Dr. Ignacio Guzman uses peptide therapy to treat a whole host of biological disorders. Peptide therapy is usually conducted via subcutaneous injections, nasal sprays, transdermal creams, and oral tablets.
Peptides are short strings of amino acids that usually number 2 to 50. Amino acids are the primary building blocks of proteins.
Peptide therapy involves using peptides to restore certain biological processes in the body. Peptides are smaller and easier to break down than proteins hence they are more easily absorbed into the bloodstream and their preference as treatment agents.
Peptides can come from either animal or plant sources. The following are some of the sources of peptide therapy:
One of the most common reasons why people engage in peptide therapy is to curtail the aging process. One of the ways in which peptides can slow down how fast you age is by enhancing the production of melanin which protects your skin against sun damage and hence makes you look younger.
The main way in which peptides slow down aging is by helping the breakdown of collagen in the body. Collagen is a protein that can be found in skin, hair, and nails which appear more vital when collagen is more readily absorbed in the body.
Peptides may also improve skin elasticity and hydration.
Most people know that proteins help repair and build muscle tissue. Peptides which are smaller proteins that are more absorbable can lead to faster repair of tissue when you have a wound.
Collagen in the skin can also be enhanced and lead to faster healing of wounds by introducing peptides. Healthy skin will heal faster than unhealthy skin.
Peptides can also improve the body’s ability to heal itself by acting as antioxidants that reduce inflammation.
Peptide therapy can help people build muscles especially those having trouble doing so such as senior citizens. The result is better when peptide therapy is done alongside resistance training of some sort.
There are supplement companies that are now including peptides in their creatine supplements. These supplements are increasingly growing in popularity among fitness enthusiasts who claim that the peptides have increased their size and performance.
Most creatine supplements are not very easily digestible by the body and usually give users digestive problems. Creatine peptides change that due to how easy it is for the body to absorb peptides.
They may also help in muscle mass and strength because they help you recover faster than you otherwise would. The importance of proper recovery in fitness is well known.
The majority of men lose their sexual virility as they get older. Common treatments to sexual dysfunction include injections and medication such as Viagra.
Peptides are used to improve sexual performance in several ways. Some of them include increased libido, stronger and longer-lasting erections among others.
Peptides have been shown to improve sexual health even where other treatments have failed. Since the penis is made of tissue, peptides are used to repair damaged tissue that may be the cause for sexual dysfunction.