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The Power of Peptides

What are peptides? In a nutshell, peptides are the building blocks of biology, and play a crucial role in your overall health, hormone production, recovery time, and energy levels.

Peptides are short chains of amino acids, compared to proteins which are long chains of amino acids. This means that peptides are very fast and easy for your body to process, leading to improved strength, fat loss, and muscle gains very rapidly

This cutting-edge approach to health and wellness utilizes these small chains of amino acids to target specific cellular pathways. Peptide therapy has the ability to trigger natural healing mechanisms within the body, promoting tissue repair and regeneration. By harnessing the power of peptides, individuals can experience personalized treatment options for a range of conditions. 

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Anti-aging and skin health

Rejuvenate your skin with peptides. Applied topically in skincare products, peptides have been found to increase collagen production, improving the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. They offer a potential alternative to invasive treatments like Botox with fewer side effects. Peptides may slow down the aging process by reducing oxidative stress, improving metabolic function, lowering cholesterol levels, enhancing insulin resistance, and potentially extending lifespan. Certain formulations of peptides work by stimulating new molecules for a complete skin makeover. They can also boost collagen and hyaluronic acid production, thus giving you firmer skin. Peptides can also reduce inflammation and swelling of the skin.

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Body transformation
and weight loss

Certain peptides, such as CJC 1295, ipamorelin, Semiglutide, Tirzepatide and others have demonstrated the ability to burn fat, especially around the abdomen. These peptides can boost metabolism and decrease appetite. Medical weight loss peptides work their magic in various ways due to their specific role in cellular function. Some peptides can enhance calorie-burning, while others can boost lean muscle growth. Other peptides can signal your body to burn fatty acids in fat cells before burning carbohydrates or glucose. Some influence blood sugar levels, which can slow digestion and decrease appetite.

As we age, our natural production of such peptides tends to decline, so bioactive peptides are designed to restore peptide levels that might otherwise be helping to control weight gain. Because peptides help to restore the natural cell function of our youth, peptides work best when combined with diet and exercise. For example, peptides that help to stimulate HGH production will in turn help stimulate lean muscle growth, which can significantly help burn calories with exercise. This is why we also offer diet, exercise and supplementation coaching options along with peptide therapy.

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Performance Program

Lean muscle and weight management

Enhancing and building muscle with loss of fat cells. Peptides offer similar benefits to human growth hormone (HGH) without the associated risks. Studies have shown that peptides can improve lean body mass, fat loss, muscle strength, and exercise capacity. Speeding up recovery time is another common function of peptide therapy. Peptides have been found to accelerate muscle and tissue repair, aiding in recovery after intense workouts. They can reduce muscle soreness, promote faster healing, and enhance athletic performance.

Many people who feel like they have stagnated or plateaued on their fitness journey have looked to peptides to get them over the hump and to that next level for their peak fitness goals.

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Hormone support and regulation

Improve sexual function in both males and females. Peptides involved in sexual function, like melanocortins, can help with erectile dysfunction and sexual arousal. They have shown promising results in initiating and sustaining erections and have the potential to be effective treatments for sexual dysfunction.

PT-141: This peptide has been shown to increase sexual desire and arousal in women, and can also help to improve overall sexual function. Bremelanotide: Similar to PT-141, this peptide can help to increase sexual desire and arousal in women, and has been shown to be effective in treating sexual dysfunction. Oxytocin: Often referred to as the “love hormone,” oxytocin can help to improve bonding and intimacy in relationships, and may also help to enhance sexual pleasure.

Peptides play a part in overall wellness. They may slow down the aging process by reducing oxidative stress, improving metabolic function, lowering cholesterol levels, enhancing insulin resistance, and potentially extending lifespan. Specific collagen peptides have been shown to improve bone mineral density, which is beneficial for both men and women, especially those at risk of bone loss. They can help reduce the likelihood of fractures and support overall bone health.  Antimicrobial defense peptides (AMPs), have immune-boosting properties. They can fight off microbes, regulate immune responses, and protect against infections, including antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Are peptides safe?

Peptides are considered safe since they are naturally occurring substances found in the body and in food. It is essential to consult a practitioner experienced in peptide therapy. A knowledgeable practitioner can prescribe peptides obtained from a reputable compounding pharmacy that ensures high-quality standards and rigorous quality assurance protocols. Working with a healthcare professional ensures a safer and more reliable peptide therapy experience.


Our certified Peptide Therapy experts are thrilled to meet you in-person or virtually, to address all your questions, and guide you towards an enhanced version of yourself. Take the first step towards your transformative journey by conveniently requesting an appointment, or simply call 712-308-8161 to schedule a consultation today!

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What types of peptides do I need?

There are many different forms of peptides and you should definitely do your research before finding a solution. Not all peptides are created equal and quality and trust have to come first. Peptides are still being highly studied, so going to a trusted source is well worth it. Peptides also serve many different functions in the body, read below to learn more about different types of peptides and how they impact the body. At Essence Health Group, we serve not only clients in our local office, but nationwide via a simple telehealth visit and shipping customized peptide programs right to your door!

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CJC / Ipamorelin

This injectable peptide helps to naturally boost growth hormone, which is essential for healthy aging and body composition. It helps to improve lean body mass, energy, recovery, strength and endurance, improve bone density, decrease joint pain, improve libido, deep sleep, mental focus and clarity, and has other anti-aging benefits, such as increasing collagen production.
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Delta Sleep Inducing Peptide: This oral and injectable peptide improves sleep and improves circadian rhythms. It can decrease cortisol production and help with chronic pain. It has anti-inflammatory effects on the brain and can improve immune function. This also comes as an oral peptide.
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This is the ultimate anti-aging and longevity peptide! It regulates cell cycle, increases telomere length (vital for reversing aging), and improves blood sugar and triglyceride levels. It restores poor sleeping patterns and works to improve gene expression. Improves resistance to emotional stress and improves antioxidant production.
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The ultimate fat burning peptide! This injectable peptide improves blood sugar levels and lowers BMI, and also improves cardiovascular health, and has evidence to decrease incidence of heart attacks and strokes. Data shows this peptide can induce body fat loss of 15%.

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This injectable peptide increases lean body bases, improves energy and strength, and works to improve sleep and bone density. Also known as an anti-aging peptide. SERMORELIN injections have gained significant attention in the world of hormone therapy due to their potential benefits for overall health and well-being.

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This peptide is used to promote healing. It can be injected directly into joints. It helps to promote new blood vessels and muscle growth, and decreases inflammation. These benefits not only help with healing in multiple tissue types, but also in improved strength and endurance.

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Thymosin Alpha 1

This peptide works to improve and modulate the immune system, and decreases incidence of infections. It helps to regulate immunity and inflammation, and is often used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. It works to naturally increase the T cells your body produces, and therefore can treat chronic infections. THYMOSIN ALPHA 1 can improve tissue repair and healing as well as host defense to infections. It also helps decrease production of pro-inflammatory cytokines.

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The new and improved weight loss peptide! This peptide has the same benefits as Semaglutide, but is known to be more effective, often with less side effects. Data shows this peptide can induce body fat loss of up to 20%. This peptide also helps reduce appetite, decrease blood sugar, improve cardiometabolic status, and has been shown to decrease plaque formation in vessels.

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Zinc Thymulin

This peptide comes in multiple forms, and improves hair growth and prevents hair loss for both men and women. During the Anagen Phase, the development and growth phase, the hair follicle causes the root of the hair to divide rapidly. Normally, the anagen phase is increased in younger individuals and gradually decreases with advancing age. Therefore, aging can lead to weaker and thinner hair. ZINC-THYMULIN works by initiating the anagen phase, resulting in fuller and healthier hair.

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(Body Protecting Compound): This peptide comes in an oral or injectable version. This is a great peptide for cellular repair.  The oral version works to stimulate gut healing- leaky gut, healing gastric ulcers, and works  to calm down inflammation in the gut. The injectable version is used for healing injuries (muscle, joint, wound, skin), regenerating tissue, building muscle, and improving recovery and muscle healing in exercise. It is anti-inflammatory and increases nitric oxide to improve cardiometabolic and brain health, and can improve blood pressure.

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This is oral peptide helps to improve cognitive function and can be used in treatment for Alzheimers and Parkison’s disease. It improves memory and helps to manage depression. DIHEXA has garnered significant attention in the field of neuroscience. It is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier and studies have shown that it promotes the growth of new neurons and synapses in the brain, leading to improved learning, memory, and overall cognitive performance. By facilitating neuronal connectivity, DIHEXA opens up new possibilities for combating cognitive decline.

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This injectable or topical peptide improves skin elasticity and fitness and it can improve overall skin appearance and improve skin collagen. It can also help stimulate hair growth. This peptide is used as  a cream known as the “Botox cream”.

GHK-CU is the secret to youthful skin and hair. This powerful peptide has garnered attention for its remarkable properties. The influence of GHK-CU on gene expression is one of the major contributors to its efficacy. This naturally occurring copper complex was first identified in human plasma.

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This peptide helps to naturally increase testosterone and hormone production. It can improve energy and cognitive function, and increase libido for both men and women. KISSPEPTIN studies have shown boosted brain activity in key structures of the the sexual brain network while also increasing penile rigidity by up to 56% compared to a placebo.

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This intranasal peptide improves memory, mental focus and concentration. It also improves anxiety and depression, and overall improves mood and well-being. SELANK can help boost levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. These neurotransmitters are commonly known as the “feel-good” chemicals because they are key in regulating mood and emotions.

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Thymosin beta 4

This injectable peptide also works to increase T cell production in the body, therefore improving immunity. It can also work to decrease joint inflammation, encourage new blood cell growth, and improve endurance and strength. It is often used in acute or chronic injuries, and to decrease chronic pain. It is also used for healing brain injuries.

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