Peptide Therapy | Human Growth Hormone (HGH) | Knoxville, TN

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What is HGH (Human Growth Hormone)?

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is a natural hormone that is released from the anterior pituitary. HGH starts to decline as we age at a rate of 1% a year. That decline can be higher than 75% by middle age. As growth hormone decline, we start to notice increase in body fat, decrease in muscle mass, skin changes, thinning of hair, lack of energy, brain fog and low libido. If there was a drug that could do all that GH does, it would be a magical drug. It would reverse all the functional changes just mentioned. While you can supplement with low doses of HGH, it is expensive and carries risk. There are more physiologic ways to stimulate your own release of Growth Hormone and therefore increase HGH levels. When GH is again increased the body starts to respond in positive ways. You start to reverse all the effects of the decline and “turn back the time” in the aging process.

How Does Growth Hormone work in the body?

Growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) is released from the hypothalamus and stimulate Growth hormone release from the anterior pituitary. GH is released from the pituitary in spikes at night. These are short strong spikes. The strength of Growth Hormone spikes start decreasing in the 30’s. It declines by 1% a year.

What are the effects of GH on the body?

  • Decrease body fat
  • Increase muscle mass
  • Health of skin and hair
  • Increase energy
  • Mental clarity
  • Improve mood
  • Increase libido
  • Improve blood pressure
  • Improve lipid profiles

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 are adverse effects of HGH?

There are no adverse effects of natural GH in the body.  But supplementing with exogenous HGH can have adverse effects. It can be risky and even increase a growth of a cancer present when started.  It also can have adverse effects on the heart or bones. Part of the risk is the prolonged effect you get with exogenous HGH. It lasts longer than the body’s own physiologic spikes. But the biggest risk is that giving HGH can shut down your own body’s production of GH. Fortunately, there are more physiologic ways to increase the body’s release of growth hormone. 

What are peptides?

Peptides are synthesized amino acid sequences (proteins) that simulate certain neurotransmitters or hormones in the body. These proteins simulate the effects of those substances in the body. GH peptides fall into two categories:

GHRH (Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone) Peptides: These are proteins that act like GHRH -on the pituitary-to release GH. They are stimulating the body’s own release of GH. These peptides include:

  • Semorelin
  • CJC 1295
  • Tessamorelin

GHRP (Growth Hormone Releasing Peptides): These proteins inhibit the negative feedback on the pituitary thereby increasing GH in a different way. These peptides include:

  • Ipamorelin
  • GHRP-2
  • GHRP-6

What is a Growth Hormone Peptide Program?

At RevitalyzeMD, Dr. Durst has formulated a GH 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.

Benefits of HGH peptides may be:

  • Stimulate fat metabolism
  • Increase muscle building
  • Increase libido
  • Healthy skin, nails, and hair
  • Better sleep
  • Improve mood
  • Immune support
  • Decrease in brain fog
  • Enhanced injury repair
  • Improved performance and endurance
  • Improved lipid profiles

What does the GH + Peptide program entail?

The starting place for any hormonal optimization or peptide program is a thorough evaluation by a provider. This will include blood work to see if you are a candidate for treatment. If you are a candidate for treatment, the provider will determine which treatment is best for you.

The GH peptide program duration is at least 6mths 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 mths of treatment. It is a medically monitored program.

Body analysis, medical supervison and the peptides are all included in the program. Peptides are injected through a small needle right under the skin. The injectable peptides are the only ones that Dr. Durst believes to be beneficial in stimulating the release of GH needed and to get the results desired. As part of the program, you will get the education you need on peptides and usage. Further, you will be monitored for fitness and nutritional goals.

Are there any restrictions to Growth Hormone Peptide therapy?

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

If you are interested in getting started with the GH peptide program, you will need to schedule an appt for blood work and to meet with the provider.

Call 865-293-5828 to get started today.

Interesting side-note: There are currently over 60 FDA approved peptides. In fact, insulin was the first peptide approved in the US. There are many different indications for peptides and there will be blogs to follow on other uses of Peptides. 

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