How Peptides Work to Combat Aging
- Tighten loose skin and reverse thinning of aged skin.
- Repair protective skin barrier proteins.
- Improve skin firmness, elasticity, and clarity.
- Reduce fine lines, depth of wrinkles, and improve the structure of aged skin.
- Smooth rough skin.
- Reduce photo damage, mottled hyperpigmentation, skin spots, and lesions.
- Improve overall skin appearance.
- Stimulate wound healing.
- Protect skin cells from UV radiation.
- Reduce inflammation and free radical damage.
Beginning Peptide Therapy can initiate an immediate and significant cascade of positive health results that can directly improve cognition, muscle mass, fat percentage, restful sleep and metabolism. All of which is achieved by potentiating the body’s own innate mechanisms.
It’s no secret that peptides are used in multiple forms as the ‘fountain of youth’. Medical grade cosmetic products use them, and the scientific data is growing, especially as it relates to the copper peptides now taking the anti-wrinkle topical serums by storm! The peptides used and found in many products stimulate collagen production in the lower layers of the skin, increasing skin firmness.
Collagen is a protein in the skin, hair, and nails. Collagen peptides are broken down collagen proteins that the body can absorb more easily. Taking collagen peptides may improve skin health and slow the aging process. Additionally, many peptides are known to improve skin elasticity and hydration.
Each and every one of us wants to stay physically, emotionally and healthy at heart. Many go to great lengths to combat the effects of aging. A well known general growth hormone benefit is that of its anti aging properties – whether using “standard” growth hormone or a growth hormone secretagogue variety, you’ll benefit from their, ability to regenerate skin cells / organic tissue as a result of enhanced collagen synthesis.
In conjunction with these regenerative abilities, bone density / joint support will also improve, meaning that the you will feel more “stable” and subsequently feel and look more “youthful”.
This “glowing” external appearance is a result of collagen production. Peptides can support the process of reduced wrinkles, aged spots and cellulite, and strengthen hair, its growth and nails.
Peptides for Anti-Aging:
is a naturally occurring copper complex that was first identified in human plasma, but has recently been found in multiple locations such as saliva and urine. Copper peptides are small, naturally occurring protein fragments that have high affinity for copper ions, which are critical to normal body function. GHK-Cu has a variety of roles in the human body including, promoting activation of wound healing, attracting immune cells, having anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, stimulating collagen and glycosaminoglycan synthesis in skin fibroblasts, and promoting blood vessel growth.
Evidence has shown that it acts as a feedback signal that is generated after tissue injury. It seems to act as a potent protector of tissue and it is an anti-inflammatory agent that controls the oxidative damage that occurs after tissue injury. Further, it then plays a big role in signaling tissue remodeling which removes damaged/scarred tissue and generates new, healthy tissue.
These positive effects decline with age because the concentration of GHK-Cu in the body decreases with age. Thus, there is an increase in inflammation, cancerous activity, and tissue destruction. In plasma, the level of GHK-Cu is about 200 ng/ml at age 20. By the age of 60, the level drops to 80 ng/ml.
Is a synthetic nootropic drug which consists of low-molecular peptides and possesses neuroprotective and neurotrophic repair properties. The active fragment of cerebrolysin is made of proteins with very low molecular masses that do not exceed 10.000 daltons. This means they can penetrate the blood-brain barrier and reach neurons directly. Cerebrolysin has been proven to have neurotrophic action similar to nerve growth factors, which cause peripheral and central neuronal stimulation. It improves efficiency within the brain’s aerobic metabolic processes and improves intracellular peptide synthesis. The neuroprotective properties of this nootropic agent help to shield neurons from lactocidosis to prevent formation of free radicals. It has been used for treating stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Benefits of Cerebrolysin
- Protects brain cells and preventing their death due to harmful conditions (Stroke and Brain injuries). Cerebrolysin improved the recovery and outcome of patients after stroke and traumatic brain injury
- Promotes the growth of new brain cells
- Improves brain cell communication, which enhances learning capacity
- Increases brain energy (by increasing glucose uptake by brain cells) and protein production in cells
- Decreases brain levels of beta-amyloid deposits, which are linked to Alzheimer’s disease
- Lowers inflammation in the brain
- A combination of cerebrolysin with antidepressants was more effective in improving symptoms in patients with treatment-resistant depression than antidepressants alone
Zinc Thymulin (ZT)
Is used to regenerate hair lost as a result of androgenic alopecia. Hair loss occurs in a large percentage of the adult human population and increases in prevalence with increasing age. Hair loss may occur in males and in females but is more prevalent in males. In the western population it is estimated that 50% of the male population have noticeable hair loss by 50 years of age. The most common form of hair loss in men is termed androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness). Most hair loss involves inactivation of hair follicles, that is, hair follicles cease to grow hair. Literature also suggests that the thinning of the fat scalp layer due to age can contribute to hair loss through inactivation of the stem cells which regulate hair growth. A deficiency of Zinc will also lead to hair loss.
Zinc and thymulin are two natural compounds involved in hair follicle growth and have been studied and found to promote hair growth. Combined into a spray solution, ZT can be applied to the scalp and treat hair loss, bald patches and as well as initiate the angen hair growth phase (the active growth phase of hair follicles during which the root of the hair is dividing rapidly).
Testing has shown to be safe and effective, with proven clinical results published in the peer reviewed medical journal Hair Therapy and Transplantation.
Benefits of ZT
- Can improve hair growth
- Can improve quantity of hair
- Can prevent hair loss
- Can improve endogenous hair pigmentation
- A variety of alopecia states can be treated
- Both women and men can be treated
- Treatment may be combined with known other hair restoration method
What is Melanin?
Melanin is the skin pigment produced that protects our skin from sun’s UV radiation and damage. It could be considered our body’s own natural sunscreen. Low levels of melanin mean that the skin is highly susceptible to DNA damage with excess sun exposure. This lack of melanin and its protection against UV radiation means that those individuals with fair skin have a propensity to burn and risk more DNA damage. It also means that a lot of time is invested their ability to develop a tan safely without burning.
Benefits of a Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone
- The ability to achieve a darker tan with less exposure to UV radiation
- Possible reduction in the risk of Melanoma (skin cancer)
- A possible reduction in the incidence of sun-damaged skin
- Fair skin individuals have the ability to develop a tan through the use of the MT2 peptide.
- It can lead to reduction in body fat
- No sunburn, No tan lines
- No sunless tanning streaks or fake tan removal
- It can increase libido
- (During clinic trials for its use as a tanning agent, melanotan II was found to be a potent stimulator of male erections. It has also been shown to increase female sexual desire in patients with sexual arousal disorder).
BPC-157 Organic Bio-Cream
Compounded with an exclusive new organic cosmetic certified base. BPC-157’s anti-inflammatory properties are ideal for repairing, nourishing and regenerating the skin. BPC-157 organic bio-cream can be used in formulations for localized imperfections of acne prone skin, redness, rosacea, eczema, and may minimize the appearance of aging signs such as wrinkles and fine lines.
Learn More“Although peptide therapies are not new , in fact they have been around for decades , we are now seeing them become mainstream in the field of aging medicine. Whether you are using a combination to help maintain growth hormone production, topical applications for inflammation and the signs of aging, or using them for hair regrowth or sexual health … peptides are the new frontier in personalized precision aging medicine. “Adam Ripley, PHARMD, RPH., Practice Consultant