Many people in the United States are living with mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety. Most of these people manage or mitigate the symptoms that come along with these mental health conditions by using the medication specifically designed to treat these conditions. These medications are well-researched, effective, and should be the first line of defense against potentially deadly mental health conditions such as depression. However, the medications do have side effects. Although the current generation of antidepressants have fewer side effects than ever, they are not well-tolerated by 100% of all individuals. If you have tried traditional medications to treat your serious mental health conditions, but feel that you cannot handle the resulting side effects, you may consider trying peptide treatment.
Peptide treatment is considered by some people to be a natural alternative to contemporary medications. Peptides are made of amino acids, and some believe that this means they are “natural” and therefore have fewer side effects than medications made specifically to treat mental health conditions.
Although this is a relatively new and unform of treatment in the United States, peptides have been used in Europe for over 30 years and have been found effective in addressing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and ADHD. While there are many different types of peptides available on the market today, they all work by influencing the neurotransmitters in your brain that cause these symptoms while still allowing them access to other areas where they’re needed.
What Are Peptides?
Peptides are made up of amino acids, which your body naturally produces. They’re the building blocks of proteins that help our bodies function properly. They’re also used in many cosmetics and anti-aging treatments because they can stimulate collagen production—which means fewer wrinkles over time.
Since these peptides are produced naturally by your body, there’s nothing harmful about them—they don’t pose any threat to those who take them for mental health issues. That said, it’s important to note that taking too much of any supplement can cause harmful side effects. So, if you’re thinking about using peptide treatment for mental health purposes, we recommend consulting with a doctor first before taking large doses every day.
How Do Peptides Work?
Many people who are struggling with mental health are likely lacking peptide intake in their diet, especially if they are vegan or vegetarian. Fortunately, a peptide shortage can be swiftly treated with IV treatment. Without drinking anything or eating anything, IV treatment entails injecting medication directly into the veins to make you feel better. To administer the peptide-containing IV treatment, a phlebotomist or doctor will use a specialized medical instrument to make a tiny hole in your forearm. As the medication drips gently into the vein to enter the body gradually, IV therapy can take one or more hours to complete.
IV peptide treatment has several advantages, including the following:
- Improving the body’s immunity levels
- Overcoming the exposure to pollutants
- Protecting the brain from dementia conditions
- Overcoming mood disorders such as anxiety or depression
- Improving your cognitive abilities
- Preventing illnesses
- Strengthening the body’s muscles, tendons, and bones
- Increasing your energy levels
- Improving your facial and body skin
- Delaying the aging process
- Increasing your weight loss
- Hydrating the body
Who Can Benefit From Peptide Treatment?
Peptide treatment is a natural alternative for many people. It can be used as an alternative to prescription medication to treat substance use disorders (SUDS) such as addiction, as well as mental health conditions, weight loss, chronic pain, and sleep problems.
Peptides offer several benefits for people who need help with addiction recovery and mental health. These benefits include:
- Alleviating symptoms of depression.
- Using peptide treatment as an alternative to prescription medications like anti-depressants, which have many side effects and may not work for everyone.
- Peptides are an effective treatment for anxiety disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Peptide treatment is ideal for people who don’t want the side effects they experience with anxiety or depression drugs. Examples of unwanted side effects from prescription medications include dry mouth, blurred vision, nausea, drowsiness, and fatigue. Peptides are natural and come with none of these symptoms. Peptides can also be a good choice for people who are sensitive to drugs. If you’ve tried medications in the past without success or if you’re just looking for a more natural approach to treating your anxiety or depression symptoms, peptide therapy may be right for you!
Peptide therapy is still in its infancy, and research on the subject is ongoing. It’s important to note that peptide therapy won’t work for everyone. Researchers are learning more about how it can affect the body, but there’s a lot more to learn before we fully understand how it works and who would benefit from it.
Peptide treatment may be a good choice for you if you have mental health issues and want a more natural way to overcome them. Peptides are made up of amino acids, which your body produces naturally. Your body also produces peptides that help regulate its own functions. In fact, many of the peptides in your body are required for proper functioning.
Peptide treatment is not harmful to your system and has fewer side effects than traditional medications. However, it can take several months before you start to notice any improvement in symptoms or quality of life after beginning peptide therapy; therefore, patience is important when taking this approach to treating mental health problems.
If you or a loved one is struggling with their mental health and would like to try a natural option to combat their struggles, please call Acera Health today at (949) 647-4090.
Melody is a highly skilled proactive clinical administrator, with more than 17 years of experience serving the community in the behavioral health field.
Her clinical management career started in 2011 as a compliance manager and program director. In 2018, she became an executive as chief clinical officer (CCO). She is a seasoned licensed marriage & family therapist.