GHRP-2 – Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2 – is a peptide made up of just six amino acids, which stimulates secretion of endogenous GH. Research shows GHRP-2 can stimulate the pituitary to increase secretion of GH by 7-15 times, stimulating ghrelin receptors to promote appetite.
GHRP-2 acts as a synthetic ghrelin analogue that simulates the release of endogenous growth hormone within the somatotrophs of the anterior pituitary. Specifically, GHRP-2 will increase the number of somatotrophs in a GH pulse by limiting the amount of somatostatin present while standard GHRH, Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone, increases the amplitude at which the pituitary cells pulse.
The main effects of GHRP-2 are:
• Appetite enhancement
• Fat mass decrease
• Muscle mass increase
• Lowering of cholesterol level
• Skin and bone strengthening
• Protection of the liver and anti-inflammatory action
GHRP-2 possesses many repair properties that can be attributed to its immune boosting function.