HGH injections

HGH or human growth hormone injections have seen a lot of hype and have been market claiming to cure or help a lot of different problems in the last few years. They have been marketed as an anti-aging product for example. Some people have called this product the fountain of youth. Proponents of the product claim that it reverses aging, increases energy, builds muscle mass and even increases sexual libido. Great! So everyone should be wanting their fair share of this wonder product right? Well, nothing is without its risks and benefits. It is up to the consumer to know what they are purchasing and the risks that they are going to take before injecting themselves with any type of synthetic product.

Human growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland while we are children, adolescents, and as adults. We produce the largest amount of the hormone when we are children and during puberty when we experience our growth spurts. The production of the human growth hormone then starts to taper off during late adolescence. When an adult hits their 30’s the human growth hormone production then slows down.

Human growth hormone is used by the medical mainstream for some legitimate medical problems. One of these issues is for children who have not grown at a normal rate. The injections can be used to help facilitate growth. Some physicians are using the injections to treat AIDS patients who are debilitated and losing their bulk and muscles to the disease. They also use HGH for adults who have had their growth stopped due to medical means such as radiation or surgery.

These injections have been shown to increase muscle mass in both men and women. They have also shown to reduce the amount of fat that is deposited on the tissues in adults. Due to this there are a lot of companies that are marketing human growth hormone injections as the next great anti-aging treatment. There is a big push for it in the body building world as well. Many look at this product as a way to build up muscle mass really quickly.

In fact the marketing has hit an all time high, so much so that the FDA has stated that using HGH for any other purpose than for those noted above by medical personnel is illegal. That has not stopped many nutritional supplement companies from bringing in a homeopathic form of HGH and marketing it for the same things.

Human growth hormone has been linked to some severe side effects and people need to be aware of those before they start injecting themselves with this substance. The injections have been linked to causing problems such as diabetes, raising the blood pressure, causing swelling in the joints and limbs, and causing nerve pain. The injections are expensive as well. One injection can cost $25 or more. The recommended dosage is two to three injections per day from what we could find on this substance. That is average cost of $75 per day or over $2,000 per month.

The FDA is looking into those companies who are marketing the human growth hormone either on the internet or locally for any use that is not approved by them. They are sending out warning letters to these companies and investigating them for any sales they have made. Even after all this there were over $600 million in sales of human growth hormone injections last year in the United States alone. 75% of those sales were to people over the age of 25.

It seems that there are many people out there looking for the impossible! A way to beat time and aging. It also seems that they are willing to pay anything to get it. Most want to look and feel young no matter the cost. However, how much is a person’s health worth? Is it worth risking your health to use products such as these?

We feel it is better to be safe than to be sorry at a later date! There are too many things that are not known about HGH at the present time to deem it safe for use. It will be interesting to see how this plays out as there are no real long term studies on what the side effects of this hormone are long term for adults at the present time. So is this really the fountain of youth? Only you can decide what it is worth to you.

Last updated on Mar 6th, 2011 and filed under Drugs and Medications. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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