Optimize Your Metabolism With BHRT and Peptide Therapy

Reviewed by Dr. Kenton Bruice, MD

Reading Time: 3 Minutes

In our comprehensive series on metabolism, we discussed the importance of hormones in weight management and overall health. We’ve explored various aspects of hormonal imbalance and how they affect individual quality of life.

We also discussed how BHRT can help restore hormone balance and provide numerous benefits, including weight loss.

But did you know that combining BHRT with peptide therapy can further optimize your metabolism?

The Role of Peptide Therapy

Peptides are chains of amino acids that play a crucial role in various bodily functions, including hormone production.

In our blog, Peptide Therapy: Your Key to Effective Weight Loss, we discussed how HGH peptides, semaglutide and tirzepatide, can help in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

Here is a quick review of the role of these peptides in improving body composition:

  • HGH peptides: Human growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and is responsible for promoting muscle growth, fat loss, and overall metabolic health. Peptides like sermorelin and ipamorelin stimulate your body’s natural production of HGH, resulting in improved body composition and increased energy levels.
  • Semaglutide: This peptide mimics the effects of a hormone called GLP-1 that regulates appetite, insulin production, and blood sugar levels. By activating GLP-1 receptors in the body, semaglutide can help control appetite and promote weight loss.
  • Tirzepatide: Similar to semaglutide, tirzepatide also activates GLP-1 receptors but with the added benefit of targeting a hormone called GIP.  GIP stimulates insulin production and helps regulate blood sugar levels.

Benefits of BHRT and Peptide Therapy

Combined, these therapies present a formidable strategy against the negative impacts of hormone imbalances. Key benefits include:

  • Restored sexual health: Increase in sex drive and relief from conditions like vaginal dryness or erectile dysfunction.
  • Improved metabolic rate: Aids in weight loss and prevents unwanted weight gain by optimizing metabolic functions.
  • Enhanced muscle strength: Helps in maintaining muscle mass and reducing body fat.
  • Increase bone density:  Helps in restoring bone strength, reducing the risk of fractures.
  • Balanced moods: Reduces instances of mood swings and enhances overall emotional well-being.
  • Increased quality of life: Improves energy levels, reduces night sweats and hot flashes, and enhances sleep quality.

How Dr. Bruice Can Help

Hormone testing is the first step towards achieving optimal health. By identifying any hormonal imbalances, Dr. Bruice can create a personalized treatment plan that combines bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and peptide therapy for maximum results.

At your initial consultation, Dr. Bruice will order lab tests to determine your baseline hormone levels. The lab panel consists of estradiol, progesterone, total and free testosterone, thyroid level, DHEA, and human growth hormone testing. Within one week of your appointment, you will receive your lab results and a recommended treatment plan.

HGH peptides are administered through subcutaneous injections. Improvements in energy, sleep and stamina are usually seen by week six. After twelve weeks, patients report seeing an improvement in their joints, brain function, and body composition. After 26 weeks, the average decrease in body fat is 5-10%.

Pellets are the optimal delivery method for bioidentical hormones. They are the size of a grain of rice and are inserted just beneath the skin, usually in the hip area. Pellets are the most effective method because they deliver hormones to the blood stream in a constant stream, avoiding the spikes and drop-offs of other methods.

Semaglutide and tirzepatide are appropriate for individuals with a BMI of 27 or higher. They are administered through weekly subcutaneous injections. Your candidacy for these peptides will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Bruice.

Trust Dr. Kenton Bruice for Expert Care

We hope this series on metabolism, BHRT and peptide therapy has provided valuable information about achieving optimal health and weight management.

If you’re struggling with weight gain or hormone imbalances, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Bruice for expert care and guidance. Together, we can work towards achieving your health goals and improving your quality of life. 

If you are searching for ‘the best hormone doctor near me’ or ‘Denver medical weight loss,’ call (303) 957-6686 to book an appointment or complete the online inquiry form.

FAQs About BHRT & Peptide Therapy

What is the difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant-based sources and have a similar molecular structure to the hormones produced naturally in the human body. Synthetic hormones, on the other hand, are created in a laboratory and may have a different chemical makeup than natural hormones. Bioidentical hormones are considered safer and more effective compared to synthetic hormones.

Is peptide therapy safe?

Yes, peptide therapy is considered safe when administered by a qualified healthcare practitioner like Dr. Bruice. Peptides are naturally occurring substances in the body and have minimal side effects when used properly. It is important to always follow the recommended treatment plan and dosage prescribed by your doctor.

Can BHRT and peptide therapy be used together?

Yes, BHRT and peptide therapy can be safely combined to achieve optimal results. In fact, combining these therapies can enhance their individual benefits and provide a more comprehensive approach towards restoring hormone balance and improving overall health.

You May Also Like…

How Does Tirzepatide Work?

Reviewed by Dr. Kenton Bruice, MDWhat do tirzepatide, semaglutide, Wegovy, Ozempic and Mounjaro have in common? They...