Picture this, you’re going to the gym daily, eating right, going through all the motions to be physically fit and healthy overall. Regardless of your efforts, you still can’t seem to ditch the stubborn fat that has made itself a home in your abdomen. Sound familiar? Let’s talk about Tesamorelin.
What Is Tesamorelin?
Tesamorelin, also known as EGRIFTA™ in its name-brand form, is a peptide that was created by the company Theratechnologies. It is a synthetic version of a growth-hormone-releasing-hormone (GHRH) which helps aid in weight loss and currently can only be acquired through a prescription from your doctor. It consists of 44 amino acids of GHRH along with a trans-3-hexenoic acid group.
But what is a growth-hormone-releasing-hormone and why is it so important? Growth-hormone-releasing-hormone is produced in the hypothalamus of the brain. This is the small area near the pituitary gland that oversees many functions, including regulation of body temperature and the release of hormones. Once GHRH is produced in the hypothalamus, it stimulates the pituitary gland for it to produce and release growth hormones into the bloodstream.
GHRH mixed with a trans-3-hexenoic acid group is what makes this peptide work hard and fast. However, you’re probably thinking, what is a trans-3-hexenoic acid group and is it safe to put in my body? The answer is yes, it is safe to put in your body. Tesamorelin was approved for use in November of 2010 and a trans-3-hexenoic’s role is of a plant metabolite. This means that it aids in the overall process of metabolism.
Tesamorelin is typically used to aid in weight loss management for patients that have HIV-associated lipodystrophy as some of the medication prescribed to these patients are known to cause fat to increase specifically in the abdomen.
How Tesamorelin Works
Tesamorelin, like the natural growth-hormone-releasing-hormone produced in the hypothalamus, is a synthetic peptide that helps in the stimulation of the pituitary gland which then releases the growth-hormone-releasing-hormone. Once the GHRH is released, it is known to promote lipolysis. Lipolysis is the name for the process in which lipids and triglycerides are broken down to promote fat loss.
Tesamorelin works by reducing the visceral fat found in the abdomen. Studies that have been done, show that patients that use Tesamorelin are likely to see a loss of weight in the abdomen that is between fifteen and seventeen percent in a span of twenty-six weeks with noticeable effects starting around week three. More trials that were done in 2014 showed that Tesamorelin can reduce fat that is accumulated around the liver by up to eighteen percent. Keep in mind that these results are based on studies done with those that have HIV-associated lipodystrophy so the results may vary from person to person.
Other Lesser Known Benefits of Tesamorelin
Tesamorelin is known to have fewer side effects than other GHRH. Not to mention, it is said to increase the body’s ability to naturally create human-growth-hormone as opposed to the body needing a synthetic version which can be a costly venture.
Tesamorelin can also greatly benefit cognitive function. Not only are you working towards greater weight loss in the abdominals, you’ll also be improving your cognitive function as well. In a study that was done on those aged 55 to 87, cognitive function was shown to increase over the length of the study when tests were administered.
Side Effects of Using Tesamorelin
Peptides are extremely safe. However, with every peptide, there are some form of mild side effects. Some of these side effects are listed below:
- Redness, swelling, or irritation can occur at the injection site.
- Nausea or vomiting
- Muscle pain
- Mild itchiness
It is also known to react with certain medications so be sure to consult your doctor before beginning this peptide. Some interactions can occur with cholesterol medications such as Zocor and HIV-antiretroviral medications such as Norvir.
How Can Aspire Rejuvenation Clinic Help You.
Our specialty trained medical staff are experts in hormone replacement therapy, weight loss and regenerative medicine. Peptide therapy is the future of regenerative medicine.
Aspire Rejuvenation offers a very potent blend of Tesamorelin and Ipamorelin for an aggressive approach in combatting the aging process and stimulating fat loss. Call us at 407-233-4006 for more information.