Peptides are not just found in the body; they are key to assisting the body with muscle production and recovery. They are similar short chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of muscle, similar to protein. While peptides may not have as many amino acids as proteins, they still play a critical role in collagen and elastin production.
This makes peptides not only valuable to muscle recovery but also for healthy-looking skin. As we age, our natural amount of peptides declines1, and so does our body’s ability to recover from exercise. Peptide supplements can assist the body in restoring these functions and boosting existing performance2.
Benefits of Peptides
Muscle Gain and Recovery
Peptides are a natural part of our body and have been shown to promote the discharge of muscle-boosting hormones and promote muscle recovery and gain3. The lowered recovery time and increased recovery success don’t just save time but also help increase results for the same amount of effort.
However, it’s important to note that peptides and peptide supplements can only assist with muscle growth if exercise is being done to stimulate the muscles appropriately. Peptides only help facilitate muscle growth. They do not create the circumstances.
Weight Loss Assistance
Along with assisting in facilitating muscle growth, peptide supplements and peptide therapy are used as a weight loss aid. Peptides assist with metabolism and digestion to increase weight loss efforts4. Peptides are especially valuable in losing weight when combined with the existing muscle growth benefits of peptides. As your muscles grow, they require more energy and increase your basal metabolic rate. This, in turn, will lead your body to use more calories, assisting weight loss naturally.
Choosing a Peptide Provider
Peptide therapy is an effective and safe way to assist the body’s natural functions and promote weight loss and muscle recovery. As an industry leader in hormonal treatments, Pellecome offers peptide therapy options for providers looking to offer new solutions to their patients. Peptide therapy from Pellecome is great for complimenting existing weight loss and muscle-building options that a practice provides. For more information about peptide therapy and how it can help your practice reach more people, contact us at 888.773.9969 today.
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- Zdzieblik D, Jendricke P, Oesser S, Gollhofer A, König D. The Influence of Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides on Body Composition and Muscle Strength in Middle-Aged, Untrained Men: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Apr 30;18(9):4837. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18094837. PMID: 33946565; PMCID: PMC8125453. Available from: The Influence of Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides on Body Composition and Muscle Strength in Middle-Aged, Untrained Men: A Randomized Controlled Trial – PMC
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