Benefits of Sermorelin w/GHRP2 in the First Six Months

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Sermorelin and GHRP2 both stimulate the patient’s own pituitary gland by binding to specific receptors that increase production and secretion of endogenous Human Growth Hormone (HGH).  GHRP2 also acts as an appetite suppressant allowing for increased weight loss.

First Month

Weight loss/Body fat reduction

Vivid dreams

Better, sounder sleep

Improved stamina

Optimistic attitude

 

Second Month 

Improved muscle tone

Increased strength

Improved skin tone

Improved nail growth

Better digestion

Weight loss/Body fat reduction

Improved vision

Enhanced sexual function

 

Third Month

Improved mental process

Enhanced productivity

Faster wound healing

Hair re-growth

Increased libido

Increased muscle size

Faster recovery from muscle soreness

Reduced PMS symptoms

Greater body flexibility

Reduced pain

 

Fourth Month

Heightened improvements with all of the above

At times improvements may seem to diminish or plateau

Rejuvenation is still a process. Benefits should resume with continued improvements

 

Fifth Month

Improved weight loss and reduction of inches

Improved skin texture and appearance

Skin thickening and greater elasticity

Reduction of skin wrinkles

Thickening of hair with a shiny, healthy appearance

Continuation of improved muscle tone

 

Sixth Month

Diminished cellulite

Improved resistance to colds, flu and other illnesses

Improved eyesight

Healing of old wounds

Disappearance of pain and soreness

Improved body contour

 

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Do We Need to Give Up Alcohol to Lose Weight? Not Necessarily

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People trying to lose weight — or not gain weight — are frequently advised to “lay off the booze.” Although organizations like Weight Watchers offer ways to drink wisely within their plans, alcohol, with seven calories a gram and no compensating nutrients, is commonly thought to derail most efforts at weight control.

After the winter holidays, I often hear people blame alcohol for added pounds, not just from its caloric contribution but also because it can undermine self-control and stimulate the appetite and desire for fattening foods.

Yet you probably know people who routinely drink wine with dinner, or a cocktail before it, and never put on an unwanted pound. Given that moderate drinkers tend to live longer than teetotalers, I’d love a glass of wine or a beer with dinner if I could do so without gaining, so I looked into what science has to say about alcohol’s influence on weight.

Despite thousands of studies spanning decades, I discovered that alcohol remains one of the most controversial and confusing topics for people concerned about controlling their weight.

I plowed through more than two dozen research reports, many with conflicting findings on the relationship between alcohol and weight, and finally found a thorough review of the science that can help people determine whether drinking might be compatible with effective weight management.

The review, published in 2015 in Current Obesity Reports, was prepared by Gregory Traversy and Jean-Philippe Chaput of the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute in Ottawa, Ontario.

The reviewers first examined so-called cross-sectional studies, studies that assessed links between alcohol intake and body mass index among large groups of people at a given moment in time. The most common finding was that, in men on average, drinking was “not associated” with weight, whereas among women, drinking either did not affect weight or was actually associated with a lower body weight than among nondrinkers.

Their summary of the findings: Most such studies showed that “frequent light to moderate alcohol intake” — at most two drinks a day for men, one for women — “does not seem to be associated with obesity risk.” However, binge drinking (consuming five or more drinks on an occasion) and heavy drinking (more than four drinks in a day for men, or more than three for women) were linked to an increased risk of obesity and an expanding waistline. And in a departure from most of the other findings, some of the research indicated that for adolescents and (alas) older adults, alcohol in any amount may “promote overweight and a higher body fat percentage.”

Prospective studies, which are generally considered to be more rigorous than cross-sectional studies and which follow groups of people over time, in this case from several months to 20 years, had varied results and produced “no clear picture” of the relationship between alcohol and weight. Several found either no relationship or a negative relationship, at least in women, while others found that men who drank tended to risk becoming obese, especially if they were beer drinkers.

The conclusion from the most recent such studies: While heavy drinkers risked gaining weight, “light to moderate alcohol intake is not associated with weight gain or changes in waist circumference.”

The studies Dr. Chaput ranked as “most reliable” and “providing the strongest evidence” were controlled experiments in which people were randomly assigned to consume given amounts of alcohol under monitored conditions. One such study found that drinking two glasses of red wine with dinner daily for six weeks did not result in weight gain or a greater percentage of body fat in 14 men, when compared with the same diet and exercise regimen without alcohol. A similar study among 20 overweight, sedentary women found no meaningful change in weight after 10 weeks of consuming a glass of wine five times a week.

However, the experimental studies were small and the “intervention periods” were short. Dr. Chaput noted that even a very small weight gain over the course of 10 weeks can add up to a lot of extra pounds in five years unless there is a compensating reduction in food intake or increase in physical activity.

Unlike protein, fats and carbohydrates, alcohol is a toxic substance that is not stored in the body. Alcohol calories are used for fuel, thus decreasing the body’s use of other sources of calories. That means people who drink must eat less or exercise more to maintain their weight.

Dr. Chaput said he is able to keep from gaining weight and body fat despite consuming “about 15 drinks a week” by eating a healthy diet, exercising daily and monitoring his weight regularly.

Big differences in drinking patterns between men and women influence the findings of alcohol’s effects on weight, he said. “Men are more likely to binge drink and to drink beer and spirits, whereas women mostly drink wine and are more likely than men to compensate for extra calories consumed as alcohol.”

Genetics are also a factor, Dr. Chaput said, suggesting that alcohol can be more of a problem among people genetically prone to excessive weight gain. “People who are overweight to begin with are more likely to gain weight if they increase their alcohol intake,” he said.

Furthermore, as I and countless others have found, alcohol has a “disinhibiting” effect and can stimulate people to eat more when food is readily available. “The extra calories taken in with alcohol are stored as fat,” he reminded drinkers.

Here’s the bottom line: Everyone is different. The studies cited above average the results among groups of people and thus gloss over individual differences. Even when two people start out weighing the same and eat, drink and exercise the same amount, adding alcohol to the mix can have different consequences.

The critical ingredient is self-monitoring: weighing yourself regularly, even daily, at the same time of day and under the same circumstances. If you’re a moderate drinker and find yourself gradually putting on weight, try cutting down on, or cutting out, alcohol for a few months to see if you lose, gain or stay the same.

Or, if you’re holding off on drinking but gradually gaining weight and have no medical or personal reason to abstain from alcohol, you might try having a glass of wine on most days to see if your weight stabilizes or even drops slightly over the coming months.

You might also consult a reliable source on the sometimes surprising differences in calorie content among similar alcoholic drinks. The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently published such a list, available at http://www.nutritionaction.com. Search for “Which alcoholic beverages have the most calories?” While you’ll find no difference in calories between white and red wines, depending on the brand, 12 ounces of beer can range from 55 to 320 calories.

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Article Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/well/do-we-need-to-give-up-alcohol-to-lose-weight-not-necessarily.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fwell&action=click&contentCollection=well&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=10&pgtype=sectionfront

 

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DHEA

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DHEA or Dehydroepiandrosterone, is the most abundant steroid found in the human blood stream. It is also one of the most reliable bio-markers of aging. DHEA is secreted by the adrenal glands, and also produced in the gonads (testes and ovaries), and the brain. It is sometimes called the “mother of all hormones” because it is the building block from which estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are produced, and is vital to health. Thousands of scientific article have been published on DHEA during the last 50 years, but a clear picture of its role in human health didn’t begin to merge until the 1990’s.

DHEA exhibits an amazingly wide diversity of effects!

DHEA has been reported to have anti-diabetic, anti-dementia, anti-obesity, anti-carcinogenic, anti-stress, immune-enhancing, anti-viral and anti-bacterial, anti-aging and anti-heart disease effects. In addition, research has shown that DHEA:

  • Is an anti-oxidant
  • Decreases body fat
  • Is a hormone regulator (it helps regulate the thyroid & pituitary glands, and enhances thymus gland function)
  • Decreases cholesterol
  • Stimulates the production of Human growth hormone
  • Boost immunity by stimulating killer cell activity (alleviation of symptoms inpatients with Lupus, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis etc)
  • Increases the sensitivity of cells to insulin
  • Assists in returning the body to a balanced state after a stress reaction
  • Improves cognitive function, bone formation and libido
  • Enhances mood by increasing the brain’s serotonin level

DHEA Levels Decrease With Age

Your DHEA  levels vary throughout your  life, and naturally decline as you get older.
We produce large amounts when we are young, and research shows that children’s brains require a significant amount of DHEA to grow and develop.  DHEA levels peak at age 25 and decline at a rate of about 2% a year, thereafter. It  isn’t until the mid forties, however, that we begin to the effects of lower DHEA levels. By age 80, most people’s  DHEA  blood  levels  are  only  about  15%  of  where  they  were  during  their 20’s. By the time we’re 90, DHEA levels are down to 5%

DHEA Deficiency

Symptoms  of  DHEA  deficiency  include:  poor  memory,  poor  resistance  to  noise,
anxiety, Lack of motivation, decreased  libido, decreased armpit and pubic hair, and
dry skin, eyes or hair.

Very  low  levels of DHEA have been  linked to Cardio-vascular disease  in men, some
cancers, trauma, and stress; Research has shown has shown that Alzheimer patients
have exhibited low DHEA levels, when compared to their healthy counterparts.
Other Factors that contribute to decreased DHEA levels:

  • Chronic disease
  • Excessive sugar intake
  • Nicotine
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Nutritional imbalances
  • A vegetarian diet low in cholesterol and healthy fats

Recommended Doses of DHEA

For men:  Typical  safe  dose  of  Plain  DHEA  range  from  25-100mg  daily.  DHEA  is  a
available in a Sublingual tablet, capsule, Topical cream or injectable forms. Dosages
depend on age, symptoms and blood levels.

For Women: In order to avoid potential side effects which  include Acne, Facial hair
growth,  deeper  voice,  thinning  hair  and  genital  virilization,  a  maximum  of  25mg
daily is recommended in divided dosage. Effective dose range from 5mg-25mg.

What Is 7-Keto DHEA?

Keto DHEA, also known as 7-Keto, is a metabolite of the adrenal hormone DHEA. But
because It doesn’t break down into the sex hormones Estrogen or Testosterone, is it
considered non-hormonal. Many of  the potential side effects associated with DHEA
are avoided: such as Acne, facial hair growth in women and hair loss.

Functions of 7-Keto DHEA include:

  • Increases muscle mass
  • Decreases stress
  • Increases metabolic rate by increase levels of Free T3
  • Accelerate weight loss in healthy adult

Weight Loss

7-Keto  DHEA  has  clinically  been  shown  to  increase metabolism  and  contribute  to healthy weight loss. One way  that 7-Keto contributes to weight loss is by increasing the activity of thermogenic enzymes responsible for fatty acid  oxidation. 7-Keto has been shown to accelerate fat loss threefold without any stimulant effect on the body.

It takes between 200mg-400mg in divided dosages a day, accompanied by balanced diet (calorie  restriction)  and  exercise  in  order  to  loose  significant  fat  and  enhance muscle mass. For women, 100mg twice/day of 7-Keto DHEA  is usually enough. Very  low  levels of DHEA have been  linked to Cardio-vascular disease  in men, some cancers, trauma, and stress; Research has shown has shown that Alzheimer patients have exhibited low DHEA levels, when compared to their healthy counterparts.

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The type, not just the amount, of sugar consumption matters in risk of health problems

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The type of sugar you eat—and not just calorie count—may determine your risk for chronic disease. A new study is the first of its kind to compare the effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function. The paper is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory Physiology.

Female rats were given a liquid solution of either glucose (a form of sugar found naturally in the body after carbohydrates are broken down) or fructose (sugar found in fruit and fruit juices) in addition to their normal diet of solid food. The rats received the sweetened solutions for eight weeks, roughly equivalent to a person eating large amounts of sugar for six years. The sugar-fed rats were compared with a control group that received plain drinking water in addition to their food supply.

Researchers found that although both sugar-fed groups consumed more calories than the control group, the total calorie intake of the glucose-fed rats was higher than the rats that were given fructose. Another surprising observation was that “despite this difference, only the fructose group exhibited a significant increase in final body weight,” wrote the research team.

In addition to higher weight gain, the fructose group showed more markers of vascular disease and liver damage than the glucose group. These included high triglycerides, increased liver weight, decreased fat burning in the liver (a factor that can contribute to fatty liver) and impaired relaxation of the aorta, which can affect blood pressure.

These findings suggest that an increase in the amount of calories consumed due to sweeteners is not the only factor involved in long-term health risks. The type of sugar may also play a role in increasing risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

More information: Gemma Sangüesa et al. TYPE OF SUPPLEMENTED SIMPLE SUGAR, NOT MERELY CALORIE INTAKE, DETERMINES ADVERSE EFFECTS ON METABOLISM AND AORTIC FUNCTION IN FEMALE RATS, American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology (2016). DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00339.2016

Read more at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-01-amount-sugar-consumption-health-problems.html#jCp

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Post-Meal Coffee Changes Metabolic Markers

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When enjoyed after a meal, coffee may increase levels of an appetite-regulating hormone, improve blood sugar levels, and boost endothelial function.

Coffee contains a number of compounds – most notably, polyphenols that numerous previous studies suggest exert beneficial effects for metabolic and cardiovascular disorders.  Japanese researchers enrolled 19 healthy men in a study in which each subject was given a test meal with a polyphenol-rich coffee drink (365 mg of chlorogenic acids), or placebo drink; subjects later crossed over to the other intervention.  Testing 3 hours after the meal revealed that the coffee polyphenol beverage lowered blood glucose significantly, and increased flow mediated dilation (FMD) – a marker of blood flow and vascular health.  As well, the coffee polyphenol beverage increased post-meal levels of an appetite-regulating hormone (GLP1).  The study authors write that: “these results suggest that coffee polyphenol consumption improves postprandial hyperglycemia and vascular endothelial function, which is associated with increased GLP-1 secretion and decreased oxidative stress in healthy humans.”

Article Source: http://www.worldhealth.net/news/post-meal-coffee-changes-metabolic-markers/

 

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Millions of people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

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New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E – which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this condition that’s often related to obesity.

A study just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also made it clear that conventional tests to measure vitamin E levels in the blood may have limited accuracy compared to tests made in research laboratories, to the point that conventional tests can actually mask an underlying problem.

Vitamin E – one of the more difficult micronutrients to obtain by dietary means – is an antioxidant important for cell protection. It also affects gene expression, immune function, aids in repair of wounds and the damage of atherosclerosis, is important for vision and neurologic function, and largely prevents fat from going rancid.

Nutrition surveys have estimated that 92 percent of men and 96 percent of women in the United States fail to get an adequate daily intake of vitamin E in their diet. It is found at high levels in almonds, wheat germ, various seeds and oils, and at much lower levels in some vegetables and salad greens, such as spinach and kale.

This study was done by researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University and the Human Nutrition Program at The Ohio State University, as a double-blind, crossover clinical trial focusing on vitamin E levels in people with metabolic syndrome. It was supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Dairy Council and DSM Nutrition.

“The research showed that people with metabolic syndrome need about 30-50 percent more vitamin E than those who are generally healthy,” said Maret Traber, a professor in the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and Ava Helen Pauling Professor in the Linus Pauling Institute.

“In previous work we showed that people with metabolic syndrome had lower bioavailability of vitamin E. Our current work uses a novel approach to measure how much vitamin E the body needs. This study clearly demonstrates that people with metabolic syndrome need a higher intake of this vitamin.”

More than 30 percent of the American public are obese, and more than 25 percent of the adults in the United States meet the criteria for metabolic syndrome, putting them at significantly increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes – primary causes of death in the developed world.

That syndrome is defined by diagnosis of three or more of several conditions, including abdominal obesity, elevated lipids, high blood pressure, pro-inflammatory state, a pro-thrombotic state and insulin resistance or impaired glucose tolerance.

This research, for the first time, also clearly outlined a flaw with conventional approaches to measuring vitamin E.

By “labeling” vitamin E with deuterium, a stable isotope of hydrogen, scientists were able to measure the amount of the micronutrient that was eliminated by the body, compared to the intake. The advanced research laboratory tests, which are not available to the general public, showed that people with metabolic syndrome retained 30-50 percent more vitamin E than healthy people – showing that they needed it. When the body doesn’t need vitamin E, the excess is excreted.

But in the group with metabolic syndrome, even as their tissues were taking up and retaining the needed vitamin E, their blood levels by conventional measurement appeared about the same as those of a normal, healthy person.

“We’ve discovered that vitamin E levels often look normal in the blood, because this micronutrient is attracted to high cholesterol and fat,” Traber said. “So vitamin E can stay at higher levels in the circulatory system and give the illusion of adequate levels, even as tissues are deficient.

“This basically means that conventional vitamin E blood tests as they are now being done are useless.”

The findings support the conclusion that people with metabolic syndrome have higher levels of oxidative and inflammatory stress, scientists said in their conclusion, and require more antioxidants such as vitamins E as a result.

Article Source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/osu-mop011717.php

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Sermorelin-GHRP 2, A Profound Effect on Body Composition with Renewed Energy!

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SERMORELIN – GHRP2 & GHRP6

Call Boston Testosterone Partners to learn more about our FDA approved Second Generation HGH releasing peptide therapy.

We are the Nation’s foremost medical experts in HGH optimization through the use of prescription Sermorelin GHRP2 & GHRP6!  Importantly, we are also the only Men’s Hormone Clinic that requires our pharmacies to send out Laboratory Analysis Reports with every Rx to every patient.

Far superior technology than any other Sermorelin product available in the US.  See the difference with BTP.

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Eliminate Cellulite

Increase Energy

Increase Mood and Memory

Increase Lean Muscle Mass

Reduce Body Fat

Improve Skin Tone

Lower Blood Pressure

Improve Cholesterol levels

Improve Kidney Function

 

At Boston Testosterone, our state-of-the-art compounding pharmacy has focused their considerable knowledge on producing a product that delivers greater benefits to the patient at a price that is more affordable than HGH. This exciting, new product, SERMORELIN GHRP2, has proven to be much more effective and have a more profound effect on body composition.

When we’re young, our bodies produce a growth hormone releasing factor that triggers our pituitary gland to produce and release human growth hormone (hGH) in levels that are sufficient to sustain good health and vitality. However, as we age, growth hormone releasing factor declines causing a decrease in the production and secretion of pituitary hGH. This often results in a growth hormone deficiency that can erode health, diminish vigor and vitality, and lead to a host of undesirable symptoms.

A Natural, Effective, Affordable Alternative

Traditionally, adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD) has been treated by substituting natural hGH with recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH). Now, our breakthrough product, SERMORELIN GHRP2 offers a natural, effective, and affordable alternative to recombinant human growth hormone for those suffering the symptoms of age-related growth hormone deficiency.

Developed in 1998 by Serono Laboratories, Inc., the makers of Saizen hGH, FDA approved Sermorelin is the most natural and effective treatment for AGHD. As a releasing agent, SERMORELIN GHRP2 triggers the pituitary gland to produce your own natural growth hormone. Your body regulates the level and frequency of hGH release, so you don’t experience the side effects associated with injected rhGH.

No Off Cycles! 

SERMORELIN GHRP2 requires no off-cycles. In fact, the longer you use it, the better your pituitary gland functions, more like it did when you were younger!!  In addition, SERMORELIN GHRP2 can be used to re-stimulate the natural production of human growth hormone, making it a very effective off-cycle medication for those on an injected rhGH therapy program.

At our pharmacy, we’ve combined the pituitary-supporting effects of Sermorelin with the stimulating action of GHRP-2 (Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide). GHRP-2 stimulates the pituitary gland which causes an increase in growth hormone release. In addition to amplifying your GH releasing Hormone, GHRP-2 also acts to suppress other hormones that inhibit your body’s natural growth hormone secretion. GHRP-2 also supports your central nervous system by protecting neurons, as well as, increasing strength similar to the way certain steroids in the dihydrotestosterone family do.

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Restore Your Health and Vitality!

Bottom line, restoring optimal growth hormone levels can sustain and promote youthful anatomy and physiology, thereby helping to restore the health and vitality often lost with age-related growth hormone deficiency. SERMORELIN GHRP2 not only provides the youth restoring benefits of hGH on body composition, it also helps maintain good pituitary health.

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