Faraz Khan interviews Dr. Kent Holtorff on the amazing benefits of peptides. We discuss how peptides can boost immunity, help with anti-aging, brain function and so much more.

Kent Holtorf, M.D. is the medical director of the Holtorf Medical Group ( and a founder and director of the non-profit National Academy of Hypothyroidism (NAH) (

He has personally trained numerous physicians across the country in the use of bioidentical hormones, hypothyroidism, peptide therapy, stem cell therapy, complex endocrine dysfunction and innovative treatments of chronic fatigue syndrome, weight loss, fibromyalgia, and chronic infectious diseases, including Lyme and related diseases. Lyme and associated diseases have been the focus of the Holtorf Medical Group centers and have been a passion of Dr. Holtorf’s for over 15 years.

Dr. Kent Holtorf’s Background

  • Had Lyme, Bartonella was very sick
  • Did 4.5 years of IV antibiotics but nothing worked
  • Had heart damage
  • Did peptides, stem cells, exosomes and ozone therapies
  • Has a practice where he sees the sick of the sick

What Are Peptides?

  • Chains of amino acid less than 50 amino acids
  • They have been found to be very beneficial
  • Peptides can help optimize body, longevity and help very sick patients

How Peptides Can Boost Immunity and Much More

  • Immune dysfunction happens with aging
  • Cells become dysfunctional: old, their mitochondria don’t produce enough energy and create inflammatory cytokines
  • Immunosenescence causes intracellular immune problems
  • Thymus reduces in size as we get older, thus reducing immunity
  • Chronic illnesses are growing in number

Peptides to Help Improve Immune Function

  • Thymic peptides help restore thymus function
  • Thymosin Alpha 1: approved in 20 countries for cancer treatments and infections. Is an injection.
  • Thymosin Beta-4: modulates both Thymosin Alpha 1 and 2. Is an injection.
  • Thysomin Beta 4 fragments can be taken orally and can improve immune system. TB 4 can reverse diabetic kidney disease, inflammation, fibrosis, fatty liver and more
  • Thymulin is anti-inflammatory
  • Thymogen is a very small immune modulator
  • BPC 157 was discovered in the gut, but also helps heal and lower TH2
  • BPC 157 can be given orally or as an injection

Peptides for Anti-Aging

  • Epithalon or Pinealion
  • Controls hypothalamus and pituitary gland which control all the hormones
  • Brings melatonin levels back to youthful levels
  • Lowers inflammation in the hypothalamic, pituitary axis
  • Increases telomere length and makes the cells younger so they can divide for longer
  • Improves cardiovascular health, reduces strokes and heart attacks
  • Epithalon + Thymosin had an even better response with regards to cardiovascular system

Peptides for Skin Health

  • GHK-CU is a tri-peptide that transports copper into the cells
  • Increases collagen, hair growth and more
  • Rejuvenates skin from the outside

Peptides for Brain Function

  • Dr. Holtorff had lyme and lot of conditions
  • Cerebralysin – small porcine peptide that has been available for 40 years
  • TB4, BPC has also shown to reduce traumatic brain injury
  • SEMAX, SELINK – shown to improve connections in the brain, helps with brain fog, memory decline, attention and ADHD
  • SEMAX is more activating whereas SELINK helps the body deal with stress

Peptides for Mitochondrial Health

  • MOTS-C is being used for depression and anxiety and helps improve mitochondrial function
  • 5-amino-1-MQ is another which also helps improve cosmetic functions
  • Humanin also helps with diabetes, brain function and more
  • Lots of trials in the mitochondrial peptides space
  • To learn more about peptides for mitochondrial health, check out this interview with the CEO of Cohbar

Dr. Kent Holtorf’s Information

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