Most of us get frustrated by the numbers on the weighing scale and get disappointed that despite all effort, the extra weight just seems to stick around. As we age, weight loss becomes even more difficult. Aging has many challenges that can make weight loss difficult, such as higher stress levels, hormonal changes, or low metabolic rates. Younger people also have several factors that may prevent them from losing weight adequately. Losing weight is a confidence booster and has many benefits for your overall health, such as preventing heart disease, hypertension, or cancer. It can also improve your mental health and quality of life.
Fortunately, due to the constant advancements in health and wellness, you can achieve your weight loss goals thanks to peptide therapy. Peptide therapy can effectively help with weight loss, including numerous other benefits. At Zinnia Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Clinic, we are proud to offer peptide therapy- a smart approach to weight loss and achieving the body of your dreams. Read on to learn more about peptides for weight loss and how they can help you lose weight.
What Are Peptides?
Peptides are short chains of amino acids which make up the building blocks of protein. They are found in all living organisms and play a crucial role in biological activities. Peptides perform various functions within the cellular tissues, and there are targeted uses for every type of peptide. They serve different functions, such as improving cell signaling, like a key that unlocks various bodily processes in the body, such as stimulating hormone production.
Peptides only do what you want them to because they are highly specific, safe, and well-tolerated. They can act as keys to hunger control, such as the GLP peptides, or keys to having glowing skin, like the GHK-cu peptide. Peptides act as hormones and help facilitate effective weight loss. When peptides are applied in formulas and particular ways, doctors can target areas in the body where they want to improve. Peptides can be administered in the form of:
- Nasal sprays
- Subcutaneous injections
- Transdermal creams
- Oral tablets
Once administered in the body, peptide therapy can replace, replenish, or mimic the naturally-occurring peptides, with the main activity being the selective delivery directives to cells in the body. For example, the peptides intended for skin rejuvenation cannot engage in cross-activity in the body. This is a tremendous advantage for doctors and patients in enabling treatment delivery.
The Human Growth Hormone Releasing Peptides for Weight Loss
Growth hormone-releasing peptides instruct the anterior pituitary to release the growth hormone. The growth hormone has various biological functions that are beneficial for your health, such as increasing oxidation of free fatty acids, stem cell regulation for body repair as you sleep, and growth of muscle cells during resistance training. It also melts abdominal fat resulting in a smaller waistline and improved quality of life.
The pituitary gland produces the growth hormone in bursts, like when sleeping. Its production fluctuates throughout the day, with higher levels being released at night than during the day. Production of the growth hormone also increases in childhood, peaks in puberty, and begins to decrease from middle age onward.
Since growth hormone boosts the utilization of fat and regulates blood sugar levels, declining levels can result in insulin resistance (the root cause of type 2 diabetes) and weight gain. Abdominal fat stores cause inflammation (responsible for heart attacks and heart failure) in overweight individuals. The growth hormone helps minimize abdominal fat stores by up-regulating your Lipolytic pathways.
There are various peptides that aid in weight loss, and some, like the Ipamorelin, naturally stimulate your body to produce the human growth hormone (HGH). The growth hormone is crucial in aiding fat loss and building toned muscle mass to give you a slim and toned body.
As we get older, our bodies do not operate as they used to in their twenties, and our growth hormone gradually decreases as we age. Peptides like Ipamorelin can significantly help speed up your weight loss and improve your health goals.
To improve fat-burning capacity, your own growth hormone will:
- Melt away your abdominal fat stores by improving lipolysis
- Sensitize glucose receptors on every cell to eliminate insulin resistance responsible for type 2 diabetes
- Improves cellular respiration, which is essential for health, weight loss, and disease-free longevity
- Increase your skeletal muscle mass
- Up-regulate your stem cells by improving cellular autophagy
- Weight loss with peptides combined with lifestyle modifications significantly prolongs longevity by reducing your risk of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and dementia
What Is Peptide Therapy?
Peptide therapy is backed by tremendous scientific research. Various peptides have been proven safe, effective, and FDA-approved (over 70). Peptide therapy can help boost HGH production and enable you to regain your figure. It is essential to note that weight loss is a complex process and other factors, such as your diet, genetics, lifestyle, and exercise, also play a part. While peptide therapy can help you lose weight, it is more effective when combined with changes in your lifestyle. If you are doing everything possible to lose weight in relation to diet and exercise, peptide therapy can still significantly help you lose stubborn weight.
How Peptides Help with Weight Loss
When peptides boost the production of HGH, your body will have more strength and energy to enable you to work out better, burn more calories and promote faster recovery. Let us look at the peptides that can help with weight loss.
CJC 1295 is the most studied peptide for weight loss, with proven efficacy and safety. CJC 1295 boosts protein synthesis, which helps muscle tissue grow. This can help in fat loss and increased muscle mass. You may notice weight loss after approximately three months of use. The peptide is delivered through self-injection at night. The injection should be administered 90 minutes after your last meal intake. It can be taken for five days, with a two-day break afterward. This helps the anterior pituitary release the growth hormone, which will naturally help increase fat-burning and muscular growth, among other bodily functions.
Ipamorelin is a growth hormone secretagogue (a class of growth hormones) which helps produce more endogenous growth hormones. It helps accelerate fat loss, improve sleep, boost energy and body composition. The peptide changes the way the body responds to diet and exercise. When combined with diet and exercise, it can help lose weight and combat aging effects.
MOTS-C peptide is derived from the mitochondria, which regulate physical decline and muscle function. The natural peptide promotes metabolic stress resistance, reduce insulin resistance and diabetes, and increases energy production induced by aging and a high-fat diet.
Tesamorelin is used to treat stubborn belly fat tissues in men and women. Excess amounts of adipose tissues around abdominal organs may increase the risk of disease. The peptide helps reduce visceral fat, impacts insulin resistance, and lower triglyceride levels. Tesamorelin is administered via daily self-injection. It significantly increases HGH more than Ipamorelin and is ideal for those who want to lose large amounts of fat.
MK-677 is the only weight loss peptide taken orally. It works on the Grehlin and hormone receptors. The peptide effectively burns fat and improves muscle growth and development. Tesamorelin and Mk-677 can be combined for greater fat-burning and muscular development.
Benefits of Peptide Therapy
In addition to weight loss, peptide therapy can also be beneficial for your overall health, including and are not limited to the following:
- Enhances physical performance
- Boosts energy levels and mood
- Faster, more effective weight loss
- Builds and repairs muscles and tendons
- Help treat ADHD, irritable bowel syndrome, lingering post-Covid symptoms
- Faster development of lean muscle mass
- Enhances sleep quality
- Skin rejuvenation and wrinkles reduction
- Hormone regulation
- Decreased body fat
- Increases sex drive or libido
- Improves appearance
- Thicker, healthy hair
- Higher-quality sleep
- Faster healing after injuries or surgeries
- Sharpens memory and cognitive focus
- Increased production of natural human growth hormone
- Improved fitness and workout recovery
- Natural anti-aging
- Bone and joint health
- Gut health
Contact Zinnia Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Clinic today for more information on Peptide therapy and its benefits for your overall health and improved quality of life.