At Affirm Health Center, a big part of our business is helping our patients who struggle with weight loss. We now offer two Accelerated Fitness Programs that utilize peptides to enhance weight loss and the building of new muscle. We offer both a Long-Term Fitness Program (three months) and a Short-Term Fitness Program (one month). Both of these programs involve the addition of peptides in conjunction with exercise to accelerate weight loss.
In this month’s two blogs, let’s get into these two peptides: AOD-9604 and MOTS-c.
What is the AOD-9604 peptide?
AOD-9604 is a modified fragment of human growth hormone. It stimulates activity in the pituitary gland, which makes it an excellent source for weight loss. By stimulating the pituitary, AOD-9604 speeds the patient’s metabolism, which leads to higher rates of burning of both calories and fat. The addition of AOD-9604 to our Long-Term Fitness Program allows patients to lose weight faster than would be possible with only diet and exercise.
How is AOD-9604 peptide used to enhance weight loss and to build muscle?
To achieve accelerated weight loss, our Affirm patients inject AOD-9604 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. We have a set number of fat cells, but when we gain weight, these cells become larger. In addition to increasing the metabolism of fat, this peptide also reduces the accumulation of new fat.
What are the side effects involved with AOD-9604?
AOD-9604 was discovered as researchers looked for an alternative to human growth hormone. This peptide achieves similar responses in the body without targeting blood sugar levels. Because of that patients do not experience the same cravings or cortisol increase they would with an HGH weight-loss program.
There aren’t any risks associated with AOD-9604 injections. Patients can have slight redness and discomfort at the injection sites, as with any injection. There is a slight risk of developing a mild headache or upset stomach.
At Affirm, our patients love our Long-Term Fitness Program and the results it delivers for their weight loss and fitness goals. If you’re interested, please give us a call to set up a consultation at (417) 823-3901.