SERMORELIN/IPAMORELIN

FAQ

ALL ABOUT SERMORELIN/IPAMORELIN THERAPY

Ipamorelin and Sermorelin are both peptides that fall in the category of GHRPs, or growth hormone releasing peptides. They both have a number of similar effects including repairing injuries and overall maintenance of tissue, regulating metabolism, and maintaining sugar levels.

Ipamorelin is thought to more closely mimic the natural release of GH. Ipamorelin has been found to have a more stable steady release. Ipamorelin promotes the strengthening of joints and connective tissue, increase metabolism, and an increase of strength in bones.

Sermorelin/Ipamorelin boosts the levels of growth hormone in animal research subjects as well as other hormones. Research as also shown possible increases in the immune system. Sermorelin/Ipamorelin can improve sleep patterns, causing more naturally release GH and boost the ability to recover.

Scientifically sermorelin acetate is referred to as growth hormone releasing factor 1–29 NH2-acetate. It is a peptide which contains the first 29 amino acids that make up growth hormone produced in our bodies.

The Sermorelin molecule is a pituitary gland secretagogue for Growth Hormone (GH) of the GH releasing hormone class of molecules (GHRH). A secretagogue is a molecule messenger that acts like a stimulant telling another organ to make more of something.

Growth hormone replacement therapy (GHRT) using recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) has been embraced by many age management practitioners as one of the most effective methods for opposing somatic senescence currently available. For this reason, sermorelin is often also referred to as an ‘ hGH stimulator’ and is considered an excellent alternative to hGH.This is a far cry from aggressive administration of hGH which can, in fact, negatively impact normal pituitary function.

Fountain of You MD is very pleased and excited to announce the addition of the latest therapy, Ipamorelin CJC-1295, to our growth hormone secretagogue menu. Ipamorelin is a man-made peptide that is part of the growth hormone family. CJC-1295 and Ipamorelin combination is chiefly used together because the production of growth hormone secretion is 10 times more effective than using them individually. The advantages of the CJC peptide is it helps increases bone density and collagen, as well as boosting the immune system. It will also produce new muscle cells which will be leaner and increases weight loss.
When using Ipamorelin, there are a number of noted benefits for different users. Using ipamorelin and CJC-1295 simultaneously will ensure best results for muscle gain, weight loss, reversing the signs of aging,improving libido, improving sleep, and reducing anxiety.

Safety

With regards to safety, it has long been known that administration of hGH is associated with a range of adverse side-effects. These include, but are not limited to, bone and tissue growth abnormalities, diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.

Add to this the possibility of overdose, a shutting down of normal growth hormone production and the possibility of a sudden reduction in response to hGH injections (a phenomenon known as Tachyphylaxis) and you may start to wonder if hGH is worth the risk.

Accessibility

Then there are the safety concerns surrounding use of hGH which arise from its status as a ‘controlled substance’. Legally doctors can only prescribe hGH for children with human growth hormone deficiency, medically diagnosed hGH deficiency in adults and individuals with HIV. This makes accessing hGH very difficult and has contributed to the illegal sale of hGH.

As with any illegally produced and purchased drug, the consumer has no way of knowing the quality of drug they are injecting into their body. At best, you may inject inert (and therefore useless) hGH, at worst a lethal cocktail of contamination produced in somebodies garage. And even if you do find what appears to be a reputable seller of hGH outside of the US, import it and you face the legal implications of importing a controlled substance.

Sermorelin/Ipamorelin, by comparison, is not governed by the same strict laws of medical use and this is largely due to its safety profile. For this reason, sermorelin is much more accessible and is commonly prescribed by doctors in anti-aging and wellness clinics in conjunction with other growth hormone releasing peptides such as GHRP-2 and GHRP-6.

Sermorelin/Ipamorelin is still a pharmaceutical and therefore a prescription is required to purchase it. It has not been associated with the same long list of side-effects as hGH. Overdose is considered to be very difficult, if not impossible, and administration of Sermorelin/Ipamorelin results in a release of growth hormone more in line with our body’s natural process – rather than having consistently high levels as is the case with hGH injections.

Sermorelin/Ipamorelin peptides do not shut down the body’s own production of hGH but instead supports pituitary function and promotes natural production of hGH. For this reason, increased hGH production is noted for a period even after Sermorelin/Ipamorelin.
Sermorelin/Ipamorelin Cost

Another distinct advantage of using Sermorelin/Ipamorelin instead of hGH is cost. hGH typically costs $1000+ per month of treatment, Sermorelin/Ipamorelin is a much more affordable option with 3 months treatment of Sermorelin/Ipamorelin costing significantly less than just one month on hGH.

The use of hormones for menopause has been going on for decades. The problem is that there are many risks associated with traditional forms of treatment. That is one of the reasons why many women are looking elsewhere for safer alternatives that will work to quell the symptoms of this somewhat lengthy change of life cycle.

HGH and menopause go together in a unique way. Many of the symptoms associated with growth hormone deficiency are identical to those linked to a woman’s change of life. Low libido often improves with Sermorelin and Ipamorelin therapy.
It is apparent that HGH and menopause treatment have a great deal in common, and if blood testing shows that growth hormone deficiency is present, receiving this therapy can go a long way in putting an end to the symptoms that are interfering with a woman’s ability to get the most out of her life – including family, work, friendships, and activities.

Human growth hormone is necessary for promoting growth, regeneration, and repair in our bodies, and HGH therapy can work wonders for those who have low levels of this hormone. However, HGH replacement therapy is quite expensive and not considered safe.

As a direct consequence, many people turn to secretagogues, a fancy word for a compound used to release HGH. Secretagogue therapy can continue to promote HGH secretion at the same levels as the hormone is secreted in younger people. Natural secretagogues may have the ability to more closely copy the body’s youthful HGH secretions better than any other existing therapy.

Sermorelin/Ipamorelin has an ongoing effect in which optimal HGH levels can be sustained long after the last injection. Initially Sermorelin/Ipamorelin is given subcutaneously on a daily basis . Unlike synthetic HGH, once optimal HGH levels are achieved with Sermorelin/Ipamorelin, injection frequencies can be dramatically decreased to a maintenance dose. altogether patients are switched to a maintenance dosage which reduces the total cost of the therapy.

Sermorelin/Ipamorelin has fewer side effects than many other prescription drugs or anti-aging hormones.

The most common side effect (occurring in about one patient in 6) is an adverse local injection reaction characterized by pain, swelling or redness. Other treatment-related adverse events had individual occurrence rates of less than 1% and included: a headache, flushing, dysphagia, dizziness, hyperactivity, lethargy and urticaria.

Because Sermorelin/Ipamorelin acts higher in the hormone cascade than HGH, the body has more mechanisms to control the function and release of Sermorelin/Ipamorelin, and thus limit the production of HGH if the hypothalamus receives an adequate signal. When used as directed, Sermorelin/Ipamorelin is safe, and side effects, while possible, are minimal, and very rarely serious.

There are many unique advantages and benefits of Sermorelin/Ipamorelin over Human Growth. Because Sermorelin/Ipamorelin causes a more natural release of HGH, the body does not develop any tolerance to the hormone. This means that, unlike some drugs, you do not need to continually increase the dosage.

Negative-feedback mechanisms prevent the body from producing an overdose of HGH, primarily through the release of somatostatin. Sermorelin/Ipamorelin maintains the normal function of the hypophyseal portal system which transports hormones from the Hypothalamus to the Pituitary. Sermorelin/Ipamorelin effectively preserves natural hormone balance, keeping the neuroendocrine system running in a more optimized pattern.

One problem regarding HGH Therapy is that it is highly restricted in how it can be used, far more than the vast majority of other prescription drugs. However, Sermorelin/Ipamorelin can be prescribed by a licensed and board-certified physician at his or her discretion. Because of the risks of prescribing such tightly controlled drugs, Sermorelin/Ipamorelin is rapidly gaining in popularity because it delivers the same benefits as HGH for most patients, without the risk. Aside from that, Sermorelin/Ipamorelin is cheaper than HGH Therapy, meaning that patients prefer it for that reason as well.

Exercise: Resistance training, combined with cardio performed in a manner called High-Intensity Interval Training can boost growth hormone levels.
Lose weight: Obesity lowers growth hormone levels.Losing weight will lower your insulin levels, and that, will allow your body to releases more fat. Insulin is a storage hormone and opposes growth hormone.
Stop smoking: Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide which binds to the red blood cells 200 times more avidly than oxygen and essentially knocks thes cells out of action. Oxygen is the stuff of life and is essential in repair and maintenance. Smoking may also result in lower amounts of testosterone – the hormone involved in building muscle, growing hair, and burning fat. This hormone is also involved in growth as it is an anabolic hormone that tells the body when to make tissue.
Sleep: Start making more and better quality sleep a priority. The more we sleep, the more the pituitary gland releases growth hormone.
Stress: Lower your stress levels. We are not designed to deal with the continual cortisol bombardment. Employ strategies to keep our stress levels under control such as proper rest, nutrition, exercise, meditation, or any other way that works for you.

We measure and follow you IGF-1 level. This blood level closely parallels your Growth Hormone level. As we age our levels of both drop. This loss of HGH is thought to be associated with aging and environmental and lifestyle factors. HGH levels are going to decline with age. You can treat this natural occurrence with Sermorelin/Ipamorelin therapy. The goal is to return your level to that of a 22-27 year old.

Your dose will be customized based on your goal. We have multiple formulas that have different proportions of Sermorelin/Ipamorelin and growth hormone releasing peptides. Each formula has a different effect and will be chosen to help you reach your individual goals. It is not a case of one size fits all. Your IGF-1 levels will determine how much you need if you are suffering from obesity. We will increase your levels slowly till your IGF-1 levels reach 250-300 ng/dl. The safest approach in medicine is “to go low and slow”.

We will test your blood every three months to measure your Insulin-like growth factor one (IGF-1) levels to be sure you are in the mid 200 range. It takes a lot of time to lose weight, even with Sermorelin/Ipamorelin. Be patient. Losing weight is hard work. Sermorelin/Ipamorelin alone will not be effective unless you participate. We ask you to exercise daily and will be glad to suggest an appropriate diet plan.

In three months you should notice significant changes, but it’s at the 6-month mark that you see a world of difference. The most noticeable changes occur in motivation levels, muscle gain, mental function and generally improved feelings of well being. Weight loss with Sermorelin/Ipamorelin can be dramatic after six months.

Absolutely! Our most effective protocols combine therapies for optimal hormonal balance. For example, our most effective protocol for men combines Sermorelin/Ipamorelin, Testosterone, HCG, and estrogen blockers together. Our most effective program for women combines Sermorelin/Ipamorelin and progesterone, with or without estrogen and testosterone. It all depends on the symptoms, goals, lifestyle, and blood work.

Women get a lot of benefits from Sermorelin/Ipamorelin, just as men do, in terms of it regenerating their skin, internal organs and tissues within the body by stimulating HGH and cell reproduction. For women, once the increased growth hormone is released by the Somatropic cells from the master pituitary gland, it stimulates the liver to generate IGF-1, known as insulin-like growth factor. The results from increased IGF-1, is the regeneration of bones, tissues, muscles, skin, nails, hair, brain, and other cells in the human body.

Long-term health benefits that have been reported include increased skin elasticity and texture, increased energy and emotional stability, improved bone density, increased muscle mass and strength, less fat tissue, improved memory, improved sexual function, improved cardiovascular strength and lower blood pressure, higher HDL and lower LDL, and improved immunity.

Patients who are displaying signs of aging and have a low IGF-1 level become candidates for Sermorelin/Ipamorelin treatment.

The actual growth hormone injection dosage will be prescribed by the doctor following a careful review of the results of blood testing, physical examination, and the medical history that is provided by the client on the comprehensive questionnaire that will be completed as part of the diagnostic process.

Determining the HGH injections dosage uses calculations that include the level of deficiency as shown in the blood analysis results, a person’s overall health, his or her age, weight, gender, and height, and finally the severity of the symptoms that are present to ensure that the proper amount of medication is prescribed.

This dosage of HGH will most likely stay the same through the entire course of treatment, with the following exceptions:

1) Adults over 60 are often prescribed a lower amount at the start of the treatment, and then work up at a gradual pace to their recommended dosage. This allows the body time to adjust to the HGH therapy.

2) If any side effects from treatment occur, the doctor will typically lower the dosage to reverse these concerns.

3) If the desired results are not forthcoming in the excepted period of time, the amount of human growth hormones administered might be increased.

Sermorelin/Ipamorelin injections are given nightly before bed in the subcutaneous tissue.

A patient’s individual dose depends on his/her body mass index (BMI).

Men: 200 µg/d for BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 or 400 µg/d for BMI of 25 to 29.9 and over.
Women: 300 µg/d for BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 or 400 to 500 µg/d for BMI of 25 to 29.9 and over.

The duration of treatment is ongoing and as determined by patient and provider. Insulin naturally opposes growth hormone secretion. We ask that you not eat within 2-3 hours of taking your Sermorelin/Ipamorelin. It is best taken at bedtime and best if you are a little hungry.

The actual growth hormone injection dosage will be prescribed by the doctor following a careful review of the results of blood testing, physical examination, and the medical history that is provided by the client on the comprehensive questionnaire that will be completed as part of the diagnostic process.

Determining the HGH injections dosage uses calculations that include the level of deficiency as shown in the blood analysis results, a person’s overall health, his or her age, weight, gender, and height, and finally the severity of the symptoms that are present to ensure that the proper amount of medication is prescribed.

This dosage of HGH will most likely stay the same through the entire course of treatment, with the following exceptions:

1) Adults over 60 are often prescribed a lower amount at the start of the treatment, and then work up at a gradual pace to their recommended dosage. This allows the body time to adjust to the HGH therapy.

2) If any side effects from treatment occur, the doctor will typically lower the dosage to reverse these concerns.

3) If the desired results are not forthcoming in the excepted period of time, the amount of human growth hormones administered might be increased.

Sermorelin/Ipamorelin injections are given nightly before bed in the subcutaneous tissue.

A patient’s individual dose depends on his/her body mass index (BMI).

Men: 200 µg/d for BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 or 400 µg/d for BMI of 25 to 29.9 and over.
Women: 300 µg/d for BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 or 400 to 500 µg/d for BMI of 25 to 29.9 and over.

The duration of treatment is ongoing and as determined by patient and provider. Insulin naturally opposes growth hormone secretion. We ask that you not eat within 2-3 hours of taking your Sermorelin/Ipamorelin. It is best taken at bedtime and best if you are a little hungry.

Some people are concerned about overdosing on their medication, and there is no extreme danger if this was to occur. In order to avoid any undue side effects, it is essential to stick to the HGH injection dosage that has been prescribed by the doctor.

Following all of the instructions in the section below should reduce that risk. For those who need them, putting on a pair of reading glasses might make it easier to see what is being done and how much medication is being drawn into the syringe.

If any adverse side effects are noticed, contact the hormone replacement clinic right away to discuss lowering the dosage that has been prescribed.

Any patient can be prescribed Sermorelin/Ipamorelin injections to self-administer at home; the necessity is determined by the IGF-1 blood levels and the symptom picture. The effectiveness can be tracked using IGF-1 blood work.

Any patient can be prescribed Sermorelin/Ipamorelin injections to self-administer at home; the necessity is determined by the IGF-1 blood levels and the symptom picture. The effectiveness can be tracked using IGF-1 blood work.

Yes. It can be obtained online through various questionable websites without a prescription. The quality and validity of these preparations can vary widely. To obtain Sermorelin/Ipamorelin online usually requires attestation that you will use it for research purposes only and you will not administer Sermorelin/Ipamorelin to any human or animal subject. It also requires you to attest that you are a licensed healthcare provider and will use this medication in a responsible manner. Both of these waiver requirements require you to perjure yourself. It also goes back to the old saying “buyer beware on the internet.”
We obtain our Sermorelin/Ipamorelin through one of the biggest and most reputable compounding pharmacies in the world and are very confident in its quality.

There are also many “tricks” to using and dosing it effectively. For example, reconstituting mixing) the medicine properly is essential and requires knowledge and skill. If you “blow up” your Sermorelin/Ipamorelin when you mix it, you will not get optimal results. Another example is proper timing of your dose. We believe the optimal time to dose Sermorelin/Ipamorelin is just before bedtime, not to be given within 2 hours of food. Insulin opposes growth hormone secretion. If you eat within 2 hours of your dose you will negate Sermorelin/Ipamorelin effect. These are just 2 examples of the fine art of Sermorelin/Ipamorelin management.

Here are the step by step instructions for how to administer HGH injections:

Step 1
Remove the cap off of the vial containing bacteriostatic water, wipe the rubber top of the bottle with one of the included alcohol prep wipes, insert the mixing syringe needle into the vial, carefully turn the vial upside down, and slowly pull back on the syringe until the amount of fluid that the medical advisor has instructed for use is extracted.

Step 2
Remove the colored plastic cap from the HGH vial and discard it. Insert the mixing syringe containing bacteriostatic solution into the vial containing the human growth hormone powder. Turn the vial sideways so that the fluid will slide slowly down the side of the bottle.

Step 3
Remove the syringe and slowly rotate the vial in your hand in a circular motion to mix the solution until all the powder dissolves. DO NOT SHAKE!

Step 4
Prepare for the first injection – take a smaller insulin syringe and remove the cap and set it aside – do not throw it away.

Step 5
Insert the insulin syringe into the mixed HGH solution, tip the vial upside down, and withdraw the prescribed dosage of medication slowly into the syringe.

Step 6
Place the inner cap back onto the needle while you prep the skin for the injection.

Step 7
Clean the injection site with an alcohol prep wipe. Use an area above and off to the side of the belly button for subcutaneous injections or on the thigh for intramuscular injections. Discuss the preference for where to inject HGH with the medical advisor before the first treatment.

Step 8
Insert the needle into the prepped area on the thigh or belly. Slowly push down on the stopper as the medication exits the syringe and enters the body. Withdraw the needle from the skin.

Step 9
Place the cap back on the needle and throw it away into the supplied Sharps container.

Step 10
Put the HGH medication away in the refrigerator in a safe place. Some people choose to use a small dish or container to keep the bottle secure from falling over.

These simple instructions make it easy for most anyone to learn how to take HGH injections.

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HGH therapy cost will vary depending upon what medication a patient needs, how much they need and the frequency of use of that particular prescription. HGH medications may vary in cost due to being created by different manufacturers. In addition, different clinics will charge different fees for their services.

At Fountain of You MD, we only charge one price for everything involved in a full and complete HRT program. This includes:

  • First initial phone call (free of charge even if you do not continue on with therapy)
  • Blood testing
  • Medical examination
  • Doctor analysis of medical information including medical history form
  • Doctor’s diagnosis
  • Doctor’s prescription
  • All medication and supplies
  • Shipping of medication and supplies to your home or office
  • Full medical supervision
  • Consistent contact with your expert clinical advisor

Many clinics are very vague about the cost and will tell you “the cost has many variables depending on many factors”. We often hear that our competitors will not reveal the price until the last minute. At Fountain of You MD we have done our very best to make our pricing reasonable and transparent in advance.

We have managed thousands of patients with hormonal deficiencies and recognize that managing sermorelin for maximal benefit is a fine art. Our physicians are constantly learning and evolving their strategies to effectively manage your deficiency. We pay very close attention to your blood levels and consider it an integral part of your management. Many physicians do not appreciate this aspect of your care. Most physicians do not understand Sermorelin/Ipamorelin and it’s safety profile. Nor do they appreciate the intricacies of dosing.
Our pricing and education is transparent. We do not believe “If you have to ask you can’t afford it”. We strive to make our prices affordable while providing the best quality of care. We are very proud of our staff and employ only those who were excellent educators and have a superior bedside manner.
We offer loyalty discounts, discounts to those who protect and serve our country, and reward people who refer other patients and prepay in advance to help us cut costs. We strive to make our therapies affordable to all income levels and not just the “elite few” who can afford it.
At Fountain of You MD we manage your dosing based on clinical response . Many doctors measure a level and say “you are good”. The problem is you may still have only partial or no symptom relief. We believe your clinical response is the most important factor in managing your care.
We strongly believe education is empowering. Our best patients are the ones who understand their condition. We go to great lengths to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage your care effectively and efficiently. Our physicians explain in detail the entire process and give multiple suggestions to enhance your experience. We believe if you understand why we are doing what we do, you will augment your therapy. The best consumer is an educated one
We also recognize and help you realize effective strategies to augment your therapy. At Fountain of You MD we believe lifestyle and behavioral change are an integral part of your management. We take a comprehensive approach to managing your care and starting you on a path to a better you.
At Fountain of You MD we also offer state of the art, cutting edge additions to your care. We have strategies to cope with almost any contingencies.

Results typically are seen almost immediately but some effects take more time.
Benefits for patients on Sermorelin/Ipamorelin shown over the first eight weeks of protocol may include improvements in:
Week 1 – Quality of sleep
Week 2 – Recovery from workouts
Week 4 – Mental clarity
Week 6 – Skin elasticity
Week 8 – Body composition

Based on the literature, Sermorelin/Ipamorelin has been shown to be effective in raising growth hormone/ insulin like growth factor – 1 levels which helps to:
Increase bone density
Strengthen the cardiovascular system Increase muscle mass
Improve ability to burn fat
Increase sex drive
Improve recovery and repair from injuries
Regenerate nerve tissues
Strengthen the immune system
Enhance energy levels
Improve cognition and memory
Improve bone and mineral density

GHRP-2 and GHRP-6 are forms of Growth Hormone Releasing Peptides. Growth hormone releasing peptides stimulate the pituitary gland’s natural production of endogenous human growth hormone. Sermorelin/Ipamorelin is an analogue of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH). Synergistic release of GH from the pituitary gland is best initiated when Sermorelin/Ipamorelin is concurrently administered with a growth hormone releasing peptide (GHRP-6 or GHRP-2).

it is extremely important to mix your Sermorelin/Ipamorelin properly. The following YouTube video provides an instructional video. It is a very fragile peptide and will not function properly if it is mishandled or reconstituted improperly. We can assist you and teach you how to mix and inject properly.
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We pride ourselves on our response time. We can almost always see you within 72 hours. Our staff will give you their personal cell phone numbers and you can usually get a response by the end of the day. We only ask that you pay at the time of services rendered. If you have a simple question we can often answer it over the phone. We have tried our best to educate and answer the most frequently asked questions on our FAQ’s page. Often the answer is available on our website.

We believe education is empowering.

I am not satisfied with my current therapy. How can I switch to Fountain of You MD clinics for my therapy?

We are truly a concierge practice. We take our responsibilities for your health to heart. If you are not completely satisfied with your care we will attempt to correct any deficiencies. We will also always try to be fair. Our philosophy is an old fashioned one. The customer is always right.

No substance has been shown to slow or reverse the aging process. Our core belief is that hormone replacement improve health, energy levels, and sense of well being. We are experienced, ethical physicians and believe in science based medicine. We prescribe in the most responsible manner availableand to the best of our abilities. We go by the oldest philosophy in medicine,” first do no harm.”
We believe that by effecting positive changes in body composition, by increasing muscle mass, decreasing fat mass, increasing muscle strength and bone density, improving cardiovascular parameters, and improving the quality of life will lead to better general health.

No substance has been proven to halt or slow the aging process. We make no such claims. We also recognize that most innovators are often 30 years ahead of the curve.

Fountain of You MD has made the qualification process simple. The initial step in getting started, is to fill out the medical history form on our website. This will give the physician a more detailed view of your unique history to align with your goals. Schedule an appointment for blood work and consultation.

After we receive your lab results we will set up a physical examination and a consultation with our the office.

We believe education is empowering. Please study our website and FAQ page prior to your visit so that you can obtain the most out of your therapy and visit. We are available to answer any questions and have attempted to make the experience as pleasant, affordable, and educational as possible. Our pricing is transparent and we offer loyalty, referral, military and first responder discounts.