Tβ4 has been used at our clinic with a great deal of success in patients suffering from Lyme disease or other infectious and/or inflammatory conditions. Tβ4 is very well tolerated and has not been found to cause any significant side effects. It can be taken on its own or in conjunction with an existing therapy, making it a versatile and valuable drug.
The weight lost by the 1mg group was slightly more than that achieved by the world’s largest selling prescription obesity medication in similar trials over the same period, without its troublesome side effects. The trial results also demonstrated a small but consistent improvement in cholesterol profiles, and a reduction in the number of patients with impaired glucose tolerance.

Injections of other compounds along with IGF-1 (which is a popular practice) can also cause serious health issues. The idea is that after an user administers a GHRP (like Ipamorelin) along with IGF-1, a selective pulse is then sent that stimulates the hypothalamus and pituitary to release even more growth hormone. But this may result in an eventual negative feedback loop that leaves you unable to produce your own growth hormone and stuck on injections forever. GHRP and synthetic HGH use has also been shown to cause joint pain, huge spikes in cortisol, excessive hunger, and splitting headaches.

Other peptides amplify the body’s response to its own testosterone site-specifically within muscle and bone only. Steroids, on the other hand, produce their highly desired anabolic effects by acting on these receptors, but also come coupled with the less-sought-after side effects of acne, oily skin, hair loss, aggression, breast enlargement and testicular shrinkage. It is for this reason, these amino acid chains are serving as an increasingly popular alternative to steroids amongst aesthetic gym goers, providing many of the anabolic effects without the unwanted side effect profile.
One proposed mechanism for reduced natriuretic peptide concentrations in obesity is the relative abundance of natriuretic peptide clearance receptors (NPR‐C) in adipose tissue.13, 22 Elevated insulin has also been linked to increased expression of NPR‐C in obese subjects.23 On the other hand, plasma Nt‐proANP and Nt‐proBNP levels are reduced in obesity to a comparable degree as the mature peptides. Because the pro‐peptides are not known to bind to NPR‐C, impaired synthesis or secretion likely plays a role in obesity.
Other studies have had similar results with regards to the effect of collagen supplementation in helping to promote fullness. One study consisted of 24 healthy adults testing the satiety effects of various protein supplements. The subjects had two breakfast meals with specific types of protein in each: one meal had alpha-lactalbumin, gelatin, or gelatin + tryptophan (TRP) (Breakfast 1) and the other meal contained casein, soy, whey, or whey + glycomacropeptide (GMP) (Breakfast 2). The study found that Breakfast 1, which included gelatin (collagen), was 40% more satiating than Breakfast 2, which did not contain gelatin or collagen. Additionally, the participants who ate Breakfast 1 with gelatin ended up consuming less calories for lunch. Researchers concluded that gelatin increases satiety, which can lead to subsequent reduced energy intake, thereby promoting weight loss (2).
Cerebrolysin: A mixture of peptides extracted from pig brain that supports the development and function of nerve cells, cerebrolysin can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia but because the drug needs to be injected daily, it doesn’t have a clear benefit over existing oral medication. It’s not known to have any major side effects. In sports, cerebrolysin used to enhance mental function and “defog” the brain, although there is no good evidence that it has any effect in healthy individuals. It’s not currently listed as banned under WADA, either directly or via similarity of mechanism to banned peptides.
Nevertheless, the hypothesis that AOD9604 does not activate the hGH/IGF-1 axis had to be tested in humans. The studies presented here confirm the in-vitro results. In these studies no clinically relevant changes of IGF-1 levels were observed and no differences to the placebo treatment were found. Together with the lack of any other symptoms associated with known IGF-1 mediated effects, such as sodium retention, tissue oedema, hypertension, or impaired glucose tolerance, the results demonstrate that AOD9604 does not activate the hGH/IGF-1 pathway and therefore has no growth promoting effect.
If you are interested in using fat loss supplements to assist in your weight loss journey but have never used peptides before, don’t worry, our clinic doctor is available to answer any of your questions. To discuss any concerns, simply email your questions to info@musclepeptides.com.au and our doctor and professional team will get back to you so you can be one step closer to starting your weight loss journey. Want to find out more information right now? Why not see if your questions have already been answered in our FAQs?
The amazing effects of HCG on the hypothalamus were discovered by Dr. Albert T. W. Simeons in 1954, who observed that malnourished women tend to give birth to healthy babies with normal birth weights. Dr. Simeons concluded that women are able to do this because the HCG hormone that their bodies naturally produced during pregnancy helped their bodies to metabolise subcutaneous fat. hCG released by the embryo also helps women with weight redistribution (helps prevent uneven deposits of weight on thighs, abdomen, hips etc) and therefore women concerned with hormonal weight gain are ideal candidates for this diet.

There is much confusion about the significance of the banned peptide at the centre of the AFL doping scandal - and perhaps that is not so surprising. The company behind AOD-9604 knew back in 2007, after six clinical trials of 925 patients, that the drug had completely failed to treat obesity. But after burning through some $50 million developing the drug, Metabolic Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, which owns the patent, has continued to spruik its so-called body-enhancing benefits.
In vitro and in vivo investigations revealed a specific region within the hormone molecule that is responsible for the molecular events associated with lipid metabolism [18, 24, 25]. AOD9604 is a peptide fragment of the C-terminus or lipolytic domain of hGH (hGH177-191), with an additional tyrosine residue at the N-terminal end for stabilization. In vitro and in vivo experiments have shown similar effects of AOD9604 and hGH on lipid metabolism when chronically applied to mice [20, 21]. Interestingly, AOD9604 mimics the effect of hGH on lipid metabolism, without having growth promoting or pro-diabetic effects. The safety and tolerability of AOD9604 has been studied in the human clinical trials described in this paper.
Aging often comes with many undesirable effects on our bodies including increased fat, decreased muscle muscle mass and low energy.  Some of these issues can be caused by adult growth hormone deficiency.  Peptide therapies provide a healthy option to reinvigorate the natural release of growth hormone in the body and reverse the negative effects of aging.
Following amplification, PCR products were electrophoresed on 1.3% agarose gels and transferred onto Hybond N+ membranes (RPN 303B, Amersham Pharmacia Biotech) by Southern blotting in 0.4 M NaOH/1 M NaCl. The membranes were rinsed for 5 min in 0.5 M Tris-HCl (pH 7.5)/1 M NaCl and then in 0.3 M NaCl/30 mM sodium citrate, and air dried. Membranes were apposed directly to a phosphor imager screen for 18 h, and scanned using a Storm PhosphorImager and data quantitated using MCID software (Imaging Research, Inc., St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada). The β3-AR product bands were normalized against the β-actin control, averaged, and RNA isolated from treated animals was expressed against control animals.
When combined with the other IGF-1 and growth hormone boosting strategies you’ve just discovered – such as eating adequate calories, heavy weight training, 7-9 hours of sleep per 24 hour cycle, adequate mineral intake and moderation of alcohol intake – these additional strategies will ensure you get all the anabolic effects of IGF-1 and growth hormone without having to resort to needles, syringes, prescriptions, online pharmacies and potentially dangerous self-experimentation.
•Avoid eating/drinking anything with calories for three (3) hours either side of your injection. •Try to make all your meals throughout the day high protein, low fat and low carbohydrates (eg. meat/fish with vegetables/salad). •Have as few meals as possible during the day as periods of fasting have been shown in many studies to improve fat loss and also longevity (i.e. eating less will make you live longer).
For example, if 100mcg more were to be administered after the first 100mcg (making the effective dose of 200mcg), then the second dose will achieve only 50% of what the first dose already did. A 100mcg more (making a total of 300mcg) will achieve only 25% more of the initial dose. This implies that, in order to increase the effect of the compound, only a little more of it can be successfully administered after the saturation dose.
Five of the submissions did not support the proposal while the sixth submission did. The former contend that potential risks of inadvertent use of caffeine in those at risk of an adverse event will be increased if selection of an analgesic is made without the assistance or intervention of a healthcare professional. There was also concern that the proposed exemption may result in an increase in liver damage due to excessive consumption of such a product. This was likely to result from people abusing these products as a source of stimulants.
PCR amplification was carried out on cDNA equivalent to 100 ng of starting mRNA using the following murine oligonucleotide primers (expected and observed PCR product size): β3-AR forward, 5′-TCTAGTTCCCAGCGGAGTTTTCATCG-3′; (234 bp) reverse, 5′-CGCGCACCTTCATAGCCATCAAACC-3′; β-actin forward, 5′-ATCCTGCGTCTGGACCTGGCTG-3′; (559 bp) reverse, 5′-CCTGCTTGCTGATCCACATCTGCTG-3′.
You will learn that no single method of using Ipamorelin is right or wrong, and there is more than one route (and dosage cycle length) you can choose, when you do incorporate Ipamorelin into your diet and exercise regimen. Regardless of how high or how long the dosage cycle is, you want to start off on the lower end when you are new to using Ipamorelin, or any growth hormone for that matter. Not only will this reduce the potential risk of experience the side effects, it also ensures your body will ingest the highest levels into the bloodstream. And, it will allow you to gradually increase the dosage and cycle lengths, in order to eventually get to the ideal levels which work best for your body, and for the intended/desired goals you are trying to achieve when using Ipamorelin daily.

Ipamorelin, like other growth hormone peptides, is used to increase production of your own growth hormone levels. Growth hormone levels are at their peak in our twenties, and then gradually decrease with age. There are a few different peptides including Sermorelin, GHRP2, GHRP6, and Ipamorelin. These peptides are listed in order of how recently they have been developed, with Ipamorelin being the newest and most commonly recommended.

Technically, it is a “protein-peptide hormone” which means that it consists of 70 amino acids bonded together. Just like the peptides I’ve written about in the past, this means that it must be injected, because otherwise IGF-1 simply degrades in the gut, rendering it useless. Your own human growth hormone release promotes the synthesis of IGF-1 in your liver (and to smaller amounts, synthesis of IGF-1 by your muscles), your liver and muscles then synthesize IGF-1 and then, in the case of your liver, subsequently package the IGF-1 with binding proteins for transport into the blood. In a type of anabolic positive-feedback loop, IGF-1 then further increases growth hormone’s anabolic effects.
In ob/ob mice, both AOD9604 and hGH reduced both white and brown adipose tissue mass and increased β3-AR RNA expression. This suggested that an elevation inβ 3-AR RNA expression is associated with increased fat metabolism and a reduction in the fat tissue mass in the ob/ob mouse model. Obese mice have lower levels ofβ 3-AR expression in their adipose tissues than lean mice, shown in this study and others (14). The ability of AOD9604 and hGH to increase the level ofβ 3-AR RNA expression in obese mice to a level that is comparable to those in lean mice is an exciting finding. However, it must also be considered that both hGH and AOD9604 may influence the expression of other members of the adrenergic pathway, such as the β1-ARs, hormonesensitive lipase, and signaling proteins, which are all expressed in adipose tissue and associated with lipolysis. The importance of the change inβ 3-AR expression with AOD9604 and hGH in humans is not established and will depend on the use of potent and selectiveβ 3-AR agonists that are active at the human receptor.
For example, if 100mcg more were to be administered after the first 100mcg (making the effective dose of 200mcg), then the second dose will achieve only 50% of what the first dose already did. A 100mcg more (making a total of 300mcg) will achieve only 25% more of the initial dose. This implies that, in order to increase the effect of the compound, only a little more of it can be successfully administered after the saturation dose.
3. Since actual HGH shuts down the body's natural pituitary gland, when you stop injecting it, your body's own ability to produce Growth Hormone is hindered and you will suffer a rebound of negative side effects such as fat gain, muscle loss and loss of skin tone/elasticity. This means you may end up doing yourself more harm than good. Since GH releasing peptides only stimulate your body's own natural production, there is no rebound negative effects if you stop usage.

Growth Hormone (GH) exhibits its muscle building effects mainly after its conversion to IGF-1 (Insulin-Like-Growth Factor). This makes IGF-1 an ideal choice of peptides for muscle building, especially since the IGF-1 LR3 version has an extended half-life which allows it to remain active in the muscles for many hours to complete its muscle building stimulatory effects. Likewise, if injected after a workout, the IGF-1 variant Mechano Growth Factor (also known as MGF or IGF-1e) is known to multiply muscle cells and contribute to muscle development. Furthermore, since IGF-1 is a by-product of GH, any peptide which increases levels of GH in the body such as a GHRP product or CJC-1295 product will obviously lead to increased lean muscle mass.
Hey Elvia, do you think that using DAC for short periods of time at your proposed dose is still effective for fat loss? Say for four weeks at 4mg a week? I know peptides need to be used for awhile before effect can be seen. I was thinking about doing 4mg a week for 4 weeks with Injectable l-carnitine for my last 4 weeks before summer haha. In your experience is it worth it to spend the money on the DAC for such a short period?
But ever since the 1970’s, scientists have observed that although we produce substantial amounts of both IGF-1 and human growth hormone (HGH) in childhood, these hormones decrease drastically by the time we reach old age. They also noticed that IGF-1 could possibly be manipulated to extend life and to prolong the deteriorating effects of aging (you can read the research here).

During the hydrolysis process, whole proteins are broken down into smaller peptide fragments. These can sometimes be as short as two or three amino acids in length (known as di- and tri-peptides). The benefits of hydrolysed protein have been outlined in detail elsewhere. In short, hydrolysed proteins are much faster absorbed than other forms of protein. It has been shown that hydrolysed whey protein can increase the time of recovery compared to whey protein isolate (WPI) (Buckley et al, 2010).
But ever since the 1970’s, scientists have observed that although we produce substantial amounts of both IGF-1 and human growth hormone (HGH) in childhood, these hormones decrease drastically by the time we reach old age. They also noticed that IGF-1 could possibly be manipulated to extend life and to prolong the deteriorating effects of aging (you can read the research here).

In this study, plasma glycerol was also assayed as a measure of lipolytic rate. As shown in Fig. 5C, both AOD9604 and hGH increased glycerol levels following treatment in the WT mice, indicative of enhanced lipolysis. In the β3-KO mouse, however, no effect was observed with AOD9604. A significant increase in plasma glycerol from controls was observed following hGH treatment, but this was markedly less than that observed in the WT mouse. These data indicate the importance of β3-AR in the lipolytic response to AOD9604 in these animals and the necessity of the receptor for the chronic effectiveness of AOD9604 and hGH on fat reduction.

These results also demonstrate that, unlike hGH, AOD9604 has no negative effect on carbohydrate metabolism. This was previously demonstrated in mice. Chronic administration of hGH to ob/ob mice depressed glucose oxidation and increase plasma glucose levels. AOD9604 had no such effects, no changes in circulating plasma glucose in either lean nor obese ob/ob mice have been observed [20]. AOD9604 did not cause hyperglycemia or affect insulin sensitivity in rats and mice [18, 20].
Even, if you are not a fitness enthusiast, you can benefit from using the CJC 1295 Ipamorelin blend. Australia is one of the countries using them to deal with other conditions, which can affect our everyday life. There is an abundance of anti-aging clinics across the Australia that follows strict legal guidelines to sell peptides. Based in Sydney Peptides Clinics, has a good selection of peptides, to help with many conditions that occur with age, from hair loss, depression, fat loss, low libido and tanning.

There were concerns regarding the number of contraindications and precautions and whether consumers would be able to interpret these appropriately without a requirement for pharmacist advice. There were concerns regarding gastro-intestinal, renal and other adverse effects related to the potential interactions of ibuprofen and paracetamol. Also raised were concerns regarding the potential for paracetamol overdose.

Metabolic Pharmaceuticals have reported that recent in vitro trials have shown that AOD9604 may stimulate the growth of bone cells, and muscle and cartilage cells. These results have not yet been reproduced in animals or humans (4). There was a lot of speculation that Metabolic was providing AOD9604 to players at the Essendon Football Club as part of a secret clinical trial, but the company has flatly denied this claim, claiming it has not run any human trials since 2007 (2). AOD9604 has been scientifically proven safe and side-effect free (2), and is apparently very difficult to detect in the blood.
Obesity affects as many as one in five adults in developed countries. Metabolic estimates that the potential worldwide market for effective obesity drugs is as much as $20 billion, far more than the current market of $1.5 billion. This is partly due to the potential need for chronically obese people to take obesity drugs such as AOD9604 and also because patients are put off using currently available drugs because of their marginal efficacy or side-effects.
Similar to GHRP 2, this peptide is a more potent releaser of growth hormone, also acting on the ghrelin receptors of the anterior pituitary. Also like GHRP 2, GHRP 6 leads to increased growth hormone production, increased lead body mass, and decreased adiposity. Due to the peptide’s ghrelin-like properties, administration can lead to increased appetite.
Peptides are a generic name given to any group of amino acids that are linked together to form a chain. Essentially, they are similar to proteins, though in much shorter lengths (less than 50 units long). In the world of bodybuilding and exercise science, peptides generally refer to one of two things. They can refer to either broken protein fragments from hydrolysed proteins, or peptide hormones and related compounds.