Proteins and peptides are fundamental components of cells that carry out important biological functions. Proteins give cells their shape, for example, and they respond to signals transmitted from the extracellular environment.
Certain types of peptides play key roles in regulating the activities of other molecules. Structurally, proteins and peptides are very similar, being made up of chains of amino acids that are held together by peptide bonds.
Peptides are more natural than steroids and are very safe. At Affirm Health Center, we provide high-quality, safe peptides from an FDA approved facility so you always know exactly what you are getting.
What Are Peptides?
Traditionally, peptides are defined as molecules that consist of between 2 and 50 amino acids, whereas proteins are made up of 50 or more amino acids. In addition, peptides tend to be less well defined in structure than proteins.
Why Do We Use Peptides?
Peptides are cutting edge and are always evolving. There are new peptides constantly in production which show a lot of promise. As they continue to evolve, we see a bright future for peptides.
Affirm aims to be on the front-end of new developments in the future.
Peptide Action vs Steroid Action
What Peptides Do We Use?
A signal peptide is typically a short peptide chain (around 30 AA chain.) We mostly use signaling peptides for a variety of purposes at Affirm. They are classified as precursors (safe) and they stimulate the body to engage in certain processes by binding to G-protein coupled receptors. Peptides activate proteins.
AOD-9604 Advanced Obesity Drug
AOD-9604 was discovered in the 1990s by Dr. Frank Ng and others. This is a 16 amino acid peptide fragment of human growth hormone. AOD-9604 promotes repair and weight loss without rising IGF-1. This peptide is part of HGH without the anabolic effect or muscle-building effect. The goal of this peptide is to stimulate lipolysis and inhibit lipogenesis.
Over time, AOD-9604 lowers body fat by triggering the fat release from obese fat cells predominantly more than lean ones. This mimics the way natural growth hormones regulate fat metabolism with no adverse effects on blood sugar or growth.
AOD-9604 has been shown to have very favorable cartilage repair and regenerative properties, especially when paired with peptide BPC 157.
What is AOD-9604 Peptide?
AOD 9604 is a modified fragment of human growth hormone (HGH). It is an excellent peptide for weight loss due to its stimulatory effects on the pituitary gland. This stimulation speeds up metabolism for better calorie burning and fat burning. Using AOD 9604, people can lose weight faster than is possible with diet and exercise alone.
Is it Safe for Anyone to Use AOD-9604 Peptide for Weight Loss?
We are committed to helping our patients lose weight quickly and safely. It is important to talk with your provider about medications or supplements you are taking so we can develop the best dosing for your needs. Although AOD 9604 is a derivative of human growth hormone, it works without the typical adverse side effects of that chemical and is safe.
How is AOD-9604 Peptide Used to Enhance Weight Loss and Build Muscle?
To achieve better weight loss results, AOD 9604 may be injected subcutaneously each morning, ideally on an empty stomach. This delivery method enables the peptide to enter the bloodstream quickly, where it triggers the release of fat from enlarged fat cells. In addition to increasing the metabolism of fat, this peptide also reduces the accumulation of new fat.
What Are the Side Effects of AOD-9604?
AOD 9604 was discovered as researchers looked for an alternative to HGH growth hormones. This peptide achieves similar responses in the body without targeting blood sugar levels. Therefore, patients do not experience the same cravings or cortisol increase they would with an HGH weight loss program. There are no known health risks associated with AOD 9604 injections. The most common side effects include redness, swelling, and mild discomfort at the injection site. There is a slight risk for headache or upset stomach. For those who are interested in a supplement to their diet and exercise program, AOD 9604 is an excellent option.
Sermorelin, Ipamorelin/CJC-1295 and Ibutamoren
These increase the natural production of Growth Hormone and stimulate the immune system. They also improve physical performance and increases protein synthesis. Some additional benefits include:
- Increase plasma IGF-1
- Improve sleep quality
- Help decrease body fat
- Increase lean muscle mass, strength and endurance
- Help reduce liver uptake of glucose
- Increase calcium retention, and strengthen and increase the mineralization of bone
- Contribute to the maintenance and function of pancreas cells
BPC 157 Healing Peptide
BPC 157 is a healing peptide which accelerates wound healing for muscle, ligament, tendon, and nerve. This peptide is anti-inflammatory and has been shown to decrease pain in damaged areas.
BPC 157 works by increasing growth hormone receptors and promoting the outgrowth of tendon fibroblasts, cell survival under stress, and the migration of tendon fibroblasts. It can also improves digestive function
It has also been shown to help in Inflammatory bowel disease while also protecting and healing inflamed intestinal epithelium (leaky gut).
BPC 157 also protects the liver from toxic insults (alcohol, antibiotics, etc) and promotes healing.
Why Choose a Licensed Compounding Pharmacy for Peptides?
It is important to purchase peptides through a licensed, US-based compounding pharmacy for various reasons. Pharmacies are monitored and regulated by the State Board of Pharmacy and Licensed Compounding Pharmacies follow the necessary laws and regulations in place to ensure your safety.
A prescription is required to purchase compounded peptides or medication and the ingredients are pharmaceutical grade. Compounding of these peptides is being performed under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Purchase of raw materials is from FDA registered facilities which ensure that we are buying a quality ingredient from an FDA inspected facility.
A certified lab and clean room which is compliant with both USP <795> and USP <797> standards are being used to compound your medications. Compounded sterile preparations are being tested through a third-party analytical lab for potency, sterility, and endotoxin. Compounded Preparations are quarantined and not dispensed until all testing is received back from the third party analytical labs.
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