peptide therapy

What is Peptide Therapy?

Peptide therapy is the use of specific peptides to carry out specific functions within the body. Peptides have a wide range of therapeutic applications. As the building blocks of proteins, they occur naturally in the human body, regulating a wide range of biological and hormonal functions, but tend to decrease in concentration within the body as we age.

Peptides come in different oral and injectable forms to aid the body with very specific functions. They provide signaling and carry out very specific cell functions that can aid in recovery, tissue repair, immunity, growth hormone production, muscle building, mental cognition and many other vital functions.

Peptide Therapy in Franklin & Nolensville

The human body is a complex thing that comes with a variety of challenges. We often see undesirable effects caused by aging, inflammation, and even sexual function. Many of these affects are influenced by peptides. Peptides are short chains of amino acids. They are similar to proteins, which also contain amino acids, but usually in larger chains. Peptides are present in the food we eat, but there are times when it is beneficial to take peptide supplements in order to live our best life. This is commonly called peptide therapy.

Peptides Therapy

One of the most common challenges people face is being overweight or obese. In the United States, approximately 40% of the population are clinically obese. Add in those who are overweight and the number rises to over half. Both traditional and fad diets have failed repeatedly, but there are several peptides that are showing promise.

Our Favorite Peptides at Body Works

Anti-Aging: Ipamorelin/CJC 1295 (Blend)

A peptide blend primarily used to stimulate the release of HGH from the pituitary gland, CJC 1295/Ipamorelin increases energy levels, treats a variety of inflammatory conditions, and enhances overall fitness and health.

Fat Loss: AOD-9604

AOD 9604 is a peptide that was developed specifically to combat obesity by helping to burn fat. It is a fragment modified from Human Growth Hormone (HGH). It works by stimulating the pituitary gland to speed metabolism. The regenerating effects can also help improve bone health and be beneficial for osteoarthritis or porosis few side affects

  • Can regulate fat metabolism through the process of lipolysis
  • Inhibits lipogenesis or the formation of new fat cells
  • Mimics the way natural GH regulates fat metabolism
  • No adverse effects on blood sugar or growth
  • Very effective at reducing bodyfat especially during a caloric deficit..

Body & Gut Repair: BPC -157 (Body-Protecting Compound)

Derived from the body-protecting protein found in the stomach’s gastric juices, BPC-157 has been shown to provide the following therapeutic benefits:

  • Accelerates healing of soft tissue injuries
  • Decreases systemic inflammation and pain associated with inflammation
  • Has cytoprotective properties that support cellular functioning during illness
  • Improves blood flow and the circulatory system as a whole
  • May help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulceritis, and leaky gut.

Wound Healing: Thymosin Beta 4

A small-chain peptide that promotes angiogenesis (creation of new blood vessels from existing blood vessels), thymosin beta 4 also expedites wound healing, supports hair and skin health, and may minimize signs of skin aging, such as fine lines, dryness, and sagging.

Sexual Health: PT-141

A synthetic peptide derivative of alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH), PT-141  treats low libido in both men and women and may help men with erectile dysfunction. Some research indicates that PT-141 may also provide anti-inflammatory and weight loss properties as well.

Muscle Building: MK-677

A peptide that significantly increases growth hormone levels in the body, MK-677 is frequently used as a dietary supplement by competitive athletes and bodybuilders to build muscles and stamina. Not only does MK-677 replenish serum growth hormone but it also enhances bone density by reversing bone mineral loss and improves sleep quality.

Growth Hormone: Sermorelin

Composed of over 25 amino acids, sermorelin  is a synthetic growth hormone-releasing hormone that supports immune, nervous and endocrine system health. In addition, sermorelin stimulates cell growth within the heart and pancreas, and may also offer tumor-inhibiting properties.


MOTS-c is also known as Mitochondrial Derived Peptide and its function is to protect again metabolic changes caused by both age and dietary factors. The MOTS-c peptide includes 16 amino acids that help with metabolic balance. One of its functions is to turn glucose into energy. Most peptides are generated from inside individual cells. MOTS-C, however is generated from the mitochondria, which is often referred to as the "powerhouse" of the cell. This peptide not only normalizes metabolism in a way similar to exercise, but it can also aid in glucose metabolism. Studies of MOT-c have shown evidence of blood sugar control, which may help with obesity and type 2 diabetes. By boosting the mitochondria, age related cell dysfunction may be slowed down in the body's tissues, muscles, and circulation. This points to the possibility of higher exercise performance

  • Protects against adverse metabolic changes due to age and diet
  • Has the ability to turn glucose into energy
  • Generated from mitochondria "powerhouse" of the cell to simulate exercise
  • Evidence of blood sugar control to help with obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • Improves exercise performance

Why Do People Get Peptide Therapy?

Medications do not address the underlying cause of many health problems. They only mask symptoms that re-emerge as soon as the medication wears off. Peptide therapy provides continual symptom relief by sustaining optimal levels of peptides and peptide derivatives at the cellular level in order to eliminate pain, fatigue, and general feelings of unwellness.

Remember not all peptides are created equal. We provide peptides that are compounded in U.S. registered compounding pharmacies that require prescriptions. We provide only the highest quality and all our peptides go through rigorous testing to ensure the highest GMP standards. If you want a peptide you don’t see on our website we can probably get it for you!

Learn more about the benefits of peptide therapy online by contacting us today!