What are peptides?
Peptides are a compound of two or more amino acids in which a carboxyl group of one protein is united with an amino group from another. With the elimination of a molecule of water, a peptide bond is formed. To put this in terms you might understand, they are basically just small proteins. Peptides have many functions in the body, some act like neurotransmitters, others function like hormones. Many control and influence how our bodies react to diet and physical exercise. There are also several amino acids that are necessary in sufficient amount to produce hormones like human growth hormone. If you aren’t absorbing or making enough of those amino acids, your production of that hormone will be lowered. Those of us interested in fitness and athletic goals, of course, are interested in counteracting these down-regulations so that we can maximize our bodies ability to recover, perform, and meet athletic goals.
Of course, amino acid supplementation is a pretty common among fitness buffs. However, peptide supplementation is becoming more common. What’s the advantage? First, peptides are digested and used more readily by the body as they are smaller and your body doesn’t have to break down a larger protein molecule. Also, peptides are thought to be more stable in the body and therefore more beneficial than the more unstable, un-bonded amino acids.
We offer a variety of Peptide Therapy. These include: