Weight Loss Treatment with Peptide Therapy
With obesity levels in the U.S. at epidemic proportions and more than 70% of American adults categorized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as overweight, researchers are desperately seeking a medical solution for weight loss. While researchers have yet to find a holy grail medical weight loss solution, they have clinically proven that some peptides can effectively help people lose weight.
Internal medicine specialist Dr. Diane Brzezinski, D.O., has been closely monitoring such research efforts and is pleased to offer weight loss peptides to her patients at her Naples, Florida, practice. In addition to weight loss-related bioactive properties, peptides have proven to be therapeutically beneficial in helping address other health issues, including inflammation, gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune problems, and age-related bone loss, to name a few. In a previous blog post Dr. B addressed peptide benefits for overall health and specific conditions and will now detail how peptides can help you lose weight.
What Are Peptides and How Does Our Body Use Them?
Peptides are chemical compounds most living organisms naturally produce. Our bodies make peptides by joining amino acids together and can also absorb and use some peptides found in plants, meat, and fish. Peptides are like proteins but contain smaller chains of amino acids. Researchers believe that these smaller amino acid chains make peptides easier to be absorbed and put to use by our bodies. Like proteins, many peptides help our bodies maintain cellular function and regulate the autoimmune response.
The potential health benefits of a specific peptide are dictated by the sequence of its amino acids, which also helps researchers identify and differentiate the thousands of different peptide types. Peptides with known health benefits are called bioactive peptides, which are used in weight loss and other health-related supplements.
How Bioactive Peptides Can Help You Lose Weight
Medical weight loss peptides are believed to work their magic in various ways due to their role in cellular function. Some peptides can enhance calorie-burning metabolism levels, while others can boost the production of human growth hormone (HGH), stimulating lean muscle growth. Other peptides can signal your body to burn fatty acids in fat cells before burning carbohydrates or glucose. Some influence blood sugar levels, which can slow digestion and decrease appetite.
As we age, our natural production of such peptides tends to decline, so bioactive peptide supplements are designed to restore peptide levels that might otherwise be helping to control weight gain. Because bioactive peptides help to restore the natural cell functioning of our youth, peptides work best when combined with diet and exercise. For example, peptides that stimulate HGH production help to stimulate lean muscle growth, which in turn can significantly help burn calories with exercise.
Weight Loss Peptide Options Offered by Dr. B
Dr. B offers Naples-area patients several different weight loss peptide options, with treatment customized to meet specific peptide deficiencies and to address other health-related concerns. Dr. B monitors peptide research developments and will add additional peptide therapies to her practice as they demonstrate clinical promise in weight loss or other health benefits. Depending upon the peptide and health condition(s) being treated, Dr. B administers peptides orally, topically, or via injection. Primary peptide options include:
Semaglutide—commonly called the “Skinny Shot” touted as “Hollywood’s secret new weight-loss drug,” this peptide helps increase insulin production by lowering blood sugar levels, which helps reduce body fat by slowing digestion and suppressing appetite. Available in injectable or oral forms, Semaglutide was approved by the FDA as a weight loss medicine for those diagnosed clinically obese and those overweight with a weight-related medical condition, such as type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol.
Amlexanox— with potent anti-inflammatory properties, this peptide helps disrupt the link between chronic inflammation and the hormonal and metabolic response that causes weight gain. The peptide has also been found to boost metabolism and improve energy levels. Researchers believe it may also reduce fat gene expression for additional weight loss benefits.
Sermorelin—This peptide stimulates the production of HGH, which increases lean muscle mass, boosts energy, improves hormonal balance, and helps burn fat. Dr. B combines this with a recommended diet and exercise program to produce dramatic results within three months.
Learn About Weight Loss Peptides at Dr. B’s Naples, Florida Practice
If you would like to learn more about how peptides can help you lose weight, Dr. B would be glad to consult with you to determine the peptide option that would work best for your overall health and weight loss goals. To learn more, contact Dr. B’s Naples-based Internal Medicine practice today by calling (239) 261-9990.