact form.