GHRP-6 is part of a group of peptides that stimulates the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus to release more growth hormone (GH secretagogues). Its main role in medicine is to stimulate the appetite by increasing hunger and to energize the metabolism. It is used to treat growth hormone dysfunction related disorders but also in eating disorders.
Although new, peptides have become popular in the world of performance enhancing drugs. GHRP-6 is currently produced by several companies worldwide, especially for research laboratories but not for human use.
The main side effect of this peptide is a very large appetite, caused by the release of ghrelin, a peptide secreted in the stomach that increases hunger and hastens stomach emptying.
GHRP-6 stimulates the anterior pituitary gland and so it releases more growth hormone. GHRP-6 acts directly on the feedback loop that regulates the amount of growth hormone released, so it can be used successfully in the post cycle therapy after a human growth hormone (HGH) cycle, so the natural levels of HGH return to normal.
Another action of this peptide is that it acts on the nervous system, protecting neurons. It also increases strenght in a way similar to steroids that are based on dihydrotestosterone .
The benefits of increasing HGH secretion using GHRP-6 include: increased strength, muscle mass, joints and bones rejuvenation and strengthening. Increasing HGH secretion leads to the release of more IGF-1 from the liver, which is believed to be the way in wich HGH express its anabolic properties.
It was discovered that when GHRP-6 and insulin are used tougheter growth hormone response to GHRP-6 is higher. But it's not fully understood how GHRP-6 works, being a new product. To fully understand it it will take a few more years of study.
From athletes who have used GHRP-6 we know that the optimal doses are somewhere in the 100-200 mcg rage, administered 2-3 times per day, possibly accompanied by a GHRH as Geref or CJC-1295 . Higher doses then that indirectly lead to more fat accumulation due to the large increase in hunger. It is administered by subcutaneous injections, ideally 2-3 times a day, 30 minutes before meals. It must be stored in a refrigerator, but it is better to leave at room temperature one hour before administration.
It can be combined with lighter steroids such as Anavar or Andriol, but also with stronger steroids such as testosterone enanthate when you wish to accumulate a lot of mass. It is recommended to use in periods of bulking, notwhen you want tolose fat; the effect on the appetite makes it extremely hard to follow a restrictive diet. It is not recommended to those who gain weight easly. It is best for ectomorphs. It is also very helpful to athletes recovering from injuries.
WARNING! The use of human growth hormone can be very risky. Fortunately, there are natural alternatives that can stimulate the natural secretion of growth hormone, with no side effects and risks. And often at very good prices. Such options are GH Balance or Somatodrol.