HGH & Peptide Therapy
Human Growth Hormone (HGH)/Peptide Therapy Q & A
What are human growth hormones?
Hormones are your body’s messenger system: the release of hormones essentially tells the body how and when to operate. For example, the hormone insulin instructs cells in your body to accept blood glucose for the energy needed to survive and function. When your body starts to ignore the insulin message, type 2 diabetes develops.
Growth hormones are your body’s repair and regenerate messengers. As levels of growth hormones fall, the resources needed to keep your body in repair fall off. Growth hormones don’t get to all systems the way they did when you were younger.
About the time you reach your 50s, growth hormone production slows. Both women and men experience this drop-off. This is where growth hormone-releasing peptide (GHRP) therapy helps.
What are human growth hormone peptides?
Medically called growth hormone-releasing peptides, GHRPs are synthetic substances that have a remarkable effect at stimulating the release of growth hormones from the pituitary gland and hypothalamus portions of your brain. As more growth hormones are released, more repair systems can do their work.
However, proper hormone balance across the board is important.
Why must other hormones be balanced with GHRP?
Hormones not only work directly with your body’s various systems, frequently they work with each other. The messages of one hormone may start the activity of other hormones.
Though human growth hormones aren’t gender-specific, they may carry messages for estrogen in women and testosterone in men. Since these hormones also decrease with age, boosting growth hormone without balancing sex hormones may have little effect.
What types of GHRP therapy are available?
Dr. Wang looks carefully at your body chemistry and overall health to determine what treatment you may need to maximize the effects of GHRP therapy. These supplemental hormone therapies come in a variety of forms and include:
- Estrogen for women: oral, patch, cream, pellet injection
- Progesterone for women and men: oral, cream
- Testosterone for women and men: patch, cream, pellet injection
- DHEA for women and men: oral, cream
- Pregnenolone for women and men: oral, cream
To learn more about the benefits of GHRP therapy and find out if it’s right for you, call Dr. Wang’s Northridge, California, practice or book an appointment online.