Do you remember when you could eat a piece of pizza or a slice of cake and not worry about gaining five pounds? Today, you’re anxious over eating a single piece of chocolate because it could increase your weight. You reminisce on the good old days, when you could fully enjoy food without feeling so paranoid about weight gain. Then, you become curious as to what changed within the body to cause this to happen. The answer: your metabolism slowed down. Metabolism is the process of how our bodies breakdown food and convert it into energy. This energy is needed to help us walk, run, and perform “subconscious” activities that our bodies naturally do on their own (such as breathing, blood circulation, repairing cells, and adjusting hormone levels.)
Piedmont Healthcare, a medical facility headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, stated that “as we age, our metabolism slows and the rate at which we break down food decreases by 10 percent each decade after age 20¹.” Some individuals are more affected than others depending on medical history, lifestyle or DNA. However, those who are subject to weight gain are at risk of becoming obese, thus causing other health conditions such as heart disease or gut issues. At LifeWorks Wellness Center, we understand the importance of maintaining a fast metabolism to continue the breakdown of food particles and conserving energy. That’s why we provide our patients with the right diet plans, treatments and supplements to help sustain it. One treatment method that we offer to some patients is the MOTS-c Peptide.
What is the MOTS-c Peptide?
The human body needs a certain amount of proteins in order to operate properly. When our bodies are depleted with these proteins, we need to consume food or supplements that contain amino acids to replenish the proteins that the system is lacking. Peptides are types of supplements that contain essential amino acids that the body can’t naturally produce itself. There are multiple peptides that can enhance certain bodily functions when the system can no longer do it. Peptide MOTS-c is derived from the mitochondria; the powerhouse of the cell, and it contains 16 amino acids to promote metabolic balance.
The Benefits of MOTS-c Peptide
Peptide MOTS-c has a wide-range of benefits for patients struggling with weight loss or athletes attempting to improve their athleticism. It can help individuals restore insulin sensitivity (which declines as people age or gain weight). Research done by the University of Southern California discovered that this peptide can assist in fighting weight gain, normalize metabolism, promote fatty acid metabolism within the liver, control mitochondrial energy, improve blood sugar control, prevent osteoporosis, and transform glucose into usable energy. This is essential for those enduring obesity or type 2 diabetes. Additionally, the National Center for Biotechnology of Information (NCBI) suggests that there is a biological link between this peptide and the extended existence of the Japanese population (also known as the country with the longest lifespan in the world)². This research further adds scientific data that MOTS-c has an influence over an individual’s longevity.
Boosting Metabolism at LifeWorks
Healthline reports that scientists have discovered that “older adults had 20% fewer mitochondria” and that it was “50% less efficient at using oxygen to create energy³.” At LifeWorks, we know that a fast metabolism is the secret to good health. That’s why we recommend natural treatments such as the MOTS-c peptide to increase it back to normal levels. If you struggle with weight loss or low energy levels, please call to schedule an appointment at 727-466-6789