Science and scientific know-how are key to the long-term enhancement of human life and health. Research is a fundamental driver of innovation, and the study of peptides has been an important milestone for the development of new, powerful and effective products of great health benefits, that can be used for many innovative therapies in different areas.
Nanopep is a leading company in the study of peptides and their applications for human health, and constantly invests in R&D for the research and production of innovative, high-quality products peptide-based, developed using the most modern and sophisticated technologies and equipment.
Peptides are organic compounds resulting from the union of two or more amino acid molecules, linked together by peptide bonds. Depending on the number of amino acids (residues), peptides are divided into oligopeptides, up to 20 amino acids, and polypeptides, up to 50 amino acids; above this number of residues, we enter the protein domain.
Many peptides have considerable biological activity, performing hormonal and antibiotic functions, functioning as stimulators of the immune system, as neurotransmitters, anti-ageing factors, in wound recovery and boosting cognitive abilities.
The mechanism of action of peptides is based on the highly selective nature of their ability to interact with specific targets within cells. Their ability to cross cell membranes, their efficiency in reaching intracellular targets and their interaction with key molecules such as DNA allow peptides to be highly effective in regulating biochemical and physiological processes.
Over time, more and more studies on peptides have demonstrated the importance of these biomolecules as regulators of metabolic functions. This research has highlighted the countless benefits of peptides in alleviating and treating many disorders and diseases of different origins, thus significantly improving quality of life.
Peptide-based food supplements such as LIVPROTECT® have a protective effect on important organs such as the liver, facilitating the healing of diseases that affect not only this most important gland in our body, but the entire digestive system.
The special formula designed by Nanopep for the development of LIVPROTECT® boosts the synergy between the specific peptides Vilon and Liver peptide and vitamins C, E, B2, B6, B9, B12, biotin and glutathione, reinforcing liver function, while supporting disease prevention mechanisms against the aggression of microorganisms.
Our bodies produce a wide range of peptides with hormonal function that bind to receptors in the cells of organs and tissues to activate basic biological processes.
For example, in women, the peptide hormones CG and LH are produced by the ovaries or placenta and play an important role in reproduction; corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) is a hypothalamic peptide hormone involved in the stress response.
Stress is a condition that grips more and more people nowadays, and can also become very dangerous, impairing performance at work and also personal life.
Headaches, insomnia, tiredness, stomach aches, lack of appetite, are just some of the signals through which our body tells us that we are in trouble. If we pretend not to see these signals, stress can become chronic and can lead to major illnesses such as depression.
Fortunately, we can count on the help of powerful supplements such as STRESSFOLL® whose special formula is designed precisely to help people who struggle to cope with the stress load they are subjected to on a daily basis.
The short peptides AEDG + EDR, together with the antioxidant and nerve-strengthening properties of choline and the special multivitamin complex contained in the STRESSFOLL® formula, have powerful physiological effects and provide great benefits that help to contain stress and limit the onset of anxiety. Selenium and Zinc in STRESSFOLL® composition help to improve the efficiency of the immune response.
It is possible to improve the efficiency of STRESSFOLL® through the simultaneous use of IMMUNGET®, another effective product developed by the Nanopep research laboratories. Containing the bioregulatory peptides KE + EW, amino acids, vitamins and trace elements, it acts by enhancing the effects on the immune system, thus improving the body’s protection against viruses, toxins and tumour cells.
In addition, the combination of these two effective Nanopep supplements promotes the maturation of T lymphocytes and thus enhances the immune system reaction, particularly after medical treatments such as chemotherapy, but also in cases of immunodeficiency disorders.
Peptides find great application in cosmetics, particularly
in skin care. They can have volumising and muscle-relaxing effects, improve skin tone and are very useful in combating wrinkles that form with advancing age.
Daily application of peptides for a (repeatable) period of thirty days allows a noticeable reduction of forehead wrinkles, as well as periorbital (eye contour) and peribuccal (mouth contour) wrinkles.
Collagen is one of the main components of the skin, helping to give this delicate organ structure, strength and elasticity. As we age, the amount of collagen in the skin inevitably decreases.
Studies show that collagen peptides supplements can help improve skin elasticity, protect against sun damage, reduce skin dryness and wrinkles, and increase collagen levels in the skin.
If it is true that scientific research over the last 100 years has revealed the innumerable functions and properties of these short biomolecules, it is equally true that the world of peptides will still hold many surprises in the future.
The continuous study of peptides and the refinement of synthetic methods together with the development of new, innovative and more efficient production technologies will facilitate the development of new molecules for unlimited applications in the diagnostic, pharmaceutical, biomedical and cosmeceutical fields.