Sermorelin: growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) which works by stimulating the pituitary gland to release natural growth hormone. It increases the amount of IGF-1 (insulin growth like factor) in the bloodstream and results in increased metabolism and growth of new cells in the body’s organs and bones. It is much safer than endogenous human growth hormone injections since there are minimal concerns with overdosing. Benefits of sermorelin include increased lean body mass, reduction of body fat, increased energy & stamina & vitality, increased strength & endurance, accelerated wound healing, strengthened immune system, improved sleep quality, increased metabolism, increased IGF-1 production, increased calcium retention for increased bone density, improved internal organ function such as the heart
hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin): hormone naturally produced by the placenta of pregnant women and almost entirely controls the metabolic function through the hypothalamus…by patient report, hCG reduces feelings of hunger and this allows them to eat very little comfortably…it is believed the presence of hCG in the bloodstream takes the appetite away…hCG is a pro-hormone which helps the body make more hormones and since hormone deficiency or imbalance is usually part of the reason for weight gain, whether it’s your thyroid, or menopause or andropause, this hormone offers help
Chromium: mineral shown in recent research to burn fat and increase muscle even without exercise or dieting…it is believed that a deficiency of chromium can lead to type II diabetes
B12: info as above in IV therapy
MIC: short for L-methionine, inositol and choline …these are lipotropic agents that support liver function and promote excretion of fat while aiding in digestive function, storing & distributing nutrients, and detoxifying metabolic waste products
Vitamin C: info as above in IV therapy
Magnesium: info as above in IV therapy
Testosterone: refer to info in BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE section for benefits of testosterone
AOD: works by mimicking the way natural Growth Hormone regulates fat metabolism – but without the adverse effects associated with other treatments (such as unmodified Growth Hormone).
CJC: Ipamorelin is a selective GH-Secretagogue and ghrelin receptor agonist. The potency of ghrelin stimulation can be compared to GHRP6 with less appetite stimulation properties. However, unlike other GH-Secretagogues this pentapeptide doesn’t release the same volumes of cortisol, acetylcholine, prolactin and aldosterone. It is for this reason Ipamorelin has been considered the first selective GHSecretagogue.
BPC: Pentadecapeptide BPC 157, composed of 15 amino acids, is a partial sequence of body protection compound (BPC) that is discovered in and isolated from human gastric juice. Experimentally it has been demonstrated to accelerate the healing of many diferent wounds, including 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 sufer from discomfort due to muscle sprains, tears and damage may benefit from treatment with this peptide. It can also help aid skin burns to heal at a faster rate and increase blood flow to damaged tissues.
Other hormones that decline with age in both males and females include DHEA (enhances strength, sexual energy, immunity), melatonin (needed for restful sleep and is one of the most powerful anti-cancer hormones due to natural killer cell activation), pregnenolone (important for memory and concentration), growth hormone (maintains integrity of joints/bones/skin/fat/cartilage and prevents frailty), thyroid hormone (maintains metabolism, energy, body temperature, skin, hair, mental agility). Keep in mind that thyroid levels may be “normal” but not “optimal.” They can also be “optimal” but not “functional” because of nutrient deficiencies involving ferritin, zinc, and selenium. Also of note, glucose and insulin levels start getting imbalanced which leads to weight gain, pre-diabetes and increased risk for cardiac events. Insulin generally goes up in the early 40′s which can cause insulin resistance. Because of this, weight gain in insulin controlled areas such as the thighs, lower abdomen, under the arms and under the chin occur. Muscle also starts to be replaced with fat. Hormonal and nutritional restoration along with toxin clearance from the liver and bowel can correct the metabolic imbalances.