Peptide Therapy


Ipamorelin is a peptide that has been shown to increase growth hormone secretion from the pituitary gland. Its original purpose was to help those whose intestines had been operated on to recover faster.

Understanding Ipamorelin.

The stomach is responsible for the majority of the hormone ghrelin’s production. Ghrelin then interacts with GHS-R1a, a subtype of the growth hormone secretagogue receptors (GHSR).

Some of these receptors are found in peripheral tissues as well as the hypothalamus. These other tissue examples include adipocytes, cardiomyocytes, and osteoblasts among others.

The ultimate purpose of ipamorelin is to stimulate the anterior pituitary gland to secrete growth hormone (1). Ipamorelin accomplishes this by binding to the highly selective growth hormone secretagogue receptor type 1a (GHS-R1a), in doing so it mimics the action of ghrelin. As a result of this pairing, somatocrinin, also known as growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH), is secreted. The pituitary gland releases growth hormone (GH) in a pulsatile pattern after receiving GHRH.

Because it does not increase prolactin or cortisol often associated with stress responses in the body, ipamorelin is a great peptide for those looking to bulk up without added stressors.

Benefits of Taking Ipamorelin

Ipamorelin's influence on growth hormone is the root of its many possible advantages. As previously mentioned, Ipamorelin triggers growth hormone secretion from the pituitary gland by activating the ghrelin receptor. Here are just some of the things those who take ipamorelin can expect in the benefits category.

  • Muscle and Strength Improvement

Ipamorelin may help increase both the size and strength of one's muscles. The mechanism of action in which it stimulates the production of growth hormone promotes the development and repair of muscle (2).

  • Weight Loss

Ipamorelin is also capable of assisting in the reduction of overall body fat. Much like how it contributes to muscle growth, it accomplishes weight management by increasing the body's production of growth hormone. This in turn speeds up the metabolic process and encourages the burning of fat. When paired with a good diet and an exercise regimen, this can lead to considerable reductions in body fat, particularly in the abdomen.

  • Higher Energy Levels

Ipamorelin has been shown to raise both one's level of energy and endurance. Because of its mechanism of action, it enhances the operation of the metabolic system as a whole and encourages the use of fat reserves as a source of energy.

  • Increased Bone Minerals

Ipamorelin may be able to assist in increasing bone mineral density, which is essential for maintaining general bone health and lowering the probability of bone fractures (3).

One study demonstrated that glucocorticoids-induced skeletal muscle catabolism might be prevented with ipamorelin treatment (4). Similar research found that female rats whose ipamorelin levels were artificially boosted had denser, stronger bones.

Because women have a higher chance of developing low bone density as they age, these results bode well for future studies focusing on anti-aging, stunted development, injury healing, and women's health.

  • Better Sleep

Ipamorelin has the potential to enhance both the quality and length of one's sleep. It accomplishes this by stimulating the body to produce more growth hormone, which is necessary for maintaining a healthy sleep-wake cycle.

  • Lowers Blood Pressure

Ipamorelin’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties have been shown to have a beneficial impact on the cardiovascular system (5). Serious health issues, such as heart disease, stroke, and renal failure, are all linked to elevated blood pressure. Ipamorelin's blood pressure-lowering effects can mitigate these health issues.