We throw around the word secretagogue a lot and keep getting request to explain what we are talking about. (OK, the correct word is really complaints.) So exactly what is a secretagogue?
By definition a secretagogue is any substance which causes another substance to be secreted.
That really tells us a lot. So to put it plainly, with regards to human growth hormone, a secretagogue is any substance that causes the anterior pituitary to release more growth hormone.
Drug companies have been putting years of research into coming up with something to replace the need for [tag-tec]hgh[/tag-tec] injections and avoids any hgh side effects. So far they have come up with three possibilities. Geref, MK0577, and GHRP 6.
“Sounds great. Where can I get some?”
The problem is that MK0577 and GHRP 6 are only in the research stage and not approved for use by the FDA. You cannot purchase either one though there are antidotes of bootleg GHRP 6 being available on the black market.
Only Geref from Serno Laboratories has FDA approval for prescription for treatment of idiopathic growth hormone deficiency in children with growth failure. The first problem here is that this is also an injectable like pharmaceutical hgh and costs even more to buy. The second problem is that Serono has announced that Geref Diagnostic (sermorelin acetate for injection) will no longer be available beginning October 2008 because the active ingredient is no longer being manufactured.
So where does that leave those of us that want to use secretagogues. Well we still have the secretagogues that we have been referring to in our articles and reviews. We can still use those substances that serve as natural releasers of hgh.
We have available to us the hgh supplements that have been being reviewed on this site. These supplements make use of various amino acids, herbs and vitamins that separately or in combination stimulate the body to produce more growth hormone naturally. In some cases they work as precursors by causing the body to create chemicals that then stimulate hgh release.
Hopefully that answers people questions about secretagogues. We thought that by the time people finally found this site they would already have a good background in basic hgh information. Seems that we were wrong.
So this is the first post in the new hgh facts category. There will be posts coming that cover all the basic starter questions about human growth hormone.
I know that if something is not said there will be a lot of questions such as “Ya, but what are all the natural secretagogues? How do you use them and in what amounts? How do I combine them together?”
Don’t worry. We will be covering each of the different amino acids, herbs, and vitamins in full detail. We will then talk about how they can be stacked together to form your own custom blends. We will also discuss how to combine different products together and make it easy for those who don’t want to go the custom formulation route.
An ambitious task indeed. However, we feel that you need all this information to both understand our reviews better and to protect your wallet from the scam marketers. Seems they can create new products faster than we can review them.
So that is it about hgh secretagogues for today. Next for this category will be the much delayed basic post about what is hgh anyway.