Dr. Dawn Ericsson, M.D.

Dr. E’s Women’s Health Update: The Truth Behind Peptides and Weight Loss
Find out what’s behind the headlines in the battle against obesity.

Hello friends, 

Peptide therapy has gained worldwide attention for its potential role in weight management. Promoted by Hollywood stars and iconic personalities, brand name drugs like Ozempic™, Wegovy™, and Mounjaro™ – although primarily created to treat Type 2 diabetes – have captured our imagination as the “magic bullet” for weight loss. The truth is, all of these drugs are based on basic peptides, short chains of acids that serves as “messengers” within the body. 

While several peptides are being studied for their potential effects on weight loss, some of the peptides that have shown promise in research for weight management in females include:

Semaglutide GLP-1 (Glucagon-like peptide-1) analogs:
GLP-1 analogs are being investigated for their potential to regulate blood sugar levels and appetite, thereby aiding in weight loss. These peptides may help in reducing food intake and promoting a feeling of fullness, leading to potential weight loss benefits.
Melanotan II (MT-II):
This peptide has been studied for its potential to suppress appetite and stimulate fat loss. It works by promoting the production of melanin, which can contribute to a darker skin tone, but its impact on weight loss is still being researched.
Ghrelin mimetics:
Peptides that mimic the action of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite, have been studied for their potential to regulate appetite and food intake. Some of these peptides may help in controlling food cravings and promoting weight loss by influencing hunger signals.
CJC-1295 and Ipamorelin:
These peptides are known for their potential to stimulate the release of growth hormone, which may have indirect effects on metabolism and fat loss. While not specifically targeted at weight loss, they have been studied for their potential role in enhancing body composition.

Remember, it is crucial to note that the use of peptides for weight loss should only be considered under the guidance and supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. As Chief Medical Officer at Age Rejuvenation, I am constantly challenging our medical providers to stay training on the future of peptides and their benefits to helping patients achieve a better quality of life. 

Let’s talk about it. Click here or call 844.907.2476 to schedule a call today to learn how peptide therapy can help you attain your health and wellness goals.