Peptides

At Ageless Athletes RX we offer AOD, BPC 157, Ibutamoren, Ipamorelin/CJC, Sermorelin and PT-141.
 
What is AOD-960?

AOD stands for Anti-Obesity Drug-9604. This peptide helps to burn fat and support weight loss. It is a modified fragment of human growth hormone(HGH). AOD does not increase growth hormone levels. It stimulates the pituitary gland to boost metabolism, which aids in weight loss. AOD 9604 works to enhance the activity of the beta-3 receptors and improve metabolism in the human system. It speeds up the fat-burning process, perks up anabolism, and lessens the catabolic effects. Several studies also confirm the efficacy of this drug in muscle-building and fat-burning. It sparks off the release of extra fat from the fatty tissues and prevents more of it from building up. Recent clinical research studies have
shown that AOD-9604 did show a reduction of body fat in the mid-abdominal area in both obese, over-weight, and average built people.

AOD-9804 Benefits:

• Reduce Body Fat
• Trigger fat release and boost metabolism
• Increases calories that you burn
• No adverse effects on blood sugar
 Mimics the way natural growth hormones regulate fat metabolism

Possible Side Effects:
Headache, palpitations, dizziness, cough

Our clinic orders all peptides from a compounding pharmacy, which requires a prescription. We will have you meet with our Nurse Practitioner to see if this peptide is right for you.
What Is BPC-157?

BPC stands for “Body Protecting Compound” and is composed of 15 amino acids. It was discovered as an isolate from human gastric juice. This means it is not a foreign substance, it is naturally present in gastric acid, where it serves to protect and heal the gut.
When BPC 157 is concentrated it produces a high level of biological healing throughout your entire body. This is why it has gained popularity and given nicknames such as: the “Anti-inflammatory peptide” and the “Anti-ulcer peptide”.
If you have ever been diagnosed with leaky gut, irritable bowel disease (IBD) or any autoimmune conditions then this peptide will offer great benefits to you!
Experimentally, it has been demonstrated to accelerate healing in several different areas of the body, from gastric ulcers and skin wounds to tendon-to-bone injuries and damaged ligaments. Some research points to pain reduction for those that suffer from discomfort due to muscle sprains, tears, and other tissue damage such as skin burns.
Research has shown that practically all organ systems appear to benefit from this specific peptide. BPC 157 holds incredible and diverse properties such as being neuroprotective, organ protective, acts as a free radical scavenger, and acts protectively on the endothelium. All while having a natural anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory effect.

What Are the Benefits of BPC 157?

Promotes Wound Healing
Speeds up tissue regeneration
Reduces Inflammation
Increases blood flow
Relieves joint pain
Boosts Immune Function
Improves Muscle Strength and Endurance
Promotes healing of gastric ulcers and gastric issue
Promotes healing of tendon and ligament injuries
Help induce healing of the brain and nerves after a traumatic brain injury

Possible Side Effects: Nausea, Diarrhea, Dizziness
Our clinic offers Oral BPC-157 by prescription only from a compounding pharmacy. It is taken daily and the length of time is dependent on the health issue being treated.
WHAT IS IBUTAMOREN(MK-677)?

Ibutamoren promotes the secretion of the growth hormone and increases insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Ibutamoren increases growth hormone levels by mimicking the action of the hormone ghrelin and binding to one of the ghrelin receptors (GHSR) in the brain. Activated GHSR stimulates growth hormone release from the brain. GHSR is found in brain regions that control appetite(can increase appetite), pleasure, mood, biological rhythms,
memory, and cognition. It increases growth hormone levels with little or no increase in other hormones, such as cortisol. Cortisol suppresses the immune system, reduces wound healing, and impairs learning and memory, and it’s usually not good to have this hormone elevated.

BENEFITS
 Helps Build Muscles
 Fat Loss and Metabolism Boost
 Increases Bone Density
 Improves Sleep
 Combats Aging and May Increase Longevity
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS OF MK-677
MK 677 has not produced very many side effects for its users to be concerned about, but certain populations may have some side effects to look out for.
Individuals who are vulnerable to insulin sensitivity or who have Diabetes may be at risk when taking MK-677.
Reported side effects of MK-677 are typically the result of unnaturally high levels of growth hormone in the body from taking too much too often, which include:
 Increased appetite
 Lethargy
 Joint pain if you have previous medical conditions or elevated hormone levels
 Insulin resistance
 Possible increase in prolactin levels, which can be controlled
When dosed properly, the side effects of MK-677 are minimal to none compared to the results you get from taking it properly.
What is Sermorelin?

Sermorelin acts on the GHRH receptor in the pituitary gland to regulate cellular activities, this receptor regulates growth hormone release. The result is release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland, leading to elevated serum growth hormone and IGF-1. Sermorelin is an amino acid peptide obtained as a
prescription medication used to treat adult or, age related, “growth hormone deficiency” (AGHD).
Sermorelin has been studied and shown to be quite effective in treating age-related decline of growth hormone levels.

What Are the Benefits of Sermorelin Therapy?

Sermorelin has been shown to have many positive benefits for overall health and wellness and has been studied and shown to be quite effective in treating age-related decline of growth hormone levels. Sermorelin therapy improves your metabolism, your immune system, and your body’s ability to replace
and repair damaged and dying cells. Sermorelin has been shown to Improve:

Sleep
Libido
Strength/energy/stamina
Exercise performance
Immune system functioning
Bone health
Joints/reduced joint pain
Skin and nail health (tighter skin, thicker nails)
Growth of lean muscle mass/reduction of fat
Lower LDL (bad cholesterol)
Overall body composition
In men, sermorelin injections often have the added benefit of increasing testosterone levels, which even further improves strength, vitality, sexual performance, and lean muscle growth. One of the advantages of sermorelin therapy is that the gains you make tend to remain even
after you stop taking sermorelin.

What Are the Month-by-Month Benefits of Sermorelin Therapy?

While you may see some of sermorelin’s benefits within the first few weeks of therapy, sermorelin therapy is designed to be cumulative over time, with benefits increasing as you progress through the course of your sermorelin treatment. Here is a month-by-month breakdown of the benefits you can expect to achieve from prescription sermorelin injections.

Month 1- Within the first few weeks of sermorelin injections, you should be sleeping better, you will see increases in your energy level, and overall vitality. By the 3rd or 4th week you may see an improvement in sexual desire and sexual performance.
Month 2-Your results of sermorelin injections after two months should include an overall leaner look, a reduction in body fat, and your skin and hair will take on a more youthful appearance. You should find your feelings of “mental fog” clearing and be able to focus more.

Month 3-Your results of sermorelin injections after 12-14 weeks will generally have you seeing improvements in the symptoms that may have brought you in for sermorelin therapy in the first place. Most people feel stronger, more flexible, less joint pain, and you should also see an improvement in your overall physical and emotional well-being.
Side effects

The most common side effect of sermorelin is caused by its injection under your skin. You may experience any of the following at the site of injection: irritation, itching, sensitivity, swelling, pain, redness.

These reactions are typically short-lived and disappear without any action. As you get better at self-administering the shots, these symptoms may stop for good.

Other, much less common side effects of sermorelin may include: difficulty swallowing, dizziness, flushing (redness in the face or neck), headache, nausea, rash, sleepiness, taste changes, trouble sitting still.
Therapy will be monitored with several labs, one of the labs being IGF-1. We will also monitor your A1C levels, as sermorelin can increase blood sugar levels.

What is PT-141(Bremelanotide)
PT-141, which is also called Bremelanotide, is a peptide developed from the hormone Melatonin II. It promotes sexual function in both men and women via interaction with the hypothalamus.
For women, PT-141 has been shown to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women. Those with HSDD are women who have reduced sexual desire that can cause personal distress or issues in their intimate relationships.

In men, PT-141 may also help with desire, as well as some forms of erectile dysfunction, not associated with circulation issues. PT-141 targets the part of the brain that regulates sexual response.
Benefits for Men and Women:

Increased libido
Elevated sexual gratification
Increased sexual energy and desire
Mood enhancement
Possible Side Effects:

Even though PT-141 is usually well tolerated, it can cause side effects in some people, such as flushing, headaches, nausea, irritation, redness at the injection site, and, less often, vomiting, blurred vision, and dizziness.
Ipamorelin/CJC 1295 Blend Combining Ipamorelin with CJC-1295 can have synergistic effects on growth hormone secretion, metabolism, and bone density, offering enhanced benefits for your health and well-being.

Ipamorelin /CJC 1295 blend promote growth hormone release. CJC-1295
operates as a growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) analog,
stimulating the pituitary gland to release growth hormone. Ipamorelin acts as a
growth hormone secretagogue, amplifying the release of growth hormone
without significant impacts on cortisol or prolactin levels.
These peptides work synergistically to produce positive effects on various
aspects of health. Increased growth hormone levels contribute to improved
muscle growth, enhanced metabolism, and an overall sense of vitality.
Benefits:
1.Increased release of your own natural growth hormone, which improves
muscle growth, enhances metabolism, and sense of vitality. The sustained
elevation of growth hormone sets the stage for a cascade of positive effects
on various aspects of health and well-being.
2. Improved Body Composition by promoting lean muscle mass and aiding in
the reduction of body fat.
3. Enhanced Recovery and Repair
4. Supports bone health, reducing the risk of osteoporosis and improving overall bone strength

While Ipamorelin/CJC-1295 are well-tolerated by most individuals they may cause some side effects in certain users. Common side effects include mild irritation at the injection site, headaches, and dizziness.