What is Sermorelin?

Sermorelin is an FDA-approved secretagogue that stimulates the pituitary gland to release Human Growth Hormone (hGH).

Sermorelin injections can be used in Growth Hormone Restoration to optimize hGH levels in the body.

Read on to learn about the importance of hGH and the potential benefits of Growth Hormone Restoration with Sermorelin injections.

What is Human Growth Hormone?

Human Growth Hormone (hGH) is crucial to growth and development.

It controls functions like:

  • Bone, cartilage, and body growth during adolescence
  • Healing and recovery
  • Regulating fat, tissue, muscle, and body composition
  • Cell regeneration and reproduction
  • Regulating metabolism

HGH levels are highest in our youth, while we’re still developing. Levels decreases as we get older, leading to symptoms often associated with aging. These include slower healing, difficulty recovering from exercise, fatigue and insomnia, changes in body fat and composition, and more.

By the time adults reach 55, HGH levels are typically one-tenth of the levels from their youth. This type of aging is sometimes called sarcopenia.

The Effect of Lower hGH Levels

Why does less hGH affect us so much? Since hGH is responsible for healing, recovery, and cell generation, it plays a large factor in aging.

When we’re in our early twenties, our bodies typically generate a new cell for each one that dies. When we reach our fifties, we only regenerate an average of one new cell for every two that die. By the time we turn 70, only one cell is replaced for every three to four that die.

Cell death is a natural process, and it can also be caused by injury and chronic conditions. Since our bodies don’t repair themselves and replace those cells as well when we grow older, we see symptoms of aging like:

  • Appearing to shrink and/or losing height
  • Difficult healing from injury, exercise, and surgery
  • Less muscle growth
  • Delicate bones
  • More frequent injuries
  • Cognitive decline

Sermorelin injections have shown promise in encouraging the production of hGH to ease these symptoms.