IV Peptide Therapy: Treating Your Pain Drip by Drip
What is IV Peptide Therapy?
There are several treatments available for treating the even more diverse pain produced by the body. The ideal form of treatment each person receives will be very personalized based on the severity and location of the pain, as well as the availability and expenses for each qualifying treatment. Many treatments have extensive histories of treating pain, and IV peptide therapy is one such example. The century-old practice of IV peptide therapy involves the use of amino acid sequences or peptides to communicate with different body parts and enhance body functions to improve health. IV peptide therapy was first introduced as a treatment for diabetics and utilized the peptide-hormone insulin.
When administered, the peptides bind to target receptors on the cell surfaces and trigger cell signaling cascades that produce an intended outcome. IV peptide therapy begins with determining which amino acids may best suit an individual’s area of concern, and the respective aminos will be provided accordingly. With time and advancements in science, there has been significant diversification in the applications of IV peptide therapy.
How Safe is IV Peptide Therapy?
The use of IV peptide therapy for chronic pain has garnered support from many physicians in response to its suggested positive impact on patients. The more common and naturally occurring the peptides used in treatments, the more likely they are to be considered very safe and offer little potential for side effects or risks. Of course, standard precautions should still be taken by the licensed provider, including but not limited to the ensuring of sterility of the IV system and the confirmation of volumes and concentrations prior to and during peptide solution administration. IV peptide therapy is considered an alternative therapy, and therefore does not carry the negative connotations associated with opioids or steroids; however, it is still important to proceed with caution. So long as this is done, any risks and side effects can effectively be minimized.
The Common Clinical Peptides
Many medical facilities provide a range of peptide treatments; however, some common peptides are specific for treating chronic pain and promoting healing. When patients present for an IV peptide therapy session, they are administered an IV drip that provides a solution of specific peptides. There are some common peptides that may be found in a clinic administering IV peptide therapy.
- Thymosin Beta 4 is a peptide that helps to accelerate wound and injury recovery by promoting blood vessel, muscle, and epithelial regeneration, as well as cell migration.
- Mechano Growth Factor (MGF) helps muscles that faced injury or trauma with dividing and generating new muscle cells to facilitate muscle growth and repair.
- Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) may reduce pain by enhancing the performance of muscle reconstruction at the cellular level.
- Ipamorelin (CJC-1295) is a peptide combination that releases growth hormone and IGF-1. Overall, this helps to promote reduced body fat and increased cellular repair, regeneration, and collagen production.
Additional Benefits of IV Peptide Therapy
Peptides have demonstrated effectiveness in treating pain along with other ailments and conditions, as supported by physician and patient reports. IV peptide therapy is a personalized treatment method that seeks to deliver faster pain relief than other treatment methods. It seems to only help that the body already has natural responses to many of the administered peptides. Even further, they are administered straight into the blood, as opposed to another route (i.e., consumption) that may obstruct or delay delivery to cells. Even in comparison to physical therapy, there is data that suggests chronic pain may be reduced in a shorter timeframe with IV peptide therapy. Though there is little data on the long-term benefits of IV peptide therapy, this may certainly be an alternative treatment worthy of further clinical exploration.
Along with its effectiveness in treating chronic pain, IV peptide therapy has suggested positive impacts on increasing hormone production, supporting immunity, improving the nervous system, promoting weight loss, and reducing systemic inflammation. For many, this may be a promising option.
IV peptide therapy is an alternative treatment for treating chronic pain and other ailments and conditions. This is accomplished using an intravenous needle to administer a personalized peptide solution with physiologic correlations to a desired response. IV peptide therapy has risen in popularity amongst physicians since its start nearly one-century ago. It may just be the right alternative care option for the management of your chronic pain.
Written By: Samira Chowdhury
Edited By: Camden Rowe