As men, we have to face the reality of aging-induced health problems as we get older.
And even if we keep ourselves fully optimized, we are living in a toxic environment that does not allow us to thrive over time without pharmaceutical intervention.
Which is why I want to talk about the best peptides for men who want to beat Father Time and reverse the clock.
Ailments such as muscle loss, diminished sexual performance, failure to recover quickly from injuries, brain fog, hair loss…
… no longer have to control our lives or be accepted as the norm.
This article is going to answer the question “what do peptides do for men?” and help you reclaim your fully masculine self at any age!
What are Peptides?
Long-time readers of mine already know what therapeutic peptides are, how they work, and why you should be using them.
But if you are reading this website for the very first time, I’m going to condense a lot of information into a short summary.
Peptides can be defined as any sequence of amino acids that is less than 50 amino acids long.
They are either produced naturally inside of your body (i.e. endogenously), consumed by eating certain foods, or they can be synthesized in a lab to be used as a form of medicine (i.e. exogenously).
Peptides are unique in that they are SPECIFICALLY bioactive — they tend to have very targeted effects on certain cellular processes and/or tissues in the body.
This happens primarily via their ability to regulate the signaling between cells.
That may sound confusing, so here’s an example of how peptides would be applied to strengthening the immune system:
“…for the immune response, several proteins are involved on cell surfaces that interact with one another, forming an immunological synapse.
Structural and functional studies of the proteins have suggested that protein–protein interaction (PPI) is required for any cell signaling process.
Protein–protein complexes are transient and reversible. In the immune response, these interactions are dynamic in nature and the signal depends on the strength and duration of interaction. The amino acids that are present on the surface of proteins provide them with high specificity and affinity yet dynamic binding character.
Since PPI surfaces are made up of epitopes of amino acids, peptides are a relevant choice to modulate such interactions. Peptides act as a mimicking surface of one of the proteins, interfere with PPI and modulate the signaling.”
Due to this selectivity that is almost unseen with traditional drug molecules, researchers have spent the last century pursuing peptides as a form of medicine.
In particular, here are some standout qualities which make peptides the ideal intervention of choice:
“Favorable pharmacodynamic characteristics comprise high binding affinities, high selectivity and specificity and good efficacy, which are generally achieved by peptides due to their larger size and higher number of hydrogen (H)-bond interactions.
Peptides usually exert strong binding affinities to the target of interest, and they can bind to surfaces, which enables their targeting of so-called ‘undruggable’ targets, such as PPIs [protein-protein interactions].
Additionally, their high selectivity and specificity reduces the risk of side- and off-target effects. Furthermore, there are many systematic approaches for optimizing the pharmacodynamic characteristics of peptides”
So with this 30,000-foot bird eye’s view on peptides, let’s drill down and talk about why we should be using peptides for men who need it most.
What Do Peptides Do for Men?
The best peptides for men effectively do two things:
- They take a dysfunctional biological system and regulate it so the system is functioning normally
- They take a normally-functioning biological system and temporarily take it out of balance to achieve a health optimization goal, usually through (1) less time needed to reach the goal, or (2) greater strength of the therapeutic effect.
Both of these processes can involve up-regulating or down-regulating the production of specific compounds in the body (neurotransmitters, hormones, etc.).
Which is important considering how the production of many of our body’s essential compounds tends to fade with age, starting as early as our 30s.
And given what we know about the specificity of peptides, we can pick and choose which ones we want to use instead of requiring a “kitchen sink” approach commonly seen in the sick-care system.
This allows us to literally do MORE with LESS!
So what could be some practical peptide therapy benefits for aging men who want to feel like they’re in their 20s again?
Off the top of my head, you could do one or more of the following:
- Enhance weight loss by speeding up the rate of losing weight, and/or changing how much of the weight being lost is fat
- Improve brain function via protection against neurodegenerative disease, and/or temporary boosting of memory and focus
- Make bodybuilding much more enjoyable by consistently keeping your body in an anabolic state for muscle growth
- Speed up injury repair when you mess your body up in a way that would normally take months to recover from
- Reverse your body’s clock via an anti-aging approach that makes you look younger and prevents age-related disease
- Strengthen your immune system to stop harmful viruses, bacteria, and fungi away from wreaking havoc
What man WOULDN’T want all of the above?
Every single thing I’ve mentioned is in some way tied to career/income, physical appearance, and perceived attractiveness by the opposite sex.
The trifecta of what drives men to accomplish and succeed like there’s no tomorrow.
The 5 Best Peptides for Men
There are so many Golden Age agents out there that choosing the best peptides for men is quite a difficult task.
But I’ll bite the bullet and keep it to one for every major category of optimized male health.
And if you want more flexibility in choice, I’ll provide some additional recommendations.
If you’re seeking out peptides for male enhancement in the bedroom, PT-141 (a.k.a. Bremelanotide) is the only one that does the job.
This small peptide spanning 7 amino acids has its structure derived from alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone, and is believed to work very differently from drugs like Viagra and Cialis.
Because while the two drugs operate on the principle of improving penile blood flow, PT-141 works on a neurological level and modifies how we respond to a sexual stimulus.
Studies suggest this happens through the peptide’s selecting targeting of melanocortin receptor 4 (MC4R), which explains why patients experience “spontaneous erections” when Melanotan 2 is injected (which also has some binding affinity for MC4R).
PT-141 is currently FDA-approved but only for a very narrow condition: “Hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women” under the brand name Vyleesi.
Many of the benefits for sexual health observed with PT-141 — both by biohackers and by patients enrolled in clinical trials — include the following:
- Improved strength of erection
- Increased penile sensitivity
- Significant increases in sexual arousal
- Faster refractory period (i.e. less time needed in-between “rounds” to do the dance)
- Enhanced libido
- Reductions in distress related to low sexual desire
I don’t think I need to advertise this peptide anymore than I already have.
I will mention this one final thing about PT-141: Make sure you are injecting it subcutaneously and NOT inhaling it via nasal spray if you want to experience maximum effectiveness!
For everything and anything related to your cosmetic appearance, you will not go wrong with a daily dose of GHK-Cu.
This complex consists of a copper ion and another peptide (“GHK”) clocking in at just 3 amino acids long.
50 years and counting of research have gone into GHK-Cu and it’s one of the few peptides with numerous benefits across the spectrum of health.
The tireless contributions of researcher Dr. Loren Pickart are the only reason why this peptide has any name recognition beyond the deep dark corners of academia.
Anyhow… when it comes to skin rejuvenation, nothing is better than the topical application GHK-Cu.
It allows for the increased production of essential skin peptides such as elastin and collagen, both of which maintain your facial structure and give it a nice “plump” look.
Combined with the new formation of blood vessels (i.e. angiogenesis), many older men and women who use GHK-Cu have reported the following benefits in scientific studies and the real world:
- Remodeling scars and skin wounds
- Tightening of loose skin
- Reduction of wrinkles
- Lower incidences of hyperpigmentation
- Protection from damage induced by UV rays
- Skin becomes smoother to touch
But there’s more: Due to its incredible anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, GHK-Cu also acts as a phenomenal agent for reversing hair loss!
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It’s one of the only peptides out there that is most optimally used as a cream applied to the skin, so take full advantage of what GHK-Cu has to offer.
BPC-157 is definitively one of the best peptides for men who are suffering from injuries, wounds, scars, tissues, or any physical damage done to the human body.
I take pride in saying this is one of the first therapeutic peptides I ever used and arguably one of the very few to stand the test of time, having been featured in every single book I’ve written.
Through a combination of angiogenesis, upregulated growth factor production, lowered chronic inflammation, and many other processes I’m probably forgetting…
… BPC-157 takes any ailment that would normally last several weeks or months and reduces it to a few short weeks (if not a few short days).
Muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, skin burns, leaky gut, organs… there is literally no application I can think of where the peptide is NOT restorative to a significant degree.
I had the privilege of proving this recently when someone at a high-level marketing mastermind tore his hand open, far removed from any kind of medical facility.
And not only did it work phenomenally well for Monica’s breast augmentation surgery, but it was equally powerful for my very recent gynecomastia surgery!
While BPC-157 works incredibly well on its own, I wouldn’t go as far as to isolate it from the other healing peptides:
- Use it in combination with TB-500 when you have the chance as they work synergistically and will heal you much more rapidly than either peptide alone
- If you have the resources, use my Wolverine Healing Stack and add in Tesamorelin and Ipamorelin to the mix
No list of peptides for men would be complete without a peptide to take care of our brains, and Selank does the best job of keeping chronic anxiety as far away as possible.
Selank was discovered in the 1980s when Russian scientists found that one section of an immune system modulating peptide called tuftsin had impacts on the central nervous system.
After some isolation and testing, it turns out Selank was very effective at treating generalized anxiety disorder.
But thanks to the vigorous testing done by brave biohackers, we know it is also effective for enhancing learning speed and improving memory in healthy people who aren’t necessarily afflicted by anxiety.
Multiple mechanisms are in place with this single peptide: BDNF production, lowered inflammation in the brain, regulation of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, and protection of the anxiety-soothing neuropeptide “enkephalin” from degradation.
Some studies suggest Selank may even be better than nootropics like Piracetam and conventional depression treatments such as benzodiazepines.
I would also recommend this peptide for depression over PE-22-28 as it simply has more clinical and real-world evidence backing its safety and effectiveness.
One last note: Although most people take Selank in the form of an intranasal spray, I would recommend being open to a subcutaneous injection if you find yourself failing to respond to any dose of the spray.
Last but certainly not least, CJC-1295 comes in as my overall recommendation for tackling all facets of optimized health and increasing production of human growth hormone (HGH).
It is a synthetic analog of the growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) that naturally gets produced in your body, except this analog consists of the 29 amino acid long fragment that regulates HGH production.
You might be confused by this as you have also heard of something called a “growth hormone releasing peptide (GHRP)”, so allow me to quote a previous article I wrote that distinguishes between the two:
“Growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH): Responsible for the frequency and timing of the body’s “pulses” that secret HGH through increasing production of HGH-releasing cells (somatotropes) and the amount of HGH released by the cells.
Growth hormone releasing peptide (GHRP): Increases the size of the pulses by inhibiting somatostatin production to prevent inhibition of HGH release, and promotes the release of more GHRH.”
Both the GHRH and GHRP work synergistically to maximize the secretion and production of HGH, all without interfering with the body’s natural production of HGH.
Which is why you need to pair CJC-1295 with a GHRP like Ipamorelin if you are serious about your health.
The benefits of producing more HGH are literally everything a man will always want for as long as he’s alive:
- Increased lean muscle tissue
- Faster fat loss
- Improved metabolism of carbohydrates
- Higher energy levels
- Deeper sleep
- Better cognitive function
- Stronger bones
- Lower risk of heart disease
- Lower incidence of erectile dysfunction
Nothing more needs to be said, other than pharma-grade HGH should be your #1 choice over both peptides if you have the financial and legal means to access it.
Conclusion: Reclaim Your Masculinity With the Power of Therapeutic Peptides!
The best peptides for men don’t just allow you to fix a small health problem and then deal with 99 more.
They allow you to re-experience (or experience for the very first time) what it truly means to be a masculine man who is brimming with power, certainty, and strength.
Health is the surest way to look your best, feel your best, and perform your best.
Contrary to what you may hear on Twitter, embracing your masculinity doesn’t start with reading a book on stoicism.
It starts with how optimized your brain and your body are.
But you won’t get there if you don’t understand exactly how to use these peptides properly.
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