If you’ve been doing research into peptides for muscle building, skin care, or weight loss, you may be wondering, what are peptides? In short, peptides are tiny fragments of proteins. They’re linked together like chains and are formed when amino acids bond together. Most peptides are comprised primarily of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen, though some may contain other elements, too.
Even though they’re small, peptides are too large to penetrate cells directly. Instead, they bond to the exterior of an existing, larger structure and through the cell’s receptors, emit signals which give directions on what the cell should do; like produce more testosterone or collagen.
Different peptides will give different directions to the cells in your body, which is what triggers the various results –– such as firmer skin or enhanced muscle tone.
Are There Peptide Side Effects?
This is a natural question to ask, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The truth is that different peptides have different potential side effects. Peptide side effects differ from case to case and person to person.
It’s important to be well-informed about what peptides are and their side effects before taking them. If you have concerns about potential side effects of any of our peptide products, make sure you thoroughly read the descriptions and contact us with any questions.
Can I Minimize Side Effects?
The best way to minimize all side effects is to use the peptides exactly as directed, ideally under the supervision of a doctor or specialist. This is especially true when it comes to the size of the dosage that should be taken.
Another thing to keep in mind is your medical history. If peptides contain warnings that pertain to your specific medical history, it’s best not to use those compounds to avoid potential side effects.
It’s usually best to approach peptides with ‘a less is more’ attitude. Make sure to do your research online from reputable sources before administering peptides.
How Do I Administer Peptides?
Peptides can be injected, administered transdermally, or can be absorbed through the lining of the mouth or gums; the method of administration depends on how you are purchasing the peptide. All of these methods bypass the digestive tract to deliver results quicker and more efficiently to the body. How you choose to administer peptides this depends on what type of peptide you are taking; once again, it’s always important to check the directions before proceeding with ingesting anything.
If you have any additional questions related to peptides or how to administer them, please contact our support team today.