There’s a common misconception that growth hormone (GH) deficiency only affects children. As many as 20% of all cases occur in adults. Almost 6,000 adults in the US are diagnosed with (GH) deficiency each year. Many patients are diagnosed within the age range of 40 to 50 years.

GH deficiencies can be caused by severe trauma to the head, which affects the function of the pituitary gland later in life. Tumors on the pituitary gland can also vastly impact GH production.  Some cases start during childhood and persist into adulthood.

Hormone replacement clinics across the nation are now using ipamorelin therapy to reverse the adverse health complications associated with GH production.

What is Ipamorelin?

Ipamorelin is a long chain of amino acids called a pentapeptide, which increases GH production. It encourages the pituitary gland to release more GH by binding with the ghrelin receptor, a hormone that controls appetite. Clients can either inject the treatment or place a small ipamorelin tablet under the tongue.

Every client is different, and the length of the therapy is generally left up to the client. Typically, an ipamorelin dosage is around 200 to 300 mcg per day. One dose lasts up to three hours, and a treatment program can last anywhere from eight to twelve weeks. At Renew Vitality, our concierge team closely monitors the effects of the treatment and may adjust levels for optimal results.

What are the Benefits of Ipamorelin Therapy?

Long-term use of ipamorelin therapy can help adult men live longer, happier lives. Researchers have found it can strengthen joints and connective tissues to increase flexibility and physicality. 

Ipamorelin is a peptide that stimulates the liver to produce IGF-1, a vital growth factor hormone that helps the body build tissue and regenerate bone.  

Ipamorelin also increases muscle mass by speeding up the recovery of damage during weight lifting or resistance training. HRT encourages GH to break down lipids, which are fat cells, after working out. Ipamorelin can increase ghrelin production to balance the appetite.

The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins and is the body’s natural defense against disease. Ipamorelin can support a healthy immune system to stave off illness. Some physicians prescribe HIV patients ipamorelin to manage unwanted side effects.

Roughly one-third of all of the protein in the body is composed of collagen, making it the most abundant protein in the body. However, as adults age, collagen production, and quality diminish. The visible signs of collagen depletion include fine lines and wrinkles, as well as brittle hair and nails.

Clients can use ipamorelin to support healthy hair, skin, and nails. By stimulating GH development, men can have thicker shinier hair, smoother skin, and stronger nails.

The side-effects of ipamorelin are rare. Some men experience mild headaches or vertigo. At Renew Vitality, our physicians regularly monitor our clients throughout HRT. Our primary goal is to provide expert care and mitigate the risk of experiencing discomfort. If you ever experience side effects, it is imperative to immediately notify a medical professional.

Am I a Good Candidate for Ipamorelin?

A medical professional that specializes in hormone imbalances like GH deficiencies will need to conduct a proper diagnosis before prescribing ipamorelin treatments. At Renew Vitality, we start the process by conducting a blood panel 48 hours before the scheduled consultation to ascertain hormone levels, followed up by a thorough in-person consultation and physical.

One of the common causes of GH deficiency is aging. Men and women over 40 can notice physical and mental changes, which prompts them to seek help from a professional and learn more about ipamorelin therapy.

Clients carrying excess fat and losing muscle tone are turning to ipamorelin for help because it supports the metabolization of fat cells and builds muscle mass. 

HRT for Men in West Hollywood

West Hollywood is home to several high-end restaurants, luxurious boutiques, and nightclubs all scattered across the Sunset Strip. WeHo currently has  37,000  residents, 21,000 of which are over the age of 30. 

With over 200 clinics offering HRT in the area, it can be difficult figuring out where to start. It is important to first find a qualified medical professional with experience in a wide range of hormone imbalances. Low T is easier to diagnose than low GH. Physicians not only need an initial blood sample but an IGF-1 exam to diagnose low GH. In most cases, the IGF-1 exam needs to be repeated many times to figure out the optimal dosage for each client.

Our Renew Vitality LA team is located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and is the top choice for WeHo residents and men across the state.

Try Renew Vitality

Our Southern California team has decades of experience working with men over 30 to reach peak physical and mental condition. Our specialists take a different approach to HRT. We believe effective and long-lasting treatment requires a personalized holistic program that combines medication, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle changes. Don’t hesitate to contact the LA team with any questions or concerns you have about HRT. We’re here to help!