The natural aging process has a way of knocking us all down a peg or two, especially when it comes to our physical function and well-being. By now you’ve probably noticed that the strength of your muscles has drastically changed since the onset of andropause or menopause, although this distinction is usually more noticeable in men. Fortunately, there is a way to fix this loss of muscular strength. At Orchidia Medical Group in Naples, FL, we believe peptide treatments with CJC Ipamorelin is the key to restoring your strength – and your health.
What Is CJC Ipamorelin Treatment?
Both CJC and Ipamorelin are common peptides that are often used in concert for musculoskeletal treatments to restore muscle strength. Generally speaking, peptide treatments are minimally invasive elective treatments that are administered via subcutaneous injection with a thin needle, or through a less common treatment method, such as topical creams.
Peptide treatments are themselves an emerging star in regenerative medicine, with many promising studies indicating their usefulness to the restoration of overall health, particularly in mature people. With CJC Ipamorelin, you have the option of using these two peptides together or apart, depending on your exact needs. It should be noted, however, that these peptides appear to work more effectively when used together.
The Purpose of CJC
CJC 1295 is a synthetic peptide that is compatible with the human body. CJC has long been known to have performance-enhancing effects on athletes due to its ability to increase protein synthesis in the body and replicate insulin growth factors. What this means in a practical sense is the CJC is proven to enable a greater amount of muscle tissue growth, which in turn increases overall muscle mass and muscle strength.
CJC works by stimulating the pituitary gland to release greater amounts of growth hormones and is associated with benefits such as:
- Increased muscle mass
- Increased bone density
- Improved cognitive function
- Increased cell regeneration
- Increased fat loss
The Purpose of Ipamorelin
Ipamorelin is a multi-tasking peptide that both stimulates the pituitary gland to produce more growth hormones, while also helping the body secrete those hormones into the bloodstream so they can take effect more quickly. Ipamorelin, which is composed of five powerhouse amino acids, is one of the more versatile peptides and has been associated with reducing the effects of the natural aging process, sometimes even diminishing these effects entirely.
Ipamorelin is involved in more regulatory body processes than other peptides, meaning it can be a huge benefit for such factors as:
- Increasing lean muscle mass
- Improving recovery and cell regeneration
- Reducing body fat
- Increasing energy and stamina
- Improve cognitive function and clarity
- Increasing bone strength
- Decrease joint and muscle pain
- Strengthen cardiovascular system
- Improved hair and skin health
- Stronger immune system
Why This Peptide Combination Works
These peptides are commonly combined because Ipamorelin is able to enhance the effects of CJC in the body. Because CJC and Ipamorelin serve similar functions, the combination of these peptides can make it easier for the body to secrete and absorb the peptides to get the full benefits from the treatment.
For example, CJC is involved in increasing muscle mass and bone density, which Ipamorelin can enhance by also fortifying lean muscle strength and bone strength.
What Can These Peptides Treat?
Because of how they work and the body systems they affect, both of these are important for protecting the aging body from a decrease of strength and disorders such as osteoporosis. Broadly speaking, peptide treatments are both restorative and preventative for overall health. These two peptides, in particular, can be essential to preventing and treating issues such as:
- Confusion and memory loss
- Sleep disturbance
- Muscle and joint pain
- Cardiovascular health
- Age-related weight gain
- Brittle hair and hair loss
- Dry and thin skin
- Weakened immune system
What Can You Expect From CJC Ipamorelin Treatment?
Your peptide treatment will be tailored to your exact needs, which is why every patient starts off with a consultation that allows us to gather relevant medical information. We will ask you about your symptoms, when the symptoms started, the severity of the symptoms, and how disruptive these symptoms are to your life. We may also ask about other treatments you have tried to correct these symptoms and how successful those treatments have been.
Peptide treatments are done in a few ways. The most common way is through a subcutaneous injection, which is a direct injection of the peptide serum into your body. A subcutaneous injection is one that is made into the layer of fat between the skin tissue and muscles on various parts of the body, including:
- Upper outer arm
- Front and outer thighs
- Upper hip
Of course, you may have other treatment options based on the dosage of peptides that is best for you and the treatment method you would prefer to use. The less common peptide treatment options include topical creams, nasal sprays, and oral medications. Some peptides, such as CJC, work best when taken before bed, so your CJC peptide treatment may be self-administered.
There is no recovery time associated with this treatment because the treatment is non-surgical and only minimally invasive in some cases. After treatment or treatment appointments, patients are free to return to all normal daily activities, including driving, work, errands, exercise, and sexual activity.
When Can You Expect Results?
The results of peptide treatments build gradually over the course of several months. You may not notice results from your peptide treatment after the first few weeks; however, after a month, the majority of patients begin to notice improvements in their symptoms and overall sense of well-being.
Your initial results will include more energy and stamina, better skin and hair health, and improved cognitive function and sexual performance. Your final results, which will occur about 6 months after your first treatment, will include fat reduction, increased muscle mass, fewer wrinkles, better skin elasticity, and an increase of muscle mass.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
In order to maintain the results of peptide therapy, you will require regular treatments. It’s common for patients to have monthly or bi-weekly subcutaneous injections, while patients who use self-administered treatments will do so nightly. The results of this treatment will last for several months at a time and will continue to last for as long as you are maintaining the treatment.
FAQs About CJC Ipamorelin Peptide Treatment
1. What Are Peptides and What Do They Do?
Peptides are strings of amino acids that make the building blocks of many body processes, including the regulation of sleep, growth, and immunity hormones. Peptides are important in various roles in the body and are most commonly associated with human growth factors that pertain to the body’s natural regenerative abilities, the immune system, organ health, and of course muscle mass, strength, and physical endurance.
2. Why Are Peptide Treatments Used?
Peptide treatments were first used by athletes as a way to help build muscle mass and strength in a natural way, as well as to help athletes recover more swiftly and aid in stamina. Peptide treatments have also been historically used to help patients recover from surgeries or injuries. Now, peptide treatments are available to the wider public for the purpose of restorative and regenerative health. As such, peptide treatments are now used to:
- Improve overall health
- Protect the immune system
- Fortify organ systems, such as the cardiovascular system
- Improve restful sleep
- Correct cognitive function and memory
- Restore muscle mass and strength
- Maintain bone density and strength
3. Why Should You Consider Peptide Treatments?
There are plenty of reasons to consider peptide treatments, but the most common is the desire to improve your health and reverse the obvious changes brought by the natural aging process. Many patients consider peptide treatments as a way to restore natural health to the body, particularly normal stamina and strength associated with good health.
4. Are Peptide Treatments Safe?
Yes, peptide treatments are safe. The reason these treatments are safe has to do with where the peptides are derived and how well the peptides interact with the human body. For example, because even synthetic peptides are compatible with human receptors, there is a very low risk for negative side effects associated with this treatment. The human body tolerates peptide treatments because it recognizes the peptides as something it might produce by itself.
5. What Other Peptide Treatments Are Available?
Aside from CJC and Ipamorelin, there are many other peptide treatments available to patients. Some of these peptides include:
Bremelanotide PT 141
This is a peptide mostly concerned with correcting erectile dysfunction and improving libido. Clinical studies have found that this peptide can help men gain better and longer-lasting erections, and also have increased libido that has been lost due to aging.
This is a copper complex peptide that is most commonly associated with the restoration of the body’s natural regenerative response, making it a popular anti-aging choice. This peptide can promote hair and nail health, increase wound healing, and minimize inflammation in the skin and joints.
This is a peptide largely concerned with healing, both in the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. This peptide is associated with healing damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments, as well as gastrointestinal diseases or discomfort.
6. Can You Have More Than One Peptide Treatment at a Time?
If you are interested in using more than one peptide treatment at a time to enjoy certain benefits, please speak with us about your treatment options. We will help you design a treatment plan that will address all of your wellness concerns.
7. What Other Treatments Can You Combine With Peptide Treatments?
Peptide treatments are highly compatible with other regenerative health treatments. Regenerative or restorative health treatments are derived from natural, biological, and scientifically-proven sources for the sole purpose of restoring natural body processes that have been compromised as a result of aging. For that reason, peptide treatments are commonly combined with treatments such as:
- P-Shot and O-Shot, for sexual health
- Stem cell therapy, for joint and tissue repair
- IV vitamin cocktails, for immune health and support
- PRP, for joint pain and aesthetic regeneration
- Shockwave therapy, for joint and muscle pain
- Thymosin A1, for immune system support
If you would like to combine other treatments with your peptide treatments, please let us know.
8. Who Are Good Candidates for Peptide Treatments?
Adult patients who are seeking natural and non-surgical ways to improve various aspects of their health are likely good candidates for peptide treatments and other regenerative health treatments. Patients that are ideal for CJC and Ipamorelin peptide treatments include those who want to:
- Improve stamina, strength, and energy
- Increase muscle mass
- Reduce fat
- Correct cognitive function
- Increase bone density and strength
Restore Your Overall Strength With CJC Ipamorelin Peptide Treatments
Whether you’re interested in this treatment to build your muscle mass or you want to improve your overall strength, peptide treatments with CJC and Ipamorelin are good options for you. The secret to a healthy body and immune system is making sure your body has all the resources it needs – including peptides that decrease with aging. Undo the effects of aging and start restoring your strength today.