Serum IGF-1 levels remained relatively constant over the dosing period with no apparent differences between treatment groups. Fasting plasma glucose and serum insulin levels remained unchanged throughout the treatment period. Furthermore, no changes in any of the OGTT parameters were observed from day 1 to day 7 of treatment. There were no study related clinically significant findings in the safety related laboratory tests, vital signs, or ECG measurements.
The matters under subsection 52E (1) of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 considered relevant by the Committee included: a) the risks and benefits of the use of a substance; b) the purposes for which a substance is to be used and the extent of use of a substance; c) the toxicity of a substance; d) the dosage, formulation, labelling, packaging and presentation of a substance; and f) any other matters that the Secretary considers necessary to protect public health.
A similar clinical study was conducted in obese subjects (METAOD002). In that double-blind placebo-controlled, 4 sequence, 4 period William’s Latin Square design study 23 subjects participated. The subjects were 19 to 50 years old and had a BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 (range 36 to 67 kg/m2). Each subject received 4 single doses (25, 50 and 100 µg/kg AOD9604 or placebo; single IV infusion doses over 20 minutes), separated by a 7-day washout period.
As it is not yet approved for use in this country (or any other), it should always have been considered banned under the S0 category, which states that any pharmacological substance that is not addressed by any of the subsequent sections of the Prohibited List and with no current approval by any governmental regulatory health authority for human therapeutic use (e.g. drugs under pre-clinical or clinical development or discontinued, designer drugs, substances approved only for veterinary use) is prohibited.
Since I drank my peptides in the morning with my coffee (around 9:30), I found myself full until lunchtime. I tend to take a later lunch, around 2:30, so I typically have a snack sometime mid-morning to tide me over. However, I found I didn’t need my morning snack after I had the collagen. It also helped to pair my collagen coffee with breakfast, especially if I ate something that wasn’t super high in protein such as avocado toast. The 9 grams of protein from the collagen kept me satisfied until my next meal.
The increase in GH secretion due to IPAMORELIN (and other GHRP) leads to an increase in IGF-1 (thought to be the anabolic mechanism of GH).  As we get older GH and subsequently IGF-1 decrease substantially.  This decline is thought to be one of the major causes of the ageing process.  By increasing these levels again there is increased collagen synthesis, promotion of lean muscle mass, bone strength, improved healing capability, improved sleep cycle, increased energy, repair and regeneration of internal organs, strengthening of joints/cartilage/connective tissue, and anti ageing effects on the skin. 
Collagen is a protein found in our bodies; it’s in our digestive system, muscles, bones, skin, and tendons. But collagen production decreases with age, hence wrinkles and sagging skin. That’s why taking a collagen supplement is supposed to improve the elasticity of your skin—in fact, a study published in Skin Pharmacology and Physiology found that those who took collagen peptides once daily for eight weeks showed a significant improvement in skin’s elasticity. As someone who is approaching 30 and constantly stressing over crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles, I was hoping collagen would help smooth out some of these signs of aging.
Echocardiographic measurements obtained at pre‐ and post‐bypass visits are outlined in Table 2. Due to limitations in scanning windows and poor image quality, interpretable echocardiograms were obtained in 12 of 15 patients. Transmitral E increased from 76±19 cm/s at pre‐bypass to 83±19 cm/s at the post‐bypass surgery visit while no significant increase was noted in transmitral A. The mean intra‐individual change in transmitral E was 15 cm/s, with 95% confidence interval 3 to 26 cm/s. The increases in transmitral E were significant for the effects of saline (P=0.005) and surgery (P=0.002). There was also a significant increase in the early diastolic mitral annular velocity e′ (P=0.02 for effect of surgery). However, the E/e′ ratio did not change after surgery (Table 2). Left atrial diameter showed a trend towards decrease at the post‐bypass surgery visit (P=0.3).
Like everything in life, you need to be careful. Too much of a good thing can be bad. Water and oxygen are essential for survival, however in excessive amounts be prepared to have ‘000’ on standby. The same principal is true for any drug or peptide. When used at the recommended dose, clinical trials have proven peptides to be effective with minimal side effects, if any. In addition, the body even has its own natural feedback mechanisms in place to downregulate high levels.
Design Mature New Zealand white rabbits (n=32) were randomly administered 2 mg collagenase type II twice in each knee joint. Weekly injections of 0.6 mL saline (Group 1), 6 mg HA (Group 2), 0.25 mg AOD9604 (Group 3), and 0.25 mg AOD9604 with 6 mg HA (Group 4) were administered for 4–7 weeks after the first intra-articular collagenase injection. The degree of cartilage degeneration was assessed using morphological and histopathological findings, and the degree of lameness was observed at 8 weeks after the first collagenase injection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Strengths of our study include the serial physiologic assessments before and after bariatric surgery. The gastric bypass procedure ensured a large degree of weight loss (≈27% mean change in BMI), while the administration of normal saline provided an acute stimulus for eliciting acute natriuretic peptide responses. Thus, we were able to compare the relative effects of weight loss and saline infusion, with each individual serving as his or her own control. This study design minimizes confounding from sources of natriuretic peptide variation that might correlate with BMI. We performed the post‐surgical assessment 6 months after surgery to ensure that acute hemodynamic changes from surgery had resolved and patients had attained most of their expected weight loss. Mitral annular early diastolic (e′) velocity at the lateral annulus has been accepted as an index of diastolic function24, 25 and we had significant improvement in e′ suggesting improvement in myocardial relaxation. Our echocardiographic findings are in accordance with the recently published meta‐analysis demonstrating benefits of bariatric surgery on diastolic function.26
There is evidence of involvement of organised crime in supply of the substances. The substances are offered for sale via the internet. Many of the substances are promoted as safe alternatives to traditional performance enhancing substances such as the anabolic steroids. Suppliers are making unproven assertions about the efficacy and safety of the substances.
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 interim decision was to include in Schedule 4 and in Appendix D Item 5 Growth Hormone Releasing Hormones (GHRHs), Growth Hormone Secretagogues (GHSs), Growth Hormone Releasing Peptides (GHRPs) as well as new individual substance entries for CJC-1295, ipamorelin, pralmorelin (Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2), Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-6, hexarelin and AOD-9604.
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 increase in GH secretion due to IPAMORELIN (and other GHRP) leads to an increase in IGF-1 (thought to be the anabolic mechanism of GH).  As we get older GH and subsequently IGF-1 decrease substantially.  This decline is thought to be one of the major causes of the ageing process.  By increasing these levels again there is increased collagen synthesis, promotion of lean muscle mass, bone strength, improved healing capability, improved sleep cycle, increased energy, repair and regeneration of internal organs, strengthening of joints/cartilage/connective tissue, and anti ageing effects on the skin. 

Depending on the intended use, and your desired results, the dosage levels are going to vary from person to person as well. So, keep this in mind when trying to determine how great the results are actually going to be when you are using Ipamorelin. So, what exactly can you expect when using this supplement? Some things you will see, for every user is:
The duration (treatment and follow up) of the individual studies depended on the type of study (supplementary data). The first three clinical trials were single dose treatments (METAOD001 - METAOD003); the longest was a phase IIb clinical trial (METAOD006) with a four weeks run-in phase, followed by a six months treatment phase and a 30 day follow-up phase.

200 to 300 mcg is typically the daily dosage which is recommended for the typical Ipamorelin user. It can be taken anytime during the day but is advisable to be used in the morning, as it will help you achieve the best results in such cases. Regardless of when you start your dosage, it is important to ensure you are taking it at the same time each day. And, for new users, it is best to stick to a one-a-day cycle.
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The prescription form of IGF-1 most often injected is “mecasermin”, which goes by the trade name Increlex. Manufactured using recombinant DNA technology, mecasermin is clinically used to treat IGF-1 deficiency and stunted growth. It is also prescribed to patients who have developed antibody resistance to normal growth hormone therapy. Increlex is actually identical to natural IGF-1, meaning that it has the identical 70 amino acid sequence of IGF-1 that the body produces. In other words, it’s not some kind of growth hormone “precursor”. It’s just straight up IGF-1.
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.
Django Nathan, a medical doctor with a degree in molecular biology and genetics, takes peptides because of his busy lifestyle: "Quite a few doctors I know are using them because they have so many beneficial effects and so few side effects. We're not elite athletes – we live rushed lives that can involve 70 hour weeks so staying fit and getting good sleep is essential – and peptides aid that."
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