Did you know that when you reach the age of 30, your body's levels of human growth hormone (HGH) start to decline rapidly? This can usually explain why, after you reach 30 years, you start noticing more exhaustion, loss in muscle mass, increase in fat retention, and increased emotional distress.
Maybe you are already aware of this, and just maybe you've been doing some research. If you have been doing research, you've likely already discovered two primary growth hormone peptides can help diminish the effects of your declining HGH: Ipamorelin and Sermorelin. You likely have questions, and we mean to answer them!
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Explained
HGH is secreted by our pituitary glands every night while we sleep. The primary function of HGH is to help control the reproduction and growth of our cells and organs.
By the time we are in our 40's, our HGH levels diminish by 40% of what it was at age 20, and as we continue to age, those HGH levels continue to decrease dramatically. To regain those youthful HGH levels, your pituitary glands need to be stimulated to begin the production of HGH again. This is where Ipamorelin and Sermorelin come in.
What is Ipamorelin?
Ipamorelin is one of the latest and greatest peptides in the growth factor family. Deemed one of the safest GHRP's, Ipamorelin is a secretagogue (a substance that causes another substance to be secreted) and Ghrelin receptor agonist (promotes secretion from cells in the stomach and is important in appetite regulation and food intake). Ipamorelin is a 3rd generation GHRP and is regarded as the cleanest of the GHRP's.
Benefits of Ipamorelin
Ipamorelin stimulates the pituitary gland and can have the following benefits:
- Increased energy overall
- Decreased body fat
- Increased collagen production
- Increased lean muscle mass
- Helps repair cartilage and nerves
- Improved sleep
- Increased cellular repair and & regeneration
- Increased IGF-1 (insulin growth factor hormone)
- Increases bone mineral content
- Less appetite stimulation than GHRP-6
- ...And more
Unlike many synthetic growth hormones, you won't have to worry about severe side effects when taking Ipamorelin.
Potential Side Effects of Ipamorelin
Many studies have been conducted with Ipamorelin, and here are some of the side effects that could be experienced:
- Water retention
- Numbness in extremities
- Decreased Insulin sensitivity
- Carpal tunnel symptoms
What is Sermorelin?
Sermorelin was first developed in the 1970's. It is a peptide that contains a total of 29 amino acids whose primary function is to encourage the pituitary gland to produce more Human Growth Hormone naturally.
Sermorelin alone or combined with GHRP-2 and GHRP-6 is a safe and effective way to stimulate and increase your body's human growth hormone (HGH) production.
Although Sermorelin is typically used in children with a growth hormone deficiency, Sermorelin can be used for adults under the discretion of a treating physician.
Benefits of Sermorelin
Sermorelin can cause the pituitary gland to release HGH above what it usually produces, resulting in:
- Increased lean muscle
- Positive influence on the immune system
- Increase of beneficial natural sleep patterns (HGH releases in excess during deep sleep)
Potential Side Effects of Sermorelin
Studies have shown these possible side effects of taking Sermorelin:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Changes in the perception of taste
- Issues sitting still
What are the Differences between Ipamorelin and Sermorelin?
Although both Ipamorelin and Sermorelin stimulate HGH in your body, sermorelin acts differently, in that it works to increase your body's production of HGH naturally.
Ipamorelin is synthetic. Because Sermorelin is natural, there's no fear of the loss of natural HGH production or worry for the risk of excessive dosage.
You should see the following benefits with both Ipamorelin and Sermorelin:
- Increased libido and sexual performance
- Greater function of your immune system
- Increased focus
- Stronger heart health
- Better night's sleep
- Faster weight loss
- Increased muscle gain
- Bone strengthening
- Boost in cellular regeneration, growth, and repair
- Maintained blood sugar levels
Which is Right for You?
If you have questions about which hormone is the right choice for you, schedule a consultation with us so we can establish what you need.