How Peptides Work for Weight Loss

Aug 10, 2023
How Peptides Work for Weight Loss
Peptides can be a catalytic addition to your medical weight loss program along with a low-calorie diet. Find out what they are and how they facilitate weight management.

To someone unfamiliar with weight loss and what it entails, losing pounds seems pretty simple. Calories in, calories out, right? If you’ve tried to lose weight before, then you’ve most likely run into obstacles that challenge that simple principle. 

Our experts at Physicians Weight Loss Center Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, understand that successful and sustainable weight loss often requires more than dietary modifications and some exercise. That’s why they often recommend peptides and other products within comprehensive medical weight loss programs. Your individualized plan helps you overcome the unique challenges you experience while trying to trim down. Plus, your program aims to help you keep the weight off, not just drop it in the first place. 

Peptides are a valuable addition to many patients’ weight-loss programs, but they aren’t for everyone. Our team can tell you how peptides work and if they should be included in your weight loss program. If you’re curious about peptides, you can get a head start by reading this quick guide.

Understanding peptides and how they work

To understand what peptides are and how they work, you need to think about your body’s functions on a microscopic level. Peptides are strands of amino acids that exist in your cells and tissues. Shorter than proteins, which are also made of amino acids, peptides drive growth and development while helping your cells stay alive. 

Experts have found out how to create synthetic peptides in a lab. These peptides are just like the peptides that naturally occur in your body, but we can use them for specific health and wellness purposes. People turn to peptides for supporting muscle growth and repair, skin health, and anti-aging purposes. Now, weight loss is becoming a common application for them. 

Synthetic peptides work by inducing or inhibiting the production of specific hormones. When it comes to weight loss, they can increase your metabolism and boost your energy so you’re more likely to see results from your weight-loss efforts.

The peptides we offer

Physicians Weight Loss Center Highlands Ranch offers semaglutide and tirzepatide, two similar products in a class of medications called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists. They help your body produce more insulin, a hormone that reduces your body sugar. They also make you feel full faster. 

Before prescribing them, our team carefully evaluates your health with a physical exam, body composition analysis, and bloodwork. 

Notably, semaglutide, tirzepatide, and other peptides aren’t miracle drugs for weight loss. However, when used according to an expert’s instructions within a comprehensive weight loss program, they can be valuable tools. Your program also includes a low-calorie weight-loss diet, weekly monitoring appointments, injections, and other services. 

Don’t wait - start today

If you’re ready to see results from your weight loss efforts, contact our office. Call Physicians Weight Loss Center Highlands Ranch or schedule an appointment online to find out if you’re a good candidate for weight-loss peptide therapy today.