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Sermorelin: General Information and Indications

  • Sermorelin is not growth hormone, but it influences the production of growth hormone.
  • Sermorelin therapy may be a viable alternative to growth hormone therapy for some patients.
  • Men or women with only a slight growth hormone deficiency may benefit from Sermorelin therapy.

A diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency in otherwise healthy adults can lead to some unpleasant physiological and health breakdowns. Sermorelin, a chemical messenger also referred to as growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) functions as a stimulant to the pituitary gland to increase secretion of GH (somatotropin). Indications for the use of Sermorelin are determined by means of blood analysis that will measure growth hormone levels via the IGF-1 connection.

The two recommended forms of treatment for adult-onset growth hormone deficiency are as follows:

  • HGH human growth hormone injections
  • Sermorelin injections

When using HGH injections, the level of somatotropin in the body is immediately increased. When using Sermorelin, growth hormone production is slowly stimulated. A woman or man with a high level of deficiency is better off going directly to HGH therapy, whereas one who is only slightly low may do better with Sermorelin.

How does Sermorelin work to raise the amount of usable growth hormone in the body? Sermorelin is a chemical messenger that is considered a secretagogue. It provides a stimulating mechanism to the pituitary gland that provides the signal for the manufacture and release of GH into the bloodstream. Sermorelin also helps promote the pituitary gland’s healthy functions. This improves all pituitary hormones secretion.

Sermorelin can stimulate the pituitary gland to increase the secretion of growth hormone.

What is Sermorelin?

Sermorelin is identical in structure to GHRH, an amino acid peptide hormone produced by the hypothalamus. What is Sermorelin’s function? Its primary role is the stimulation of somatotropin production in the pituitary gland. This, in turn, stimulates the secretion of insulin growth factor 1 by the liver. In addition to stimulating GH release Sermorelin also has a positive effect on sleep, memory, and food intake.

What is Sermorelin used for in adults? When an individual suffers from the effects and symptoms of adult growth hormone deficiency, Sermorelin is an ideal stimulant for the pituitary gland in raising the amount of GH production. The severity of somatotropin deficiency, as shown by the IGF-1 blood test results, will determine whether or not a person can use Sermorelin or requires HGH injection therapy.

You may also hear the terms Sermorelin GHRP-6 and Sermorelin GHRP-2. GHRP’s are growth hormone releasing peptides that stimulate both the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to increase GH production. GHRP-6 carries out much the same functions as both Sermorelin and GHRP-2, with the addition of inducing feelings of hunger and lipogenic properties.

A combined form of Sermorelin GHRP-6 GHRP-2 allows for the highest production factor of somatotropin in the body, boosting IGF-1 levels in the process.

Men or women with only a slight growth hormone deficiency may benefit from sermorelin therapy.

Who Should Take Sermorelin?

The use of Sermorelin acetate is reserved for individuals who have been accurately diagnosed with adult-onset GH deficiency. Blood tests will show whether or not this condition is associated with changes taking place in the body, and if so, to what extent.

A severe growth hormone decline will necessitate the need for HGH injections. An adult who is dealing with extremely low energy, weight gain, bone and muscle loss, low libido, cognitive impairment, and frequent illness will need immediate treatment that will raise the percentage of growth hormone available in the body. Sermorelin therapy will not do this job quick enough to bring about the required positive change, as it often takes three months before any benefits of Sermorelin can be seen.

An individual who will reap benefits from a daily Sermorelin injection will be on the lower end of GH deficiency spectrum. His or her growth hormone levels will be only a little lower than normal, and the symptoms present will all be in their early stages. This person can benefit from the slower improvement that will provide long-lasting effects.

Who Should Not Take Sermorelin?

Sermorelin acetate therapy should not be administered to anyone with a known allergy to Sermorelin or any of the ingredients in the medication. It is essential to list all known allergies on the medical questionnaire before treatment is authorized for use by the hormone replacement specialist.

Sermorelin injections should not be prescribed for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless the potential for benefits outweighs any possible risks to the fetus or nursing infant. Recommendation for this medication is not indicated when GH deficiency is secondary to an intracranial lesion.

In regards to the usage of Sermorelin, anti-aging goals are not considered a reason for prescribing this medication. Sermorelin usage is only authorized for the treatment of diagnosed growth hormone deficiency. While many individuals who receive this therapy will see anti-aging benefits, that is not the purpose of prescription for Sermorelin.

To discover more about the uses of Sermorelin, diagnostic procedures, and treatment regarding growth hormone deficiency, please contact Kingsberg Medical for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with an experienced HRT specialist.

More severe growth hormone decline will necessitate the need for growth hormone therapy.

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