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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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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Why Understanding Food Serving Sizes Is Important for Weight Loss

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If you want to lose weight, you need to get better at knowing how many calories you eat. With some foods, like peanut butter or ice cream, that’s actually really hard to do. Here’s why it’s important to be a little more accurate than “Eh, that looks like one serving” if you want to lose weight.

A bagel, two tablespoons of peanut butter, or any other serving size is hard to imagine if you don’t know exactly what it looks like. Test it out: make a peanut butter and whatever sandwich, using only one serving of peanut butter (that’s two tablespoons, or 32 grams). Go ahead and use a measuring spoon, which is still prone to a lot of error. Now weigh out your portion in grams. What did you get?

 If you’ve never paid attention to this stuff before, it could very well be twice the serving size, or twice the calories! If you’re off by even 10 grams, that’s still extra calories you never accounted for. Clearly, it’s easy to overdo it on your favorite foods without even realizing it. If you nailed the perfect serving size, congrats!

Tracking and weighing foods aren’t for everyone and a lot of work, but they’re a powerful process for weight loss. Note that calorie information can have up to a 25% margin of error and you’ll never be truly accurate (which is okay). Be careful not to be obsessed with weighing and tracking every leaf of lettuce, cereal flake, and anything else you eat. That’s overkill. Just do it for a couple of weeks with your most commonly eaten foods to get a sense of what appropriate serving sizes should look like.

Written By: Stephanie Lee

Article Source: http://vitals.lifehacker.com/why-understanding-food-serving-sizes-is-important-for-w-1790289391

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How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss

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If you’ve lost a lot of weight recently, or you’ve been following the tips you’ve read from the Get-Fit Guy, such as Which Workout Burns The Most Fat? or How to Tone and Lose Fat in One Body Part , then you may have noticed that you have a bit of loose skin hanging around. From extra skin under the arms to a hanging pouch around the stomach, loose skin can pose an embarrassing problem, especially if weight loss has been achieved rapidly.

In 2016, skin tightening is still a hot topic. MIT reported that a new material was created to temporarily tighten skin, saying it could be used to “provide cosmetic improvement.”

 

In this article you’ll learn why skin gets lose, how to tighten loose skin after fat loss, and you’ll also find out which creams, medical procedures, nutrition tactics and exercises will successfully tighten loose skin. Here’s how to tighten skin after you’ve been losing weight:

Why Skin Gets Loose After Weight Loss

Since it has to stretch as we move, grow, and–as in the case of weight loss–shrink, skin is an incredibly elastic living organ. Yes, that’s right, skin is not just one big piece of rubber that covers the entire body, but is instead an organ, and just like all the other organs in your body, it is comprised of cells.

Different layers of your skin have different types of cells, and though the skin cells on the outer part of your skin (the epidermis) are constantly being lost and replaced with new cells, the skin cells under the epidermis are a bit more permanent. These layers of the skin, called the dermis and subdermis, are made up of elastic connective tissues, fibers, blood vessels and all sorts of components that can stretch or contract depending on how they’re treated.

What Happens to Your Skin When You Lose Weight?

When you lose weight, and especially when you lose weight very quickly, these elastic components of your skin not only lose the layers of fat that keep them stretched out over your body, but they also don’t have much time for their elasticity to adapt to your new shape.

In addition to weight loss, age, poor nutrition, dehydration, excessive sun exposure, and smoking can all affect the elasticity of the skin and give you that elephant-like appearance you probably don’t want.

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How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss

As you lose fat and your loose skin begins to appear, the first rule is: don’t panic! Because it is a living organ, your skin will slowly return to a shape that fits your new body. But since that process can take up to two years, here are steps you can take to make your skin tighten more quickly:

Tip #1: Don’t Lose Weight Too Quickly

As mentioned, in addition to weight loss, age, poor nutrition, dehydration, excessive sun exposure, and smoking can all affect the elasticity of the skin.

Crash diets and excessive amounts of time spent exercising can rapidly shed both muscle and fat, resulting in a double-whammy on your skin–the supportive underlying muscular structure that holds skin against your body is lost, as is the fat that keeps the skin stretched out.

Quick and dirty tip for not losing weight too quickly: Aim for 1-2 pounds of fat loss per week, and make sure your weight loss program includes weight lifting so that you do not lose lean muscle. Check out more weight lifting and strength training tips here.

Tip #2: Stay Hydrated

Attend to your hydration needs. Water is a crucial component of maintaining skin elasticity. From both food and drink, you should be taking in at least two liters of water each day. A wonderful resource for learning more about proper hydration is this article from Nutrition Diva: How Much Water Should I Drink?

Tip #3: Eat Properly

Two necessary ingredients that keep skin plump and elastic are collagen and elastin. Protein-rich foods such as cottage cheese, milk, legumes, tofu, beans, seeds, nuts, and fish all contain collagen and elastin forming components, as well as oils to help maintain healthy skin.

Quick and dirty protein tip: For optimum absorption, squeeze 100-200 calories of these protein sources in immediately after your workout. For more on what to eat when working out, see my article on what to eat before and after exercising.

Tip #4: Take Care of Your Skin

Nourish and care for your skin. Daily exfoliation can help to remove dead skin cells and increase skin circulation. A hot bath with sea salts and minerals can improve skin tone. Skin tightening creams with herbal formulas and ingredients such as aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, yeast extract, soy protein, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin A can help to hydrate and increase collagen and elastin formation in skin.

Stay away from harsh detergents, such a sulfates in soaps, shampoos and dishwashing liquids, limit your sun exposure and stay away from tanning booths, and limit your exposure to hot and chlorinated water—all of these things will decrease skin elasticity.

Quick and dirty tip: If you swim for fitness, use soap and shampoos that are specially designed to remove chlorine.

When to Consider Surgery for Loose Skin

Skin can only be stretched so far before it loses some of its ability to snap back. If you’ve had a 9-month pregnancy, then you’ll be able to tighten your loose skin. But if you’ve carried a hundred or more extra pounds for many years, you may be a candidate for plastic surgery to tighten and lift loose skin. This fix should only be used in extreme cases, and I should warn you: my clients who have undergone this operation have actually gained more fat afterwards while they were rehabilitating from surgery!

Bottom Line

As mentioned earlier, elasticity of your skin will naturally decrease with age. Though you can address issues such as not losing weight too quickly, staying properly hydrated, eating the right foods, and caring for your skin, you simply have no control over your age! Quick and dirty tip: Rather than letting age stress you out, you should focus on the things over which you have control—like exercising and eating right—and you’ll find that you always look good.

Whether you have a kangaroo pouch, an orangutan chin, or elephant legs, you can use the tips in this article to tighten loose skin or prevent loose skin in the first place.

Written By: Ben Greenfield

Article Source: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/how-to-tighten-loose-skin-after-weight-loss

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Fructose Feeds Fat

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The simple carbohydrate is linked to increase in fat deposits and body weight.

Due in large part to an ever-increasing presence of high-fructose corn syrup in prepared foods, fructose – a simple carbohydrate derived from fruit and vegetables, has become a predominant component of the standard American diet. Researchers from the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois (Illinois, USA), studied two groups of mice for two-and-a-half months: one group was fed a diet in which 18% of the calories came from fructose – mimicking the intake of adolescents in the United States, and the other was fed 18%   from glucose.  Not only did the fructose-fed mice display significantly increased body weight, liver mass, and fat mass in comparison to the glucose-fed mice, they also were less active.  The study authors report that: “The present study suggests that fructose per se, in the absence of excess energy intake, increases fat deposition and [body weight] potentially by reducing physical activity”.

 

Article Source: http://www.worldhealth.net/news/fructose-feeds-fat/

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