GHRP-6 (Growth Hormone Releasing Hexapeptide) is a peptide hormone of the Growth Hormone class. The purpose of GHRP-6 as is with all related peptides is to increase the amount of natural GH production in the body. Increases in GH can be beneficial to anabolism, fat loss, recovery and general well being as well as serve possible anti-aging purposes.
GHRP-6, and this applies to all GHRP hormones, mimic the production of ghrelin. This mode of action stimulates the ghrelin receptors, GHS-R1a or Growth Hormone Secretagogue. This stimulation acts to increase GH production by stimulating the pituitary, specifically the ghrelin receptors located in the pituitary.
The effects of GHRP-6 run very deep, but if you are looking for a single performance enhancing item this is not the one for you. GHRP-6 can provide performance enhancing benefits; however, it will not at a significant rate when used alone. This peptide will show far greater benefits when used as part of a long-term anti-aging plan (Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)) or in conjunction with other medications used to enhance performance.
There are not too many side effects related to the use of GHRP-6 although side effects are possible. The side effects of GHRP-6 should be similar if not identical to any GH related peptide or hormone, and in most cases, should be avoidable or adaptable except in rare cases.