Peptides are short, bonded chains of amino acids. They are similar to proteins, but are smaller and do not contain as many amino acids. Many peptides are produced naturally in the body. However, some peptides, such as Growth Hormone Releasing Peptides (GHRPs), are created exclusively in the laboratory.
GHRPs were developed to enhance the production of the body’s Human Growth Hormone (HGH) by stimulating the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. HGH, also known as somatropin, is a naturally occurring peptide hormone that boosts your body’s growth throughout childhood and adolescents. HGH also helps promote overall good health by regulating muscle and bone growth, and helping us to metabolize sugar and fat. Unfortunately, the natural aging process compromises our body’s ability to manufacturer HGH, leading to a gradual depletion of muscle mass and an increase in fat.
Type of GHRPs
There are three major types of GHRPs: GHRP-2, GHRP-6 and Ipamorelin. Following are brief descriptions of the functions of each.
This type of GHRP stimulates the production of less HGH than the others. It has been found to enhance GH plasma growth in humans and animals. However, the medically documented effectiveness of Ipamorelin has not been satisfactorily demonstrated because clinical trials investigating its performance were never completed. It is perhaps the mildest of GHRPs we offer, however it is also very well tolerated and blood work analysis indicates a level of effectiveness that cannot be ignored. Ipamorelin signals a strong, stable GH pulse that closely mimics natural GH production, and it does so without the often undesirable side-effect of increased appetite.
Also known as Pralmorelin, GHRP-2 is a ghrelin agonist that has been used to counteract the effects of malnutrition. GHRP-2 is also administered to enhance endurance, improve bone density, boost the immune system and promote faster healing of wounds.
Also known as Growth Hormone Releasing Hexapeptide, GHRP-6 causes the release of significantly less HGH than GHRP-2. Because GHRP-6 acts as a powerful appetite stimulant, many athletes prefer to use GHRP-2 as a performance-enhancing drug. When combined with GHRP-2, the GH releasing properties are quite exceptional.
Virility, Inc. integrates polypeptide stacks as part of our hGH optimization protocols. Perhaps our most effective and aggressive form of treatment is the use of Sermorelin “Tri-Blend” which is a combination of GRF 1-29, a Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH) plus GHRP-2 and GHRP-6. Alone, Sermorelin Tri-Blend is extremely beneficial for correcting growth hormone deficiency (GHD). In some instances, particularly when patients demonstrate severe GHD, or when it is necessary to achieve significantly elevated GH levels, Virility, Inc. may recommend a protocol that incorporates both (GHRH, GHRP-2, GHRP-6) and Ipamorelin. In this case, the efficacy of Ipamorelin is enhanced in combination therapy.
Controversy over the use of GHRPs in Athletic Competition
Major League Baseball and various international bodies governing athletic competitions have banned the use of GHRPs by participants. In recent years, cyclists and baseball players have received suspensions because the presence of these performance-enhancing substances were found as the result of blood tests.
Are GHRPs for You?
Many men have benefited from a combination of treatments that include the use of GHRPs. In sophisticated clinics such as Virility, Inc., patients are given GHRPs, often in combination with other therapies, to restore their Growth Hormone to youthful levels. In fact, one of the most common forms of treatments prescribed by Virility, Inc. are GHRPs and Recombinant HGH as a direct replacement to natural GH production. Men who have been treated with GHRPs have improved their overall health through decreased fat, improved muscular strength and the restoration of youthful vitality. For your safety, inquire about the use of GHRPs by contacting physician-operated clinics such as Virility, Inc.