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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Exercise Hormone Helps Shed, Prevent Fat

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New study discovers that exercise produces irisin, which helps convert calorie-storing white fat cells into energy-burning brown fat cells.

The hormone “irisin” was discovered in 2012, by a Harvard Medical School professor and his team. The team discovered that the hormone levels of irisin rise through exercise, converting white fat (bad fat) into brown fat (good fat). The conversion of the good fat burns more calories than exercise alone, which is beneficial for individuals needing to lose a few extra pounds.

Dr. Li-Jun Yang, professor of hematopathology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, headed the new research. The team’s main objective was to acquire more knowledge about the hormone, and how its conversion process works. The research will be the first of it’s kind to explore the hormone’s effects on human fat cells and tissues. The team observed that the irisin hormone obstructs the formation of fatty tissue, when the hormone levels are increased at the time of physical exertion. While people are exercising, they are actually releasing a hormone that helps shed unwanted body fat, and prevents fat from forming. Not only does exercising release the fat burning hormone (irisin), it also helps to strengthen the bones, and improve the health of people living with cardiovascular disease.

Irisin shows promise as a possible target to support those with obesity and type 2 diabetes. The exercise hormone increases the amount of energy the brown fat cells use. The test the researchers conducted began with the collection of fat cells, taken by 28 participants who have undergone breast reduction surgery. The fat samples were exposed to irisin, and the results showed a fivefold increase in UCP1 protein, a critical component in the fat burning process. Dr. Yang and his colleagues concluded that irisin suppresses the formation of fat cells, by reducing the amount of fat cells by up to 60%, when they were compared with the control group. The results prove that irisin reduces the amount of fat stored in the body, by impeding the process that turns undifferentiated stem cells into fat cells, while also promoting the stem cells’ differentiation into bone-forming cells.

Although there are no magical cures, or single approach to treat obesity, exercise and lifestyle changes are effective in weight loss. The fact that the body reduces small quantities of irisin, is reason enough to exercise regularly. While plans are being made to improve the use of irisin in shedding unwanted fat, researchers say that people can help themselves. This means exercising regularly, eating healthy, and changing the way they think. Exercise reduces fat, burns calories, promotes stronger bones, and improves cardiovascular health. Irisin’s role is to regulate fat cells, and help people to stay slender, trimmer and healthier. Another benefit of irisin is to reduce plague buildup in the arteries, and prevent inflammation in the cells.

Article Source: http://www.worldhealth.net/news/exercise-hormone-sheds-and-prevents-fat/

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What High-Fat Foods Should I Be Eating?

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By now you’ve probably gotten the message: dietary fat is not the enemy. When you reach for low-fat salad dressing or fat-free snack foods, you’re not doing your health or waistline any favors. “We’ve focused on fat reduction for 40 years, and it’s sent us in exactly the wrong direction in terms of obesity and diabetes,” says Dr. David Ludwig, a professor of nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health.

So which high-fat foods should be packing your plate? Start with nuts and vegetable oils, says Dr. Lydia Bazzano, a professor of nutrition at Tulane University.

Bazzano has coauthored several studies that found ditching carbs—rather than fat—is a healthier way to control appetite, lose weight and improve risk factors for heart disease. She says there’s still not a ton of good research looking at the health impacts of specific fat-rich foods.

But thanks to the PREDIMED study, which examined the impact of a Mediterranean diet on heart disease risks, nuts like walnuts and almonds and vegetable oils like extra virgin olive oil and sunflower oil are now well-established health champs. The monounsaturated fats in these foods appear to lower levels of bad cholesterol, which may explain their health benefits, Bazzano says.

Add fish and seeds to your shopping list, says Fumiaki Imamura, a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Imamura’s research suggests the polyunsaturated fatty acids in these two food groups are protective against oxidative stress and unhealthy blood sugar adaptations, and therefore may lower your risk for diabetes—among other diseases.

All the foods mentioned above are great. But don’t get too caught up in all the talk about monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fatty acids, warns Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, chair of nutrition at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. “It’s about all the other nutrients and compounds a food source contains, not just its fatty acids,” he says.

The health benefits associated with olive oil, for example, may have a lot to do with the olive skin’s healthful bioactive compounds, not just its monounsaturated fat content, Mozaffarian explains. Also, some of the health perks linked to cheese or Greek yogurt may have more to do with the healthy bacteria that come from the fermenting process, not each of these food’s levels of fat.

Speaking of cheese and yogurt, should we all be eating butter, milk and other dairy foods? The answer is murky. Mozaffarian says there’s some evidence—but nothing conclusive—that the medium-chain and branch-chain amino acids found in dairy fat may be good for you. “Things like butter are probably neutral,” he adds. “So probably not worth either emphasizing or avoiding in your diet.”

Ludwig agrees, saying there’s no “nutritional requirement” for dairy. But if you decide to eat dairy, “the existing epidemiological evidence suggests full-fat dairy is associated with healthier outcomes than low-fat dairy,” he says. (Keep this in mind the next time you’re ordering a “skinny” skim-milk latte.)

If you’re looking for the simplest rule of thumb, follow Mozaffarian’s golden rule: “Eat foods that give rise to life.” Nuts, nut butters, seeds, seed oils, olives, olive oil and avocados all fit the bill.

“It’s also crucial to point out that the benefits come from replacing carbs with healthy fats,” he adds. Think fewer crackers and bagels, and more olive oil-drenched salads sprinkled with seeds and nuts.

Article Source: http://time.com/4518041/high-fat-foods-avocado-olive-oil/

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Progesterone: A Key Ingredient for Optimal Health

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There seems to be a common misconception among physicians and patients that all hormones are the same.  Of course,   this is not true, but it shows the pharmaceutical propaganda machine is working. The basic difference between chemical   hormones and natural hormones is that one has side-effects and the other does not. This is because side-effects are a   property of drugs not foods. Consequently, it follows that hormones obtained from natural food sources, also known as   “bio-identical hormones,” do not have the same negative effects associated with synthetic hormone drug products.

The most common prescription hormone drugs include various forms of estrogen and progestin, a synthetic progesterone   that acts more like estrogen than progesterone. Female patients are typically prescribed these synthetic hormone drugs to   help with their menstrual cycle or menopause. In general, estrogen has a very broad physiological role for males as well   as females. The effects of estrogen include, but are not limited to, the following: water retention, aging, stress, memory   loss, hypoglycemia, increased fat, hypothyroidism, miscarriage, infertility, uterine fibroids, blood clotting, vascular spasm,   increased cholesterol, gall bladder disease, and cancer.

The main cause of hormone-related health problems in women is not due to the absolute deficiency of estrogen or   progesterone but rather the relative dominance of estrogen and relative deficiency of progesterone. For this reason,   hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with estrogen alone without an opposing progesterone, such as the prescription   drug Premarin, should be avoided. This chemicalized hormonal substitute differs from the natural estrogen in one’s body   and contributes to increased estrogen. Increased estrogen, in turn, increases the risk of DNA damage, cancer (e.g.,   endometrial, breast cancer, etc.), and estrogen dominance. Other contributing factors to excess estrogen include adrenal   fatigue, environmental estrogen, obesity, stress, poor diet, and lack of exercise.

Estrogen excess may result in such common maladies as depression, weight gain insomnia, anxiety, blood sugar   imbalance, migraine headaches, and chronic fatigue due to adrenal gland exhaustion. Moreover, stress can result not   only in adrenal gland exhaustion, but reduced progesterone output and increased estrogen production. A further reduction   in progesterone output contributes to all the problems associated estrogen dominance (“Acute stress persistently   enhances estrogen levels in the female rat,” Shors et al., Stress. 3(2):163-71, 1999

Interestingly, nature has provided us with progesterone, which acts as an antagonist to estrogen. For example, estrogen   stimulates breast cysts while progesterone protects against breast cysts. Estrogen enhances salt and water retention   while progesterone is a natural diuretic. Estrogen is associated with breast and endometrial cancers, while progesterone   has a cancer preventive effect. In fact, studies have shown that premenopausal women deficient in progesterone had 5.4   times the risk of breast cancer compared to healthy women (“Breast cancer incidence in women with a history of   progesterone deficiency,” Cowan et al., Am J Epidemiol, 114(2):209-17, Aug 1981).

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions that patients have about progesterone:

1. Is progesterone supplementation safe? Yes. No side effects have been attributed to natural progesterone in either   the scientific or medical literature. While large doses of estrogen have been found to destroy certain areas of the   adrenal cortex, large doses of progesterone have been shown to have anti-stress effects without harming the   adrenals.

2. Should I take progesterone if I’m pregnant? A “Medical News” item in a 1976 issue of JAMA reports a study   showing that progesterone probably plays a critical role in preventing rejection of the fetus by the mother. Its use   before and during pregnancy is also associated with a reduced incidence of birth defects.  Studies in animals have   also shown that prenatal progesterone increases brain size, which is associated with a long life.  Conversely, excess   estrogen reduces brain size and damages behavior, which may, in turn, adversely affect a subsequent generation   (“The Epigenetics of Sex Differences in the Brain,” McCarthy et al.J Neurosci. 2009 Oct 14; 29(41):12815–12823).

3. Can I use progesterone for weight loss? Yes. The primary reasons for using progesterone for weight loss purposes   are to decrease the effects of insulin and adrenaline. This is because insulin transports sugar into the fat tissue for   storage which, in turn, stimulates the release of adrenaline to raise sugar levels again creating a positive feedback   loop. Consequently, as the episodes of hypoglycemia decrease the production of adrenaline to counteract   hypoglycemia also decreases. Decreased adrenaline means that less sugar is produced, less insulin is needed for   storing sugar as fat, and thus, more weight can be lost.

4. Does progesterone help with insomnia? Yes. Progesterone, which is most highly concentrated in the brain tissue,   increases GABA production in the brain which, in turn, promotes sleep.

5. What is the recommended daily dosage of progesterone? The physiologic dose of progesterone for the non-  pregnant female is 10-50 mg/day and 10 mg/day in the post-menopausal female. Pregnenolone, a precursor to   progesterone, may be taken as anywhere from 30-150 mg/day for women whereas the physiologic of pregnenolone   for a man is 5-10 mg/day. In general, the best time to use progesterone for weight loss is 1-3 minutes before eating.

by Daniel F. Royal, DO, HMD, JD Owner of the Royal Medical Clinic, Henderson, NV

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