Peptide therapy is a proven wellness treatment that has been shown to have many benefits. One of the most powerful peptides in the health and wellness sphere is Ipamorelin/CJC-1295, which is used for its anti-aging properties. Here’s what to know about Ipamorelin/CJC-1295 and where to book your peptide therapy appointment in Nolensville, TN.
Ipamorelin or CJC-1295 is a synthetically manufactured, molecularly identical growth-releasing hormone stimulant that works to help the body secrete more of its own natural growth-releasing hormones.
Originally, this peptide was developed in the early 2000s to treat excess weight gain and obesity in people with comorbid Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Since then, the peptide has been shown to have many benefits with few risks, making it an ideal treatment for most individuals, even those who are not sick.
Individuals who are overweight or obese may have fewer natural growth hormones in their bodies than people with healthy metabolisms. By treating these patients with a growth hormone analog, their bodies can begin to produce more of the necessary growth factors for healthy weight maintenance.
Ipamorelin/CJC-1295 works by binding itself to the pituitary gland after entering the bloodstream and crossing the blood-brain barrier. There, it stimulates the pituitary to release natural growth hormones, including insulin-like growth factors and plasma growth hormones. These help to naturally accelerate weight loss, boost the immune system, reduce blood sugar, and have many other valuable benefits.
Ipamorelin/CJC-1295 is generally well tolerated by patients receiving the treatment, however, there are some side effects to be aware of. These are usually mild and resolve on their own and are usually associated with the administration process. The most common side effects are those that occur at the injection site, such as mild redness, soreness, and bruising. Other side effects to note include but are not limited to:
Some patients report mild flu-like symptoms following their peptide treatment as their immune systems are triggered to start working harder, but these are typically minor and do not persist.
Ipamorelin/CJC-1295 is typically administered via subcutaneous injection. A small, thin needle is used to deliver the compound into the deepest layers of the skin, ideally into a fatty area where the compound can be absorbed more quickly and thoroughly.
Ipamorelin is a drug that acts very quickly, reaching its maximum peak efficacy about an hour after administration. Its half-life is relatively short at just 2 hours. CJC-1295 has a much longer half-life of about 6 days. The combination of both of these growth factors produces immediately noticeable results for patients that last roughly a week. Patients can schedule weekly appointments that fit their busy schedules.
Because Ipamorelin/CJC-1295 is so effective at improving endurance and energy levels, professional athletes are prohibited from receiving this treatment by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
At our wellness clinic in Nolensville, TN, we know how challenging it can be to keep up with the ever-increasing demands of work and home life. We offer hormone therapy, custom IV therapy, peptide therapy, weight loss and other health and wellness services designed to help you feel your best, even when facing tough challenges.
Contact our office today to book your appointment for a consultation to discuss peptide therapy and other treatment options. We will take a complete health history and work with you to create a customized treatment plan just for you.