Human growth hormone (HGH) is naturally produced in the pituitary gland and plays a vital role in the growth of every cell in the human body, cell regeneration, maintaining healthy tissue throughout the body, and keeping your body functioning at peak performance.
Growth hormone is released in bursts every three to five hours by the pituitary gland. The hypothalamus in the brain regulates the secretion of hormones from the pituitary gland. In order for the pituitary gland to release more growth hormone, the hypothalamus must release growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH). The GHRH in turn signals the pituitary gland to release growth hormone.
Unlike traditional Human Growth Hormones, Growth Hormone Peptides do not replace your body’s own growth hormone production, creating a dependence on the therapy. Peptides are secretagogues, which naturally enhance and stimulate your body’s own production of growth hormone.
As we age, the pituitary gland simply does not produce as much HGH, and our levels naturally decline. In women, HGH levels start to decline in the early 20s. In men, it is usually around age 35. In middle age, HGH levels are usually less than half of what they were in a person’s early 20s. As our HGH levels decrease, we start to notice negative effects like weight gain, muscle loss, decreased energy levels, reduced strength and stamina, low libido or sexual dysfunction, poor sleep and aging skin.
If you are feeling the effects of aging mentioned above, you should have your levels checked by a Functional Medicine expert to determine if you have an adult growth hormone deficiency. At the biostation, our hormone therapy options for treating growth hormone deficiency include a range of Peptides known to be safer than synthetic HGH replacement therapy.
Peptide therapy has a “loading” period of 3-6 months before full effects are noticed. Benefits start within the first few weeks and they increase synergistically with continued therapy. Initially, injections are administered more frequently. Once levels become optimal and the benefits are achieved, injection frequencies can be decreased and transitioning to a maintenance protocol is possible.
Since peptides are able to improve a number of very precise concerns, they offer a wide range of benefits for overall health and appearance, including:
Each peptide varies slightly as far as structure and mechanism of action. Thus, a certain peptide may be preferred depending on the patient’s health status and desired outcome. A combination of peptides may also be recommended to achieve long-term and sustainable results. With more than 7,000 naturally-occurring peptides, the following are preferred for the ways they can help you achieve your fitness, anti-aging and wellness goals.
As one of a new and improved generation of peptides, this potent combination is more effective for most people and offers more targeted action to deliver these worthwhile benefits:
Short for “body protection compound,” this power-packed peptide is a true healing hero for the way it significantly speeds up the healing process for all kinds of tissues, from muscles and tendons to your gut and your brain. It can help in the following ways:
Stubborn fat and pesky pounds are no match for this fragment of Human Growth Hormone, which stimulates fat burning and weight loss without affecting blood insulin levels. This fat fighter is a favorite for the way it:
Like HGH, sermorelin provides important benefits in the treatment of adult growth hormone deficiency. Both therapies stimulate the division and
replication of cells to promote growth. But unlike injections of synthetic HGH, sermorelin stimulates the pituitary gland to produce its own HGH:
An anti-aging powerhouse, this peptide is considered a skin savior for its many beautiful benefits, such as:
This potent peptide is preferred by fitness fanatics for the way it enhances athletic performance and weight loss efforts: