Complex Chronic Disease: How to Enhance Healing with Peptides

Peptides, often marketed for weight loss, insulin management, and facial rejuvenation, also hold promise in treating chronic diseases. These short chains of amino acids are vital for numerous physiological and biological functions, including hormone regulation, immune response, and tissue repair. While peptides are not a cure-all, they can significantly support and enhance the healing of chronic diseases in suitable patients.

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How Peptides Are Used in a Chronic Disease Treatment Plan

Peptides naturally occur in the body and play key roles in fighting infections, healing wounds, maintaining metabolic homeostasis, and regulating energy expenditure. Therapeutic re-introduction of peptides—orally, topically, subcutaneously, or via IV—can target issues like gut repair, metabolic enhancement, or immune support and enhance healing.

An example is using thymic peptides to help heal the thymus, a very important gland for proper immune function; it is essentially a training ground for T cells to learn how to recognize and fight off viruses. A patient with low immunity or low T cells (i.e., autoimmune disease) might benefit from peptides that help regenerate the thymus. In this scenario, peptides support healing a specific aspect of the disease profile, which will be unique to each patient.

Certified holistic nutritionist Nathalie Niddam explains, “Depending on the peptide, we have some that can help signal the body to initiate healing cascades where tissues are able to heal much faster and more efficiently; we have ones sending signals to heal the GI tract; we have other ones that are great for the brain… we’re just tapping into the body’s own ability to heal. All we’re doing [with peptides] is giving an extra push.” Peptides signal the body to do what it is designed to do—heal itself—through whatever mechanism the specific peptide is responsible for supporting. We can think of peptides as packets of information.

Popular Peptides for Healing

  • BPC-157: supports gut restoration and tissue repair 
  • CJC-1295: supports metabolic function and energy production
  • Thymosin-Beta-4: supports immune function and wound healing
  • Cerebrolysin: supports the brain’s ability to self-repair by stimulating neurorecovery
  • Cortexin: supports brain energy metabolism and cerebral circulation

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How Innovative Medicine Uses Peptides in a Clinical Setting

The New York Center for Innovative Medicine uses three different peptides administered through an intravenous drip: Cerebrolysin, Cortexin, and Thymosin-Beta-4. We primarily use these therapies for symptom relief at the end of treatment, not at the beginning. Dr. Thomas K. Szulc, Innovative Medicine’s Medical Director,  notes that “peptides present a novel method of bioregulation and cellular meditation. This can help achieve symptom relief, which is helpful, although we also want to correct all underlying dysfunctions rather than just address symptoms. At our center, we test the bioenergetic compatibility of peptides with a patient’s unique needs in a very tailored and synergistic manner.”

Peptides alone cannot address the root causes of disease. However, peptides can work synergistically when paired with other treatments.  Innovative Medicine embraces a holistic approach, custom-tailoring treatment plans that consider all underlying dysfunctions and how best to support and stimulate the body’s natural self-healing response. For some, this includes the use of healing peptides.

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Disclaimer: The statements made in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products or treatments mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult a licensed medical practitioner for medical advice.

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