Peptide therapy, sometimes called metabolism therapy, is the targeted application of peptide hormones to generate a physiological response in the body. Peptide hormones can be in the form of insulin, glucagon, or growth hormones. Some peptide hormones are used to stimulate the breakdown of adipose tissue or stimulate the growth of lean muscle mass. Others are used to reduce blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol levels.
The primary objective of peptide therapy is to stimulate the breakdown of specific amino acids or their precursors. Hormones are introduced into the human body through a variety of routes such as injection, intramuscular or intracerebroventricular, and oral consumption. The most commonly used route of introduction is intramuscular injection. Intramuscular injections of amino acids stimulate the muscular action of these hormones by binding to receptor sites on the muscle cells that are activated. Intramuscular hormones are usually derived from plant sources such as soy and tryta-dela. The major pituitary gland, which synthesizes human growth hormones, is located in the brain.
The objective of using amino acid precursors in peptide therapy is to promote the breakdown or oxidation of fatty acids or glycolysis in order to accelerate weight loss. This process, referred to as ketosis, is desirable for overall health but may be detrimental in patients with certain medical conditions.
The use of low doses of amino acids has been associated with some very positive results in some patients with certain medical conditions such as diabetes and cancer. Most studies have been performed using low doses of l-glutamine, lecithin oil, and arginine. These treatments have had very limited success in achieving overall health benefits.
Amino acids have also been used for many different types of athletic injuries as well as conditions related to aging and the immune system. In recent years, peptide therapies have also proven very effective in the treatment of depression and anxiety in patients who suffer from these conditions. Many people suffer from low moods and feelings of anxiety on a regular basis, and Peptide Therapy offers a simple and non-intrusive way to treat and help these individuals.
There is some evidence that Peptide Therapy is useful in combating the negative affects of aging on the nervous system, reducing blood sugar levels, improving skin condition, and stimulating the immune system. Some studies even suggest it may be beneficial to women of childbearing age.
Peptide Therapy is often prescribed to those suffering from conditions that have a negative effect on the immune system, such as HIV/AIDS and cancer. It is generally safe and effective, however, it can have serious side effects in some patients. In the case of HIV, peptide therapy has been known to reduce the risk of infection and help suppress the immune system.
However, it should be noted that many people with HIV/AIDS experience significant and prolonged side effects from their treatments, including fatigue, pain, nausea, and an increased risk of infections related to blood. Women who are pregnant may be a good candidate for Peptide Therapy, as Peptides are generally safe for use by pregnant women.