Peptides are natural substances, short proteins, classified as being a chain of up to 40 amino acids. The first peptide drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1982 was the hormone insulin, which soon became the gold-standard therapy for patients suffering from type 1 diabetes. Three decades have passed since insulin’s approval, and its success in helping patients manage their disease has inspired the development of many more new therapeutic proteins and peptides for a wide range of ailments.
The most exciting new applications for natural peptide drugs include increasing longevity, treating infections, cancer, autoimmune disease, neurological and endocrine disorders. Currently, there are more than 200 approved therapeutic proteins and more than 100 peptides available to patients. Examples of peptide drugs available commercially are Byetta, Victoza and Trulicity, which are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, and Zadaxin, used in the treatment of Hepatitis viruses and autoimmune conditions such as lupus.
Many non-commercial peptides are available for use by doctors treating a large number of other conditions. These peptides are made and dispensed by compounding pharmacies. Some are injectable, some oral, some nasal spray, and some topical.
The great thing about peptides is they are both very powerful and very safe. Some of them produce fewer side effects than the placebo in studies!
Examples of some conditions treated with peptides include:
Viruses, Lyme disease, Chronic Fatigue, Autoimmune, Allergies
Thymosin alpha-1, often in conjunction with BPC157, can jump-start the immune system and get rid of chronic immune dysfunction and infections. Combined with IV vitamin C and ozone, these peptides are especially powerful immune modulators.
CJC1295 with Ipamorelin, Tesamorelin, and short cycles of either hCG, a hormone, or Tesofensine (not a peptide) can produce significant weight loss, especially abdominal fat and fat around the organs, at a phenomenal rate.
Memory, Anti-aging, Brain Injury
Thymosin alpha-1, alpha-GPC, and FGL have profound effects on decreasing brain inflammation, noticeable even by relatively young and healthy people. Some even use these peptides to prevent Alzheimer's disease.
A new and exciting objective measure of biological age, the TruAge test, can show us the increase in your functional age after treating with peptides. Peptides are truly an anodyne for aging and chronic disease!