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.


Gamma-Oryzanol (γ-Oryzanol): An antioxidant extracted from rice bran oil, wheat bran and some fruits and vegetables, γ-Oryzanol has been used as an alternative medicine in the treatment of high cholesterol, symptoms of menopause and ageing, mild anxiety and stomach upsets. Although it is used in sports to apparently increase testosterone and growth hormone levels, as well as improving strength during resistance exercise training, there is not enough evidence to determine its effect on hormone levels in humans. Even though animal studies suggest that γ-Oryzanol might actually reduce testosterone production, it has been marketed to, and used by, body builders and strength-training athletes in the hope of boosting strength, increasing muscle gain, reducing body fat, speeding recovery and reducing post-exercise soreness. γ-Oryzanol is not banned by WADA.

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.


To obtain the best results from a fat loss program, and the most amount of fat loss from your peptide supplementation, you should be following a diet which is high in protein, moderate in healthy fats and low in carbohydrates, and be physically active. At the very least you should be doing some high-intensity lifting a couple of times a week alongside the implementation of cardio. You should also have your hormone levels balanced to optimise your metabolism.
ASADA gave advice to the ACC, and perhaps Essendon, that AOD-9604 was not banned under the S2 category. Given the expectation that AOD-9604 would not be anabolic because it lacked the ''anabolic region'' of HGH, it is perhaps understandable that ASADA did not classify it under S2 in 2011 and 2012, although its close structural relationship to the banned HGH should have been sufficient to include it on the banned list.
But IGF-1 injections may soon be a thing of the past. Future use of IGF-1 will no doubt involve gene therapy, which directly targets genes that produce IGF-1 in muscle, usually by attaching specific gene activators to an inactive virus or vector that then enters into muscle cells. Studies in mice show that a procedure like this can cause  a 15% increase in muscle mass, along with a 14% increase in strength. Gene therapy in old mice has been shown to cause to a 27% increase in strength, along with regeneration of aging muscle. In one mouse study, the IGF-1 gene was placed in the animals’ glutes and calves, which resulted in up to a 115% increase in muscle-cross-sectional area.
Raising GH levels with any peptide would accelerate fat loss obviously but if looking at strictly fat loss HGH frag 176-191 and AOD9604 (frag 177-191) are the fat loss peps. They are the part of the HGH amino acid sequence that initiates lipolysis. I personally like Hexarelin dosed 3x a day, it is the strongest ghrp and doesn't have any effect on hunger so it works great for fat loss and dieting for me.

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Within all the clinical trials the subjects received either the active treatment AOD9604 Tyr-hGH177-191(Metabolic Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; amino acid sequence: YLRIVQCRSVEGSCGF; CAS Registry Number: 38624-39-7; INCI Name: 27701 sh-Oligopeptide-74) or placebo (vehicle of mix of excipients). In addition, in study METAOD001 individual subjects were treated with rhHG (0.12 IU/kg; supplied by Unichem in the form of somatropin (Saizen® - Serono)) as a positive control. The administered doses of the study product ranged from 25 µg up to 400 µg per kg bodyweight for the injectable product (i.v. administration in study METAOD001 and METAOD002) and from 0.25 mg/day to 54 mg/day for the orally administered capsules/tablets (capsules METAOD003 - METAOD005; tablets: METAOD006).
I take or did take organic colostrum at the beginning of last year after starting a paleo food plan after having a gut issue and every day am and pm after a period off about 3 months started to have to pee during the night ( I’m 60) but never the dribble or straining just pee and then during the day 4-5 times a day rush to the toilet and pee for what seems ages

Between 2001 and 2006 six human clinical trials with the hexadecapeptide AOD9604 have been performed, 893 healthy, in all but one study, clinically obese adults participated in these studies and are the basis of this safety evaluation. The details of the individual studies are listed in supplementary data. The first 3 studies were dose-escalating studies investigating the acute effects of various dosages and two application routes (i.v. and oral) in healthy or obese male subjects. These single dose studies were followed by a 7-day multiple dose study (METAOD004) as well as two long-term clinical trials (METAOD005 and METAOD006) where the safety and tolerability of chronic oral treatment with AOD9604 was investigated.
Five patients in the study reported a serious AE; three in the AOD9604 20 mg group (basal cell carcinoma, moderate lipoma and squamous cell carcinoma), one in the 5 mg group (breast cancer) and one in the 10 mg group (malignant melanoma). According to the investigator, none of the SAEs reported were considered to be possibly, probably or definitely related to study medication (see discussion).
Despite the controversies, some scientists continued with additional studies and again proved IGF-1 to actually prolong life…at least in worms.  Then, in 2001, scientists discovered that the use of IGF-1 resulted in a proliferation of cancer cells, especially throughout the breast and colon, and a 2012 study found that both too much or too little IGF-1 could contribute to dying from cancer; implying that IGF-1 actually helped patients with terminal cancer live longer.

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).

Cartilage loss in OA is caused by proteoglycan depletion and chondrocyte death that in turn are caused by imbalances between catabolic and anabolic activities within the joint [5]. Growth hormone (GH) has been shown to correct this imbalance [6]. Although the exact mechanism underlying the effects of intra-articular GH injection is not known, GH in the synovial fluid probably enhances proliferation, matrix synthesis, and differentiation of bone and cartilage cells in vitro [7]. Studies have found that GH accelerates healing in animal models of OA [8,9]. However, intra-articular GH injections in humans are known to have detrimental pro-tumor and pro-diabetic effects. These negative effects are caused by the secondarily produced insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) [10].
ASADA gave advice to the ACC, and perhaps Essendon, that AOD-9604 was not banned under the S2 category. Given the expectation that AOD-9604 would not be anabolic because it lacked the ''anabolic region'' of HGH, it is perhaps understandable that ASADA did not classify it under S2 in 2011 and 2012, although its close structural relationship to the banned HGH should have been sufficient to include it on the banned list.
In June 2011 the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling was referred a proposal by the delegate to consider up-scheduling of five (5) then unscheduled substances contained in cold and cough preparations into Schedule 2. One of these substances was phenylephrine and many public submissions received rejected this proposal on the grounds of the paracetamol/phenylephrine exemptions in the Schedule 2 entry. The committee made similar comments and the delegate agreed that the current exempt from scheduling status of phenylephrine was appropriate.
The banned "peptide" believed to have been injected into numerous Australian professional athletes can be bought in under 30 seconds online. GHRP-6, the growth hormone-releasing peptide that features in the Australian Crime Commission's report into organised crime and drugs in sport released this morning, was identified -- alongside other so-called performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) -- as a dubious supplement threatening to cast a pall over the country's professional codes. Although unproven, GHRP-6 purportedly helps the body repair damaged tissue and can stimulate human growth hormones to improve athletic performance. It can be used in conjunction with anabolic steroids to promote muscle gain. Peptides are classified as a prohibited substance on the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited list and were banned for use both in and out of competition in 2008. The ACC report said most peptides are also:
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.
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.
IGF-1 is so named because of its close resemblance to insulin. Because IGF-1 is so similar to insulin, it interacts with insulin receptors on the surface of your cells, produces some of the same effects as insulin and even magnifies the effect of insulin. For example, one primary effect of both excess insulin and excess IGF-1 is hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). When you workout for a long time (longer than about one hour) your liver increases its release of IGF-binding protein (IGFBP-3) to prevent the onset of hypoglycemia that would otherwise happen as a result of the increased release of IGF-1 that occurs during training.
Mostly, these peptides are sold as lyophilized powder in 2mg containers. Bacteriostatic water should be mixed with the powder in order to reconstitute it. To make the dosage of 100mcg per injection, 2ml bacteriostatic water should be mixed into 2mg of lyophilized powder. This reconstituted mixture should be then injected inside the muscles or under the skin. The mixture should be kept under refrigeration at all times otherwise it will degenerate and will not be effective anymore.

CJC 1295 is a fast working growth hormone releasing hormones devised to reduce the effects of ageing. It works by stimulating the body’s natural growth hormone production and the release of IGF-1. The advantages of the CJC peptide is it helps increases bone density and collagen, as well as boosting the immune system. It will also produce new muscle cells which will be leaner and increases weight loss. The CJC 1295 results are part of years of scientific studies. It primarily increases the production of proteins, which leads to stable bodily functions related to the glands in the body or the endocrine system.


But IGF-1 injections may soon be a thing of the past. Future use of IGF-1 will no doubt involve gene therapy, which directly targets genes that produce IGF-1 in muscle, usually by attaching specific gene activators to an inactive virus or vector that then enters into muscle cells. Studies in mice show that a procedure like this can cause  a 15% increase in muscle mass, along with a 14% increase in strength. Gene therapy in old mice has been shown to cause to a 27% increase in strength, along with regeneration of aging muscle. In one mouse study, the IGF-1 gene was placed in the animals’ glutes and calves, which resulted in up to a 115% increase in muscle-cross-sectional area.
Another very positive benefit of CJC1295 is its ability to promote slow wave sleep. Slow wave sleep (SWS) is also known as deep sleep and is the portion of sleep responsible for the highest level of muscle growth and memory retention. SWS is decreased significantly in older adults and also with people who tend to exercise later in the evening.  This peptide has a benefit to side effect ratio that exceeds all others currently being legally sold and would make a great addition to ones training regimen or post cycle therapy.
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.
In the first dose-escalating study (METAOD001) 15 healthy male subjects received 3 single dosages of AOD9604 and placebo as single dosages each separated by a 7-day washout period (range 25 to 400 µg/kg bodyweight; single IV infusion doses over 20 minutes). One subject terminated the study due to personal reasons, 14 subjects completed the study. In total twenty-nine AEs were reported by twelve subjects during the study. No SAEs occurred during this study. The most common AEs reported during the study were headache (6 times). The remainder were related to fatigue (4), hypoglycemia unspecified (3), dizziness (3), nasopharyngitis (2), cough (2) and lethargy, tonsillitis, abdominal pain unspecified, application site reaction unspecified, sore throat unspecified, injection site bruising, rhinitis seasonal, anorexia, injection site pain, all with an incidence of 1. None of the AEs were of severe intensity. The majority of AEs were mild in intensity with possible relationship to study treatment, equally distributed between the various concentrations of AOD9604 and placebo treatment. The adverse event profile was similar following administration of all treatments.
recently studies found that in the process of destroying the fat cells, it shook stem cells which are inside the fat cells giving rise to new found REGENERATIVE POWERS of AOD. It works well at regenerating ligaments after significant damage and muscle repair, by increasing cartilage and collagen production in your joints. It has also been seen to improve bone density which can have positive effects on osteoporosis.
However, after the administration, Mod GRF 1-29 starts breaking down soon. This happens because peptides have a strong affinity for bonding with amino acids. The administered peptide has to travel a long distance between the point of administration and the pituitary gland. On the way, the enzymes act on it making it break down and bond with the amino acids. The peptides that are secreted by the body on its own do not have to face this problem because they do not have to travel this long.
Colostrum: The very early form of milk secreted late in pregnancy and in the first few days after birth, colostrum contains a complex mixture of nutrients, antibodies (to build immunity) and growth factors (to stimulate gut development) which are important to a newborn’s health and development, though its effects in adults are less clear. There’s little evidence that colostrum consumption (typically cow colostrum) improves the immune status of athletes. While not directly banned, colostrum could stimulate Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) secretion. IGF-1 is banned, but stimulation of its secretion by nutritional supplements is a grey area.
There are several limitations of our study. Given the nature of our physiologic protocols, which required two large volume saline infusions in obese patients before and after surgery, our sample size was modest. Nonetheless, we were able to elicit significant relationships of all four natriuretic peptides (ANP, Nt‐proANP, BNP, and Nt‐proBNP) across a variety of salt conditions before and after surgical weight loss. Our study population consisted of primarily females. We do not believe from prior epidemiologic studies looking at resting natriuretic peptide levels in obese individuals12 that having more men in our cohort would have modified our findings. Prior epidemiologic studies do not suggest that gender modifies the association between obesity and natriuretic peptide concentrations. We did not examine short‐term changes in the natriuretic peptide system, as a physiologic assessment immediately after surgery would have been impractical and potentially confounded by post‐operative shifts in volume or nutrition. We also focused on surgical weight loss because weight loss with non‐surgical treatments is less consistent. Thus, we cannot exclude any surgery‐specific effects. Because the saline infusion was indexed to BSA, less saline was given at the post‐weight loss visit. This could have created a “conservative” bias, eg, toward observing a smaller natriuretic peptide response after surgery. Indexing was performed to ensure that the amount of saline relative to plasma volume was relatively constant. Lastly, we did not perform a complete assessment of the renin‐angiotensin‐aldosterone system and the sympathetic nervous system, all of which could also be primarily affected resulting in the observed responses of the natriuretic peptide system after weight loss and/or saline loading.
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.
Mean gross morphological and histopathological scores in Group 1 were significantly higher than those in Groups 2, 3, and 4 (p<0.05). Mean gross morphological and histopathological scores in Group 4 were significantly lower than those in Groups 2 and 3 (p<0.05). However, there are no differences between the mean gross morphological and histopathological scores of Groups 2 and 3 (Figures 4 and 5).

AOD9604 is promoted heavily by various manufacturers as a substance that is able to burn fat and assist in the repair of muscle and cartilage. The fact that this product derives from, and claims to mimic the effects of a powerfully anabolic banned substance provides a psychological incentive to many potential users, as does the attention drawn by the AFL "peptides" scandal of early 2013 and the subsequent report by the Australian Crime Commission (1).

First, when buying them, peptides are stored in the refrigerator. It is necessary to wash your hands before administering every preparation. Peptides are mixed with sterilized water. After taking 2 to 1ml sterilized water with a syringe, you should let it run down the wall of the peptide vial. Let it rest for ten minutes then mix gently. It is important not to stir the solution.


The effect of a single daily ip dose of saline, AOD9604, or hGH on body weight changes in lean male C57BL/6J (A) or obese (ob/ob) mice (B) for 14 d. Caloric intake was recorded every second day and presented as an average for each day in lean (C) and obese (D) mice. Results are expressed as the mean ± SE of six animals in each group. *, P< 0.01; #, P < 0.05, compared with saline.
In the first dose-escalating study (METAOD001) 15 healthy male subjects received 3 single dosages of AOD9604 and placebo as single dosages each separated by a 7-day washout period (range 25 to 400 µg/kg bodyweight; single IV infusion doses over 20 minutes). One subject terminated the study due to personal reasons, 14 subjects completed the study. In total twenty-nine AEs were reported by twelve subjects during the study. No SAEs occurred during this study. The most common AEs reported during the study were headache (6 times). The remainder were related to fatigue (4), hypoglycemia unspecified (3), dizziness (3), nasopharyngitis (2), cough (2) and lethargy, tonsillitis, abdominal pain unspecified, application site reaction unspecified, sore throat unspecified, injection site bruising, rhinitis seasonal, anorexia, injection site pain, all with an incidence of 1. None of the AEs were of severe intensity. The majority of AEs were mild in intensity with possible relationship to study treatment, equally distributed between the various concentrations of AOD9604 and placebo treatment. The adverse event profile was similar following administration of all treatments.
Not every peptide will suite every individual and it may take some experimenting to get the right peptide and dose. Our recent article explains more about who peptides will work for. So what is the best peptide for fat loss and is there any one type that will almost guarantee some success? The answer is NO! Everyone is different and to repeat what was said above, experimenting is vital for success.
To put this into simple terms, collagen protein promotes fullness and keeps our body feeling satisfied after a meal. If we feel more full for a longer time after eating, we are less likely to overeat at the next meal. This goes hand in hand with fighting off pesky cravings. We know how difficult it can be to fight cravings, such as those for salty, oily or fatty foods. And not to mention sugary foods, which our brain can actually get addicted to. Including collagen into your daily diet can help in the battle against cravings and weight loss by keeping you full and satisfied.
AOD9604 is a peptide fragment of the C-terminus of human growth hormone (Tyr-hGH177-191). It is prepared by solid phase peptide synthesis and contains an additional tyrosine residue at the N-terminal end that stabilizes the peptide. Investigation on the secondary structure of AOD9604 showed similarities to the homologous region in the naturally occurring hGH molecule [19]. Animal experiments confirmed the fat reducing potential of AOD9604, which seems to act directly on fat metabolism without influencing appetite. In genetically obese strains of rats and mice, AOD9604 was shown to affect body weight reduction, stimulation of lipolysis and inhibition of lipogenesis. Adverse effects, as seen in similar studies using intact hGH [18, 20, 21], were not observed with AOD9604 supplementation.
Peptides are not to be confused with synthetic human growth hormone drugs, which are injected into the bloodstream to provide rapid results. HGH is said to be Hollywood's secret weapon, with top stars, filmmakers and studio execs hooked on the youthful effects, but synthetic hGH is tightly regulated in Australia and verboten unless there's a proven growth hormone deficiency (most cases are in children).
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