Can aging be reversed? Unfortunately, we all age and the aging process is naturally occurring in all of us. However, the good news is that by applying recent advances from biomedical research, it is possible to address the symptoms and effects of aging, and offer better age management solutions. You can take back control of how you feel and look!
The Role of Hormones as We Age
Hormones regulate and repair our bodies, making them vital to our systems. When we are young, hormones are plentiful and work together to keep the various bodily functions balanced. Good communication between the hormones keeps our bodies regulated. As we age, hormone levels naturally decrease, slowing communication down and making it so the endocrine system does not respond as well to the body's needs. The human growth hormone (HGH) is one of the most important hormones affected by our body's naturally aging.
Human growth hormone (HGH) is a protein-based peptide hormone. It stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans. Human growth hormone is synthesized, stored, and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. During youth, ample amounts of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) is produced so the pituitary is able to provide the body with sufficient growth hormone to sustain health, vitality and otherwise normal aspects of form and function. GHRH declines with age, causing reduced production and secretion of pituitary HGH and thereby increasing the result of adult growth hormone insufficiency (AGHD).
Symptoms of Low Hormone Levels:
- Low energy
- Decreased sense of well-being
- Decreased muscle mass or strength
- Decreased blood levels of IGF-1
- Poor sleep quality
- Increased body fat
- Mood swings
- Difficulty concentrating
- Lack of drive or desire to exercise
- Poor healing or weakened immune system
Growth Hormone Therapy Options for Better Age Management
Typically, there are two ways to boost levels of HGH to help with healthy aging and age management. The first is by using a growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) and the second is by using actual HGH.
GHRH's & Growth Hormone Therapy
GHRH's (Growth Hormone Releasing Hormones), stimulate the pituitary gland to produce and secrete HGH. GHRH growth hormone therapy can increase the volume of human growth hormone (HGH) secreted by the pituitary gland. This treatment is prescribed for use in adults to increase energy, lean muscle mass, reduce body fat, increase bone density, enhance the immune system, and strengthen the heart and other organs of the body. Since the increased volume of human growth hormone is produced by the body's pituitary gland, the body's endocrine system will not allow more growth hormone to be produced by the GHRH stimulation of the pituitary than the body can safely process within the endocrine self-monitoring system. Its use for adult hormone deficiency is not restricted.
Ipamorelin is a growth hormone releasing peptide (GHRP) that can be added to Sermorelin, Tesamorelin or CJC-1295 (GHRH). They act the same as the releasing hormones but on different receptors. A combination of both can increase the effectiveness and overall outcome of treatment. Special, custom blends can be made based on the needs of the patient.
To learn more about GHRH's or GHRP's and other options for healthy aging and growth hormone therapy, schedule a consultation by calling 480-839-4131 or by filling out the consultation request form found throughout the site.
Actual Human Growth Hormone Therapy for Healthy Aging
Actual HGH can also be used directly to boost levels of growth hormone. By using actual human growth hormone you bypass the pituitary gland. This allows you to take advantage of the benefits of HGH much sooner with higher doses. Positive results are achieved much quicker with this approach.
Studies have shown that the fastest and most effective way to reverse signs and symptoms such as decreased libido, lack of energy, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, decreased mental alertness and weakened immune system is to boost your growth hormone levels. To get the best of both worlds, therapy can consist of bioidentical HGH injections providing an instant boost of human growth hormone in your body, and GHRH's prompting your pituitary gland to produce its own human growth hormone to sustain these benefits over the long term. This is a very powerful combination therapy, which prevents essentially all of the side effects of HGH therapy alone. GHRH and HGH treatment combined to provide more of the benefits than available from either program by itself.
IGF-1 Therapy (Insulin-like Growth Factor)
IGF-1 is a naturally occurring protein with a molecular structure similar to insulin. It is not a Human Growth Hormone. Rather, it is produced inside the body primarily by the liver as an endocrine hormone and functions as a mediator of the effects of growth hormone. When growth hormone is released into the bloodstream from the pituitary or from an injection, it stimulates the liver to produce IGF-1, which in turn stimulates growth in a broad range of cells: skeletal, muscle, cartilage, bone, nerve, skin and multiple organs. In fact, the majority of the benefits related to HGH are actually brought about as a result of IGF-1 and other growth factors. IGF-1 and HGH treatment combined provide more of the benefits than available from either program by itself.
FAQs on Growth Hormone Therapy
Here are some common questions about growth hormone therapy options.
Q: Where are your Sermorelin, IGF-1 and Growth Hormone products made?
A: They are made here in the U.S. at licensed pharmacies. Growth hormone is a brand name medication, Sermorelin and IGF-1 are compounded medications.
Q: What are the side effects of Sermorelin, CJC-1295, Tesamorelin, IGF-1 or HGH?
A: There are very few side effects of Sermorelin or growth hormone but some include: hyperglycemia, redness at the injection site, headache, flushing, hyperactivity and in even rare cases a rash.
Q: How long can I stay on this type of program?
A: There is no specific length of time to be on treatment. Sometimes treatment can range from a few months to indefinitely. This choice is made by the patient and the doctor to maximize the goals and results of treatment.
Q: Which is better: Sermorelin, CJC-1295, Tesamorelin, IGF-1, or regular Growth Hormone?
A: It all depends on what you are trying to do. The first thing to do is get your IGF-1 and or growth hormone levels tested. If your goal is to get your pituitary gland to produce more growth hormone on its own then the GHRH's are probably the route you want to take. If your IGF-1 levels are low you can take IGF-1 and directly increase levels. IGF-1 is produced by the liver as a result of growth hormone stimulation. If your growth hormone levels are very low and the stimulation test failed then you may want to start with regular growth hormone (Omnitrope) to boost them up and then add in a GHRH later to try and stimulate your body to start producing more of it on its own. Treatment can be customizable.
Growth Hormone Therapy Consultations
At transformyou, we offer personalized age management programs designed to help you feel healthy and energetic throughout your life. If you have additional questions about hormone therapy or if you would like your hormone levels tested, call 480-839-4131 to schedule your consultation at transformyou today.
All patients always work directly with one of our licensed physicians to ensure patient safety and confidentiality.
It is important to remember that any program or treatment we offer at transformyou carrying the phrase 'Anti-Aging’ is not intended to stop or prevent one from aging. Rather, our services and products are designed to help individuals effectively manage and navigate the aging process, yielding the best possible levels of health and wellness.