GHRP-6 is an injectable growth-hormone-releasing-peptide, or GHRP. Other peptides in this category include GHRP-2, hexarelin, and ipamorelin. All GHRPs have a similar method of action, so there’s no need to stack them. Rather, choose the one that’s most appropriate.
Reasons to prefer GHRP-6 over other GHRPs:
- Increases appetite (which also can be a disadvantage)
- Stronger inflammation reduction effects
- Stronger effects on avascular injuries, particularly tendonitis
When to use GHRP-6
GHRP-6 is most generally used for the same purposes that GH might be used, but may be chosen where a cost advantage exists favoring GHRP 6, GH is not available, or the individual prefers the idea of stimulating his/her own HGH production versus injecting exogenous HGH.
These purposes can include increased fat loss, improved muscle gain when used in combination with anabolic steroids, cosmetic improvement of the skin, and improved healing from injury.
There is no need to cycle GHRP use, and so therefore GHRP-6 may be used whenever it is thought to be useful for any of the above reasons. However, when usage is ongoing instead of short-term amplification of a steroid cycle or fat-loss program, I recommend limiting dosage to the minimum end of the suggested dosage range.
Increased effect from combining GHRP 6 with a GHRH
While GHRP-6 is capable of inducing large increases in GH production when used alone, a given dose will show markedly more effect when a GHRH (growth hormone releasing hormone) peptide is taken at the same time. Alternately, when combining a GHRH with GHRP-6, only about half or a third as much GHRP-6 is needed to obtain the same increase in GH production.
For this reason, it’s a common choice to combine a GHRH with a GHRP, but excellent results are often obtained without doing so. A preferred choice of GHRH is Mod GRF 1-29 (also known as CJC-1295 without DAC.)