Dec 28, 2011

Human Growth Hormone – Lifesaver or pariah?

There is often a misconception about human growth hormone (HGH) where people believe that HGH is only for children who have not achieved what in their minds is the normal milestone of growth. While this may be true to some extent, HGH is in fact needed throughout your life in order for your body to continue at its optimum and healthiest level. The clinical manifestations of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) vary, depending on when it starts. Children usually present with short stature, while adults have reduced physical performance and impaired psychological well-being. In children therapy promotes linear growth and restores body composition; in adults it improves conditioning and strength, restores normal body composition, and improves the quality of life.

Human growth hormone facts

Hearing the words human growth hormone conjures up visions of European paintings of the Spanish Court 
portraying people with extremely short stature who may have had growth hormone deficiency. In the 1800s, General Tom Thumb used his short stature to his advantage and was part of a circus. He is someone who may have had growth hormone deficiency. Today science has evolved and we know more about HGH. HGH acts as a runner throughout the body, rejuvenating digestion, reproduction, growth, and sexual desire. A good book to read is one by Dr Ikram Abidi, MD, Mastering the Master Hormone: Your Ultimate Grow Guide to the Human Growth Hormone. Anyone contemplating using HGH should satisfy themselves and read more about it. What is sure is that HGH levels start to drop dramatically after the age of thirty and boosting your HGH level can make a huge difference in your life.

Knowing your facts

You should always read up on supplements you are considering taking for the first time to determine the ingredients of the product, whether it is something that you can take, and speak to a pharmacist about the benefits as well as the disadvantages of human growth hormone. It is good to be skeptical. What we do know is that iIn middle age the pituitary gland starts to slowly reduce the amount of growth hormone it produces and it is up to the individual if he or she wants to continue using HGH to stave off old age. For adults who have growth hormone deficiency, injections of HGH can increase bone density, increase muscle mass, decrease body fat, and increase exercise capacity, all of which can make a huge difference in the quality of life. If you eat well, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, drink enough water, it all helps to maintain a good life.

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