Similar to other growth hormone peptides, ipamorelin is used to stimulate the natural production of human growth hormone. Growth hormone levels reach their peak during your 20s, before gradually declining as you age. There are a number of different peptides available, including GHRP2, Sermorelin, G, and Ipamorelin. Ipamorelin represents the baby of the bunch, so to speak, being the newest peptide. Even so, it has already become the most recommended peptide on the market.
What does Ipamorelin Do?
Ipamorelin works by stimulating the pituitary gland to produce endogenous growth hormone. This leads to a natural increase in Ipamorelin levels, instead of artificially inflating them with synthetic growth hormone that doesn’t last and can cause negative side effects. Ipamorelin is more selective in how it stimulates the pituitary gland, especially when compared to older peptides such as Sermorelin. Basically, Ipamorelin is more effective for patients while having less risk of side effects.
Ipamorelin is generally used for the short term (between 3 and 6 months) for its weight loss benefits and overall improvements to body composition. It works by increasing fat metabolism. When you reach the point that your age impairs your ability to lose weight, the peptide makes your metabolism more efficient to expediate the process.
Patients that maintain a level of physical activity while taking Ipamorelin tend to experience faster and more effective results from their workouts. This is because the peptide enhances the recovery process and generally helps bolster weight loss efforts. Once a patient reaches their desired weight, they can be safely taken off of Ipamorelin, ready to maintain their new weight through lifestyle changes and proper diet.
The other benefits of using Ipamorelin include improvements to energy, sleep, mood, immunity, bone density, and body composition. It leaves you looking and feeling younger. It also helps one to become more youthful and energetic state of being when used across the long term (6 – 12 months).
Ipamorelin is administered through subcutaneous injection or through a sublingual RDT tablet that is taken under the tongue. It is best taken before bed to coincide with when the body naturally produces growth hormones. Because Ipamorelin works as a more specific acting peptide, it is not common to run into side effects when taking it. Rare cases of headaches and nausea have been reported, but that’s it.