The pentapeptide, Ipamorelin, is made up of five amino acids. The amino acid peptide also releases growth hormone (GH) and has a ghrelin mimetic. This binds to ghrelin receptors which indicate to the brain that GH levels should be released from the pituitary gland. Individuals who are resistant or deficient in GH levels are just one group of users who will benefit from using Ipamorelin.
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What is Ipamorelin
Ipamorelin is a GH secretagogue. This basically means it excretes GH into the bloodstream and promotes the pituitary gland in producing the hormone naturally. The secretagogue primarily functions in the liver and brain. For individuals who want to prevent the signs of aging and maintain their cognitive functions and capabilities, this is aprimary amino acid injection to add to your daily regimen.
Ipamorelin serves various functions in the body; however, the primary functions include pain relief, cognitive skills, and memory retention, increase growth and muscle development, and increase the rate of the metabolism. Furthermore, it can help regulate internal body temperatures. Another unique characteristic of Ipamorelin is that it increases the production ofIGF-1 (insulin growth factor-1). This occurs in the liver, independently of GH.
Benefits of Ipamorelin
Numerous benefits exist for Ipamorelin users. Of course, like any other supplement or injection, these benefits are not going to occur simultaneously, nor is every individual going to experience each of these benefits. Because the body processes the Ipamorelin at different rates, and because users aren’t taking the same dosage, the benefits might be more subdued for some, as opposed to others.
Regardless of how it is ingested, or at what rate, there are several benefits users of Ipamorelin talk about.
Benefits of Ipamorelin are:
Increasing the production of GH naturally
Improve cognition, memory retention
Fat loss, weight loss, and overall improvements in body composition
Improvements to mood, energy levels, sleep patterns, bone density, and immune function
Improved appearance of skin, nails, and general anti-aging benefits
There are also benefits that athletes or individuals who workout regularly will notice when they incorporate Ipamorelin into their diet. Because it naturally increases GH levels and encourages the body to produce it naturally, increased energy levels at the gym, and muscle development are possible. Therefore, you’ll reach your goals faster than if you were to work out and follow a balanced diet alone.
Potential Side Effects of Ipamorelin
There are some commonside effects that are associated with the growth hormone releasing peptide (GHRP), Ipamorelin. As is the case with the benefits, these side effects will differ for each user. Additionally, overall health, a person’s activity levels, the dosage they’re taking, and other medications/drugs they use, might affect the body in different ways. Some individuals have greater/lesser tolerance levels, meaning they’re more/less prone to certain side effects. This is also worth noting if you’re considering using Ipamorelin.
Headaches and lightheadedness are two common complaints amongst Ipamorelin users. These are usually mild and are often relieved by adjusting the dosage of the Ipamorelin. There’s the possibility that redness, itching, soreness, or inflammation occurs at the injection site. Especially in people who are sensitive or suffer from allergies, it is possible that these side effects may arise when using an Ipamorelin injection.
For those who are taking medications or other prescriptions or individuals who are also using other growth supplements, testosterone boosters, or injections, it’s best to consult with a doctor prior to starting a cycle of Ipamorelin. Doing this will allow you to determine proper dosage levels, frequency of use, and how to properly include Ipamorelin into your diet, without compromising your health adversely in any way.
How to Properly Inject Ipamorelin
Injecting Ipamorelin is the best way to ensure the highest dosage levels are taken in by the body. The reason for this is because it is directly absorbed into the bloodstream, using the subcutaneous injection, meaning a minimal amount (if any) of the dosage is lost as it travels through the bloodstream.
When using Ipamorelin, it is important to inject at thesame time daily. If you’re doing one injection, at 10 PM every day, follow through with this pattern throughout the dosage cycle. For those who are doing two or three injections per day, (breakfast, lunch, dinner), follow this pattern throughout. It’s also advised to inject the Ipamorelin on an empty stomach (food and liquid), and to wait a minimum of 30 minutes after injecting, to consume food or liquids. You do not want to spike insulin 2 -3 hours before taking this product. Typical dosage is anywhere between 100 mcg and 500 mcg per injection.
It’s also advised to inject at least three hours apart. This, of course, is in the case where users are doing more than one injection daily. Consistency is going to guarantee the best results when using Ipamorelin. Therefore, it’s important to choose a dosage cycle, times, and to stick with that throughout the duration of the Ipamorelin dosage cycle. Injections can be administered around the lower stomach, on the upper arm, or the thigh. These areas allow for immediate absorption into the bloodstream, and it also minimizes the levels of pain and discomfort users are going to experience if they are sensitive to needles.
There’smore than one way to use Ipamorelin. If you’re trying to lose weight, build muscle, reverse the signs of aging, or simply want to sleep a little better (and longer) at night, the injections might prove beneficial to you. Some common uses for Ipamorelin include
– Build muscle mass (bodybuilders)
– Improve memory and cognition
– Fight the signs of aging naturally
– Reduce levels of anxiety
– Increase fat loss and weight loss speeds naturally
Ipamorelin helps the body metabolize fat faster than it does on its own. For dieters, this is a simple solution to help you burn more calories than you take in, resulting in greater weight loss. By soothing the muscular system, the injection can also help some anxiety sufferers.
For those who are using it for weight/fat loss, it is important to note that no injection or supplement can outdo a bad diet. If you’re eating poorly, don’t exercise, and don’t take care of your health, it’s highly likely that weight loss won’t occur, and weight gain might result in some users. If, however, a healthy diet plan, exercise regimen, and lifestyle are followed, the Ipamorelin injections can prove greatly beneficial in helping you achieve your weight and fat loss goals over time. And, it’ll help users achieve those goals in less time than they would dieting/exercise alone.
Can You Stack Ipamorelin with Other Peptides/Growth Hormones?
Yes, but always consult with your doctor or healthcare professional before stacking. When stacking, it becomes one of the mostuseful ways to increase GH levels and experience greater results for the goals you’re trying to achieve. Stacking Ipamorelin with CJC-1295, for example, users will experience greater energy levels, muscle development, and other benefits over time. depending on whether the intended goal is weight loss, building mass, or anti-aging, the other peptide blends that will be combined with Ipamorelin will vary for everyone.
It’s important to understand one’s end goals, fitness levels, dietary restrictions, and overall health levels when stacking peptide compounds and other supplements. Because every person will react differently, to different combinations, it might be a trial and error type of situation for many people as well. Finding what works best for you will ensure the greatest results when trying to achieve a set of specific health and wellness goals.
How To Store Ipamorelin
Once the peptide blend is mixed, there is a shelf-life (use by date), at which point it might not be as effective, or isn’t safe for use. To prolong the shelf-life (if you’re ordering large quantities) you can freeze vials with the solution in temperatures at -20C or lower. The shelf-life, if not frozen, for Ipamorelin is very short. In most cases, it can be stored for several weeks, when it is stored at room temperature. When storing in a refrigerator, it can safely be stored for up to one month. Each manufacturer and online pharmacy will include different instructions for storage, a “use by” date, and other information, to ensure you get the most out of the Ipamorelin injections and achieve the greatest results when using the product.
There are many benefits you’re going to realize from the moment you decide to incorporate the amino acid peptide compound, Ipamorelin, into your daily regimen. Every person is going to have a different experience and realize different results. However, it’s going to be clearly visible, in a short period of time, that your body will feel (and look better), you’ll have more energy, and you’re going to feel healthier.
Regardless of your personal goals, there are many benefits to using a GH supplement. And, for those who are deficient, it is an easy way to ensure you’re getting sufficient levels of production from the pituitary gland daily. These are some of the important details you should familiarize yourself with, as it relates to using Ipamorelin, before you choose to begin on the 8 to 12-week dosage cycle.
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Dr. Majed - Licensed Pharmacist
Dr. Majed Fackih is a licensed pharmacist of South Lake Compounding Pharmacy.