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Anti-Aging Treatment With Peptides To Improve HGH Levels
Peptide therapy is a prescription treatment used to naturally increase human growth hormone (hGH) in adult men and women with low hGH. HGH levels decrease with age and research tells us that hGH can decrease by as much as 50% in males every 7 years after the age of 18-25 (depending on the individual). In women, hGH levels start to decline at middle age. HGH is an important hormone for many functions, including the growth and repair of cells and tissue throughout the body. Low hGH levels can lead to loss of muscle mass, low sex drive, and poor sleep quality.
Peptides have been used to treat children with growth hormone deficiency disorders, and extensive research shows that they are safe and effective to use in adults. When prescribed and administered by an experienced board-certified physician, peptides may help restore hGH levels to treat symptoms of aging.
Our physicians have undergone extensive training in peptides by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine to demonstrate the expertise and commitment to providing the highest level of care to our patients. This gives us the advanced knowledge and skills to prescribe and administer peptides safely and effectively, helping you achieve optimal health and wellness.
How Peptides Restore Optimal HGH Levels
The pituitary gland is a tiny structure in the brain that produces and releases hGH. With age, the pituitary gland secretes less growth hormone. Peptides are a synthetic substance that imitates growth hormone-releasing hormones and stimulates the pituitary gland to produce and secrete growth hormone, allowing the body to naturally increase GH levels.
Peptide treatment is different from hGH injections because it does not replace hGH directly. Instead, it triggers the body’s natural process of producing and releasing growth hormone.
Peptides vs HGH
What is better: HGH or peptides?
Both peptides and Human Growth Hormone (HGH) therapy offer benefits that are especially appealing to those looking to build muscle, lose fat, and improve their overall health. However, these treatments work in different ways. Peptides are amino acid chains that help stimulate the production of human growth hormone naturally, while HGH is a synthetic hormone that directly increases muscle mass and reduces fat.
What Are The Benefits Of Peptide Therapy?
Peptides allows the body to heal itself by naturally correcting hormone imbalances and deficiencies. Because they naturally stimulates the release of GH, it is not associated with the risks that hGH injections are known to cause.
Peptide injections may help improve:
- Memory and cognitive function
- Sexual performance
- Weight Loss
- Sleep quality
- Exercise and athletic performance
- Skin health and quality
- Wound healing
- Heart health
- Bone density
- Energy levels
Peptide therapy for anti-aging targets the underlying causes of aging, such as loss of collagen and elasticity in the skin, with the use of small protein molecules. These peptides help stimulate the body’s natural rejuvenation process to rebuild and strengthen tissues, leading to improved skin texture, increased muscle mass, and enhanced cognitive function.
Peptides, such as ipamorelin and CJC-1295, have been shown to improve skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and improve your overall health. Another powerful peptide is GHK-Cu, a naturally occurring copper peptide that has been shown to improve skin elasticity and firmness while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Peptides have been shown to be effective in treating erectile dysfunction. They work by increasing the levels of testosterone and other hormones in the body, which can lead to improved sexual function. Peptides are also thought to improve blood flow to the penis, which can help to achieve and maintain an erection.
BPC-157 is another peptide that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It works by promoting tissue repair and regeneration, which can improve blood flow and help to resolve erectile issues. Additionally, BPC-157 has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which is often a contributing factor in ED.
Peptides are also becoming increasingly popular as a way to help people lose weight. Medical weight loss peptides are typically injected, and they work by mimicking the action of hormones that regulate appetite. When injected, weight loss peptides help to suppress hunger and reduce the amount of food consumed. In addition, they can also assist with cell signaling, increase metabolism and promote fat burning. Peptides for weight loss are most effective when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program. However, they can also be used on their own to help people lose weight.
Tirzepatide is a new weight loss peptide that works by interacting with the appetite-regulating hormones in the brain, which leads to reduced food intake and increased satiety. In addition, tirzepatide also reduces the number of fat cells in the body, which leads to weight loss.
Semaglutide is a medication that has been shown to be effective for weight loss. It works by increasing the release of a hormone called GLP-1, which helps to control hunger. Semaglutide also increases metabolism and fat burning, which can further contribute to weight loss.
When it comes to fat loss, certain peptides have been found to be particularly effective in increasing metabolic rate, suppressing appetite, and promoting the breakdown of stored fat. One specific peptide that has risen to prominence is tesamorelin, a synthetic form of human growth hormone-releasing hormone. Tesamorelin selectively stimulates the production and release of growth hormone in the pituitary gland, which in turn, promotes abdominal fat breakdown and decreases visceral adipose tissue accumulation. Studies have shown that tesamorelin can significantly reduce belly fat in obese individuals.
Peptide therapy is also becoming a popular choice among patients suffering from nagging pain such as knee, shoulder and other orthopedic issues. They offer a new approach to treating musculoskeletal injuries and increasing overall health versus other holistic treatments such as hyaluronic acid injections. Since peptides have natural healing capabilities which make them effective for muscle repair, many turn to peptides instead of surgery, or after surgery has already been done.
Studies have shown that by introducing certain peptides such as BPC-157 and TB-500 into the body, it can promote muscle growth, improve metabolism and reduce inflammation. This can provide additional relief from aches and pains while helping to regenerate damaged cells and stimulate their growth, leading to the healing of muscles.
- Reduced pain
- Increase wound healing
- Accelerated recovery time
- Increased range of motion
- Joint repair
- Reduced inflammation
Other peptides such as GHK-Cu help to stimulate collagen production, improve wound healing, and enhance skin firmness & elasticity. In fact, many skincare products incorporate GHK-Cu into their products.
Ipamorelin and CJC 1295 is another peptide known for its effects on growth hormone release. Growth hormone is known to play a role in various physiological processes, including collagen synthesis and skin cell regeneration. So the increased levels of growth hormone induced by these peptides may potentially contribute to improved skin health.
When taken regularly, peptides can help regulate your body’s stress response and improve mood and cognition. With their ability to interact with brain receptors, certain peptides have shown to be effective in reducing anxiety symptoms. Specifically, a peptide called selank has been studied for its potential in reducing symptoms of anxiety. Selank is a synthetic peptide that has been shown to have anxiolytic effects, meaning it may help to reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. Studies have shown that selank may also help to improve cognitive function, memory, and mood regulation.
What To Expect In Your First Six Months Of Peptide Therapy
Some patients may notice a difference in their skin and body within the first month of therapy. However, the full range of benefits is typically seen within three to six months.
Peptides provide a wide range of health and anti-aging benefits that continue to increase over time
Add Peptides to Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) for Improved Results
Peptides may also improve outcomes of testosterone replacement therapy. HGH that has been secreted naturally with the use of peptides can help boost the positive effects of TRT and may even minimize the treatment’s side effects. They also help the body maintain proper hormone balance.
How Much Does Peptide Therapy Cost?
The cost of peptide treatment will vary from patient to patient because treatment needs are different for everyone. We will make recommendations and design your treatment plan according to your consultation and the results of your lab work.
Even though peptides are not covered by insurance for anti-aging purposes, our patients see dramatic improvements in their quality of life that outweigh any costs of treatment.
Is Peptide Treatment Right for You?
Peptide treatment may help men and women who have low levels of hGH and struggle with symptoms of aging, decreased sexual performance, low bone density (this can increase the risk of osteoporosis), and joint deterioration.
Not everyone experiences the same benefits of peptide therapy. Some people respond better than others. Peptides may not be right for men or women with certain conditions, such as an underactive thyroid. Before starting any treatment protocol, it’s important to disclose what medications you’re currently taking, and if you’ve been diagnosed with any medical conditions. Our physicians prescribe peptides to patients only after completing a thorough consultation and lab work.