Everything about the Human Growth Hormone (HGH)



 

When talking about a Human Growth Hormone, it to the peptide hormone normally stimulates cell reproduction, growth and importantly cell regeneration in the body of human beings and other animals. Additionally, the hormone is produced by the pituitary glands and has significant effects on the growth of adolescents as well as children. The synthetically produced HGH also helps in some metabolic functions including regulating body fluids, body composition, bone and muscle growth, fat and sugar metabolism as well as numerous heart functions. On that note, in the following discussion, we are going to look at major things you need to know about the Human Growth Hormone (HGH).

 

History and uses of the Human Growth Hormone

 

The hormone was primarily developed in the year 1985 and certified by the FDA for uses in both the children and adults. In the adults it was approved to be used in the following areas:

  • Muscle-wasting infections that are because of HIV/AIDS

  • Deficiency of Human Growth Hormone because of their treatment or pituitary tumors

  • Short bowel syndrome ( a condition in which food is not absorbed well as a result of intestinal infections)

For the kids, the hormone was approved so that it can be used in short-lived healing diseases of unknown causes as well as poor growth due to the following medical causes.

  • Chronic kidney infections

  • Kids born small for the gestation age

  • Genetic disorders such as Turner’s syndrome which affects the development of girls.

  • Human growth Hormone insufficiency or deficiency

  • Prader-Willi syndrome which results in low levels of sex hormones, poor muscle tone and repeated feeling of hunger.

Though there are FDA recommendations on how the hormone has to be used, a large number of people commonly use the hormone alongside other drugs like anabolic steroids in attempts to enhance their athletic performance as well as build their muscles.

Side effects of the Human Growth Hormone

Human growth hormone is one of the safest hormones that any human being can administer to the body but if and only if it’s administered when required. Although the hormone is overall excellent, there are likely side effects that come with it. The side effects include:

  • Headaches and joint pains

  • Water retention particularly around the wrist and ankles

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Respiratory infections

  • Dizziness and nausea

  • Irritated injected area

Ways of administering Human Growth Hormone

HGH is essentially an injectable hormone growth that can be administered intramuscularly or subcutaneously. When the hormone is administered subcutaneously, it carries a half-life of 3.8 hours and 4.9 hours when administered intramuscularly. Concerning a therapeutic setting, the Human Growth Hormone to be administered to the male is 4 IU’s per day while for the women it’s 2 IU’s per day. For long-term anti-aging plans, the dose is 1 IU’s per day.

For the males who want to enhance their athletic performance, the dose is 2-4 IU per day. This can be extremely beneficial especially to those who mind about their physical stature. Regardless of the amount and reason of use, the Human Growth  Hormone is not something that produces fast results; you must be consistent and use them for a while. It can be useless if you use it for a short time.