Peptide Therapy - Look and Feel Your Best in 2020

Peptide Therapy - Look and Feel Your Best in 2020

By Dr. Niele Maimone, DC

When I was a teen, I began my healing journey. I found great pleasure in perusing the health food store reading about supplements that could help me become healthier, leaner and have more energy. I would spend hours reading up on ways to help myself and others feel better through the use of vitamins, minerals, herbs and other supplements. In early adulthood when I suffered from acne, chronic kidney infections and an auto-immune thyroid condition this information proved invaluable when antibiotics and medication failed to heal me. At one point, after much frustration and pain, I asked my doctor “why does this keep happening, why aren’t the antibiotics working”. He looked at me and said, “I don’t know just keep taking them”. It was at that moment that I realized that I was not going to get “well” with this kind of care and I needed to take matters into my own hands and educate myself on how I became sick and how to heal. 

After years of education and board exams I opened Align Healing Center in December 1999. Now, twenty years later, Dr. Dickens and I have the pleasure of launching Aspire Regenerative Medicine, a medical corporation that runs alongside Align Healing Center to offer a broader range of services addressing people’s wellness needs. I have discovered medical therapies that work as an adjunct to the holistic services Align offers allowing patients access to exceptional healing tools. One of the most profound healing tools that I have discovered is peptide therapy. 

What is Peptide Therapy?

Peptides are made of short chains of amino acids. They can be thought of as a small protein.  They bind to receptors on the cell surface and tell other cells and molecules what to do. There are over 7,000 known peptides in our bodies which direct an enormous number of different bodily functions ranging from hormone production, tissue and muscle repair, immune modulation, brain and central nervous system health, libido and sexual arousal, weight loss, inflammation reduction, DNA repair and can have direct antimicrobial effects. Peptide therapy, or the use of specific peptides in treatment, has gained great popularity in recent years due to its extraordinary high levels of safety and uniquely specific effects. As we age, our production of our own peptides decreases. As a result, our bodies begin to show signs of aging and cease to perform at an optimal level. Most peptide medications are administered subcutaneously but can also come in the form of transdermal creams, nasal sprays, and oral tablets.

What are the Benefits of Peptide Therapy?

Peptide therapy is not a magic cure to all your ailments, but it may help significantly with a great many of them. Peptides must be used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle and may be paired with other holistic treatments to get the maximum physical benefit. Peptide therapy is generally considered safe and can be used to produce very specific effects. Many peptides have been approved by the FDA allowing them to be utilized for medical trials and use. If you are interested in discussing if peptide therapy may be right for you, call us for a complimentary consultation 925-362-8283.

Dr. Niele Maimone, DC

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