Sermorelin / GRF 1-29
The first “of its kind”, sermorelin is the original growth hormone releasing hormone secretagogue “blueprint” on which all other GHRH products were later to be based.
This peptide is designed to mimic the effects of growth hormone releasing hormone by releasing somatropin (growth hormone) from the body’s somatotropic cells.
Over the course of this profile, we’re going to go into great detail on every aspect of its functionality, the effects it’ll exert within your body and more importantly how it can benefit you when used responsibly.
What Is Sermorelin?
Sermorelin is officially classed as a peptide. These special protein derivatives contain unique amino acid “codes” that unlock neurological responses within the system.
We’ll first cover precisely what makes a peptide its namesake before further exploring exactly how sermorelin exerts its effects within the body.
What Are Peptides?
As previously stated, peptides are closely related to proteins – the reason why they are not classed as proteins is because they do not contain 50 or more amino acids.
This makes them a simplified protein variant, one that has a more “cut back” purpose within the body.
In total, there are 20 different amino acids. They all have vastly different properties and exert different effects within the system.
Whilst a protein may contain 50 or more amino acids, the balance of the amino acids it contains ultimately determines what kind of impact it will have on the body.
The same goes for peptides too; amino acids can lead to everything from CNS (Central Nervous System) responses to the replenishment and evolution of organ tissue and muscle cells.
We can only synthesise 11 of these 20 amino acids on our own using our internal mechanisms; we need to source the other 9 (known as essential amino acids because they are essential components of our nutritional intake) from food meaning that the “spectrum” of benefits on offer by the proteins and peptides we naturally produce are somewhat resigned to the effects on offer with these 11 acid types only.
Bioengineering allows us to combine these 11 man made amino acids with any number of the other 9 essential amino acids to produce compounds that are capable of exerting varying effects on the body.
Not only that, but we can actually choose to alter the structure of either essential or nonessential amino acids, further manipulating the effects they can exert.
Regardless of the manner in which a peptide or protein is created (either naturally occurring or unnaturally synthesises in a laboratory) the crux of the entire operational efforts of these molecules is indeed the amino acid code contained within.
As previously stated, these individual acids can lead to any one of several responses within the body – combining them together can exert either multiple or one primary effect.
It’s still not entirely known how certain amino acid sequences can lead to certain effects occurring.
Being that amino acids are considered to be the “building blocks” of the human body, it is perhaps possible that each and every hormone / enzyme contains its own unique amino acid “code”, and once discovered, the effects of said hormone or enzyme can be recreated / replicated.
That certainly appears to be the case in this instance, because the 29 amino acid code contained within sermorelin directly mimics the effects of growth hormone releasing hormone.
In short, it would seem that the above code is in fact growth hormone releasing hormone – or at least, the body believes it is. This is precisely how and why it exerts its effects within the body.
When ingested, the central nervous system responds as though “biological” GHRH is present, subsequently starting a chain of events that leads to the release of growth hormone.
We’ll now proceed to analyse this chain of events further so that you can understand precisely what sermorelin is.
The Effects Of Sermorelin
In this section, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive overview of the effects that sermorelin is capable of exerting within the body both positive and negative.
We’re going to begin by analysing the difference between peptides and anabolic steroids.
This will help you to distinguish the two product types as they often get mistaken for one another (owing to the fact that they are so frequently used together.)
Once you understand the difference, you’ll be able to see more clearly how you might combine them to achieve optimum results whilst on cycle.