Peptides are chains of amino acids that serve as neurotransmitters in the body. They communicate information to the brain about hunger, fullness, and other sensations associated with appetite. When peptides are released by the body, they bind to receptors in the brain and turn on or turn off certain messages that affect how hungry you are and how full you feel.
Peptide Therapy For Weightloss
Peptide therapy is highly effective at controlling appetite and reducing cravings. While exercise is still important in your weight loss journey, peptide therapy will help you to control your portions and balance your diet even when you are unable to exercise. The injections must be administered by a doctor who can advise you on the best dose for your needs. Your weight loss goals will determine how long you will need to continue treatment in order to get the results that you are looking for.
Peptide therapy is very safe and has been used since the 1930s to treat various medical conditions. It can be used to treat obesity as well as neurological issues such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It has also been used in children who suffer from autism to help increase social interaction and reduce aggression.
Mounjaro (tirzepatide) is a drug that is used to support weight loss alongside diet and exercise in adults with type 2 diabetes. Certain studies conducted found that those who are administered Mounjaro lost between 5.5 kg to 11 kg on average.
Another drug that is proven helpful in weight loss in adults is Ozempic, which is a once-weekly injection for patients with type 2 diabetes that helps manage their blood sugar. Though this drug is not officially approved as a weight loss drug, studies have shown that many people who take this have experienced modest amounts of weightloss while under the medication.
How Does Peptide Therapy Work For Weightloss?
Peptide treatments use naturally occurring peptides — short chains of amino acids — to alter appetite signals in the brain. The treatment is generally best for patients who are significantly overweight, specifically those who have at least 30 pounds to lose. Additionally, this treatment is best for patients who have had trouble losing weight through dieting and exercise alone. During your consultation, our team will assess your needs and work with you to determine whether this weight loss option is right for you.
When combined with proper diet and exercise, peptide therapy can help you fight the weight loss battle. While this method may not be right for everyone, it has helped many patients achieve the results they want on their own terms.
Are Peptides Safe To Use?
Though peptides are synthetic versions of natural amino acids, they are derived from a natural source and are considered to be safe for use. Peptides work by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin, which improves the elasticity of the skin for a more youthful appearance.
In studies conducted on human subjects, it was determined that there is absolutely no risk of adverse side effects from using injectable peptides to produce cosmetic improvements and weight loss benefits in the body.
Please reach out to Florida Regional Pain Management, PA: Shonith Manohar, MD, in Jacksonville, FL, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Manohar. You can call us at (904) 737-7246 or schedule a consultation online, and we’ll guide you further.