Peptides and nutritional therapies are an important part of many treatment programs. When you think of nutritional therapies you likely think of the food you consume as well as a customized supplement plan, which you would be correct.
What are peptides? Peptides are naturally produced in our body and there are thousands of them. For the past few decades peptides have been researched and used extensively. They areused much more commonly outside of the US in Europe, Russia, and Australia. These have very profound effects on the body and can help accomplish things that other therapies cannot do.
One of the most commonly used medications in the US is actually a peptide. Insulin is this medication. Another peptide that has entered pharmaceutical circles are GLP-1 agonists such as Liraglutide, Victoza, and Trulicity to name a few.
We have seen peptides have a tremendous impact on helping individuals achieve their health goals. There are many other providers who see it on a daily basis as well. Peptides are more ofan emerging science that is rapidly growing due to the benefits and minimal risk of side effects.
Dr. Zimmerman NP-C, DC has completed the A4M Peptide Certification course and is Peptide Certified. Extensive time has been spent learning how these work as well how to use them to reach health goals.
Nutritional therapies focus upon giving our bodies the supplies they need to do their job right. The goal of a medication is to act on a receptor and either stimulate or inhibit a pathway. These can also impact neurotransmitters, hormones, and the immune system.
One of the most common myths is that we can eat the right way and get all the nutrients we need. While this used to be true our food quality is poor now. Our foods are nutrient depleted compared to what they used to be. This is due to farming practices.
Outside of nutrients not being as abundant when you try to address a chronic disease, illness, or injury it isn’t as easy to get out of it. It takes an aggressive approach and you cannot eat enough to get the right amount of specific vitamins and minerals to do the job right.