Growth hormone deficiency increases as we age, causing a loss in muscle mass, decreased libido, and a reduction in skin elasticity and bone density. It can also contribute to weight gain or stubborn weight loss. Peptide therapy is a relatively new anti-aging treatment, which can reverse the effects of aging by rejuvenating the release of growth hormone in the body. The Ipamorelin/CJC 1295 formula which our practitioners recommend does this by stimulating production of IGF-1 by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. This combination also inhibits the release of somatostatin from the pituitary gland, which is a growth hormone inhibitory factor (GHIH). As compared to Sermorelin, Ipamorelin/CJC 1295 has a longer half-life, higher efficacy and more pronounced anti-aging benefits.
7 Uses and Benefits of Ipamorelin + CJC 1295
The Ipamorelin/CJC 1295 combination is a new and improved formula for Sermorelin, which eliminates many of the negative side effects patients used to experience from using Sermorelin. Adverse reactions and side effects are limited but may include reactions at the injection site, including redness, swelling or flushing of the face. In clinical trials, less than 1% of patients experienced dizziness, headache or hyperactivity after long-term treatment with peptide therapy. Overall, the peer-reviewed literature on the safety and efficacy of exogenous growth hormones have found that there are no potential side effects.
How to Use
Ipamorelin/CJC 1295 is a daily injection prescribed by one of our practitioners and created by an accredited and fully licensed compounding pharmacy. The medication is shipped to the patient's house with instructions on how to self-administer. If you are interested in learning more, please call Pacholec Center for Weight Loss at either our Lutz, FL or St Petersburg, FL location.
Barbara Pacholec, MD
Dr Pacholec is Board Certified in Bariatric Medicine and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She has run a successful practice specializing in medical weight loss, hormone replacement therapy and anti-aging/regenerative and functional medicine for the past 20 years in Lutz, FL in Tampa Bay. In January 2018, she opened a satellite practice in St Petersburg, FL which also specializes in medical weight loss, hormone replacement therapy, and anti-aging/regenerative and functional medicine.