Nutraceuticals for anti-aging, sexual health, gut health, athletic performance, immune support and more

Amino-acid-rich bioactive peptides work with the body’s many systems to ward off disease, while promoting healing and rejuvenation. Peptide supplements mimic the cell signaling activities of natural peptides to optimize total body health.

What are peptides and what do peptides do?

Peptides are organic substances produced by amino acids. Comprised of short chains of 2 to 50 amino acids, peptides serve as the building blocks of proteins. They play a key role in cellular health by acting as chemical messengers that tell the cells what to do, so the body functions optimally. The body is very receptive to the regenerative benefits of peptides because they are much tinier than proteins, and therefore more easily absorbed into the cells and tissues.

Peptides perform a variety of functions that keep our bodily systems humming along, including regulating our digestive, endocrine, cardiovascular and nervous systems. Research has shown that peptides provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, while reducing oxidative stress that leads to certain disease states, such as cancer (Chakrabarti et al., 2014).

It is also generally accepted that bioactive peptides benefit heart health, strengthen the immune system and offer anti-aging benefits—from younger-looking skin to improved health of bones, joints, muscles, gut and other tissues. In addition, research shows the peptide PT-141 may help improve sexual function in both women and men.

How do peptide supplements work?

While our bodies naturally produce peptides, many people produce inadequate levels of certain peptides due to aging or disease. We may be able to boost the levels of peptides in the body by eating certain protein-rich foods or consuming nutritional peptide supplements. Bioactive peptide supplements mimic the cell signaling activities of peptides we naturally produce, to help our bodies function, ward off illness and heal.

Just as you find different types of proteins in the body, you’ll also find a wide variety of peptides—with their unique strings of amino acids—serving various functions in the body. That’s why so many different bioactive peptide supplements exist in the market today.

  • Improve skin elasticity and hydration.
  • Reduce appearance of wrinkles.
  • Improve joint health for less-painful joints.
  • Produce stronger nails, with less chipping and cracking.
  • Strengthen bones and increase bone mass density.
  • Improve elasticity of tendons and ligaments.
  • Enhance athletic performance and post-workout recovery time.

Different Peptides for Different Needs

If you’re interested in trying bioactive peptide supplements, it’s best to discuss the options available to you with your healthcare provider. She can review your health history and goals and help you choose a supplement to fit your unique needs. Click the Peptide listed below for more information.

Collagen PeptidesPeptide to support your anti-aging regimen and tissue repair

TA-1 PeptidesPeptide to support the immune system

BPC-157Peptide to promote healing and recovery

CJC-1295/Ipamorelin (GHRH/GHRP) Peptides for weight loss, age management and athletic performance

MK-677 Peptides Peptides to promote healthy bones, tissue and sleep

PT-141 Peptide to enhance sexual health for women and men

5 Amino-1MQ Peptide to promote weight loss in overweight to obese patients.

Are peptides and peptide supplements safe?

Peptides are generally considered safe to consume. However, it’s important to speak with a healthcare practitioner before taking supplements of any kind to learn about potential side effects or interactions with other medications you may take. It is important to note many peptides need to be dosed and monitored in a way that is specific to the individual patient needs.

Not all peptide supplements regulated by the FDA, be sure to ask your practitioner to recommend or prescribe a peptide supplement that is right for you.

Want to learn more?

Contact the EVEXIAS location nearest you to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable healthcare practitioners.

We can help you weigh options and recommend a suitable treatment plan.