Peptide Therapy

Peptide Therapy

Research in aging and longevity has recently gained intense interest from the media, the public, and scientists all looking to extend the human lifespan. With a focus on keeping the body young and healthy, we’re learning how to not only delay age-related conditions, such as osteoporosis, obesity, and various chronic inflammatory diseases, but to actually reverse aspects of them. The goal is to not only extend the human lifespan, but to keep us young and healthy for life.

Sermorelin and Ipamorelin are two of the most popular anti-aging peptides prescribed today. But you may be asking, “what is a peptide”? Peptides are short chains of connected amino acids and are used throughout your body to signal changes, including hormone production, and healing damaged tissue, in your cells. They also prompt immune cells to fight back against intruders like viruses, bacteria, and certain diseases. Peptide therapy triggers your pituitary gland to produce and release your own human growth hormone (HGH). Peptide therapy increases levels of human growth hormone in the body.

Sermorelin and Ipamorelin are growth hormone-releasing peptides, sometimes called growth hormone-releasing hormones. Ipamorelin and Sermorelin have been heavily prescribed and are the safest ways to increase human growth hormone levels in the body.

Peptide therapy is used to boost immune system function in immunocompromised cancer patients. There are currently over 60 FDA approved peptide medications and another 140 undergoing clinical trials. Medical use of peptides is proven to be safe and effective, as shown by their popularity.

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Enhancements in performance, body composition changes, hormonal Insufficiency, and functional capacity has attracted many in the athletic performance and body-building communities. GHRH peptides soon garnered interest amongst anti-aging researchers and practitioners. Reversal of memory changes and cognitive decline and improvements in body composition, bone density, muscle mass and strength, decrease in body fat, and positive changes in cholesterol profiles have attracted many positive reviews amongst practitioners and patients.

Peptide therapy uses specific growth hormone secretagogues to stimulate your pituitary gland and regulate your immune system. Peptide therapy helps people fight back and decrease symptoms of aging. Peptide therapy has also been used to treat adult growth hormone insufficiency, metabolic disorders, and hormonal disorders.

We get asked all the time “does peptide therapy really work”, and the answer is always an astounding YES!

Individual results may vary, but our patients note tremendous benefits of peptide therapy including:

  • Easy weight loss
  • Increased metabolism
  • Increased energy
  • Improved heart health
  • Decreased body fat
  • Increased lean muscle mass
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased bone mineral content
  • Improved immune system function and immune response
  • Quicker recovery from injuries and workouts
  • Improved mental clarity
  • Increased collagen production
  • Improved skin elasticity
  • Improved sex drive

For most patients, a 180-day (6 month) plan is recommended to experience the greatest benefits of peptide therapy.

Treatment Expectations:

Month one
Increased energy
Deeper and more restful sleep
Improved stamina
A more content state of mind

Month two
Decreased belly fat
Higher basal metabolic rate
Improved muscle tone
Better skin tone
Wrinkle reduction
Faster hair and nail growth

Month three
Improved mental focus and clarity
Increased flexibility
Better joint health
Increased motivation
More ambition
Enhanced libido (sex drive)

Month four
Increased mental acuity
Improved skin elasticity
Continued weight loss
Increased lean muscle mass

Month five
Decreased fatigue
Continued loss of belly fat
Improved skin tone and texture
Healthier hair

Month six
Better physique
Increased vitality
At least 10% reduction in body fat
At least 10% increase in lean muscle mass

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Growth hormone has a profound effect on the immune system. Long-lasting boosts of immunity can be a result of peptide therapy treatment. Peptide therapy triggers your immune system to fight against viruses and bacteria. Peptide therapy can improve the immune function of the immunosuppressed and people who have regulated immune systems.


Peptide therapy is a prescription only treatment and requires a visit with a peptide expert like Dr. Jeffrey Arbuckle. Peptides are available in multiple forms, but the most effective is liquid for subcutaneous injection. Once injected, Sermorelin or Ipamorelin work in just a few minutes to release human growth hormone from the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is most active while you sleep, so we suggest taking Ipamorelin or Sermorelin right at bedtime.


For most people, the loading period, the time it takes to reach maximum effect, for peptide therapy is about 3 to 6 months.


Fountain of You MD believes peptide therapy should be safe, easily accessible, convenient, and affordable for all. If you’re ready to learn more about the anti-aging benefits of peptide therapy, schedule an appointment with Fountain of You MD! To keep your health a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, we can schedule a convenient online telemedicine (telehealth) peptide therapy appointment. There are certain risk factors and considerations that may contraindicate the use of peptide therapy, so a consultation with an age-related specialist like Dr. Jeffrey Arbuckle is required. If you are a candidate for peptide therapy, Sermorelin or Ipamorelin can be shipped directly to you!


Our personalized treatment plans are specifically formulated to help you feel more energized, lose weight, and regain your sense of vitality. Fountain of You MD specializes in safe and effective peptide therapies to help improve your growth hormone levels and get you back to enjoying your life again.


Our core belief is that peptide therapy improves immune system function, energy levels, and the general sense of health and well-being. We understand that by effecting positive changes in body composition and anti-aging benefits, the quality of life will improve and lead to overall better health. Fountain of You MD in Virginia Beach, VA is an innovative anti-aging and hormone health clinic committed to helping men and women across Hampton Roads look and feel their best at every stage of life.


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