Peptide Therapies

The MOTS-c Peptide

MOTS-c Peptide and it's effect on your metabolism.

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

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About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into LifeWorks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.