Peptides have wide-ranging effects and can be used for a variety of conditions and symptoms, promoting wellness and longevity. Because peptides are so numerous and so different in their chemical structure, they have wide-ranging effects that can be used for various conditions and symptoms. Peptides help maintain hormonal balance and prevent age-related chronic diseases. A few months of treatment at VitaLifeMD, repeated at regular intervals, is necessary to feel the therapy’s full benefits.

The Benefits

  • Maintain hormonal balance

  • Increased energy and stamina

  • Enhance libido and sexual drive

  • Strengthen your hair, nails, and skin

Peptides are small chains of amino-acids linked together that can bind to receptors of the cells in the body. They naturally occur in our tissues and act as signaling agents to instruct the cells to accomplish various specific functions. There are 7,000 peptides identified so far, more than 60 have already reached the market for the benefit of patients, and hundreds are currently undergoing clinical trials. The key contributor to this success is the potent and specific—yet safe—mode of action of peptides.

Only a few peptides are currently available and legally prescribed in California. Here are some of the most commonly recommended:

CJC1295-IPAMORELIN

Benefits:

Increased muscle mass and faster recovery from workouts | Improved ability to burn fat and lose weight | Improved mental clarity, cognition, and memory | Better quality of sleep | Improved skin tone and elasticity | Healthier and fuller hair plus stronger nails | Increased bone density

The combination of these two peptides has been developed to naturally increase the level of growth hormone (HGH) in the body by acting in a synergistic way on two different receptors. It is administered as a small subcutaneous injection prescribed five days a week at night to maximize the body’s natural cycle of growth hormone and stimulate the pituitary gland during REM sleep.

BPC-157

Benefits:

Faster recovery from injuries (tendons, ligaments, bones) | Accelerated wound healing | Decreased inflammation | Improved digestive function | Prevention of stomach ulcers | Increased blood flow to tissues

This peptide chain of 15 amino acids is a partial sequence derived from a protective protein found in stomach acid and is one of the most used worldwide. Its particular role is to repair damaged tissues. Experimentally, it has been demonstrated to accelerate the healing of many different injuries and wounds including tendons, ligaments, joints, and bones. Additionally, it has shown to protect the digestive tract and to combat leaky gut and gastritis. It is currently in clinical trial for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) and Crohn’s.

It is prescribed either in daily subcutaneous injections or as an oral capsule taken once or twice a day as indicated by a VitaLifeMD physician.

BREMELANOTIDE/ PT-141

Benefits:

Improved female sexual arousal | Increased libido in both women and men | Ameliorates erectile dysfunction

In medical studies, this peptide has been shown to provide libido-enhancing effects in both men and women. It works by activating the melanocortin receptor in the central nervous system and increase sexual desire. It also helps improve erectile dysfunction in men.

Unlike Viagra or Cialis, this peptide does not act on the vascular system and consequently does not have any side effect on your blood pressure. It can be administered as a subcutaneous injection 30 minutes before sexual activity.

THYMOSINE ALPHA-1 and BETA-4

Benefits:

Support of immune system in chronic bacterial or viral infections | Potential additive therapy for Lyme disease, HIV | Repair after acute injury or surgery


These two peptides are naturally occurring and produced in the thymus, the immune support organ located in the upper chest when we are born though it regresses at puberty. Both peptides are administered as daily subcutaneous injections.


Thymosin alpha-1 is responsible for restoring the immune system function as it activates various immune T cells, the first line of defense of the body (in particular the killer cells). Clinical benefits are expected in disorders where the immune response is impaired or ineffective, especially for patients with chronic infections.  

Thymosin beta-4 is produced in the thymus before puberty stimulating the production of T cells. It also assists in the development of B cells which are able to produce antibodies, the second line of defense in the immune system. It seems to have a regenerative action on injured or damaged tissues.