hGH Replacement Therapy has been a popular ‘Anti-Aging’ and performance enhancing treatment since as early as 1990, but unfortunately, use of hGH does not come without risks.
Sermorelin acetate has become a popular alternative as it enables you to obtain the benefits of hGH Therapy, without the associated risks.
This article looks more closely at Sermorelin injections as a hGH alternative.
What is Sermorelin Acetate?
To begin with, it is a good idea to have an understanding of what sermorelin acetate is and what role it plays when administered via injection. Scientifically sermorelin acetate is referred to as growth hormone releasing factor 1–29 NH2-acetate, this is because it is a peptide which contains the first 29 amino acids that make up growth hormone produced in our bodies.
This contributes to sermorelin’s function as a growth hormone secretagogue (‘a substance which causes another substance to be secreted’ – Wikipedia) in this case, the substance whose secretion is promoted is growth hormone. For this reason, sermorelin is often also referred to as an ‘ hGH stimulator’ and is considered an excellent alternative to hGH.
One important thing to understand about Sermorelin is that it promotes healthy function of the pituitary (the gland responsible for our body’s production of hGH) during the aging process. This is a far cry from aggressive administration of hGH which can, in fact, negatively impact normal pituitary function.
Advantages of Sermorelin over hGH
There are many advantages of using sermorelin for hGH replacement therapy rather than hGH itself, both in terms of safety as well as accessibility and sermorelin price.
With regards to safety, it has long been known that administration of hGH is associated with a range of adverse side-effects. These include, but are not limited to, bone and tissue growth abnormalities, diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.
Add to this the possibility of overdose, a shutting down of normal growth hormone production and the possibility of a sudden reduction in response to hGH injections (a phenomenon known as Tachyphylaxis) and you may start to wonder if hGH is worth the risk.
Sermorelin on the other hand, has not been associated with the same long list of side-effects as hGH. Overdose is considered to be very difficult, if not impossible, and administration of sermorelin results in a release of growth hormone more in line with our body’s natural process – rather than having consistently high levels as is the case with hGH injections.
Sermorelin peptides do not shut down the body’s own production of hGH but instead supports pituitary function and promotes natural production of hGH. For this reason, increased hGH production is noted for a period even after sermorelin therapy has stopped.
Then there are the safety concerns surrounding use of hGH which arise from its status as a ‘controlled substance’. Legally doctors can only prescribe hGH for children with human growth hormone deficiency, medically diagnosed hGH deficiency in adults and individuals with HIV. This makes accessing hGH very difficult and has contributed to the illegal sale of hGH.
As with any illegally produced and purchased drug, the consumer has no way of knowing the quality of drug they are injecting into their body. At best, you may inject inert (and therefore useless) hGH, at worst a lethal cocktail of contamination produced in somebodies garage. And even if you do find what appears to be a reputable seller of hGH outside of the US, import it and you face the legal implications of importing a controlled substance.
Sermorelin, by comparison, is not governed by the same strict laws of medical use and this is largely due to its safety profile. For this reason, sermorelin is much more accessible and is commonly prescribed by doctors in anti-aging and wellness clinics in conjunction with other growth hormone releasing peptides such as GHRP-2 and GHRP-6.
Sermorelin is still a pharmaceutical and therefore a prescription is required to purchase it but there are legitimate online portals which match patients and doctors making it very easy for you to purchase sermorelin and have it delivered to your home.
Another distinct advantage of using sermorelin instead of hGH is cost. hGH typically costs $1000+ per month of treatment, sermorelin is a much more affordable option with 3 months treatment of sermorelin costing significantly less than just one month on hGH.
Benefits of Sermorelin
Besides the obvious advantages of sermorelin injections detailed above, you may want to know how you can benefit from using this therapy. Perhaps the easiest way to understand the potential benefits of hGh replacement therapy is to look at the symptoms of hGH decline and the effect hGH replacement has on those symptoms. These are detailed below:
1. Changes in Body Composition
Changes in body composition due to decreasing levels of hGH are reflected by a decrease in lean body mass (muscle) and an increase in fat mass. Correcting hGH levels has been shown to reverse this state by improving muscle mass and reducing fat.
2. Bone Mineral Density
Research indicates that hGH deficiency in adults contributes to a reduction in bone density and therefore increased risk of osteoporosis. It has also been shown that hGH replacement therapy for greater than 12 months results in improved bone mineral density and hence, lower risk of osteoporosis.
3. Muscle Strength
Due to changes in body composition detailed above, muscle strength is understandably compromised. As hGH therapy corrects body composition and improves muscle mass, muscle strength also improves. The best results are gained after 12 months of hGH therapy.
4. Joint Health
By improving bone mineral density and increasing muscle mass and strength, hGH therapy can help to prevent joint deterioration that is a feature of arthritis. Optimal growth hormone levels are also essential for health of connective tissue such as the synovium found in joints.
5. Exercise Performance
Exercise performance is reduced in individuals with growth hormone deficiency. This appears to be partially due to reductions in bone density and muscle mass but also in part due to a reduction in oxygen uptake. hGH therapy for 6 months has been shown to improve exercise performance by improving muscle mass and also oxygen uptake
6. Heart Health
There is evidence of a greater risk of heart disease in individuals with growth hormone deficiency and it has been hypothesized that this is due to a greater propensity to develop premature atherosclerosis (a build-up of plaque inside the arteries which increases risk of heart attack and stroke). Growth hormone deficiency also results in changes in heart size and function. These changes have been demonstrated to be reversed after 6 months hGH therapy.
Growth hormone deficiency results in a reduced resting metabolism and replacement therapy reverses this decrease. hGH therapy has also been shown to increase protein synthesis, increase fat oxidation, normalize carbohydrate metabolism and reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol. These favorable effects on metabolism may in part explain some of the other benefits of hGH including improved hearth health and body composition.
8. Skin Thickness
A reduction in skin thickness and all-important skin collagen is another result of growth hormone deficiency. Both conditions are improved by hGH therapy.
9. Immune Function
Although adults with growth hormone deficiency are not normally considered to have a compromised immune system, there is some evidence to suggest that hGH therapy can help regulate immune function.
It has been demonstrated that people with growth hormone deficiency have more difficulty with sexual relationships and reportedly, lower energy levels. Many individuals have found an improvement in energy, libido and sexual performance following hGH therapy, some men even claiming an improvement in problems with premature ejaculation.
11. Quality of Life
Reduced psychological well-being has been reported in individuals with growth hormone deficiency and hGH replacement has resulted in improvements in mood, energy and general feelings of well-being.
Where to Buy Sermorelin Online
As discussed, sermorelin peptides are a pharmaceutical product requiring prescription and purchase from a pharmacy.
There are online portals which can connect you with a physician who specializes in prescribing hGH therapy via phone/internet chat. You can then purchase and be sent the sermorelin via the mail.
This is all done in one easy order that includes the consultation with the prescribing doctor (via phone or internet chat), your hGH replacement therapy and ongoing support all in the upfront sermorelin price.
Beware of websites that offer sermorelin for sale without a prescription. Chances are you are not getting the real deal and could be jeopardizing your health.