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.
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.