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Discover the Regenerative Power of Peptides

by Deb Read

Biosymmetry and the office of Dr. Chris Pate are excited to offer a new service. While the practice is best known for their comprehensive weight-loss plan and bioidentical hormone therapy program, the use of bioactive peptides are on the rise. Pate has incorporated the use of peptides in his  practice because he believes in whole body wellness. Peptides can help improve our immune  system, help us look and feel younger, boost our libidos, protect our DNA, help us lose body fat,
reduce inflammation, sleep deeper and help our brains become sharper.

Peptide therapy is relatively new to the U.S., but has been used in Australia for about 30 years and in Russia for about 50 years. The science of peptides has been around since the 1970s and  continues to grow.

Biosymmetry offers numerous peptides to help with a variety of needs. The most popular peptide prescribed is a growth hormone secretagogue called Ipamorelin. Secretagogue is a substance that causes another substance to be secreted. In the case of Ipamorelin, it causes the pituitary gland to secrete more of an individual’s growth hormone. This peptide is very different from the anabolic agent that body builders use to build muscle. The synthetic version of growth hormone used primarily by body builders can be dangerous because it shuts down the body’s ability to produce its own growth hormone. Peptides help to boost the body’s natural ability to produce more of its own. Our pituitary naturally secretes growth hormone in a pulsatile fashion and the largest peak is at night while we sleep.

Growth hormones are important for growth and development until about 18 to 20 years of age. After that, it is used in adults for cellular repair and healing. As we age, our body begins to produce less growth hormone and thus lowers the ability to repair cell damage, which ultimately contributes to aging. Of a particular positive note, in a 1990 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Daniel Rudman noted that higher levels of human growth hormone (HGH) in men ranging from 61 to 81 years old, conferred significant benefits and slowed the aging process.

A recent testimonial from one of our patients, Brandon Anderson, depicts the experience with peptides for this individual. Anderson comments, “I have been a patient with Biosymmetry now for a little over three months. My experience has been nothing less than miraculous with
growth hormone peptide regimen.

“After the first month I noticed an immediate reduction in minor aches and pains that just would not heal through normal rest and recovery. Workouts became much more efficient and my soreness afterwards has reduced from three to four days down to one or two days. In
addition, sleep has improved and I wake up feeling fully rested and ready to tackle the world. All in all, the best part of this whole experience has been the positive feedback and energy as well as caring that Pate and his staff have provide to me. I truly feel they are helping me to get my
life back on track.”

Deb Read is a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy consultant, nurse and office manager for Biosymmetry, located at 265 Racine Dr., Ste. 102, Wilmington. For more information or to make an appointment for a consult to learn more about the power of peptides with Dr. Pate, call 910-399-6661, email [email protected] or visit
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