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GHRP-2 Side Effects and How to Prepare Your Body to Take Hormones

GHRP-2 Side Effects and How to Prepare Your Body to Take Hormones

GHRP stands for 'Growth Hormone-Releasing Peptides' and as the name suggests was created to help with the release of growth hormones.

GHRP-2 itself is a gut peptide that is able to not only stimulate growth but also help with appetites making gaining muscle an easier process. It works by binding to the  ghrelin receptor thus helping regulate energy homeostasis and body weight.

This can be very useful for men past thirty who are beginning to experience andropause. While there are GHRP-2 side effects, these can be mediated by preparing your body for hormones.  

Read on to learn everything you need to know.  

What is Andropause?

This a natural process which causes changes in men's hormone levels once they reach a certain age.

The process leads to drops in testosterone production which affects everything from your libido to maintaining your muscle mass. There are a number of issues guys can face from lethargy and depression to increased body fat and breast tissue.

That's why using anti-aging peptides can be so effective at helping older men stay feeling at the top of their game.  

How can  GHRP-2 Help?

Sermorelin therapy  using GHRP-2 has a number of benefits for men experiencing andropause and other hormone-related issues.

By altering your hormone levels to reflect what you had when you were younger, you can stimulate your body to  work more efficiently and effectively.  

This is because it is able to increase the release of growth hormones in the pituitary gland while also preventing others that have been beginning to block it. It also offers a defense of neurons within your nervous system that can lead to you feeling better overall.

Of course, there are side effects to be aware of.

GHRP-2 Side Effects

When viewed as a whole, there have been no studies to show any harmful effects of using GHRP-2. Still, it's important to know what has been reported so you can have a better understanding of what can happen if you take it.

1. Taking Too Much

Whenever taking anything it is always essential to understand the correct dosage. If not, it can lead to unnecessary consequences that could have been avoided. For example, those who have taken too much GHRP-2 have reported increased levels of cortisol (thus causing stress) and prolactin (which reduces your sex drive).

2. It Won't Work for Everyone

If you suffer from a growth hormone deficiency then there is little chance this will help you. In healthy adults, GHRP-2 helps stop the blocking of hormones and encourages the release of more. But if you are deficient then this won't help your body produce more.

3. Increased Water Retention

This isn't a health risk but it may make you feel like you aren't getting the results you want. When your body retains more water, this can make parts like your belly seem larger.

The best advice is to understand that it is just water which will easily leave your body quickly unlike fat which has to take time to lose.

4. Lethargy

Everyone reacts differently and some people have reported that in taking GHRP-2 they have become more tired.

It's important that when taking something new you pay attention to how you are feeling compared to when you started. If you notice any signs that concern you then perhaps it's worth switching to something else until you find what works for you.

Preparing to Take Hormones

Before taking anything you should always ask a medical professional for their advice and analysis.  

You never know, you could simply be deficient in a specific hormone below your natural levels. In this case, a simple treatment can help you regulate these levels and feel better.  

In other instances, you may be fine and able to pursue opportunities to combat aging. Do some research and seek advice to know what's best for you.  

Be Smart

You never want to order something online and begin injecting it without talking with others first. GHRP-2 side effects can vary so now that you know what they are you can make a more informed decision.

Reach out to us for answers to any questions you may have or read our other articles for more tips and advice.

About the author

Dr. Constance Odom, MD

5 min read