Peptide therapy is a revolutionary treatment which provides numerous anti-aging benefits.
Here we discuss how peptide therapy works and the best injectable peptides for anti-aging that are available on the market.
How peptides help with anti-aging
As we age, our body stops producing as much human growth hormone (HGH)—the hormone responsible for the development of muscle and bone mass. In fact, the natural production of HGH decreases by around 14 per cent each decade from the age of 30.
Peptide therapy can counteract this decline by stimulating the body to release more HGH, which can lead to an increase in lean muscle mass, a reduction in body fat, increased energy and stamina and a reduction in musculoskeletal inflammation.
Best injectable peptides for anti-aging
Some of the best injectable peptides for anti-aging include:
Sermorelin: The most commonly used anti-aging peptide, Sermorelin has been shown to lead to an increase in muscle mass and a reduction in body fat, as well as producing firmer and tighter skin.
Ipamorelin: Mimics the action of the ghrelin hormone, immediately stimulating the release of HGH, leading to a reduction in body fat and an increase in bone density and muscle mass.
CJC-1295: Stimulates the release of HGH over a longer period (typically between 6-10 days). CJC-1295 is often used in combination with ipamorelin as the combined short- and long-term actions can make growth hormone secretion 10 times more effective than when used alone.
GHRP-2 and GHRP-6: Synthetic activators of the ghrelin hormone which have also been shown to lead to an increase in Insulin Like Growth Factor (IGF-1) levels. BPC157: A compound of 15 amino acids which is praised for its tissue repairing and gut health benefits.
Thymosin: Provides immune-strengthening benefits while also helping with various autoimmune and chronic inflammatory conditions.