What drugs are involved ?

Peptides are amino acids, like proteins. Two main types are used in sport: protein peptides and hormone peptides. Protein peptides are proteins broken down into small particles that can be rapidly absorbed by the body. Hormone peptides are proteins usually secreted by the pituitary gland, such as growth hormone and insulin. They include:

GHRP-2 and GHRP-6
Effects: Stimulate the release of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. Stimulate hunger and aid in energy metabolism. Increase strength and muscle mass, rejuvenate joints and aid recovery from injuries such as bone fractures.

Side effects: Hot flushes, sweating and increased appetite.

Effects: A synthetic growth hormone-releasing factor that boosts lean muscle mass, reduces fat and improves performance. Increases energy, vitality and endurance, accelerates healing and strengthens the heart. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce pain and swelling and help repair of injured tissue.
Side effects: None listed, not approved for human use.

Effects: This experimental anti-obesity drug mimics the way natural growth hormone stimulates the breakdown of fat and inhibits fat build-up. Boosts cartilage tissue formation and enhances muscle growth.
Side effects: None listed, not yet approved for human use.

Hexarelin, Ipamorelin and Sermorelin
Effects: Synthetic growth hormone-releasing peptides that increase strength, growth of new muscle fibres and the size of existing muscle fibres, joint rejuvenation and assistance in healing. Have no effect on appetite.
Side effects: None listed


IGF-1 and MGF: IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) is one of the primary human growth hormones secreted by the liver. MGF (mechano growth factor) is derived from IGF-1. Both occur naturally in the body but are available in synthetic forms.
Effects: IGF-1 boosts muscle growth while MGF aids muscle repair and recovery after exercise.
Side effects: None listed

Selective androgen modulator receptors, also known as Ostarine or Enobosarm. They are used to treat a range of medical conditions, including fighting muscle wasting in cancer sufferers.
Effects: Boosts body’s ability to utilise testosterone. Believed to promote muscle growth.
Side effects: None listed



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One Response to What drugs are involved ?

  1. Gary Willcoxon says:

    Nice attempt on such a complex subject. Please continue posting.

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