Growth Hormone Releasing Peptides (GHRP) are designed to stimulate the release of growth hormone. GHRP's are in a chemical class of growth hormones known as synthetics. GHRP does not occur naturally in living things but triggers the release human growth hormone which is a naturally occurring peptide. Through scientific studies we have begun to understand how GHRP's work in the body and how they could be beneficial in treating natural hormone deficiencies.
GHRP specifically is composed of six amino acids that create a polypeptide chain. While stimulating the release of growth hormone (GH) from the pituitary gland, it also stimulates ghrelin. Ghrelin is produced in the stomach and is a secretion of the growth hormone which regulates hunger. Natural ghrelin production increases at times of fasting and when the body is expecting food. Understanding this is important when comparing different GHRP's.
Two of the most common GHRP's are GHRP-6 and GHRP-2. While they are similar in many ways, they have differences that set them apart from one another.
Similarities of GHRP-6 & GHRP-2
Both GHRP-6 and GHRP-2 have shown these similar positive effects in scientific studies:
- an improvement in more rapid cellular repair
- repair of and an increase in collagen production
- a reduction in overall body fat
- better and more restorative sleep patterns
Both also share a few negative effects: