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The Facts About HGH

HGH Means Injection: Contrary to what marketing scam artists may tell you, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) requires an injection. Due to its molecular size, “real” HGH can only be utilized by the body if injected. It is made by a process called DNA Recombinant technology and is a molecular chain containing (like our body’s HGH) 191 amino acids. Because it’s a protein, growth hormone (GH) can’t be taken by mouth. That’s why HGH therapy means an injection.

Logically, if HGH can be effectively taken by mouth or spray or cream, etc. then the FDA would have approved these uses for children with growth hormone deficiencies (small stature), the most common FDA approved use of HGH. The FDA would also have approved its use for Aids patients in these forms and for other purposes for which HGH has been FDA approved.

For years, pharmacies have attempted to develop an oral or spray form of Insulin, which also is a protein although it only has 51 amino acids. They have given up on this effort. Like insulin, real HGH can only be injected and like insulin, can only prescribed by a provider (legally).

Unfortunately, there are many marketers out there who claim to have oral HGH, spray HGH, HGH pills, etc. that supposedly cause the body to increase its own production of HGH. The truth is that they contain a few amino acids and while most cause no harm, they also do minimal good.

Benefits of HGH: The key benefits of HGH as reported in literature are as follows:

  • *15% average decrease in fat.
  • *8% average increase in muscle and lean body structures.
  • *Improved skin texture resulting in a more youthful appearance.
  • *Fewer skin wrinkles.
  • *Increased bone density, reversal of osteoporosis.
  • *Faster healing of any type of injury, fracture, or wound.
  • *Greatly enhanced immunity and resistance to infection.
  • *Enhanced brain function, retention of intellect with aging.
  • *Improvement in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s syndromes.
  • *Improved sex drive.
  • *Improved fertility, sperm production, and ovulation.
  • *Improvement in overall physical and mental well being.
  • *Improvement in sleep disorders, better quality of sleep.
  • *Improved exercise tolerance.
  • *Improved mood, with less depression and fatigue.
  • *Improved heart and kidney function.

Myths About HGH (From Nutropin Website (manufacturer of HGH)

Myth: GH is “just like steroids”

Fact: GH is not a steroid.

Myth: GH is “unnatural”

Fact: GH is produced in the body, by the pituitary gland. GH therapies work in a similar way to the GH your body produces naturally.

Myth: GH is “bad for you”

Facts: *The body needs GH. The normal effects of naturally occurring GH go beyond physical growth during childhood and puberty to include building and sustaining lean muscle mass, helping to reduce the amount of fat, and building strong bones. These effects appear to be important throughout life. When you take GH therapy, you may experience side effects which you should discuss with your provider once a GH therapy has been chosen for you.

After your physical growth stops, your body still needs growth hormone (GH) for your cells to function properly. Adults who don’t make enough GH on their own are said to have adult growth hormone deficiency, or AGHD.

Myth: You can order online HGH and just have a telephone conversation with a “Online Physician” at some remote location and get HGH.

Fact: Unfortunately this can be done (at least until they are shut down). However, real HGH is a prescription medication and can only be dispensed by a provider under certain medical and legal requirements. This is true even though there are many “clinics and pharmacies” who offer HGH without the necessity of a personal visit with a provider. From a medical view, if done properly, each person must make a personal visit with a qualified provider. Lab tests should be conducted to verify deficiencies, a physical should be performed by a qualified provider or medical staff and any potential side effects should be monitored and addressed by the qualified medical staff.

Scientific Facts & Uses

Doctors may prescribe [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][somatropin (rDNA origin) injection] for adults who have growth hormone deficiency that started either in childhood or as an adult due to brain surgery, radiation therapy, trauma, or diseases of the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus. It has been used off-label for other uses including injury repair and symptomatic relief although not FDA approved for these uses. It cannot be used for “Anti-Aging” even though it has been shown to reduce many of the symptoms and diseases of aging.

Made by the pituitary gland in the brain, growth hormone helps the body produce muscle and break down fats. When levels of growth hormone are too low, there’s an impact on many things the body does—including growth. There are two types of AGHD:

The pituitary gland may also be damaged by infection, blood vessel disease, severe head injury, or radiation treatment for tumors of the head or neck. Damage to the pituitary gland may affect the production of one or more pituitary hormones, including GH.

Somatropin (rDNA origin) injection] is a human growth hormone (hGH) produced by recombinant DNA technology. Nutropin AQ has 191 amino acid residues and a molecular weight of 22,125 daltons. The amino acid sequence of the product is identical to that of pituitary-derived human growth hormone. The protein is synthesized by a specific laboratory strain of E. coli as a precursor consisting of the rhGH molecule preceded by the secretion signal from an E. coli protein. This precursor is directed to the plasma membrane of the cell. The signal sequence is removed and the native protein is secreted into the periplasm so that the protein is folded appropriately as it is synthesized.

Nutropin AQ is a highly purified preparation. Biological potency is determined using a cell proliferation bioassay. Nutropin AQ may contain not more than fifteen percent deamidated growth hormone (GH) at expiration. The deamidated form of GH has been extensively characterized and has been shown to be safe and fully active.


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