Making the Most of GHRP-2 to Boost Your Fitness

One subject that frequently crops up for athletes and personal trainers is that of Growth Hormone (GH). As noted by Health Harvard, GH is crucial for a host of functions, including the growth of bone, cartilage, fat utilization, protein production, and more.

In athletes, GH can help build muscle, boost energy, and increase exercise capacity. Much has also been written about GHRP-2 (Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2) – a synthesized product that can stimulate the secretion of Growth Hormone.

If you are keen on reaching new heights of fitness, can GHRP-2 help you and if so, to what extent?

The Benefits of GHRP-2

Because GHRP-2 can boost Growth Hormone production, it can have a positive effect not only on muscle growth and stamina, but also on improving areas like sleep.

As noted by the National Sleep Foundation, sleep deprivation has a major effect on fitness and athletic performance. It increases fatigue, lowers energy levels, and affects an athlete’s ability to focus on their sport or workout. Therefore, if you are low on Growth Hormone levels, taking GHRP-2 can help you achieve the rest and relaxation your body and mind need to perform at peak level.

Athletes should understand that sleep deprivation and stress can affect their performance in many ways. In the short term, stress is energy. Michael Jordan and Mariano Rivera often stated that they played at their best when under stress. However, in the long term, stress can not only interfere with sleep, but also lead to obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and other conditions that will stop you from giving it your all at the gym or on the field or court.

Advantages over hGH Replacement Therapy

Athletes who have low GH levels sometimes opt for hGH replacement therapy. Many, however, are switching to GHRP-2 for a number of reasons, one of the most important of which, is the different mechanisms of both treatments. hGH replacement therapy can suppress the body’s natural ability to produce GH. GHRP-2 does not do so; rather,  it encourages the body to produce its own GH. hGH replacement also has side effects that GHRP-2 doesn’t. These can include nerve, muscle, and joint pain.

What are the Drawbacks of GHRP-2?

The major drawbacks of GHRP-2 include the fact that its use is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The substance can be hard to detect, though it technically should not be used by competing sports people. Athletes should also be aware that GHRP-2 has been found to stimulate food intake. Therefore, if weight loss is on the agenda, this treatment may not be ideal for you.


If you have low GH levels, your doctor may suggest GHRP-2. This treatment is almost completely devoid of side-effects yet can have many benefits that can boost your muscular strength and help you prevent bone fractures.

GHRP-2 can additionally boost your stamina, increase heart strength, decrease fat storage, and maintain important functions in various organs – including the pancreas and liver.

Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of beginning this treatment with your doctor and take note that if you are a pro, this treatment is not indicated.

About Jason Spencer

Jason Spencer has a tremendous enthusiasm for all facets of health, fitness and physical performance that stems from an athletic lifestyle from childhood. Jason was fortunate enough to compete in collegiate football and learned to love the challenges that physical activity placed on the body. As Jason progressed through his higher education and became increasingly aware of how science is applied to physical activity and how it reveals the benefits of exercise, he realized very quickly that he wanted to pursue a career that gives him the opportunity to teach others to compete, challenge, and push themselves towards something more valuable to them than anything else; health, fitness and self worth. Being a fitness professional allows Jason to do this for them and he is always incredibly grateful for that. Jason has a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Neuroscience and his acquired knowledge of the nervous system and muscle stimulation techniques has been extremely instrumental towards building a unique ability and feel for training the body for optimal form and function. As a personal trainer he is certified with ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine). He's also a strength & conditioning specialist with NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association). He has additional certifications in both kettlebell principles & techniques (Equinox), and Flexibility & Corrective Exercise (Swedish Institute of Health Sciences in NY). Jason has worked as a trainer and conditioning specialist in a variety of fitness facilities over the years such as: LA Fitness in Piscataway, NJ, the YMCA in Metuchen, NJ, and Equinox Fitness Clubs in New York, NY. He also does private in-home sessions all over the Manhattan area.

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