Peptide Therapy Specialist

Wellness at Century City

Integrative Medicine Doctor & Internist located in Century City, Los Angeles, CA

For those in and around Los Angeles, California, who are searching for ways to boost overall health and wellness, peptide therapy offers impressive benefits. This advanced therapy is available from Dr. Jessica Cho and the team at Wellness at Century City. Learn more about the role peptide therapy can play in your health journey during a personalized consultation, which you can book online or over the phone today.

Peptide Therapy Q & A

What are peptides?

Peptides are strings of amino acids, which are found in higher numbers in various proteins. Because peptides have fewer amino acids, your body can break them down more easily. 

Peptides act as signaling molecules, essentially telling other molecules how to perform. They accomplish this by attaching to the surface receptors of cells and molecules. You have thousands of peptides in your body, and they support numerous different functions. 

Your body naturally produces certain peptides, but that production declines as you age. You can also get peptides from plant and animal sources, including meat, eggs, milk, soy, oats, and beans. However, the best way to obtain a substantial volume of peptides is through supplementation. 

The most common means of peptide supplementation is through subcutaneous injections. This delivery method places peptides directly into your bloodstream, where they can go to work immediately.  

How are peptides beneficial to health and wellness?

A growing body of evidence supports the use of peptides in preventive health. Peptides can positively impact your overall health and wellness in numerous ways. 

Some of the noted benefits of peptides include the ability to:

  • Prevent blood clots
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Kill microbes
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Boost immune function
  • Slow the aging process
  • Enhance muscle growth
  • Promote new hair growth
  • Balance hormones

These are just a few of the many areas of health and wellness where peptide therapy can deliver safe and impressive benefits.  

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