Peptides are naturally occurring molecules within the human body. In fact, there are several thousand different peptides! Peptides are short chains of amino acids. Don’t let their small size confuse you, peptides regulate a wide range of biological functions. Some of the common functions that peptides help regulate include digestion, hormone release immune function and even neurological activity. Due to stress, illness, poor diet and generalized aging, the peptides in our body tend to decrease in abundance and function. As our peptide balance becomes skewed, our bodies cannot function in an optimal state. Thankfully, many peptides can be supplemented to help offset the aging process, aid in hormone replacement and weight loss, speed recovery from injury and restore our body’s natural balance.