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Peptide Therapy

Optimize your health with targeted polypeptide therapy!

Peptides Decline With Age

Peptides decline with age.

Peptides are short chains of amino acids that act as tiny messengers at the cellular level. Peptides are present in foods and synthesized in the body, but their natural production declines with age.

Peptide therapy is a new and innovative way to combat the age-related decline in peptide production. Because of the wide range of peptides available, we choose a targeted plan to deliver benefits that range from gut healing (BPC-157) to reducing body fat (Ipamorelin/CJC-1295) to supporting cognitive function (Semax) and mood (Selank).

Benefits of Peptide Therapy

You may have heard of semaglutide, which is a peptide that is extremely effective for weight loss and central to our weight loss program at Desert Wellness Center. Other peptides offer a wide range of benefits.

Benefits of Peptide Therapy Include:

Benefits of Peptide Therapy

Peptide Therapy Can Help

There are many different uses for peptide therapy! Here are some of the most common reasons we add peptide therapy to a treatment plan.

What to expect from peptide therapy

Peptides can be administered through injections, nasal sprays, oral capsules, or creams. Because peptides are short chains of amino acids, they can be broken down in the digestive tract, limiting their absorption.

To bypass the gut and ensure optimal delivery, we most often deliver peptides via injections. Injections are easy to administer, and our physicians will teach you how to do this simply and safely at home.

How often you will need injections depends on the specific peptide being used as well as your health goals.

Examples of Peptide Therapies Offered

BPC-157 is a synthetic peptide that mimics a naturally occurring compound produced in the stomach lining. It is helpful for healing and preventing damage to the gut lining from NSAID use or stress and helps to combat leaky gut, IBS, and Crohn’s disease. BPC-157 is also helpful for healing wounds outside of the gut, such as skin burns or damaged tendons and ligaments.

  • Protects the gut lining
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves wound healing
  • Strengthens bones

Ipamorelin/CJC-1295 is a combination of peptides that work synergistically. Ipamorelin stimulates growth hormone production from the pituitary gland, and CJC-1295 extends the half-life of Ipamorelin, extending its effects. This combination is helpful for enhancing performance and strength.

  • Increases lean muscle mass
  • Enhances performance and recovery
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Reduces inflammation

Thymulin is naturally produced by the thymus gland and is central to immune function. It supports Th1/Th2 balance and prevents the overproduction of inflammatory cytokines. With aging comes a natural decrease in size of the thymus, making this peptide a key anti-aging peptide.

  • Enhances immune function
  • Supports wound healing
  • Reduces inflammation

Semax is a synthetic peptide that was originally used as a nasal spray to support recovery after strokes or traumatic brain injury. It increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor, making it important for neuroplasticity and brain health.

  • Enhances cognition & memory
  • Improves learning
  • Focuses concentration
  • Reduces anxiety

Selank was initially developed to reduce anxiety and is most used to support mental health. It can be considered in situations involving PTSD, ADHD, anxiety, or depression. It also helps to counteract the stress response.

  • Reduces anxiety
  • Improves mood
  • Increases stress resilience
  • Reduces inflammation

PT 141 is a peptide that works for both men and women to improve sexual function. It works directly with the nervous system and also increases blood flow to increase arousal, desire, and satisfaction with sex.

  • Increases libido
  • Improves sexual function
  • Boosts sexual satisfaction
  • Enhances mood

Epitalon is a synthetic peptide that mimics a naturally occurring compound produced in the pineal gland. Epitalon boosts production of telomerase, an enzyme that keeps cells healthy and replicating yet declines with age. Epitalon also helps to regulate numerous hormones and metabolic health.

  • Regulates melatonin
  • Enhances hormonal signaling
  • Improves metabolism
  • Anti-aging effects

Kisspeptin is a peptide that regulates the release of GnRH from the hypothalamus, regulating hormones in both men and women. Because of its important role in regulating ovulation, kisspeptin can be considered for women with amenorrhoea or irregular periods.

  • Supports hormonal health
  • Regulates ovulation
  • Supports fertility
  • Improves sexual wellness

Enjoy the benefits of Peptide Therapy at Desert Wellness Center — one of Tempe’s leading integrative health centers.

Desert Wellness Center in Tempe, AZ, brings you a team of licensed naturopathic physicians with expertise across multiple specialties.

Given that peptides are considered a natural supplement and therefore not strictly regulated by the FDA, it is critical to seek reliable healthcare guidance to be sure you use peptides safely and effectively. Our physicians are highly trained in this therapy and will only recommend treatments that have demonstrated clinical benefit and are backed by science.

We invite you to book a free 15-minute consultation with one of our physicians to find out if peptide therapy is right for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Peptides are present in foods and synthesized in the body, so they are not foreign to our cells and are extremely safe. It’s important to use peptides under the guidance of a healthcare professional to make sure you use them in a way that will be safe and effective. Our licensed naturopathic physicians are highly trained in this therapy.
Semaglutide is the peptide we use most frequently to support weight loss. You can learn more about the weight loss program at Desert Wellness Center here. Other peptides (Ipamorelin & CJC-1295) can support the body in building up muscle mass and losing fat mass by stimulating the release of growth hormone.
The peptide we most often use to help heal the gut is called BPC-157, which stands for Body Protecting Compound 157. This is a synthetic peptide that mimics a peptide naturally produced in the lining of the stomach. It is especially helpful for healing damage to the gut lining that has been caused by NSAID use.
One peptide that is central to immune function and synthesized in the thymus gland is called Thymulin. We can administer this peptide to enhance immune function and wound healing. Other peptides (such as BPC-157 or Selank) can support immune function by decreasing inflammation.
Selank is a synthetic peptide that is used to reduce anxiety and boost mood. We use a combination of peptides (Ipamorelin & CJC-1295) to improve sleep quality and boost growth hormone release during sleep.
Some peptides have neuroprotective effects and have been used after strokes or traumatic brain injury to recovery function as well as in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The peptide we use to enhance memory, learning, and cognitive function is called Semax.
Most peptides have a regenerative effect in the body by triggering cellular pathways that lead to growth and repair. We can use peptides to help regenerate and heal the gut lining (BPC-157), build up bone mass (BPC-157), increase muscle mass (Ipamorelin/CJC-1295), and combat the effects of aging (Thymulin).
At Desert Wellness Center, we offer a free 15-minute consult with one of our naturopathic physicians. We will make recommendations and answer any questions you have.

How to Get Started

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