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When is it Acceptable to use Human Growth Hormone (HGH)?

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When people say the words Human Growth Hormone, there is often a taboo connotation that comes with it.

As a society, the majority of the time we hear about Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is when an athlete has been caught ‘cheating’ or using a banned substance.

But the reality is, HGH should not always be associated with a negative response, as it is a crucial, prescribed drug for many people in the world.

Let’s first take a quick look at what HGH is.

What is HGH?

Human Growth hormone is a powerful anabolic hormone that occurs naturally in the human body. It is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain and stimulates the growth of muscle, cartilage, and bone.

HGH is made throughout a person’s lifetime but is produced the most during youth. By the time you are 40 you will most likely be producing half the amount of HGH then when you were 20.

HGH is important for humans as it stimulated growth in children and plays an important role in adult metabolism. Since it was first isolated in 1956, HGH has been prescribed to people of many ages and had great results for many of them.

Why Athletes Take HGH and Should it be Banned?

Many athletes take HGH to increase muscle size, and as a result aim to improve their athletic performance. Studies show HGH helps increase muscle size and also increase recovery times, allowing you to train harder more often.

Most sporting bodies across the world have banned the use of HGH by athletes.

There is a debate that HGH is naturally produced by the body and essential for one’s well-being. It is also not a steroid that causes exceptional strength or endurance so some believe it should be legal. However, others argue that sports should be about natural ability and that using HGH is essentially engineering perfect athletes.

When is the use of HGH Acceptable?

Outside of professional sport, many people are using HGH with great results. It is often used to correct cases of short stature in children, enabling them to reach overcome stunted growth stages. It’s also often used to correct adult hormone deficiency, a medical condition that is a result of decreased hormone production.

Those who suffer from decreased hormone deficiency may experience pain and aches in their joints from decreased bone and muscle strength. Their sleep and energy levels can also be affected as well as their metabolism, resulting in increased weight gains.

In these cases, HGH can help improve all of the above, as well as increasing libido levels and improving ageing and wrinkling skin.

What About Testosterone Injections?

Testosterone injections have often been prescribed for people with androgen deficiency due to established testicular disease or pituitary failure. In recent times individuals with low levels of testosterone in their middle ages have also been prescribed testosterone injections with some success.

Just like HGH, testosterone injections have had life changing results for many people.

For those who are unfamiliar with testosterone injections, there are currently three major ones being used today. They are:

 1. Testosterone Cypionate
 2. Testosterone Enanthate
 3. Testosterone Propionate

The first two are considered to be the best and the safest to use and they have proven to give the best results on a doctor prescribed testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) program. The third is rarely used by TRT clinics.

To find out more about testosterone injections, you can head to www.hght.com.

How to get Prescribed:

HGH and testosterone can’t just be bought over the counter. You need to see a doctor and get a prescription, if you have the symptoms and test results that show you may need either of them.

It is also advised you speak to a leading HGH/testosterone clinic for more advice.

When is it Acceptable to use Human Growth Hormone (HGH)?

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