Your skeletal system provides the support and structure you need to facilitate movement. Together, your bones protect your internal organs, produce blood cells, and store and release minerals and fat. Essentially, without a fully functioning skeletal system, you would be a mass of skin and organs unable to move or protect yourself from harm.
Many of us take our bones for granted. Unfortunately, as you age, your skeletal system will start to break down. As you get older, you’ll lose bone mass and/or density. The vital minerals and calcium will deplete, leaving your bones thinner and more brittle.
Losses in foot arches, a reduction in the fluid between each vertebra, and the curving and compacting of the spine could mean a reduction in stature, which can make you feel less like yourself.
When your bones aren’t in the best shape, you might find that your movements slow or that you get injured easier. You may find yourself worried about how a fall could impact your health and avoiding activities you used to love.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to strengthen your bones. Certain peptides can promote the well-being of your bones and, when added to your daily routine, can result in a boost of momentum to your overall health as well.
Peptides As A Solution To Bone Health
Peptides are a newly emerging science, providing the option to improve your overall health, especially as it relates to the aging process. These strands of amino acids act like hormones, helping your body produce important chemicals and enhancing its performance.
A variety of studies have been instigated in recent years testing the validity of peptides to promote bone health and many have proven positive results. In a recent study out of The University of Delaware, injections of peptides were found to raise bone density that has been degraded by osteoporosis.
The National Institutes of Health published two other studies on peptides and bone health. One found that specific collagen peptides improved bone mineral density in postmenopausal women. The other states that further research is necessary but concluded that several peptides were found to upregulate the healing response in bones.
Finally, according to yet another study, bone health comes from a balance between bone resorption and formation. Osteoporosis, fragility fractures, and other bone diseases might result when that balance is disrupted. However, peptides have been shown to enhance bone health.
These studies show the promising effects peptides can have on your bone health both to improve bone density and to boost the healing response. Meaning, you can heal faster after injury and not let aging slow you down.
Which Peptide Is Best For Bone Health?
BPC 157 is a partial sequence of body protection compounds (BPC) found in human gastric juice. It’s used for accelerating the healing of wounds including tendon-to-bone injuries and damaged ligaments.
BPC 157 responds to tendon and ligament injury by accelerating healing with the increase of type 1 collagen in the damaged tissues. Because it is cytoprotective, it helps maintain the mucosal lining of the GI tract as well. Additionally, the stable gastric peptide has no reported toxicity.
PC 157 acts as a neuroprotective by modulating serotonin and dopamine production in the brain. It also aids in tissue damage repair by increasing blood flow to damaged tissues. It can be taken as a subcutaneous injection or oral capsule.
Additional benefits of BPC 157:
- Helps the digestive tract combat leaky gut, IBS, gastrointestinal cramps, and Crohn’s Disease
- Protects and prevents gastric ulcers, protects intestinal organs, and maintains the integrity of mucosal lining in the GI tract
- Protect the liver from the toxic damage that comes from chronic stress, alcohol, antibiotics, or other toxins
- Promotes the healing of traumatic brain injury
- Improves healing of many types of wounds including GIT, tendons, ligaments, brain, bone, etc.
- Accelerates healing of skin burns
- Works as an anti-inflammatory
- Improves digestive function
This peptide can provide relief if you suffer from discomfort from muscle sprains, tears, skin burns, or gut problems.
Not only can BPC 157 aid in your bone health, but it can keep you feeling better overall by focusing on the repair of tissues from your brain to your gut. Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you can’t look and feel your best. Improving your bone health is a big step in the right direction.
Reported Side Effects
Peptides are pure amino acids. Your body naturally and easily breaks down amino acids, so any potential side effects of peptides compared to alternative medication are fewer and less severe.
While side effects are typically few and far betwee, the following have been occasionally reported:
- Skin irritation, rash, or itchiness from topical peptides
- Bloating and water retention
- Increased hunger
- Increased cortisol (which can increase the feeling of anxiety)
- Increased blood pressure
Your health risks depend on where you get your peptides, how you take them, and your health history. Consult a trusted physician for the best results.
Peptides sourced online or from other less-trustworthy locations can include harmful additives or can present incorrect dosages. You should be careful where you get your peptides and only consult trained, experienced medical professionals.
How Can Matrix Age Management Help
If your bones aren’t secure and strong, you may be living with a lot of uncertainty. You might be afraid to participate in more strenuous activities or constantly worried about the risks of an unsuspected fall.
With peptides, you can feel confident knowing you’re doing everything you can to protect your bones and your future. It’s a small change that can make a big difference.
If you’re interested in peptide therapy and want to give it a try, Matrix Age Management can help. We offer a safe, structured approach backed by the expertise of our medical professionals. Our team will discuss your options and help you achieve your goal of a fuller, healthier life.