GHK-Cu (ANTI-AGING & HAIR GROWTH)
An anti-aging powerhouse, GHK-CU Copper Peptide promotes quicker wound healing and stimulates increased collagen. GHK-CU is considered a skin savior for its many benefits. This tripeptide is naturally present in human plasma and many tissues. As a copper peptide, GHK-Cu protein fragments attract to copper ions, which play critical roles in the normal functioning of the human body. The peptide attracts immune cells, while also stimulating glycosaminoglycan synthesis. GHK-Cu can increase the production of mRNA and other proteins, thereby facilitating tissue maintenance and repair.
Produce antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
Remove damaged tissue proteins
Reduce infections and heal wounds
Lower nerve damage and pain
Boost skin collagen production by 70%
Reduce wrinkles and fine lines by 35%
Tighten loose skin and reverse thinning of aged skin
Repair protective skin barrier proteins
Improve skin firmness, elasticity, and clarity
Reduce fine lines, depth of wrinkles, and improve the structure of aged skin
Smooth rough skin
Reduce photodamage, mottled hyperpigmentation, skin spots, and lesions
Improve overall skin appearance
Stimulate wound healing
Protect skin cells from UV radiation
Reduce inflammation and free radical damage
Increase hair growth and thickness, enlarge hair follicle size
GHK-Cu may also protect the body against liver fibrosis and serve as an anti-cancer therapy.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the human copper-binding peptide GHK-Cu (glycyl-l-histidyl-l-lysine) is a small, naturally occurring tri-peptide present in human plasma that also can be released from tissues in case of an injury. Since its discovery, GHK-Cu established itself as a powerful protective and regenerative ingredient, which is currently widely used in skin and hair products.
It has been widely used in anti-aging and cosmetic products in humans for decades without any adverse effects, and can be easily incorporated in creams, liposomes, dermal patches or delivered through microneedles.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHERE ARE YOUR GROWTH HORMONE PRODUCTS MADE?
When it comes to prescribing synthetic Growth Hormone, you want to make sure that you have made sure that is the therapy you really need. Most times it is not a requirement and there are plenty of men’s health clinics that will gladly overcharge you for this.
At Optimal Men’s Center, we believe with our guidance we can help you to achieve and maintain an Optimal life.
This is done first by learning what your goals are.
We will usually help your body reach your goals much more safely (versus synthetic HGH) by prescribing Peptide Therapy to assist your body to make more Growth Hormone naturally. All of our Peptide Therapies are made here in the U.S. at licensed pharmacies. These include, Sermorelin, Ipamorelin, Tesamorelin, AOD 9604, CJC 1295, IGF-1, and IGF LR3, which are all compounded medications.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF GROWTH HORMONE PRODUCTS?
There are very few side effects from growth hormone releasing hormones / peptides and IGF-1/IGF LR3. Growth hormone side effects are typically dose related and may include redness at injection site, hyperglycemia, headache, flushing, joint pain, hyperactivity and in even rare cases a rash. By lowering the dose you can usually minimize or completely remove all side effects.
HOW LONG CAN I STAY ON THIS TYPE OF PROGRAM?
Even though most therapies have no specific length of time to be on treatment, there are some guidelines that we recommend that patients follow. For example, Epitalon, which has been shown to lengthen and strengthen telomeres by increasing the production of telomerase (protecting your DNA). If you want to slow down aging, then this is the peptide for you. However, we do recommend that patients use this no more than 80-90 days per year. It is recommended that those patients administering a long-acting CJC (1295) molecule to have “hormone holidays” of three months each three to six months. This allows the pituitary to recover. During these holidays, Sermorelin is used instead of CJC 1295.
Sermorelin is also a great initiator because it can be used for 6 months or longer and have no long-term issues. However, we do recommend all patients consider taking a break at 6 months for at least one month off.
Sometimes treatment can range from a few months to indefinitely. This choice is made by the patient and the doctor to maximize the goals and results of treatment.
WHICH IS BETTER, RELEASING HORMONES / PEPTIDES, IGF-1 OR REGULAR GROWTH HORMONE?
It all depends on your goals. The first thing to do is get your IGF-1 and/or growth hormone levels tested. If your goal is to get your pituitary gland to produce more growth hormone on its own then Sermorelin, Ipamorelin, or CJC 1295 is probably the route you want to take.
If your IGF-1 levels are in the lower range, you can take IGF-1 or IGF LR3 and directly increase levels. IGF-1 is produced by the liver as a result of growth hormone stimulation. If your growth hormone levels are minimal then a stimulation test will be done. If you have an outcome where you produce little growth hormone, Synthetic Growth Hormone (HGH) may need to be initiated. Generally, we do not prescribe HGH without a secondary referral or consultation. HGH his will give you the benefit of GH (Growth Hormone – see below) in your system. It is possible that by stimulating the system with HGH we can reset and be able to naturally cause your pituitary gland to produce its own again and remove the synthetic HGH. We can customize your treatment plan.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GROWTH HORMONE THERAPY?
Growth Hormone Therapy offers the following benefits:
-Can promote healthy aging
-Can improve stamina
-Can improve recovery and repair of your cells
-Can reset the failing system to slow down aging
-Can increase the natural production of human growth hormone
-Can improve physical performance and increases protein synthesis
-Can stimulate the immune system
-Can increase plasma IGF-1
-Can improve sleep quality
-Can help decrease body fat
-Can increase lean muscle mass, strength, and endurance
-Can help reduce liver uptake of glucose
-Can increase calcium retention, and strengthen and increase the mineralization of bone
-Can contribute to the maintenance and function of pancreas cells
Through the growth hormone therapy options available, you can see dramatic results and long-term positive changes to your body.
GROWTH HORMONE THERAPY CONSULTATIONS
All patients always work directly with one of our licensed physicians to ensure patient safety and confidentiality.
It is important to remember that any program or treatment we offer at OPTIMAL MEN’S CENTER carrying the phrase 'Anti-Aging’ is not intended to stop or prevent one from aging. It is designed to assist individuals with managing their aging process. This will improve the overall quality of life.