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Analyzing benefits and safety aspect of Human Growth Hormones

by DrPrem Jagyasi

Human Growth Hormone or HGH is produced naturally in the body’s pituitary gland whose role is vital in the growth, cell regeneration and maintenance of healthy tissue of various organs and the brain. The liver converts this natural HGH to IGF-1, which promotes growth of all the cells of the body. Folks with HGH deficiency could face many problems. In this case, synthetically produced HGH is prescribed to maintain one’s health and boost anti-aging capabilities of human body.

Let’s take a look at some benefits of HGH, along with its safety aspects:

Human Growth Hormone


Increase in muscle strength

HGH can improve human metabolism by stimulating collagen synthesis in skeletal tendons and muscles, which increase the muscle strength. According to one study, HGH therapy improves the responsiveness in leg press exercise. It also improves body composition and thermoregulation.

Helps in the healing of fractures

Many hormones and growth factors influence the regulation of bone and mineral metabolism. Administering HGH has shown that it speeds up bone regeneration, making it essential for healing of bone related issues. Human growth hormone thus plays an important role in the healing of fractures. Synthetic hormones can be used in supplement form. Also, HGH can be administered in injectable form, which has been found to be more effective.

Enhances weight loss

weight loss

The growth hormone speeds up lipolysis (a process that breaks down lipids) and hydrolyzes triglycerides into free fatty acid and glycerol. According to a study, when HGH was administered to a group of obese men on a restricted calorie diet, there was 1.6 times increase in weight loss. Other visible benefits included tremendous reduction in visceral fat and gain in lean body mass, which is beneficial for the body. Thus, HGH can help obese people lose weight.

Stronger bones

HGH stimulates the production of IGF-1. The combination of IGF-1 and HGH stimulates cell formation; thus, leading to increased bone mass. This is beneficial for adolescents and elderly people as the increase in bone mass leads to stronger bones.

Benefits for children

Children who suffer from Turner’s and Prader-Willi syndrome, chronic diseases of the kidney, or are HGH deficient are greatly benefited by synthetic HGH.

How safe is it


HGH is safe in small doses when procured from verified sources. There can be some side effects sometimes, such as joint, muscle and nerve pain, edema, Carpal tunnel syndrome, tingling and numbness of skin, increased risk of diabetes and high cholesterol. There can also be a risk in the growth of cancer tumors.

So, human growth hormones have many benefits and are quite safe when they are used responsibly, especially in the injectable form.

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