How do I start?
- For Peptide therapy services, Select the Book Appointment tab at the top of the page.
- Select Peptide Consult. Choose a date and time and fill in the prompts.
- The cost of the consultation is $100.00 at the time of booking.
- Fill out the medical form that is emailed to you with an appointment confirmation. Consults can be done via telehealth or in person. If done via telehealth, we will send you a link at the time of the visit.
What Are Peptides?
Peptides are composed of a string of amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins.
Peptides for medical use are synthetically made but designed to mimic or promote desired processes in the body. Most peptides are not patented by large pharmaceutical companies and therefore are prepared by smaller compounding pharmacies, and are called by their generic name or a series of letters and numbers which is what they were called when they were invented in the science lab.
Peptides are gaining widespread use as ingredients in skin creams, oral supplements, and injections. Peptides have a wide variety of uses such as healthy aging, muscle building, weight management, sexual health, sports performance, stamina, blood sugar regulation, and many more.
The wonderful thing about peptides is that they act by stimulating your own body to produce hormones. For example, CJC1295/ipamorelin works by stimulating your pituitary gland to secrete Growth Hormone (HGH). Growth Hormone is responsible for creating lean muscle mass and decreasing belly fat. Ipamorelin also can help augment sex hormones such as testosterone. Ipamorelin is helpful for men and women.
Are They Safe? Yes, Absolutely!
Some peptides have a long history of use with clear side effect profiles and information. Others are very new and have very limited information. The way Peptide Therapy services has been used in recent years is an evolution in medicine towards more preventive care.
There are dozens of peptides being used for many various ailments.
Most people have no side effects. Peptides have a very strong safety record compared to traditional pharmaceutical drugs. Peptides have been used for decades in other countries. There are numerous animal studies documenting safety and benefit although there are few human studies.
If you choose to start a peptide regime, be mindful of working on your physical and mental health with lifestyle improvements and coaching. There is no magic bullet in life and it takes effort from many different angles to optimize your health. A healthy diet, consistent exercise, adequate sleep, and good mental health are the pre-requisites to starting any peptide program.
A Note About Peptides Purchased Online Without A Prescription:
There is a correlation between cost and quality. Peptides purchased without a prescription that are “Not for Human Use”, are potentially not safe. You have no idea what is in the powder that you are injecting into yourself, including impurities. Don’t do it.
At Invest in My Health, all of our products are from FDA approved, US based pharmacies that provide physician grade products that undergo rigorous quality control standards.
Cost– Peptides are priced per vial, which lasts approximately 4-6 weeks. Price range is $200-$700 depending on the peptide. The cost includes the peptide and unlimited medical support in regard to questions.
There’s a peptide for that! We can design a peptide regimen that is unique to your needs, to optimize your health. Some examples of common peptides are as follows (there are too many to list here):
Healthy Aging – There is no such thing as anti-aging. We like to embrace the aging process so you look and feel fantastic at any age. This is a much more powerful, accessible, and healthy mindset. There are peptides that enhance mitochondrial health, and preserve telomere length and peptides that have protective and regenerative benefits on cell health. Yes, there’s a peptide for that! Examples include GHK-Cu, SS-31, Epitalon, Thymulin, MOTS-c, and others.
Weight loss regimens can consist of tirzepatide or semaglutide. Other strategies may include utilizing ipamorelin, MICC shots, AOD9604,and/or tesofensine for a more aggressive protocol.
Examples of Peptides (pdf in hyperlink if you click words)
Tirzepatide with B12 ( or semaglutide)
- Once weekly subcutaneous injection
- Substantial A1C reductions
- Boosted weight loss
- Improvements in cardiometabolic measures
- Reduce appetite
- Caution: Cannot be used when on the oral contraceptive pill. Must be off oral contraceptives for a minimum of 3 months.
- Contraindicated with a personal history of thyroid cancer.
- Oral capsules
- Decrease appetite
Repair and Recovery Peptides
- BPC-157 and TB-500
- Subcutaneous injection OR oral capsule
- Muscle, tendon, and ligament recovery
- Gut health
- Decrease inflammation
Improve Body Composition- CJC1295/Ipamorelin
- Daily subcutaneous bedtime injection 5 times per week
- Increase lean muscle
- Decrease abdominal fat
- Increase energy
Mood Enhancement and Better Sleep- Selank
- Nightly nasal spray
- Anxiolytic, helps decrease cravings, mood enhancer
Muscle Building and Weight Gain- MK-677 Ibutamoren
- Oral capsules
- Increase bone density, improve sleep, build lean muscle, increase appetite
Healthy aging- MOTS-C
- Twice weekly injection
- Enhance mitochondrial health
There are too many peptides to list so book an appointment to hear what is best specifically for you!