Repair & Restore with Peptides in Lyme Disease or Mold Toxin Illness

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Restore & Repair with Peptides

Peptide therapies are one of the newest types of supports some with Lyme disease and mold toxin illness are using. In this article I discuss the current oral peptides that are available as supplements. I focus on the oral agents because the FDA is starting to regulate compounded injectable peptides as drugs - removing many from the market.

Marty Ross MD Discusses Peptides

 
 
 
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Oral Peptides

Peptides are short strands of amino acids. By comparison, long strands of amino acids of 50 or more are called proteins. Peptides occur naturally in our bodies. Some of these peptides have various healing properties. Below I list four of the major peptides that are currently found in oral products offered by Integrative Peptides. In addition I include information about collagen peptides which are found in Collagen Plus by Thorne.

BPC-157

The key ingredient may:

  • promote healthy intestinal function
  • modulate healthy TH1 and TH2 immune function
  • aid in tissue repair of joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves
  • promote healthy mitochondria (cell energy factory) function
  • balance mast cell activation

Cerebrolysin

The key ingredient may:

  • promote healthy cognitive function and brain health
  • repair brain injury due to stroke, infection, or trauma
  • promote healthy immune function in the brain

Thymosin Beta 4 Active Fragment

The key ingredient may:

  • modulate healthy TH1 and TH2 immune function
  • aid in tissue repair
  • support healthy mitochondria (cell energy factory) function
  • Inhibit mast cell activation

Collagen Peptides

The key ingredient may:

  • enhance the health of skin, hair, nails, joints, tendons and ligaments
  • promote elasticity of the skin and joint connective tissues
  • reduce fine lines and wrinkles of the skin
  • help maintain the appearance of youthful skin

DNF-10 Protein Hydrolysate

The key ingredient may:

  • promote weight loss

How to Use Peptides in Lyme and Mold Toxicity

Here is the approach to peptides I am taking with my patients.

Start with BPC-157

A good place to start a peptide support program is to take BPC-157 500 mcg 1 pill 2 times a day. Over a month a person can increase this up to 3 pills 2 times a day if needed, but usually 1 pill 2 times a day is enough.

I am finding this very helpful to repair tissues that are hurt by the inflammation of Lyme and mold toxicity illness. This is helping with joint area pains, nerve pain and numbness, and even brain function. In addition to repairing tissue, BPC-157 improves germ fighting as it balances healthy immune function between the germ fighting TH1 cells and the autoimmune and allergy TH2 cells. Because it supports mitochondria function, this can help with energy. And for those with mast cell activation, it may provide benefits too.

Add Thymosin Beta 4 Active Fragment

After a month, if the benefits of the BPC-157 are not enough, consider adding Thymosin Beta 4 Active Fragment (TB4-Frag) 150 mcg - 300 mcg 1 pill 2 times a day for mast cell activation problems, low energy, and inflammation. TB4-Frag is found in TB4-Frag and TB4-Frag Max by Integrative Peptides. 

Add Cerebrolysin

After another month, consider adding Cerebrolysin if significant thinking problems remain. Cerbrolysin is found in Cerbropep by Integrative Peptides. Start at 1 pill a day, and increase to 1 pill 2 times a day if needed.

Add Collagen Peptides

Consider adding 1 scoop a day of Thorne Collagen Plus which includes the collagen peptides I mention above if a person needs skin support, loose joints or injury to connective tissue in ligaments and tendons around joints.

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References

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Holtorf K. Peptide Workship. Lecture presented at The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Annual Conference; October 2021; Orlando.

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About the Author

Marty Ross, MD is a passionate Lyme disease educator and clinical expert. He helps Lyme sufferers and their physicians see what really works based on his review of the science and extensive real-world experience. Dr. Ross is licensed to practice medicine in Washington State (License: MD00033296) where he has treated thousands of Lyme disease patients in his Seattle practice. 

Marty Ross, MD is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and Georgetown University Family Medicine Residency. He is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) and The Institute for Functional Medicine.

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