What are peptides?

Peptides are short chain amino acids. Peptides work on many different areas in the body, some benefits of peptides include:

  • Treating diseases
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Making foods more nutritious
  • Killing microbes
  • Reverse aging
  • Building muscle

Peptides are natural amino acids that our bodies should be producing, but with age and other factors our bodies can start to lose production. Peptide therapy is a way to optimize our overall health and give our body back what it’s been missing.

There are specific peptides that stimulate the pituitary gland to release growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) which signals the body to release human growth hormone (HGH). HGH promotes anti-aging properties and regulates the entire body, including the digestive system and necessary insulin levels. HGH can slow down the aging process, prevent illnesses and enhance peak performance.

How does Semaglutide + L-Carnitine help with weight loss?

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 agonist (glucagon-like peptide that is produced in the gut naturally). As semaglutide activates GLP-1, it stimulates the pancreas to produce additional insulin which will increase insulin sensitivity, decrease gastric emptying, and in return signaling the brain a feeling of fullness.

L-Carnitine is a chemical made in the brain, liver and kidneys. It helps the body turn fat into energy. L-Carnitine can aid in weight loss, improve exercise performance and enhance a sense of well-being.

When Semaglutide and L-Carnitine are compounded together it becomes more potent for fat loss. The results are beneficial for lasting appetite suppression for most patients and can improve blood sugar levels.

The best part is that the injections are only once weekly.

Other peptides used in our weight loss program include CJC-1295/Ipamorelin.

CJC-1295 is a small chain amino acid (30) peptide hormone that has shown amazing results as a Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH) analog. CJC-1295 stimulates human growth hormone (HGH) secretion and can provide a steady increase of HGH with minimal effects on cortisol and prolactin levels. This means increased protein production thus promoting growth and fat loss simultaneously.

Ipamorelin mimics ghrelin (our hunger hormone) and binds to the ghrelin receptor in the brain, thereby selectively stimulating the release of growth hormone (GH) from the pituitary gland. This results in increased plasma GH levels. Unlike other GH releasing peptides, Ipamorelin only stimulates GH release similar to that of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH).

The combination benefits are anti-aging. They increase skin elasticity, clearer skin with less wrinkles, improved lean muscle mass, improved libido, improved sleep and body composition changes.

Our Medical Weight Loss Program was developed to help our patients with the key areas that have made it hard to lose weight and keep it off in the past. We use peptides to help our patients get started on their program without feeling a lot of hunger, brain fog, and other symptoms that make it hard to begin changing one’s lifestyle.

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