Lifestyle With Dr. Z #1 | Peptides

Peptides are chains of amino acids linked together. Similar to proteins, peptides are easily absorbed by the body, affecting our intestines and skin quickly via the blood stream.

Peptides are naturally present in foods such as meat, fish, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, and oats. Peptides are also available in a variety of products, including oral supplements, skincare products, or as injectable therapies. Lab-made peptides are used in medications for conditions like diabetes or multiple sclerosis due to their ability to mimic natural peptides. Insulin is perhaps the most well-known peptide in the world.

What does peptide therapy do?