GHRP-2 (Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2) is a hexapeptide which is considered a hormone secretagogue. The single polypeptide chain which is composed of six amino acids is a growth hormone releasing peptide. This peptide lacks opioid activity but is still a stimulator of GH release. It also works to regulate and correct production of low-level growth hormone in test subjects. This amplification of the transduction pathway is what makes the study of this GHRP so fascinating to study. The peptide also limits the ability of somatostatin to reduce the limit of growth hormone levels. This allows more growth to be exerted during its biological half-life of 2.5 hours.
According to a scientific study based on animal test subjects, GHRP’s overall functionality has been tied to strong associations with the pituitary gland, liver, stomach, and hypothalamus. The peptide has demonstrated a capacity to boost secretions from the pituitary somatotropic cells, while simultaneously blocking somatostatin, thus creating an uptick in protein synthesis. It has also been shown to boost the production of IGF-1, an anabolic secretion that plays a vital role in the growth and repair of muscular and skeletal tissue. It also has been shown to promote the production of ghrelin, an enzyme that stimulates the sensation of hunger. This sensation is further heightened through GHRP-2’s capacity to boost the hypothalamus’s functionality.
There are numerous benefits to using the GHRP-2 compound. First off, it helps with ageing while being able to reduce wrinkles and skin growth. It develops a higher body endurance and promotes faster healing of wounds. Furthermore, it improves one’s energy and heart. It also works toward decreasing body fat and helping with the quality of sleep. Finally, GHRP-2 increases the uptake of glucose within the liver and increases the strength of the immune system.