Today’s podcast covers peptides and how to use them to hack our age with pharmacologist and medical grade biohacker Phil Micans. He covers the origins of peptides, how they are used, where to get them and explains their clinical results from improving our eyesight, to hormonal and immunity regulation and even telomere extension!
ABOUT PHIL MICANS
Phil Micans has a Masters and bachelors degrees in Food & Vitamin Technology, Pharmacy and Biochemistry. He has been actively involved in anti-aging medicine since the late 1980’s and has contributed to numerous books, magazines, radio and TV shows on various subjects connected to healthy aging.
Phil has dedicated himself to studying the latest research about anti-aging medicine and helping to make available innovative products to health professionals, as well as their patients. Proud to be part of one of the world’s leading organizations in anti-aging medicine and keenly interested in the orthomolecular approach to medicine, Phil firmly believes that anti-aging medicine is the ultimate form of preventative and regenerative medicine, and that it will be the next major leap in the health of mankind.
In 1991 he became a cofounder of the IAS Group (International Antiaging Systems), an organisation dedicated to the dissemination of preventative and regenerative medicine information and the supply of hard-to-obtain health products.
HOW TO REJUVENATE
Anti-aging medicine is not just about aesthetics. It’s about being able to perform.
Goal: lucid, agile and independent.
Significantly increased lifespans must come from decent health
Humans live 110-120 years, but average is 75 – 85.
Why can’t most of us tap into those extra 30 – 40 years?
GENES LOAD THE GUN, LIFESTYLE PULLS THE TRIGGER
RUSSIAN PEPTIDE RESEARCH
Every cell has a biological reserve of 30% – 50%
By the time you reach 50 years old, the body loses half of its protein stores
The ability to produce proteins is a fundamental part of the body’s ability to repair itself.
Losing muscle mass is due to age, genetics, a sedentary lifestyle and not consuming sufficient amounts of protein
Soviet military secret – in the 80s the Kremlin calls upon scientist Dr. Khavinson to help Soviet troops in nuclear submarines and silos from aging too quickly.
Dr. Khavinson researched peptides
1990 Gazprom study: 11,192 employees (aged 45 – 65). 3,000 employees in control group
Vitamins for one group, peptides for others living in harsh conditions in Siberia
Results: 66% reduction in incidence of disease for those taking peptides (thymus, brain, lung, liver and cartilage peptides) orally.
Studied employees after retirement taking pineal peptide and/or thymus peptide at ages 60 – 75 and 75 – 89 consecutively.
Those with pineal peptide halved risk of dying
Those taking both pineal and thymus peptides had 0 risk
WHAT ARE PEPTIDES
Short chain amino acids that are found in food and act as gene switches.
Peptide research in Russia is at least 40 years old.
1000s of peptides exist
They induce protein synthesis.
Peptides can be digested and passed through the bloodstream
Eating steak doesn’t go into the blood, but the protein is broken down into short chain peptides to be absorbed in the blood.
HOW MUCH ABSORBED AS PEPTIDES?
Fish and beef are better and natural peptides are bovine
Peptides interlock with specific parts of the DNA like a key.
Genes can be switched on or off, but not “more on” or “more off”
Safety record – Dosed 15 million times without side effects
DESICCATED PIG THYROID
Pork peptides are bioidentical to humans – natural thyroid is best coming from pigs.
Synthetic thyroid medication replaces thyroid & may have negative side effects if you overdose.
Synthetic thyroid may stop the thyroid from making its own hormones.
Porcine thyroid asks your own thyroid gland to produce more thyroid hormones
Hyperthyroid patients experience a “silencing” of the thyroid levels with peptide bioregulators.
There are 21 commercialized peptide bioregulators
Similar to adaptogens, bioregulators adapt to the body’s needs
It is safe to use both adaptogen herbs and peptides simultaneously, but may not be necessary.
Medications may need to be reduced when taking bioregulators to normalize.
Bioregulators are cycled and not taken permanently.
Treatment varies from 3 – 6 months.
For healthy individuals, one year is enough to see change
Bioregulators are amino acids that are 2 – 4 chains long.
Longest is 50
After becoming a protein, peptides then become a hormone.
Studies on peptides on animals increase lifespan and healthspan by 20% – 40%
Telomeres are caps on ends of chromosomes to protect DNA
Chronological age may differ from biological age based on telomere length
Longer telomeres usually associated with longer lifespan
Pineal peptides lengthen telomeres
Dr. Bill Lawrence studies how to reverse aging and conducted first non-Russian study using peptide bioregulators. At the end of a 3 year trial (summer 2021) results will be published. To date (April 2021), all patients have so far improved the Hovarth Clock and telomere length
PEPTIDES AND SPORTS
In Russia 20 year old gymnasts at the 2012 London Olympics explored the use of peptides.
Gymnasts train 8 – 10 hours
Prior to Olympics, gymnasts did NOT take peptides
Post Olympics, telomere length of gymnasts deteriorated.
Peptides taken after the Olympics brought telomere length to normal levels
Recovery faster in 3 weeks
Take peptides and recovery after 1 year in space is much quicker
One patient with 90% eyesight gone improved with injecting retina peptide into the orbit of the eyeball for 10 days and continue at home with retina peptide and blood vessel peptide bioregulators on intensive course
After 1 year patient move to 30% blindness in the eyes.
INSOMNIA, BURN OUT, WEIGHT LOSS AND AMENORRHEA
Burn out – use adrenal peptide + blood vessel peptide
Weight loss – muscle peptide
Overeaters – pancreatic peptide to control insulin
Insomnia – pineal peptide to produce melatonin & extend telomeres
Amenorrhea – ovary peptide to regulate estrogen and progesterone
Beware of online websites selling peptides
Trust Dr. Khavinsons peptides coming directly from the St. Petersburg factory at ProfoundHealth.com. Use code Zora-15 for 15% off
Use reputable companies and pharmacies only
Approximately $30 – $50 USD per box.
Most expensive box is $70
Some companies may charge $600 for a 3 months supply
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