Managing your weight is a hard task no matter your age. But as we age there are extenuating factors that make weight loss even harder. Lifestyle factors, having a desk job, less physical activity, hormone changes e.g. insulin sensitivity or sleep deficiency. While exercise and healthy eating are vital for weight loss, sometimes that’s easier said than done! That’s where we come in. You set the Resolution and we find you the Solution!
As simple and basic as it is, eating less calories is much harder in practice than it sounds. Ask anyone who has ever gone on a diet before! Everyone knows if you want to lose weight, you need to eat less. It’s the first step of any legitimate diet and fitness program, but how much less, and what to eat remains a mystery to many dieters. Or, the results don’t come quickly enough and the dieter gives up before real results are experienced.

Growth Hormone Releasing Peptides (GHRP) are a class of compounds, which stimulate the release of growth hormone. GHRP variants include GHRP-2, GHRP-6, hexarelin, ipamorelin (Thomas et al, 2011) and agents with similar actions including CJC-1295 (Teichman et al, 2006, Acherman et al, 1999, Walker et al, 2006). These agents are considered peptide hormones. GHRPs are thought to act by stimulating the release of endogenous human growth hormone leading to pharmacological effects such as increased bone mineral density, increased lean muscle mass, modest improvements in strength and improved recovery from injuries such as fractures (Smith, 2005).
The discovery of the role of Tβ4 in the process of immune regulation has lead to its use as a valuable therapeutic agent. Tβ4 has been used in the treatment of HIV, AIDS, Influenza, colds, and various infections. It has been utilized in the management of various inflammatory conditions, as well as part of treatment following heart attack due to its cardio and neuroprotective effects.
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).
Obese individuals have been found to have lower natriuretic peptide levels in multiple previous studies.12, 13, 14 The finding of lower natriuretic peptides in obese subjects is unexpected because obesity promotes increased plasma volume and hypertension, which are known to lead to left ventricular stress and hypertrophy. These conditions should trigger natriuretic peptide release from the heart. Thus, it has been proposed that obese individuals may have a primary “natriuretic peptide deficiency”8, 13 that could contribute to the development of hypertension.
Ryan also brings up a good point to bring up the fact that GHRH receptors are typically not desensitized with higher dosing but again not much accomplished with CJC-1295, ,MOD GRF 1-29 where we know the 100mcg is a saturation dose. on the other hand we can desensitize the GHRP receptor if we start increasing the dosing significantly above the saturation dosing  of 100mcg. I think you are fine at a 150 mcg dosing but again how much more benefit are you really getting.
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.
When using any GHRH, it should always be remembered that positive results cannot be achieved overnight. These compounds act steadily over time, and the best results can be achieved slowly, and with a nutritious diet and a proper exercise regime. Also, these peptides are not sex-specific, so they do not have any androgenic effects. They can be used by women in the same dosages that men do.
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.

The test substance was either administered intravenously (studies METAOD001 and METAOD002) or as a capsule/tablet. The hexadecapeptide AOD9604 was produced under cGMP conditions by PolyPeptide Laboratories (Torrance, CA, USA). For studies 1 and 2, the product was supplied in a lyophilized form and reconstituted before usage with the designated volume of sterile water for intravenous injection. The capsules/tablets were manufactured using a common excipient mix (Capsules: Mannitol, PEG3350 (in studies METAOD003, METAOD004 and METAOD005)); or Tablets: L-Arginine Free Base, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Fumed silica, Magnesium Stearate (in study METAOD006)).
Prior to commencement of active treatment, 48.4% of subjects experienced at least one AE. The body system organ classes with the highest incidences of events (> 10%) were the nervous system (17.5%; mainly headache, 14.5%), infections and infestations (15.9%, mainly nasopharyngitis and upper respiratory tract infection, 4.0%), gastrointestinal system (12.4%, mainly diarrhea 3.2%) and musco-skeletal and connective tissue disorders (12.0%, mainly back pain, 4.0%), 32.9% of subjects experienced mild AEs, 38.6% experienced moderate AEs and 36 (7.2%) patients experienced severe AEs. The intensity of AEs was similar across all treatment groups. None of the AEs were deemed to be definitely related to the study treatment.

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.
Obese individuals have been found to have lower natriuretic peptide levels in multiple previous studies.12, 13, 14 The finding of lower natriuretic peptides in obese subjects is unexpected because obesity promotes increased plasma volume and hypertension, which are known to lead to left ventricular stress and hypertrophy. These conditions should trigger natriuretic peptide release from the heart. Thus, it has been proposed that obese individuals may have a primary “natriuretic peptide deficiency”8, 13 that could contribute to the development of hypertension.
The Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides that I used claimed that it could dissolve in hot or cold liquids. However, I found it dissolved much easier when I poured some into hot tea or blended it into a smoothie. For the majority of the two weeks, I put my collagen peptides in my morning iced coffee. Instead of dissolving nicely, however, it ended up clumping into gelatinous pieces throughout my coffee. Although the peptides eventually dissolved with frequent stirring, I sometimes ended up slurping up chunks of the peptides.
We found that BNP and Nt‐proBNP concentrations were also substantially higher after weight loss surgery, both before and after saline infusion. We did not observe an acute rise in BNP or Nt‐proBNP in the first 3 hours after the saline infusion. The longer half‐lives of BNP and Nt‐proBNP may be one explanation, as these peptides may take longer to peak.16 However, we have noted a similar lack of increase after up to 8 hours of observation.17 Thus, we expect that the changes in BNP associated with surgery are likely to be substantially larger than any change induced by saline, even over longer periods of observation.

However, it cannot be legally imported without a special permit under the strict Special Access Scheme, which requires a doctor to apply to the TGA for permission to treat a particular patient with the drug, including describing the specific clinical need. ''There have been no applications under the SAS for AOD-9604,'' the TGA spokeswoman confirmed on Thursday.

In addition to reducing calories, increasing exercise, and drinking enough water – there are other things in your life you can do which can help make losing weight easier. None of these things will help you lose weight if you don’t first get your caloric intake correct, but they can provide assistance and side benefits that make you feel better in general.
You're the only person around here who is big-noting yourself with facts and then made a complete fool of yourself. I don't claim to be a science expert. I can freely admit I was ignorant and confused by Essendon fans saying this wasn't a PED. So I did a quick google search, read a few things about AOD9604 and posted it here. Not sure what your deal is.
With a blend of peptide and GH supplements, Ipamorelin can greatly help you in your weight loss endeavours. Using it with IGF-1 which is a natural growth hormone, can help you achieve even greater results. With lower dosage, you won’t increase muscle mass, your body will naturally decrease body fat levels, and you will begin to metabolize food faster, meaning you burn more calories in less time, for greater weight loss results.

The study subjects were brought back to the MGH CRC 6 months after gastric bypass surgery and underwent an identical saline infusion protocol. Subjects were excluded from completing the second saline challenge protocol if they had developed complications of gastric bypass surgery including significant peri‐operative complications (myocardial infarction, persistent atrial fibrillation, sepsis, or gastrointestinal bleeding requiring blood transfusion >2 units).


Collagen is an important component of our body, making up 90% of our connective tissue and 70% of our skin. Our American diets, and Western diets in general, tend to not include collagen many foods that naturally contain collagen. This is unfortunate because collagen plays an important role in helping us minimize the sign of aging, and it promotes gut and joint health. To remedy this, many people are turning to supplementing with collagen peptides. Not only can collagen supplementation help to rebuild your skin, bones, hair, and gut, but recently we are learning more about how collagen can help us in the fight against obesity.
The literature presented in this paper argues that our limited ability to maintain energy balance in a weight-reduced state is the product of our difficulty in compensating for the weight loss-induced reduction in total energy expenditure. The end result, translated into the overwhelming complexity of preserving long-term weight loss, is presented as being a consequence of compromised appetite control. Given the present-day food landscape and the resultant susceptibility to passive overconsumption, the focus of this review will be on the peripheral ("bottom-up") signals (leptin, PYY, ghrelin, and GLP-1) and the evidence highlighting their influence on feeding behaviour. As we continue studying paradigms of body mass reduction, specifically the data emerging from patients of bariatric surgery, it is becoming clearer that counter-regulatory adaptations, possibly through down-(leptin, PYY, and GLP-1) or upregulation (ghrelin) of peptides, have an impact on energy balance. In itself, food deprivation influences some of the peptides that ultimately provide the physiological input for the overt expression of feeding behaviour; these peripheral adaptations are expected to serve as feeding cues--cues that, in the end, can serve to compromise the maintenance of energy balance. In a potentially novel intervention to increase compliance to long-term reductions in energy intake, it is proposed that manipulating the pattern of food intake to favourably alter the profile of gastrointestinal peptides would lead to better dietary control.
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).

For those who are just getting started, make sure you go gradually. Start off with an eight-week cycle, and start off with 200 mcg (rather than 300) per day. Doing a test run will allow you to see how your body is going to react. If all goes well, you can then increase your dosage cycle to an 8 to 12 week period, and possibly add an additional injection dose daily, or increase to 300 mcg with each use.


The Ketogenic Diet is designed to force your body into ketosis, which is a normal metabolic state. Typically, the body burns carbohydrates from food to function, but when you adopt a diet of low calories (and low carbohydrates) your body switches into ketosis. When your body is in a state of ketosis the body is burning fat for energy, meaning you are tapping into the body’s fat storage that is often the hardest to shift.
However, both the original GRF (1-29) and the Mod GRF 1-29 required frequent dosages. So a new compound called CJC-1295 was created which was far more stable. This compound was made by adding Lysine – which is a non-peptide, and is also called Drug Affinity Complex or DAC. Since the original Mod GRF 1-29 does not contain DAC, it is named as CJC-1295 without DAC. However, the actual CJC-1295 is not only difficult, but also very expensive to produce. This is why it is not produced or used extensively. The Mod GRF 1-29 is far easier and cheaper to produce.
We enrolled 15 obese individuals (mean BMI 45±5.4 kg/m2) undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Before and 6 months after surgery, subjects were admitted to the clinical research center and administered a large‐volume intravenous saline challenge. Echocardiography and serial blood sampling were performed. From the pre‐operative visit to 6 months after surgery, subjects had a mean BMI decrease of 27%. At the 6‐month visit, N‐terminal pro‐atrial NP (Nt‐proANP) levels were 40% higher before, during, and after the saline infusion, compared with levels measured at the same time points during the pre‐operative visit (P<0.001). The rise in Nt‐pro‐ANP induced by the saline infusion (≈50%) was similar both before and after surgery (saline, P<0.001; interaction, P=0.2). Similar results were obtained for BNP and Nt‐proBNP; resting concentrations increased by 50% and 31%, respectively, after gastric bypass surgery. The increase in NP concentrations after surgery was accompanied by significant decreases in mean arterial pressure (P=0.004) and heart rate (P<0.001), and an increase in mitral annular diastolic velocity (P=0.02).
AOD has been shown to target abnormal fat stores, and to prevent fat from being stored in the cells. Studies have shown that it reduces the most stubborn fat regions (like abdominal fat). It also has other benefits including increasing muscle mass, increasing IGF-1 (insulin growth factor) in a positive way to metabolise fat, and increase the amount of energy burned for the same amount of activity.
Some of these chains are pivotal in stimulating the release of natural human growth hormone (HGH), an element within the body that naturally declines significantly as we age. The hormone acts to repair and maintain our body, and as the levels of HGH reduce in our body the ability to fight aging, maintain vitality and manage our overall health declines.
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The nature of the response to both hGH and AOD9604 is not clearly understood. We hypothesized that both molecules may influence the expression of the β3-adrenergic receptors (β3-ARs), the major lipolytic receptor in fat tissue. Both AOD9604 and hGH can increase β3-AR mRNA expression, as well as protein levels and function, in mouse and human cell lines in vitro (11). This response was investigated at the level of RNA and protein expression and function. The results for each mode of analysis were consistent in that both hGH and AOD9604 acted in a dose- and time-dependent manner to modulate the β3-AR response.
Causing one to be " hungry as a wolf " and having a strong gastric motility, this 1er injectable peptide is interesting for fitness practitioners who may require support to finish their carefully prepared meals. This sudden increase in appetite that occurs around 20 minutes after the injection is related to the fact that GHRP-6 stimulates the release of a digestive hormone, Ghrelin, which is designed to cause hunger pangs. This makes it a valuable ally in weight gain treatments , which is important.

You can add CJC-1295 DAC at 2mg once per week (or 300mcg each day along with your HGH Frag 176-191 injections - they can be mixed in the same syringe without any issues). You should take a break from CJC-1295 DAC every few months to give your pituitary gland a rest at which time you can continue to use HGH Frag 176-191 on its own, or you can substitute the CJC-1295 DAC with the short acting Modified GRF 1-29 at 100-300mcg per day (split into injections of 100mcg).


Prof. Gary Wittert, Adelaide-based Principal Investigator on the study, said: “As the world’s first drug with a metabolic mechanism of action AOD9604 could occupy a unique position among the options available to doctors for the management of obesity. It is pleasing that the invention and its development from the laboratory bench has been an all–Australian effort.”
Very tough to say. I am not a doctor and this is not to be taken, interpreted or construed as medical advice. Please talk with a licensed medical professional about this. These are just my own personal thoughts and not a prescription or a diagnosis or any form of health care whatsoever. I could possibly help but would need to see your health history, blood, biomarkers, etc. I'd be happy to help you via a personal one-on-one consult. Just go to https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/coaching. and then choose a 20 or 60 minute consult, whichever you'd prefer. I can schedule ASAP after you get that.
Just as you could eat more calories than you think if you aren’t keeping track, you might miss some positive results of your efforts if you aren’t tracking your progress. Weigh yourself weekly. Take body measurements of your waist, legs, chest, and arms every other week. Measure your body fat percentage. Take photos of yourself once a month. Sometimes the scale won’t show results from week to week, but if you have all of the other methods of tracking in place, you’ll be able to see your efforts are being rewarded.
It's really tough to tell. It has properties that suggest it might be, but the evidence simply doesn't exist to make any definitive claims. AOD9604 was designed as a modified fragment of growth hormone. The original intention was to create a drug that has the effect on adipose (fat) cells of growth hormone, without the other effects. This sort of drug development is littered with failures, because replicating a sequence of amino acids is not the same as replicating a protein and its effects. It's not just the chemical composition of a protein that determines how it interacts with other molecules (especially endocrine receptors, like those that growth hormone acts on), but also how that protein folds. There's only really one way to tell what your compound actually does, and that's to try it out.
Diets on point! 6 600 calorie meals totaling 200-300g protein, 50-150g carbs and almost NO fat. I do get a little fat in my diet from flax, trail mix and what not but all my food is natural, whole and as close to organic as I can get.. TONS of raw veggies. NO cardio atm, Ive got some bad injuries and issues developed from my last cycle so I take it pretty easy LOL. Maybe an hour on the bicycle 1-2x/wk.. Tough job tho so at work 8hrs a day working on diesel pile hammers keeps my heart rate pretty high all day
It is also notable that the rise in absolute concentrations of ANP and Nt‐proANP after weight loss surgery was comparable to that observed with a 2‐L saline infusion. This observation suggests that the magnitude of obesity‐induced alteration in natriuretic peptide production is physiologically relevant. The slope of the natriuretic peptide response to saline challenge was similar before and after weight loss, suggesting that obesity does not blunt the responsiveness of the natriuretic peptide axis to salt challenge, but rather alters the “set point.”
Overall, there were no AEs that were deemed to be “definitely related” to the study treatment. The percentage of AEs that were deemed to be “probably” or “possibly related” to study treatment was similar among all treatment groups including placebo. The most common classes of AE deemed to be “probably” or “possibly”related to study treatment were gastrointestinal disorders (5.2% overall) and nervous system disorders (4.9% overall).

Both paracetamol and caffeine are regarded as being well tolerated when used at therapeutic doses and there is a low risk of serious expected or serious unexpected adverse events with these products when taken either alone or in combination. Clinical data demonstrate that paracetamol combined with caffeine significantly out performs paracetamol alone. Paracetamol/caffeine formulations are well established globally. Such formulations are marketed in over 90 countries and have been available unscheduled ranging from 14 years to 25 years. Cumulative post-marketing experience to date with the sponsor’s paracetamol/caffeine combination products is estimated to be in excess of 488 million patients and has revealed no adverse safety signals or reasons for concern with the use of this product in an open sale environment.
The β3-AR and actin primers were intron spanning to potentially reveal contaminant genomic DNA (none observed). Reverse primers were labeled before the PCR in a reaction mixture containing 120 pmol oligonucleotide, 70 μCi[γ -33P]ATP (Bresagen, Adelaide, Australia), 1× One-Phor-All Plus buffer (Pharmacia Biotech, Uppsala, Sweden) and 20 U T4 polynucleotide kinase (Pharmacia Biotech) in a volume of 40 μl. Following incubation at 37 C for 30 min, reactions were diluted to 100 μl with H2O and heated at 90 C for 2 min.

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.
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