Why is it so important?
Growth Hormone is essential for normal adult like and without it life expectancy is shortened, energy and vitality are reduced, and quality of life is impaired. The hypothalamus releases Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone which signals the pituitary to release growth hormone. Growth hormone is a peptide chain of 191 amino acids and its release stimulates the production of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) from the liver. IGF-1 crosses the blood brain barrier and can optimize cognitive function. Because growth hormone is released during stage 3 and 4 sleep and only has a half-life of 14 minutes, the best lab test to evaluate growth hormone levels is by checking an IGF-1.
So, what else does growth hormone do?
- Increases bone density
- Strengthens the cardiovascular system
- Increases muscle mass
- Improves ability to burn fat
- Increases sex drive
- Improves recovery and repair from injuries
- Regenerates nerve tissues
- Strengthens the immune system
- Enhances energy levels
- Improves cognition and memory
- Improves bone density
How do you replace growth hormone??
There are 2 ways to replace growth hormone. One is to use growth hormone. The other is to utilize bioidentical peptides and growth hormone releasing peptides. Due to the cost of growth hormone, many opt to utilize peptide therapy. Sermorelin Acetate is a compound similar in structure to growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH). Sermorelin has been known to stimulate the pituitary gland to produce and secrete growth hormone. It is a bioidentical synthetic hormone peptide sequence comprised of 29 amino acids. It can be used in conjunction with growth hormone releasing peptides which stimulate the pituitary gland’s natural production of endogenous human growth hormone.
These are both very safe and effective to use long term!
So how quickly does this type of treatment work?
Week 1: Improved quality of sleep
Week 2: Recovery from workouts
Week 4: Improved mental Clarity
Week 6: Improved skin elasticity
Week 8: Improved body composition