Proteins and peptides are fundamental components of cells that carry out important biological functions. Proteins give cells their shape, for example, and they respond to signals transmitted from the extracellular environment.
Certain types of peptides play key roles in regulating the activities of other molecules. Structurally, proteins and peptides are very similar, being made up of chains of amino acids that are held together by peptide bonds.
Peptides are more natural than steroids and are very safe. At Affirm Health Center, we provide high-quality, safe peptides from an FDA approved facility so you always know exactly what you are getting.
What Are Peptides?
Traditionally, peptides are defined as molecules that consist of between 2 and 50 amino acids, whereas proteins are made up of 50 or more amino acids. In addition, peptides tend to be less well defined in structure than proteins.
Peptide Action vs Steroid Action
What Peptides Do We Use?
A signal peptide is typically a short peptide chain (around 30 AA chain.) We mostly use signaling peptides for a variety of purposes at Affirm. They are classified as precursors (safe) and they stimulate the body to engage in certain processes by binding to G-protein coupled receptors. Peptides activate proteins.
Thymosin Alpha 1 (TA-1)
TA-1 is an endogenous human peptide derived from Prothymosin. This helps to restore immune function, enhance cell-mediated immunity, and increase the efficiency of antigen-presenting cells.
Thymosin A-1 is effective for acute and chronic infections by helping to eradicate the unhealthy cells and stop the infection or cancer growth. This exhibits antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
Studies have shown that individuals fighting infection have a lower amount of circulating T A-1 and suppressed helper T cell numbers compared to healthy individuals. This is problematic, as the optimal immune function is vital to recovery from infection. Supplementation with T A-1 has the potential for great therapeutic benefit for patients looking to strengthen their immune system and those suffering from an infection or autoimmune disease.
AOD-9604 Advanced Obesity Drug
AOD-9604 was discovered in the 1990s by Dr. Frank Ng and others. This is a 16 amino acid peptide fragment of human growth hormone. AOD-9604 promotes repair and weight loss without rising IGF-1. This peptide is part of HGH without the anabolic effect or muscle-building effect. The goal of this peptide is to stimulate lipolysis and inhibit lipogenesis.
Over time, AOD-9604 lowers body fat by triggering the fat release from obese fat cells predominantly more than lean ones. This mimics the way natural growth hormones regulate fat metabolism with no adverse effects on blood sugar or growth.
AOD-9604 has been shown to have very favorable cartilage repair and regenerative properties, especially when paired with peptide BPC 157.
What is AOD-9604 Peptide?
AOD 9604 is a modified fragment of human growth hormone (HGH). It is an excellent peptide for weight loss due to its stimulatory effects on the pituitary gland. This stimulation speeds up metabolism for better calorie burning and fat burning. Using AOD 9604, people can lose weight faster than is possible with diet and exercise alone.
Is it Safe for Anyone to Use AOD-9604 Peptide for Weight Loss?
We are committed to helping our patients lose weight quickly and safely. It is important to talk with your provider about medications or supplements you are taking so we can develop the best dosing for your needs. Although AOD 9604 is a derivative of human growth hormone, it works without the typical adverse side effects of that chemical and is safe.
How is AOD-9604 Peptide Used to Enhance Weight Loss and Build Muscle?
To achieve better weight loss results, AOD 9604 may be injected subcutaneously each morning, ideally on an empty stomach. This delivery method enables the peptide to enter the bloodstream quickly, where it triggers the release of fat from enlarged fat cells. In addition to increasing the metabolism of fat, this peptide also reduces the accumulation of new fat.
What Are the Side Effects of AOD-9604?
AOD 9604 was discovered as researchers looked for an alternative to HGH growth hormones. This peptide achieves similar responses in the body without targeting blood sugar levels. Therefore, patients do not experience the same cravings or cortisol increase they would with an HGH weight loss program. There are no known health risks associated with AOD 9604 injections. The most common side effects include redness, swelling, and mild discomfort at the injection site. There is a slight risk for headache or upset stomach. For those who are interested in a supplement to their diet and exercise program, AOD 9604 is an excellent option.
What is MOTS-c Peptide?
MOTS-c is a mitochondrial-derived peptide described as a bioactive 16 amino acid peptide based on clinical findings. This peptide is detected in circulation so is classified as a mitochondrial or metabolic hormone. It primarily targets fat and skeletal muscle, making it an ideal inclusion in our accelerated fitness program.
What Are the Benefits of MOTS-c Peptide?
Research performed by Pinchas Cohen and other scientists at the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California points to MOTS-c as a beneficial factor in reducing diabetes and obesity while also enhancing physical performance and longevity. Why? Because this peptide assists proper mitochondrial function and the mitochondria are the energy center of every cell in the body. Cohen’s research proposed that MOTS-c is exercise-mimetic, meaning that the body thinks it is exercising even when it is not.
Benefits of MOTS-c peptide include:
- Regulates mitochondrial energy
- Promotes the metabolism of fatty acid in the liver
- Promotes metabolic homeostasis
- Improves glucose regulation
- Aids in the resistance of metabolic stress
- Protects against insulin resistance
- Promotes weight loss
- Improves physical performance
How Does MOTS-c Peptide Help Your Metabolism?
Functional metabolism is fueled by adequate glucose and insulin regulation, optimal mitochondrial functioning, and proper energy usage. Insulin production regulates whether or not the body uses glucose as energy or stores it as fat. Research indicates that the mitochondria are actively involved in metabolic homeostasis at the cellular level. MOTS-c works to reduce insulin resistance, helping the body use carbohydrates more efficiently.
How Long Will it Take to See MOTS-c peptide Results?
Every person responds to MOTS-c peptide treatment uniquely. Your provider may be able to estimate a time frame during which you may begin to see results after consulting with you about your lifestyle and medical history. Because peptide therapy is used in conjunction with lifestyle and diet changes, we typically expect patients to notice a difference in their shape or weight between 4 weeks to 3 months of beginning their program.
What Are the Side Effects of MOTS-c Peptide?
Being a peptide derived from the mitochondria, MOTS-c works to restore homeostasis with no side effects. During your consultation, your provider will briefly review your medical history, goals, and current medications and supplements to ensure your accelerated fitness program is developed safely and successfully.
MOTS-C Insulin Sensitivity
MOTS-C promotes fatty acid metabolism in the liver and promotes metabolic flexibility and homeostasis. This helps regulate mitochondrial energy, helps with weight loss, improves exercise capacity, helps prevent osteoporosis, and improves glucose regulation. This also protects against age and diet-dependent insulin resistance and obesity.
MOTS-C targets muscle and regulates metabolism via the folate-purine AMPK pathway. MOTS-C mediates metabolic homeostasis.
Sermorelin, Ipamorelin/CJC-1295 and Ibutamoren
These increase the natural production of Growth Hormone and stimulate the immune system. They also improve physical performance and increases protein synthesis. Some additional benefits include:
- Increase plasma IGF-1
- Improve sleep quality
- Help decrease body fat
- Increase lean muscle mass, strength and endurance
- Help reduce liver uptake of glucose
- Increase calcium retention, and strengthen and increase the mineralization of bone
- Contribute to the maintenance and function of pancreas cells
BPC 157 Healing Peptide
BPC 157 is a healing peptide which accelerates wound healing for muscle, ligament, tendon, and nerve. This peptide is anti-inflammatory and has been shown to decrease pain in damaged areas.
BPC 157 works by increasing growth hormone receptors and promoting the outgrowth of tendon fibroblasts, cell survival under stress, and the migration of tendon fibroblasts. It can also improves digestive function
It has also been shown to help in Inflammatory bowel disease while also protecting and healing inflamed intestinal epithelium (leaky gut).
BPC 157 also protects the liver from toxic insults (alcohol, antibiotics, etc) and promotes healing.
Why Do We Use Peptides?
Peptides are cutting edge and are always evolving. There are new peptides constantly in production which show a lot of promise. As they continue to evolve, we see a bright future for peptides.
Affirm aims to be on the front-end of new developments in the future.
Why Choose a Licensed Compounding Pharmacy for Peptides?
It is important to purchase peptides through a licensed, US-based compounding pharmacy for various reasons. Pharmacies are monitored and regulated by the State Board of Pharmacy and Licensed Compounding Pharmacies follow the necessary laws and regulations in place to ensure your safety.
A prescription is required to purchase compounded peptides or medication and the ingredients are pharmaceutical grade. Compounding of these peptides is being performed under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Purchase of raw materials is from FDA registered facilities which ensure that we are buying a quality ingredient from an FDA inspected facility.
A certified lab and clean room which is compliant with both USP <795> and USP <797> standards are being used to compound your medications. Compounded sterile preparations are being tested through a third-party analytical lab for potency, sterility, and endotoxin. Compounded Preparations are quarantined and not dispensed until all testing is received back from the third party analytical labs.