Wellness Shots

We administer the following wellness shots:

  • B12 vitamin (methylcobalamin)
  • B-Complex: (vitamins B 2,3,6, & 12 & Vitamin C)
  • Calm:  GABA (Aminoburyic Acid4), Magnesium, Taurine, Theanine
  • D3 vitamin : (in sesame oil)
  • Dexamethasone: (for decrease in inflammation d/t sinus congestion, allergies, rash, or muscle edema)                     * Also, available mixed with B-Complex vitamins & Glutathione = Sinus Cocktail” for allergy sufferer
  • EDGE: (BCAAs-Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine, & Glutamine, Arginine, & Carnitine)
  • Glutathione: (Tripeptide/3 amino acids with natural antioxidant and detoxing properties)
  • G.O.A.L.: (Glutamine, Ornithine, Arginine, Lysine)
  • hCG : human chorionic gonadotropin for weight loss (and natural testosterone production in men)
  • Immune Boost: (vitamins B 2,3,6,12, C, and Glutathione)
  • L-Carnitine shots: (we add half an ml L-Carnitine to half a ml MIC B12 or Lypo)
  • Lean: (Chromium, B vitamins: 1,2,3,5,6, &12, Inositol, Choline, L-Carnatine, & Leucine)
  • Lypo: (B complex vitamins: 1,2,6,&12 with MIC & L-Carnitine)
  • MIC B12: (Methionine, Inositol, Choline chloride, and Vit. B12)
  • Sermorelin: (peptide that stimulates the ptiuitary gland to maturally produce HGH)
  • Testosterone: (see tab on home page for further information)

* Scroll down to see full descriptions and ingredients

B12 Vitamin

Methylcobalamin: Vitamin B12 is an essential B vitamin needed plays an important role in red blood cells, prevention and treatment of anemia, methylation reactions, and immune system regulation. Without enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to the body, a person may feel tired and weak. However, Vitamin B12 is not easily absorbed by the stomach or intestinal tract so the injectable form of the vitamin is superior. 5mg

B Complex vitamins

Riboflavin: (vitamin B2)  is used for preventing migraine headaches, acne, muscle cramps, burning feet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and certain blood disorders.  2mg

Niacinamide: (vitamin B3)  is used for high cholesterol. It is also used along with other treatments for circulation problems, migraine headache, dizziness. 20 mg

Pyridoxine: Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) is required by your body for utilization of energy in the foods you eat, production of red blood cells, and proper functioning of nerves. 2mg

Cyanocobalamin: (Vitamin B12) helps support a healthy immune system by helping make red blood cells, preventing and treating of anemia while supporting energy. It also protects heart, bone, nerve, and brain health improving immune system regulation and overall well-being and mood. 300mcg

Ascorbic Acid: (Vitamin C) : is a super antioxidant that rids free radicals that cause premature aging and has been found to protect against cardiovascular disease, asthma, protect against cancer, support healthy blood sugar levels, and avoid degenerative diseases. 20mg

 

Calm

GABA (Aminobuyric Acid 4):  GABA is an amino acid that is beneficial in calming nervous activity. Several studies have linked elevating levels of GABA to an increase in Secretion of the body’s natural HGH (human growth hormone) 50mg

Magnesium: Mg is a mineral that promotes vasodilation which can help lower blood pressure and treat migraine headaches. 50mg

Taurine:  Taurine is an amino acid that has been linked to improved mental function, reduced anxiety and promoting a detoxifying effect in the body. There are also studies that have shown it is effective in treating diabetes by increasing glucose metabolism. 50mg

Theanine : Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea and is a natural remedy for reducing physical and mental stress and anxiety. Studies have shown it makes one feel relaxed without causing sleepiness. 50mg 

D3 Vitamin

Cholecalciferol is vitamin D3, in a synthetic form of “the sunshine vitamin”, it can be produced in the body with mild sun exposure or consumed in food or supplements. However, a large amount of people are deficient. Vitamin D deficiency is common, especially in the elderly, infants, people with dark skin and people living at higher latitudes or who get little sun exposure. Adequate vitamin D intake is important for the regulation of calcium and phosphorus absorption, maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, and is suggested to supply a protective effect against multiple diseases and conditions such as cancer, type 1 diabetes, and

Vitamin D has multiple roles in the body, helping to:Maintain the health of bones and teeth,Support the health of the immune system, brain and nervous system,Regulate insulin levels and aid diabetes management,Support lung function and cardiovascular health,Influence the expression of genes involved in cancer development.

In spite of the name, vitamin D is considered a pro-hormone and not actually a vitamin. This is because the body is capable of producing its own vitamin D through the action of sunlight on the skin, while vitamins are nutrients that cannot be synthesized by the body and must be acquired through the diet or supplements. 50,000ius (can be taken once monthly)

Dexamethasone (corticosteroid) 

is a corticosteroid similar to a natural hormone produced by your adrenal glands it is often medically used to decrease inflammation particularly of the sinus passages. There are some contraindications therefore please inquire if you have any existing conditions or take medications.  (can only be taken once monthy).

Edge

L-Glutamine- is an amino acid that plays an important role in many of your body’s functions. Besides contributing to the development and maintenance of your muscles, glutamine contributes to a healthy immune system, normal brain function and digestion. The amino acid is sometimes given to people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease or cancer. 25 mg

L-Arginine- is an amino acid that concerts in the body into a chemical call nitric oxide. ‘Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow. Arginine also stimulates the release of growth hormone, insulin, and other substances in the body. It is also used for sexual problems in both men and women. Arginine is also used for recurrent pain in the legs due to blocked arteries, decreased mental capacity in the elderly (senile dementia), erectile dysfunction (ED), and male infertility. Arginine also speeds wound healing and for increasing blood flow to cold hands and feet, especially in people with diabetes. 100mg

L-Carnitine- plays a major role in the body’s fat breakdown process. It is essential for converting body fat back into usable energy by moving fatty acids out of cells’ cytoplasm and into their mitochondria. Once they are in the mitochondria, the fatty acids are used as energy rather than stored on the body. Increasing L-Carnitine intake also promotes weight loss by improving protein synthesis. Because L-Carnitine consists of amino acids, it helps the body increase muscle mass. As muscle mass grows, it reduces excess body fat and eliminates problem areas on the body. L-Carnitine also boosts energy, which promotes weight loss by providing the stamina needed to push harder during workouts. Longer, more intense workouts burn more calories and reduce weight as a result. 200mg

BCAAs- (Branched-chain Amino Acids) Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Each has its own specific function. BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) comprise nearly 35% of the amino acids that make up skeletal muscle. :

Leucine- an essential amino acid that directly contributes to muscle protein synthesis. Without it your ability to recover from stress and exercise is compromised. It also contributes to cell growth and the formation of sterols that help form steroidal hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. 10mg

Isoleucine- an essential amino acid that critical in the mobilization and utilization of fat. 10mg

Valine- an amino acid that is broken down and converted to glycogen (fuel for the body). It also has shown some positive effects on brain chemistry. 5mg

Glutathione (Tripeptide)

 GSH-Glutaminc Acid, Cysteine, Glycine –  three amino acids, called a tripeptide, that are found in virtually every cell in the body, glutathione is an important part of the body’s internal natural antiocidant with benefits that include: detoxification, strengthening the immune system, anti-aging properties, powerful antioxidant, muscle growth and repair, nebulizes free readicals, and stimulates CD8 cells which are cytotoxic T cells is a T lymphocyte (a type of white blood cell) that kills cancer cells, cells that are infected (particularly with viruses), or cells that are damaged in other ways. 200mg

G.O.A.L.

 Glutamine L-Glutamine is an amino acid that plays an important role in many of your body’s functions. Besides contributing to the development and maintenance of your muscles, glutamine contributes to a healthy immune system, normal brain function and digestion. The amino acid is sometimes given to people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease or cancer. 75mg

Ornithine L-Ornithine is an amino acid that has an anti-fatigue effect in increasing the efficiency of energy consumption and promoting the excretion of ammonia The body uses L-Ornithine for immune support, wound-healing and liver repair. It is often used after surgery, in order to accelerate the healing process. L-Ornithine is also associated with the body’s production of human growth hormone. 75mg

Arginine L-Arginine is an amino acid that converts in the body into a chemical called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow. L-Arginine also stimulates the release of growth hormone, insulin, and other substances in the body. It is also used for sexual problems in both men and women. L-Arginine is also used for recurrent pain in the legs due to blocked arteries, and decreased mental capacity in the elderly. L-Arginine speeds wound healing and for increasing blood flow to cold hands and feet, especially in people with diabetes. 150mg

Lysine L-Lysine is an amino acid that supports the body’s antibody, hormone and enzymes functions. L-Lysine is an essential amino acid in that it is REQUIRED for human nutrition but is not produced by the body. 150mg

Citralline: is an amino acid that your kidneys change into another amino acid called L-arginine and a chemical called nitric oxide. These compounds are important to your heart and blood vessel health. They may also boost your immune system. 50mg

L-Carnitine: plays a major role in the body’s fat breakdown process. It is essential for converting body fat back into usable energy by moving fatty acids out of cells’ cytoplasm and into their mitochondria where they are used for energy. This helps with weight loss, boost energy, and increase muscle mass. 100mg

Cyanocobalamin: (Vitamin B12) helps support a healthy immune system by helping make red blood cells, preventing and treating of anemia while supporting energy. It also protects heart, bone, nerve, and brain health improving immune system regulation and overall well-being and mood. 1,000mcg/1 mg

 

hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)

 Our HCG Diet Package= $799 – The six week program includes: an instructional guide with a consultation, 42 daily HCG shots, 6 weekly wellness shots, & ongoing consultation and support.

What are The Shot Clinic’s HCG diet details? Based on 2012 research.

By patient report, HCG reduces feelings of hunger. This allows them to eat very little comfortably. Why? It is believed the presence of HCG in the bloodstream takes the appetite away. In pregnant women, HCG often causes feelings of nausea in the early stages of pregnancy.

HCG is a pro-hormone which helps the body make more hormones. Since hormone deficiency or imbalance is usually part of the reason for weight gain, whether it’s your thyroid, or menopause (or andropause), this hormone offers help.

Only HCG injections have been shown to raise blood levels of HCG, so that is the only acceptable way of taking HCG at this time. Any other way of taking HCG, such as drops, pills, or sprays, are likely dissolved before ever reaching the blood, and they do not raise blood levels; this would be like taking nothing at all. An injection is the only proven method of taking HCG at this time. Injections should only be taken with a prescription from a doctor, and under medical supervision.

HCG injections keep you from losing muscle while you diet. By elevating hormone levels in the body, including testosterone, the HCG hormone creates an anabolic state (muscle-building) which counteracts the catabolic state (muscle-breakdown). There are hormone receptors on muscle fibers that respond to the increased hormone levels in patients taking the HCG hormone.

Why does that matter? During a fast, dramatic loss of pounds with crash dieting, there is a high amount of muscle that is lost. Because muscle is heavy, this loss looks good on the scale because the pounds are dropping quickly. When you lose muscle, it’s bad for your body, shape, and metabolism. The metabolism slows so much that dieter regain weight quickly, often regaining all the weight that was lost and then some. Additionally, it takes quite a bit of work to build back the muscle that has been lost.

Our protocol, however, protects muscle from being lost. In fact, there is more of a pure fat loss, which causes a shrinking in inches and size of clothing. The great result is that one can become leaner, in a smaller clothing size, but with more muscle. This muscle allows for a stronger metabolism and helps people maintain their weight loss long after their diet is completed.

Remember, HCG does not make you lose weight – the diet makes you lose weight! However, the HCG injections change how you lose weight!

Purpose:  For persons 16 years and older this is solely for the elective purpose to help promote weight loss or in men only (over 18 years) to stimulate natural testosterone production.

Procedure:  Standard dose protocol ranging from 250-350ius  (0.5-0.7 mls) subcutaneously with a 30-31g ½” needle  daily over a 6 week period for weight loss.   Daily subcutaneous doses are given for self-administration after verification that one is  familiar with the proper technique or we can train. Individuals should be encouraged to take a hiatus period of 2-3 weeks. However, if short term continuous usage is optional .

Contraindications & Side Effects: Any history of an allergic reaction (e.g. anaphylaxis) after a previous dose of HCG. Have any bleeding disorder, or if being treated with coagulation medication. Also, individuals with cancer related to hormone or adrenal related organs should not receive HCG. Potential side effects: Stomach upset, urinary problems, diarrhea, dizziness, headaches (diet related), restlessness, irritability, water gain, breast tenderness or swelling, and depression. Pregnancy and breast feeding: if you have any reason to believe you may be pregnant or become pregnant during your weight loss program contact your healthcare provider immediately. It is not known whether HCG passes into breast milk therefore breast feeding should not be performed in conjunction with the HCG weight loss program.  A “500k/cal daily diet” is NOT recommended. The medical director advises a well-rounded diet of at least 1,200k/cal or above daily depending on individual stature. Exercise is recommended. There are no determinations of typical weight loss and The Shot Clinic, LLC cannot warrant the results of this weight loss program due to unknown variables as with any diet plan.

Immune Boost

Riboflavin: (vitamin B2) is used for preventing low levels of riboflavin (riboflavin deficiency), cervical cancer, and migraine headaches. It is also used for treating riboflavin deficiency, acne, muscle cramps, burning feet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and certain blood disorders. 1 mg

Niacinamide: (vitamin B3) is used for high cholesterol. It is also used along with other treatments for circulation problems, migraine headache, and dizziness and assists in digestion. 10 mg

Pyridoxine HCL: Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) is required by your body for utilization of energy in the foods you eat, production of red blood cells, and proper functioning of nerves. It is used to treat and prevent vitamin B6 deficiency resulting from poor diet, certain medications, and some medical conditions.1 mg

Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) helps support a healthy immune system by helping make red blood cells, preventing and treating anemia while supporting energy. It also protects heart, bone, nerve, and brain health improving immune system regulation and overall wellbeing and mood. 150 mcg

Ascorbic Acid: (Vitamin C) – is a super antioxidant that rids free radicals that cause premature aging and has been found to protect against cardiovascular disease, asthma, protect against cancer, support healthy blood sugar levels, and avoid degenerative diseases. 10 mg

 Glutathione: Glutaminc Acid, Cysteine, Glycine –  three amino acids, called a tripeptide, that are found in virtually every cell in the body, glutathione is an important part of the body’s internal natural antioxidant with benefits that include: detoxification, strengthening the immune system, anti-aging properties, powerful antioxidant, muscle growth and repair, nebulizes free radicals, and stimulates CD8 cells which are cytotoxic T cells is a T lymphocyte (a type of white blood cell) that kills cancer cells, cells that are infected (particularly with viruses), or cells that are damaged in other ways. 100mg

L-Carnatine

These shots contain half (0.5ml) L-Carnitine (250mg) plus half (0.5ml) MIC or Lypo.L-Carnatine: plays a major role in the body’s fat breakdown process. It is essential for converting body fat back into usable energy by moving fatty acids out of cells’ cytoplasm and into their mitochondria. Once they are in the mitochondria, the fatty acids are used as energy rather than stored on the body. Increasing L-Carnitine intake also promotes weight loss by improving protein synthesis. Because L-Carnitine consists of amino acids, it helps the body increase muscle mass. As muscle mass grows, it reduces excess body fat and eliminates problem areas on the body. L-Carnitine also boosts energy, which promotes weight loss by providing the stamina needed to push harder during workouts. Longer, more intense workouts burn more calories and reduce weight as a result. 250mg + 

Lean

Chromium – is a mineral that helps metabolize carbohydrate. It monitors blood sugar levels, and helps stabilize blood sugar. It can also prevent hypertension or high blood pressure. Although trails are still being conducted, chromium compounds are considered helpful in preventing memory loss and in treating Alzheimer’s disease. It raises heart rate while also having the ability to ward off infections and protect cells from damage. Additionally, it reduces hunger, which aids in weight loss. 25mcg

Thiamine (Vitamin B1) – helps the body’s cells convert carbohydrates into energy. It is also essential for the function of heart, muscles, and nervous system. 5mg

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)-  Niacin is used for high cholesterol. It is also used along with other treatments for circulation problems, migraine headaches, and dizziness. 25mg

Dexpanthothenol (Vitamin B5) )- to manufacture red blood cells and sex- and stress-related hormones in your adrenal glands as well as cell regeneration of the skin. 5mg

Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)- is required by your body for utilization of energy in the foods you eat, production of red blood cells, and proper functioning of nerves. 5mg

Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) –helps support a healthy immune system by helping make red blood cells, preventing and treating anemia while supporting energy. It also protects heart, bone, nerve, and brain health improving immune system regulation and overall wellbeing and mood. 10mcg

Inositol: Inositol plays an important part in the health of cell membranes especially the specialized cells in the brain, bone marrow, eyes and intestines. The function of the cell membranes is to regulate the contents of the cells, which makes effective functioning possible. Inositol is said to promote healthy hair, hair growth, and helps in controlling estrogen levels and may assist in preventing breast lumps. It may also be of benefit in reducing blood cholesterol levels. 25mg

Choline-Choline is an essential nutrient required by the body to make several important compounds necessary for healthy cell membranes. This nutrient helps form phosphatidylcholine. The primary phospholipid of cell membranes. It helps transport of lipids from the liver. Choline is also the precursor to acetylcholine, one of the crucial brain chemicals involved in memory. 25mg

 L-Carnatine: plays a major role in the body’s fat breakdown process. It is essential for converting body fat back into usable energy by moving fatty acids out of cells’ cytoplasm and into their mitochondria. Once they are in the mitochondria, the fatty acids are used as energy rather than stored on the body. Increasing L-Carnitine intake also promotes weight loss by improving protein synthesis. Because L-Carnitine consists of amino acids, it helps the body increase muscle mass. As muscle mass grows, it reduces excess body fat and eliminates problem areas on the body. L-Carnitine also boosts energy, which promotes weight loss by providing the stamina needed to push harder during workouts. Longer, more intense workouts burn more calories and reduce weight as a result. 25mg

Leucine- amino acid that works as an appetite suppressant, helps cellular level repairing muscles, regulate blood sugar, and provide the body with energy. It also increases production of growth hormones, and helps burn visceral fat, which is located in the deepest layers of the body and the least responsive to dieting and exercise. 1.5mg

Lypo

With the combination of “B” vitamins and essential amino acids when used in conjunction with a diet and exercise program, Lipovicine will help improve weight loss results.

Methionine: (amino acid) Methionine assists in the breakdown of fats and thereby prevents the build-up of fat in the arteries, as well as assisting with the digestive system and removing heavy metals from the body since it can be converted to cysteine, which is a precursor to glutathione, which is of prime importance in detoxifying the liver.  12.4mg

Inositol: (amino acid) Inositol plays an important part in the health of cell membranes especially the specialized cells in the brain, bone marrow, eyes and intestines. The function of the cell membranes is to regulate the contents of the cells, which makes effective functioning possible. Inositol is said to promote healthy hair, hair growth, and helps in controlling estrogen levels and may assist in preventing breast lumps. It may also be of benefit in reducing blood cholesterol levels. 25mg

Choline Chloride: (amino acid) Choline is an essential nutrient required by the body to make several important compounds necessary for healthy cell membranes. This nutrient helps form phosphatidylcholine; the primary phospholipid of cell membranes. It helps transport of lipids from the liver. Choline is also the precursor to acetylcholine, one of the crucial brain chemicals involved in memory. 25mg

Thiamine: (Vitamin B1): Thiamin helps the body’s cells convert carbohydrates into energy. It is also essential for the functioning of the heart, muscles, and nervous system. 50mg

Riboflavin: (Vitamin B2): is used for preventing low levels of riboflavin (riboflavin deficiency),. It is also used for acne, muscle cramps, burning feet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical cancer, migraine headaches and blood disorders such as congenital methemoglobinemia and red blood cell aplasia. Some people use riboflavin for eye conditions including eye fatigue, cataracts, and glaucoma. 5mg

Pyridioxine: (Vitamin B6): Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) is required by your body for utilization of energy in the foods you eat, production of red blood cells, and proper functioning of nerves. It is used to treat and prevent vitamin B6 deficiency resulting from poor diet, certain medications, and some medical conditions. 2mg

Hydrocobalamin (Vitamin B12): helps support a healthy immune system by helping make red blood cells, preventing and treating anemia while supporting energy. It also protects heart, bone, nerve, and brain health improving immune system regulation and overall wellbeing and mood. 1mg

L-Carnitine: plays a major role in the body’s fat breakdown process. It is essential for converting body fat back into usable energy by moving fatty acids out of cells’ cytoplasm and into their mitochondria where they are used for energy. This helps with weight loss, boost energy, and increase muscle mass. 12.5mg

MIC B12 (amino acids+B12)

Methionine: Methionine assists in the breakdown of fats and thereby prevents the build-up of fat in the arteries, as well as assisting with the digestive system and removing heavy metals from the body since it can be converted to cysteine, which is a precursor to gluthione, which is of prime importance in detoxifying the liver. 15mg

Inositol: Inositol plays an important part in the health of cell membranes especially the specialized cells in the brain, bone marrow, eyes and intestines. The function of the cell membranes is to regulate the contents of the cells, which makes effective functioning possible. Inositol is said to promote healthy hair, hair growth, and helps in controlling estrogen levels and may assist in preventing breast lumps. It may also be of benefit in reducing blood cholesterol levels. 50mg

Choline: Choline is an essential nutrient required by the body to make several important compounds necessary for healthy cell membranes. This nutrient helps form phosphatidylcholine, The primary phospholipid of cell membranes. It helps transport of lipids from the liver. Choline is also the precursor to acetylcholine, one of the crucial brain chemicals involved in memory. 100mg

Cyanocobalamin: (Vitamin B12) helps support a healthy immune system by helping make red blood cells, preventing and treating of anemia while supporting energy. It also protects heart, bone, nerve, and brain health improving immune system regulation and overall well-being and mood. 1000mcg=1 mg

Sermorelin Acetate

analog of Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone w/GHRP-6 & GHRP-2

is a two month/ 60 day program based research shown to be effective in raising ones own growth hormone/ insulin like growth factor-1 levels which helps to improve: quality of sleep, recovery from workouts, mental clarity, skin elasticity, and body composition.  It is comprised of 29 amino acids and approved by the FDA (unlike HGH).  It is a very small subcutaneous injection to be self administered nightly. (Please note that it is contraindicated for pregnant or breastfeeding women.)

Pharmacologic Class: Sermorelin is the structurally truncated analog of Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH). It consists of the first 29 amino acids of the naturally occurring neurohormone that is produced in the hypothalamus.

General Information: Sermorelin is the most widely used member of the GHRH analogue drug class. It can significantly promote the synthesis and release of growth hormone (GH) from cells in the pituitary gland, improving the serum concentrations of GH and subsequently insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in animals and humans. It is able to influence the concert of hormonal signals that affect GH secretion from the anterior pituitary including GHRH, somatostatin, and insulin like growth factor (IGF) and others. The positive and negative opposing regulation of growth hormone by GHRH and somatostatin, respectively, creates a rhythmic-circadian pattern of GH secretion. Thus, modification of both pulse amplitude and frequency of GH secretion results from Sermorelin administration. After sermorelin stimulates the release of GH from the pituitary gland, it increases synthesis of IGF-1 in the liver and peripheral tissues.

Sermorelin acts on the growth hormone releasing hormone receptor (GHRHr) in the pituitary to regulate cellular activities. GHRHr is the natural receptor for the endogenous hormone, GHRH, and for sermorelin. This receptor regulates growth hormone release directly by stimulation and indirectly by a feedback relationships with somatostatin.6

In addition to increasing production and secretion GHRH also affects sleep patterns by increasing the amount of slow wave sleep (SWS) while augmenting sleep-related GH secretion and reducing cortisol secretion.

To exert all its beneficial effects, Sermorelin requires a functioning pituitary and a host of peripheral tissues. This is due to the reliance on endogenous receptors controlling hormone secreting glands and tissues. More precisely, functioning growth hormone releasing hormone receptors (GHRHr) are required on somatotrophs in a functioning anterior pituitary.

Mechanism of Action: Sermorelin essentially mimics the hypothalamic peptide, GHRH. Sermorelin acts directly on the pituitary stimulating the somatotroph cells ability to produce and secrete GH. Sermorelin increases proliferation of somatotroph cells during development. With the increase of serum GH, downstream effects occur. A notable hormone that is commonly used as a surrogate for growth hormone therapy, insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), is known to increase with the administration of Sermorelin. IGF-I negatively regulates GHRH-mediated GH secretion.

Sermorelin is able to influence the concert of hormonal signaling that effects the GH axis. GH secretion from the anterior pituitary is regulated by GHRH, somatostatin, and GH secretagogues. The positive and negative opposing regulation of growth hormone by GHRH and somatostatin creates a rhythmic-circadian GH secretion. GH asked by signaling target cells, most notably increasing the synthesis of IGF-1 in the liver and peripheral tissues.

Sermorelin acts on the growth GHRHr in the pituitary to regulate cellular actives. GHRHr is the natural receptor for the endogenous hormone GHRH, a signaling hormone produced by the hypothalamus. This receptor among many other functions, controls growth hormone release, mainly by inhibition of somatostatin activity.

How is it best taken? Inject this medication subcutaneously before bedtime, or as directed by your healthcare provider.

How should I store this medicine?  Keep this medicine in a refrigerator below 41°F (5°C). Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Do not flush unused medications or pour down a sink or drain.

What do I do if I miss a dose? If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

What are the precautions for taking this medicine? Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: corticosteroids and thyroid medications. This drug may affect the results of certain lab tests (e.g., inorganic phosphorus, alkaline phosphatase). Do not start or stop any medicine without approval from your healthcare provider. Hypothyroidism: Untreated hypothyroidism can jeopardize the response to Sermorelin. Thyroid hormone determinations should be performed before the initiation and during therapy. Thyroid hormone replacement therapy should be initiated when indicated. Sermorelin treatment is not recommended in such patients. Obesity, hyperglycemia or hyperlipidemia: Subnormal GH responses have been seen in obesity and hyperglycemia, and in patients with elevated plasma fatty acids. Corticosteroids: Glucocorticoids may inhibit the response to Sermorelin.

Pregnancy and Lactation: FDA pregnancy risk category C. Exercise caution during lactation; it is not known if this drug is excreted in breast milk. Laboratory Tests: Serum levels of inorganic phosphorus, alkaline phosphatase, GH and IGF-I may increase with therapeutic use.

Who should not take this medicine? HGH is traditionally contraindicated in individuals with: Benign intracranial hypertension (BIH), critically ill persons (e.g., after complications following open heart or abdominal surgery, multiple trauma, acute respiratory failure or similar conditions), diabetic retinopathy, persons with evidence of tumor activity; in persons with tumors, anti-tumor therapy must be completed before initiating HGH therapy, persons with known hypersensitivity to HGH or to any of its excipients, women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or lactating.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine? Call your doctor for medical advice if pain/swelling/redness occurs at the injection site (occurring in approximately 16% of patients). Other possible, but less common side effects of rhGH (not Sermorelin) are upper respiratory conditions, nerve sensitivity, insomnia, depression, nausea, hypothyroidism chest pain, gynecomastia, headache, flushing, dysphagia, dizziness, hyperactivity, somnolence, urticaria and sore bones. Call your health care provider immediately if you are experiencing trouble swallowing, vomiting, and tightness in the chest. Antibody formation to Sermorelin has been reported after chronic subcutaneous administration of large doses but their clinical significance is unknown. Antibodies do not appear to affect growth hormone release nor appear to be related to a specific adverse drug reaction profile. No generalized allergic reactions have been reported. A temporary allergic reaction described by severe redness, swelling and urticaria at the injection sites has been reported in one patient who developed antibodies. Additionally, its use may reduce insulin sensitivity, thereby raising blood sugar to levels which could be harmful to diabetes sufferers. It may also decrease triiodothyronine (T3) levels due to its tendency to reduce the bodily levels of sodium, potassium, and phosphorous.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

A man’s testosterone level may be low if there are signs of:

* fatigue

* depression

*decreased sex drive

*excess body fat

*decrease in body hair

*decrease in bone mass

Testosterone is only legal through doctor’s orders. The Shot Clinic, LLC is backed by a highly trained and experienced physician who has worked with men’s health for 15 years. Strict orders and protocols are followed by a licensed and experienced nursing personal.

Why testosterone shots vs. other methods via other methods? The hormone is delivered directly into the bloodstream where it goes to work immediately. Most men report a difference almost right away when starting a replacement program.

What does the injection contain? We give testosterone by muscular injection. We use a special blend containing  cypionate (a long acting) and propionate (a short acting) testosterone.

 How often will I need to get a shot? Our TRT is given in accordance to CDC regulations. Typically, 100-150mg weekly or 200 mg bi-weekly. Laboratory testing is done every three months for the first year of treatment  and every 6 months thereafter.

Who shouldn’t get the shots? Anyone with a known hypersensitivity to the drug or anyone with known or suspected cancer of the breast or prostate gland or know serious cardiac (heart), hepatic (kidney/liver), or renal (urinary) disorders or diseases.

What lab work will be done? initially a testosterone  total serum test and a PSA (prostate specific antigen) test will be drawn. Thereafter, we will obtain various level to monitor your therapy.

What is a PSA test? This test for the pre-indicator you may have to developing prostate cancer. Cancer is contraindicated with testosterone therapy.

Once on therapy what other lab test are to be taken? Cholesterols (ie: lipid panel ), CMP (complete metabolic panel- includes hematocrit), TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), Estridiol (gonadotrophin hormone) to rule out a hormonal imbalance. Also, the testosterone total and testosterone free hormone to determine the level of hormone within the system. As well as follow up PSAs.

Why am I asked to preferably have my level drawn in the morning?Hormone levels have a time of day they are higher than others. Mornings are the time testosterone is highest in the body; therefore the most accurate reading.

Will I need to fast before I have my blood tested or lab work drawn? Only if a lipid panel (cholesterol) is to be taken is necessary to withhold eating for at least 8 hours.

Will I have to make any appointments? No, we are a convenience clinic, walk-ins are always welcome.

Do you offer HCG in addition to or in the place of  TRT ?  Yes, HCG may be taken with or in the place of testosterone three times a week at 500ius each subcutaneous shot. Research has found to increase men’s natural production.

Are the staff at The Shot Clinic, LLC  qualified to provide my therapy? Absolutely, our staff is educated in men’s health needs and trained in male testosterone replacement therapy. We are also backed by the experienced Dr. Robert  P. Young who oversees each patient.

Come by the clinic for a free$ blood draw to see if you qualify for our TRT program!

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