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What is Peptide Therapy?

What is Peptide Therapy?

The use of peptides has accelerated in recent years, and peptide therapy is now widely available as a treatment option for a range of conditions. 

At Executive Medicine of Texas in Southlake, Texas, our board-certified physicians are constantly researching new medical advances to bring patients innovative therapies.

As a result, we’re excited to provide peptide therapy to improve our patients’ overall health, wellness, and quality of life. Take a moment to learn more about this cutting-edge therapy.

What are peptides?

Peptides are protein building blocks made up of amino acids that control a variety of biological functions and processes. Within the body, these naturally occurring peptides act as signaling molecules, instructing other cells and molecules on what functions to perform.

The human body contains over 7,000 known peptides, and while some may be similar, each is responsible for facilitating a different response and action within the body. 

Peptide therapy involves harnessing the unique properties of peptides to manage specific conditions.

How does peptide therapy work?

Though our bodies naturally produce peptides, the amount and quality of peptides each individual produces varies greatly, and as we age, the number and quality of peptides may decrease.

Peptide therapy is a treatment option that involves increasing the number of peptides in the body to stimulate cellular regrowth systems. Peptides are available in the form of subcutaneous injections, oral tablets, and troches.

We can tailor peptide therapy to your specific needs and goals, making it a unique targeted


What benefits does peptide therapy provide?

Peptide therapy can be used to treat a wide range of issues. Among them are:

Peptide therapy may be used for other health promoting properties not listed here.

Why should you consider peptide therapy?

Peptides are naturally found throughout your body. When they’re disrupted, it’s no surprise that they can cause ripple effects across multiple systems, potentially affecting digestion, metabolism, weight loss, sexual desire, inflammation, neuropathy, and a variety of age-related conditions.

Peptide therapy mimics your body's own peptides, and because peptides occur naturally, those delivered in peptide therapy are well tolerated within the body with very little risk of side effects. 

Peptides used for therapy are typically derived from animal or plant protein sources such as eggs, milk, meat, soy, oats, flaxseed, hempseed, and wheat.

If you’re interested in learning more about how peptide therapy can enhance your health, make an appointment with an Executive Medicine of Texas provider. 

Coming in for a visit is the most effective way to ensure that you find the best treatment option for your lifestyle and goals. Give our team a call today.

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