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What Are Peptides?

Peptides are naturally occurring molecules in your body that serve as the building blocks of protein. Their job is to help instruct the body on what to do. Peptides aid in several different functions including pain relief, muscle gain and soft tissue repair. However, as we age, the number of naturally produced peptides can start to decline which can lead to slowed or delayed healing.

How Does Peptide Therapy Work?

Peptide therapy is a modern, alternative therapy that aims to restore the body's natural peptides in a targeted area to treat a number of conditions. In our office we prescribe peptide therapy to treat chronic pain, injuries, increase performance and muscle growth. The goal is to facilitate faster healing to get you back to doing what you love!

Lexington Podiatry is one of a handful of offices that offer this progressive course of treatment. We currently offer three different options for peptide therapy. These options include:

Body Protective Compound (BPC)

BPC is used for treatment and accelerated healing of chronic pain and injuries. This can be used to treat conditions such as fractures, chronic tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and tendon tears or ruptures. This is a good option for athletes or highly active individuals that perform a lot of high stress, repetitive motions.

Thymosin Beta 4 (TB 500)

TB 500 is used for treatment and accelerated healing of acute pain and injury. It aids in the regeneration of damaged tissue. This peptide can be used to treat plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and even arthritis pain.

CJC 1295

This peptide aids in muscle growth, athletic performance and the reduction of fat. This peptide would be ideal for people looking to increase their strength or athletic performance.

Peptide therapy is most often administered in the form of an injection, but can also be prescribed as a nasal spray or a capsule. What form your peptide therapy comes is based on patient need. You and your doctor will discuss which option is best suited for you.

If you are interested in peptide therapy as part of your treatment plan, please contact the office at or schedule an appointment online for a consultation with one of our physicians.