Complementary (‘Other’) Therapies

In addition to the main therapy options available to HCG Diet Miami patients, here is a rundown of our other science-backed therapies for anti-aging, weight loss and various other health applications.

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Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), Injections or Capsules

Effective for: Healing, anti-inflammation, antioxidant support, immune support

As a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, ALA is used therapeutically for the management of several chronic illnesses like diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and liver disease. It also acts to suppress the production of prostaglandin E-2, a key inflammatory cytokine seen in many inflammation-related disease processes (pathophysiology).

AOD 9604/ Ipamorelin/ CJC 1294 – 500/ 500/ 200, Injections

Effective for: Lean muscle building, weight loss, boosted athletic performance, anti-aging

These injections are combinations of three ingredients shown to improve human growth hormone (HGH) secretion and increase its effectiveness in vivo:

Branch-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA), Injections or Capsules

Effective for: Lean muscle building, muscle healing, weight loss, optimizing athletic performance

Formulated as a combination of three amino acids — leucine, valine and isoleucine – BCAA injections are popular among athletes for their proven beneficial effects of:

  • Promoting protein synthesis (for adding lean muscle mass)
  • Preventing exercise-induced muscle soreness (delayed-onset muscle soreness, or DOMS)
  • Limiting structural and metabolic damage resulting from intense exercise

Clinical evidence also exists to support the use of BCAA supplementation to increase human growth hormone (HGH) levels following exercise.

Biotin, Injections or Capsules

Effective for: Hair, skin and nail strengthening, anti-aging

Biotin (vitamin B7) has been shown to effectively treat brittle hair syndrome and other pathologies of the hair, particularly in cases where cosmetic solutions like medicated shampoos or conditioners fail.

Biotin, as a water-soluble vitamin, is also an essential coenzyme for five human carboxylases. Patients without enough biotin are susceptible to biotinidase deficiency.

BPC-157, Injections or Capsules

Effective for: Anti-aging, healing, digestive system support, injury prevention

Body protection compound -157 (BPC-157) has garnered intense interest among anti-aging researchers in recent years for its proven capacity to facilitate tendon, ligament and skeletal muscle healing. A range of studies consistently show that BPC-157 demonstrates “consistently positive and prompt healing effects for various injury types, both traumatic and systemic and for a plethora of soft tissues.”

BPC-157 also maintains GI mucosa integrity, making it a suitable therapy for conditions of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), liver and pancreas lesions, and periodontitis.

Very few adverse effects are associated with its therapeutic use, making it one of the safest supplements available to patients.

ECA Stack (Ephedrine/ Caffeine/ ASA/ B12/ Chromium)

Effective for: Weight loss, cardiovascular (heart) support, boosted athletic performance, immune support, mental health support, anti-aging, metabolic flexibility

The ECA stack consists of five component ingredients that work in tandem to produce an array of health benefits, including supporting healthy weight loss and boosting athletic performance:

  • Ephedrine, a traditional Chinese remedy sourced from the ephedra plant with thousands of years of use in alternative and folk medicine. The FDA, in modern times, has approved ephedrine for the treatment of hypotension (dangerously low blood pressure).
  • Caffeine, one of the best-studied compounds in the world that delivers a range of benefits from increasing energy levels to reducing cardiovascular (heart) disease risk.
  • Aspirin, AKA acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), helps balance and maintain the stimulatory effects of ephedrine and caffeine.
  • B12, one of the essential B-complex vitamins that facilitates optimal DNA and protein synthesis, supports mental health and staves off depression.
  • Chromium, an essential micronutrient shown to “enhance the metabolic action of insulin and lower some of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, particularly in overweight individuals” when taken as a supplement.

Glutathione (200mg/mL), Injections

Effective for: Antioxidant support, anti-inflammation, anti-aging, brain protection, metabolic flexibility, cardiovascular support, tissue healing and repair

The “master antioxidant” glutathione packs a powerful punch as a supplement and may be one of the most cost-effective options for HCG Diet Miami patients in terms of the health benefits it delivers.

Glutathione is a tripeptide made up of three amino acids:

  • Cysteine
  • Glutamic acid
  • Glycine

Among its many positive effects in the body, glutathione:

In addition to its other benefits above, glutathione protects against a number of chronic, age-related illnesses, making it an essential component of any anti-aging strategy:

“There is increasing evidence that dysregulation of GSH synthesis contributes to the pathogenesis of many pathological conditions. These include diabetes mellitus, pulmonary and liver fibrosis, alcoholic liver disease, cholestatic liver injury, endotoxemia and drug-resistant tumor cells.”

GOAL (Glutamine/ Ornithine/ Arginine.Lysine), Capsules

Effective for: Immune support, cellular repair, metabolic flexibility, digestive system support, stress management, cardiovascular support, blood pressure management

GOAL is an acronym that represents the four constituent parts of the capsules, each with unique therapeutic properties:

Hair Health (Biotin/ Nettle Root/ Saw Palmetto), Capsules

Effective for: Hair, nail, and skin health, prostate support (for men), anti-inflammation, antioxidant support

These hair health capsules contain a trio of proven supplements to support not just healthy hair but also nails and skin:

  • Biotin (please see previous section for multiple benefits of biotin supplementation)
  • Nettle root, a traditional medicine used in a variety of contexts, including hair loss. It is believed to work by blocking hair-damaging DHT and neutralizing free radical damage to the scalp. Strong evidence supports the use of nettle root for its potent anti-inflammatory effects as well as for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common age-related condition affecting older men
  • Saw palmetto, another traditional herbal medicine that, when used in clinical settings to test its hair-protecting qualities in patients with two common conditions — androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and telogen effluvium — resulted in a “sixty percent improvement in overall hair quality, 27% improvement in total haircount, [and] increased hair density in 83.3% of patients.”

Ibutamoren (MK-677), Capsules

Effective for: lean muscle building, weight loss, anti-aging

Ibutamoren, which mimics the effects of GH-releasing peptides by promoting the secretion of HGH via the pituitary gland, prevents protein catabolism in dieting individuals, meaning that if stops the breakdown of protein and subsequent lean muscle mass loss.

The result is that patients undergoing the HCG diet, for example, can benefit from the fat-burning effects of the protocol while not losing any significant amount of hard-earned muscle in the process.

Studies have consistently showed that daily Ibutamoren supplementation significantly increases both HGH and IGF-1 levels, two hormones critical for healthy weight loss and protein synthesis, among other activities.

TB-500, Injections

Effective for: Anti-inflammation, wound healing, injury recovery, boosted athletic performance, cardiovascular support, brain optimization, hair growth

As a synthetic peptide of naturally-occurring Thymosin Beta 4 — a multi-functional regenerative peptidecommonly used to improve competitive athletic performance — TB-500 has a multitude of impressive health benefits:

Tesamorelin (25 Mg), Injections

Effective for: Weight loss, anti-aging, cholesterol management, metabolic optimization, muscle building

Tesamorelin is a synthetic growth hormone releasing hormone analogue traditionally used for HIV/AIDS patients to reduce visceral fat (belly fat) buildup in the abdomen caused by antiretroviral drugs used for these patients.

In addition, anti-aging and weight loss specialists frequently prescribe Tesamorelin off-label as part of anti-aging and weight loss regimens. As a GHRH analogue, like many of the other supplements explored here, Tesamorelin effectively boosts both HGH and IGF-1 levels for improved metabolic health and lean muscle mass. It is also suitable for optimizing cholesterol levels with a well-regarded safety profile.

Vitamin D3, Capsules or Injections

Effective for: Immune support, bone strengthening, muscle building, anti-inflammation, mood enhancement, cognitive protection, cardiovascular protection

Vitamin D3 is arguably the single most important nutrient for building and maintaining a healthy immune system. The debate over whether vitamin D3 is technically a vitamin or a steroid hormone continues, but what are not debated are the multiple positive immunomodulatory (immune-enhancing) effects it exerts in the human body.

In the context of COVID-19, blood levels of vitamin D strongly correlate to outcomes following infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with Vitamin D-deficient patients faring far worse than those with sufficient vitamin D levels.

In addition to the critical immune-enhancing effects of vitamin D, it also confers multiple other benefits:

  • Acts as a potent anti-inflammatory agent
  • Reduces risk of multiple chronic illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, neurodegenerative disease (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.) and cancer
  • Improves mood and cognitive function
  • Strengthens bones and muscles
  • Optimizes cardiovascular (heart) function

If you haven’t had your levels tested recently, chances are you may be one of the nearly half of Americans deficient in this critical vitamin.

Vitamin B Complex, Injections

Effective for: DNA/RNA repair, weight loss, lean  muscle building, anti-aging, brain optimization, metabolic flexibility, cardiovascular protection, gastrointestinal (GI) tract repair and maintenance, healthy nerve function, cholesterol balancing, red blood cell growth, immune system regulation

The vitamin B complex, a grouping of eight water-soluble vitamins, includes:

  • thiamine (B1)
  • riboflavin (B2)
  • niacin (B3)
  • pantothenic acid (B5)
  • pyrodixine (vitamin B6)
  • Biotin (B7)
  • folate (B9)
  • cobalamin (B12)

Each of the 8 B-complex vitamins offers unique health benefits. Taken together in a single injection, they include:

While getting enough vitamin B complex vitamins through diet or oral supplementation alone is often possible, a number of conditions affecting the GI tract (digestive system) — like Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or celiac disease — can impair your body’s ability to absorb them properly. In affected patients, administration of B-complex injections for delivery directly into the bloodstream is required.

Zinc, Capsules

Effective for: Faster wound healing, immune support, reproductive health optimization, fertility boosting, eye protection, anti-inflammation, anti-aging, skin protection, cardiovascular support

Zinc is an essential trace element and mineral found throughout the healthy human body. Individuals who maintain adequate zinc levels through supplementation reap a number of health benefits, including:

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), 500 mg/mL, Injections

Effective for: immune support, healing, anti-aging, antioxidant support, anti-inflammation, increased energy levels, cancer prevention, optimized skin health

A new analysis shows that, for optimal health, you may need twice the recommended daily amount of vitamin Cthan previously established.

However, even that figure of 95 mg/day doesn’t take into account the enormous benefits of extremely concentrated dosages of the vitamin via injection. Accordingly, many HCG Diet patients supplement their daily vitamin C intake with regular injections on a weekly (or sometimes more frequent) basis that deliver even greater amounts of this critical vitamin directly into the bloodstream.

Empower Pharmacy produces an injectable, high-dose vitamin C formulation that provides several key science-backed benefits:

Tri-Immune Boost (30 mL), Injections

Effective for: immune support, anti-inflammation, anti-oxidant support, anti-aging

Olympia Pharmaceuticals produces a proprietary Tri-Immune Boost that comes in a 30 mL vial for administration in 1mL dosages 1-3 times weekly. At a cost of $250, each vial usually lasts 1-3 months.

The Tri-Immune Boost, as the name suggests, consists of three components proven to enhance immunity:

Tri-Amino (L-Arginine HCl / L-Citruline / L-Ornithine 100/100/100 mg/mL 30 mL Vial), Injections

Effective for: Blood pressure management, anti-aging, cardiovascular optimization, stress management, healing from infection, increasing energy levels, metabolic function (energy processing), boosting athletic performance, improving sexual function

Tri-amino injections are combinations of three important amino acids explored below:

Amino Blend (GAC), Injections

Effective for: Anti-aging, weight loss, preventing cancer, optimizing athletic performance, normalizing cardiovascular function, strengthening erections (in men), improving gut health, boosting immune system function, managing high blood pressure, increasing energy levels, optimizing cellular health, increasing metabolic flexibility, optimizing cognitive function

GAC amino blends are combinations of three amino acids, two of which we’ve previously discussed as included in other HCG Diet Miami therapies — glutamine and arginine — and one of which – carnitine — we have not: