In no particular order of importance, here they are: I swallow colostrum capsules every morning, I drink raw animal milk such as camel milk and goat milk in moderation, and I use the equivalent of around 30 grams of grass-fed whey protein each day in a smoothie (if you’re vegan or if whey protein doesn’t agree with your stomach, you can combine digestive enzymes with a vegan protein such as brown rice protein, pea protein or hemp protein for an effect similar to whey protein).
‘Peptides’ have become increasingly popular in bodybuilding/strength circles in the last 5 years or so, due in part to a reduction in availability of authentic steroids in the U.K., the legal aspects of steroid possession/use (peptides for ‘experimetal use are at press still considered legal), but mostly due to the fact that some mislead individuals are thinking they are the new Holy Grail of muscle growth (they aren’t). As a simple science lesson, synthetically produced GH, natural GH and Insulin are in fact complete protein peptide hormones, which as we know have been used in bodybuilding for the last 40-50 years or so. Before we get into what these designer peptides do though, I must supply a little scientific background as to what they actually are and even though I could go into a shit-load of scientific jargon here, you’ll just get bored and turn the page, so I’ll keep it as simple as I can.
Despite all these pharmacological advantages and that GHRPs exhibit a broad safety profile, their clinical development has been erratic and irregular. This has been a deterrence factor for their definitive positioning within cardiology and intensive care medicine for years. In the meantime, novel drugs and therapeutic strategies are demanded to protect organs and tissues exposed to ischemia and other lethal insults in the clinical practice.
GH secretagogues differ from exogenous rHGH in their effects primarily because endogenous GH contains all five isoforms of growth hormone, whereas exogenous GH contains only the 20 kilodalton isoform. Different isoforms affect tissues in discreet ways that the 20 kDa isoform cannot. Administration of GH secretagogues causes a pulse-release of GH from the pituitary which is cleared from the body within a few hours. This does not significantly raise plasma insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels.