Frequently Asked Questions

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GoalsRx is for any adult who wants to lose weight, gain muscle, defy aging, recover from injury or stay healthy.
The components in each subscription have been meticulously selected and engineered by the GoalsRx medical team. We have included what we believe to be the most beneficial medications and supplements for each goal. What makes GoalsRx so effective is that it is a complete system.
Our lifestyle subscriptions Burn, Build and Thrive cannot be used together. Some of the products and protocols are not compatible toward you reaching your desired goal. Heal and Boost enhance and can be added to other subscriptions. It’s not uncommon to have GoalsRx members simultaneously building muscle and recovering from injury or losing weight and boosting immunity.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns of prescription products for reuse or resale and all sales are final. Pharmacy’s regulations prohibit the return of prescription medications for reimbursement. If you feel we have made an error in the filling of your prescription or items were lost, stolen or damaged during shipping, please message us at support@goalsrx.com. We’re happy to help and will do all we can to make things right.
You can easily cancel your subscription at any time prior to your order being processed. Our shipments are delivered to you monthly. We send email or text reminders 24 hours prior to processing a refill to allow for any adjustments. To make updates to your plan or pause/cancel your order, please see the ‘Plan Details‘ section of your GoalsRx portal or message us at support@goalsrx.com. We’re happy to help and want any changes or cancelation to be hassle free.
GoalsRx is a comprehensive health and wellness system. We provide both the ingredients and recipes for success. Online diet, exercise and lifestyle coaching is included at no additional charge. Our training programs update monthly to ensure that you continue to make progress.
All of our subscriptions require daily injections applied under the skin or into the muscle with a small syringe. If you’re interested in our services, but just can’t do needles, please message us at support@goalsrx.com.
Signatures are not required upon delivery for the convenience of our members.
Burn 2, Build, and Thrive are lifestyle subscriptions that can be taken long term. While there are no harmful effects from extended use, Heal and Boost are best used for 4-12 weeks to overcome injury and illness quickly. Burn 1 can be taken for up to two months of rapid fat loss before cycling off for two months.
A prescription for the peptides that we use is required in the United States. Still, some peptides are readily available through illegal internet pharmacies, disguised as “research companies.” These black-market companies illegally sell peptides and other prescription drugs under the guise of “for research only” disclaimers with scant government oversight. In the absence of regulation, these websites are marketing and selling prescription medications to regular consumers, who have no guarantee of what is in the products. They are not produced in a controlled environment and can sometimes cause serious health problems. Third-party testing shows that these illegal preparations often contain the following: – the wrong dosage – many impurities – pathogenic bacteria – heavy metals and metalloids – no active ingredient. GoalsRx is a medical company that provides patients with the highest quality medications and services. Our affiliate 503A designated pharmacy is held to government standards and regulations. They exclusively use quality assured ingredients through analysis and certification for identification, purity, and potency by a graduate chemist. All sterile medications are prepared using strict aseptic techniques, a state-of-the-art cleanroom. Even if you decide not to work with us, we strongly advise that you have any peptide therapies prescribed to you by a doctor for your health and safety. Getting a prescription ensures a degree of quality and precision in dosing and removes potentially harmful manufacturing by-products. You will have peace of mind knowing that you got what was promised and that your products work.
Yes. If you choose the GoalsRx Network, we will ship your medication to you directly for free. The products are included as part of your comprehensive membership at no additional cost. You can always use your pharmacy, although it can be twice the price. It’s also important that your pharmacy carries the prescribed compounds and medications. We assume that you will use our network at no cost unless we are notified otherwise before fulfillment.

Telehealth

GoalsRx is a digital health and wellness platform. All medical visits with a GoalsRx healthcare provider are conducted online or over the phone.
Products like peptides and gonadotropin hormones do require prescriptions. The physicians on the GoalsRx platform will prescribe if they deem it safe and appropriate after your consultation. All medications will then be delivered to you.
GoalsRx is only available in the states where physicians on the GoalsRx platform are licensed. If we’re not available in your state, please email support@goalsrx.com and we’ll work on getting services to you as soon as possible.
After your online visit, a medical provider will complete their initial review of your medical history within 24-hours excluding weekends and holidays. If you’ve been waiting longer than this, please email support@goalsrx.com and we’ll take care of it.
GoalsRx is a complement to, not a replacement of, your primary care physician (PCP). It’s important to keep your PCP and any other physicians involved in your care up to date with your treatment in the GoalsRx network.
We take your privacy and the security of your information very seriously. We’ve designed the GoalsRx platform to comply with all relevant privacy laws and have implemented strict security protocols to protect your information.
In an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Build

The exact rate of muscle gain depends on factors like age, training age (how long you’ve been resistance-training) and genetics. The average progress for clients using “Build” is a gain of 2 to 4 pounds of muscle per month. Some people gain significantly more muscle (double or more) than 4 pounds in a few weeks. There are three primary factors that determine the size of your muscles: resistance training, nutrition and hormones. Long-term gains require a combination of consistent, progressive resistance training, a positive nitrogen balance (meaning your body has extra protein to spend on your muscles) and appropriate levels of muscle building hormones. “Build” is designed to enhance all three elements of muscle growth.
“Build” is designed for both women and men. Women gain muscle just as fast and easily as men when using our system. Many studies have shown that while men do tend to start training with more muscle, the relative amount of hypertrophy between men and women is the same and happens at the same rate. Build does not alter sex hormones like testosterone and estrogen. We use peptides that increase your body’s natural production of somatotropin and Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Somatotropin and IGF-1 enhance muscle, strength and recovery without increasing male sex characteristics.
Scientific studies have demonstrated that peptides are highly effective for increasing lean muscle mass. This is primarily done by boosting levels of somatotropin and Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). These anabolic hormones greatly enhance muscle size and strength. Many patients report significantly faster recovery times in-between workouts allowing for more frequent and intense training. In addition to building muscle, somatotropin has been shown to improve restorative sleep and accelerate fat loss.
Peptides do not alter sex hormones that accelerate androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). Many peptides stimulate follicle growth and promote natural hair production. Clinical studies support the use of peptides for treating hair loss.
None of our products create long-term dependency. All peptides and supplements can be stopped at any time with no adverse effects.
We recommend taking MK 677 on an empty stomach preferably before going to sleep. Research has shown that MK 677 improves sleep quality. In rare cases MK 677 can disrupt sleep. If you experience a sleep disturbance take the MK 677 first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
It is not uncommon to hold excess water while taking MK 677. Although it might sound counterintuitive, drinking water can actually help reduce bloating. Drinking plenty of water helps to flush your systems of excess water and sodium naturally. We recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces per day. For example, if you are 200 pounds, you should drink 100 ounces of water a day. Increasing water intake also burns additional calories by boosting your resting metabolism.

Thrive

Our skin loses collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and other key components as we age. The outer layer of skin, known as the epidermis, deteriorates due to the decrease of exfoliation and sun exposure. This results in progressive changes to the texture and appearance of our skin in the form of wrinkles, sagging and discoloration. Current research suggests that peptides increase growth factors that stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid, elastin and collagen. Peptides have been shown to visibly reduce wrinkles and fine lines while increasing the density and thickness of the skin.
Sarcopenia has been defined as an age-related, involuntary loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. Beginning as early as age 40, evidence suggests that skeletal muscle mass and skeletal muscle strength decline in a linear fashion, with up to 50% of mass being lost by age 80. This results in the loss of function and accumulation of excess body fat. The peptides that we use increase your body’s natural production of somatotropin promoting repair and muscle growth. When combined with our cutting-edge strength training methods it is extremely effective for preventing sarcopenia and even rebuilding lost muscle mass.
Our supplements and peptides support the metabolism of glucose and fatty acids and the formation of ATP (cellular energy). Since mitochondria produce cellular energy, and our products help mitochondria work more efficiently, there is an overall increase of energy within your cells. If you struggle to have energy to make it through the day, or frequently experience fatigue and lethargy, this added boost of energy will be significant. “Thrive” provides sustained, real energy without the caffeine jitters.
Aging can be generally described as the progressive, time-dependent deterioration of cellular function caused by the accumulation of damage to cells. Nine metabolic hallmarks of aging have been identified by researchers. Perhaps the most significant characteristics of aging is mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondria are specialized cell structures that convert the foods we consume into cellular energy. Mitochondria are among the first parts of the cell to become dysfunctional, especially in metabolically active tissues requiring high amounts of energy like the brain, heart and muscles. Mitochondrial dysfunction is one of the main biomarkers of aging and disease. In fact, researchers can now link mitochondrial dysfunction with nearly every disease associated with aging. Keeping your mitochondria healthy and abundant is the primary goal of “Thrive”.

Boost

Peptides cannot prevent all illnesses, but they do play a key role in the control of the immune system. Thymosin alpha 1 (Tα1) is a peptide produced naturally by the thymus gland. The thymus is where immune cells, known as T cells, mature and are released when prompted to do so by the Tα1 peptide. T cell production and action within the body is vital to adaptive immunity. This is the mode by which immune cells recognize and kill foreign invaders. Specifically, Tα1 has been shown to enhance the function of T cells and dendritic cells. These white blood cells play a pivotal role in the body’s defense process to anyone with a depressed immune system or suffering from an infection.
There is currently no scientific evidence to definitively suggest that anything can protect against COVID-19; however, many of our medications and supplements have strong antiviral properties. In clinical studies, our products have demonstrated potent antiviral potential against pathogens responsible for respiratory tract infections. In laboratory research, Thymosin alpha 1 has shown the ability to inhibit viral replication.
Supplementing with products that support immune health can shorten the length of time you have symptoms. Clinical research has shown that many of our ingredients reduce the duration and severity of infections.
Unfortunately, patients with cancer are ineligible for “Immune”. Our eligibility criteria are intended to ensure your safety. Treating cancer has many unique requirements that can involve frequent office visits, diagnostic imaging, blood draws and changes to the plan of care. Thymosin alpha 1 has been studied for possible use in treating some types of cancer. We encourage you to discuss this therapy with your established medical team.
Thymosin alpha 1 (Tα1) is a powerful modulator of immunity and inflammation. There is growing evidence that diseases characterized by deregulation of immune and/or inflammatory responses are associated with serum levels of Tα1 significantly lower than those of healthy individuals. Supplementation with Tα1 can have a therapeutic benefit for patients suffering from an autoimmune disease.

Heal

Peptides play an important role in the inflammatory response and in wound healing. Current research suggests that peptide therapy enhances growth factors involved in angiogenesis (the production of blood vessels) and collagen synthesis. BPC-157 (Body Protection Compound), casually referred to as the “Wolverine” peptide, is known for its regenerative effects. BPC-157 has been proven to be clinically effective at accelerating healing in injured bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Peptides enhance your body’s remarkable system of self-healing and damage repair.
Peptides are most frequently used to speed up wound healing from muscle tears, ligament sprains, tendon strains, chronic tendonitis/tendonosis and joint wear and tear. Examples of conditions for which peptides are used include osteoarthritis, osteoarthrosis, mechanical low back pain, neck strains/sprains, rotator cuff tendonitis, biceps tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, hip bursitis/tendonitis, meniscus injuries, patellar tendonitis, runner’s knee, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis and many other soft tissue injuries.
We recommend using regenerative peptides and anti-inflammatory supplements as soon as possible following injury. By promptly treating damaged tissues we can induce adaptations that will benefit the healing process in all phases.
Most patients use “Heal” for 6-8 weeks. The timeline for healing depends on the magnitude of injury, chronicity, age, health status and lifestyle. Tissue healing has three phases: inflammatory, proliferation and remodeling. The inflammatory phase generally lasts 0-36 hours. The proliferative phase usually lasts two days to two weeks. New tissue, including scar tissue, is being laid down that needs to be remodeled. The remodeling phase takes about 2-6 weeks. An example of this phase is the re-shaping of tendons. The GoalsRx system is designed to speed the entire process along and prevent re-injury that frequently occurs if healing is incomplete.
Surgeons often recommend peptide therapy and nutritional supplements like turmeric following surgery. Clinical research shows high efficacy for peptides repairing surgical trauma. Our unique supplements and peptides can help blood vessels regenerate, stimulate the formation of healthy and mobile scar tissue and reduce inflammation. Some peptides can be injected directly into muscles or subcutaneously fat near a surgical site to increase local absorption.
Our products have consistently been demonstrated to produce analgesic (pain relieving) and anti-inflammatory effects in clinical trials. Additionally, they appear to have significantly less serious adverse effects than many common painkillers like opioids and NSAIDs.

Burn

Without medical support, the ideal rate of weight loss on a weekly basis is roughly one percent of your body weight. For a 150-pound woman, this comes out to a loss of about 1.5 pounds per week. Burn typically results in weight loss several times faster than this. The exact rate of weight loss varies based on factors like age, gender, starting weight, health status and most importantly compliance with your program.
Weight cycling, also known as “yo-yo” dieting, is the repeated losing and regaining of body weight. Weight regain is extremely common with long-term follow up studies indicating that one-third to two-thirds of the weight lost is regained within 1 year and almost all is regained within 5 years. Rapid weight loss done incorrectly significantly increases the likelihood of weight regain due to a phenomenon called “adaptive thermogenesis” or “metabolic damage”. Essentially, your body responds to the extreme caloric restriction and stress by slowing down metabolic rate and trying to hold on to fat stores, making it seem nearly impossible to keep the weight off long-term. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our 2-stage process to fat loss protects against metabolic damage and provides lifestyle coaching for lasting success.
Gonadotropin hormones alone will not make you lose weight. Weight loss is ultimately the result of diet and physical activity; however, gonadotropin injections can change how you lose weight. Patients often report that gonadotropin reduces feelings of hunger. If you’re constantly hungry, you’re not happy and you’re more likely to quit the diet and not experience success. Gonadotropin allows many patients to diet comfortably. Gonadotropins are also pro-hormones that help the body make other hormones. In some cases, gonadotropin corrects hormonal deficiencies and imbalances that contribute to weight gain. Optimizing hormones prevents muscle breakdown and maintains a healthy metabolism while your body burns fat.
Typically, people use a scale to gauge progress when trying to lose weight. The problem with using a scale as the only method of tracking is that it doesn’t differentiate between fat loss and muscle loss. The number on your scale represents both fat mass and fat-free mass. When dieting to induce fat loss, the body also breaks down lean body mass, lowering your metabolism. Unfortunately, this makes it difficult to maintain weight loss after a low-calorie diet is completed. If done correctly, it is possible to simultaneously burn fat and build or maintain muscle. This challenging process is referred to as body recompositioning. The GoalsRx system provides a buffer against muscle breakdown resulting in more pure fat loss. Our goal is for you to become leaner, wear a smaller clothing size, but with more muscle. Because of this, it is important to consider changes to how you look and feel in addition to the number on the scale.
The peptides that we use increase your body’s natural production of Growth Hormone (GH). GH stimulates and accelerates lipolysis (fat breakdown) and fat loss. It is particularly effective in promoting the burning of fat around the abdomen. GH also optimizes sleep and increases lean muscle mass further supporting your body’s ability to lose fat and keep it off.
During your menstrual cycle it is recommended to stop the use of gonadotropin until your menses has stopped completely. Do not discontinue your diet during this time. Resume the gonadotropin hormones once your menses has completely stopped. If your menses continues to be an issue, reduce the dose by 50% for the duration of your Burn 1 program.
Both subscriptions take you to the same destination, but the journey is quite different. Burn 1 is fast and furious, whereas Burn 2 is smooth and controlled. Burn 1 is perfect for the person that embraces challenges and gets stuff done. Phase 1 uses a very low-calorie diet that provides quick results. Even with the supportive medications and supplements, some clients find this approach to be challenging. We recommend this protocol to people who are significantly overweight and individuals seeking rapid fat loss. Burn 2 is for the realist who understands that change takes time and that the end result is all that matters. The approach uses a more comfortable diet combined with products that rebuild your metabolism and break down belly fat. The results come slower, but they are also easier to maintain after stopping the program. We recommend this protocol to people with less than 20 lbs. to lose and individuals who have difficulty sticking to restrictive diets. The optimal approach recommended by our medical team is to grit through 1-3 months of Phase 1 to quickly drop unwanted body fat and then immediately transition to 1-3 months of Phase 2 to rebuild your metabolism and keep it off forever.

Common Concerns

They are safe to use but educated prescribing is vital. Like any medication or treatment, peptides can have risks, side effects, and contradictions. Completing our health questionnaire wholly and accurately is essential for us to determine your eligibility.
When administering peptides, most of our patients notice a difference in just a couple of weeks. However, we encourage you to commit to a program for a minimum of 3 months to reveal its full benefits.
Please see the “Digestive Problems” and “Rebuilding a Healthy Gut” lifestyle guides on our Healthy Guides section. These sections recommend foods, supplements, and strategies to rebuild a healthy gut and address digestive issues. A quick, simple solution is to add in 10g of dietary fiber daily. There are numerous commercially available products that you can find at your local pharmacy or grocery store.
During your menstrual cycle it is recommended to stop the use of gonadotropin until your menses has stopped completely. Do not discontinue your diet during this time. Resume the gonadotropin hormones once your menses has completely stopped. If your menses continues to be an issue, reduce the dose by 50% for the duration of your Burn 1 program.
If you experience spotting while using gonadotropin, discontinue the gonadotropin until the spotting has completely stopped. Once the spotting has stopped for 24 hours, resume the gonadotropin hormones for normal use. If the spotting continues, reduce the amount of gonadotropin to 50% of your daily dose for the duration of your program.
Injection site issues such as irritation, bruising, itching, or even bumps are common while using peptides or gonadotropin. Try to rotate injection sites and be sure to thoroughly clean the area prior to injecting to see if these issues are resolved.
Some patients may experience allergic reactions to the peptides. If you experience a local reaction such as welts or hives in areas close to or at the injection site, it is generally not serious. If you experience shortness of breath or difficulty breathing after the injections, please discontinue the use of the peptides and contact 911.
Some of our patients experience post-injection side effects: itchiness at the injection site, flushed feeling, tingling of the ears, or small bumps around the injection site. If you experience anything more severe, please see “allergic reactions to the peptides.”
It is not uncommon to experience water retention or weight gain when starting peptides. The water weight or retention is typically temporary and goes away after a short period. We recommend decreasing dietary sodium intake, reducing carbohydrates, and increasing water consumption.
If you are experiencing hair loss or shedding during the program, we recommend taking a prenatal style vitamin containing Biotin. Hair thinning while on a calorie-restricted diet is usually temporary and will return to normal with the reintroduction of a higher calorie diet.
Do not try to make up for a missed dose. Resume your typical injection and supplement regimen the following day.
Although it is common to cap the used needles and throw them away, this is not legal, and we strongly discourage this behavior. The FDA recommends placing used syringes in either a heavy plastic container or obtaining a sharps container and disposing of them at an approved site (www.fda.com).
Please stop all of our products and dietary protocols immediately. If you are pregnant, you must discontinue the use of all of our systems at once and cancel all further subscriptions. We recommend restarting once your breastfeeding is complete.
The pulse of hormones released from the pituitary gland increases nitric oxide levels in the blood, causing peripheral vasodilation. This cascade can result in a flushing sensation for 1-5 minutes post-injection. This indicates that the peptides are working isn’t considered a severe side effect.

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