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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! 

How the Body Regulates Growth Hormone. 

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!