You may already be familiar with the role that hormones play in weight gain. The sex hormones testosterone (T) and estradiol (one of the estrogens) help you build muscle and burn fat. When T and estradiol plummet during the aging process, you’re more likely to pack on the pounds, whether you’re a woman or a man.
But in addition to the effect that aging has on sex hormones, you may also be suffering the consequences of a slow metabolism due to a lack of other hormones, including insulin and thyroid hormone. When your hormones are imbalanced, you may suffer a number of unpleasant symptoms, from weight gain to brain fog.
Peptide therapy is a novel approach to wellness that researchers have started exploring in the past decade or so. Peptides are short-chain amino acids that are connected by a peptide bond. Your cells and tissues are filled with peptides, which help cells:
Because peptides stimulate other chemical messengers and substances, such as hormones and growth factors, they’re now used in treating a wide variety of conditions, including cognitive deficiencies and weight gain. In addition to the peptides your body produces, you can also ingest them from foods or have them administered by injection or oral therapy.
At Modern Wellness Clinic, in Las Vegas, Nevada, our providers may recommend peptide therapy as part of your medically supervised, customized weight loss program. Here’s how peptides can help your body get leaner and stronger, quickly and safely.
5-Amino-1MQ works by reducing nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT), an enzyme that’s been linked to both obesity and Type 2 diabetes. By inhibiting NNMT, 5-Amino-1MQ allows you to move blood glucose into your cells, where it’s used for energy.
This process helps you burn, rather than store, fatty tissue. It also aids in muscle building. Muscle tissue speeds up your metabolism so you can burn more fat. 5-Amino-1MQ is particularly useful for aging women and men who no longer have the fat-burning capabilities they did when younger.
This peptide has benefits beyond weight loss. Research suggests that it also helps lower blood cholesterol levels as well as helping boost immune function and cognition.
Ipamorelin is a synthetic compound that stimulates your body to release growth hormone. Growth hormone, in turn, promotes the growth of:
- Blood vessels
- Other cells and tissues
Ipamorelin mimics the hormone ghrelin. In addition to stimulating the growth hormone, ghrelin (and ipamorelin):
- Control hunger
- Increase energy expenditure
- Prevent insulin resistance
Unlike other ghrelin mimetics, ipamorelin doesn’t activate the body’s stress response. Instead, it helps decrease body fat, promotes better sleep and cellular repair, and helps boost collagen production. Ipamorelin can be used for both weight loss and antiaging.
LGD-4033 is a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM). It’s been used to increase muscle mass in sarcopenia (i.e., muscle wasting) and as an antiaging agent. It may aid in muscle-building, fat-burning, and exercise recovery.
MK-677 is a nonpeptide growth hormone secretagogue. It stimulates your pituitary gland to produce growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). It doesn’t significantly raise cortisol levels. Like ipamorelin, MK-677 mimics ghrelin. Benefits include:
- Increases lean body mass
- Stimulates bone turnover and growth
- Speeds up metabolism
- Promotes better sleep
- Aids fat loss
Our experts work with you to find the right peptides to support your weight loss goals. We also coach you on changing your diet and exercise regimen to help build strong muscles and burn fat.
Make peptides work for your body’s health and vitality by contacting us today. Phone our helpful office staff at 702-463-9159 or use our online booking form.