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Dr. Birken Offering New Peptides

By: Birken Medical Aesthetics | Published 05/25/2021

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Dr. Birken can now order new peptides from Farmakeo in Dallas and is continuing to study their compounds.

"Impressed with the company's peptides," Dr. Birken said. "Now a better formulation for a growth hormone secretagogue as well as an interesting oral capsule that can help with weight loss."

Farmakeo makes an interesting combined growth hormone injection that includes CJC-1295 and Ipamorelin. Used as a daily subcutaneous injection, these peptides can lower subcutaneous fat, improve muscle mass, reduce aches and pains, and increase skin collagen.

In addition, the company compounds an oral capsule called 5-Amino 1MQ (5-amino-1-methylquinoline). It is a peptide molecule that is directly derived from methylquinolinium (MQ).

It was discovered in 201 7  by researchers at the University of Texas who were attempting to discover small, selective, and membrane-permeable inhibitors of an enzyme called nicotinamide  N -methyltransferase (NNMT). In animal studies, there was a decrease in fat cells and increase in muscle mass. Some studies show reduced inflammation as well as improvement in lipid profile and reduction of blood sugar.

"This is a fascinating compound," Dr. Birken said. "While prescribed off label and relatively expensive, there are reports of weight loss and improved muscle mass.

If interested in Farmakeo compounds, Please contact Montana at Montana@drbirken.com or call the office at 281-419-3231 and press option 1.

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