Ipamorelin is a growth hormone-releasing peptide that has gained popularity among bodybuilders because of its ability to increase blood levels of human growth hormone (hGH). The result is enhanced muscle growth and reduced fat stores in the body. It also speeds up recovery after workouts, allowing bodybuilders to train more often and with greater intensity.
Like hGH, ipamorelin increases the synthesis of protein in muscle cells. It does this by binding to the same cell receptors that ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating hormone, binds to in the stomach. The ipamorelin then stimulates the hypothalamus-pituitary gland to release hGH, which then travels directly to muscle cells to support development. In addition, ipamorelin increases insulin secretion and promotes fat redistribution in the body.
As with other peptides, it’s best to work with a trained healthcare professional who specializes in peptide therapy to customize a protocol and achieve optimal results. They can advise you on dosage and cycle length, as well as assess your health status to ensure your ipamorelin regimen is safe for you.
Ipamorelin is available in a freeze-dried powder form that needs to be reconstituted with bacteriostatic water before injection. It can be injected intramuscularly or subcutaneously, with most people preferring the latter method for convenience and to minimize risk of infection. It’s often stacked with other growth hormone-releasing peptides such as CJC-1295 and sermorelin to enhance benefits. It should be used in cycles lasting 60 to 90 days, with at least a month-long break between each cycle. This will minimize the risk of receptor desensitization.