What are peptides?

Peptides are short chains of amino acids linked by peptide bonds, which are the building blocks of proteins. Typically, a molecule is considered a peptide when it contains between 2 and 50 amino acids. They can function in a variety of biological roles, such as hormones, neurotransmitters, growth factors, and antibiotics. These functional signals can lead to increased weight loss, muscle growth, pain relief, injury recover, increased energy, improved sexual function, increased digestive health, improved neurological function, better skin quality, and countless other body functions.


What are peptides used for?

Peptides are useful as a form of treatment for many conditions. Some peptides can encourage the production of growth hormone in the body, helping manage age-related issues and chronic inflammatory diseases. Some are impactful in the treatment of obesity or weight management, as they encourage the death of excess fat cells. One type of peptide is even known to encourage the production of melanin, decreasing the chances of skin cancer. Others can be therapeutic for an array of sexual dysfunctions. Because peptides are naturally occurring in our bodies and very specific to the receptors they bind to, they are exceptionally safe and well-tolerated.

Are peptides safe?

At Beyond Health, we source our peptides from FDA regulated compounding pharmacies across the country. Unlike the peptides you can buy off the internet, every peptide we provide our clients is prescribed and filled by one of these established pharmacies. Clinical trials and studies generally guide the use of therapeutic peptides to ensure they are safe for use under specified conditions. For anyone considering peptide therapies, especially for unapproved or experimental uses, it’s crucial to consult with healthcare professionals to assess their safety and appropriateness.