CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin are both GH and IGF-1 secretory peptides.
- CJC 1295 is an analogue of GHRH – growth hormone releasing hormone.
- Ipamorelin is an agonist of the Ghrelin receptor – which acts as a growth hormone secretagogue.
Both CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin do the same thing – increase endogenous GH and IGF-1. But they do it through different pathways. Because of this, taking them together leads to a monstrous increase in these hormones.
This article is a comprehensive guide on using CJC 1295 & Ipamorelin based on all of the currently available scientific literature and the analysis of thousands of anecdotal reports and experiences. You will learn:
- Properties of CJC 1295 (Benefits & Side Effects)
- Properties of Ipamorelin (Benefits & Side Effects)
- How to Stack Them (2 Dosing Protocols)
CJC 1295 & Ipamorelin Benefits
Lean Muscle Gains
IGF-1 is one of the most anabolic hormones in the body. It promotes muscle protein synthesis and is believed to play a part in muscular hyperplasia (creation of new muscle cells).
CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin for prolonged periods of time lead to a notable increase in lean muscle tissue which has been shown and confirmed by empirical data.
GH is known to increase fat loss through inducing lipolysis – prioritization of fat cells as a fuel for energy. Having superphysiological increases in GH will lead to a huge increase in fat loss.
CJC 1295 by itself has been reported to burn more fat than some of the most popular fat loss peptides like AOD 9604 and Frag 176-191. Top that off with Ipamorelin, and strategic dosing, and you’re in for a treat.
GH and IGF-1 have very important roles in preserving youthfulness and improving longevity.
On CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin you will experience increased mobility, and bone density and the one benefit you’ll feel the most is drastically improved sleep.
Having healthy GH levels (and IGF-1 but to a lower extent) is ideal for healing injuries (bone fracture, cut, burn, wound, etc.). GH is also responsible to a large extent for keeping your joints healthy and lubricated.
By introducing CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin you essentially cause superphysiological levels of GH and IGF-1 levels which will speed up the recovery and healing time of any injury.
Better skin, hair, beard
GH and IGF-1 promote collagen production. Collagen will give you that healthy young look in terms of skin, and it will also aid in hair, beard, and nail growth and strength.
Thanks to the increase in GH and IGF-1 you will also experience:
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved immune response
- Improved memory
- Anti neurodegeneration
- Improved cardiovascular health
CJC 1295 & Ipamorelin Side Effects
CJC 1295 & Ipamorelin will accumulate most of the benefits and side effects associated with elevated GH and IGF-1 levels.
Unstable Blood Glucose
GH is known for increasing blood sugar, which, when taking CJC 1295 + Ipamorelin you will have to keep an eye on.
HOW TO MITIGATE:
If your diet is carb-heavy I suggest you take 300mg of berberine before any meal containing more than 50g of carbohydrates.
You will experience some degree of water retention when cycling CJC and Ipamorelin. This can lead to high blood pressure and in some cases even edema.
HOW TO MITIGATE:
Decrease carb and sodium consumption while supplementing or eating foods rich in potassium. Dandelion root at 500 mg/day or a natural diuretic blend will also be very beneficial.
Cancer growth risk
GH and IGF-1 accelerate cancer cell growth. So any peptide or peptide blend that increases these hormones could be extremely dangerous for someone who has cancer.
Other Side Effects
Some users feel lethargic, and numbness or tingling in the extremities. These are very common with pretty much anything that increases GH levels.
HOW TO MITIGATE:
Lethargy is resolved by lowering the dose. The numbness or tingling typically goes away after mitigating water retention.
CJC 1295 & Ipamorelin Dosage
A single injection of CJC-1295 will result in a sustained rise in GH and IGF-1 levels that will last for days because of its 6–8 day half-life. Ipamorelin though has a remarkably short half-life.
There are two approaches to combining Ipamorelin with CJC-1295. Both protocols can be run for 8 to 12 weeks, with rest for at least 4-6 weeks between cycles – no matter what your goal is.
CJC 1295 General Dosing:
Ipamorelin General Dosing:
Protocol 1 - Fat Loss
This protocol is ideal for fat loss as it utilizes Ipamorelin strategically to leverage lipolysis. To get the most out of this fat loss protocol make sure to intermittent fast (0 calories with no exceptions) for the first few hours of the day after injecting.
The first protocol goes as follows:
- One shot of CJC 1295 per week
- Strategically timed shots of Ipamorelin every single day (in the morning for fat loss or before a workout to boost performance).
- 1mg of CJC 1295 injected once a week
- 50-75mcg of Ipamorelin injected once or twice a day
Protocol 2 - Muscle Growth
The second protocol goes as follows:
- One daily shot of CJC 1295
- Four shots of Ipamorelin throughout the day
- 100-125mcg CJC 1295 per day
- 20-50mcg of Ipamorelin per shot x4 day
How Long to See Results?
On CJC 1295 and Ipamorelin you can expect to see results in the first few days if you’re using them for fat loss, and in the first few weeks if you’re using them for muscle growth.
This of course also depends on other variables, like your training, diet, sleep, and last but not least, genetics!
CJC 1295/Ipamorelin is one of the most popular peptide blends because of the incredible synergy these two peptides create.
It’s so popular that more people are using the blend than using the peptides as standalone compounds. The GH and IGF-1 increase you will experience on this blend will be unlike any other peptide & GH secretagogue.