Improving the Quality of Life With Peptide Therapy
Growth hormone peptide (GHP) therapy is a safe & effective alternative for improved weight loss, muscle mass, sleep, and mental agility . It may seem intimidating or overwhelming at first, possibly even risky. However, the truth of the matter is there are a lot of misconceptions about what peptide therapy can really do for improved quality of life and weight loss.
GHP’s are a complex group of amino acids that are chained together AND stimulate the natural release of growth hormone from your own pituitary gland. Because of this; Growth hormone peptide (GHP) is NOT a Growth Hormone.
As you get older, growth hormone levels naturally drop resulting in “aging” — the natural deterioration of body composition leading to other age-related issues.
Many symptoms of decreased growth hormone (GH) levels include:
- Increased Fatigue
- Increased Fragility
- Increased Body Fat (Especially Around The Waist)
- Decreased Muscle Mass & Strength
- Decreased Aerobic & Anaerobic Capacity
- Decreased Protein Synthesis
- Decreased Amino Acid Synthesis
- Reduced Bone Density
- Reduced Libido
- Decreased Sleep Quality & Patterns
- Decreased Mood & Mental Sharpness
- Hot And Cold Intolerances
- Worsening Of Anxiety And Depression
- Marked Decreased Quality Of Life & Activity
Without a doubt the natural production of growth hormone declines as we age, and for that active 50-year-old many of the above symptoms related to growth hormone decline can dramatically be reduced by simply maintaining a healthy eating plan, active lifestyle (exercise & strength training) and a good, quality sleeping pattern.
While results may vary from patient to patient, 6 areas where growth hormone peptides can positively impact and support:
Protein and Amino Acid Synthesis – To have that optimal body composition, increased muscle mass & density top the list. Increased muscle mass results in an increased energy demand (more calorie burning capacity). If you want to burn fat you have to have the engine to burn it – building your muscle mass composition is a must. However, muscle cannot be effectively built without protein and amino-acid synthesis. Having low growth hormone levels significantly reduces the ability to stimulate protein & amino acid anabolism (synthesis). Additionally, having an adequate supply of growth hormone is preventative in the oxidation (degradation) of the current muscle mass (protein) you do have. Remember the goal here is to lose fat not muscle.
Joint Health – Ever wonder why our joints start to ache as we get older? Is this just another symptom of getting old? Well, it just so happens that growth hormone is directly related to joint health through chondrocytes proliferation. Chondrocytes are the cells that make articular cartilage in order to help maintain a healthy joint space. They are necessary to help facilitate daily joint repair. As noted earlier, maintaining an ideal body weight & composition is hard – now struggling with painful joints due to low growth hormone levels and losing your ability to exercise effectively has just complicated your journey tenfold.
Fat Reduction – At Weight Loss and Vitality we follow a philosophy focused on a reduction of size not weight (improved body composition). It’s all relative and all weight loss is not created equal. I am personally much more satisfied with 20 lbs. of fat loss versus a total weight loss of 30 lbs. (with 20 lbs. being fat and 10 lbs. being muscle). Loss of muscle mass is a common error in fad weight loss programs, crash diets, inappropriate phentermine utilization (starvation diets) and the like. The collective concentration on FAT metabolism must be applied at all levels of weight loss including growth hormone levels. Growth hormone facilitates the use of fatty acids by stimulating triglycerides emulsification and oxidation in adipocytes (fat cells). This process leads to the overall reduction of body fat% — granted the necessary and appropriate eating & exercise plans are in place.
Increased Energy – I’m not talking about just being able to get up in the morning, however this is important too – I’m talking about your burning power. What’s your metabolic rate of caloric expenditure? Burning 1 gram of fat results in 2.5 X more energy (power) than burning 1 gram of carbohydrate or protein. Take a moment and think about that… If you get over twice the amount of energy from burning fat versus carbohydrates what will that do to your sustained energy pattern? Ask yourself: How is my metabolism really functioning? Growth hormone is a necessary and required component for your metabolism to actively switch over to a healthy fat burning operation. (Reduction of carbohydrates and sugar are also a must! If you are continuously consuming carbs & sugar, effective fat burning will be nullified. Over consumption of carbs & sugar leads to metabolic resistance.)
Enhanced Immune System – Multiple studies and research has shown that people that are struggling with obesity also have an impaired immune system. This leads to a complicated discussion not fit for the blog. However, focusing on the immune system is critically important for the ability to burn fat. It just so happens that growth hormone enhances the immune system’s ability to make T and B cells which lead to the formation of a specific type of T cell that manufactures fibroblast growth factor – 21. This fibroblast helps convert typical white fat to brown fat which increases the body’s metabolic demand and caloric expenditure leading to weight loss. The bonus on the entire thing is it’s not just weight loss – having a strong functioning immune system has untold health benefits for a later post.
Improved Sleep Quality – Low levels of growth hormones have shown to increase the inability to manage stress and low energy levels. This will lead to increased stress hormones resulting in poor quality or lack of sleep. Unfortunately, this is a vicious cycle resulting in more anxiety, stress, mood disorders, emotional eating (late night eating), increased caloric consumption, decreased metabolism and body fat gain. Additionally, when you don’t get enough sleep your body over produces ghrelin the hunger & fat storage hormone which results in more weight gain. Optimizing growth hormone (GH) levels with growth hormone peptides (GHP) results in increased (GH) blood level production while you sleep. This release of growth hormone will repair and restore essential metabolic function(s) and better support day-to-day demands on the body.
Overall Bonus: Improved Quality Of Life – In many cases, growth hormone peptide (GHP) therapy can result in improved overall health, energy, mental sharpness and an improved quality of life. Improvements in skin integrity, heart & lung function, libido and mental clarity all support the overall core of an improved quality of life. The idea of improving quality of life is to help prevent a sedentary lifestyle at which point health & wellbeing will rapidly corrode.
If you wonder whether growth hormone peptide treatment might be right for you, come visit us at Integrative Telemedicine. Our specialist will be happy to further discuss the benefits and provide you with treatment options and a plan to better health. Contact us today by email or phone.