When we are young, our bodies are busy going through a constant state of change and growth. One of the main driving factors in the growing process is a hormone known as Human Growth Hormone (HGH). This hormone is produced and secreted throughout the body by the pituitary gland - which is a small gland located at the base of the brain.
Growth Hormone is responsible for stimulating and regulating the growth of tissues and bone, controlling metabolism and is an essential factor in healthy growth in children. The pituitary gland is most active producing Growth Hormone when we are sleeping, which also helps contribute to getting restful sleep.
As we grow, the levels of HGH increase - and are responsible for the series of growth spurts we go through as we reach puberty. At that point, the Growth Hormone reaches its peak, and the pituitary gland begins producing less HGH throughout the remaining years of life. When Growth Hormone production wanes during the aging process, the deep sleep we used to enjoy as children during the buildup of HGH fades away. Other signals that reflect the ebbing effect of this vital hormone include increased weight, loss of libido, mood disorders, decreased skin tone and elasticity, and muscle tone loss.
Though your body produces less and less of HGH as you age, there are ways to increase Growth Hormone and get the benefits that were available when you were younger. While actual HGH is available, it is a controlled substance, and rarely used legally for medical reasons. Many times when you see bodybuilders that look 'larger than life' the driving force behind their massive muscle gain is the illegal use of real HGH. There are some things you can do to give small boosts of Growth Hormone such as exercising, getting more sleep, reducing caloric intake, etc. But to get stronger and more prolonged results you can use Sermorelin.
What is Sermorelin?
Sermorelin is an injectible bio-identical hormone that stimulates the production and secretion of Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH) from the hypothalamus, which is a gland located next to the pituitary. And this GHRH stimulates the pituitary to produce and secrete more Growth Hormone naturally.
The optimal time to take Sermorelin is in the evening before bed because Growth Hormone naturally releases during sleep, which is the time the body uses for repair and recovery. Sermorelin is injected into the fatty areas of the body using a syringe similar to that used by people with diabetes.
When should I start noticing the effects of Sermorelin?
Typically, patients will start to notice improved and more restful sleep when they first begin using Sermorelin. The more visible effects of the hormone therapy will become noticeable after the initial 3-6 month build-up process. At that time, there is a noticeable difference in muscle tone as well as improved skin texture, improved mood, and increased libido. Additional lab testing can also be performed to help determine the efficacy of the therapy.
Will I need to continue taking Sermorelin forever?
The initial build-up process requires daily injections. However, when a patient reaches optimal Growth Hormone levels, they move to a maintenance injection schedule which reduces the frequency of injections.
Patients get improved effectiveness of Sermorelin therapy when combined with additional bio-identical hormone replacement therapies such as testosterone.