Growth Hormone & Peptide Therapy
Hormones are responsible for transmitting the messages of the body’s internal communication system. Our most vital functions are controlled or regulated by these chemical messengers, which switch on or switch off specific biological processes in our cells, tissues and organs. This intricate system keeps our body running from conception through adulthood and into our golden years.
As we grow older, we experience disruptions in our hormone levels. These changes can result from illness, stress or harmful environmental factors, or may simply be part of the normal aging process. Hormonal imbalances may be asymptomatic at first, but over time, they can lead to a range of issues that rob us of our health and youthful vitality.
Growth hormone plays an integral role in this process. Decreased growth hormone production is physiologically and psychologically detrimental in numerous ways. Fortunately, we now have the ability to safely increase growth hormone levels with peptide therapy. Schedule a consultation to learn more about our powerful age management and hormone optimization therapies.
What Is Growth Hormone?
Human growth hormone (HGH) is produced naturally by the pituitary gland. It is responsible for stimulating the growth, repair and renewal of every cell in our bodies. When we’re young, our growth hormone levels are high so that we can grow and mature into adults. Growth hormone continues to have important functions after we finish puberty, including the maintenance of healthy tissues and regulation of bodily processes.
The aging process degrades nearly every function in the body, and hormone production is no different. Natural growth hormone release declines dramatically after around the age of 30. This enormous reduction means a decreased ability to burn fat and build muscle mass, diminished bone density, reduced wound-healing ability, reduced sleep quality, lowered libido, poorer cognitive function and generally lowered feelings of well-being.
Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy (GHRT) can optimize your growth hormone levels and restore a better quality of life.
What Are Peptides?
Peptides are chains of amino acids that, like growth hormone, are found naturally in the body. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and have dozens of applications, including cell-to-cell communication and hormone production. Some amino acids contribute to the body’s natural production of growth hormone. If your body isn’t producing enough of these amino acids, it can’t produce enough peptides — and if it can’t produce enough peptides, growth hormone production also declines.
Because peptides have the ability to boost growth hormone production, peptide therapy is rapidly becoming a safer, better alternative to traditional human growth hormone therapy.
Growth Hormone and Peptide Therapy
Peptide therapy harnesses the benefits of specific chains of amino acids to trigger desired therapeutic effects and augment functions within the human body. These peptides replace or replicate the functions of naturally occurring peptides. With the right peptides, we can optimize the production and secretion of growth hormone to counteract natural age-related decline. The use of peptides in healthcare has gained significant popularity in recent years. Peptide therapy is generally considered safe, and many peptides have been approved by the FDA.
Promoting Growth Hormone Production With Sermorelin
Sermorelin is a growth hormone peptide containing 29 amino acids that promotes the production and release of hormones by the pituitary gland. Rather than replacing your natural growth hormone production, it increases it — this makes it a well-tolerated and safe way to boost growth hormone in your body. Increasing growth hormone release with sermorelin may reduce some of the detrimental effects of aging. Sermorelin can be used in conjunction with other peptides and treatments, such as testosterone replacement therapy, to enhance your results.
Benefits of Peptide Therapy
With therapeutic utilization of growth hormone peptides, patients can experience:
- Increased stamina, energy and endurance
- Enhanced skin elasticityFuller, healthier hair
- Enhanced metabolism function
- Fuller, healthier hair
- Faster recovery from exercise
- Improved sex drive and desire
- Accelerated healing from wounds or surgery
- More restful sleep
- Reduced body fat
- Decreased joint pain
- Increased lean muscle mass and definition
- Improved memory, cognition and concentration
- Increased bone density
- Improved mood
- Regulation of cholesterol levels
- Enhanced cardiovascular health
- Stronger immune system function
- Greater sense of vitality and well-being
The potential benefits of peptide therapy are nearly infinite. To date, there are peptide therapies specific to treating everything from insomnia, to weight loss, to immune health, to age-related conditions. This field of medicine will only continue to grow as more peptides are isolated and studied.
Advantages of Choosing Sermorelin Over HGH
Conventional human growth hormone therapy may cause a number of side effects, even for healthy adults, including high blood sugar, carpal tunnel syndrome, increased insulin resistance, joint and muscle pain, fluid retention and breast enlargement i
Additionally, HGH treatment may disrupt the body’s natural regulation of growth hormone levels. HGH injections artificially increase the levels of growth hormone in the blood and maintain relatively consistent levels throughout the day. Sermorelin, on the other hand, persuades your body to naturally increase levels in the blood, and treatments are timed to match the natural rhythms of your endocrine system.
The Peptide Therapy Treatment Process
Your treatment will begin with a consultation with our health practitioner. During your first visit, you will undergo a detailed evaluation with a physical examination, full medical history and blood work panel. Our practitioner will use the information gathered in your consultation to determine the proper dosage and usage based on your current health status and goals.
Sermorelin can be used alone or in combination with growth hormone-releasing peptides (GHRP-2 and GHRP-6). The treatment is administered daily via subcutaneous injection, ideally used 30 minutes before or after meals. The injections are typically indicated for nighttime to align with the body’s natural growth hormone release cycle and stimulate the pituitary gland during REM sleep.
Benefits of growth hormone and peptide therapy start within the first few weeks and increase with continued therapy. Full effects can take three to six months. Initially, injections are administered more frequently (usually once per day). Once growth hormone levels are optimized, injection frequency may be decreased as you transition to a maintenance protocol.
Is Peptide Therapy Right for You?
Sermorelin and growth hormone-releasing peptides are well-tolerated and safe ways to increase your growth hormone levels. Nearly all adult patients seeking to optimize bodily function, reclaim energy and improve quality of life are candidates for this therapy. The starting place for any hormone optimization or peptide program is a thorough evaluation by a qualified medical provider to confirm you are a candidate for treatment.
Live Well With Growth Hormone and Peptide Therapy in Waukesha, WI
We all hope to live a full and energetic life. As we age, many of us find ourselves wishing we could feel and look like our younger selves — before aging brought on excess fat, fatigue, frailty and other unwanted changes. Growth hormone and peptide therapy can balance your growth hormone levels to improve myriad age-related health conditions and give you the vital life you’re looking for. Uthology works with each patient individually to identify symptoms and find a suitable hormonal optimization therapy. Call our clinic today at 262-696-9868 or schedule your consultation today.