Ipamorelin and GHRP 6
Ipamorelin is peptide that consists of five amino acids, thus enabling it to be considered a pentapeptide. It is occasionally referred to by the alternate names Ipamorelin Acetate, IPAM, and NNC-26-0161. It is considered to be a secretogogue peptide, meaning that it can play a role in energy homeostasis as well as the regulation and control of body weight in animal test subjects. It contains a molecular formula of C38H49N9O5, and a molecular mass of 711.85296.
Ipamorelin and GHRP – 6
Scientific study that has been based on animal test subjects has determined that there is a link between the functionality of Ipamorelin and the functionality of a similar peptide known as GHRP – 6. For example, it has been determined that both peptides have the capacity to stimulate the pituitary gland. This is the pea-sized gland located at the bottom of the hypothalamus at the base of the brain that is responsible for the regulation and control of an animal test subject’s endocrine system-related functions, ranging from growth and blood pressure to thyroid gland function and pain relief.
Additionally, both peptides have shown the capacity to block the production of somatostatin; a peptide that is primarily responsible for inhibiting the release of growth hormone, thus enabling an elevated level of secretion expression to occur within animal test subjects. Plus, both Ipamorelin and GHRP – 6 have been shown to stimulate the production of IGF-1. Also known as Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 or somatomedin C, this peptide secreted by the liver and allows for an elevated functionality in terms of muscle and tissue growth and repair amongst animal test subjects.
The main difference between Ipamorelin and GHRP-6 can be found in the way the peptides work with ghrelin; the peptide that is produced by the stomach of animal test subjects as a means to stimulate the sensation of hunger. Whereas GHRP – 6 acts to boost the production of ghrelin, Ipamorelin does not work in such a manner. Instead, it functions to bind to major control points of gastric, appetite, and growth motility. The result of this is a more consistent level of homeostasis as it relates to hunger, especially in comparison to the after-effects of GHRP – 6’s presence.
What Can be Derived from Ipamorelin’s Presence
Because of the way in which Ipamorelin functions in conjunction with an animal test subject’s regulatory processes, scientific study has been able to hypothesize a host of various benefits that may be tied to the presence of the peptide. These theorized benefits include:
A rejuvenation of joints
An increase strength in joints
An increase strength in connective tissue
An increase in fat loss
An improved skin tone
An increase in bone mass
These various theoretical benefits have led a few scientific studies based on animal test subjects to determine that the peptide could have a potential link to the overall slowing down of the process of aging. The thought behind this theory is rooted in the way in which Ipamorelin can increase the secretions relating to growth while simultaneously suppressing the regulatory processes that would otherwise put a cap on an animal test subject’s ability to experience the kind of degradation that is typically associated with the aging process.
A Few Negative Side Effects
Scientific study based on animal test subjects has also derived a handful of negative side effects that could possibly be tied to the presence of Ipamorelin. These negative side effects primarily consist of headaches and head rushes (that is, a feeling of light-headedness). That being said, the research that has been conducted on animal test subjects has determined that these particular side effects tend to skew toward being mild in nature. Furthermore, it has also been determined that these negative side effects present themselves on a minimal scale.
Additionally, these studies show that the list of negative side effects that are tied to Ipamorelin are much shorter that the list of negative side effects that have been linked to the presence of GHRP – 6.
For Scientific Research Only
Despite the fact that there has been an extensive amount of research and study conducted in relation to Ipamorelin and its overall functionality, operational mechanics, theorized benefits, and negative side effects, it needs to be noted that all of the research that has been conducted and the subsequent results from such research has been exclusively built around the scientific study based on animal test subjects. The peptide is only intended for the use of scientific study at this point in time. As a result of this, any findings or observations that relate to Ipamorelin’s overall functionality, mechanics, theoretical benefits, or negative side effects should only be contained to the confines of a strictly controlled environment such as a laboratory or a medical research facility.