I have no direct personal reports on effect of the compound. There have been a few reports put out on the Internet, but I have no better ability to summarize such findings than anyone else and generally don’t go by that, except of course I do give credence when there’s a clear, large body of results. That’s not the case here, and what there is, is certainly not in the direction of this being the next wonder.
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.
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.
In lean animals, neither AOD9604 nor hGH had any effect on epididymal white adipose tissue mass or expression ofβ 3-AR RNA, indicating that in lean animals, this fat tissue is not a major target for these drugs in this study. In contrast, the mass of BAT in lean animals was reduced by both hGH and AOD9604, and β3-AR RNA expression was increased by both these compounds. This could possibly suggest that the increased expression of β3-ARs in brown adipocytes sensitizes catecholamines to dissipate heat.
Whilst not illegal to buy AOD9604 in Australia, AOD9604 does not have approval by the TGA, which means it is not allowed to be sold on the basis of it having any pharmaceutical or performance enhancing benefits. It has not been approved by any pharmaceutical authority worldwide, except for the previously mentioned "Generally Regarded As Safe" designation by the FDA. AOD9604 is currently classed by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) as a non-approved substance, which means it is not legal for use by athletes in competition. WADA policy is to ban all substances that are suspected of being performance-enhancing, even in the absence of clinical proof (1,2).
Perhaps. As Dr Larkins weighs in: "It's a different kind of chemical and physiological manipulation that goes way beyond what I'd call conventional hormone therapy. It's the next stage of technology that's come along to try and help people enjoy quality of life." A stage with an effect apparently significant enough to risk a professional athletic career for.

Perhaps. As Dr Larkins weighs in: "It's a different kind of chemical and physiological manipulation that goes way beyond what I'd call conventional hormone therapy. It's the next stage of technology that's come along to try and help people enjoy quality of life." A stage with an effect apparently significant enough to risk a professional athletic career for.
AOD9604 is also known as the ANTI OBESITY DRUG and has been found to target abnormal fat stores (e.g. buttocks, knees, chin, abdomen, and flabby arms). AOD is a Peptide fragment of hGH which is a fat loss and healing properties. Because AOD is a fragment of the C-terminus of hGH, it contains the fat reducing capability of hGH, but does not adversely affect your blood sugar levels or your IGF-1 levels.

Studies have shown that individuals fighting infection have a lower amount of circulating T α 1 and suppressed helper T cell numbers compared to healthy individuals. This is problematic, as optimal immune function is vital to recovery from infection. Supplementation with T α 1 has the potential for great therapeutic benefit for patients suffering from infection or autoimmune disease.
Within all clinical trials the subjects underwent physical examination. The vital signs were observed, laboratory parameters were analyzed (hematology; biochemistry, urinalysis, lipid analysis), and ECG were measured before and after treatment (or in between and follow-up depending on the duration of the study). All subjects were interviewed at each visit with regard to any adverse events (AEs) they had experienced since the previous visit. The causality of AEs (namely their relationship to trial treatment) was assessed by the Principal Investigator. Special attention was made to on the evaluation of Serious Adverse Events (SAE).

Figure 5A demonstrates that chronic administration of AOD9604 or hGH has no significant effect on the weight of white adipose tissue in either WT orβ 3-KO mice. However, in brown adipose tissue, both AOD9604 and hGH significantly reduced the size of the brown adipose tissue mass in the WT mice (Fig. 5B), by 20% and 31% (P < 0.05), respectively, as was found previously in the C57BL/6J ob/ob mice (Fig. 2B). Importantly, this effect was not observed in β3-KO mice.
An OGTT was performed at screening and after 12 and 24 weeks of treatment. At these visits blood samples for assessment of glucose and insulin were collected immediately prior to and 2 hours after an oral glucose load. After 12 weeks the overall change in pre-load glucose was -0.02 units and there were no significant differences between the randomized treatment groups (P = 0.73488). The changes in pre-load glucose in the placebo group differed by -0.08, -0.06, and -0.07 units from those obtained in the AOD9604 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, and 1 mg treatment groups, respectively; none of these differences were statistically significant. Similar results have been obtained after 24 weeks of treatment. The overall change in pre-load glucose after 24 weeks treatment was 0.04 units, and there were no significant differences among the treatment groups (P = 0.62787). Estimated differences from placebo in change in pre-load glucose were -0.03, 0.02, and 0.06 units for the AOD9604 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, and 1 mg treatment groups, respectively; none of these differences were statistically significant.

Another way GH helps with fat loss is that it maintains blood glucose levels by inhibiting glucose uptake into peripheral cells, decreasing glucose oxidation for energy in the cells, and therefore increasing glucose production in cells from fat and amino acids (gluconeogenesis) (Copeland 1994, Ho 1996). The free fatty acids in the blood from lipolysis also partially block the insulin receptors on cell membranes, decreasing the effectiveness of insulin in triggering the removal of glucose from the blood, causing insulin resistance, or decreased insulin sensitivity. These all result in fat loss, especially from hard to move intra-abdominal fat stores (Johannsson 1997).
The full activation of the hGH-receptor requires dimerization of two receptor molecules by one intact growth hormone molecule. The hGH has two different binding regions, site 1 and site 2, which bind in a sequential manner to two different regions of the receptor. Only if this trimer of one hGH molecule and two receptors is formed, does the subsequent signal transduction pathway become initiated [27, 28]. The hexadecapeptide AOD9604 consists only of amino acids 177-191 of hGH with an additional tyrosine residue at the N-terminus. The binding site 1 of the hGH, which is located in the fourth helix [27], is partially overlapping with the sequence of AOD9604. However, binding site 2 of hGH is completely missing in AOD9604. Therefore, it was hypothesized that AOD9604 is unable to induce dimerization and thereby activation of the receptor. This has been confirmed in previous in vitro experiments. Competition binding assays in cells transfected with the 125I-hGH receptor have shown that AOD9604 is incapable of competing with hGH for binding [20]. In a highly sensitive BaF3 cell proliferation test Heffernan et al (2001) also showed that AOD9604 did not induce cell-proliferation even in very high dosages [20].
These “protein chains”, are not just turned to by gym junkies for their muscle synthesising and fat burning properties. With peptides for injury recovery and repair, cognition, anti-aging, sleep, tanning, improving libido, or anxiety, to name a few, this growing market caters for everyone. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of stigma in the public eye due to media and press, shaming their use and clouding potential in debilitating chronic conditions such as obesity, muscle atrophy, osteoarthritis, dementia, Alzheimer’s or even recovery post stroke.
The world is talking about peptides’ unique ability to build new muscle cells. The amino acids used in the formation of muscle are allowed to combine due to the action of peptide bonds. Professional athletes and healthcare professionals alike swear by them, and these supplements are known to naturally boost the metabolism, which can increase energy and overall happiness.
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