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Peptide Medicine

Peptide medicine involves the use of specific chains of amino acids, known as peptides, to target and regulate bodily functions at a cellular level, offering a highly personalized approach to treatment.

What are Peptides?

Peptides are short chains of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, which play a crucial role in the body's biological processes. Unlike proteins, which are typically long chains of amino acids, peptides are smaller and more easily absorbed by the body, allowing them to act quickly and efficiently. They are found naturally in the body and are essential for various functions, including hormone production, cell signaling, and immune response. Peptides are unique in their ability to communicate and interact with different cells and systems within the body, making them vital for maintaining health and homeostasis.

How Do Peptides Work?

Peptides work by binding to receptors on the surface of cells and triggering specific responses. This interaction can initiate a variety of processes, such as stimulating the production of hormones, enhancing cellular repair, or modulating the immune system. Because of their targeted action and the specificity of their interactions, peptides can influence bodily functions in a highly controlled and precise manner. This makes them incredibly useful in therapeutic applications, where they can be designed or chosen to address specific health issues or imbalances within the body.

How Peptides Can Help?

Peptides have shown significant potential in the field of longevity and anti-aging. Some peptides are known to have properties that can slow down the aging process and improve overall health. For instance, certain peptides can stimulate the production of human growth hormone (HGH), which decreases with age. HGH is associated with increased muscle mass, improved energy levels, and enhanced tissue repair – all factors that contribute to a youthful state. Other peptides have antioxidant properties, helping to combat oxidative stress, a major contributor to aging and age-related diseases. Additionally, some peptides can improve cellular communication and repair, ensuring that cells function optimally for longer periods. This can lead to improved skin elasticity, stronger immune function, and enhanced metabolic processes, all of which are vital for maintaining youthfulness and vitality. Furthermore, peptides can play a role in regulating sleep and stress, both of which are crucial for longevity. By improving sleep quality and reducing stress levels, peptides can help mitigate some of the common factors that accelerate the aging process.

At The Real Gut Doctor, our philosophy extends beyond merely treating symptoms; we believe in nurturing the full potential of your health and vitality. Everyone deserves to lead a long, vibrant life, we focus on holistic solutions that empower you to feel your best at every age!

We believe incorporating therapies like peptides into our treatment regimens because of their unique ability to facilitate cellular repair and rejuvenation. We help you optimize your well-being not just manage health concerns.

Our Personalized Approach

At The Real Gut Doctor, we embrace a personalized approach to medicine, one that acknowledges and addresses the unique needs of each individual. Central to this philosophy is our use of peptides as a key therapeutic tool. Peptides, with their targeted and specific actions, are ideally suited for personalized medicine. They allow us to tailor treatments to the specific requirements of your body, ensuring that you receive care that is as unique as you are.

Our commitment to personalized care is evident in every aspect of our practice. From the moment you begin your journey with us, our team is dedicated to understanding your specific health, wellness, lifestyle, and fitness goals. This deep understanding enables us to create highly individualized treatment plans that not only address your immediate health concerns but also enhance your overall vitality.

Offering our services to clients in California and around the world through telehealth, we ensure that our personalized approach, featuring peptide therapy and other innovative treatments, is accessible to all. At The Real Gut Doctor, we don't just treat conditions; we treat people, and we do so by embracing the power of personalized medicine to transform lives.

Here are some of the peptides we use in our practice:

  • Thymosin Alpha 1 (Thymalfasinb)
  • Thymosin Beta 4 – TB 500 or Timbetasin
  • Body Protection Compound / BPC – 157
  • Cerebrolysin
  • Selank
  • RG3 (Synapsin) Personalized Blends
  • Customized Nootropic Peptides
  • IGF-1/LR 3
  • Tesamorelin
  • CJC 1295/Ipamorelin
  • Sermorelin
  • Sermorelin / Ipamorelin
  • Sermorelin / CJC1295 / Ipamorelin
  • Semaglutide Peptide Cocktail
  • Anti-Obesity Drug AOD 9604

At the helm of our practice is Dr. Jeffrey C.G. Mark, M.D., a physician with quintuple board certifications in Functional Medicine, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Obesity Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Internal Medicine. His extensive training in Biocellular Therapy, Integrative Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, TCM principles, and as an Advanced Frequency Specific Microcurrent practitioner, equips him with a diverse and comprehensive skill set.

With over two decades of clinical experience, Dr. Mark is adept at unraveling complex medical issues, making him a trusted resource for second opinions both nationally and internationally. Trust in Dr. Mark's expertise to provide you with exceptional care and solutions tailored to your specific medical needs.


Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health

Do you have questions about starting your path back to health? Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if our approach is right for you.


About The Real Gut Doctor

Known for his successful approach towards chronic digestive and wellness issues, Dr. Jeffrey Mark, M.D. and his team at The Real Gut Doctor combine an integrative, functional medicine approach informed by advanced lab testing.

Our unique approach to diagnosing and resolving chronic health issues recognizes that lasting health depends on resolving the underlying root causes of your symptoms. Click here to learn more »

Your Next Steps

After you have reviewed the information on our website and in our downloadable guides, we’d love to hear from you – to answer more specific questions about our approach and track record. Simply apply for a free discovery call with our patient coordinator at (925) 736-9828 or via our online appointment scheduler.

Areas Served

The Real Gut Doctor is based in San Ramon and Turlock, CA, and serves patients internationally as well as throughout the Bay Area and California. These areas include but are not limited to Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Los Altos, Woodside, Portola Valley, Los Gatos, Hillsborough, Burlingame, Carmel Valley, San Francisco, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Marina, Danville, Blackhawk, Diablo, Pleasanton, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Piedmont, Berkeley, Marin County, Santa Clara County, Napa Valley, Sonoma, Oakdale, Sacramento County, Lake Tahoe/Incline, etc.

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