Peptides and Their Benefits

An Important Part of Health and Wellness

Focusing on health is one of the most frequently made New Year’s resolutions. From weight loss to eating more healthily to regular exercise, we vow to begin a new journey to wellness as the new year begins. Each of those resolutions has value and can improve our overall well-being. More importantly, as one commits to a new health journey, it’s an excellent time to educate oneself about other avenues that support health.


There is an abundance of research related to peptides. Although, for many, the concept of peptides is fairly new and seemingly trendy, the benefits of peptides have been explored since the beginning of the nineteenth century. In 1901, after approximately a century of research about them, Ernest Fourneau, a French chemist, began work to fully understand the importance of peptides in our bodies.

Peptides are small chains of amino acids. Amino acids are made of proteins which are essential to all functions that keep the human body alive. Amino acids are usually chains of between two and 50 amino acids that provide essential and beneficial functioning to our bodies.

Some of those functions are:

  • Digestive function
  • Immune system response and function
  • Regulation of hormones

Clearly, peptides are an essential part of good health.

What do They do?

Peptides are incredibly interesting and diverse. They are part of innumerable physical functions. They are often used in anti-aging skin care, but they also have been shown to: 

  • Have anti-inflammatory properties systemically and for skin
  • Provide benefits for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
  • Support those with autoimmune conditions
  • Have a positive impact on high blood pressure
  • Are beneficial in wound healing
  • Serve as antimicrobial and antiviral agents
  • Support proper immune function

How Do I Get Some of This Goodness?

Peptides are found in many foods. We can benefit from peptide absorption by including the following foods in our diets:

  • Oats
  • Hemp
  • Milk
  • Lentils
  • Shellfish or other fish
  • Other foods high in protein

Your diet may or may not meet all of your biological need for peptides. Fortunately, peptides are also available as injections or oral supplements. Vallee Health Repair in Quincy, IL provides peptide therapy as an adjunctive support to help your body function optimally. We provide the following support for peptide therapy that will help with:

  • Building muscle
  • Joint pain and lubrication
  • Weight loss
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Tendon, bone, and muscle repair

Everything Old is New Again…

…including you! As part of your resolution to level up your self-care and well-being, Vallee Health Repair looks forward to supporting your journey. Our clinician, Tasha Vallee, FNP-BC, FPA, offers peptide therapy as well as a wide variety of both traditional medical support and adjunctive supports to heal your body and regain the vitality of your younger years. In addition to peptide therapy, we provide various solutions for both men and women. We offer clinical support for testosterone replacement, performance enhancement, sexual health and wellness, and nutrition therapy.

Call us today at (217) 577-2992 or email so we can help you heal your body and rediscover the wonders of living healthily and well.

Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.