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Fight illness and disease with peptides

For thousands of years, people have been searching for the mythical fountain of youth — a spring that purportedly adds years or even decades to the lives of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. Spanish conquistador Ponce de León has long been the poster child for allegedly stumbling across this mystical water feature in the 16th century.

In many ways, we are still on a quest to discover the fountain of youth, though now the search has turned to science — medications, supplements, or therapies that hold some promise of turning back the hands of time and restoring our health and vigor. Today, evidence suggests peptides as the anti-aging solution we have long been seeking.

But peptides offer hope for much more than their supposed anti-aging properties. These short chains of amino acids that control nearly all functions in the human body, can be used to treat a wide range of illnesses, along with medically supervised efforts aimed at enhancing energy, strength, memory, thinking, weight loss, and more. Here are a few illnesses that peptides are now being used to treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic metabolic issues, including obesity and inability to lose weight and muscle loss or inability to build muscle (which can be associated with low testosterone, diabetes, or hypothyroid)
  • Chronic infections (Lyme disease, sinusitis, HBV, HCV, CMV, etc.)
  • Colitis
  • Dementia
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Hormonal imbalances*
  • Inflammation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Insomnia
  • Joint injury
  • Low libido
  • Mold illness or environmentally acquired illness (EAI)
  • Neurodegenerative conditions (Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, etc.)
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Ulcers

Let us know if you’d like to learn about or try peptide therapy at our Tampa functional medicine practice.

*Hormonal imbalances and peptide deficiencies can lead to health disorders and diseases, and the use of peptide therapy may successfully restore balance to the body.

Our Approach to Your Health and Well-being

1. Discover

Together we will meet to discuss your health goals so that we, as practitioners, can design a personalized plan to help you achieve those goals. We will also use comprehensive lab testing such as hormones, vitamin levels and brain testing to discover the root cause of your symptoms. Addressing the root cause is key to being able to create long-lasting results.

2. Restore

In this phase, our practitioners design a personalized plan for you based the 5 Pillars of Health (Nutrition, Fitness, Gut Health, Stress Management & Hormones). Addressing all five pillars is the best way to achieve long-lasting results. The first step is a detox, which every person needs in order to allow their body to fully be available to heal itself. Then, based on your goals and lab results, our medical team will guide you one-on-one or virtually through each additional step of your plan to ensure you have all the support you need. We will not only help you resolve your chronic health issues, but we will remove the confusion that is out there about how to truly live a healthy life.

3. Optimize

Now that the foundation for your health has been repaired, it’s time to fine-tune your plan in order to sustain your results. The process starts with follow-up lab tests so we can evaluate how to fine-tune your treatment plan. This often includes the reduction of old medications, adding in revitalizing hormones and creating a healthy lifestyle plan that allows you to sustain your results for a lifetime. You will be empowered with the tools and support from our team to help you become the best version of yourself, so you can live a healthier and happier life!

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Common Questions About Peptide Therapy

What is peptide therapy?

Peptide therapy at BioDesign Wellness Center is a regenerative medicine treatment that improves patients’ overall health, wellness, and quality of life. The use of peptide therapy stimulates cellular regeneration by restoring the number of peptides in the body.

Does peptide therapy really work?

If used and administered properly, peptide therapy is an incredibly safe and effective treatment. Peptides have a multitude of benefits, so many people can benefit from them.

What to expect during peptide therapy?

During peptide therapy at BioDesign Wellness Center, peptides are administered directly into the bloodstream through subcutaneous injections, although they may also be applied topically, nasally, or orally. Peptide therapy can be entirely customized to fit the patient’s specific goals and needs. This targeted approach by our doctors allows us to produce a specific response in the body and treat a variety of conditions.

What are the benefits of peptide therapy?

Peptide therapy is a unique treatment option that can be used to treat a variety of concerns. Some of the benefits of peptide therapy include lowered blood pressure, increased levels of energy and stamina, enhanced cognitive function and memory, and reduced signs of aging.

Why should I consider peptide therapy?

Peptide therapy can effectively treat several conditions since they mimic your own body’s peptides, which elicit a particular desired response. As peptides are naturally occurring and have specific functions, they’re well tolerated by your body and have minimal side effects.

How long does peptide therapy work?

Results vary per individual. You will notice an improvement in your sleep and energy within a few weeks. It takes about three months to see full effects like reduced fat and increased muscle mass.