You may or may not have heard of Peptides, but do we truly understand them? I mean come on, with names like BPC157, CJC1295 and RG3 how are you supposed to keep up? You might as well throw in a little HGTV to keep it interesting.
Well, we got lucky! This month we on the Podcast, we had Dr. Regan Archibald, an expert who specializes in Peptides. We brought him in to break them down for you, and quite frankly, me as well.
First off, what are peptides? Well, WebMD describes them as “strings of amino acids, which are the "building blocks" of proteins. But a peptide doesn't have as many amino acids as a protein does.” However, I love Dr. Regan’s explanation better. He explains that “the cells are the “Hardware” and peptides are the software messaging that comes out of the cells. This messaging causes a form of “Cellular Expression” that will enhance cellular performance.”
Like any “software” application, it’s how the message is strung together that makes them so effective in repairing or assisting the application of hormones, enzymes and cellular function.
Here are 5 key points you will learn from Dr. Regan’s episode:
1) Be careful where you get your peptides, as peptides can break down if left on a shelf or if the quality is low. Think of Peptides as a foundation, you can either get your peptides from a compounding pharmacy or through amazon. Which foundation would you trust to build your health upon?
2) Don’t view peptides in the same mindset as a pharmaceutical model, which is, “Take a pill for a condition”. Yet, view them as repairing a software glitch, not treating a condition, but using to optimize your health.
3) Humans lose over 10% of our hormones when we hit the age of 40 and growth hormones dropping after the age of 50. Peptides, such as Tesamorelin, administered correctly by a knowledgeable health practitioner (not Guido at the gym), can turn back the clock of time!
4) Peptides such as BPC157 and LL37 can have a Pleotropic effect on your body, even helping restore the gut and possibly decreasing the need for antibiotics.
5) There are even peptides such as Sacrotropin IPA, Selank and Dihexa that can help with reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s and other brain disorders by remitting blood flow to the brain. This will result in a decrease of beta-amyloid plaque and brain inflammation even if you are genetically predisposed.
Peptides work better when combined and can be taken orally, through a nasal spray and/or injected. Cycling in and out for the best results, as stated once again: we are not following the pharmacology motto, but working on restoring proper health to make this decade your healthiest!
For more information you can contact Dr. Regan at Regan@acueastwest.com