An integral part of the field of regenerative medicine, peptides have many applications and are embraced by many patients for their anti-aging properties. Used for a variety of purposes, peptides are especially effective at enhancing health and healing because they already exist in the human body. 

Peptide therapy seeks to improve upon what’s already in your body in order to optimize specific functions. Whether it’s brain health, immunity, gut health or sexual dysfunction, you can be confident there is a FDA-approved peptide to pair with it. 

Benefits of Peptides

Results will vary from patient to patient, but generally, people undergoing peptide therapy report the following benefits: 

  • More muscle mass
  • Decreased body fat
  • Stronger immune system
  • Better sleep
  • More energy
  • Increased stamina
  • Faster wound healing
  • Boosted immune system
  • Lots more lean muscle
  • Enhanced cardiovascular health
  • Better digestion
  • More regulated hormones
  • Increase in amount of naturally occurring HGH
  • Stronger defense against disease
  • Improved workouts
  • Faster post-workout recovery
  • Enhanced libido
  • Decreased incidences of erectile dysfunction

Depending on a patient’s specific need or goal, peptides can be administered via injection, taken orally or applied topically.

At Viking Medical Group, our peptide therapy features the following injectable options: 

Ipamorelin

This growth hormone is built from five amino acids and designed to help the pituitary gland release increased levels of a growth hormone called ghrelin. The goal of peptide therapy using Ipamorelin is to stimulate the body to burn fat faster, while speeding post-workout recovery times. Ipamorelin is also credited with regulating a healthy sleep cycle, boosting immunity and providing anti-aging properties. 

Sermorelin

Similar to Ipamorelin, Sermorelin also works to increase growth hormone release from the pituitary gland; however, the hormone is GHRH, rather than ghrelin.