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Growth Hormone Therapy

By optimizing growth hormone levels our patients may see:

  • Improved Fat Loss
  • Increases in lean muscle size
  • Improved Sleep Quality
  • Improved Skin Elasticity
  • Improved Recovery – From workouts and even some injuries
  • Increased bone density
  • Improved cognitive function (short term memory, problem solving)

Human growth hormone (hGH) is a naturally occurring protein hormone that has many important functions for the aging adult. The decline in growth hormone/IGF-1 is associated with decreased muscle and bone mass, fat gain – particularly around the midsection, reduced strength and energy for exercise 

 You don’t have to settle for these less than desirable outcomes! Potomac Rejuvenation Center can help to optimize your growth hormone levels with growth hormone optimizing peptides! 

Different Types Of Growth Hormones

The two peptides CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin are often used in conjunction for better results. Known individually as CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin, these peptides have similar roles, which we will look at later. But for now, the CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin combination, is chiefly used together because the production of growth hormone secretion is 10 times more effective than using them individually.

Ipamorelin is a growth hormone releasing peptide (GHRP). This peptide can be used as a monotherapy or combined with CJC1295. GHRP’s are similar to the circulating hormone ghrelin. Ipamorelin binds to growth hormone secretagogue receptors (GHS-R) causing the release of your naturally produced growth hormone. For those interested in fat loss, improved sleep, improved recovery and skin elasticity and probable improvement to cell health, ipamorelin monotherapy is a great option.

CJC1295 is an analog of the bodies growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH). GHRH is the hormone released by the hypothalamus that signals to your pituitary to release growth hormone in your body naturally. CJC1295 mimics this process! We combine CJC1295 with Ipamorelin, as ipamorelin inhibits  somatostatin, which can prevent CJC1295 from working. Together these peptides work with the body to create a more robust growth hormone release.

This peptide combination can enhance all of ipamorelin’s effects and CJC1295 seems to aid more in improving protein synthesis and prevention of breakdown of proteins for energy which may help patients add more muscle mass.

MK-677 is similar to ipamorelin as it binds to the GHS-R, though it can be a more potent simulator than ipamorelin. MK-677 has helped many of our patients regain strength and improve their muscular strength, size and endurance. Additionally, it seems to help those needing help recovering from vigorous workouts and minor muscle strains.

How the Body Regulates Growth Hormones

The somatotrophs, pituitary cells that release growth hormone, release burst of hGH every few hours. Growth hormone is chiefly regulated by two hormones produced in the hypothalamus 1. The peptide hormone growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) and somatostatin or growth hormone inhibiting hormone. (GHIH). A third regulatory hormone, ghrelin, produced in the stomach and binds to the growth hormone secretagogue receptors to elicit growth hormone secretion.

Blood sugar levels have a significant role in the release of GHRH and GHIH. When blood sugar is low, the hypothalamus will release GHRH which will then signal the pituitary to release growth hormone!  If blood sugar is high, the hypothalamus will secrete somatostatin or GHIH preventing growth hormone secretion.

What can Cause Decrease in Growth Hormone?

Decreased growth hormone secretion may be related to decreased GHRH/ghrelin secretion and increased somatostatin sometimes seen as a consequence of aging. Other factors that are inhibitory to growth hormone include high blood sugar, obesity, hypogonadism or low testosterone and high cortisol. Individuals who are overweight or obese are likely to have suppressed growth hormone secretion.

How Potomac Rejuvenation Center Can Help

Our goal is to help our patients to restore growth hormone levels to optimal ranges safely and effectively through peptide therapy. Peptides works with the bodies physiological process to achieve more optimal release of growth hormone. For individuals looking to lose body fat, improve skin elasticity and youthful appearance, improve energy and mental clarity, protect muscle and build new muscle tissue, these therapy options can help you to achieve those goals!

For more information about our growth hormone therapy options book an appointment today!