Hormone therapy is usually based on taking synthetic hormones as a medication to boost your natural hormone levels if they are depleted. Recently there have been developments in peptide therapy that help your body to create its own hormones, such as growth hormone.
A peptide is simply a short chain of amino acids that come together to form proteins in the body. HGH peptides have many benefits and can help your body naturally boost its natural production of human growth hormones.
Peptide therapy can be prescribed by a healthcare provider and hormone specialists like Elite HRT.Get Started
Written by Elite HRT
on June 09, 2021
Camille Frecking, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, MEDICAL ADVISOR
Keep reading to learn more about what the human growth hormone is, how HGH peptides work in the body, the benefits, dosage, side effects, and more.
HGH is also known as the human growth hormone and is a hormone that is made in the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is often called the master gland because it secretes many hormones and tells other glands in the body to produce hormones.
Growth hormone is one of the main hormones that the pituitary secretes and is responsible for managing the growth in the body. It also has roles within other functions such as maintaining metabolism, homeostasis, and keeping the body healthy.
Growth hormone is very important, especially in children. Without growth hormone, a child may develop a disorder such as dwarfism and will end up being short in stature. Growth hormone is important for children and adult development and something that needs to be in balance.
For those who have low levels of growth hormone but do not have low enough levels to take human growth hormone therapy, there are ways that you can boost your own natural human growth hormone production.
One way to boost your HGH is weight loss, i.e. to lose body fat. An increased amount of body fat in the physique is associated with lower amounts of growth hormone in the body. So, taking up activities such as exercising and eating a healthy diet can be a great start to lose body fat and naturally boost your growth hormone levels. When eating a balanced diet you will want to reduce the number of sugars that you consume because increased sugar intake correlates with a lower level of HGH as well.
Sleep is another very important factor to consider when trying to have naturally high levels of human growth hormone. Having a deep sleep can improve your HGH levels because most of the hormone is made during this time. Getting better sleep is the first step to improving your hormone levels, not to mention the boost you’ll get in mental focus just by sticking to a more regular sleep schedule.
There are also other nutraceutical supplements that you can take to improve your body’s ability to form human growth hormone. L-glutamine and L-arginine are two of the supplements you can consider to boost your human growth hormone levels. Both of the supplements are amino acids that play an important role in forming a human growth hormone. Talking with your doctor about taking the supplements is a great step in deciding if they can be right for you to help increase your human growth hormone levels.
The same way somebody with normal blood pressure wouldn’t take medication for high blood pressure, you should only take human growth hormone if you really need it, and after a consultation with a qualified physician.
While the hormone is naturally found in your body, it needs to be in a balanced state so you do not want to have too much. Therefore, you should usually only take human growth hormone peptides if you have been diagnosed with low levels of growth hormone.
Recognizing low levels of growth hormone is done through a simple blood test. A blood sample is collected and assessed to determine the number of hormones that are located in the blood. This can give your healthcare provider an idea of your hormone status. If they determine that you have a human growth hormone deficiency they would likely recommend you take growth hormone supplementation. Human growth hormone should not be taken simply to boost athletic performance or to try and attain a better skin tone if you do not truly need it.
Because human growth hormone peptides are helping to increase the amount of natural human growth hormone in the body, you will see similar benefits to the peptides as you would with human growth hormone replacement therapy. Some of the most notable physical benefits are anti-aging benefits, i.e. better skin with a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles; more lean muscle mass; and overall less body fat. There are also benefits the only you may notice such as having more energy throughout your day, having a higher sex drive, feeling better during your workout, having less pain in your joints and muscles, feeling more rejuvenated after sleep, and feeling like your brain is sharper.
Based on the symptoms you had in the beginning you may have different benefits than someone else that is taking the same combination of peptides as well.
Your dose of human growth hormone peptides is different based on the peptide that you are taking. Your healthcare provider will use research and specific information about you and your health history to decide the best dose for you. The dose may also change based on other medications that you are taking, for example, if you are taking human growth hormone as well.
The side effects of human growth hormone peptide therapy are not very extensive. However, the most common side effect you should watch out for is feeling more hungry than usual. This can be difficult especially if you are trying to lose body fat so you will need to be aware of how much you are eating. You may also have higher levels of cortisol and prolactin hormones in the body. Cortisol is the stress hormone of the body and prolactin is the hormone that produces breast milk.
There are a variety of human growth hormone peptides that are commonly prescribed. Some of these include PT-141, sermorelin, ipamorelin, and CJC-1295. Each one has its own specific function in the body and can be recommended based on your needs.
PT-141 is a unique peptide because it is primarily used for those who are experiencing sexual dysfunction. It works in the central nervous system to increase sexual arousal and improve blood flow to the sexual organs. This can be used in men and women to increase libido. It can also be used in men to achieve and sustain an erection. This peptide may be prescribed without a growth hormone deficiency.
Sermorelin is a much larger molecule than many of the other peptides, with 29 of the 44 amino acids that occur in the body. Sermorelin works in the body by signaling to the pituitary gland to make more growth hormones. Sermorelin can also help induce deep sleep which is very important for producing growth hormone.
Ipamorelin is one of the newer growth hormone peptides and is made up of 5 amino acids. While it is small, it packs a big punch and it has many benefits. One of the major benefits of ipamorelin in comparison to different peptides is that it’s slow to release in the body, meaning the effects of the growth hormone peptide last longer than many others. It is also unique because it inhibits the hormone somatostatin, which naturally prevents growth hormone from being released. This means that more growth hormone can be released and is not inhibited by somatostatin.
CJC-1295 is a very large peptide with 30 out of 44 amino acids that are found in the body. This long chain is very helpful in increasing growth hormone production. It does so by interfering with the negative feedback loop that balances growth hormone production. CJC-1295 also can be used in other ways as well. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to heal wounds and reduce pain signals. It can do this by being administered directly onto the wounded skin.
Human growth hormone peptide therapy is an excellent way to improve your growth hormone levels naturally for optimal results. This avoids you having to take actual growth hormone and instead allows your body to do its job. There are many types of peptides, but each one has its own pros and cons.
By telling your healthcare provider the symptoms you are experiencing and what you were hoping to gain out of growth hormone therapy they can help you to decide if peptide therapy is right for you, and if so, which specific peptide and dose will be most beneficial.
Elite HRT can also help to lead you in the right direction on your hormone therapy journey by creating a personalized care plan just for you.
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