Hi, it’s Dr. Jeffrey Mark. Today I’d like to talk to you about GSK copper, zinc thymulin, a new treatment for hair loss. So many people have concerns about losing some hair; when you take a shower, some people have clumps of hair that are falling out. You may have noticed that people are commenting that their hair is thinning, or that they can see themselves on video now, with people shooting video and they can see the back of their heads or the crown of their heads, having less hair, and this is all concerning. Most people with these concerns look for causes and the most common causes with or without male pattern baldness which is genetic, include a hormonal evaluation from thyroid issues with di hydro testosterone, that may be too high or progesterone may be too low or high cortisol with stress, also toxins, heavy metals and drug side effects. Nutritional deficiencies also need to be considered as well. So what’s been tried? LED lights such as these red lights and blue lights, trying to stimulate the hair follicles, drugs such as minoxidil, finasteride, spironolactone, these are all prescribed FDA approved medications. Invasive techniques including platelet rich plasma which are injections of your blood and platelets that are spun down. Stem cells, exosomes, which are particles released from stem cells and hair transplant. What’s new is peptides in combination therapy and today we’re going to focus on GH K copper, zinc thymulin. So what are peptides? Peptides are short chain amino acids, usually less than 50 with the most recognized peptide Is insulin. And these short chain amino acids allow communication to other cells for certain effects such as insulin, allowing blood sugar to be taken up by muscles and other tissues. Peptides also are designed to augment specific functions within the human body as well. Zinc Thymulin is a combination of zinc and the peptide Romulan and can be used for hair loss. Zinc is an essential element and serum zinc deficiency can cause hair loss, Thymulin can extend the antigen phase or growth phase of hair follicles. GH K copper is a naturally occurring copper complex. It elevates the production of vascular endothelial growth factor, which promotes growth and blood vessels by improving the vascularity of your blood supply to the hair follicle. It also helps with wound healing and is anti inflammatory, increases collagen production, blood vessel growth and hair follicle stimulation. So with the peptides you can avoid the side effects of medications namely minoxidil, which has dermatologic side effects of itching dry scalp irritation and scaling. Also, when you initially use minoxidil, there is some hair loss that comes about first and that can be concerning for some. Clinical regression also occurs meaning loss of hair occurs again once the treatment is stopped. So you have to keep using minoxidil. Finasteride has some sexually related side effects which would deccrease libido or sex drive ED or erectile dysfunction decreases. . Clinical regression with the loss of hair is again seen once treatment stopped. So the benefits of GH K. copper and peptides is that they can be used in combination either with other peptides or in combination with platelet rich plasma or stem cells or exosomes. And they have minimal side effects compared to the other FDA approved treatments. There is no rebound hair loss like the minoxidil and finasteride and they can start working in as little as six weeks. But usually best results are seen after six months. So before using peptides in combination therapy, of course, evaluation for the common causes that I’ve listed above would have to be done . Also peptides should be obtained from a 503B compounding pharmacy. The combination approach with protocols gives the best results. So contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org, find us on the web at www.allfunctionalhealth.com, or call (25) 736-9828. . We’ve helped 1000s of people on their journey of health and we look forward to helping you as well. So take care and stay healthy.