Athletes and skincare enthusiasts have long known about the benefits of human growth hormone (GH), with one 2018 Veteran Affairs study even finding it could help to prevent tumour growth. However, the mechanism of their operation, and how the body is stimulated into producing more, is often poorly understood. For newcomers to the process of stimulating GH, one of the more simple and effective ways to build an understanding is through using growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH).
What is GHRH?
GHRH is simply one form of hormone that stimulates the secretion of GH. Other examples include Ghrelin, and, to a limited extent, testosterone, estrogen and androgen. Where GHRH sets itself apart is through the controlled nature of its mechanism. Researcher Dr Nina Bausek asserts…“Whіlе GН rеlеаѕіng hоrmоnеѕ (GНRН), ѕuсh аѕ СЈС-1295, trіggеr GН рrоduсtіоn аnd rеlеаѕе, ѕоmаtоѕtаtіnѕ, whісh аrе аlѕо рrоduсеd bу thе hуроthаlаmuѕ, lіmіt оr іnhіbіt GН rеlеаѕе, thеrеbу tіghtlу rеgulаtіng thе іntrісаtе bаlаnсе оf GН funсtіоn.”In layman’s terms, this means that the potentially adverse side effects of supplementation are naturally balanced by the usage of GHRH. This is evidenced by scientific studies; one such study, published in the influential PNAS journal, noted the inhibitive effect that GHRH had on certain processes.
Is it safe and natural?
Concerns often hang over health supplementation that question whether or not they are naturally occurring and safe to the human body. GHRH is a naturally occurring substance in the body, just as growth hormone is. There are risks associated with taking too high a dose of the supplement, just as there is with any other hormone. According to British medicines ledger the EMC, these can include transient disturbances in senses and minor cardiac fluctuations. It is thought impossible to overdose on GHRH, however, as the mechanism with which it enters your body also sees it rapidly eliminated.
GHRH is a natural substance that occurs in the body, and supplementing it will help to stimulate growth hormone, which has a wide variety of benefits for the body. There are very minor risks, and so the best way to start with GHRH is with the help of a nutritionist and personal trainer. Introduce it slowly to aid your well being.
Supplements seem scary, or the domain of professional athletes, but they can have benefits for a huge section of society. GHRH in particular can stimulate one of the basic building blocks of the body, growth hormone. Done carefully and with careful analysis of the results, it can provide a much needed boost to your exercise regime.