Sermorelin, a synthetic polypeptide composed of the first 1-29 amino acids of the human growth hormone chain, is an analog of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH). Sermorelin stimulates the natural pulse of growth hormone released by the body each night while sleeping. Sermorelin has an approximate half-life of ten minutes.
What are peptides?
In their purest form, peptides are two or more amino acids – the building blocks of proteins – joined together. They range from very simple to very complex. A peptide can also be considered a hormone, such as in the case of human growth hormone. hGH is an example of a complex polypeptide composed of 191 amino acids. It is produced within the body and controls a vast array of biological processes, including stimulation of cell growth, cell regeneration, and cell reproduction.
Peptides are typically administered six nights weekly at bedtime, either by subcutaneous injection or sublingually via a small troche dissolved under the tongue.
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