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The Benefits and Side Effects of GHRP

The Benefits and Side Effects of GHRP

HGH, or human growth hormone, is reaching buzzword levels of popularity in the health and fitness community. In our neverending quest to stay young and healthy, it's natural that we want to counteract the ways aging affects our bodies.

Less natural HGH is one of the ways aging wreaks havoc on our bodies. As HGH declines, it contributes to a variety of issues like low energy, cosmetic aging, a slow metabolism, and more.

So what can you do about it? One great option is GHRPs, or growth hormone releasing peptides. Here's what you need to know:

What is GHRP?

As its name suggests, GHRP is a peptide that causes your body to produce more growth hormones. It's a synthetic material that researchers have been manufacturing since 1977.

GHRP works by stimulating your pituitary gland, which is responsible for producing and releasing HGH. There are two primary types of GHRPs. GHRP-6 was produced first, and it's still in common use today. GHRP-2 is a newer peptide that has a more intense effect.

Benefits of GHRPs

Before you hop onto the GHRP train, it's important to know what to expect. If you work with an experienced medical professional like our skilled team, here are some of the most common benefits you can expect:

Stimulates Your Natural HGH Production

This sounds obvious, but it's important to note that a common alternative to GHRPs is to take synthetic HGH. The problem with synthetic HGH is that it can decrease the minimal natural HGH production your body already has.

GHRPs, on the other hand, don't have that problem because they stimulate your own HGH rather than creating their own.

Natural Energy Boost

One of the most prominent symptoms of low HGH is a lack of energy. Most people think it's inevitable to feel tired as you get older, but it doesn't have to be. GHRPs can help you get back the energy you had in your younger days.

Better Potential Athletic Performance

On top of getting older, another popular reason to take GHRP is to help your athletic performance. The boost in HGH helps your body recover from a workout in less time.

More HGH also stimulates muscle growth and helps you have the energy to train. Unlike anabolic steroids, it doesn't carry the sexual side effects.

Lower Risk for Certain Injuries

Some people think HGH with help them grow taller. While that isn't the case for adults, it does help your body strengthen various tendons and joints. That makes it less likely that you'll end up with common injuries like sprains.

Enhanced Fat Loss

The cosmetic drawbacks of excess fat are clear, but the problems they cause with your health are even greater. The good news is that a healthy level of HGH helps your body burn away fat. You get a slimmer waistline as well as the health benefits that come with it.

Skin Rejuvenation

As you get older, your body produces less and less collagen. Collagen is the natural protein that makes your think firm and youthful. As that collagen decreases, it leaves your skin vulnerable to wrinkles and sagging.

GHRPs can help you get younger-looking skin on top of helping you feel younger. The peptides help your body replace the collagen in your skin.

Stronger Libido

If you miss the sex life you enjoyed in your younger years, GHRPs might be able to help. It stimulates your hypothalamus, which releases the hormones that contribute to libido.

Better Sleep

Nothing makes you feel old like a rough night. GHRP helps you get to sleep and it also helps you enjoy higher-quality sleep. As an added bonus, your sleeping hours are prime time for your body to produce HGH, so the extra sleep makes your treatment even more effective.

Side Effects of GHRPs

As with any medication as well as many dietary changes, taking GHRPs can come with some side effects. While they tend to be minor, it's still a good idea to know what to look for.

Challenges with Blood Sugar Regulation

GHRP has a tendency to drop your blood sugar. For many people, it takes time and experimentation to figure out your eating and dosing schedule to keep your blood sugar on an even keel.

Of course, it's a larger concern for people with diabetes. If you have diabetes, watch out for the signs of hypoglycemia and monitor your blood sugar levels more closely than normal.

Flu-Like Symptoms

Many side effects from GHRPs aren't so much side effects of the peptides as they are side effects of more HGH than your body is used to. For some people, the adjustment can lead them to have flu-like symptoms.

Increased Appetite

While it helps your body burn fat, GHRP can also cause a strong increase in your appetite. For athletes who want to bulk up or for anyone who wants to build lean mass, that's a definite plus.

For people who want to lose weight, on the other hand, it can be a challenge. Be aware that it could be coming and create a specific diet plan that you can stick to rather than eating every time you have a craving.

Water Retention

Another symptom of higher HGH levels is water retention. This worries some people because they think they're gaining weight at a rapid rate. As long as you're eating healthy, you can rest assured that it's water weight alone.

A "Head Rush"

For some people, the sudden increase in HGH causes a "head rush" feeling. Sometimes this comes with tingling in their extremities. In other cases, patients feel more of a lightheadedness or a dizzy sensation.

Finding Your Balance

As with any step toward a healthier life, GHRP has plenty of benefits as well as side effects. They key is getting guidance from a medical professional who knows what they're doing and can help you hit the right dosage levels.

If you're ready to start feeling and looking younger, sign up for a course of GHRP with our experienced team.

About the author

Dr. Constance Odom, MD

6 min read