Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide Therapy Specialist


Dr. Kane Lai

Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Encino, CA & Denver, CO

Human growth hormone (hGH) is considered the “anti-aging” hormone, as it improves lean muscle mass, enhances weight loss, reduces visible signs of aging, and contributes to strong bones and healthy organ function. Growth hormone-releasing peptide therapy can boost your natural production of hGH to help keep you looking and feeling your very best. At BioviveMD, Kane Lai, MD, is pleased to provide this safer, more affordable alternative to synthetic hGH replacement therapy. BioviveMD specializes in regenerative and anti-aging medicine and has locations in both Denver and Encino, California. To schedule a consultation, call the clinic nearest you today or make an appointment online.

Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide Therapy Q & A

What is human growth hormone?

Human growth hormone (hGH) is a hormone that your pituitary gland produces throughout your life. hGH production triggers growth throughout childhood and adolescence. 

In adults, it continues to regulate body composition, muscle and bone growth, and metabolism. HGH has also been linked to heart function in some studies.

Higher levels of hGH keep the ratio of muscle to fat in balance within your body. However, age, genetics, poor diet, hormonal imbalance, and other factors can decrease levels of hGH. Declining levels of hGH may contribute to symptoms that include:

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased libido
  • Lack of energy
  • Sagging skin
  • Brittle nails and hair
  • Joint problems
  • Loss of bone density

Hormone replacement therapy with synthetic hGH can address some of these symptoms. 

However, hGH treatments are typically expensive, with costs around $2,000-4,000 per month. 

In addition, hGH replacement is associated with side effects and an increased risk of diabetes and high cholesterol.

What is growth hormone-releasing peptide therapy?

Growth hormone-releasing peptides are molecules containing amino acids that stimulate your pituitary gland to produce and release hGH. The increase in natural hGH levels has the same effect on your body that synthetic hGH does, without the side effects or health risks.

Growth hormone-releasing peptides can be delivered to your body in several ways. Depending on your individual needs, your BioviveMD expert may recommend supplements, injections, or sarcotropin therapy. 

Sarcotropin is a medical food designed to address sarcopenia, a common condition that affects many older adults.

Sarcopenia is characterized by muscle weakness, decreased endurance, restlessness, and an overall reduced quality of life. In addition to growth hormone-releasing peptides, sarcotropin contains additional ingredients that oppose muscle loss and are safe for long-term use.

What other weight-loss services are available?

BioviveMD offers several options to help you lose weight, build muscle, and improve your overall health, such as:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Medical weight-loss programs
  • Supplement evaluations
  • Physician-supervised detoxification

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for menopause or hormonal imbalance, allergy testing and treatment, and treatments that address other health conditions can also help you lose weight and improve your strength and stamina.

For a cost-effective, low-risk solution to age-related weight gain and other symptoms, schedule an evaluation for growth hormone-releasing peptide therapy today. Call the BioviveMD clinic nearest you, or make an appointment online.