In regard to androstenedione (“andro”), Consumer Reports cites a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in which the lead researcher states, “We’re just hypothesizing, but based on everything we know, the minute a child took andro, his normal hormonal development would go awry.” Possible effects on youth include premature puberty, male-pattern baldness, feminization and premature growth cessation. The publication warns even more strongly about ephedra, calling it maybe “the most hazardous of the major sports supplements.” Listing strokes, seizures, permanent impairment and deaths as outcomes experienced by ephedra users, including youths, it “urges the FDA to continue pursuing stringent nationwide restrictions on the use of ephedra.”

Consumer Reports recommends that young athletes, weekend exercisers and people seeking to lose weight or gain energy should not use sports supplements. Instead, it encourages them to focus on fitness and nutrition to achieve their goals. Consumer Reports senior editor Nancy Metcalf says, “People simply shouldn’t be taking these supplements. Their effectiveness is dubious; their safety is uncertain and, in some cases, quite in doubt.”

There are numerous human growth hormone obtainable in our time. Despite this products spread in different type, they usually are meant for the similar purposes: increasing energy, anti-aging, improving sexual drive, improving skin quality or increasing lean muscle.