Monthly Peptide and Functional Medicine Training
This training happens every second Friday of the month from 9 AM to 12 PM Mountain. We’ll be educating on things such as:
- Gut Health and Restoration
- Peptide Therapy
- Pain and Regenerative Medicine Therapies
- Functional Blood Chemistry
- Endocrine Disorders
- & more….
Hosted by peptide expert, Regan Archibald and functional medicine expert, Dan Kellams.
One of the questions I commonly get is, “Why do I need peptides? I have a great diet. I mainly eat whole foods. I get a lot of exercise. Can’t I just take some herbs or something?”
The short answer is yes, you could take herbs or supplements, and you could also increase your consumption of foods with peptides, such as soy, meats, flaxseed, or hemp seeds. But if you need to get from Point A to Point B on a map, do you want to take the slow roads that are full of traffic and bad weather patterns, or do you want to hop on the expressway? The supplement way can get you at least part of the way to your destination, but peptides shorten the healing time. If you’re truly concerned about your health, you probably want to get there as soon as possible.
Most peptides are injected (don’t get squeamish — it’s a very small insulin needle that most people do not feel), they bypass the digestive system and the metabolic process is very simple. Not only do most of the peptides bypass the typical digestive barriers that can keep them from being absorbed, but they also activate the entire body through cell-to-cell communication so that the area in distress gets the signal instantly, which leads to rapid accelerations in healing.
What Are They Good for?
The unique property of peptides can be harnessed and used to treat specific conditions through peptide therapy.
Peptides can be:
Transporters– like glucose transporters that are necessary for glucose to travel from the blood into the muscle.
Enzymes – biological catalysts that speed up metabolic reactions. Most of the hundreds of enzymes are peptides.
Hormones– biological messengers that carry information from one tissue through the blood to a distant tissue. Two common classes of hormones are peptide and steroid hormones. Examples of peptide hormones include those involved in blood glucose regulation, such as insulin and glucagon and those that regulate appetites, such as ghrelin and leptin.
Structural components – peptides like actin and myosin function as structural elements of the muscle, and some other peptides contribute to bone shape and strength.
Here are a few ways peptide therapy is used:
- accelerate healing processes
- boost hormone levels
- build muscle mass
- decrease joint and muscle pain
- enhance cognitive function and memory
- increase levels of energy, stamina, and strength
- improve sleep quality
- lower blood pressure
- promote healthy immune function
- reduce signs of aging
- stimulate hair growth
help reverse symptoms of sexual dysfunction
The most exciting science of peptides is the fact that they are pleiotropic by nature. Pleiotropic means that they produce more than one effect or have multiple phenotypic expressions of a pleiotropic gene.
Pleiotropy occurs when one gene influences two or more seemingly unrelated phenotypic traits. Such a gene that exhibits multiple phenotypic expressions is called a pleiotropic gene. This is one of the primary reasons that in our Accelerate Wellness program, we start with six initial months of peptides that we combine to open targeted pathways in the body for maximizing therapeutic responses, mitochondrial health, and removing interferences in the body.