Thoughts on Better Aging

Peptides and Your Metabolism

March 28th, 2016

Learn how peptide hormones can reboot your metabolism

Have you noticed your metabolism slowing down as you’ve gotten older? You may feel like you’re fighting—and losing—an uphill battle to stay in shape now that your body seems so eager to store fat and so reluctant to build lean muscle.

Fortunately, you don’t necessarily have to make your diet even stricter and your workouts even longer and more strenuous in order to achieve your fitness goals. What you need to do is reboot your metabolism so that it works more like it did when you were younger. This is where peptides come in.

What are Peptides?

Technically, a peptide is any compound with less than 50 linked amino acids. There are an incredible variety of these compounds in the body, fulfilling many diverse functions. The peptides we are most interested in for your metabolism are peptide hormones. Some of these hormones can be used very effectively to promote weight loss, muscle development, and many other health benefits.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)

If your primary goal is weight loss, HCG may be the perfect peptide hormone for you. Normally, when you try to cut calories from your diet to lose weight, the body tries to steal energy and nutrition from whatever cells are available. This may mean that you end up losing muscle as well as fat. But when you use HCG in conjunction with a restricted- calorie diet plan, your body will consistently target fat cells to make up for the calorie deficit. This makes it much easier to lose that unhealthy visceral fat that may be endangering internal organs. In addition to supercharging your metabolism for targeted fat loss, HCG also acts as an appetite suppressant so you won’t feel the pinch of your calorie-restricted diet as much.

Secretagogues (Sermorelin, GHRP-2, GHRP-6)

If you want to be able to shed pounds and build muscle like you did when you were younger, the secret is supplying your body with the amount of growth hormone a younger person would have. Growth hormone helps keep your metabolism functioning at an optimal level, promotes fat loss—especially in the abdomen—and also increases muscle strength and mass. Growth hormone also helps with cell repair and renewal in virtually every system in the body to help protect your overall health.

For most people, the best way to boost growth hormone is by using certain peptide hormones known as secretagogues to stimulate the pituitary to produce more of its own natural growth hormone. The peptide hormones sermorelin, GHRP-2, and GHRP-6 can all be used for this purpose. If you don’t get the boost you expect with the first peptide you choose, don’t worry—sermorelin and GHRP-2 & GHRP-6 act on different receptors in the brain, so when one peptide doesn’t do the job, the other (or a combination of both) might.

Want to Learn More?

If you would like to learn more about peptides and other treatment options Renew Man™ has to offer, please contact us at 800-859-7511.

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