Celebrity A-Listers and Athletes Take HGH – Should You? Are Hormone Replacement Therapy & HGH Supplements The Fountain of Youth?

In Fitness by Dave Donovan

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If you’re reading this article, then you’re probably like a lot of health conscious men out there: spending time and energy lifting weights, interspersed with interval training and spin classes. Truth is, hitting the gym and cutting carbs is not really taking you where you want to go, and building muscle mass is not nearly as easy as it was in your early twenties. On the upside, you’re aware and open-minded, always looking for alternative options and ideas, and most likely willing to spend a bit to achieve the body you’ve always dreamed of.

If even a sliver of the above applies, you’re not alone. Men all around the globe are beginning to question their aging trajectory, investigating alternatives and pursuing options that, in some cases, involve the best, most provocative, and even sometimes controversial solutions that medicine and science offer. And while fads come and go (remember the lemon juice and cayenne pepper phase?), there’s plenty of options to pursue for those who are interested in exploring changes within what’s typically considered our traditional development pathway.

If HGH Is Good Enough for Rocky, Is It Good Enough for You?

Welcome to HGH. While there may not yet be enough definitive research on the topic, athletes have been using it for years to treat injuries. For example, Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar was able to regrow the cartilage in his knee, a process that was necessitated by an injury he sustained while playing for the Dolphins, by seeking out HGH injections.

Add to this the fact that a lot of guys are increasingly convinced that human growth hormones (HGH) provide the best anti-aging results currently available on the market. We’ve all seen those muscle-bound dudes at the beach. And no matter how hard you try to dismiss their impressive physique and potentially flawless appearance, you know that a part of you wonders if maybe human growth hormone therapy might be something that could work for you.

What Is , or Human Growth Hormone? Is HGH Safe to Use as a Supplement?

Somatropin is the name of the human growth hormone that is naturally produced by the anterior pituitary (the front part of the pituitary gland) in the human body. Its primary role is to stimulate the release of somatomedin by the liver. That’s the hormone that causes growth to occur in the human body.

Non-FDA-Approved Hormone Replacement Therapy

In recent years, hormone replacement therapy and HGH supplements have been looked to as anti-aging remedies for otherwise healthy men, thanks to the therapy’s ability to increase muscle mass and reduce body fat. And since the human body gradually experiences a reduction in the amount of somatropin production as it ages, it makes sense that growth hormone replacement therapy would help replenish and maintain the levels of somatomedin in the body.

Additionally, Somatropic HGH has become a popular choice for athletes who are looking to increase muscle mass, because it is nearly impossible to detect with any kind of standard drug test. Instead, the presence of HGH can only be detected via a more costly blood test. Synthetic HGH injections have become so prevalent in professional sports, that the World Anti-Doping Agency, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the NCAA, and the International Olympic Committee have officially banned the substance. Despite the negative light that HGH has received on the professional level, HGH still remains a $2 billion a year industry.

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