GHRH/GHRP-6 was the first of a family of synthetic peptides that enhance the release of the GH by the pituitary gland in a dose-dependent manner. Since its discovery, it has been used as a benchmark and starting point for many of the research aims to obtain new drugs, but none of its implications are more engaging than the treating of the obesity epidemic.
It does not matter what your intended use it; whether it is for weight loss, muscle mass development, lean muscle mass, or simply to increase HGH to their natural levels, you should always maintain the same dosage levels throughout the entire cycle. Do not increase use if you believe you aren’t achieving the results you are hoping for, as this can result in negative side effects or lacklustre results.
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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.
A peptide is an amino acid chain (amino acids being the building blocks of proteins), responsible for signalling different responses in the body. These amino chains already exist in the body in one form or another, which is why some consider them as ‘natural’ compounds (although testosterone exists in the human body too, adding extra is considered cheating in most cases). Peptides have been classified in research and manufacture according to a number sequence in many cases, which is why some are just numbers and letters (see later).
Conclusions: Subcutaneous administration of CJC 1295 resulted in sustained, dose-dependent increases in GH and IGF-I levels in healthy adults and was safe and relatively well tolerated, particularly at doses of 30 or 60 ug/ kg. There was evidence of a cumulative effect after multiple doses. These data support the potential utility of CJC 1295 as a therapeutic agent.
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CJC1295 is a 30 amino acid peptide, which primarily functions as a growth hormone releasing hormone analogue (mimicking the effect of GHRH). It was initially invented to treat deep fat deposits in people, because it is known that having an increase in our own growth hormone levels will target this. It stimulates production of our own growth hormone from the pituitary gland.
Peptides are short chain amino acid monomers linked by a peptide bond. The body utilizes these short amino acids chains to secrete/pulse growth hormone (GH) that is already stored in your body. This is a very attractive option for those who are not able to utilize synthetic human growth hormone (HGH) naturally. In fact, this could even be a safer alternative for those seeking to use growth hormone for recovery, anti-aging and fat-loss. There are a multitude of peptides on the market and new ones being created almost monthly. Therefore, for the sake of an overview, let me just touch upon the ones that are most commonly used. To begin, let me start by first breaking down the two most important peptide groups for bodybuilding.
Determining how efficient and the actions of the growth hormone is dependent on the physical condition of the experimental unit. For example, in humans, GH secretion decreases with obesity. On the other hand, GHRP-6, similar to Hexarelin, showed in one case increased (almost twice that of GHRP) GH responses when administered in obese patients (Cordido et al. 1993). Though obesity has shown affecting the efficiency of the hormone, it was also suggested that GHRP-6’s effects were found to be sex- and age-independent without being affected by the noadregenic pathways using the a2 adrenergic receptors (Penalva et al. 2008).
Peptides can be stored before reconstituting them in the refrigerator or in a safe place out of the light and at least at room temperature. Once the peptide has been reconstituted, the vial must be stored in the refrigerator and out of the way of exposed light. The peptides amino acid chains are short so they will break down if not handled or stored properly. Keep the vials cool, and when you are ready to use draw the GHRH and GHRP into the same pin and administer as needed.
Ghrelin has been linked to inducing appetite and feeding behaviors. Circulating ghrelin levels are the highest right before a meal and the lowest right after. Injections of ghrelin in both humans and rats have been shown to increase food intake in a dose dependent manner. So the more ghrelin that is injected the more food that is consumed. However, ghrelin does not increase meal size, only meal number. Ghrelin injections also increase an animals’ motivation to seek out food, behaviors including increased sniffing, foraging for food, and hoarding food. Ghrelin also readies the body for the incoming nutrients by stimulating gastrointestinal motility and gastric acid secretions.
At the time that decision was made, paracetamol/caffeine combinations were available over-the-counter in over 50 other countries and had been exempt from scheduling in a number of major markets that are similar to Australia in terms of population type and regulatory status. Experience with the unscheduled sale of this product was extensive: UK 19 years, Ireland 12 years and New Zealand for 7 years. However, the Committee determined not to consider paracetamol combined with caffeine for exemption from scheduling until market experience had been gained with use as a Schedule 2 product in Australia.
GHRH (1 μg/kg) plus GHRP-6 (1 μg/kg) is given intravenously at 0 minutes and blood drawn for GH sampling at 0 and 120 minutes . GH releasing peptide-6 (GHRP-6) is an artificial hexapeptide  that activates the ghrelin receptor . Combined administration of GHRP-6 and GHRH is the most potent stimulus to GH release, with excellent reproducibility and no serious side effects . GHRH/GHRP-6 is a viable alternative to the ITT in patients with organic pituitary disease, however there is overlap between GH levels attained in the control group and severely GH-deficient patients. Since GHRH and GHRP act directly on the pituitary, it is possible that their administration restores GH secretion in patients with a deficiency of these secretagogues because of hypothalamic disease .
Boasting similar structure as CJC-1295, sermorelin is commonly used for anti-aging purposes. But it is also considered useful for muscle building. It accounts for 29 amino acids of the 44 that make up growth hormone releasing hormones. This peptide is very potent for improving HGH levels, as shown in studies. It was observed that the 1-29 amino acid chain is mainly responsible for the ability of GHRH to stimulate release of growth hormone by the pituitary. However, sermorelin has very short half-life of about 10 minutes or less.
The known side effects of IGF-1 injections include jaw pain, facial and hand swelling and heart-rhythm disturbances, especially if doses of more than 100 micrograms (mcg) are injected. Exceeding 100mcg of IGF-1 can actually cause your heart to stop beating and blood pressure to drop dramatically. This is caused by an IGF-1-induced drop in blood phosphate levels, and in the bodybuilding community is often prevented by administering phosphate with the IGF-1.
In 2005, we undertook a porcine model of AMI via left circumflex artery occlusion for 1 hour followed by a 72-hour reperfusion period. GHRP-6 rescued ischemic myocardium from death for over 70% of the area at risk (Figure 3), and that in addition to enhance survival signaling pathways/gene expression of the PI-3K, AKT1, and BCL2 pathways, GHRP-6 decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS) spillover, the inflammatory marker CRP, and preserved the antioxidant defenses.45 These antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties have also been attributed to GHRP-2 when its antiatherogenic potential was examined in ApoE(−/−) mice so that 12/15-lipoxygenase, interferon gamma, and macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MMF) gene expression were accounted. Furthermore, in cultured aortic smooth muscle cells, GHRP-2 prevented the generation of peroxides, the downregulation of IGF-1 receptor, and the commitment of apoptosis.46
Technically, it is a “protein-peptide hormone” which means that it consists of 70 amino acids bonded together. Just like the peptides I’ve written about in the past, this means that it must be injected, because otherwise IGF-1 simply degrades in the gut, rendering it useless. Your own human growth hormone release promotes the synthesis of IGF-1 in your liver (and to smaller amounts, synthesis of IGF-1 by your muscles), your liver and muscles then synthesize IGF-1 and then, in the case of your liver, subsequently package the IGF-1 with binding proteins for transport into the blood. In a type of anabolic positive-feedback loop, IGF-1 then further increases growth hormone’s anabolic effects.
I'm new to the forum and there is some great information here that I need to do more reading on. I've been taking Ipam and ModGrf 1-29 for at least 2yrs now. The first thing I noticed is that I have good quality sleep. I have difficulty sleeping and staying asleep. I take these peps 20min before I go to bed and get a good deep sleep for at least most of the night. I take them before doing my morning cardio, after my workout (afternoon) and before I go to bed. I've read if you take it before your morning cardio it releases more FFA to burn during your session. After the workout to aid in recovery. Before bed to aid in a deeper sleep. It is important when you take them. Dont eat before morning cardio...no carbs/sugary drinks...3hrs should have passed before taking another shot and do not eat before 15-20min after taking the peps. The reason (I've read) to wait these times is to take them while your insulin levels are low. High Insulin levels will minimize the pulsation of the GH. The phrase I've read is to try to keep "insulin quiet" to maximize the pulse of GH. Ipam can work by itself but if taken with ModGrf 1-29 it will magnify the GH Pulse. ModGrf is useless by itself. I've read that there is a saturation dose, so more is not better. 200mcg for each should do the job. Since synthetic GH shuts down natural production, these peps stimulate the pituitary to pulse more natural GH. To get the maximum effect of syn GH, you would also take the shot at the same time discussed above. Once again, this is what I've read and the protocol that I've followed. The results arent like AAS (nothing is!) but it is a good way to feel better since I cant take TRT. (trying to have kids) I also travel with the peps bc I value the sleep that I get from it.