Peptide therapy is a new, cutting-edge treatment that is coming to the forefront in the United States, after years of use in Europe, as a potential adjunct to enhancing our body's ability to heal itself, as well as maintain an optimal health state.
Peptides act as messenger signals in the body to elicit enhanced natural biological responses, such as healing bone and muscle, losing weight, enhance growth hormone production, treat insomnia, and weight loss. There are over 7,000 known naturally occurring peptides that are produced in the human body, and they can now be produced at a compounding pharmacy.
NEXT|HEALTH has researched and vetted the best manufacturers and offers comprehensive peptide treatment protocols.
THYMOSIN ALPHA 1
THE IMMUNE BOOSTING PEPTIDE
Thymosin Alpha 1 has been well researched for its immune-boosting properties. Made in the thymus, the gland in our body responsible for generating our immune system, Thymosin Alpha 1 is prescribed to prevent both viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. It does this by augmenting the function of your T cells, which are a major part of your adaptive immune system.
Certain types of T cells also fight cancer, and thymosin is being researched for its anti-cancer properties. Thymosin Alpha 1 may also slow aging by slowing immune senescence, the process by which the immune system deteriorates with age.
SIDE EFFECTS: Thymosin alpha 1 is well tolerated and has minimal side effects. Local injection area complications (bleeding, infection, irritation) may occur if not injected properly.
DOSE: Thymosin Alpha 1 comes in a 5cc vial of 3000 mcg (one-month supply) Inject .15cc subcutaneously once daily until the vial is empty (can be injected anytime in the day).
THYMOSIN BETA 4
THE MUSCLE & TISSUE HEALING PEPTIDE
Thymosin is a multifunctional peptide shown to be mainly involved in the healing of tissues. It is found in almost all body tissues, especially in our muscles, and is released in response to trauma. Made in the thymus (the gland responsible for maturing our immune system), it plays an important role in regenerating and healing tissues by attracting stem progenitor cells too area of injuries, which form new blood vessels and regenerate tissue. It is a good option to use after surgery, an injury to skin, bone, cartilage or tendons. It has also been shown to modulate tissue repair after a heart attack or any brain injury. It also has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Thymosin Beta 4 can also induce hair growth.
SIDE EFFECTS: Although large scale human studies are yet to be done, Thymosin Beta 4 is well tolerated and has minimal side effects in our experience. Local injection area complications (bleeding, infection, irritation) may occur if not injected properly.
DOSE: Thymosin comes in a 5cc vial. (there are 3000 mcg/cc). The dose is .25cc subcutaneously for 20 days.