What Are Peptides? Explaining Their Role in Pain Management

What are Peptides

What Are Peptides? Explaining Their Role in Pain Management

If you're looking for pain relief you may have heard about peptides recently, and you might be wondering - what are peptides and what do they do?

Peptides are tiny molecules made of short chains of amino acids, and they are the building blocks of proteins. Peptides are responsible for transmitting messages throughout the body, and these messages can play a role in controlling our hormones, our immune system, and even our pain levels.

Watch this video full a full explanation:

What Are Peptides? 

Think of peptides like tiny little Legos. Just like how you can create different things with Legos, the body uses different combinations of peptides to make many different proteins.

These proteins can help us stay healthy, strong, and fight off germs. It's like having a team of superheroes inside of you, working together to keep you healthy and strong.

There are many different types of peptides, each with a specific function. Some peptides help regulate hormones, while others help control inflammation and even anti-aging. And some peptides can even have a direct impact on your pain levels. For example, insulin and certain weight loss drugs, such as Ozempic or Semaglutide, are peptides.

How Do Peptides Work?

The way peptides work in your body is by transmitting messages between the cells, which helps regulate various bodily functions. So in more simple terms, peptides are like little messengers running around and helping regulate various functions in the body, including pain.

Peptides for Pain Management

There have been numerous studies conducted on the use of peptides for pain management, and the results are promising. In many cases, patients who have incorporated peptides into their pain management regimen have reported a significant reduction in pain and inflammation, as well as an improved quality of life.

Are Peptides Safe?

There are minimal side effects associated with peptide therapy. Unlike some traditional treatments, peptides do not have a significant impact on the liver or kidneys and are generally well tolerated by patients. The most common side effect is an allergic reaction at the actual site of injection.


Peptides are an alternative therapy that could potentially provide relief from chronic pain. While more research is needed, there are peptides available, all of which require a prescription.

It's important to do your homework and choose wisely to ensure the peptide you choose is for human use only. Dr. Manzi and Dr. Wiederholz can help you choose which one or combination of peptides are right for you.

With the right peptide therapy, you can put your internal superheroes to work and get the pain relief you need.

Please feel free to contact us so Dr. Suzanne Manzi or Dr Matthias Wiederholz can answer any questions you may have about peptide therapy.

Dr. Suzanne Manzi Dr. Suzanne Manzi is a board-certified physician specializing in interventional pain management, electrodiagnostic testing, and weight management. She co-founded Performance Pain and Sports Medicine and provides medical evaluations and treatment plans at its Houston and League City locations. Dr. Manzi is an active member of medical societies and has been recognized for her expertise. She aims to continue building her practice and incorporating it as a learning site for medical residents and fellows. In her free time, she enjoys exercise, travel, and spending time with her family.

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