Human Growth Hormone is a hormone made in your pituitary gland which is essential for your body to regulate body composition, muscle and bone growth, sugar and fat metabolism, improve heart function, as well as a host of other bodily functions. After the age of 30 in men and 25 in women, the body’s natural production of human growth hormone declines (along with the hormone testosterone) due to the aging process. This decline results in many of the symptoms associated with “aging”.
In order for your body to release growth hormone from your pituitary gland, your pituitary has to receive a signal from your hypothalamus in the form of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). Ipamorelin is a 5 sequence amino acid peptide “Growth hormone releasing peptide” (GhRP). When administered, Ipamorelin prompts the pituitary gland to release growth hormone. Because Ipamorelin works by stimulating your pituitary gland’s natural human growth hormone release, the side effects are minimal and overdosage is virtually impossible. Ipamorelin is composed only of amino acids, no other synthetic or chemical additions.
Common Signs of HGH Deficiency
- Decreased muscle mass and strength
- Fatigue, low energy
- Low libido
- Weight gain, especially around the waist
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Dry, thin skin
- High levels of LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol
- Reduced bone density
- Sensitivity to heat and cold
- Insulin resistance
- Lower tolerance to exercise
- Balding (in men)