Formula: C46H56N12O6
Molecular weight: 873.01
Chain: His-D-Trp-Ala-Trp-D-Phe-Lys-NH2
CAS: 87616-84-0

GHRP-6 is a G-hormone Releasing Peptide containing 6 amino acids. It is a synthetic metenkephalin analog that includes unnatural D-amino acids, developed for gH releasing activity and referred to as gH secretagogues. Recent studies published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism in normal mice administered with GHRP-6 displayed significant levels of body composition, glucose metabolism, muscle growth, cardiac and memory function.
Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 6 has a molecular mass of 873.014 and a molecular formula C46H56N12O6. GHRP-6 does not act at the receptor of GHRP but rather at the gH secretagogue instead, referred to as the ghrelin receptor. GH secretagogues differs from exogenous rHGH in their effects, specifically in the fact that endogenous gH contains all 5 isoforms of growth hormone as opposed to exogenous which contains only the 20 kilodalton isoform. By stimulating the secretion of gH studies are showing the ability of GHRP-6 to lower adiposity (fat) and promote lean body mass. It is being considered an effective anti-inflammatory along with having a positive effect on the liver. This compound is fairly new and still has much research ahead over the next few years as scientists are hoping to gain a better understanding of GHRP-6.</span.