HGH injections for anti-aging

The use of human growth hormone (HGH) for anti-aging is being used by aging men and woman who want to feel and look younger, be more energized, leaner, and sexual, and who want stronger muscles and bones. Meanwhile, HGH supplementation has been sanctioned by mainstream medicine, largely due to safety concerns with HGH supplementation. Let’s look at this HGH controversy, and the health benefits of HGH supplementation along with the health risks involved. 

What HGH is and does

Human growth hormone (HGH) is a natural protein hormone made and secreted by your brain which largely controls growth and metabolism. Your natural HGH level decreases with age, and anti-aging doctors have seen clear evidence of its beneficial effects when taken as injections. 

We need growth hormone to maintain muscle size and strength as adults. It slims down abdominal fat, and helps keep skin young and wrinkle-free. It even reduces the risk of heart disease. These are the effects of HGH deficiency as men and woman age: 

Thin or limp hair Droopy eyelids, cheeks or a sagging face Thin lips and jaw; receding gumsLarge deep wrinkles or thin dehydrated skinSagging triceps, jiggly inner thighs, loose hanging musclesWeak bones Men with overhanging flabby belly and breasts almost like a woman’s  

Mood and personality in HGH deficiency is also problematic. This condition especially contributes to the following: 

Negative attitude; insecurity; low self-esteemFatigue; depression; difficulty controlling emotions Long recovery needed after emotional upset; a low resistance to stress Difficulty in asserting yourself; feelings of incompetence; wanting social isolation

The human growth hormone controversy

There is an ongoing conflict of views between mainstream medical doctors (who say the use of HGH for anti-aging purposes is criminal) and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine who encourage its use and rebut that such anti-HCG claims are “filled with incorrect, misplaced references and studies, and multiple basic scientific errors, in an apparent attempt to damage the anti-aging medical profession.”  

These disparate viewpoints largely stem from potential safety issues, that are still being studied as they are incompletely understood. We know that there are very pronounced natural age-related declines in HGH secretion; we also know that there are clear health benefits of HGH therapy for those with adult HGH deficiency (proven low levels). We also know that the health benefits of HGH treatment for elderly people with normal (age-adjusted) HGH are marginal plus counterbalanced by troubling side effects.