Sermorelin is a growth hormone releasing analogue that stimulates the pituitary gland into releasing growth hormone. Essential for overall growth, cell regeneration and cell reproduction, growth hormone (GH) is especially important to children for normal development. GH not only increases a child’s height but also promote bone mineralization, supports muscle mass, benefits immune system functioning and contributes to internal organ growth.1
As we age, the growth hormone releasing chemical needed to trigger the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland declines. A deficiency of growth hormone in adults can cause a variety of undesirable health complaints, including reduced vitality, a decrease in muscle mass, weight gain and decreased energy. In addition, growth hormone also activates production of insulin growth factor (IGF-1), a substance that may reduce the risk of adults developing diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disorders. Other studies have found that IGF-1 is positively associated with cognitive functioning in older adults by providing neuroprotective effects to the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus. 2,3,4
Health Benefits of Sermorelin
Sermorelin is not human growth hormone but a safe and effective substance formulated to support pituitary gland health and release of growth hormone. Developed 30 years ago, Sermorelin is FDA approved to effectively and naturally treat AGHD by triggering your pituitary gland to make and release natural growth hormone.
Since the body regulates the amount of GH released, you do not experience unpleasant side effects caused by recombinant growth hormone therapy traditionally used for adult human growth hormone deficiency. In fact, Sermorelin initiates normal feedback in the body, a protective mechanism that responds to high levels of HGH by bringing levels back down naturally. This also prevents a sudden drop in hormone levels and the adverse effects caused by abruptly reduced hormone levels.5
Sermorelin is considered an anti-aging supplement that can assist the body in repairing damaged cells and weakened systems cause by insufficient HGH. Following several months of injections of Sermorelin, people start noticing the following improvements in:
- Sleep patterns
- Immune system functioning
- Bone health
- Skin and nail health (tighter skin, thicker nails)
- Growth of lean muscle mass/reduction of fat
Men receiving Sermorelin injections may also see an increase of testosterone, which supports Sermorelin’s anti-aging effects involving improved energy levels, sexual performance, and lean muscle growth.
Another advantage to Sermorelin is that it offers continuing health benefits even after you have stopped injection therapy. Reinvigorated human growth production and release remains consistent or increases over time. That’s one reason why Sermorelin is considered an anti-aging supplement.
Are There Side Effects to Sermorelin Injection Therapy?
Unlike recombinant human growth therapy, Sermorelin has only a few minimal side effects, such as injection site irritation, redness and/or swelling. This irritation is similar to the skin surface issues caused by injection of bacteriostatic water, a type of fluid needed to reconstitute other injectable pharmaceuticals.
Extremely rare side effects of Sermorelin therapy include vomiting, dizziness, headache, throat/airway itching and breathing difficulties. These symptoms could indicate an allergic reaction to Sermorelin that should be treated by an urgent care or emergency room health professional.6
Who Can Prescribe Sermorelin?
Doctors specializing in bio-identical hormone therapy can prescribe FDA approved Sermorelin to adults suffering symptoms of growth hormone deficiency. Diagnosing AHGD involves performing one or more of the following tests: binding protein levels, blood HGH, growth hormone stimulation, GHRH-arginine, and insulin tolerance tests. In some cases, your doctor may want to evaluate bone density using a DXA scan or want a brain MRI to assess the condition of your hypothalamus and/or pituitary gland. 7
If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of adult human growth deficiency, contact us today to learn more about Sermorelin and how it may help you regain your vitality, energy, and quality of life.