Garcinia Cambogia has the primary objective of helping stimulate weight loss. What we are focussing on today are alternatives for this weight loss problem. Our answer : peptides.
Peptides have many varying functions. They can boost human growth hormone levels, boost testosterone, increase insulin like growth factor-1, encourage healing of joints and cartilage, treating disease, slowing the aging process, building muscle and burning fat. It is these last two effects in particular which are vital components of losing weight.
Peptides are effectively miniature proteins. They are composed of between 2 and 50 amino acids which when they bond together form proteins. Due to their smaller size, they are more readily absorbed by the body and thus find it easier to enter the bloodstream. Two of the different types of peptides found to be most useful in losing weight also happen to be two of the more popular : collagen and creatine.
Collagen is a protein well known for its anti aging properties. It is found in our skin, bones, hair, nails and connective tissue. Collagen is also capable of assisting weight loss by impacting your appetite. It can leave you feeling fuller for longer by releasing satiating hormones into the bloodstream. It helps retain muscle as you age, meaning visceral fat is decreased due to the faster burning of calories from having more muscle mass. It minimises cellulite appearance by making the skin thicker and more elastic.
Collagen peptides have the added bonus of making the body produce more amino acids to produce its own collagen.
Creatine is a peptide responsible for helping to build muscle mass. Having more muscle means that even at rest, the body is burning more calories. Creatine allows the body to improve its anaerobic threshold, meaning it can exercise for longer and harder. Creatine functions by optimising the way the body absorbs protein, helping it to increase muscle mass by up to 15% and in turn, burning more stores of fat. Creatine also happens to be a nootropic, improving mental clarity and memory.
Other peptides that help with weight loss are Ipamorelin, Follistatin and BPC-157. Ipamorelin is a stimulator of the pituitary gland, persuading it to produce more human growth hormone. It is known to boost the metabolism, help lose fat, improve recovery times, build bone density and increase energy levels.
Follistatin is an experimental peptide which research is suggesting is a boon for muscle gain and weight loss.
When combined with resistance training, follistatin was found to triple the growth of muscle in test subjects, improving their strength and boosting the rate of fat loss.BPC-157 is a healing peptide. It increases the rate at which soft tissue injuries are repaired, including torn ligaments and tendons. Faster rates of healing mean that you can return to exercise faster, enabling the body to lose fat and build muscle again.
Peptides are a viable weight loss alternative to Garcinia Cambogia. They’re even more effective when combined with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise.