So, what are peptides? Peptides are smaller versions of protein. They may provide pro-aging support, anti-inflammatory, or muscle-building properties. People may confuse peptides with proteins. Both proteins and peptides are made up of amino acids, but peptides contain far fewer amino acids than protein. Like proteins, peptides are naturally present in foods. Peptides reproduce what the body already knows to do through its signaling, neurotransmitters, hormones, and enzymes, making them complementary protocols to a healthy lifestyle. Think of it this way; our cells are intelligent; we are just giving them the ability to show their intelligence.
Simply put, peptides are a string of amino acids, which can then bind together to form a protein.
Some of the most popular peptides include collagen peptides for anti-aging and skin healthy, and creatine peptide supplements for building muscle and enhancing athletic performance.
Reasons for Weight Gain
Eating excessive sugar and carbs increases your blood sugar levels. It triggers the pancreas to subsequently release insulin, which in turn switches on the transportation of glucose into cells, particularly the liver and muscle cells. Your body keeps storing excess sugar as fat, and if your diet is carbohydrate-dominant, it becomes difficult for the body to burn fat and more likely to hang on to it.
Another potential reason for weight gain is the progressive decline of endogenous growth hormone by 15% for every decade of adult life. The growth hormone’s role is vast in that it is directly correlated with healthy metabolism, lower levels of fat accumulation, heart health, exercise capacity, maintenance of muscle, as well as cognitive function. The decline of growth hormone results in reduced production of insulin-like growth factor, which typically works in tandem to manage and modulate our fat, protein and glucose metabolism. However, decreases in both show increased abdominal and visceral adiposity, which is not exactly ideal if you have specific physique goals.
Genetics, lifestyle, age, and environment all play a role in one’s growth hormone secretion. Natural stimulators of growth hormone include decreased blood glucose, fasting, protein deficiency, decreased free fatty acids, trauma, stress, excitement, and exercise.
Thankfully some peptides help our body upregulate human growth hormone production, helping sustain or correct our metabolic health. Reminder there is no “magic pill” and no “magic peptide” however used in combination with diet, exercise and simple lifestyle modifications, a lot is possible.
Tesofensine is a serotonin-nonadrenaline-dopamine reuptake inhibitor from the phenyltropane family of drugs. Originally, Tesofensine was developed by a biotechnology company for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease but was subsequently dropped from development for these applications after early trial results showed limited efficacy for treatment of these diseases. However, weight loss was consistently reported as an adverse event in the original studies, especially in overweight or obese patients thus changing the course of clinical trials toward the treatment of obesity. Tesofensine primarily acts as an appetite suppressant, but additionally can act by increasing resting energy expenditure.
Benefits May Include:
Increase in lean body mass
Improves sleep quality
Decreases hemoglobin A1C and insulin levels
Decrease triglycerides and cholesterol
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