GHRP-6 : What is it and what does it do?

Firstly, to clarify this peptide, GHRP-6 is a peptide a Growth Hormone Releasing hexapeptide, it's a 28 amino acid peptide, and it works by signaling to the pituitary gland to begin secreting Growth Hormone.

Molecular Formula:  C46H56N12O6
Molecular Weight:  873.01
CAS Registry Number:  87616

6-amino-2-[[2-[[(2S)-2-[[(2S)-2-[[(2R)-2-[[(2S)-2-amino-3-(3H-imidazol-4-yl)propanoyl]amino]-3-(1H-indol-3-yl)propanoyl]amino]propanoyl]amino]-3-(1H-indol-3-yl)propanoyl]amino]-3-phenyl-propanoyl]amino]hexanamide

ghrp-6 chemical structure

Fig 1. GH-releasing hexapeptide.

 

GHRP-6 lacks opioid activity, but you get a huge pulse, (dose dependent) in your own GH levels, and you get the effects of the increased IGF-1 secreted by the liver. Now both the increased GH and IGF-1 are highly desirable for athletes, bodybuilders and those looking to improve their own physique.

Now, you may have heard many bodybuilders saying that when you take GHRP-6 that they get a huge and very intense increase in appetite, about 20 mins after the initial injection. Well, this is caused by the GHRP-6 antagonising the peptide Ghrelin, it mimics it, but, in reality, it actually fights against it causing the signal for gastric emptying and hunger. Ghrelin is what many believes causes obesity, and insulin resistance amongst other things, and I believe this is one way by which GHRP-6 may help reduce fat, by fighting against it. However, there is always a but, if you take more than 150mcg the effects of the gastric emptying can be so strong that you may have the urge to severely stuff yourself with food, so if you're on a bulking cycle this is a great side effect, and, considering the price, it's a very cost-effective one. Therefore, during a bulking run, I rate this as the number one aid in increasing appetite, as you also get very a good anabolic effect and increased strength.

Russianstar's personal experiences.

Well, personally I used 150mcg injected directly into the joints or areas that I've had any niggling injuries, the localized effect it has on collagen growth is nothing short of astounding. After using GHRP-6, I have personally recovered from a full pectoral tendon tear, where the tendon ripped right of the humerus bone; in fact, it's now in better shape than it was prior to the injury. Interestingly, 5g of the GHRP-6 will last ages when used properly; even at this dose fat loss is noticeable and the anabolic effects of increased muscle size and strength can be seen.

One of the other uses for GHRP-6 is to kick start your own GH after a cycle, a dose of 200-500mcg 2x a day is sufficient to start your own GH; however, it does not mean your own GH levels will be where they were before you carried out your cycle, this is user dependent. It will certainly be a very useful addition to any hormonal cycles' PCT, as the increased IGF-1 levels it brings will greatly increase the chances of you holding on to any muscle you have gained.

Another thing I noticed was the improvement in my immune system, and my well being, this is partly because of the effect GHRP-6 can have on the increase in IGF-1, which plays an important role in the healthy function of your immune response. It also has a healthy protective effect on neurons and on the CNS (central nervous system).

Other benefits.

In one study, it was shown that GHRP-6 has a protective effect on the liver that seems to be mediated by IGF-I, TNF-alpha, and nitric oxide. Data also suggest that the anti-inflammatory effect of GHRP-6 in the liver is exerted on nonparenchymal cells, so, again, for pct this may prove an invaluable asset.

As for peptides, in general, they are fairly new as compared to other anabolics, but they are far better, and have way more potential during cycles and PCT, just how much remains to be seen.

Just remember not to eat carbs or fats 50 mins before and after a dose of GHRP-6 so as not to interfere with the GH pulse it will cause. In addition, 250mcg 3 times a day is the best dose I found to avoid overly mimicking ghrelin and still cause a large amount of muscle gain, tissue repair and fat loss.

As a peptide GHRP-6 is one of the easiest and most affective to use. A daily dose of just 300mcg split up into 3 doses will see a marked improvement in skin tone within 3 weeks; in addition, as an Anti-aging peptide GHRP-6 tops my list of all the injectable GHRP-s.

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