Stop the Aging Clock: HGH – Human Growth Hormone Therapy, and Research Points Out Dangers
Question for Dr. Leia: I am very curious about HGH, human growth hormone therapy. As I understand it, it is best
to take a homeopathic remedy that supports your body in creating its own HGH. But can you tell me more about human
growth hormone research and the effects and dangers of taking HGH supplements, other than homeopathics. Thank you,
Dr. Leia’s Answer: Dear Shelby, HGH or human growth hormone, also called somatotropin,
is an endocrine hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. There has been a lot of interest in HGH lately, some touting
it as the anti-aging hormone which will promote longevity, and even turn back the clock to make a person young
What is HGH?
It is probably one of the most widely researched hormones in mankind’s eternal quest and search for the
fountain of youth. HGH is secreted at its peak during adolescence and is responsible for the physical growth of
the body during this period. By the age of 60, HGH is still secreted by the pituitary gland but decreased by a
factor of 25% less than when a person is 15 to 20 years old. Nature is wise, and the reason that HGH is produced
in youth is to assist in the proper growth of the skeleton, to strengthen bone structure as it grows, and to assist
in the rapid growth of the organism. Indeed there are also HGH controversies, so it is always worth researching the topic.
The actions of human growth hormone are very broad and far reaching upon all
aspects of the human organism. Some of the positive effects of HGH include:
- hair color and muscle mass restoration
- cardiac output
- sexual function
- energy increases
- skin and hair thickening
- wrinkle reduction
- body fat reduction
- sleep and mood improvement
human growth hormone is such a large molecule, it cannot be taken and absorbed orally, but must be given via injections
in order to have any of the above effects upon the body. It is an unstable molecule and extremely expensive to
manufacture and to isolate, not to mention the many dangerous side effects when given by injection.
Human Growth Hormone Danger
Here is a list of a few of the possible side effects of HGH injections:
- allergic response
- massive bleeding
- edema or swelling
- blood sugar problems
- either too high or too low
- gastrointestinal problems
- heart problems
low blood pressure
So, you can see why human growth hormone injections are not being used by every doctor and
patient to increase longevity and as an anti-aging panacea. The side effects are greater than the benefits.
Human Growth Hormone Research
Therefore, ongoing research is being made into other ways to increase the HGH levels more naturally, and to assist the body
to enhance or increase its own production naturally, rather than by direct supplementation.
Because human HGH is a hormone produced by the master endocrine gland, the pituitary gland, it interacts with all of the other hormones
produced by the body including: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and the thyroid hormones. To have one hormone
out of balance is to cause an imbalance in one or all of the other hormones.
Testing and naturally supplementing the levels of these other hormones is also beneficial for insuring the optimal production of human growth hormones. A healthy diet, consisting of whole grains, low glycemic index foods, and an exercise program of at least 4 times
per week is imperative for the healthy function of the body and balancing of all the hormones, including HGH. Homeopathic
4C growth hormone remedies, along with a proper diet and exercise program, may provide a safe natural alternative to injectable hormones.
I hope this helps to sort out the fact from the fiction behind this so-called miracle panacea medicine and remedy.
If the claims are unbelievable, more often than not, the product will not live up to the claims, and beware of
the side effects of such products.
Use common sense, logic, and science when seeking a miracle drug.
By Dr. Leia Melead
Here is a resource for HGH Homeopathic, this product is not endorsed by Dr. Leia, but provided for those who wish
to continue to research the dangers and benefits of HGH.
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