What is neuropeptide therapy?
The body’s peptides are naturally occurring chains of amino acids that act on receptor proteins and can alter metabolic activity and even gene expression. They essentially tell other molecules how and when to behave. Because peptides are already found within the body, supplementation only further reinforces their beneficial abilities. Peptide therapy has long been used to support tissue and cell repair, along with hormone balancing. However, certain peptides (neuropeptides) can also specifically be used to improve brain health, boost cognitive functioning, and enhance mood. They act like neurotransmitters, facilitating communication between neurons. Because these neuropeptides affect synaptic transmission, they can influence the brain and body in a multitude of ways and are involved in a wide variety of neurological and physiological processes.
The Benefits of Neuropeptides
Neuropeptides can help to increase various brain growth factors, as well as create new synapses and improve synaptic transmission. They can also affect cells at the mitochondrial level, meaning they are able to enhance what the brain is naturally capable of doing when it’s functioning at its best. Some of the key benefits of neuropeptide therapy include improvements in:
- Concentration and focus
- Mood regulation
- Memory and learning
- Stress management
- Neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, and synaptogenesis
- Tissue repair
- Cardiovascular health
- Gut health
Peptide therapy can be especially helpful for addressing and preventing neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s and dementia. It can also help an individual recover from the effects of brain (and body) injuries and chronic illnesses by assisting with tissue repair and cognitive enhancement. However, individuals with mood issues, learning difficulties, or who simply want to optimize their brain-body performance can also greatly benefit from neuropeptide therapy.
The NeuroGrove Modality
Our resident M.D. at NeuroGrove closely reviews each client’s case and suggests appropriate neuropeptides, nootropics, and/or supplements to help manage reported symptoms, address underlying root causes, and move you toward your health and wellness goals. Neuropeptides are most often administered via capsules, nasal sprays, and injectibles that are individually compounded for each client. This service can be included in one of NeuroGrove’s comprehensive treatment packages or used as a stand-alone service.
Is it safe?
Yes! The peptides and nootropic supplements we use are well-researched and have little to no negative side-effects or contraindications. Fortunately, unlike medications, peptides are simply building blocks for your body’s own natural processes, so the risk is very low. However, the Medical Doctor on our team will extensively review your file, medications list, allergies, etc. to ensure that we are prescribing in the safest manner possible. Each peptide protocol we design is created based off clients’ comprehensive intake questionnaires, lab work, brain assessment results, and other assessments. NeuroGrove’s medical team will also continue to monitor your progress and response throughout the process.