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Reasons Why Athletes Turn to Peptides

Updated on July 1, 2016

In light of recent years where developments in lifestyle have emerged, it is not surprising that people are now more prone to choose health. Health has been widely ignored in the past as it seemed controversial. The good thing is that we are now in the age where information is overflowing. Non-access to it is almost non-existent.

Because of this, people know more about what could make them healthy and strong. This goes beyond exercising and working-out. People know more about what they should take; understanding that whatever they eat will affect their body. It comes as no surprise that athletes and bodybuilders have turned to supplements such as steroids and peptides to help them grow stronger.

Peptides Business

We all know what steroids are. But what are peptides? These are links that are created from amino acids. To be a bit more specific, the dehydration of water molecules allows amino acids and molecules from carboxyl group to combine, and the output would be these short-chained links.

There are different uses for these newly-formed short-chained links. However, for bodybuilding purposes, they are mostly used to help grow muscles, strengthen bones, muscles, and joints, and repair muscles. This is precisely why bodybuilders and athletes take them.

Types of GHRP

Growth Releasing Hormones Peptides (GHRP) is the one that is used for bodybuilding purposes. Four types of these are the most commonly used, although it is unsure whether or not there are more, but there is a high probability that there are more variations.

The four types are as follows: Ipamorelin, GHRP-6, GHRP-2 and Hexarelin. All of these kinds have the same function – as GHRPs; they attempt to stimulate the pituitary gland to release growth hormones that grow the body and the muscles, which is the goal of bodybuilders and athletes. As we grow older, growth hormones are more difficult to activate, and so the role of GHRPs is to try to make it easier for the pituitary gland to secrete growth hormones.

These four types of GHRPs differ in terms of their potency and level of influence in the cortisol and prolactin levels of the body.

The Switch to Peptides

It may seem odd that there are already steroids available yet athletes still go for peptides. Although they both help athletes the same goal, which is to grow the body, steroid are known to have bad side effects. It has also become controversial, especially among athletes, and the stigma of people against steroids has grown worrisome.

Peptides, on the other hand, are known to have fewer side effects, making it more desirable for athletes since there is an idea that they can continue being active without experiencing fall backs.

Those who opt for this have to take into consideration, though, that the human body can easily be immune to peptides especially when used daily. This is why there is a prescribed dosage so as to take it responsibly as well, because when the body becomes immune, no matter how much there is inside the body, the effect will still be same.


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