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A Potentially Better Way to Increase Human Growth Hormone Levels

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Hormone Therapy for Men, Hormone Therapy for Women

Human growth hormone (HGH) is a naturally occurring hormone that is synthesized in the pituitary gland. It plays a vital role in cell regeneration, maintaining healthy tissue in muscle, the brain and vital organs. Human growth hormone supplementation has been used in hormone replacement protocols for a number of years to augment the long term fight against the diseases of aging and help maximize physical performance in the aging athlete.

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Research to support these beneficial properties has dramatically increased in recent years. The benefits of human growth hormone are numerous, but there may be a better, safer, cheaper way to augment HGH levels.

The Benefits of Human Growth Hormone Augmentation

The benefits of HGH augmentation include:

  • Improvement in body composition; reduced fat mass and increased lean muscle
  • Decreased risk of osteoporosis
  • Increased strength
  • Improved protein synthesis
  • Improvement in skin collagen and thickness
  • Improved exercise performance
  • Improvement in immune function
  • Improved libido and sexual performance
  • Improved heart function
  • Better mood and cognitive function
  • Better sleep

Just to name a few!

Improving the Body’s Natural Production of HGH

By improving the body’s natural production of HGH there is less potential of depleting your body’s store of HGH. Using the peptides also demonstrates less need for more drug to achieve the same effect over time.

There are now a number of growth hormone releasing peptides (GHRP) and growth hormone releasing hormones (GHRH) that can boost your own growth hormone levels that are safer and with fewer side effects than synthetic HGH. The combined use of a GHRP and GHRH can increase your HGH production and boost HGH secretion.

By improving the body’s natural production of HGH there is less potential of depleting your body’s store of HGH if you miss a dose. The use of these peptides also demonstrates less tachyphylaxis, or the need for more drug to achieve the same effect over time.

More Natural, Safer, Less Expensive Alternative for HGH Supplementation

I am pleased that there is now a more natural, safer, less expensive alternative for HGH supplementation.
Although the safety profile with the synthetic HGH products is very good, there are still potential risks and side effects. These include carpal tunnel syndrome, skin thickening, hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia. GHRP and GHRH have fewer and less severe side effects which can include, hyperactivity, dizziness, flushing, sleeplessness and headache.

Both HGH and the GHRP/GHRH combination can achieve similar benefits, with one striking difference- cost. Growth hormone improving peptides cost approximately one third to one half as much as synthetic HGH. These peptides are used in a similar dosing regimen to synthetic HGH, which is a daily sub-cutaneous injection.

Improving HGH levels can add yet another positive piece to a balanced hormone program. I am seeing IGF-1 level improvement that is as good or better than with synthetic HGH.

I am pleased that there is now a more natural, safer, less expensive alternative for HGH supplementation.

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John Beeman
John Beeman
23:05 08 Jan 17
I just wanted to give an update regarding the stem cell procedure performed by Dr. Brandt at Thrive about 3 years ago. My range of motion continues to improve--remarkable at 64.I skied 150k in 5 days last week and never iced my knee once. I can't remember skiing that many feet w/out having to ice in the last 20 years. The knee treated has been without an acl since I was 18 and is pretty severely arthritic,but I am getting better performance now than I have in recent memory. Thank you, Dr. Brandt!!
Lisa Harris
Lisa Harris
15:59 02 Jan 17
After struggling with an Achilles injury for 1 1/2 years and trying everything to heal it - steroid, physical therapy, wearing a boot, no activity, stretching, etc - I decided to have stem cell therapy at It was a short procedure and an afternoon of post op recovery, which after 6-8 weeks, resulted in a full recovery from my injury. This seemed to finally stimulate blood flow and healing to an injury I had resigned myself to having forever. I highly recommend this procedure for tendon injuries like this one.
Zvezdomir Zamfirov
Zvezdomir Zamfirov
03:55 14 Nov 16
I am a pain management physician myself. I am 52, and physically very active. I still play soccer competitively. Six months ago I suffered a hip injury with a labrum tear. Due to the pre-existing wear and tear, the only conventional treatment, which was offered to me was total hip replacement. I wanted to remain physically active and continue to play sports, so I decided that this is not the best option for me. I choose instead to try stem-cell therapy. Ten days ago I had my procedure done by Dr. Brandt, and since then I have nothing but positive things to say about him and his practice. Everyone in his office was extremely welcoming and put me at ease and comfort about my procedure. The procedure went very smooth. And I did not have ANY post procedure pain or discomfort. I had no need for any pain medication. I was back to work seeing patients on the 2nd day after the procedure. My hip already feels noticeably better. I have the second procedure scheduled in four weeks, and I am confident that in another 3-4 weeks I'll be back playing soccer again. Thank you, Dr. Brandt and team for taking such excellent care of me.
John Reilly
John Reilly
13:44 04 Nov 16
I saw Dr Brandt on 8/8/16 for a lower back stem cell injection. From the injection, I got a serious infection in my lower spine. As a result, I spent 2 days in the Vail hospital and have been on daily IV antibiotics for the past 8 weeks. A few weeks after the injection, I started feeling increased pain which was a different pain than before my injection. It was much sharper and a shooting pain. I communicated this information to Dr Brandt and his staff. There only response and treatment was stronger pain meds. oral and injected steroids (the worst thing to do when an infection is present). The pain became so intense and debilitating, I finally made an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. Their team quickly discovered from listening to my symptoms and reviewing a new MRI that I had an infection. I also discovered from a search on DORA that over the past 13 years Dr Brandt's has a history of incidents with the DORA which regulates medical professionals. Over this time, his license was suspended for a period of time and is he currently practicing on probation through 2019. At one point, the AG said he was unfit to practice medicine.
Laurel Wilkerson
Laurel Wilkerson
21:22 08 Aug 16
Great job by the Thrive MD team in Edwards. With a torn achilles tendon, I was really opposed to surgery. When I discovered Dr. Brandt and team, I was thrilled. They are most professional and explained every step of the process and procedure for treatment options. I am on the road to recovery, and I am so thankful to have discovered Thrive. Before you let an orthopedic doc operate, take the time to explore and discuss stem cell therapy. Thrive MD made the process easy and convenient. Thanks! One year later update - ankle is doing great. Skied 52 days in 2015-16. Hiking, biking and all are no problem. Great team of caring people who know their business.
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