What Is Growth Hormone (GH)?
Growth hormone (GH) increases lean body mass, decreases fat mass, increases exercise tolerance and maximum oxygen uptake, enhances muscle strength, and improves linear growth. Long-term studies of GH administration offer conflicting results on its safety, which has led to strict Food and Drug Administration criteria for GH use. The potential drawbacks of exogenous GH use are believed to be due in part to impaired regulatory feedback. Instead GH secreatagogues (Ipamorelin/CJC1295) promote pulsatile release of GH that is subject to negative feedback and can prevent supra-therapeutic levels of GH and their sequelae.
After the age of 30, the body’s growth hormone level drops. It decreases approximately 15%. every 10 years. Growth hormone secreatagogues stimulate the brain to safely release growth hormone that would have otherwise been lost with age.
What is Ipamorelin and how does it work?
Ipamorelin is a short peptide sequence that binds to the growth hormone/ghrelin receptor. It is one of the most selective Growth Hormone (GH) secreatagogues and ghrelin receptor agonist known. Because it is a growth hormone secreatagogue, it stimulates the pituitary to increases your own natural growth hormone production instead of replacing it, and this makes it a much safer option than synthetic human growth hormone. Ghrelin also works at the pituitary gland and responsible for initiating the breakdown of fat for use as energy, as well as preventing the breakdown of muscles. Because of this selectivity Ipamorelin it has no effect on ACTH or thyroid stimulating hormone and does not raise hormones such as cortisol (responsible for stress and muscle loss), Prolactin (responsible for water retention) or Ghrelin (responsible for hunger and weight gain) associated with other GH Secreatagogues ( Sermorelin).
Ipamorelin has been shown to be highly potent and has demonstrated good safety and tolerability in human clinical studies.
What are the benefits of Ipamorelin?
- Increased energy, strength and stamina
- Increased lean muscle mass
- Improved workouts and recovery
- Faster recovery from injuries
- Decrease joint and muscle pain
- Increased bone density and bone strength
- Reduced appearance of wrinkles and better skin tone
- Stronger nails and Fuller hair
- Improved mental clarity
- Improved sleep
- Fat loss
What is CJC 1295 and how does it work?
CJC 1295 stimulates the natural pulsatile release of growth hormone by binding to the pituitary in the brain. This peptide directly mimics the endogenous growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) typically secreted by the hypothalamus. Growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) has been modified a number of times to produce analogs that preserves some of the hormones effects while limiting others. One of those modifications, CJC 1295, consists of just the 1st 29 amino acids of GHRH. Research completed with healthy men and women between the ages of 21 and 61 showed that CGC 1295 had the ability to increase serum growth hormone levels by 200 to 1000%. CJC 1296 safely increases growth hormone levels without the side effects of other medications such as human growth hormone treatment. As a result of better stimulation you can see many clinical results including fat loss, increases in lean muscle mass, better lipid profiles, better deep wave sleep and increased repair and recovery. Like Ipamorelin, CJC 1295 does not increase cortisol levels, ACTH, Prolactin or thyroid stimulating hormone.
CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin are typically combined in therapy to stimulate the pituitary for optimized growth hormone production. By combining CJC-1295 with Ipamorelin, more receptors are activated which leads to increased growth hormone output.
What Are the Benefits of CJC 1295?
- Increased muscle growth
- Increase bone density
- Improve cognitive function and memory
- Increased cellular repair and regeneration
- ncreased fat loss and reduction of belly fat
- Improved energy and stamina
- Deeper, more restful sleep
- Improved skin tone and reduced wrinkles
- Stronger nails and hair
- Increased metabolism
- Improved joint health
The fat burning peptide
What is AOD 9604 and how does it work?
AOD 9604 is a synthetic analogue of the human growth hormone. Specifically, it is a modified form of amino acids 176-191 of the growth hormone protein. It was discovered that this sequence of amino acids helped the body burn fat and appears to have no effect on tissue growth, blood sugar or insulin resistance. AOD 9604 stimulates the pituitary gland, similar to growth hormone to speed up the metabolism and increase weight loss in a shorter period of time than just diet and exercise alone. According to research, AOD 9604 peptide has been shown to reduce body fat located in the abdominal area of people who are considered to be obese, overweight or even those with average body structure. It is also being studied for its many other regenerative properties including osteoarthritis, hypercholesterol, bone and cartilage repair and pain relief. AOD 9604 has an excellent safety profile and it has FDA approval in the United States.
What are the benefits of AOD 9604?
- Reduced body fat
- Increase the body’s metabolism so you burn more calories
- Trigger fat release from fat cells while boosting the fat burning process
- Mobilize is stored energy during fasting or exercise
- Help bone and cartilage repair
For best results AOD 9604 should be used for three months
The Healing Peptide
What is BPC 157 and how does it work?
BPC 157 is composed of 15 amino acids, a partial sequence of body protection compound (BPC) that was isolated from human gastric juice. It has been found to promote increased healing and repair on nearly every kind of tissue. Specifically, it has been demonstrated to accelerate the healing of damaged tendons, ligaments, musculoskeletal tissue and joints. The tissue-regenerative properties result in accelerated wound healing, shorter recovery time, improving mobility, strength and flexibility and joints and connective tissue. BPC 157 circulates throughout the entire body and is attracted to signaling molecules produced by injured tissues. This allows for an increased delivery of nutrients and various healing factors that are required for growth and repair. Collagen is the major component of joint structures, ligaments, and tendons and their healing can benefit by increasing collagen production that may be stimulated by BPC 157BPC 1537 has shown to protect organs and aids in the prevention of gastric ulcers as well as the digestive tract to combat leaky gut, IBS and Crohn’s disease. It’s also been shown to be effective at reducing inflammation and pain for people with muscle sprains and chronic joint pain.
What are the benefits of BPC 157?
Uses generally fit into 3 major categories: GUT HEALTH, JOINT HEALTH, WOUND HEALING.
- Accelerated wound healing from injury or training (muscle, ligament, tendon, nerve)
- Enhanced joint mobility and stronger connective tissue
- Improved flexibility
- Decrease pain in damaged areas
- Promotes the outgrowth of tendon fibroblasts, cell survival under stress, and the migration of tendon fibroblasts
- Improves digestive function
- Protects and heals inflamed intestinal epithelium ( leaky gut) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Fountain of Youth Peptide
What is Epitalon and how does it work?
Epitalon ( also known as Epithalon or Epithalone) is the synthetic version of the polypeptide Epithalamin naturally produced in humans and secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It is a biological regulator for the endocrine system, especially for the pineal gland. Epitalon is considered the “fountain of youth” peptide. The peptide is used to regulate the cell cycle during telomerase activity.
Science: Telomerase, also called telomere terminal transferase, is an enzyme made of protein and RNA subunits that elongates chromosomes. When telomerase activity is not present (when we age), our cells age. Our telomeres get shorter and begin to die off. If telomerase is activated in our cells, our telomeres lengthen, the cell continues to grow and divide, delaying the aging process. Younger people produce a relatively large amount of telomerase and longer telomeres. The longer the telomere strands are, the better cell health and replication they provide. However, as people age, the production of telomerase falls and consequently cell replication and health decline. This is the main reason that people age. Epitalon’s primary role is to increase the natural production of telomerase, this allows the replication of our DNA so the body can grow new cells and rejuvenate old ones. Epitalon has been shown to lengthen telomeres in human cells by activating telomerase and increased telomere length in our DNA by 33% in some studies. It increased the lifespan of mice and rats without development of any malignant tumors.
Epitalon increases a person’s resistance to emotional stress and also acts as an antioxidant.
It also plays a role in regulating metabolism, increasing the sensitivity of hypothalamus to its natural hormonal influences, normalizing the function of the anterior pituitary and regulating the levels of gonadotropins and melatonin in the body. Epitalon reduces lipid oxidation and ROS, along with normalizing T-cell function. It has shown promise in restoring pancreatic hormone function and restored and normalized melatonin levels in older patients who have lost some pineal gland function due to aging.
What are the benefits of Epitalon?
As a result of Epitalon’s effect on telomerase production, the benefits include..
- An increase of human lifespan by lengthening telomeres in human cells
- Promotion of deeper sleep
- Delay and prevention of age-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and dementia
- Acts as an anti-oxidant by reducing lipid oxidation and ROS (Reactive oxygen species) along with normalizing T cell function
- Improvement of skin health and appearance
- Healing of injured and deteriorating muscle cells
- Restores and normalizes melatonin levels in older people who have lost some pineal function due to aging
- Can increases resistance to emotional stress
What is GHK-Cu and how does it work?
GHK-Cu is naturally occurring copper peptide found in human plasma and attracts copper ions, which are crucial to normal body function and healing. GHK-Cu stimulates the synthesis of collagen and glycosaminoglycan in skin fibroblasts and promotes blood vessel growth. In cosmetic products, it has been found to tighten loose skin and improve skin elasticity and firmness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce photodamage and hyperpigmentation. It also has been shown to increase hair regrowth. It helps by promoting the activation of wound healing by attracting immune cells, antioxidant and inflammatory effects. GHK-Cu acts as a protector of tissue, an anti-inflammatory agent that controls the oxidative damage that occurs post tissue injury. It plays a role in signaling tissue remodeling, which removes damaged tissue and generates new, healthy tissue. As with most other systems in our body the concentration of GHK-CU decreases with age and by age 60 the level drops 60%. At the same time we need more GHK-CU because there is an increase in inflammation, cancerous activity, and tissue destruction the older we get.
What are the benefits of GHK-Cu?
GHK CU is widely used in anti-aging cosmetics.
- Tighten loose skin and reverse thinning of aged skin
- Repair protective skin barrier proteins
- Improve skin firmness, elasticity, and clarity
- Reduce fine lines, depth of wrinkles, and improve structure of aged skin
- Smooth rough skin
- Reduce photodamage, mottled hyperpigmentation, skin spots and lesions
- Improve overall skin appearance
- Stimulate wound healing
- Protect skin cells from UV radiation
- Reduce inflammation and free radical damage
- Increase hair growth and thickness, enlarge hair follicle size
What is MOTS-C and how does it work?
MOTS-C is a peptide made up of 16 Amino acids that is encoded in the mitochondrial DNA of human cells. Most peptides are made by the DNA encoded in the cell nucleus but MOTS-C is encoded by the mitochondrial DNA. MOTS-C regulates metabolic functions in the body (turns glucose into usable energy), promotes longevity, improves exercise capacity, reduces diet-induced obesity (activates AMPK) and improves insulin sensitivity. Aging is associated with a decline of mitochondrial function and developing age-related diseases and MOTS-C levels decrease with age further contributing to the metabolic dysfunction. In times of metabolic stress MOTS-C protects the cell by upregulating the nuclear gene expression to encourage mitochondrial biogenesis.
Our metabolism has evolved over time to adapt to times of energy supply and demand. The body stores amino acids, fatty acids and glucose to use in times of high energy demand or food shortage. However, eating excess calories and processed food along with decreased activity levels lead to metabolic dysfunction. This can lead to weigh gain because the muscle stops using fats instead of carbohydrates for energy. It distorts the body’s ability to recognize nutrients and respond suitably, as in the case with insulin resistance. Besides optimal mitochondrial function, our bodies need proper energy to use as well as glucose and insulin control to maintain health.
The AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) acts as a cellular energy sensor. Cells activate AMPK when energy levels or low, after exercise, or during calorie restriction. Activation of AMPK promotes health and may reverse diabetes, improve heart health, treat mitochondrial disease and increase life span. Studies have shown MOTS-C may prevent diet-induced obesity by activating AMPK, increases energy utilization and improved insulin sensitivity.
What are the benefits of MOTS-C?
- Improves Physical Function
- Controls Insulin Sensitivity
- Metabolic Diseases of Aging
- Helps With Diet-induced Obesity
- Promote fatty acid metabolism in the liver
- Help control mitochondrial energy
- Promote metabolic flexibility and balance
- Improve resistance to metabolic stress
- Help prevent osteoporosis
What is Pinealon and how does it work?
Pinealon is a synthetic peptide made up of glutamyl-asparagine-arginine. Because of its small size it can cross the blood-brain barrier in the CNS, the cell membrane, and the nuclear membrane to interact directly with DNA to regulate gene expression. It primarily affects the bodies natural antioxidant mechanisms, cytokine signaling in the CNS, and affects inflammatory pathways. Pinealon reduces damage caused by these free radicals (ROS- reactive oxygen species). These affects are most prominent in the brain and the cardiovascular system.
What are the benefits of Pinealon?
- Normalization of brain activity against atherosclerosis
- Chronic fatigue, depression, irritability,
- Insomnia, post-extreme stress load,
- Improves memory, concentration, learning ability,
- Improves professional performance in healthy patients with signs of fatigue and cerebroasthenic states.
Conditions that may benefit from Pinealon
- Rehabilitation after stroke
- Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neuralgia and neuritis
- Acute and chronic cerebrovascular insufficiency
- The consequences of traumatic brain injury
- Consequences from neuro-infections,
- Demyelinating disease of the central nervous system
- Autonomic dysfunction
- Preoperative and postoperative periods in neurosurgical operations,
What is PT-141 and how does it work?
PT-141(Bremelanotide) was developed from the peptide hormone Melanotan II. It is FDA approved under the trade name Aylessi. It acts on the endogenous central pathways involved in sexual response…. directly increasing sexual desire in the nervous system. Most research is directed at treating female sexual dysfunction (sexual arousal disorder) but is also effective in treating men. It is unlike Viagra and Cialis which work on the vascular system to treat erectile dysfunction. It is estimated that 30 million women and men suffer from sexual dysfunction and the incidence increases 2-3 fold between ages 40-70.
Studies have shown PT-141 to be 80% effective in men who do not respond to Viagra or Cialis and for women 50% have an increase in sexually satisfying experiences.
What are the benefits of PT-141 ?
Bremelanotide also known as PT 141 and Vyleesi has been shown to have a substantial effect on libido, generating sexual arousal in both men and women.
- Effective in treating sexual dysfunction in men – impotence / erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation
- Effective in treating sexual dysfunction in women – sexual arousal disorder, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD)
Minor side effects of nausea, flushing, and headache. Avoid taking with PDE-5 inhibitors.
PT-141 we prescribe as a nasal spray instead of a SQ injection
What is Semax and how does it work?
Semax is a synthetic peptide based on adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), a melanocortin peptide. They affect learning processes and behavior, nerve regeneration, improved neuromuscular performance, pain and inflammatory processes and regeneration. They control behavoirs such as regulating attention as well as learning and memory formation due to their action in the brain. It was originally used for prevention and treatment of brain circulatory disorders, such as strokes. Semax affects the gene expression of Brain Derived Neurotropic factor (BDNF) and Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in the brain. BDNF and NGF are essential for the survival and growth of brain neurons and improves brain function. It has been used to treat conditions like anxiety, memory improvement, ischemic events, stroke, nerve regeneration, ADHD, opioid withdrawal and even chronic diseases such as ALS Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Preventing or Reducing Brain and Nerve Damage
Some early evidence suggests that Semax may be “neuro-protective,” i.e. that it may help partially protect the brain from various types of stress and damage, such as from oxidative stress, inflammation, or possibly even adverse cardiovascular events, such as strokes. For example, according to one clinical trial in 100 patients recovering from an ischemic stroke, adding Semax to intensive forms of conventional therapy was reported to accelerate the restoration of damaged brain functions — especially movement-related symptoms. In another trial in almost 200 people with reduced brain blood flow (“cerebrovascular insufficiency”), Semax was reported to reduce overall brain damage as well as potentially reduce the risk of additional future strokes. Additionally, according to this trial, Semax was generally “well-tolerated,” meaning that it was reported to cause relatively few significant adverse side-effects.
Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF) is one of the most important brain growth factors (neurotrophic factors) and is believed to play a key role in stimulating neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity throughout the brain. Some research also suggests that BDNF levels can influence mood, and that low levels of BDNF in the brain may be involved in the development of psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety
What are the benefits of Semax?
- Increased brain BDNF and NGF levels
- Reduced breakdown of Enkephalins, reduced pain
- Protecting the nervous system from oxidative damage
- Affecting the expression of certain genes related to the immune and vascular systems
- Nootropic, Improved selection attention and memory storage
- Decrease anxiety and improve depressive symptoms
THYMOSIN Alpha- 1
What is Thymosin Alpha-1 and how does it work?
Thymosin A1 is an immunoregulator. It is responsible for restoring and modulating immune function. Specifically, Thymosin Alpha-1 modulates the immune system by augmenting T-cell function. Thymosin Alpha-1 inhibits viral replication, stimulates stem cells, and aids in production of new immunity T-cells. This helps eradicate the unhealthy cells, suppress tumor growth, exhibit antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, and improves vaccine effectiveness.
T cells come in two forms: killer and helper T cells. Killer T cells are responsible for hunting down and destroying our body’s own cells that are cancerous or infected with bacteria or viruses. Helper cells work with the other cells of the immune system to orchestrate and carry out appropriate immune responses.
What are the benefits of Thymosin Aplha-1?
- Immune enhancing peptide
- Helps prevent infections such as the common cold or the flu and diseases
- Reduces inflammation in the body
- Aids in the removal of acute or chronic infections
- Has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties
- Supports the eradication of unhealthy cells
- Protects your cells against oxidative stress and damage
- Inhibits viral replication
- Improve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue
Thymosin Alpha-1 is FDA approved under the trade name Zadaxin.It is used in treating multiple types of cancer, viral illnesses, Lyme disease, chronic disease and autoimmune disorders. It is approved many countries for the treatment of hepatitis B and C, and as an adjunct to various vaccines. It helps support an immune system that has been suppressed by chemotherapy in cancer patients.
TB-500 (Thymosin Beta-4)
What is Thymosin B-4 and how does it work?
TB 500 is a synthetic peptide of Thymosin Beta-4. Thymosin Beta-4 is a naturally occurring wound healing peptide that is secreted from the thymus gland and it works by increasing the cell building protein Actin. Actin plays an important role in protection, regeneration and remodeling of injured and or damaged tissues. Thymosin Beta-4 is released after injury and facilitates the healing and recovery by helping building new blood vessels, muscle tissue fibers, blood cells, and facilitating cell migration. Thymosin is important part of the immune system, it stimulates production of T-cells and the development of B-cells to produce antibodies.
What are the benefits of TB 500 ?
- Enhanced recovery, accelerate healing and wound repair after injury or surgery
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved flexibility
- Aid recovery of slow healing injuries, such as those to connective tissue (tendons and ligaments)
- Boost muscle injury recovery
- Promote healing of skin injuries and wounds
*Unlike the other wound healing peptide BPC-157, TB-500 is banned by WADA and most global sporting organizations.
Patients will notice significant increase changes in the body after the first month, The full benefits are usually notice after 3 months of therapy.
Minor side effects of nausea, flushing, headache and mild stinging sensation with rapid injection. The most common reported symptom is some redness or irritation at the injection site.
All of our Peptides are 100% pure and compounded in a sterile FDA-approved compounding pharmacy.
Do not use Peptides if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Please see the PEPTIDE PROTOCOLS section for our custom protocols made up of several different peptides compounded together to address various issues.