Injectable Peptides can be used for gaining muscle, increasing weight loss, reduction of body fat, rapid recovery and inflammation reduction plus many other treatments to improve your health.
What are Peptides?
Peptides are comprised of short amino acid chains, which in turn regulate numerous functions in the body including various signaling molecules. In the last several years, peptides have become one of the most widely studied fields in anti-aging, sports, and functional medicine.
In the health and fitness industry, peptides are being used and indorsed for burning body fat, increasing energy, increasing muscle and increasing athletic ability. Peptides can be modified and/or designed to promote the stimulus of certain receptors of growth hormone to produce a variety of effects.
In order to be able to understand these complex peptide functions, we must first look at how the body functions. The Pituitary Gland, which is located at the base of the brain, controls other hormone glands such as the Adrenals and Thyroid. The role of the Pituitary Gland is paramount to the wellbeing of our bodies.
The Pituitary Gland maintains balance in the body by sending hormonal signals into the circulatory system as well as other glands and organs so that necessary hormones can be created and/or directed as required.
Human Growth Hormone or HGH, is a hormone which is produced by the Pituitary Gland. Human Growth Hormone regulates the whole body, including the digestive system and necessary insulin levels.
This complex process begins in the Hypothalamus, by releasing Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone or GHRH, which signals the Pituitary Gland to release HGH as well as other hormones.
Insulin, which regulates the metabolism of sugar, is an interesting example of peptide complexity. Insulin is comprised of 51 building blocks of amino acids. Moreover, peptide research has been used to formulate cyclosporine, which is a peptide that has been clinically proven in organ transplants for the suppression of organ transplants.
Peptides are typically injected into the body. Since peptides can be reused by the body, they do not accumulate or create any toxicity issues. Furthermore, the body does not treat peptides as a foreign substance, because various peptide molecules are already being used for signaling.
Today, there are more than 500 new medications in clinical trials that are based on peptide research.
How Do Peptides Work?
There are many different types of peptides, as a result of the wide range of functions that peptides perform in the body. Moreover, there are specific peptides that can boost the body’s production of Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone from the Hypothalamus and cause an increase of HGH to be released.
This is accomplished by the peptides stimulating the Pituitary Gland so as to create and release more HGH. The increase in HGH has been shown to produce an anti-aging effect.
The anti-aging effects of HGH are paramount since HGH has an influence on a considerable amount of tissues in the body. Some of the benefits associated with HGH include increases protein production, increased utilization of body fat and stabilizes the effects of insulin.
Insulin-like growth factors (IGF-1) is critical in lean muscle growth. Additionally, IGF-1 is important in the feedback loop responsible for decreasing the production and release of HGH by the body from the Pituitary Gland and the Hypothalamus is signaled with the level of HGH in the body.
Essentially, the Hypothalamus regulates levels of HGH by either, releasing an induction stimulator Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone when the body’s HGH levels low to elevate the levels, and conversely decrease production when the levels are high. When peptides begin to activate the GHRH receptors, the negative feedback loop is bypassed.
How Are Peptides Made Up?
Essentially peptides are proteins formed by about 50 amino acids. When we look at an amino acid if an amino group joins together with the carboxylic acid, an amide forms. When a chain of these amino acids forms, it is called a peptide. The dipeptides are the shortest and are formed when two amino acids are joined by one peptide bond. Whereas a polypeptide is a long amino acid chain joined by many peptide bonds.
Why Must Peptides Be Injected?
Proteins are essential in our diet and are comprised of various peptide bonds. During digestion and assimilation of proteins, there are numerous enzymes in the intestines and stomach, responsible for the breakdown of peptide bonds. As a result, any medication which contains naturally occurring peptides, cannot avert the breakdown that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract.
Modified peptides can avoid a breakdown in the intestines and stomach. However, modified peptides still cannot be absorbed into the blood due to cells in the intestinal wall, which inhibit absorption. This is the reason that peptides must be injected for optimal absorption and bioavailability.