|Sermorelin As An Alternative To HGH Injections
What Is Sermorelin?
Sermorelin is considered as the only
pharmaceutical human growth hormone (HGH) releaser available in the market
today. HGH releasers have been getting a lot of buzz recently for their reputed
physiological effects, particularly in decreasing body fat, improving muscle
growth and body metabolism. Compared to synthetic HGH substances, HGH releasers
are difficult to detect, and the growing fear among sports authorities is that
athletes may be resorting to HGH releasers to help them in improving their
An article that appeared on the respected US broadsheet, USA Today, exposed
Sermorelin as a substance that is being applied by various anti-aging clinics in
the US especially for older people who want healthier and more robust selves.
The Counterfeit version
According to the USA Today article, Sermorelin
is a fake version of Geref, a medication from Swiss firm EMD Serono. Geref had
been approved by the US FDA as a medication for children with growth problems
but has been discontinued in the US and Canadian market by the manufacturer. Geref was cloned by Chinese laboratories as Sermorelin,
which has been popular among anti-aging clinics around the world.
Federal laws prohibit prescription of HGH for other reasons aside from the
treatment of a recognized medical condition, according to USA Today. It has been
proven that among the side effects of having an excess of growth hormone are
excessive bone growth, pituitary cancer and cardiac ailments. HGH can only be
prescribed to children who have difficulty in achieving the proper growth, as
well as adults who are deficient in growth hormone particularly cancer
Unlike synthetic HGH substances, HGH releasers are not regulated by federal
laws. And while the Drug Enforcement Agency is knowledgeable about Sermorelin,
Joseph Rannazzisi of the said agency admits that they have no legal authority on
the use of the said HGH releaser. “You see drugs out there that are being
misused, and there's not a lot we can do about it," he told USA Today.
Sermorelin Cheaper Than HGH
InjectionsSermorelin is considerably cheaper compared to HGH
injections like Saizen, Humatrope and Norditropin, which
can amount to thousands of dollars monthly. This is another reason why many older individuals
and perhaps athletes who want to improve their physical conditions and
performance use it.
USA Today also reports that many anti-aging clinics around the US have been
offering their customers ‘Sermorelin therapy” on the Internet. One is
Lifetime Wellness based in Kansas which reportedly claims on its website that
Sermorelin is not prohibited as an anti-aging medication.
USA Today also reported on the case of Karlis Ullis who prescribes the use of
Sermorelin to his patients in his anti-aging clinic in Santa Monica, California.
Ullis, however, said Sermorelin is prescribed only to older individuals and not
to athletes who want to get a boost in their physical performance.
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