What is Sermorelin Acetate?
Sermorelin Acetate is a compound similar in structure to growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH). Sermorelin has been known to stimulate the pituitary gland to produce and secrete growth hormone. It is a bioidentical synthetic hormone peptide sequence comprised of 29 amino acids.
Sermorelin was approved by the FDA to treat children, but many functional medicine doctors are using it off-label to optimize growth hormone levels of adult patients. Unlike HGH, Sermorelin is affordable and can be used off-label.
Sermorelin Acetate is best prescribed to be taken at least 30 minutes before or after food consumption. It is normally prescribed at night to maximize the body’s natural cycle of growth hormone stimulation of the pituitary gland during REM sleep.