What is HGH?

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HGH also known as human growth hormone is making the news again.  HGH is known as a peptide hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland.  It is responsible for stimulating growth as well as cell regeneration and reproduction in humans.  It also has many other functions including helping to manage body composition and fluids as well as sugar and fat metabolism in addition to bone and muscle growth.  It is also believed to play a role in cardiac function as well.  HGH is also produced synthetically by several drug companies and it is used as the primary ingredient in several prescription medications as well as other products.
Back in the mid ’80′s the FDA approved the use of HGH to be used for treatment of specific conditions for example children born with Turner syndrome or Prader-Willie syndrome as well as those with chronic renal insufficiency and children that were born small for gestational age.  The synthetic HGH has also been approved to treat certain conditions in adults like short bowel syndrome and the muscle wasting that usually accompanies HIV/AIDS as well ass HGH deficiency that results from pituitary tumors.  Many people feel that HGH is the answer to aging and start taking it with the hope that it will slow even halt the aging process and maintain their youthful appearance.  Some experts have speculated that because our HGH levels decrease naturally as we age that taking HGH could possibly stop even reverse the aging process.  The Mayo Clinic reports there have been studies indicating that the use of HGH provides an increased capacity as well as endurance  for exercising.  It has also shown that in older adults it can produce many benefits including increased energy and strength as well as increased muscle mass and bone density.  This has lead to drug companies producing a variety of products aimed at slowing the aging process.  Today there are numerous HGH products in the form of sprays and pills available that are advertised as being able to turn back your body’s biological clock by building muscle and decreasing fat, restoring your hair growth and color.  These companies also claim their products will increase your energy and normalize blood sugar levels as well as strengthen your immune system to name a few.
The most common use of HGH however is not FDA approved.  HGH is used by athletes of all ages usually in conjunction with anabolic steroids to improve their performance.  However, use of HGH has been banned by numerous athletic societies including the IOC and NCAA.  However, that has not stopped athletes from accessing and using HGH.  Every year it seems like another highly regarded athlete is linked to the illegal use of “performance enhancing drugs”.  Most recently a South Florida clinic that was a known HGH distributor was closed and supposedly records were found implicating several athletes including “A-rod” of the NY Yankees.
It’s always important to research any and all drugs you want to use.  It’s also important to understand that hormone treatments can vary significantly and don’t work the same in every individual.  If your are considering purchasing an HGH product or products whether from a pharmacy or online be sure to research it carefully as there are many HGH products out there that are counterfeit.  True synthetic HGH is very expensive to produce which leads to many counterfeit products that can be dangerous to your health.

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