What is Sermorelin?
- Posted on: Feb 15 2019
Human growth hormone (HGH) gets a lot of attention with professional athletes who get caught illegally using the stuff in various forms. But for the rest of us, our body’s production of HGH is important, and not just in our contract renewal season!
We offer sermorelin at Infinity Health & Wellness to help naturally boost our patients’ production of HGH.
What is HGH?
Human growth hormone is a hormone that is released into our bloodstream after the growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) binds to the pituitary gland in our brains. At most times, this is stopped from binding by a substance called somatostatin. But at certain times through the day, the somatostatin gets out of the way and allows GHRH to bind, which creates a release of HGH by the pituitary gland. This occurs several times through the day, usually during stressful situations. It also occurs when we are sleeping.
But as we age, there is a decrease in the release of HGH. Every decade after our 20th birthday our HGH production decreases by 15 to 30%. So, at 40 we’re producing about half what we did at 20. That’s why it takes longer to heal when we’re older. That’s also behind lots of other changes with age: decreased muscle mass, decreased bone density, sagging skin, lower metabolism, insomnia, and other pleasantries.
GHRP-6 and Sermorelin
Growth hormone receptor peptide 6 (GHRP-6) is a substance that is mixed into sermorelin that gives the pituitary gland the ability to have an HGH release within 15-20 minutes of its administration. This is because the GHRP-6 makes the somatostatin release from the pituitary gland, allowing the gland to release HGH. Sermorelin isn’t HGH. Sermorelin simply stimulates the natural release of HGH that your body produces in the pituitary gland.
How is sermorelin administered?
Sermorelin is administered subcutaneously in the stomach or the fatty tissue in the back of the arm. It should be injected every night before bedtime, and the patient shouldn’t eat for two hours before or after the injection. It takes from 3-4 months before you’ll feel the full effects of the increased GHG release in your body. The body needs to adapt to this change slowly, so as not to have any side effects. Patients can be on sermorelin indefinitely. A minimum of 4-6 months is suggested.
Interested in the benefits of sermorelin and your body producing more HGH? Call us at Infinity Health & Wellness, (480) 427-4305 to make an appointment.
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