Articles on Human Growth Hormone

What Is HGH?

Human growth hormone (HGH) is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland (a small endocrine gland located at the base of the brain). It promotes muscle growth and bone growth.1 HGH can be more broadly described as an anabolic (muscle-building) hormone much like testosterone. It also helps to regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone… Read more

Growth Hormone and Aging

Our bodies secrete growth hormone (GH) at their highest levels during puberty. However, beginning in early adulthood (20s), GH secretion decreases at an average rate of about 15% per decade.1,2 As a result, by late adulthood total GH secretion is typically less than half of total GH secretion in early adulthood.3 In some cases, GH… Read more

HGH Side Effects

HGH Side Effects In the past two decades, HGH use for performance enhancement and anti-aging has exploded. Since aging is associated with declining growth hormone secretion, some individuals have hypothesized that these undesirable effects may partially be due to the decline in HGH production. Naturally, this assertion has spurred considerable interest in administering supplemental human growth… Read more

HGH Benefits

HGH Benefits Before we elaborate on potential HGH benefits, it should be noted that HGH is not approved for anti-aging. Studies involving growth hormone therapy (GH therapy) in older men have shown significant side effects. In addition to these side effects, other major concerns exist with GH therapy in men without growth hormone deficiency. These… Read more

Is HGH Safe?

HGH therapy is FDA approved for HGH deficiency due to pituitary tumors. It is also approved for muscle-wasting disease associated with HIV/AIDS. However, it is not FDA approved for anti-aging, nor is it considered safe by the vast majority of the medical community to use for this purpose. While studies show that HGH therapy can… Read more

How To Increase Growth Hormone Naturally

Growth hormone secretion drops significantly after early adulthood. Then, it continues to drop by about 15% per decade. Since aging is associated with declining growth hormone secretion, it has been hypothesized that some undesirable effects of aging may be partly due to this decline.1,2 While a direct link to growth hormone decline and the unwanted… Read more

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Therapy

Where did interest in human growth hormone (HGH) begin? In 1990, Dr. Daniel Rudman and his colleagues published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine on human growth hormone therapy in men.1 The article suggested that HGH therapy for older men could produce positive body changes. The study showed that the male participants… Read more

Major Concerns with HGH Therapy: Part 3

Major Concerns with HGH Therapy: Part 3 One major concern with growth hormone therapy is that the most appropriate diagnosing guidelines, dosing levels, and monitoring guidelines for adults with age-related GH deficiency have not been fully established. The study of growth hormone replacement in adults with growth hormone deficiency is a rather new field. Synthetic… Read more

Is HGH Legal?

Is HGH Legal? The laws concerning the use of human growth hormone are confusing as they differ from state to state. However, the underlying theme in each states’ law is the same: to legally possess and use HGH, an individual needs a prescription from a physician who has appropriately diagnosed him with growth hormone deficiency…. Read more

Oral and Inhalable Forms of HGH vs. HGH Injections

Oral and Inhalable Forms of HGH vs. HGH Injections Human growth hormone (HGH) administered via subcutaneous injections is the only effective and FDA approved form of growth hormone. Oral and inhaled formulations are neither effective nor approved by the FDA.(See FDA Approved Growth Hormone Products) Interest in growth hormone therapy exploded following the highly publicized… Read more