Peptides (Growth Hormone Optimization)

Peptide Structure | Reclaim Men's Clinic | St. Louis, MO

Peptides (Growth Hormone Optimization)

Growth Hormone Optimization (Peptide Therapy) We utilize growth hormone-secreting medications called peptides. This essentially tells your brain to produce Human Growth Hormone (HGH) naturally. The medications are administered on a nightly basis and result in faster gym recovery times, faster injury recovery, increased muscle development, fat loss, improved skin quality, and improved sleep. It is typically given in 3-month cycles.


One growth hormone-releasing analog is Sermorelin. It promotes the production of HGH and should is taken at night to improve sleep quality. Sermorelin aids in fat loss, improves muscle composition, and anecdotally improves mood and well-being.


Ipamorelin is a Ghrelin agonist that stimulates HGH production. It has a steadier and slower release that mimics the natural release during sleep. It aids in fat loss, increasing muscle mass, improving sleep, and improving the immune system. If desired, it can be taken more long-term as an age management supplement in older patients.

MK677 (Ibutamoren)

Ibutamoren is a Ghrelin agonist that stimulates the pituitary gland to release HGH. Ibutamoren is unique because it is dispensed as a pill vs. injection like the other growth hormone-secreting peptides. This increases muscle mass, aids in fat loss, increases appetite, improves physical performance and stamina, and also aids in surgical/injury recovery.

CJC1295 / Ipamorelin Peptide: CJC1295 / Ipamorelin is a combination of two peptides.

The Growth Hormone releasing hormone stimulates the pituitary gland on one side in order to produce growth hormone. A chemical compound in the body called ipamorelin mimics ghrelin and binds to the pituitary gland’s ghrelin receptor. This causes growth hormone to be produced by the pituitary gland as well. Combined, these two peptides increase the body’s production of HGH (human growth hormone). CJC1295 / Ipamorelin acts on two different receptor families to accomplish this. In order to maximize the amount of growth released into your body, CJC1295 Ipamorelin should be taken together. The result is a safe and therapeutic anti-aging benefit. There are even those who claim that it is the fountain of youth!

Sermorelin Plus

Sermorelin Plus has all of the benefits of Sermorelin plus the added benefits of Ipamorelin and Glycine. Ipamorelin is a synthetic pentapeptide, a selective agonist of the ghrelin/ GHS receptor pathway. Ipamorelin selectively binds the GHSR-1a receptor in the brain. This interaction with GHSR-1a leads to a GH release from the pituitary gland, influencing several anabolic processes, including appetite regulation, fat processing, and overall energy usage. Studies have shown that Ipamorelin can be found in the gastrointestinal tract, heart, lungs, kidney, pancreas, liver, immune cells, and adipose tissue. Glycine is one of the stimulatory agents inducing the pituitary gland to secrete HGH.

Patients report improvements in libido and well-being, including augmented restful sleep, refined skin tone with stronger hair and nails, improvement in fat loss and lean body mass gains, and significant increases in growth hormone release two hours after administration.


Vampire Hair Growth™ takes advantage of your body’s natural healing and tissue building abilities by using PRP (platelet-rich plasma). Platelets are special cells in the blood that contain a host of crucial growth factors and proteins that can stimulate hair growth. The procedure is performed the same in all genders.
We first apply a special numbing cream to the scalp. Once numb, we inject small amounts of lidocaine numbing medicine along the front and back scalp to numb the entire region, so the PRP injects are painless. While the numbing medication is taking effect, we draw your blood (just like having a routine blood test). While you wait, we process your blood in our on-site FDA approved centrifuge and concentrate the platelets to make the PRP. Once you’re completely numb, we inject the PRP under the skin on the scalp where we want to stimulate new hair growth.
Most patients require a single PRP booster injection (not the entire series of 3 treatments) every 1-2 years or so, depending on their individual responses. The key to a successful treatment is constancy. Typically, it will take 3-4 treatments about 4 weeks apart since you want to catch hair in each stage of growth. See below for a explaination.
If you have been completely bald in a given area for 2 years or more, then this treatment will not work. There needs to be at least some active hair follicles that can be stimulated. So, the sooner you start treatment as your hair thins, the better your results will be. Also, if your hormones, such as testosterone, DHT, and estrogen, are out of balance, then we will need to optimize these first. Finally, people who smoke do poorly with ANY regenerative medicine treatment. This is because smoking decreases the amount of blood and oxygen (and therefore the number of nutrients) delivered to the skin and underlying tissues, and also cigarettes introduce a host of toxins and poisons into the body that adversely affects healing.