Ever since the discovery of human growth hormone (HGH) in 1920s, scientists have been

fascinated with its effects. Although there is still quite a bit we don’t know about HGH, what we

do know is that it stimulates growth and supports cellular regeneration in humans and other

animals – virtually turning the biological clock backward.

How Growth Hormone Is Produced

Growth hormone is produced naturally in the pituitary gland of the human body, however due to

medical issues some people don’t produce an adequate amount and may require HGH therapy.

The practice of HGH therapy dates all the way back to the late ‘60s, when scientists and

medical professionals began using growth hormone to treat stunted growth in children.

Since the early trials were so successful, more and more research has been conducted on

HGH, and it is currently used to treat a much broader spectrum of medical conditions. Studies

show that growth hormone therapy slows the progression of age-related degenerative diseases

while increasing longevity. HGH can also be linked to an increased sex drive, a positive effect

on maintaining mental acuity and an overall improvement in the general sense of well-being.

The Efficacy Of HGH

Although there is irrefutable evidence of HGH’s efficacy, there is a fair bit of controversy

surrounding HGH – most of which can be attributed to a misinterpretation of medical studies.

In reality, HGH appears to be relatively safe when utilized properly under the advice of a health

care professional. Additionally, some medical professionals says that the dangers surrounding

HGH are quite overblown and that complications are either non-existent or minimal.

Side Effects

In most cases where HGH therapy patients experience side effects they will experience one or

more of the following – fluid retention, blood sugar rise and headaches. There are a few more

severe side effects, but they are generally associated with extremely high doses. Current

research suggests that for the most part, small doses of HGH are not harmful. At IMC we have

a testing protocol designed to make sure every patient is safe and optimized in their therapy.

How To Test Deficiency

To test whether or not you have a growth hormone deficiency, make an appointment with your

Innovative Men’s Healthcare provider and discuss your concerns. The next step is that your

physician will likely prescribe a simple blood test called the IGF-1. If you feel that you’re

interested in starting HGH therapy, it’s best to discuss your concerns with your IMC anti-aging

doctor to make sure you get the “go ahead” for treatment. We, at IMC take ultimate pride in

providing HGH optimization to ensure you are at your best and safe.