What exactly is HGH, in layman’s terms?
The Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is produced by the pituitary gland, which can be found in the center of the brain. It is the most abundantly produced hormone. This pituitary gland emits human growth hormone, and that helps in a variety of different functions within the human body.
You may be asking why we need more HGH if it is something that our bodies already produce. Why is HGH supplementation necessary?
Researchers have found that at about age 30, levels of HGH start to fall. As the years pass, this decline in our HGH levels continues at a constant rate. Many experts say that HGH levels may decline by eighty percent or more as we age.
Why is this fact so important?
Many of the problems that are associated with aging — weight gain, less energy, loss of muscle, wrinkles, etc. — are a result of a drop in HGH levels.
To put it simply, there seems to be a strong connection between a decline in HGH levels and the onset of aging.
As our HGH levels become lower, we undergo an increase in the undesirable consequences of aging.
It’s therefore thought that in order to substantially reduce the symptoms of aging, you need higher levels of growth hormone in your body.
Assuming this is right, HGH may be essential to retaining our youthful aspect.
What can be done to increase the level of HGH in the body?
You can get HGH in three ways: herbal supplements, injections, or oral spray form.
What are the good and bad points of each? Which of these methods is really effective?
METHOD # 1: HGH Injections
In the first method, HGH injections, there seems to be evidence of efficiency. Naturally, there are some problems associated with regular injections.
A course of HGH injections requires that a synthetic hormone be injected, often 2-3 times a day. Injections cost $25. Therefore, a program of injections costs between fifty and seventy-five dollars a day. Of course, one difficulty is the fact that injectable HGH can only be had by prescription. And because this isn’t a “classified disease” you’re treating, HGH injections won’t be covered by insurance. What this means to you is tremendous out of pocket expense.
Injections use synthetic HGH, not a natural product. Another way to say it – it is unnatural. You naturally risk side effects when you add large amounts of foreign hormones to the human system.
As a matter of fact, according to a July 5, 1990 study featured in the New England Journal of Medicine, certain patients being treated with injections experienced a number of different undesirable side effects.
Pros: HGH is effective by injections.
Cons: HGH injections cost too much money, is uncomfortable, takes too much time, is only available by prescription, and there may be dangerous side effects.
METHOD# 2: HGH Mouth Sprays
Oral sprays are not verified as working. To use oral synthetic HGH, you simply spray it into your mouth. However, a number of reasons have been documented which explain the total ineffectiveness of oral sprays.
Sprays are assumed to be ineffective since growth hormone is a huge, unstable molecule that isn’t able to penetrate through the oral membranes. Additionally, taking the required dose is really not possible by spraying, even though this is less of a problem, considering the amount provided in a spray is a lower dose than needed to be helpful.
You should avoid sprays because they contain dangerous chemicals. Unfortunately, HGH in an oral spray application simply doesn’t taste good.
Cons: Oral HGH Sprays are not effective, distasteful, and many contain potentially dangerous binders and fillers.
METHOD # 3: HGH Supplements (Herbal Supplements)
There is an ongoing debate as to whether or not HGH Supplements are effective. Still, some studies have been done recently showing that certain HGH supplements do, in fact, work, and offer a level of benefits virtually equal to that of expensive HGH injections.
In the case of herbal HGH supplements, a number of herbal supplements are combined and taken orally as a tablet or capsule. The tablets are generally taken just before you go to bed, because it’s during sleep that the pituitary gland produces the most HGH.
In sharp contrast to sprays and injections, herbal HGH is completely natural with no synthetic ingredients. Herbal HGH Supplements are made with all-natural ingredients. It is assumed that the right herbal formula can invigorate the pituitary gland, making it create more powerful levels of growth hormone in the body.
This is one reason that some experts feel HGH Supplements are safer than injections and sprays. HGH Supplements are one alternative to introducing a foreign hormone into the body. For this reason, you don’t experience the negative side effects that come with other forms of HGH replacement.
Pros: A number of studies done recently show that many of these herbal HGH supplements are highly effective. The cost of Herbal HGH supplements is significantly lower than that of injections or oral sprays, and they are free of any side effects. In addition, herbal HGH Supplements don’t need a prescription.
So what can we conclude from this?
Herbal HGH Supplements seem to be the safest, least expensive, and most effective way to replenish natural HGH levels.