What does a Spanish explorer*, fairy tales, and actors have in common? They’re all searching for the Fountain of Youth. Ordinary people, and doctors, claim they’ve found it in Sermorelin.
What is Sermorelin?
Sermorelin acetate (sir-ma-REL-n A-si-tate) is a synthetic, bio-identical growth hormone releasing hormone. Its purpose is to help the pituitary gland to release more growth hormone into your body. “Bio-identical” means that, despite its man-made origins, your body recognizes it as “okay” instead of as an intruder. It doesn’t create hormones on its own. Instead, Sermorelin encourages your own pituitary gland to release more of the hormones it already makes.
Off-label use – as Sermorelin is used – is simply using an FDA-approved drug for something other than its original intention. Initially, since its creation in the 1970s, Sermorelin is approved “on the label” for children whose own pituitary glands don’t work, or work well. Now, the doctor can prescribe it for weight-loss, or even anti-aging.
It isn’t officially approved for either of those uses, but under FDA rules, it’s permissible. While the FDA has the final word on approving a drug, the agency often doesn’t explicitly say that doctors can’t prescribe something off-label. However, as an FYI, the FDA has cleared Sermorelin for off-label use.
A caution here: Use it under a doctor’s prescription, with the doctor’s oversight, and only as it’s prescribed. Some people, by inference to the previous statement, have used more than they should, presumably to hurry the drug’s purpose. That, of course, is the mistaken idea that, “if it’s good in this amount, more is better.” No. Use it only as the doctor prescribes it to you.
What is it used for?
One of its current uses is as an anti-aging drug. As bodies get older, the pituitary gland naturally slows production of growth hormone. It produces just enough to keep you from dying at a youngish age. However, the pituitary gland in an older human doesn’t produce even half of what it did as you were growing up from infant to child to teen. There is evidence that as it prompts the pituitary gland to produce growth hormone, that production creates noticeable differences in how much younger it makes older men and women look.
Can both genders use it?
It appears that both men and women can use it. Most studies, of course, have been how the men react to it. (Studies haven’t left out the women altogether. Scientists simply don’t study women as closely or as completely as they study the men.) Both genders have reported increases in:
- more energy,
- better sleep,
- weight loss,
- improved muscle tone
- healthier hair, eyes, and other body parts
- increased libido
When taken with Vitamin B12, incidences of positive body experiences are more complete. This might have something to do with the fact that Sermorelin is a peptide made with the first 1-29 amino acids that we need to function. In addition, Sermorelin also considered a healthier alternative to hGH therapy.
As with most drugs, you shouldn’t use it if you’re pregnant, looking to get pregnant, or nursing. Because of the nature of pregnancy (affecting the fetus as well as the mother), there are few studies done to ensure that it’s okay for pregnant or nursing women.
How do you take it?
Although doctor prescribed, you take the medicine at home. It’s in powder form, to which you add sterile water. Much like a diabetic who injects insulin, you inject the solution into yourself, with tiny needles. Like a diabetic, you need to change the site of the injection every day.
The above is for information only. The author, owner, website owner, and anyone connected to the website are not doctors, or registered healthcare professionals, nor does anyone here offer advice. See your own doctor before trying anything you see here.
* Ponce de Leon was the explorer