What is Human Growth Hormone Therapy?
Hormones regulate and repair our bodies, making them vital to our systems. When we are young, hormones are plentiful and work together to keep the various bodily functions balanced. Good communication between the hormones keeps our bodies regulated. As we age, hormone levels naturally decrease, slowing communication down and making it so the endocrine system does not respond as well to the body’s needs. The human growth hormone (HGH) is one of the most important hormones affected by aging.
Human growth hormone (HGH) is a protein-based peptide hormone. It stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans. Human growth hormone is synthesized, stored, and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. During youth, ample amounts of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) is produced so the pituitary is able to provide the body with sufficient growth hormone to sustain health, vitality and otherwise normal aspects of form and function. GHRH declines with age, causing reduced production and secretion of pituitary HGH and thereby increasing the result of adult growth hormone insufficiency (AGHD).
Symptoms of low level of growth hormone
- Low energy
- Decreased sense of well-being
- Decreased muscle mass or strength
- Decreased blood levels of IGF-1
- Poor sleep quality
- Increased body fat
- Mood swings
- Difficulty concentrating
- Lack of drive or desire to exercise
- Poor healing or weakened immune system
Typically, there are two ways to boost levels of HGH in the body. The first is by using a growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) and the second is by using actual HGH.
Sermorelin Growth Hormone Therapy
Sermorelin is a GHRH (Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone), which means that it stimulates the pituitary gland to produce and secrete HGH. Sermorelin growth hormone therapy can increase the volume of human growth hormone (HGH) secreted by the pituitary gland. This treatment is prescribed for use in adults to increase lean muscle mass, reduce body fat, increase bone density, enhance the immune system, and strengthen the heart and other organs of the body. Since the increased volume of human growth hormone is produced by the body’s pituitary gland, the body’s endocrine system will not allow more growth hormone to be produced by the Sermorelin stimulation of the pituitary than the body can safely process within the endocrine self-monitoring system. Its use for adult hormone deficiency is not restricted.
GHRP-2 and GHRP-6, growth hormone releasing peptides can be added to Sermorelin. They act the same as Sermorelin but on different receptors. A combination of both can increase the effectiveness and overall outcome of treatment.
Actual Human Growth Hormone Therapy
Actual HGH can also be used directly to boost levels of growth hormone. By using actual human growth hormone you bypass the pituitary gland. This allows you to take advantage of the benefits of HGH much sooner with higher doses. Positive results are achieved much quicker with this approach.
Studies have shown that the fastest and most effective way to manage the signs and symptoms of aging, such as decreased libido, lack of energy, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, decreased mental alertness, weakened immune system is to boost your growth hormone levels. To get the best of both worlds therapy can consist of bioidentical HGH injections providing an instant boost of human growth hormone in your body, and Sermorelin prompting your pituitary gland to produce its own human growth hormone to sustain these benefits over the long term. This is a very powerful combination therapy which prevents essentially all of the side effects of HGH therapy alone. Sermorelin and HGH treatment combined provide more of the benefits than available from either program by itself.
FAQ’s about HGH & Sermorelin
Q: Where are your Sermorelin and growth hormone products made?
A: They are made here in the U.S. at licensed pharmacies.
Q: What are the side effects of Sermorelin or HGH?
A: There are very few side effects of Sermorelin or growth hormone but some include: redness at the injection site, headache, flushing, hyperactivity and in even rare cases a rash.
Q: How long can I stay on this type of program?
A: There is no specific length of time to be on treatment. Sometimes treatment can range from a few months to indefinitely. This choice is made by the patient and doctor to maximize the goals and results of treatment.
Q: Which is better Sermorelin or regular growth hormone?
A: It all depends on what you are trying to do. The first thing to do is get your growth hormone level tested. If your goal is to get your pituitary gland to produce more growth hormone on its own then Sermorelin is probably the route you want to take. If your growth hormone levels are very low then you may want to start with regular growth hormone (Tev Tropin or Omnitrope) to boost them up and then add in Sermorelin later to try and stimulate your body to start producing more of it on its own. Treatment can be customizable.