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GROWTH HORMONE STIMULATING PEPTIDE THERAPY (Sermorelin, Ipamorelin, CJC1295, etc.)

As you age, your quality of life may start to decline. At Contemporary Health Center and Men’s Contemporary Health Center, we are dedicated to keeping you happy and healthier, despite your age.

If you are having difficulty concentrating, feeling drained and out of energy, are looking older than you like, or you are losing muscle mass and finding muscle more difficult to maintain, you may be experiencing some symptoms of menopause or andropause (known as male menopause).

Growth Hormone Stimulating Peptide Therapy (Sermorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295) could be the right choice to restore you back to your more youthful self. Growth hormone stimulating peptide therapy is also an excellent complement to bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or testosterone therapy. With or without other treatments, growth hormone stimulating peptide therapy boosts growth hormone production to give you the growth hormone production you need to feel better and fight aging.

WHAT IS HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE?

Growth hormone is your body’s repair and regenerate messenger. As levels of growth hormone decline, your body’s ability to restore and regenerate itself also declines. Your body just isn’t able repair and regrow like it did when you were in your 20s.

By the time you are in your 50s, growth hormone release has seriously declined. There is less growth hormone released throughout the day. Both women and men experience this decline. This is where growth hormone stimulating peptide therapy helps.

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF LOW HGH PRODUCTION ON EVERYDAY LIFE?

Having low production of human growth hormone or growth hormone deficiency can have many negative effects on your quality of life.

SYMPTOMS OF LOW GROWTH HORMONE PRODUCTION CAN INCLUDE:

Anxiety and depression. Sufferers of AGHD report higher rates of anxiety and depression due to the deleterious physical effects of not having enough HGH.

  • Poor mood and self-control. Irritability, insomnia, and impulsivity can also be found in higher rates among people with diminished ability to produce Semorelin and HGH.
  • Low energy and vitality. AGHD suffers also note that they experience general feelings of malaise and irritability, largely due to the damage the condition does to one’s own self-esteem and well-being.
  • As we age, our physical appearance begins to change in undesirable ways. By stimulating growth hormone production, we can safely and effectively fight off those effects and increase our quality of life.

HOW CAN WE INCREASE GROWTH HORMONE AFTER IT STARTS TO DECLINE?

  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Sweating
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Decrease sugar intake
  • Exogenous HGH (Human Growth Hormone)
  • Peptides!

WHAT IS GROWTH HORMONE STIMULATING PEPTIDE THERAPY?

Growth hormone stimulating peptide therapy, also referred to as growth hormone releasing peptide therapy, is a regimen that involves administering Sermorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295 or other growth hormone stimulating prescription into the body to replace the stimulating hormones no longer being sufficiently produced by the body’s naturally. This is particularly desirable for people who would like to receive the benefits of HGH without paying the high cost and without being subject to the real risks of taking HGH directly.

Growth hormone stimulation peptide therapy is simple, especially when thoroughly supervised by an expert practitioner. Patients are given a prescription of a multi-dose, injectable vial, which contains Sermorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295 or other appropriate stimulating prescription. The vial contents are to be combined with bacteriostatic water to form the solution needed for injections per instructions given by the pharmacy and your medical practitioner.

Most growth hormone stimulation peptide therapy regimens involve the patient self-administering a dose into their body fat just under the skin with a tiny needle. Often, you will start with more frequent doses at the beginning of therapy (known as a loading period), then taper off as your HGH levels become optimal over time. The practitioner will determine the specific prescription, the frequency and the dose at your consultation after reviewing your medical history, lab blood work results and your symptoms.

When the medication is injected, it goes to the pituitary gland and binds to the appropriate receptors, triggering the pituitary gland to produce greater amounts of HGH. With this added stimulation, the pituitary produces more HGH than you have been making when your HGH is deficient. Improved HGH production usually results in you attaining the physical, mental and emotional health of a more youthful person with higher HGH levels.

WHAT ARE HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE STIMULATING PEPTIDES?

Medically called growth hormone-releasing peptides, GHRPs are synthetic substances that have a remarkable effect at stimulating the release of growth hormones from the pituitary gland and hypothalamus portions of your brain. As more growth hormones are released, more repair systems can do their work.

WHAT IS PEPTIDE THERAPY?

Peptides can increase your hGH levels.

Human Growth Hormone (hGH) is very important within the body, and it’s involved in processes like growth, cell regeneration, wound healing, and much more. Peptide Therapy is designed to stimulate the release of hGH. This type of therapy is also sometimes called Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy, Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone Therapy or Peptide Therapy.

Contemporary Health Center and Men’s Contemporary Health Center offer several options that are used for Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy, including Growth Hormone secretagogues, Growth Hormone Releasing Hormones, and Ghrelin analogs.

The effects of aging hit both women and men in a multitude of ways, and they’re different for everyone. Integrative medicine is a useful paradigm for understanding the individual response to aging to help you handle any disruptive symptoms.

Human growth hormone (HGH) peptide therapy can help you handle disruptive symptoms caused by aging or injury.

WHY CHOOSE GROWTH HORMONE STIMULATING PEPTIDE THERAPY?

Sermorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295, growth hormone stimulating peptide therapy, is considered as effective as HGH injections unless a medical condition prevents the body from producing Human Growth Hormone. Your practitioner will do a medical screening and review your lab work to diagnose your individual needs and determine if growth hormone stimulating therapy is right for you. As with most medical conditions, it is always important to work with a practitioner who specializes in hormones when considering growth hormone stimulating therapy.

WHY SHOULD I START GROWTH HORMONE STIMULATING PEPTIDE THERAPY?

By elevating the body’s levels of hGH through Peptide Therapy, you can manage frustrating symptoms of aging and begin to feel better.

When you’re young, your hGH levels are naturally high to support growth and development. As you age, hGH levels start to decrease. By the time you’ve reached 55, levels have typically dropped to one-tenth of the amount they were during puberty. This decrease leads to many of the symptoms we identify as aging.

WHAT IS HGH – HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE?

Production of HGH typically remains sufficient until our early 20s, then declines with age. HGH is responsible for stimulating growth in all cells, tissues and organs.


WHAT ARE GROWTH HORMONE STIMULATING PEPTIDES, SEMORELIN, AND IPAMORELIN–CJC1295?

These are hormone signaling chemicals produced in the brain which stimulate the production and release of your own natural Human Growth Hormone from the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. As we age, HGH production decreases, resulting in a deficiency of HGH. Growth Hormone Stimulating Peptide Therapy will not produce excessive levels of HGH; the body will only use the amount it needs to make a healthy amount. Sermorelin, Ipamorelin-CJC1295, or other peptide injectable can be prescribed by physicians and advanced practitioners as a cost effective and beneficial alternative to HGH.

Ideal hormone levels in the body are related to:
  • Increased lean muscle mass
  • Reduced body fat
  • Increased strength and endurance
  • Improved concentration, focus and mental acuity
  • Improved sleep quality
  • An overall rejuvenation of youthful energy and vitality

DO SEMORELIN, OR SEMORELIN/IPAMORELIN-CJC1295, OR OTHER GH STIMULATING PEPTIDES THAT ARE DELIVERED AS SUBLINGUAL TABLETS, PILLS OR SPRAYS WORK?

Sermorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295, or growth hormone stimulating concoctions that are in the form of sublingual tablets, pills and sprays are trendy hoaxes. Injectable Sermorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295, or other stimulating medication of choice, are what actually works, not these other administration versions.

DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION FOR SEMORELIN/IPAMORELIN–CJC1295 OR OTHER GROWTH HORMONE STIMULATING PEPTIDE THERAPY INJECTABLE?

Yes, you absolutely need to have a doctor’s prescription for an effective pharmaceutical of Sermorelin, Ipamorelin-CJC1295 or other stimulating medication of choice.

HOW TO GET STARTED ON GROWTH HORMONE STIMULATING PEPTIDE THERAPY?

If you are 30 years of age or over, experiencing decreased energy levels, depleted muscle tone and increased central body fat, you may be a candidate for Growth Hormone Stimulating Peptide Therapy, Sermorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295. To get started, simply fill out the form below or call us directly at 239.464.1575.

An initial medical office visit or telemedicine visit is required to begin this therapy. This visit will include a medical history, review of your lab work, an evaluation to determine if you will benefit from Growth Hormone Stimulating Therapy, a discussion of the options, and instructions on use and what to expect.

Lab work is required for beginning Growth Hormone Stimulation/Peptide Therapy. You will be instructed on when to get your labs and an order will be sent to you for your insured lab or you may have your lab work done at our office for our self-pay price.

If the results of your lab work, coupled with your symptoms, physical exam, and medical history, indicate you are a good candidate for Growth Hormone Stimulation/Peptide Therapy, you will be issued a prescription with a dosage best suited to your age, weight, gender and lifestyle. Our chosen compounding pharmacy will the injection medication and injection supplies to your home. You can elect to have a 1-month or a 3-month prescription plan.

CAN ANY DOCTOR OR ADVANCED PRACTITIONER WRITE A PRESCRIPTION FOR GROWTH HORMONE STIMULATING PEPTIDE THERAPY?

Yes AND NO – Any medical doctor, MD, OD, or ND can give you a prescription for this therapy. For your safety and best results, though, you will want to get your prescription for Sermorelin, Ipamorelin-CJC1295 or other Growth Hormone Stimulating injectable from a doctor or advanced practitioner that specializes in the treatment of hormone replacement therapies for men and woman over 35. An experienced hormone doctor will know how to customize your growth hormone stimulating therapy to your individual needs, goals, and lifestyle, and how to best combine it with other therapies like hormone or testosterone replacement therapy to maximize your quality of life and vitality.

WHY SHOULD I GET MY GROWTH HORMONE STIMULATING PEPTIDE THERAPY (SEMORELIN/IPAMORELIN–CJC1295) PRESCRIPTION FROM CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CENTER AND MEN’S CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CENTER?

When it comes to your health and medical care, who you choose for your treatment matters. We urge you to go to a medical practice that specializes in hormone replacement therapy, as this expertise makes them uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat growth hormone deficiencies. Treating the complexities of age-related hormone decline is a subtle art and a nuanced science mastered through experience. Dr. Bloy and our practitioners are best able to bring all of your critical hormones back into proper balance.

If you are a man or woman over the age of 35, and think you may benefit from Growth Hormone Stimulation Therapy, contact us today CHC 239-571-9191 or Men’s CHC 239-464-1575 to learn more about the many benefits and how it may help you to look and feel better than you have in years!

Contemporary Health Center and Men’s Contemporary Health Center are both trusted health centers for women and men who are exhibiting signs of growth hormone (GH) insufficiency. We deliver superior treatment for women fighting low hormones and men who are fighting low T and GH levels in Fort Myers and Naples. Our providers strive to make you feel safe and work with you to create an effective therapy regimen and offer lifestyle improvement tips to help you reduce or eliminate the symptoms of growth hormone deficiency.

Patient health is our number one priority at CHC and Men’s CHC. Our providers require lab blood work and a medical history and exam to examine your physical health. During the initial appointment, your provider will determine if this therapy is appropriate for you and if you will benefit from this therapy. Your provider will discuss treatment options and work with you to develop a plan to help your body produce more hormones naturally. If you think you may be experiencing the signs of growth hormone insufficiency, please schedule a consultation with our expert team.

BENEFITS OF GROWTH HORMONE STIMULATING PEPTIDE THERAPY (SEMORELIN/IPAMORELIN–CJC1295 OR COMBINATION)

Growth Hormone Stimulation/Peptide Therapy (Sermorelin, Ipamorelin-CJC1295…) helps encourage the production of HGH, testosterone and other hormones. You may start to see some of the following:

  • Increases in muscle mass
  • Reduces abdominal and body fat
  • Elevates energy level
  • Enhances sexual performance, better results with sexual performance treatments
  • Supports regrowth of heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, and other organs that shrink with age
  • Optimizes cardiac output
  • Superior immune function
  • Increased exercise performance
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Improves cholesterol profile, with higher HDL and lower LDL
  • Strengthens bones
  • Speeds recovery and wound healing
  • Allows for skin to look younger, tighter, and thicker
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Reduces cellulite
  • Sharpens vision
  • Increases memory retention
  • Improves sleep
  • Reduces joint pain
  • Decreases wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improve mental focus
  • Increases sex drive and performance
  • Produces healthier skin, nails, and hair
  • Improves mood
  • Decreases brain fog
  • Improves performance and endurance

GROWTH HORMONE REPLACEMENT PEPTIDE THERAPY PROGRAMS AND COSTS

WHAT IS A GROWTH HORMONE STIMULATING PEPTIDE THERAPY PROGRAM?

Dr. Bloy has formulated a growth hormone releasing hormone and peptide program that is medically managed and utilizes peptides to increase GH as we age.

The goal of our program is to increase your body’s own Growth Hormone for all the beneficial effects on the body. We use Growth Hormone Releasing Hormones (GHRH) and peptides to increase secretion of Growth Hormone in a more physiologic fashion. It is called the GH program because it is not necessarily growth hormone, but the effects are the same.

MONTH BY MONTH:
Monthly package includes 1-month supply of your prescribed injectable with needles and syringes. Your CHC medical provider will determine which option is best for you based on your medical history.

MONTHLY RENEWAL *plans are not required to renew

This monthly plan may be renewed each month with a call from you to our office and your payment. You will receive a new shipment each month that you renew that contains your injectable along with your needles and syringes.

3-MONTH PLAN:
3-month package includes 3-month supply of your prescribed injectable with needles and syringes. Your CHC medical provider will determine which option is best for you based on your medical history and the results you achieve on either medication.

3-MONTH PLAN RENEWAL *plans are not required to renew
This plan may be renewed with a call from you to our office and your payment. You will receive a new shipment of your 3-month supply that contains your prescription injectable along with your needles and syringes when you renew. We recommend 3-9 months of therapy initially to achieve full benefits. At renewal time, you may elect get your next 3-month supply or you may switch to a monthly basis if you prefer.

COST FOR GROWTH HORMONE REPLACEMENT PEPTIDE THERAPY:

$325 for 1-month supply of your prescribed injectable and your syringes with needles.

$825 for 3-month supply of your prescribed injectable and your syringes with needles. (Saves you $135)

Initial Therapy Consultation Visit $125

Initial lab work $195

Follow up lab work $150

Lab fees are not included but may be covered by your health insurance.

IS GROWTH HORMONE REPLACEMENT PEPTIDE THERAPY AT CHC/MEN’S CHC COVERED BY INSURANCE?

No. We do not accept health insurance for Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy as most insurers do not cover the costs of the anti-aging and rejuvenating use of this medication. We do accept HSA, FSA and health savings cards and plans for payment. We also accept CareCredit medical credit card.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE OFFICE VISIT AND LAB WORK AT CHC/MEN’S CHC?

The cost of each office visit for this therapy is $125.

Initial lab work cost at our office $195.

Follow up lab work cost at our office $150.

Lab work will be discussed further over the phone when discussing your interest.

Lab work at your insured lab may be covered by your health insurance.

ARE OFFICE VISITS NECESSARY FOR MONTHLY RENEWAL?

Office visits are not required for monthly renewals of this therapy. An additional office visit will be necessary each year for ongoing therapy or regular intermittent therapy. Office visits may be desirable occasionally to review labs and discuss progress, determine benefits, discuss adjustments, or provide individualized medical care and advice.

WHEN IS ADDITIONAL LAB WORK NEEDED?

The initial loading period for Semorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295 therapy is 3 to 6 months. After that loading period, blood tests will be used to check the progress of the treatment. Occasionally, lab work may be desirable during the loading period to check the levels and make adjustments to your dosage. In general, lab work would be required yearly for ongoing therapy or regular intermittent therapy throughout the year.


CAN I GET GROWTH HORMONE REPLACEMENT PEPTIDE THERAPY (SEMORELIN/IPAMORELIN–CJC1295) WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION?

No, Semorelin, Ipamorelin-CJC1295 or other true growth hormone stimulating injectables are only available via a prescription. At CHC/Men’s CHC, our medical providers do not prescribe Semorelin, Ipamorelin-CJC1295, or other type of growth hormone stimulating injectable unless you will be likely to experience benefits from this therapy and suffer from suboptimal growth hormone levels. To determine if a prescription is wise, lab work and a medical exam are necessary.

WHY CAN’T I JUST GET MY SEMORELIN/IPAMORELIN–CJC1295 PRESCRIPTION ON-LINE CHEAPER?

You should never purchase medications Semorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295 online from sites you have no way of knowing are ethical and truly legal to prescribe or what type of medication they provide. Buying Semorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295 from such sites is not only illegal, it could be hazardous to your health, or even fatal! Semorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295 is only responsibly given to you to by a medical doctor or advanced practitioner after he or she has diagnosed and tested to determined that you qualify for a semorelin prescription. This is the only way to be assured your experience with Semorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295 therapy is safe and effective.

FAQs

hGH is extremely important to people during childhood, because it facilitates the growth that ought to occur during the first twenty years. As is the case with other hormones like testosterone, we typically produce the highest amounts of semorelin and hGH during adolescence, then levels plateau off in the twenties and begin to steadily diminish as a we enter the thirties and forties. The older we get, the more likely we are to suffer from lower levels of semorelin and growth hormone, as the aging process has slowed down the body’s production of the hormone.

This is highly individualized therapy and the length of treatment will vary greatly depending on your hGH levels, your body’s ability to produce hGH, and your personal lifestyle factors. Typically, patients require an initial loading period of 8 weeks or anywhere between 3 – 9 months to achieve full benefits. Your levels will be tested at necessary intervals and your practitioner can see when optimal levels have been achieved. When optimal levels are achieved, you may choose ongoing therapy or discontinue therapy.

The growth hormone releasing peptide program duration is at least 6 months in duration. It requires a commitment on part of the patient to realize all the beneficial effects. Some effects will be felt immediately but many such as body composition changes, take 3-6 months of treatment. It is a medically monitored program.

As we age, they can be more likely to suffer from adult-onset growth hormone deficiency (AGHD), characterized by a relative increase in fat mass, and a decrease in muscle mass. Sufferers experience lower energy levels, anxiety and depression. Furthermore, AGHD sufferers also have suboptimal lipid levels, raising their levels of LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides.

As we get older, hGH levels slow down and we begin to experience the effects commonly associated with aging. These include weight gain, lower muscle mass, lower bone density, insomnia, changes in our mood and personality, and a lack of self-confidence. Many metabolic changes begin to occur, which can lead to greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome. These are many of the common causes of death for people over fifty years of age.

There are a number of factors that can contribute to the onset of AGHD:

  • Pituitary tumors. Tumors and other injuries to the pituitary gland can result in a lack of sufficient hGH production.
  • Head injury. Severe head injuries can harm the pituitary gland, resulting in insufficient hGH production.
  • Hypothalamic-pituitary disease. A disorder of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus that results in insufficient hGH production.
  • Over time the capacity to produce HGH and semorelin decreases slowly but steadily.
  • Growth hormone deficiency during childhood. Some may maintain this deficiency into adulthood.

When the human body doesn’t produce sufficient levels of semorelin, the pituitary gland is not triggered to produce hGH. This can lead to the following side effects:

  • Lower muscle mass and body composition. As hGH levels diminish, fat mass takes up a larger proportion of the human body, and muscle mass decreases.
  • Osteoporosis and lower bone mass density. hGH plays a significant role in bone strength, making weaker bones as the levels decline.
  • Higher incidence of cardiovascular events. People who suffer from AGHD are also more likely to suffer from heart attacks, as HGH levels are not sufficient to maintain organ health.

Hormones not only work directly with your body’s various systems, frequently they work with each other. The messages of one hormone may start the activity of other hormones.

Though human growth hormones aren’t gender-specific, they may carry messages for estrogen in women and testosterone in men. Since these hormones also decrease with age, boosting growth hormone without balancing sex hormones may have little effect.

PEPTIDE THERAPY HELPS WITH A BROAD RANGE OF HEALTH CONDITIONS:

  • Enhancing Growth Hormone Production
  • Balancing Hormones
  • Improving Sexual Disorders and Erectile Dysfunction
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Insomnia and Stress Disorders
  • Treating Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Inflammatory Diseases
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Tissue Repair, including joints, tendons and ligaments, and bone

Sermorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295 are injected subcutaneously. Your doctor or advanced practitioner will determine the dose, frequency and length of your therapy based on your individual needs. Many require as much as daily treatment for 3 to 9 months to restore optimal growth hormone production. Sermorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295 does not produce Human Growth Hormone (hGH) itself. Instead, they act by stimulating your pituitary gland to create your own HGH naturally.

While the effects do not occur instantly, you may begin to notice some of the changes below within the first 8 weeks of therapy.

WEEK 1: Increased overall quality of sleep

WEEK 2: Faster recovery following workouts

WEEK 4: Increased mental clarity

WEEK 6: Improvement of skin elasticity

WEEK 8: Improved overall body composition

Full effects of your therapy should be evaluated after your pre-determined loading period – usually around or after 3 months. Your practitioner will review your follow up lab work, discuss your improvements and assess how you are feeling to see how well you are doing after your initial therapy period.

The hypothalamus will not allow excess GH production/secretion to occur. It will stop it by increasing somatostatin output, which will prevent excessive growth hormone production. Therapy should be evaluated and lab work should be reviewed to see what the levels are, determine if the levels are low, determine if the levels are rising appropriately with therapy, and assure that this therapy is having an effect and is needed and useful.

Always, there is one major concern which must be evaluated whenever you are seeking any kind of anti-aging restorative treatment. Do the benefits outweigh the potential side-effects? In the case of Sermorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295, the choice is an easy one.

While negative side effects of growth hormone stimulating/peptide injections are rare, it is important to discuss any concerns that you might have with Dr. Bloy or your practitioner before continuing injections.

Ipamorelin, CJC1295 and semorelin are 3 peptides that have an excellent record of safety and effectiveness. Those looking for the physiological and psychological benefits of naturally increasing growth hormone should look no further than these and similar peptide treatments. If you are looking for more energy, improved body composition, and general anti-aging effects, a treatment isolating or combining these potent growth hormone secretagogues is an excellent choice.

There are multiple options for growth hormone stimulating therapy that are generally safe and effective and can effectively treat and possibly reverse the effects of age-related growth hormone production decline.

If you feel you are experiencing the negative symptoms of low human growth hormone, you could consider either option. Your doctor or advanced practitioner will help you decide which option is the best choice for you based on your particular needs and lifestyle.

SOME OF THE MOST COMMON OPTIONS:

Semorelin Ipamorelin Combination – Often preferred as this combination gives the benefit of 2 of the necessary stimulating components for effective growth hormone production.

Semorelin – Tends to act quicker and can produce somewhat more potent effects on the body.

Ipamorelin – Is considered to be the slightly milder, more gradual option with no noticeable or common side effects.

Ipamorelin CJC1295 Combination

Semorelin, ipamorelin and CJC1295 have a low risk of side effects and can be used to treat similar symptoms and problems.

Some medical issues can be contraindicated in peptide therapy. The provider will review these conditions to make sure you are a candidate. Some conditions are:

Pregnancy

Nursing

Active cancers

Certain medications

Brain disorders

*Some medicines can decrease the effectiveness of peptides

You do not want to use Semorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295 therapy if your body is making enough growth hormone and you feel great.

CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR GROWTH HORMONE REPLACEMENT PEPTIDE THERAPY:

Neither drug should be used by individuals with a known allergy or sensitivity to the drugs.

Growth hormone replacement therapy medications are approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat both young children with short stature, in addition to being considered incredibly safe to use in adults that have a deficiency of Human Growth Hormone.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also has approved treatment with Sermorelin for adults who are going through hormone decline that has resulted in adult-onset growth hormone deficiency diagnosis.

The comparative benefits of each therapy are remarkable similar. However, when compared with hGH, Sermorelin-Ipamorelin-CJC1295 has several important advantages:

  • Genetically engineered hGH can cost over $1500 per month.
  • These peptides and stimulating hormones cost dramatically less and produce great results.
  • Peptides stimulate the pituitary gland and hypothalamus to produce its own hGH, so they keep the pituitary’s negative feedback loop involved, which keeps the pituitary gland from burning out.
  • hGH injections bypass the pituitary, thereby creating the possibility of burning out the pituitary, excessive hGH levels and unwanted side effects.

When you consider that Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy provides the same benefit as hGH without the risk of side effects and at a fraction of the cost, the choice becomes an easy one. For more details, ask one of our Hormone and Testosterone Therapy Replacement providers about our hGH replacement program.

Unlike hGH, growth hormone stimulating/peptide therapy has few adverse symptoms; this is because it causes the body to produce more GH naturally and does not result in excessive levels of growth hormone. Most women and men report a noticeable difference in symptoms of low GH after only three months of therapy.

When contemplating hGH therapy or growth hormone stimulating/peptide therapy, therapy depends on the level of GH deficiency and the severity of the symptoms. During your consultation with one of our clinical advisors, you will discuss why you feel you need treatment and how your symptoms are affecting your life. People who have severe symptoms of growth hormone decline that are interfering with their life often do better at first with hGH therapy. That way, they can get faster benefits. Sermorelin works slower, as it does not directly increase the amount of growth hormone in the bloodstream the way hGH does.

Growth hormone-releasing hormones or growth hormone stimulating peptides such as Ipamorelin and Sermorelin, possess a powerful ability to stimulate the secretion of human growth hormone. They act by reacting with specific receptor cells of the pituitary gland. This is the main purpose of GHRHs as naturally produced by the body – to stimulate the pituitary gland to produce and release human growth hormone (hGH) into the bloodstream. hGH is necessary to not only stimulate and regulate growth in children, but to control metabolism and cellular growth and repair, throughout our lives.

Ghrelin is one of three hormones which together act to regulate growth hormone release from the pituitary gland. First is GHRH (semorelin), then there is somatostatin (which stops the release of growth hormone), and last but not least is ghrelin. Ghrelin is able to act upon the pituitary gland in this way because growth hormone is, among many other things, responsible for initiating the breakdown of fat for use as energy as well as preventing the breakdown of muscles.

SEMORELIN TREATMENT OPTION

HOW DOES SERMORELIN WORK?

Sermorelin is able to stimulate the production and release of growth hormone in a relatively straightforward way – it mimics growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH). You don’t need to know much about the endocrine system to guess what GHRH does – it causes the release of growth hormone. GHRH is normally released from another location within your brain called the neurosecretory nerve terminals of the arcuate neurons, and then it travels to the pituitary gland and interpreted. When it is administered in the form of semorelin however, the first step is skipped and flows through your bloodstream. Once there it binds to GHRH receptors all over the body, but especially on the pituitary gland. Like we said, the way semorelin works in the body is pretty straightforward. Ipamorelin on the other hand will take quite a bit more explanation.

SIDE EFFECTS OF SEMORELIN THERAPY:

Unlike hGH injections, which, although safe, can cause side effects, it is extremely rare for adults to develop adverse reactions to semorelin use. The most common side effect is injection site redness, pain, swelling, or irritation. These effects are short-lived, and typically stop occurring as the individual becomes adept at self-administering the injections.

Possible, but RARE, side effects of sermorelin use may include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hives
  • Flushing
  • Sleepiness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Pale skin

COMBINED SEMORELIN AND IPAMORELIN TREATMENT OPTION

Semorelin mimics the body’s natural growth hormone releasing hormone Semorelin and Ipamorelin mimics the body’s natural growth hormone releasing hormone Ghrelin.

These two signaling molecules mimic natural hormones within the body to stimulate the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland. Not only do they have the ability to stimulate the production and release of your own body’s growth hormone, but they are able to do so in a way that is safe and complementary with one another.

Both Semorelin and Ipamorelin are classified as secretagogues which are a substance that promotes secretion or release of a chemical messenger like a hormone. This means they promote the production and secretion of growth hormone from the hormone producing part of your brain called the pituitary gland. They accomplish this task in vastly different, yet complementary ways.

This synergistic effect is exactly why practitioners are seeing incredible results combining these two peptides and their combined ability to stimulate growth hormone production.

  • Both can be used to treat growth hormone deficiencies.
  • A prescription is required for either ipamorelin or semorelin.
  • Both are growth hormone releasing peptides (GHRP).
  • Sermorelin and ipamorelin stimulate different receptors (parts of the brain)
  • Both can boost the release of human growth hormone.
  • Both are used to effectively treat growth hormone deficiencies by stimulating the production and release of HGH.
  • Both stimulate the secretion of human growth hormone with few if any negative side effects.
  • Both effectively have the same benefits.
  • Technically, both are a type of growth hormone, but more accurately they are what is known as GHRPs, or growth hormone releasing peptides, sometimes also referred to as human growth hormone-releasing hormones, (GHRH) or growth hormone releasing factors (GHRF).

The GHRPs are not exactly the same though.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF COMBINED SEMORELIN/IPAMORELIN THERAPY?

Sermorelin has been studied and shown to be effective in treating age-related growth hormone decline when used in combination with another GHRH, such as ipamorelin. Sermorelin combined with a pre-determined dose of ipamorelin has been shown to produce a longer lasting and more effective pulse of HGH.

Recent studies have found that concurrent administration of semorelin and ipamorelin is proven to provide a synergistic release of HGH from the pituitary.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEMORELIN AND IPAMORELIN?

Sermorelin and Ipamorelin are pharmaceutical versions of the GHRH naturally produced by your body. Growth hormone-releasing hormones are large peptide hormones that differ from one another only in the number of amino acids, which can vary from 37 to 44. Both ipamorelin and semorelin are medications that are made to duplicate the action of the naturally occurring GHRH, Ghrelin. Ghrelin is a 28-amino-acid peptide that like ipamorelin and semorelin acts to increase growth hormone secretion.

Sermorelin is made up of 29 amino acids, therefore its chemical name is GRH 1-29. Ipamorelin is considered to be a somewhat milder GHRP than semorelin, chemically more similar to Hexarelin and GHRP6.

They react with different hormone receptors to stimulate HGH production and release. Because of those different receptors, they can stimulate different volumes of release, over different periods of time.

IPAMORELIN THERAPY OPTION

Ipamorelin is a pentapeptide comprised of amino acids and acts as a GHRP (Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide) In contrast to our typical GHRP’s used with Sermorelin, Ipamorelin does not significantly boost, cortisol, aldosterone, or acetylcholine levels. Patients on different GH secretagogue-based therapies have reported side effects such as jitters, cold sweats, or nervousness, which could be due to the impact of their treatment on cortisol levels. Because Ipamorelin does not have these effects, patients can benefit from just the positive aspects of HGH therapy, while keeping unwanted side effects at bay.

An important consideration for patients participating in a GH secretagogue-based therapy is whether it promotes an increase in the production of the enzyme ghrelin, which is undesirable for most patients. Keep in mind that ghrelin secretion stimulates hunger. However, ipamorelin does not increase ghrelin levels.

Another important difference is that ipamorelin does not significantly boost cortisol levels. Patients on different GH secretagogue-based therapies have reported side effects such as jitters, cold sweats, or nervousness, which could be due to the effects of their therapy on cortisol levels. Because ipamorelin does not have these effects, patients can benefit from just the positive aspects of GH therapy, while keeping unwanted side effects at bay.

BENEFITS OF IPAMORELIN:

Several studies have shown that the ability of ipamorelin to stimulate the pituitary gland and liver might elicit a number of physiological effects, including:

  • Strengthening the joints and connective tissue
  • Increasing the bone mass density and strength
  • Improving skin tone
  • Rejuvenating joints
  • Increased adipose tissue (body fat) breakdown

Together, these characteristics suggest that ipamorelin can play a crucial role in slowing down the aging process.

HOW DOES IPAMORELIN WORK?

Ipamorelin acts in a completely different way to stimulate growth hormone release. To understand it fully, we need to quickly cover an entirely new hormone that we have yet to discuss called ghrelin. Ipamorelin mimics ghrelin in exactly the same way semorelin mimics GHRH. Ghrelin doesn’t get as much attention as some of the A-list hormones like insulin, growth hormone, testosterone, and estrogen, but it absolutely should. Only discovered in 1999, ghrelin has profound regulatory effects on your metabolism, including increasing or decreasing hunger, inhibiting stored fat breakdown, and perhaps most importantly for this article, the release of growth hormone.

A peptide that mimics ghrelin is able to initiate the release of growth hormone should be pretty easy. Ipamorelin binds to ghrelin receptors on the pituitary gland, switching them on in the same way that ghrelin naturally would. These on-switches are completely separate from the ones that semorelin activates, enabling them to work synergistically to accomplish the same task, and do so with no effect on the rest of your body’s hormones.

COMBINED IPAMORELIN AND CJC1295 TREATMENT OPTION

WHAT IS CJC-1295/IPAMORELIN?

Ipamorelin with CJC1295 is a newer option in Peptide Therapy. The combination of Ipamorelin and CJC-1295 is similar to that of our Sermorelin with the GHRP’s 6/2 with fewer side effects. And this combination has been shown to have a synergistic impact on stimulating GH and IGF-1 levels which will increase the clinical outcomes for our patients.

CJC-1295 has shown some fantastic results as a growth hormone releasing peptide (GHRP) analog. Not only has CJC-1295 demonstrated the potential to increase growth hormone and IGF-I secretion. CJC-1295 Stimulates (GHS) Growth Hormone Secretion and will keep a steady increase of Growth Hormone and IGF-1, without no increase in prolactin leading to fat loss, and increased protein synthesis thereby promoting growth and more.

CJC-1295 Therapy is a tetra-substituted, 30 amino acid, the primarily functioning in a growth hormone releasing peptide (GHRP) analog, One of the advantages of CJC-1295 over traditional GHRP or HGH is its ability to bio-conjugate with serum albumin, This increasing its half-life and therapeutic window, This accomplishes using protecting groups around the amino acids of GHRP typically susceptible to enzymatic degradation.

There is more benefit with CJC-1295 and its ability to promote slow wave and, (SWS) Slow Wave Sleep also known as the knockout or the Deep Sleep, this will help the body to produce more hormones while your sleep and is the portion of rest responsible for the level of muscle growth and memory retention. Also, Clinical studies have shown that a once-daily administration of CJC-1295 normalizes the response and can induce significantly deeper sleep.

Ipamorelin is one of several secretagogue met-enkephalin analogs that include unnatural D-amino acids. They were developed for their growth hormone releasing (GHR) activity, then called GH secretagogues. They lack opioid activity but are potent stimulators of GH release. These secretagogues are distinct from the growth hormone-releasing (GHR) or Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide (GHRP) in that they share no sequence relation and derive their function through action at a completely different receptor, the ghrelin receptor.

REPORTED BENEFITS CJC1295 WITH IPAMORELIN:

  • INCREASED SKIN ELASTICITY
  • IMPROVED COGNITIVE FUNCTION/MEMORY
  • IMPROVED BONE DENSITY
  • INCREASED MUSCLE MASS AND STRENGTH
  • DECREASE FAT TISSUE
  • HEIGHTENED SEXUAL FUNCTION
  • IMPROVED CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
  • IMPROVED LIPID PROFILE
  • PROMOTES SLOW WAVE SLEEP

GROWTH HORMONE REPLACEMENT PEPTIDE THERAPY FOR ANTI-AGING THERAPY

Growth hormone stimulating/peptide therapy is one of the most beneficial yet harmless treatments in the quickly growing area of medical care focused on harmoniously rejuvenating and restoring a more youthful appearance and functioning. The main goal is to stimulate the pituitary gland to raise the amount of HGH that is produced in the human body to the levels they were when you were 29 years old. By doing this, it gives you the benefit of reversing some effects of aging that are often harmful and age your appearance.

We can all look in the mirror and see what aging. Increasing HGH levels gives the metabolism gets a significant boost, stimulates stem cells inside the bone marrow, and promotes new cell generation in the tissue, skin, organs, brain and bones.

GROWTH HORMONE REPLACEMENT PEPTIDE THERAPY FOR IMPROVED SKIN APPEARANCE

Growth hormone stimulating/peptide therapy can assist in allowing you to maintain a far younger and healthier appearance. The treatment has gained a pretty significant positive reputation as being a restorer of youth, like the mythical fountain of youth. With the help of growth hormone stimulating/peptide therapy, you will undoubtedly find yourself feeling and looking better!

GROWTH HORMONE REPLACEMENT PEPTIDE THERAPY FOR WEIGHT LOSS

GROWTH HORMONE REPLACEMENT PEPTIDE THERAPY FOR ENHANCED IMMUNITY

Growth hormone has a profound effect on the immune system. Long-lasting boosts of immunity can be a result of regular injections of peptides. When peptides are inserted in the human body, they trigger your immune system to fight against viruses and bacteria. Peptide therapy can improve the immune function of the immunosuppressed and people who have regulated immune systems.

PEPTIDE OPTIONS

The injectable peptides are the only ones that Dr. Bloy believes to be beneficial in stimulating the release of GH needed and to get the results desired.

AOD 9604 (Anti Obesity Drug)
This peptide is a fragment of the Human Growth Hormone molecule that is directly responsible for fat loss. It works by mimicking the way natural Growth Hormone regulates fat metabolism but without the adverse effects on blood sugar or growth that is seen with Growth Hormone. Recent findings have shown, in addition to its fat loss properties, AOD 9604 processes many other regenerative properties associated with growth hormone, in osteoarthritis, hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), bone and cartilage repair.

Oral form from the fat metabolizing part of growth hormone, and used to target weight loss

-oral once a day

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5333585/

Bremelanotide (PT-141) (For sexual health)
Bremelanotide improves sexual arousal and spontaneous erections and therefore effective in treating sexual dysfunction in both men (erectile dysfunction or impotence) and women (sexual arousal disorder). Unlike Viagra and other related medications, it does not act upon the vascular system, but directly increases sexual desire via the nervous system. Bremelanotide (PT-141: Libido Booster)

Bremelanotide improves sexual arousal and spontaneous erections and therefore effective in treating sexual dysfunction in both men (erectile dysfunction or impotence) and women (sexual arousal disorder). Unlike Viagra and other related medications, it does not act upon the vascular system but directly increases sexual desire via the nervous system.

Cerebrolysin
Cerebrolysin is a nootropic peptide that possesses neuroprotective and neurotrophic repair properties. Cerebrolysin has been proven to have nerve growth action causing peripheral and central neuronal stimulation. It improves efficiency within the brain’s metabolic processes.

CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin

These are two very potent Growth Hormone Releasing Hormones (GHRH), that stimulate the cells of the pituitary to secrete and produce more Human Growth Hormone. It is a far more natural way to induce HGH production, with far less concern for side effects. These peptides are capable of improving sleep and recovery, enhancing skin health, and burning visceral (organ) and abdominal fat.

DSIP (Delta Sleep-Inducing Peptide)

Delta sleep-inducing peptide is a neuropeptide that induces delta EEG activity and reduced motor activities, or “deep sleep.” It also works in conjunction with other pituitary hormones such as the adrenal hormone adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), and the thyroid hormone TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). It is also abundant in the gastrointestinal system and in the pancreas, further enhancing a calming and deep sleep affect.

Epithalon
Epithalon is responsible to regulate metabolism in the pineal gland region of the brain. It also regulates the sensitivity of hypothalamus to its natural hormonal influences and regulates melatonin. Epithalon increases a person’s resistance to emotional stress and also acts as an antioxidant. It has been shown to lengthen telomeres in human cells, which is related to longevity.

Follistatin

Follistatin is a naturally occurring peptide and a potent inhibitor of myostatin. Myostatin breaks muscle down, therefore inhibition of myostatin will result in increased muscle mass.

GHK-Cu (Anti-Aging)
GHK-Cu can promote activation of wound healing, attraction of immune cells, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, stimulation of collagen and improvement in skin and hair growth. GHK-Cu is used in cosmetics as a reparative and anti-aging ingredient.

GHK-Cu promotes quicker wound healing and stimulates increased collagen. GHK-Cu attracts immune cells, antioxidants, and has an anti-inflammatory effect. We offer two separate compounded peptide formulations; one for improving fine lines, wrinkles, promoting more youthful skin. Most clients will notice a 35% decrease in fine lines and wrinkles and a 70% increase in collagen after 3 months of continual use.

GHRP 6 (Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 6)
GHRP 6 is a true HGH secretagogue, which means it stimulates the body’s own secretion of HGH. Human Growth hormone has been shown in studies to promote lean body mass and reduce adiposity (fat). GHRP 6 acts at the ghrelin receptor which stimulates appetite. In therapy GHRP 6 is used to stimulate growth hormone production whilst increasing body mass.

GHRP 2 (Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2)
GHRP 2 can stimulate the pituitary to increase secretion of GH, stimulating ghrelin receptors to promote appetite. The main effects of GHRP 2 are GH secretion, appetite enhancement, fat mass decrease and muscle mass increase, lowering of cholesterol level, skin and bone strengthening, protection of the liver and anti-inflammatory action.

Selank and Semax
Selank and Semax are neuroprotective peptides that help with concentration, motivation, curiosity and curiosity. They can help with anxiety and depression while providing a calming effect.

Tesamorelin
Tesamorelin is a potent growth hormone releasing hormone peptide that has been shown to significantly increase IGF-1 levels. Tesamorelin has been shown to improve cognitive function, decrease carotid artery thickness, lower visceral (organ) adipose fat, and lower the inflammatory marker C-reactive proteins (CRP). Tesamorelin (Advanced GH Protocol) is one of the most potent growth hormone-releasing hormone peptide that has been shown to significantly increase IGF-1 levels on average of 181 micrograms/liter. Tesamorelin has been shown to increase energy and stamina, decrease visceral and adipose fat, increase lean muscle, improve cognition, and lower inflammatory markers. Tesamorelin can also reduce triglyceride levels.

Thymosin alpha-1 (Immune Booster)
Thymosin alpha-1 is secreted from the thymus gland and is responsible for restoring immune function. This peptide is used in the treatment of hepatitis B and C. Additional possible indications are malignant melanoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, drug-resistant tuberculosis, and Di George’s syndrome as well as any chronic cancer or viral disease. Thymosin alpha-1 is also used for chronic fatigue and Lyme disease.

Thymosin alpha 1 is produced naturally by the thymus gland. The thymus is where immune cells known as T cells mature and are released. This peptide has been proven to be effective for acute and chronic infections, exhibits antibacterial,antiviral, and antifungal properties, and protection against oxidative stress. Thymosin Alpha-1 has been used to treat medical conditions including Rheumatoid arthritis,Lupus,Lyme disease,Chronic fatigue,Hepatitis,HIV,and immune dysfunction.

Thymosin beta-4
Thymosin is a hormone secreted from the thymus, also important for the immune system. Thymosin-beta4 has a role in tissue repair, and has been found to play an important role in protection, regeneration and remodeling of injured or damaged tissues. Thymosin beta-4 (Recovery and Repair)

Thymosin is a hormone secreted from the thymus, also important for a healthy immune system. Thymosin-beta4 has a role in tissue repair and has been found to play an important role in protection, regeneration, and remodeling of injured or damaged tissues.

Sermorelin (Increase GH & IGF-1 Levels)
Sermorelin is the oldest of the growth hormone-releasing peptides. Like HGH, Sermorelin benefits include decreased body fat reduction, increase in lean muscle, deeper sleep, improved recovery, increased sex drive, and improved cognition.

This peptide is responsible for the regulation of growth hormones, also known as a Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone (GHRH). It triggers the production of growth hormones in the pituitary gland, responsible for early childhood development. Sermorelin also impacts metabolism in adults, which can affect weight gain later on.

When the body doesn’t have enough of these GHRHs during childhood, it can lead to stunted growth, poor muscle and bone development, and increase the risk for serious diseases. Sermorelin triggers the growth of new tissues and bone even in adults. This hormone therapy is popular among athletes and bodybuilders.

Ipamorelin
This peptide is responsible for a number of growth hormones and organ functions. Primarily, ipamorelin can boost the production of testosterone. This will have a direct impact on muscle mass and function. Early studies have revealed that this peptide treatment also improves weight loss, immune system health, and lowers inflammation.

Improvement in the quality of sleep has also been observed. This makes ipamorelin an excellent, comprehensive therapy for athletes and those struggling to get into better shape. All of these factors (muscle functionality, immunity, and rest) are important for staying fit and healthy.

Ibutamoren – MK-677 (Increase GH & IGF-1 Levels)
Ibutamoren promotes the secretion of growth hormone and IGF-1. This peptide increases GH levels with little or no increase in other hormones including cortisol. Ibutamoren is frequently used to increase lean muscle, decrease body fat, and for repair and recovery. This peptide is taken orally once daily.

BPC-157 (Body Protection Compound)
Another peptide with regenerative properties. Synthetically made, but found naturally in gastric juices, BPC-157 has been investigated for healing. Research shows applicability from stomach and intestinal issues to sports injuries.

BPC 157, has been shown in research to including accelerate tendon-to-bone healing and superior healing of damaged ligaments. In addition, BPC 157 seems to protect organs and to prevent ulcers of the stomach. This peptide is also shown to decrease pain in damaged areas. Those who suffer from discomfort due to muscle sprains, tears and damage may benefit from treatment with this peptide. It can also be helpful in improving the healing after burns by increasing blood flow to damaged tissues.

CJC-1295 & CJC-1295/Ipamorelin (Increase GH & IGF-1 Levels)
These are two very potent Growth Hormone Releasing Hormones (GHRH), that stimulate the cells of the pituitary to secrete and produce more Human Growth Hormone. These two peptides, when used together, have shown to increase growth hormone levels 5 times more than when administered alone. It is a far more natural way to induce HGH production, with far less concern for side effects compared to Synthetic GH usage. This peptide combination is capable of increasing lean muscle mass, improving sleep quality and promote recovery, enhance skin health, appearance, increase libido, burning visceral and abdominal fat. We advise a at least 6 months of treatment for this protocol. It is given daily, 5 days out of the week with 2 days off. CJC 1295 has 10 times the fat burning effects than other peptides.

CJC1295 has shown some amazing results as a growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH). It is actually a synthetic copy of one the body normally produces. As an adolescent, the body releases it to speed production of growth hormones.

Adults gradually see the production of GHRHs as they get older, supplementing them can lead to improved muscle gains. This is a natural process and is completely unrelated to other HGH products. You won’t see this peptide solution in your supplement store, and it expensive to buy outside of prescriptions.

How effective is CJC 1295? Typical results can range from 2-10x growth hormone production. It is administered as an injection weekly and can last for up to six days. This makes it ideal for competitive athletes who need that boost, but don’t want to have to deal with needle pricks and soreness every day.

Melanotan 2 (Natural Tan without the Sun)
Melanotan 2 is a peptide used to stimulate melanocyte production and induce skin tanning. It also offers protection from UV rays. Users of this peptide report a positive effect on libido. There is a mild positive fat-mobilization effect and appetite suppressor effect as well.

TESTING

HOW ARE HGH LEVELS TESTED?

Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) in adults can only be diagnosed using specialized blood tests.

HGH levels can fluctuate greatly throughout the day, so rather than specifying an exact “normal” HGH level for adults, doctor’s speak in terms of a “normal range.”

Instead of a test that measures the HGH level in your blood at any given time, to test for GHD in adults, we use a test called IGF-1.

IGF-1 BLOOD TEST

WHY DO I NEED TO HAVE MY HGH LEVEL TESTED FIRST?

There are basically three reasons doctors will test for HGH levels:

  • To diagnose a GHD
  • To evaluate pituitary function
  • To monitor whether treatment with Growth Hormone is adequate
WHAT IS THE NORMAL GROWTH HORMONE LEVEL FOR ADULTS?

Unlike other some other hormones, HGH levels are not constant in the blood, but can rise and fall during the day. Doctors prefer to speak of a normal range for HGH levels in adults, rather than pinpoint and an exact normal level. A normal hormone range can also vary with advancing age. Your doctor will always take everything into account and assess your blood level accordingly.

Generally, optimal IGF-1 levels range in the 230 to 270 nanogram per deciliter range.

Normal ranges of IGF-1 are measured in nanograms per milliliter, abbreviated ng/mL. This is the unit of measure most commonly used to express drug testing in urine and blood.

Determining what is a normal level of HGH in adults is complex. Our expert practitioners do not look at just your age and decide what should be the normal range, rather we take everything into account – your age, gender, diet, symptoms, and lifestyle – to determine what is the optimal range for you. Once your practitioner determines what your unique optimal level is, the practitioner can tailor treatments that will get you in the sweet spot, allowing optimal performance and well-being regardless of your age.

HOW DO WE TEST FOR GROWTH HORMONE (HGH) LEVELS?

Since growth hormone levels can and do change throughout the day, instead of a test that measures the HGH level in your blood at any given time, we test for the level of IGF-1.

IGF-1 is an endocrine hormone produced by the liver that, along with growth hormone, helps promote normal bone and tissue growth and development. The IGF-1 test is used:

  • To help diagnose growth hormone deficiency
  • To sometimes diagnose growth hormone excess
  • To evaluate pituitary function
  • To monitor the effectiveness of treatment

During the test a blood sample will be drawn from a vein in your arm. Since HGH levels fluctuate throughout the day, we do not test for HGH, but rather IGF-1. IGF-1 mirrors HGH excesses and deficiencies, but the level in the blood is stable throughout the day, making it a more useful indicator of average HGH levels than testing for HGH.

TO PREPARE FOR THE IGF-1 TESTING THAT WE DO:

You may be asked to refrain from taking supplements of Biotin (also known as vitamin B7, B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R), for 72 hrs prior to taking the test.

Certain medicines can affect your growth hormone test results, such as corticosteroids and estrogen (including birth control pills). You may be asked to stop taking these medications prior to the HGH testing.

DRUGS THAT CAN INCREASE HGH LEVELS (and indirectly the IG-1levels) INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  • Amphetamines
  • Dopamine
  • Methyldopa
  • Estrogens
  • Histamine
  • Nicotinic acid
  • Arginine
  • Glucagon
  • Insulin
DRUGS THAT CAN DECREASE HGH LEVELS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Corticosteroids

Phenothiazines which can inhibit dopamine (often used for psychiatric conditions to reduce hallucinations)

Certain medicines can affect your growth hormone test results, such as corticosteroids and estrogen (including birth control pills).

EVALUATING YOUR GROWTH HORMONE TEST RESULTS?

If the results of your HGH test or tests reveal that your growth hormone levels fall below the normal ranges for your age, weight and gender, you may be a candidate for growth hormone replacement therapy.

For adults whose HGH blood test results indicate they have low HGH, there are many life-changing benefits that can be achieved with HGH stimulating therapies.