The Science Behind Peptide Therapy Benefits

Trying to lose weight can be a never-ending spiral of yoyo dieting, working out tirelessly, and then gaining it all back and trying all over again to no avail. However, weight loss shots are becoming increasingly popular across the country. Why? Because they work. They provide a viable weight loss option for people who otherwise have had a hard time getting the pounds off.

Two weight loss injections, in particular, have shown to have had amazing results for weight loss in adults: Semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy) and Tirzepatide (Mounjaro, Zepbound). Both of these are known as Peptide Therapy injections. Here, we’ll discover the benefits of these weight loss Peptide Therapy injections, how they work, and why medical weight loss is the best solution for getting healthy and keeping the weight off for good. 

How does Peptide Therapy work?

Peptides are chains of amino acids that work to regulate a variety of the body’s functions. Some common functions of peptides include providing pain relief, aiding in soft tissue repair, accelerating healing processes, promoting weight loss and lean muscle gain, reversing symptoms of sexual dysfunction, and improving hormone production and cognitive function. 

Though our bodies naturally produce peptides, the production of peptides can vary greatly by individual and as we age, the number and quality of peptides within the body may decline. The unique properties of peptides can be harnessed and used to treat various conditions; this treatment process is known as peptide therapy and can be customized to each patient’s unique needs and goals.

How does Peptide Therapy work?

Some of the benefits of peptide therapy can include: 

– Accelerate healing processes 

– Boost hormone levels 

– Build muscle mass 

– Decrease joint and muscle pain 

– Enhance cognitive function and memory 

– Help reverse symptoms of sexual dysfunction 

– Improve sleep quality 

– Increase levels of energy, stamina, and strength 

– Lower blood pressure 

– Promote healthy immune function 

– Reduce signs of aging 

– Stimulate hair growth


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Are Weight Loss Injections Safe?

So, what’s the catch? Why do these Peptide injections work so well for weight loss?

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are both incretin (responsible for stimulating a decrease in blood glucose levels) co-agonists that suppress the hunger hormone (Ghrelin) and slow down gastric emptying while increasing the body’s insulin sensitivity. 

What does this mean? They’re the best medical weight loss solutions on the market to date, and there’s a good reason for it. It means these injections make you less hungry, so you feel full faster and eat less; while helping your body get the most nutrients out of the food you eat, and getting rid of what your body doesn’t need faster. There’s no wonder they’re referred to as the latest “wonder drug.” Simply stated, these peptides address the root cause of fat storage and put you into a fat-burning mode. 

Both Semaglutide and Tirzepatide work by directly targeting the appetite receptors in your brain, enabling you to lose weight faster. Other weight loss medications may activate or deactivate these receptors as well, which can help you reduce your overall appetite. 

Semaglutide: Has been known to help patients lose up to 15-20% of their body weight. Stimulates the receptor for insulin production to help lower blood sugar, and satiety (feelings of fullness.) Especially effective for diabetes management. 

Tirzepatide: Has been known to help patients lose up to 25% or more of their body weight. Not only stimulates the receptor for insulin production and satiety but has also been known to slow digestion, which leads to feeling full faster and curbing appetite. It also mimics an additional peptide (GIP), acting as a double dose of fat-burner. 

Why Choose Peptide Therapy?

Because Peptide Therapy mimics the natural peptides that are already found in your body, this type of treatment is considered less invasive than traditional options and much more effective for getting rid of stubborn weight; and, because they are naturally occurring, they are generally well-tolerated by your body with few side effects. 

Both of these medications (Semiglutide and Tirzepatide) are FDA-approved for both Diabetes and Obesity management and are commercially available and may be covered by insurance for those who qualify. For those who do not qualify for the commercially available options, we offer these medications through our office as part of our comprehensive weight loss program. 

Contact us at Advanced Practice Wellness Clinic, to discuss your options and see if you qualify for Zepbound (Mounjaro), Ozempic, or Wegovy. We offer these, as well as hormone replacement therapy, IV nutrition therapy, and functional medicine as well as lab services. We would love to help you on your healing journey!

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