PeptidesIn Knoxville, TN

The Importance of Peptides

Peptides are positively Impacting Medicine

RevitalizedMD offers Peptide Therapy in Knoxville, TN.

Peptides have multiple functions within your body, such as regulating water surrounding cells (Vasopressin), controlling your blood pressure (Angiotensins), helping with wound-healing (Defensins), and producing feelings of love and bonding (Oxytocin). At RevitalyzeMD, Dr. Debra Durst formulates a medically-managed peptide treatment in Knoxville utilizing peptides to replenish your body at the cellular level to help you look and feel better. Body analysis, medical supervision, and peptides are all included in this program.

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What are Peptides?

Peptides are categorized in three ways, how they are organized (amino chains), their source (plant or animal), and their function within the human body. Essentially, a peptide is a chain composed of two or more amino acids. These amino acids are then linked via a chemical bond—peptide bond. Finally, when peptides organize into complex structures (more than 50 amino acids on the chain)—it becomes a protein. All of which help your body to function. However, as you age, the peptide production slows down or becomes interrupted. A therapeutic treatment often enables Knoxville Peptides patients to see positive results in hormone replacement, medically supervised weight loss, pain relief, and anti-aging benefits.

Peptides are amino acid sequences that act as hormones or neurotransmitters in the body. These amino acid sequences mimic naturally occurring peptides in the body and give the body back what it needs to function better and more efficiently.

There are at least 7,000 naturally occurring peptides in the body. There are over 140 peptides involved in therapeutic treatments and clinical trials, with hundreds more in preclinical development. There are approximately 60 US FDA approved peptide medicines on the market today. Insulin was the first peptide to market in 1923. Many physicians do not even realize that insulin was a peptide. Insulin was originally extracted from glandular tissue before it became a recombinant synthetic product.

To understand peptides and how they work, there needs to be a passion for and deep understanding of Cellular function.

All diseases, both acute and chronic, occur at the cellular level.

As cells age, the cell loses function and efficiency. By looking at physiology at the cellular level, we learn new ways to give the body back what it needs and to improve cell function. This is an area of medicine that is emerging and growing as physicians, scientists and patients look for more natural ways to slow aging. The focus therefore is on how to improve cellular efficiency.

Cells respond to stress with adaptive mechanisms. But too much stress on the cell can overcome those innate mechanisms. Stress on the body can happen with aging but also with the wrong nutrition, poor exercise and the toxic overload in today’s society. Peptides are only part of the solution. A comprehensive approach will always involve the patient doing their part with proper nutrition, exercise and stress control. Taking charge of stressors and doing all that you can to keep your cells functioning optimally.

What is the GH Peptide Program?

The starting place for any peptide program is a thorough evaluation by one of our highly skilled providers, including blood work to see if you are a candidate for treatment.

If you are a candidate for treatment. The GH peptide program duration is at least six months and requires a commitment on the part of the patient to realize all the beneficial effects. Some effects will be felt immediately, but body composition changes take three to six months of treatment. It is a medically monitored program. Further, you will be monitored for fitness and nutritional goals. For Peptides Knoxville patients are injected through a small needle right under the skin. The injectable peptides are the only ones that RevitalyzeMD believes to be beneficial in stimulating the release of growth hormone needed and achieving desired results. As part of the program, you will get the education you need on peptides and usage.

Peptide therapies are a quickly evolving therapeutic area of medicine with potentially wide-ranging impacts on clinical care. Perhaps the body had it right and the cell is capable of taking care of itself if it has the right tools. There is a whole cascade of positive reactions by integrating peptides with traditional medical therapies, and also with the right nutrition, physical activity and supplements. Let us help you on your journey to looking, feeling and functioning your best.

Peptide therapy is a developing area of medicine and still considered experimental by many, with research still underway. Peptides require a prescription and need to be supplied by a FDA cleared facility. At no time, should a person buy a peptide off the internet. The dosing for any particular peptide needs to be prescribed by a physician for you personally. A complete evaluation of your medical condition is required. A in depth discussion of peptide usage must take place between the prescribing physician and patient.

For a Wellness consultation or to find out if peptides are right for you, contact us today.

Peptide Treatments

GH Peptide Therapy

Revolutionary anti-aging peptide program


Tan with a peptide

PT-141 (Bremelanotide)

Boost your sex drive

Semaglutide Injections

FDA approved weightloss

BPC 157

Heal your gut


Get in shape

AOD Peptides

Fat-burning solution

Benefits of Peptides

When your hormones are in balance, and your nutritional needs are met, your body functions better, helping you to look and feel younger. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula for turning back time; however, at RMD, we’ll give it our best shot. Your peptide treatment benefits include:

Improve mood

Better sleep

Increase libido

Immune support

Decrease in brain fog

Healthy skin, nails, and hair

Increase muscle building

Stimulate fat metabolism

Enhance injury repair

Improve performance and endurance

Some beneficial effects peptides may have:

Slow cellular aging

Enhance injury repair and healing

Improve recovery after surgery

Immune support

Improve sexual arousal and orgasms

Improve libido

Modulate the immune system

Modulate inflamation

Improve muscle building

Preserve collagen in the skin

Improve cognition

Improve endurance, recovery and athletic performance

Weight loss

Are there any restrictions to Peptide therapy?

RevitalyzeMD will review your medical conditions to ensure you are a candidate. Peptide therapy is unable to be used on patients with the following conditions:

  • Active cancers
  • Brain disorders
  • Certain medications
  • Pregnant and/or Nursing
  • Some medicines can decrease the effectiveness of peptides

Interesting side-note: There are currently over 60 FDA-approved peptides. In fact, insulin was the first peptide approved in the US. There are many different indications for peptides, and there will be blogs to follow on other uses of Peptides.

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Schedule your Peptide consultation at RevitalyzeMD today

At RevitalyzeMD, Dr. Durst is a double board-certified physician specializing in peptide therapy, hormone replacement, and regenerative medicine. RMD offers personalized programs to help our patients improve their sexual health, weightloss, along with anti-aging treatments. Schedule your private consultation today to learn more about our peptide treatments and if it is right for you.

Peptide Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

Will it hurt?

There is a blood draw and injections, but other than a slight pinch from the injection, there is no pain that would cause concern. Your treatment often takes less than 30 minutes, and patients typically resume their daily activities after treatment—which means there is no downtime, whatsoever.

What are the risks?

For patients who are medically approved by our providers, the peptide treatment does not cause any serious side effects. However, topical peptide treatments may cause skin sensitivity, rash, or itching.

How much does it cost?

Peptide therapy is highly customized and based on a patient’s specific blood workup. Therefore, depending on the objectives and desired results, the cost of treatment will vary from patient to patient. During your consultation, your provider will discuss your cost and the details of your treatment plan.

Does my insurance cover it?

Medical insurance does not cover GH/HRT or Peptide treatments.

Discover personalized and comprehensive treatments at RevitalyzeMD. We aim to help patients regain their sexual confidence, achieve better vitality, and be better than when they walked through our doors. Patients come from all over Marble City to recharge with Dr. Durst’s tailor-made IV Therapy treatments and various other procedures—because we begin at the cellular level to Revitalyze your life. Complete the following form to schedule your no obligation analysis & consultation!

8025 Kingston Pike, #1, Knoxville, TN 37919