Fat storage in the body generally happens below the skin and in muscle tissue. At different stages of a training plan it can become a high priority to reduce the amount of stored fat to a minimum.
The result of this is a much more ripped and defined appearance of muscles, but it can be quite difficult to achieve.
Dependent on natural metabolic rates, humans will only reduce stored body to a certain extent. Some fat is vital, as it’s an emergency source of energy, and evolution has made sure that some fat reserves are maintained for times when food becomes scarce.
In today’s day and age in Western Countries, food shortages have long been a thing of the past, but the human metabolism hasn’t adapted to this.
If you’ve found yourself in a situation where no matter how much you modify your diet and intensify your training, you simply cannot lower your BMI any further, then performance supplements like Peptides may be a viable option.
They can also help at earlier stages of a training plan, or after times of reduced exercising, simply to speed things up a bit.
First, let’s take a look at how fat is processed.
How Does The Fat Burning Process Work?
At the most basic level, you can look at stored fat as a rechargeable battery. Your body uses excess energy from your diet, and transfers it into fat that is stored under the skin and in muscle fibres.
This is a very natural and quite important process. However, in most circumstances these days we all want to reduce body fat. In order to do this, you have to first of all work out hard in order for your body to start sourcing energy from fat.
However, if your diet is not adjusted at the same time, then that fat burning can be delayed or even skipped altogether.
This is why a diet with high glycaemic food will make it very difficult to lose weight and burn fat. If you have a lot of food intake that increases blood sugar levels, then your body will source all the energy it needs from that blood sugar, rather than stored body fat.
Only when blood sugar repeatedly doesn’t provide enough energy for the physical activities, will hormones be released that cause fat to be processed in the liver to provide more energy.
What Are The Best Options For Fat Loss?
Because peptides are not as selective as SARMs (more on this below), they generally will trigger more than one physiological process. Not all of them are ideally suited for fat loss, but the good news is that there are a few that are more than suitable for such a goal.
Here are some that we have available in our store.
Specifically designed as an anti-obesity drug, clinical trials have shown some very promising results. By targeting the specific part of the human growth hormone responsible for fat storage, it is able to increase fat processing and boost energy levels.
GHRP-6 and GHRP-2
Both of these drugs are very similar in nature and boost the production of growth hormone (GH) by binding to the pituitary gland. Their main benefit is that they are not synthetic forms of GH, but rather trick the body into naturally producing more. The result is faster fat burning and more muscle growth.
Compared to the above products, Ipamorelin is significantly less potent but that can be used as an advantage. First of all, at low dosages it still effectively triggers fat burning, but does so with practically no side effects. And the slower fat burning process helps with a more controlled fat reduction to avoid reducing BMI too low.
This also makes it a viable option for longer term use or stacking dependent on your training cycles
Are They Different From Steroids And SARMs?
The simple answer is yes. But let’s explore this a little deeper.
From a negative side effects point of view, peptides sit in between traditional steroids and SARMs. Steroids like Testosterone basically work the same way as pain medication does. It’s absorbed into the system and distributed everywhere. Any receptors that interact with testosterone will then trigger certain processes resulting in increased activity practically everywhere.
This is why hormone treatment always has dangers associated to them, which can include long term damage to the prostate, liver and many other parts of the body.
The side effects from Peptides are significantly fewer and far less severe. We have a dedicated page on all the known side effects, which includes development of breast tissue, water retention, increased cortisol levels and a few others.
While these do need to be monitored carefully, their effects are significantly less dangerous than what steroids produce.
On the other hand, SARMs are the most selective in their actions and will often only trigger processes in very specific parts of the body, e.g. muscle and bone tissue. Peptides certainly don’t achieve this highly selective effect. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a very good place for their usage.
When it comes to fat loss at certain stages of a training plan, some additional help can certainly get you to your goals quicker. There are side effects to consider and carefully monitor, but peptides have been proven to have positive effects during clinical trials.