At Meliora Integrative Medicine, in Evanston, IL we offer peptide therapy for patients who want to improve and optimize their health or address certain medical conditions and symptoms.
Peptide TherapyA “peptide” is a specific chain of amino acids (the building blocks of proteins), typically 100 amino acids or less, that has one or more biologic functions in the body. One example of a peptide that many people are familiar with is insulin. Insulin is a 51 amino acid peptide, and was the first peptide to ever be sequenced successfully outside the body. Peptides can have many different functions. They can attach to various receptors throughout the body and initiate specific effects. Some peptides can act as transporters and others can catalyze metabolic functions. Some of these functions include muscle and tissue repair, reduction of body fat, immune modulation and more.
How It WorksThe treatment process begins with an initial consultation. Once we learn more about your symptoms and issues, we can customize your treatment plan accordingly. Peptides are made by special compounding pharmacies that have the capability to sequence these amino acids. The peptides are then tested for stability, purity and consistency before it can be used clinically.
What To ExpectThe majority of peptides, like insulin, are injected into a patient’s body with very tiny needles. Some peptides are used as nasal sprays, topical creams and foams, and capsules.
What It TreatsPeptide therapy can address a number of different health and wellness concerns. Some examples include:
- Fat Loss
- Muscle Gain
- Repair and Recovery
- Preventative Health and Longevity Medicine
- Hair Growth
- Aesthetics and Collagen Production
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Painful joints, muscles, spine
- Sexual Health