Peptides may be easier for the body to absorb than proteins because they are smaller and more broken down than proteins.
What are Peptides?
Peptides can be thought of as small proteins that act as highly specific signaling molecules in many crucial functions in our bodies. They assist in hormone production, cell signaling, and cell-to-cell communication. Researchers and clinicians alike are looking at peptides as a breakthrough in medicine because:
- Low toxicity
- High chemical and biological diversity
- High potency and specificity
- Good efficacy, safety, and tolerability
- A broad range of targets
- Enhances cell growth
But perhaps the biggest advantage of therapeutic peptides is the fact that they are amenable to rational design. Therapeutic peptides can be designed to be involved in virtually any cellular process. This means that they can be designed to block interactions of proteins as long as enough of the sequence of the target site is known and conditions allow for the peptide to bind it.
What Conditions Can Peptides Therapy Treat?
Peptides can be used to treat a wide range of illnesses. The list of potential conditions that can benefit from peptides is nearly endless, but here are just a few:
- Lyme Disease
- Joint Injury
- Erectile Disfunction
How do they work?
Semax has been shown to protect the body and brain from various types of oxidative damage/stress. It also improved memory and attention in a Russian study of task performance in healthy men. Semax also decreased learning time in animal studies. Other benefits include: Increases brain BDNF levels. Prevents the breakdown of enkephalins. It protects the nervous system from oxidative damage. Affects the expression of genes related to the immune and vascular systems during a stroke.