Sermorelin was developed in the 1970s and it’s been found to be useful in anti-aging therapy and weight loss. Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide. It’s not a human growth hormone (HGH). Specifically, sermorelin tells the pituitary gland to promote and secrete growth hormones. Our bodies naturally produce sermorelin but our levels of HGH decrease as we age.
Sermorelin and Weight Loss
Sermorelin is useful for weight loss because higher levels of growth hormone lead to higher levels of metabolism. It increases fat burning abilities. It helps the body use our fat reserves for energy first instead of relying on glucose from carbohydrates.
Additional Benefits of Sermorelin
Potential Side Effects
Because sermorelin treatment causes the pituitary gland to produce HGH naturally, your endocrine system will not allow more HGH to be produced than your body can handle.
Side effects are rare and minor when using sermorelin as a weight loss medication.
For healthy individuals, peptide supplements are unlikely to cause serious side effects because they are similar to the peptides present in everyday foods.
The most common side effect associated with sermorelin is an allergic reaction at the injection site. Reactions include pain, swelling, and redness. These side effects are usually mild and typically go away after a few days.
Who Should Not Use Sermorelin