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Human Growth Hormone

You’ve gotten to this page which means you are one of the growing number of people who are starting to investigate the benefits of so-called “anti-aging” medications and techniques.  No doubt you’ve seen an uptick in talk about HGH, peptides, hormones, etc.  It’s difficult to avoid.  Reality TV stars, professional athletes, tech industry titans all seem to be reducing their age and looking really, really good and healthy into their 50’s, sometime their 60’s.

Seemingly the wealthy and well connected have found the fountain of youth.  Well, yes and no.  What they have probably found is HGH peptide therapy and good old fashioned hard work in the form of a good diet and regular exercise.

HGH (human growth hormone) peptides are rapidly growing as a treatment for people who want to lose fat, increase muscle mass, have better looking skin and nails and generally look and feel more youthful.  But why is HGH important for all of those functions and how is HGH affected by peptides?

Why Human Growth Hormone?

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) has an incredibly important function in the body at all stages of human development.  When you are a child and still growing, HGH stimulates bone, cartilage and other growth….it helps you develop and grow up into adulthood.  When you are an adult, HGH still is important because it promotes the proper use of body fat, boosts the production of protein and actually interferes with insulin.  For people interested in anti-aging or wellness treatments, HGH also increases IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor-1) which can be a very good thing because that helps promote muscle growth, very lean muscle growth.  Essentially, HGH helps keep an adult lean and healthy.

As you get older your levels of HGH expectedly decrease….and you age.  For celebrities, athletes and high-profile people who believe their youthful appearance and physique are critical for their career (or bank account) the signs of aging are devastating which is why it’s not a surprise that many have turned to treatments like HGH peptides to keep them looking great well into and sometimes past middle age.

How do Peptides increase HGH?

There are many different types of peptides but they are all similar in their function.  When someone wants to start HGH therapy for anti-aging they aren’t going to inject HGH straight into their body.  What they will almost always use is an HGH peptide such as Ipamorelin, sermorelin, etc.  What these peptides do is they signal the body to increase it’s own production of HGH.  Peptides vary and some are more effective and more targeted than others but the general idea is that peptides are signals to glands telling them to produce natural HGH thereby increasing the total levels in your body.

Are Peptides Steroids?

Simply stated, no.  Peptides are not steroids.  However, they are considered so effective by professional sports organizations that they are almost always a banned substance.  HGH peptides can give athletes an unfair advantage in muscle growth, injury recovery and performance.   You have probably heard of many athletes in professional football (some locally here in New England 😊), baseball and basketball who have been suspended because of their use of peptides as a performance enhancing drug.  Unfortunately for them, they have to retire before they can use them.

What are some of the potential benefits and side effects?

As we’ve mentioned above, HGH peptide therapy can help:

  • Increase lean muscle growth
  • Decrease body fat
  • Help in weight loss
  • Increase injury recovery time
  • Reduce cortisol and inflammation
  • Improve skin and nail health (think more radiant skin and healthier finger and toenails)

    Some of the side effects of HGH peptide therapies can be injection site redness, itchiness, increase/decrease in weight, increase water retention, kidney pain, fluctuation in blood pressure, increased hunger (although some peptides limit this), etc.

How do I know if I’m a candidate?

As with any drug or treatment you put in your body, you need to talk to a qualified medical professional.  If the doctor determines it may benefit you, you should pay very close attention to their directions and continue with follow up appointments to make sure your body is responding positively.

The one mistake you don’t want to make is buy something online without seeing a medical professional.  But you know that by now.  You don’t want to inject something into your body that was made in some guy’s basement but his website was super nice.  See a doctor.

Are Peptides Steroids?

Call us today to make an appointment at Boston Vitality and see if HGH peptide treatments are right for you.  Our number is 781-399-5698 or you can email us at

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