Hexarelin is a peptide that is derived from GHRP 6, but has been optimized to enhance its metabolic stability. Like the other GHSs, hexarelin increases hGH production, resulting in increased muscle mass, bone density, skin elasticity, and decreased body fat. Unlike the other GHRPs, however, hexarelin does not lead to a substantial increase in ghrelin and therefore does not cause the same appetite stimulation. This peptide has been further promoted for its cardioprotective and regenerative action as well. Hexarelin would be an ideal choice for those looking to benefit from increased growth hormone without appetite stimulation.
The consumption of all dairy products have been shown to naturally raise IGF-1 levels , but I personally go straight to the source and both drink camel milk and other forms of raw milk (in moderation) and use goat’s milk colostrum. In scientific studies, colostrum supplements have proven to increase the amount of IGF-1 and IgA in the bloodstream (IgA is an important immunoglobulin that helps to ensure our immunity to pathogens, especially in the mucous membranes).
Our peptide therapies are also known as secretagogues – a substance that promotes secretion.  These amino acid chains communicate with the body to produce or release growth hormone.  The increased volume of human growth hormone produced by the pituitary gland causes an increase in the production of Insulin-Like Grow Factor-1 (IGF-1) by the liver and results in several health benefits such as:
Despite its announcement to the stock exchange in 2007 that trials showed at 24 weeks participants lost one kilogram at best, only last month Metabolic told its patent holders that it was going ahead with attempting to license the product in the US for use in sports drinks and dietary supplements. It is also pursuing commercial opportunities in the veterinary industry. This is after its chief, David Kenley, admitted several months ago that there is no proof it had any body-enhancing effects in humans.
CJC1295: A growth hormone-releasing peptide, CJC1295 was first made by a Canadian biotechnology company to reduce fat deposits in obese AIDS patients. Research has shown that almost 100% of people injected with CJC1295 experienced side effects such as high blood pressure, diarrhoea, and headaches. There is no published evidence that CJC1295 produces any benefit to athletes. There is little or no peer-reviewed evidence that CJC1295 gives any advantage in sports, and as a growth hormone-releasing substance, is banned by WADA.
Among peptide hormones are a group of substances that are capable of increasing the release of growth hormone. One such hormone is have developed synthetic peptide hormones, known as secretagogues, that also stimulate the release of hGH. These include substances such as GHRP6 and CJC-1295 which will be covered in greater detail elsewhere.growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH). This is a hormone that is produced in the hypothalamus of the brain. This hormone binds to the growth hormone releasing hormone receptor to stimulate the release of growth hormone. Over recent years, pharmaceutical companies
The effect of AOD9604 treatment on IGF-1 levels was of particular interest, since hGH administration is associated with increases in IGF-1 levels. Prolonged increases in IGF-1 may have a variety of undesirable effects, including an increase in cancer risk [22, 23]. In this study the levels of circulating IGF-1 were measured at the baseline visit and at the end of the 12-week treatment period. There was no significant change in the levels of IGF-1 in any of the treatment groups (Table 1).

As in the previous study there were no clinically relevant changes observed in safety laboratory parameters 24 hours following administration of AOD9604 or placebo. Similarly, there were no clinically relevant changes in vital signs (blood pressure, radial pulse rate and temperature) or ECGs recorded at any of the scheduled time points up to 24 hours post dose. There were no significant changes in glucose or IGF-1 levels following AOD9604 treatment compared with placebo.
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].
I have not used IGF-1 but I have used a stack of Ipamorelin and CJC 1295 no DAC. I did not do any lab tests before, during or after but definitely noticed increased fat loss and better sleep. I was not trying to increase muscle so there was no change to speak of for me. But you are not recommending their use even without IGF-1, is that correct? I do not compete in anything so WADA is not a concern.
In this study, AOD9604 was given in a dose of 0.25 mg that is comparable to the dose used in a previous report [8] on GH in promoting recovery to normal walking and in joint repair in the rabbit collagenase model of osteoarthritis. AOD9604 is a fragment of GH; therefore the dose of AOD9604 used was the molar equivalent of the active GH dose that the previous study [8] used. Human GH was given as 3 mg in 0.6 ml intra-articular injection volume. On a molar basis, 3 mg of GH equates to 0.25 mg of AOD9604. In addition, published data [10] suggest that the volume of synovial fluid in an arthritic rabbit is approximately 0.7 ml. Combined with the injection volume, this gives a total volume of 1.3 ml and therefore an initial concentration of AOD9604 of 0.19 mg/ml. In a previous study [11] of GH in the beagle after intra-articular injection, researchers injected 1.5 mg of GH in aqueous solution in 0.15 ml volume. The aqueous formulation gave an initial concentration of approximately 200–300 ug/mL in the synovial fluid. On a molar equivalent basis this equates to 0.11 mg/mL of AOD9604, which is close to the value used in this study.

As a athlete, incorporating a growth hormone-like Ipamorelin is extremely beneficial. Not only in the development of lean muscle tissue and muscle mass, but also in the decreased recovery time you are going to experience after each workout. You can workout more, you can workout and lift harder, and you can increase your level of exertion at the gym to experience the greatest gains, as your body is going to heal much faster than it would without the growth hormone.


We found that osteoarthritic rabbits administered intra-articular AOD9604 injections had better outcomes with lesser morphological and histolopathological damage than was observed in the control group. AOD9604 is a disulphide-constrained peptide that comprises 15 amino acids from the C-terminal sequence of human GH and an additional N-terminal tyrosine residue: YLRIVQCRSVEGSCGF [15]. The exact mechanism underlying the action of GH in OA is unknown. Previous studies have shown that GH can act directly on the growth plate by stimulating local production of IGF-1 and by increasing cartilage metabolism [9,16] and chondrocyte proliferation [17]. Although AOD9604 is not a high-affinity agonist of the GH receptor and does not stimulate the proliferation of cells transfected with the GH receptor, it retains some functions of GH [11]. Initially, AOD9604 was investigated for the treatment of obesity in humans. In rodent models of obesity, AOD9604 showed a similar effect of weight loss as that observed with GH [11]. However, AOD9604 does not induce diabetes and does not stimulate the production of IGF-1 [10].
The scheduling of paracetamol and caffeine when combined in a compound analgesic as the only active ingredients was again reviewed by the NDPSC at its 57th Meeting in October 2009 after the Committee had received a request to reconsider the scheduling on the grounds of potential toxicity if used in excess. This issue had been extensively reviewed at the June 2007 meeting and it was decided that Schedule 2 remained appropriate.
In our study, the rapid recovery from lameness (11 days) in the group that received AOD9604 and HA injection suggests that an early anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effect could be induced before the tissue repair observed at the end of the treatment period (35 days). This result may be explained by the pain-relieving effects of GH [30]. The intra-articular injection to the human knee using ultrasound guidance notably enhances the accuracy compared with injection using anatomical guidance [31–33]. Until recently, intra-articular injections to the rabbit knee using ultrasound guidance have rarely been reported [34]. In our study, intra-articular injections were performed using ultrasound guidance to identify the correct trajectory for needle placement in the knee joint, as the rabbit knee joint is smaller than that of humans.

This duration is a sufficient time to allow the ghrelin peptide to work through your system, and also for it to have a long lasting effect with continued use. It will work to enhance the hormone system, increase the metabolic rate, and increase lean muscle tissue levels in this period of time. As discussed above, the proper dosage for new users is 200 to 300 mcg daily, at the same time each day. For more experienced users, you can take the same dosage, 2 to 3 times a day (remember that it is the same time each day, and is best to use your injection after a meal for the best results possible).
Paracetamol/caffeine formulations have a long-established safety and efficacy profile over 25 years of use as an open-sale medicine in major markets around the world. The paracetamol/caffeine combination analgesic was registered as a schedule 2 product in Australia and has been marketed since 2010. Since that time no new significant issues or potential risks have been reported.

The final study involved an assessment of the acute effect of AOD9604 and a β3-AR agonist (BRL37344) on energy expenditure, fat oxidation, and glucose oxidation in WT andβ 3-KO mice. When AOD9604 or BRL37344 were administered to WT mice, an acute increase in fat oxidation and energy expenditure occurred, with an associated reduction in glucose oxidation (Fig. 6A). The effect plateaued 18 min following injection and remained stable for the duration of the experiment. The response to the two compounds was very similar, despite the fact we have previously shown that AOD9604 does not directly interact with the β3-AR as demonstrated by ligand binding studies (11). This clear separation of pathways was further confirmed in Fig. 6B in which AOD9604 clearly increases fat oxidation and energy expenditure inβ 3-KO mice, whereas BRL37344 does not. The KO mice neither decrease their glucose oxidation in response to AOD9604 nor show a prolonged increase in fat oxidation and energy expenditure in response to AOD9604.
Figure 1. A, Concentrations of plasma mature ANP levels at baseline and at 40, 80, 120, and 180 minutes after the start of saline infusion. Solid line with squares represents pre‐bypass surgery subjects and dotted line with triangles represents post‐bypass surgery subjects. B, Concentrations of plasma Nt‐proANP levels at baseline and at 40, 80, 120, and 180 minutes after the start of saline infusion. Solid line with squares represents pre‐bypass surgery subjects and dotted line with triangles represents post‐bypass surgery subjects. ANP indicates atrial natriuretic peptide; Nt‐proANP, N‐terminal pro‐ANP.
When the AFL Peptides scandal hit, Calzada was forced to clarify the facts about AOD9604, and put out a cleverly worded press statement aimed at potential investors, concentrating on the fact that AOD9604 had been proven safe in large scale clinical trials (neglecting to mention a lack of effectiveness) and spoke of the success of AOD9604 on stimulating bone growth, and on cartilage and muscle cell repair in in-vitro trials (2,4). The black market uses for this peptide in muscle repair and treatment of obesity were also mentioned in the release, and it is clear through media reports on this scandal that Calzada gained traction from the profile boost (8).

However, using a credit card, Crikey was able to easily order a 5 milligram vial of GHRP-6 without a permit or a prescription from the US-based Peptide Labs for the the bargain-basement price of $US18.50 plus $US10 postage and handling. A disclaimer attached to the sale stresses the peptide is "not for human use" and is for "LABORATORY USE ONLY". At 99% purity, the peptide boasts "paramount attributes for experiments involving muscle synthesis and recovery". Delivery is promised between 7-14 days after the payment is processed.
One combination of natural supplements that boost IGF-1 with no injections required would simply be a one-two combo of whey protein and colostrum. Throw small bits of natural dairy into the mix and you’ve got a pretty potent trilogy for not just increasing IGF-1, but also all the fat loss, lean muscle gain, and cellular repair mechanisms that accompany a surge in growth hormone.
A total number of 207 AEs were reported by 36/36 subjects. All but one was of mild to moderate intensity (placebo-treated subject, soft tissue injury to left shoulder, unrelated to study treatment). No SAE occurred during the 7-day treatment and the 7-day follow-up time. The rate as well as the AE profile was comparable in the 9 mg, 27 mg AOD9604 and the placebo group. There was no observable trend between treatment groups with respect to the incidence of certain AEs, however subjects who received 54 mg AOD9604 experienced a greater number of headaches, diarrhea and flatulence.
Two submissions supported the proposal as advertising was considered to bring important benefits in terms of better information for consumers on the availability of a combination product with rapid and effective pain relief and reduced doses of analgesic. Responsible advertising will alert consumers that combination products are available from pharmacies with advice from the pharmacist. One submission opposed the proposal as it was believed that there would be no benefit to the consumer by amending Appendix H to include a new entry for paracetamol/ibuprofen.
The particle size of a drug molecule is a crucial factor in the effects of intra-articular injections. The larger the particle size, the longer the drug will stay in a joint, thereby increasing its efficacy [20]. The short residence time of intra-articular AOD9604 when dissolved in saline was due to its rapid uptake by local circulation. However, the combination of AOD9604 with HA may result in more residence time and better effects in the joint. Recent studies [21–23] have shown that the addition of HA to nanoparticles improves the drug effects by increasing drug bioavailability and decreasing systemic absorption after topical administration.

Phenylephrine is a direct alpha-1 adrenergic agonist, with weak alpha-2 adrenergic agonist activity. It also has very weak beta-adrenergic effects, but at therapeutic doses there are no significant stimulating beta-1 adrenergic effects on the heart, or on the bronchial airways, or on peripheral blood vessels. This contrasts with pseudoephedrine, which has greater beta-adrenergic activity. The effect on the alpha-adrenergic receptors leads to local vasoconstriction and shrinking of mucous membranes. There is no anti-histamine effect. The drug is readily and completely absorbed following oral administration, undergoing extensive first pass metabolism in the intestinal wall and in the liver leading to some variability in individual pharmacokinetics. Nasal decongestion is apparent within 15 to 20 minutes and persists for up to 4 hours (AHFS 2007).


Tissues from ob/ob and lean mice were cut into 100-mg pieces and homogenized with 1 ml TRIzol (Life Technologies, Inc., Grand Island, NY) using a PolyTron homogenizer (Kinematica, Lausanne, Switzerland). The samples were incubated for 5 min at room temperature to permit the complete extraction of the RNA from the tissues. An aliquot of 0.2 ml chloroform was added to each milliliter of TRIzol. The method of RNA extraction was as described by the manufacturer (Life Technologies, Inc.). The final RNA pellet was air dried for 5–10 min and then resuspended in 20 μl ddH20. RNA was quantitated spectrophotometrically using the A260/280 ratio.
Smeath says he turns patients away on a weekly basis. "[Particularly] if a patient comes and asks me for a specific peptide and it's not right for them. It's the same as if an anti-biotic was unsuitable for a patient, we don't just prescribe it." He says a lot of people prefer face-to-face contact with the prescribing doctor, but if geography restricts them, phone and Skype sessions also take place.
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