It seems that since the dawn of time, humans have been on the hunt for the magic elixir to turn the hands of time: the fountain of youth to return us to our younger years when our bodies functioned and looked their best, a time where sickness meant a quick healing process, and when losing weight and gaining muscle didn’t require years of careful dieting and regimented exercise. While there is no such magical potion to reverse the aging process of our bodies, medical improvements have helped us to achieve results that have made anti-aging properties achievable as a means to bring back confidence, luster, and youth in our lives. What’s the medical improvement you ask? HGH.
What is HGH and Why Does it Help Anti Aging?
HGH, otherwise known as Human Growth Hormones (sometimes just referred to as “GH” or Growth Hormone, as seen as naturally occurring in the human body), is a hormone that is secreted by the pea-sized pituitary gland at the base of the brain. In combination with other hormones such as IGF-1 (insulin growth factor 1), these hormones are responsible for early bodily development in youth in addition to maintaining tissues and organs throughout a person’s life. GH works to stimulate metabolic processes in our cells which help to activate metabolism and produce cartilage cells. Thus, GH plays a part in bone and organ growth, in addition to muscle protein synthesis.
That being said, as we approach the middle ages of our life, the amount of hormone that is produced naturally by the pituitary gland begins to decrease. This can lead to decreased muscle and bone mass, and cell rejuvenation which is a critical component of maintaining a youthful body. Thus, HGH injection therapy helps supply the body with the hormones it needs to continue cell rejuvenation for tissues and organs. HGH can help to aid in the anti-aging process of reversing graying hair, thickening hair and lashes, tightening skin, accelerating wound healing, increasing stamina, sharpening vision, improving cognition, improving sleep quality, enhancing mood, and much more.
Treatment Options for Growth Hormone
The most common form of HGH treatment is by injection of the hormone, also referred to as somatotropin. These injections are normally administered by a doctor, or responsible adult in cases or self-administering or in the case of administering to children with growth deficiencies. Depending on your consultation with a doctor, HGH injections may need to be taken every day or less frequently.
Typically, you’ll need to schedule appointments with your doctor to monitor the process of the therapy every 4-8 weeks. Your doctor will need to monitor your cholesterol levels, blood glucose levels, and bone density periodically to ensure they are all at healthy levels. While you are undergoing therapy, you’ll also want to ensure that you’re getting enough sleep, maintaining a healthy diet, and making an effort to get needed exercise, which are all critical components of the treatment plan. Your doctor will help you to incorporate the injection treatment into your schedule, in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle which is necessary for the treatment to work successfully.
GHRH vs. HGH
While the injection of HGH may seem like a simple way to introduce the hormones our bodies need for cell rejuvenation and younger-looking and feeling bodies, it is a little more complicated than that. Since HGH is lab-created, it isn’t the exact same as the hormones that are naturally present in our bodies. Thus the introduction of such hormones in large quantities over time is less advantageous than the naturally occurring growth hormone (GH) that steadily declines over time, however, it isn’t possible to recreate the exact hormones our bodies create. In order to stimulate the natural production of GH by the pituitary gland, a peptide called Sermorelin can be introduced into the body that works as a Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone (GHRH).
GHRH are hormones that help to stimulate the body to produce more of a hormone naturally as opposed to the outside introduction of the hormone. Rather than increasing the presence of GH in your blood through injections of HGH, your body is persuaded to naturally increase the production of GH in your blood, which has slowed through the processes of your body aging over time. Emulating a natural process rather than introducing the influence of outside hormones is almost always advantageous as your body will be more likely to respond positively to a hormone that it produces naturally as opposed to produced by an outside source.
As previously discussed, Sermorelin is a peptide and GHRH that helps the body to naturally produce more of a hormone, in this case, GH, that over time is produced less and less in our body. Peptides are short-chain amino acids that are naturally produced in our bodies. These amino acids are essential to the structure of the protein, which is designed to increase the functionality of specific body functions. GHRH peptides, therefore, bind to and tell already present cells in the body what to do, which can both replace and mimic the function of naturally occurring peptides. This ‘rewriting’ of body chemistry can be used to promote bodily restoration and rejuvenation.
Decreases in GH can lead to many telltale signs of aging such as inability to decrease body fat, inability to increase muscle mass, lack of appetite, sleep dysfunction, and more. Some studies suggest there is a decrease of GH by up to 14% each decade as we age, while others suggest a decrease of up to 50% in GH levels every 7 years. While HGH has the potential to replace the lost levels of GH, Sermorelin can help to replace levels of GH for longer periods of time, without the need for continued injection of replacement since the body is naturally producing the hormone.
As another form of peptide that can help guide the anti-aging process of the body and cells, Ipamorelin is composed of 5 amino acids and acts similar to Sermorelin with regard to the fact that it promotes the natural increase of hormone production rather than an injection of a hormone itself. Thus, the body is encouraged to naturally produce the desired growth hormone at higher levels that naturally fall short as the body ages. Ipamorelin is quite selective in the chemicals and other hormones that it chooses to stimulate increased production of. More specifically Ipamorelin can help to increase bone density, increase body fat loss, and increase muscle mass.
Sermorelin vs. Ipamorelin
Both Sermorelin and Ipamorelin have similar effects on the body: increasing bone density, increasing body fat loss, and increasing muscle mass by stimulating the body to produce increased amounts of naturally produced hormones. All these effects have profound effects on the process by which our bodies age. However, one of the biggest differences between the two peptides is an enzyme involved with the use of Ipamorelin called Ghrelin.
Ghrelin has significant regulatory effects on your metabolism, which can increase or decrease levels of hunger, inhibit the breakdown of fat, as well as increase the release of GH. Ipamorelin binds to the receptors of Ghrelin on the pituitary gland in the brain, which acts to “switch” them on in the same way that Ghrelin would naturally. Thus, the hormones Ipamorelin stimulates are separate from those that Sermorelin actives, despite the fact that both work synergistically to have a similar, if not the same, effect on the rest of the body’s hormones.
Another major difference between the two is the potential side effects, neither of which have significant side effects that outway the benefit of using such treatments. Sermorelin has the potential to cause flushing, headaches, nausea, dizziness, and redness or swelling around the injection site for some adults. Ipamorelin has known similar side effects with nausea and headaches topping the list, however, Ipamorelin is known to be one of the safest and effective treatments available. That being said, when used under the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner, these peptides are known to be extremely safe with no side effects.
Benefits of HGH Therapy
Participation with HGH therapy helps your body to repair itself from the core. Healthy levels of GH production increase the synthesis of protein that helps to strengthen bone and tissue at the level of your cells. There is the additional benefit of helping to strengthen your body’s immune system. This can help you to fight against disease and the adverse effects of aging that would normally compromise your body’s ability to fight off foreign and unwanted actors. HGH therapy not only helps to prevent the presence of ailments and disease that accompany old age through cell preparation and physical healing, but it can help act as a preventative mechanism in order to ensure you have a healthy, happy, long life ahead of you.
Data suggests, when administered properly, that long term HGH therapy lasting at least 6 months has the potential to significantly improve your skin, libido, energy levels, bones, cardiac efficiency, memory, eyesight, hearing, cholesterol, muscles, body-fat percentage, hip-to-waist ratio, healing ability, immunity, overall organ function, life expectancy, and overall quality of life. Typical western medicine solutions focus on masking symptoms of bodily ailments through prescribed medications that cover-up rather than eliminate root problems within the body. HGH therapy has the potential to target the root hormonal cause of bodily ailments, leading to long-term improvements and preventative care for inevitable bodily decline as we age.
More specific improvements of HGH injection therapy will include a return to the metabolic rates your body would have seen in your youth, stronger bones with better healing even after old fractures, a change in the way your body retains water leading to more plush and supple skin, and increased self-esteem and overall increased mood with increased messengers within the brain. Additionally, patients may see increased healing time for bodily wounds, and quicker bounce-back time after spending time exercising or training.
While benefits may take some time to become readily apparent, through dedicated subscription to the process, the longer the therapy lasts, the more results you will see. For example, in the first month, you may notice increased energy, deeper sleep with intensified REM periods, improved stamina, and a happier more content state of mind. Starting month two you might notice changes including beginning stages of belly fat depletion, improved metabolism and muscle tone, in addition to improved skin, hair, and nails. Month three will normally be marked by an increased mental focus, better flexibility and joint health, and increased sex drive.
Starting month four, you’ll notice continued weight loss due to metabolic rates closer to where they were when you were in your 20s. You’ll also begin to see improved muscle mass. By month five, belly fat will continue to disappear, being replaced with wrinkle-free skin and more lean muscle mass, in addition to much fuller and healthier hair. By the time you reach month six, you will see a noticeable improvement in all areas of your body including physique, mental clarity, and increased vitality.
How to Access HGH Therapy
Since HGH therapy is associated with anti aging, anti aging clinics are the go-to entities for receiving this type of hormone treatment. While there are plenty of online sources or “clinics” that will provide you with hormones, it’s important to ensure your clinic is reputable as there is no guarantee that the hormones you receive will be what they are advertised as, if they are anything at all. Additionally, many clinics may offer quotes before their doctors have been given the opportunity to review your exact medical situation. This could be risky not because they aren’t able to access the medications you need or require, but because it may be more important to them to have you as a paying client than it is for them to ensure they are making the best choice for you and your health. While this treatment doesn’t present any significant health risks, there are always risks present with any medical treatment when individuals have certain specific pre-existing medical conditions. AAI Rejuvenation Clinic believes in upholding integrity and transparency in their client relationships.
AAI Rejuvenation Clinic offers new and exciting treatments for aging management and total wellness for men and women alike. As the top anti aging clinic in South Florida, AAI is dedicated to ensuring the treatment each of our clients receives is in line with their specific medical and life circumstances. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment when it comes to hormones, so we take careful precautions to ensure your treatment takes into account your personal physiology, lifestyle, and end goals of starting hormone therapy. Your therapy will also need to take into account certain factors such as your past medical history.
At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we believe the process to get the anti aging treatment you desire should be as painless and professional as possible. By following just a few quick steps and protocols, you’ll be on track to receiving and beginning your HGH Anti Aging hormone therapy. You should begin by calling our clinic or filling out your medical history form online, after which you’ll receive a phone call where you’ll be guided through the next steps in the process, as well as what HGH therapy could do for you.
The next step in the process will be for you to receive blood work, which will provide us with more information as to your health, and will allow us to make a better determination of the therapy that’s right for you based on your results. You’ll receive step-by-step instructions from us on details relating to where the medication should be injected, the exact time of day the medication should be administered, handling and storing of the medication, as well as more information on needles and other supplies you’ll need to successfully administer your medication. After this is completed, you’ll have your treatment shipped directly to your door. No hassle. It’s that simple.
While there is no medically known way to simply reverse the aging process of your body, medical breakthroughs in hormone treatment by injection of peptides can help your body to enhance protein production for the continued growth and development of cells and tissues to make your body feel and look the way it once did when you were younger. Even though your body isn’t getting younger, returning your hormone production rates to the level they were when you were younger is, in a sense, turning back the hands of time. Through the introduction of hormones that enhance your body’s natural process, rather than introducing hormones created outside of your body, you can let your body do the work that it once did in order to see a noticeable improvement in physique, cognitive functioning, and overall bodily wellness. Feel free to contact AAI Rejuvenation Clinic today to hear about some of the many ways HGH hormone therapy can benefit you and your future.