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Peptide Therapies Available

A peptide is a short chain of amino acids. In our bodies, peptides act as signaling molecules by binding to receptors on the cell surface telling those cells what to do.

There are over 7000 known peptides in our bodies which direct an enormous number of different bodily functions ranging from hormone production, tissue and muscle repair, immune modulation, brain and central nervous system health, libido and sexual arousal, weight loss, inflammation reduction, DNA repair and aging.

CJC 1295/Ipamorelin

CJC1295/Ipamorelin is the combination of two compounds, CJC1295 and Ipamorelin.  CJC 1295 is prescribed as a Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH) analog that acts on the pituitary gland.  Ipamorelin is prescribed as a selective Growth Hormone Secretagogue that also acts on the pituitary gland.  These two combinations act together to increase Human Growth Hormone by acting on two different families of receptors.  It is best prescribed to be taken before bed on an empty stomach.  CJC 1295/Ipamorelin is normally prescribed at night to maximize the body’s natural cycle of growth hormone and stimulate the pituitary gland during REM sleep.

Based on the literature, CJC1295/Ipamorelin has been shown to be effective in raising growth hormone/insulin growth factor 1 levels which helps to:

  • Increase bone density

  • Strengthen the cardiovascular system

  • Increase muscle mass

  • Improve ability to burn fat

  • Increase sex drive

  • Improve recovery and repair from injuries

  • Regenerate nerve tissues

  • Strengthen the immune system

  • Improve cognition and memory

  • Outperforms sermorelin due to longer half-life and increased efficacy

CJC1295/Ipamorelin should not be used while pregnant or breastfeeding. Always tell your physician about all medications and supplements, especially corticosteroids and thyroid medications, that you are taking. Common side effects of CJC1295/Ipamorelin include reactions at the injection site, such as pain, redness or swelling along with flushing of the face; and less than 1 percent of patients report dizziness, headache or hyperactivity.

PT 141

Bremelanotide or PT 141 is a highly specific peptide that addresses erectile dysfunction and enhances libido (sex drive) in both men and women. This peptide crosses the blood-brain barrier, bypassing the vascular system and acting directly on the central nervous system to improve erectile dysfunction. Bremelanotide or PT 141 is most effective when prescribed as a tiny subcutaneous injection.

  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • Works in 80% of men when Viagra and Cialis have failed

  • Stimulates Libido in men and women

  • Natural Aphrodisiac 

  • More Powerful Orgasms in both men and women

Side effects may include flushing, nausea, or headache. It is advised to start with a very low dose to test tolerability. The beneficial effects may start as soon as an hour after administration, but more often takes a few hours. In some patients, the onset of action can be as long as 12 hours later. This peptide can be a real positive game changer in the bedroom, but can take several uses to figure out your response. Once you understand how it works for you, the results are reproducible. For example, if you realize it takes 4 hours to experience the effects, then you know to give it 4 hours before you want the benefits. Do not use more than 3 times per week or the effects may dwindle. 

AOD 9604

AOD 9064 is a peptide that works to melt away body fat stored within the abdomen that can cause inflammation and ongoing oxidation. This peptide can reduce the fatty tissue and, therefore, decrease the likelihood of the body from developing the following diseases:

  • Decrease Type 2 diabetes

  • Decrease Cancer

  • Decrease Obesity

  • Decrease Dementia

  • Decrease Alzheimer’s disease

BPC 157

BPC 157 is a partial sequence of body protection compound (BPC) found in human gastric juice.

BPC 157 has the following benefits:

  • Protects and prevents gastric ulcers

  • Can be used to protect liver from toxic damage (alcohol, antibiotics, etc.)

  • Promotes healing of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

  • Improves healing of many types of wounds

  • Protects intestinal organs and prevents stomach ulcers

  • Combats leaky gut, Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS, intestinal cramps and Crohn’s disease

  • Accelerate healing of skin burns

  • Works as an anti-inflammatory

  • Maintains integrity of mucosal lining GI tract

  • Repairs tissues of GIT, tendons, ligaments, brain, bone, etc.

  • Improves digestive function

  • Protects and promotes healing of liver due to toxic stress

Melanotan 2

Melanotan 2, sometimes referred to as the “Barbie drug,” is a peptide that induces a deep and natural tan while providing protection against harmful UV rays by increasing production and secretion of melanin without having to sit in the sun and risk sunburn. Melanotan 2 was developed by scientists to reduce the risk of skin cancer by protecting the skin from UV rays. This peptide also stimulates the libido (sex drive) in both men and women through its aphrodisiac effects and exhibits a mild fat loss effect.  

  • Induces tanning 

  • Boosts sex drive

  • Stimulates erections (not as well as PT 141 does)



Epitalon is considered the “fountain of youth” peptide.  Numerous studies have shown the importance of telomerase production and telomere rejuvenation in fighting the symptoms of aging.  Epitalon has been shown to increase the production of telomerase which in turn strengthens and lengthens telomeres. This means that Epitalon can play a vital role in decreasing the aging process and thus extend human longevity. It is used to regulate the cell life cycle during telomerase activity. Telomerase is an enzyme made of protein and RNA subunits that elongates chromosomes. When telomerase activity is not present, our cells age. Our telomeres get shorter and begin to die off. If telomerase is activated in our cells, our telomeres lengthen, the cell continues to grow and divide, delaying the aging process.

Epitalon’s primary role is to increase the natural production of telomerase, a natural enzyme that helps cells reproduce telomeres, which are the protective parts of our DNA. This allows the replication of our DNA so the body can grow new cells and rejuvenate old ones. Younger people produce a relatively large amount of telomerase and longer telomeres. The longer the telomere strands are, the better cell health and replication they provide. However, as people age, the production of telomerase falls and consequently cell replication and health decline. This is the main reason that people age. It also plays a role in regulating metabolism, increasing the sensitivity of hypothalamus to its natural hormonal influences, normalizing the function of the anterior pituitary and regulating the levels of gonadotropins and melatonin in the body.

  • Increases human lifespan by lengthening telomeres 

  • Boost energy levels

  • Promotes deeper sleep

  • Delay / prevention of age-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and dementia

  • Improves skin health and appearance

  • Heal injured / deteriorating muscle cells

  • Restores and normalizes melatonin levels which diminish due to aging

  • Increases resistance to emotional stress



Sarcotropin is a pharmaceutical, medical food designed to oppose muscle loss and weakness. This oral treatment delivers a formulation of active, essential ingredients proven to stimulate Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH) in the brain resulting in production and secretion of Growth Hormone (GH) by the pituitary gland, much like the body did naturally during youth.


Unlike Human Growth Hormone (HGH) therapy — which synthetically replaces declining levels of HGH from the outside — Sarcotropin attempts to address the primary cause of declining GH from the inside by naturally stimulating the pituitary gland to produce more Growth Hormone. Sarcotropin encourages weight loss, positive energy balance, improved sleep habits, and an improved body composition when used in conjunction with a regular diet and healthy lifestyle.

  • Increases lean muscle mass

  • Increase strength

  • Enhances cognitive function

  • Improves sleep quality

  • Enhances weight loss

  • Accelerates healing

  • Increases sex drive

  • Improves energy

MK-677 Oral Tablets

MK-677 (also known as ibutamoren), promotes the secretion of the growth hormone (GH) and increases insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). MK-677  increases growth hormone levels by mimicking the action of the hormone ghrelin and binding to one of the ghrelin receptors in the brain.

These receptors stimulate growth hormone release from the brain. Clinical studies describe only the effects ibutamoren has on appetite and as expected, like ghrelin, ibutamoren increases it. GHSR is found in brain regions that control appetite, pleasure, mood, biological rhythms, memory, and cognition.

Therefore, we can expect that ibutamoren may also affect these functions. It increases growth hormone levels with little or no increase in other hormones, such as cortisol. Cortisol suppresses the immune system, reduces wound healing, and impairs learning and memory, and it’s usually not good to have this hormone elevated.

  • Increase Muscle Mass

  • Improve ability to Burn Fat

  • Improve Sleep

  • Improve Cognition and Memory

  • Combats the Aging Process and may Increase Longevity

  • Increase Bone Density

  • Strengthen the Cardiovascular system

  • Who can benefit from Peptide Therapy?
    Everyone is a candidate for Peptide Therapy. Peptides offered here at Optimized Health are from US-based, FDA-regulated compounding pharmacies which requires a prescription from a licensed medical provider.
  • How can I purchase Peptides On-line?
    Optimized Health provides a process which allows for purchasing Peptide Therapies online through our website. Head over to Order Now page to read more about the purchasing process and order your Peptides today.
  • How are Peptides administered?
    Most Peptide Therapies offered at Optimized Health are injectibles. Some may be available as capsules and taken orally. Injectibles can be administered with tiny insulin syringes available at many pharmacies including Walgreens, CVS, and Wal Mart. Peptides are administered 5 days per week and injected subcutaneously in the area around the belly button. Peptides are most effective when injected subcutaneously.
  • How long will I use Peptides?
    Peptide Therapy usually takes 3-6 months to gain full effects and the maximum benfits. Compounded Peptides are identical to our bodies naturally produced hormones. For this reason, Peptide Therapies can be used indefinately or once you have reached our desired result. Talk to Dr. Bartells about how long you should use the Peptides you have chosen.
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