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In 1513, the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Len arrived in Florida to search for the fountain of youth. If he got any benefit from his quest, it was due to the exercise involved in the search.
Few men today believe in miraculous waters, but many, it seems, believe in the syringe of youth. Instead of drinking rejuvenating waters, they inject human growth hormone to slow the tick of the clock. Some are motivated by the claims of the "anti-aging" movement, others by the examples of young athletes seeking a competitive edge. Like Ponce de Len, the athletes still get the benefit of exercise, while older men may use growth hormone shots as a substitute for working out. But will growth hormone…
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In cases like A-Rod’s, the media vilifies drugs that can give infertile women families and treat serious diseases.
Human growth hormone has acquired a bad reputation, thanks to athletes who have abused it in their quest for stardom. But for tens of thousands of children whose growth and development are stymied by a deficiency of growth hormone, daily injections of this biologically synthesized growth stimulant can put them on track toward normality.
People who use it find that not only is their overall energy level increased, but their ability to pack on lean muscle tissue is enhanced. While steroids can produce an increase in muscle mass faster than HGH injections, the result is inferior. Steroids work by engorging the existing muscles with fluids. HGH actually encourages the body to create more real muscle tissue and helps to repair damage to existing muscle cells. There are downsides. HGH Injections are expensive, linked to significant health risks, and are banned by nearly all professional and amateur athletic associations.
Is growth hormone the magic elixir that can stop the aging process? Not according to the scientific literature. In fact, when misused for this purpose, clinical data indicate that the risks far outweigh any minimal potential benefits.
While human growth hormone has a remarkable ability to generate controversy, exactly what it does for athletes, both good and bad, is as much of a mystery today as when it first found favor as a performance booster during the 1990s.
Hollywood has gone crazy for human growth hormone, with top stars, filmmakers, and studio executives touting its benefits: ripped abs, fewer wrinkles, increased sex drive, more energy (and aggression), etc. With anti-aging clinics prescribing it freely, is H.G.H. a career-saving miracle or a pricey, silly, even hazardous placebo?
Human growth hormone was for slow-growing children, but now, adults take it in hopes they'll ward off aging. Here's what research has to say about it.
The human body, that is – it's a miracle. It produces hormones that can keep men healthy deep into old age. But because their names get tossed around every time an athlete is caught doping, we've been taught to disdain hormones. To fear them. Now a new generation of doctors is using synthetic hormones for what they are: a way to stay strong, to defy aging, to cheat death. A miracle.
Studies suggest healthy older people live longer with lower levels of HGH
It won’t get you high, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most popular drugs you can buy on the Internet. In the search for six-pack abs, teens are increasingly turning to performance enhancers like Human Growth Hormone and anabolic steroids that they hope will give them a perfect body. So much, in fact, that teen use of HGH, also known as Somatropin, more than doubled in the past two years.
What's the difference between steroids and HGH? For starters, we know that a baseball player can beef up on steroids and improve his athletic performance. But most clinical studies suggest that HGH won't help an athlete at all.
When the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids released a report in July noting a spike in the percentage of teens reporting use of human growth hormone -- even as drug use in many other categories (particularly alcohol) was going down -- the organization made clear that the issue was not merely about sports performance alone.
And while more study is needed, GH does not appear to be either safe or effective for young athletes or healthy older men.
Interestingly, your diet and lifestyle choices can have a huge effect on your HGH levels. Here are 11 evidence-based ways to increase human growth hormone (HGH) levels naturally.
Sometimes people’s bodies don’t produce enough growth hormone on their own. This is called growth hormone deficiency. When this happens, both children and adults may be treated with man-made growth hormone called recombinant human growth hormone. This hormone is identical to the growth hormone that human bodies make.
Norditropin® (somatropin [rDNA origin] injection) is one of these therapies, and it’s often prescribed for several growth-related conditions.
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