Live Well Wellness Center

Integrative Medical Center located in Chandler, AZ

Peptides are a promising new discovery in medicine because they can improve your quality of life using natural substances. Jessica Schrand, NMD, Michelle McConnell, NMD, and their team at Live Well Wellness Center offer peptide therapy in their Chandler, Arizona, office. Call the office or schedule your appointment online now to learn more about peptides.

Peptide Q&A

What are peptides?

Peptides are strings of amino acids that trigger beneficial biological functions. There are a large number of different peptides, each with its own specific role in the body.

​​​​​​​With peptide therapy, you can boost your body's peptides and thus increase your own natural production of important substances like human growth hormone (hGH).

What do peptides do in the body?

Peptides work on specific organs to bring on beneficial effects. Essentially, peptides can tell your body to wake up and start producing a certain substance, or to start destroying a harmful substance.

For example, your pituitary gland produces hGH and then releases it at certain points during the day and night. This hormone has a number of effects, including burning fat, improving bone strength, and healing when you're hurt. Two peptides, Ipamorelin and CJC, trigger your pituitary gland to make more hGH.

​​​​​​​Other peptides can help with a variety of different problems like Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and weight loss.

What are the benefits of peptides?

Peptide therapy offers a number of benefits, as it's fully customizable for your needs. A few advantages can include:

  • Improving lean muscle mass

  • Reducing body fat

  • Enhancing physical performance

  • Improving sleep quality

  • Increasing bone density

  • Enhancing cognitive function

  • Increasing libido

  • Slowing the aging process

  • Reducing chronic pain

  • Faster wound healing

The exact effects and benefits of peptide therapy depend upon your health concerns and wellness goals, but the Live Well Wellness Center team is happy to explain all the options and how they can work for your needs.

How are peptides administered?

The experienced naturopathic medicine team at Live Well Wellness Center administers peptide therapy as injections just beneath your skin.

​​​​​​​Usually, you'll have a series of daily injections followed by a few days of rest. For example, with Ipamorelin and CJC, you'll have injections five days out of seven.

How long does it take to see the effects of supplemental peptides?

You may notice an improvement in symptoms, such as better sleep, in as little as a week. Within 2-4 weeks, you'll typically notice bigger bodywide effects like tighter skin, more energy, and better mental alertness.

Most people notice an increase in lean muscle and a decrease in fat at around six weeks post-treatment, with steadily improving results. Generally, optimal results appear at 3-6 months. You can then opt for continued peptide therapy or take a rest. Your body maintains the optimal peptide levels for a few months in most cases.

​​​​​​​Learn more about how peptides can improve your quality of life by calling the Live Well Wellness Center office or scheduling online now.