Ipamorelin is a pentapeptide, meaning that it is composed of five amino acids, that mimics the body’s natural GH release. Ipamorelin is a growth hormone releasing peptide (GHRP) and analogue of the hormone Ghrelin. It induces GH release and increases the number of somatarophs (cells responsible for GH release) in a GH pulse by suppressing somatostatin. Ipamorelin is one of the safest, most effective forms of growth hormone (GH) restoration, widely used to support age management, disease management, sports performance and GH deficiency treatment protocols.
Benefits of Ipamorelin Include:
•INCREASED LEAN MUSCLE MASS & STRENGTH By stimulating the production and secretion of GH, Ipamorelin helps increase lean muscle mass, build strength and decrease body fat.
• DECREASED BODY FAT Ipamorelin increases fat metabolism which can lead to overall improvements in body composition.
• PROMOTES MUSCLE RECOVERY Ipamorelin use can assist muscle recovery from workouts, which allows for faster progression and typically more fat loss.
• INCREASED ENERGY & OVERALL VITALITY Other benefits of Ipamorelin include broad anti-aging properties, including improvements to sleep, energy, mood, bone density, immune function, and body composition. Ipamorelin can also be used to achieve a more youthful and energetic state though long-term use (6-12 months).
Ipamorelin is very similar to the growth hormone releasing peptides (GHRPs) GHRP 2 and GHRP 6 in that it mimics ghrelin (the hunger hormone) and targets a specific HGH pulse. However, unlike other GHRPs, this peptide doesn’t affect the release of cortisol, acetylcholine, prolactin and aldosterone, thereby minimizing side effects experienced with other GH therapies, such as increased hunger. Because there are virtually no negative side effects, Ipamorelin can be prescribed more aggressively and more frequently than other therapies without the risk of elevated cortisol and acetylcholine blood plasma levels. This helps optimize HGH levels for a longer period of time, leading to more successful health outcomes.
*This product is not FDA approved and therefore outside of clinical use, but substantial information is available on its role in clinical observational trials.