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Advantages of Sermorelin for Anti Aging

Advantages of Sermorelin for Anti Aging

We all know the woes of aging, and as we go further down that path, we all long to look and feel younger and recapture that spark with which we used to enjoy life, without all of the extra pounds that stick to you like glue, the dragging fatigue, and almost ever present exhaustion. Nearly all of us have tried to do the basics that the many experts advise like cleaning up our diet, getting plenty of rest, and exercising. But, as time gets the better of us, we need support when our hormone levels begin to decrease with age. Many people have found that by supplementing the body's natural ability to produce Human Growth Hormone with Sermorelin injections, they can begin to regain the energy and stamina they once had and start living the exciting, happy, healthy life the way they deserve.

Sermorelin is a bio-identical hormone that has recently been genetically engineered to stimulate the secretion of Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone from the hypothalamus, a gland near the pituitary gland.  It is naturally produced in the brain and necessary to stimulate Growth Hormone. Sermorelin is actually most commonly used to treat human growth hormone deficiency and for anti aging treatments. The Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone, GHRH for short, is a peptide that contains the first twenty nine amino acids of our own growth hormone. As we age, the hormones produced by the pituitary gland are depleted. It has now also been shown that GHRH can restore the GH-RNA to a youthful level, even causing elevation of levels of IGF-1. It's also the shortest synthetic peptide for fully functional GHRH activity. 


In the early 1980's, researchers began testing Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone, once again GHRH. In particular, GHRH was used to determine which component was needed to produce a response from the pituitary gland.  It was found that the therapeutic doses of Sermorelin increased the amounts of growth hormone secreted by the stimulated gland. Essentially, scientists agreed that Sermorelin was useful in the diagnoses of growth hormone deficiency, and that growth hormone insufficiency could be managed with injections of the GHRH. It was then marketed under the name Geref in 1997 in the U.S. and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of synthetic Sermorelin as a diagnostic tool and, shortly after, as a growth hormone therapy. 


And just for the un-initiated, human growth hormone is a peptide hormone that is a stress hormone that raises the concentration of glucose and fatty acids, and also stimulates the production of IGF-1, which is short hand for Insulin Growth Factor. Your body benefits from the increase in IGF-1 production in a number of ways. Human growth hormone stimulates growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration in humans and other animals. It is thus important human development. It is a type of mitogen which is specific only to certain kinds of cells. Growth hormone is a 191-amino acid, single-chain polypeptide that is synthesized, stored, and secreted by somatotropic cells within the lateral wings of the anterior pituitary gland. The major isoform of the human growth hormone is a protein of 191 amino acids, and a molecular weight of 22,124 daltons. Secretion of the growth hormone in the pituitary is regulated by the neurosecretory nuclei of the hypothalamus. These cells release the peptides of GHRH, growth hormone releasing hormone, into the hypophyseal portal venous blood surrounding the pituitary. 


One of these benefits is the way that growth hormone affects our body composition. As we get older and our human growth hormone levels start to slow down and diminish, a decrease in lean body mass begins to occur. There is also an increase in body fat production during this process, so by balancing your levels of GH you reverse this trend, and promote lean muscle growth and a reduction of body fat.


Bone mineral density is also a victim to diminished levels of HGH in your system, as an HGH deficiency many times results in a drastic decrease. This leads to diseases like osteoporosis, but by promoting growth hormone production for as short a time as even just twelve months, there is a substantial improvement in your bone density. 


The next benefit is probably the most well known, and that is an increase in muscle strength. As your body composition tends away from lean muscle and towards fat, the muscles are weakened by this change. But therapy to stimulate growth hormone production can easily help uplift your overall muscle strength.  Connecting those muscles is your joints, which is next on the list of benefits. Human Growth Hormone replacement therapy can help prevent the deterioration as we age, and by promoting healthy connective tissue, as well as increased bone mineral density and muscle mass, joint health can be greatly improved. 


Deficiency in growth hormone also has a negative impact on your heart health. Lack of a good amount of GH in your system increases the risk of plaque build up in the arteries. This then increases the risk of heart attack or stroke, especially in individuals who are getting along in age. 


Growth hormone also affects your resting heart rate and metabolism. Increasing protein synthesis, fat oxidation, a reduction in bad LDL(which is shorthand for low-density lipoprotein), and the normalization of carbohydrate metabolism occurs with greater human growth hormone production. 


And with all of those physical benefits, it's pretty obvious how growth hormone therapy through sermorelin can enhance your physical performance. Good levels of gh in your system prevents reduction in oxygen uptake, decreased bone density, and diminished muscle mass which all contribute to a lack of physical performance when exercising, so stimulating the production of HGH can very easily help with all of these things. 


Growth Hormone therapy through the use of sermorelin can also provide more than just physical fitness benefits, it also helps with things like our skin health. As we get older and become more deficient in the hormone, our collagen levels are reduced. This can cause skin to become thinner, sag, and wrinkle. Evidence also suggests that human growth hormone can work to help regulate the body's stress levels and immune function. 


Sermorelin also promotes deeper, more rejuvenating sleep. Because HGH is mostly produced at this time, it also further promotes the production of Human Growth Hormone.  Growth hormone deficiency is also related to lower libido and diminished energy levels. HGH production can help restore vitality and sex drive. 


Because of Human Growth Hormone deficiency's tendancy to lead to a breakdown in many functions within the body as we age, increasing human growth hormone levels can work to slow or eliminate many of the health related consequences. Treatment with HGH replacement therapy may not be necessary, available, or always feasible. Cost and lack of local resources within reasonable distance could put HGH treatment out of reach for some people. Sermorelin that actually stimulates the natural production of human growth hormone by the pituitary gland may all that is needed to support the anti-aging process. Sermorelin is well known for safety, it's natural secretagogue capabilities, availability, lower cost, and a continued production of HGH after therapy ends. 


In terms of safety, Sermorelin does not carry some of the side effects it's been rumored too, such as diabetes cancer or abnormality with bone or tissue growth. Over medication or sudden reduction in HGH response is not a risk with Sermoralin use, and because the body naturally produces growth hormone, synthetic HGH is not necessary. The side effects that are usually associated with Sermorelin include headache, nausea, vomiting, a strange taste in the mouth, facial redness and soreness, swelling, or an itch at the injection site. 


While Sermorelin is not considered a controlled substance, it is categorized as a pharmaceutical that requires a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider. Because Sermorelin is a secretagogue that only supports natural production of human growth hormone from the pituitary gland, many of the health risks associated with HGH therapy do not come into the picture. As a result, many physicians reluctant to prescribe Human Growth Hormone for anti aging purposes are willing to offer Sermorelin as a substitute. Natural wellness clinics, private physicians, and internet holistic health sites offer access to Sermorelin to slow the aging process. 


As we get older, out ability to live good lives is deeply affected by our physical and mental health. Maintaining a good balance of body and mind is crucial to feeling good and enjoying your life. Sermorelin injections can help by stimulating the body's natural ability to produce Human Growth Hormone, which promotes increased strength, greater energy, and a faster metabolism.  


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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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