Executive Medical and Surgical Associates

Peptide Therapy

Peptide Therapy services in Colton and Costa Mesa, CA

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Peptide therapy mimics the proteins your body produces naturally, triggering cellular activities that treat health problems, improve your wellness, and fight aging. At Executive Medical and Surgical Associates, Darren L. Bergey, MD, has extensive experience evaluating your health and prescribing peptide therapy that targets your unique health concerns. Whether you need to boost your energy, gain strength, or improve other aspects of your health, you should explore the benefits of peptide therapy. Book online or call the office in Colton or Costa Mesa, California, today.

Peptide Therapy Q & A

What is peptide therapy?

Peptide therapy refers to taking certain peptides to treat a condition, promote healing, or achieve a health goal. But what makes peptides such powerful treatments?

A peptide is a small protein that activates specific, essential cellular activities. For example, some neurotransmitters and hormones are peptides. 

Your body also produces peptides that ease pain, support brain function, and maintain normal blood sugar levels, to name just a few vital functions performed by these proteins.

Peptides are also produced synthetically and used as medications or supplements. Insulin is one example of a peptide medication. Others help you lose weight and treat diseases like muscular dystrophy.

When might I need peptide therapy?

Peptides can be used to achieve many different health goals. Dr. Bergey may recommend peptide therapy to:

  • Accelerate healing
  • Strengthen immune function
  • Increase hormone levels
  • Build lean muscle mass and strength
  • Improve joint and muscle pain
  • Enhance cognitive function and memory
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Increase energy and stamina

Peptides can also provide anti-aging benefits.

How does peptide therapy promote anti-aging?

Peptides can slow cellular aging and stimulate the production of hormones that naturally decline with age. One peptide, sermorelin, stimulates your pituitary gland, resulting in an increase in the release of growth hormone.

You need growth hormone throughout your life to maintain muscle mass and strength, promote fat burning, regulate carbohydrate metabolism, and support heart and brain health.

However, like several other essential hormones, growth hormone naturally declines as you get older. Peptide therapy boosts your energy and fights aging by restoring growth hormone.

Is peptide therapy safe?

Peptide therapy is safe when your treatment is provided by a specialist like Dr. Bergey. He prescribes only peptides that mimic the same ones produced in your body, and they undergo strict quality control so you can be confident in the ingredients and dose.

The same can’t be said for peptide supplements you can purchase in your local pharmacy or online. Peptides sold on the open market as supplements often don’t undergo quality testing.

How do I take peptide therapy?

Peptide therapy takes several forms, depending on your individual needs. Dr. Bergey may inject your peptide therapy or prescribe oral tablets or capsules.

Call Executive Medical and Surgical Associates or book an appointment online to learn how peptide therapy can improve your health.