Monday, 18 December 2023 15:11

Balancing the Biome: Antimicrobial Peptides 

Written by   Susan Wade, L.E.  

Skin is home to a unique bacterial environment of microbes. It is imperative to understand this system since the body is continually challenged by toxins, viruses, and bacterial overgrowth. Considering the growing consumer and professional interest in peptides, this article will dive into the nature and processes of antimicrobial peptides.


Peptides are essential cell messengers with various functions that support healthy cell activity. Certain peptides can help with the restoration and repair of skin remodeling following injury or during inflammation.1 A peptide is composed of two or more amino acids, the building blocks of protein, that are linked naturally during metabolism. 

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Susan Wade joined Viktoria De’Ann in 2015 as the director of education and sales after working in the health and education industry for over 30 years. She holds a master’s degree in higher education, is a licensed aesthetician, and is currently completing her license in functional medicine. Wade taught kinesiology courses for 12 years at Boise State University, along with owning and operating a sports training business and working closely with physicians, physical therapists, faculty members, and athletes. Her passion lies in learning about the complexities of physiology, nutrition, and cellular functions coupled with peptide science, and she enjoys sharing her knowledge in a simple and applicable format.

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