What is human growth hormone?
Human growth hormone is a peptide hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that stimulates cell growth and regeneration. In humans, growth hormone is called somatropin, or human growth hormone (HGH).
As its name implies, human growth hormone is vital to growth in the human body, be it taut skin, plentiful hair, bone density or even the ability to bounce back after an injury. HGH is abundant when we’re young, and peaks in our early 20s. Then it slowly trails off, at about 10% in lost HGH production each decade.
Why have I seen so much about human growth hormone in the media?
Because people want to look younger and reduce the effects of aging. With a generation of baby boomers now in their early and mid-60s, there’s been a large emphasis on the aging process and how to look younger.
HGH injections have been available for decades, but recent media coverage illustrates how both HGH injections and HGH releasers might turn back the clock, so to speak, with benefits that may include fewer wrinkles, more lean muscle mass, boosted sex drive, increased energy, reduced fat and restored hair color and condition.
Is human growth hormone the same as steroids?
Anabolic steroids are synthetic hormones that mimic testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. While athletes sometimes use HGH in higher doses for their anabolic, or ability to “build-up”, properties, they’re used in much higher doses than for anti-aging purposes, and often in combination with performance enhancing drugs.
Is human growth hormone therapy safe?
The FDA has approved human growth hormone therapy for several purposes, including to address HGH deficiency in children and adults.
Given the wide-ranging medical backgrounds of the clients that use HGH injections and releasers, it may be premature to deem all products and techniques as safe. That said, HGH releasers are widely used. Look for an HGH releaser with no reported side effects and manufactured in a cGMP compliant facility. GenF20 Plus is one such product.
What are HGH injections?
HGH injections address HGH deficiency in children and adults with synthesized growth hormone using DNA recombinant technology. HGH injections in children are most often used to increase height. In adults, they’re used for a variety of functions, including to boost bone density, lean muscle mass and metabolism.
What is an HGH releaser?
An HGH releaser is a dietary supplement that’s formulated with botanicals, amino acids and peptides to stimulate the pituitary gland to release more human growth hormone. They’re used for the same reasons as HGH injections, but are much less expensive.
Should I get HGH injections or an HGH releaser?
This depends on a variety of factors, not the least of which is your budget.
HGH injections, while intrusive, are highly effective, with noticeable effects (even in height in children) within several months.
But HGH injections are expensive, and can easily cost between $10,000-$30,000 per year, and need to be taken daily, for years at a time.
HGH injections are cheaper for adults, because they have only 25% of the dosage required for children, but can still run upwards of $20,000 per year. What’s more, in some cases they’re required for life.
A quality HGH releaser is a less intrusive and more affordable option for most clients. While they won’t increase height and aren’t recommended for children, clinical evidence shows that HGH releasers produce the same benefits as injections, including more lean muscle mass, greater energy, decreased fat and faster metabolism.
To maximize your results with an HGH releaser, choose a product with enteric coating, to protect key ingredients from the stomach’s acid and to deliver them to the small intestine, where they do the most good.