The human growth hormone HGH (Somatotropin), is a hormone that is present naturally in each and every human being. It is produced in the master gland of the body, pituitary gland of the brain present in the endocrine system. The human growth hormone resembles estrogen and testosterone. It is a growth stimulant in adolescents and plays a significant role in metabolic process. It has been asserted that after the age of twenty one to thirty one the amount of HGH falls at the rate of fourteen percent per decade. People experience human growth deficiency when the amount of these hormones fall much below the expected level and the body has become incapable to produce them in the right quantity. An excess of or deficiency of these hormones causes various medical ailments.
Researchers assert that there is a direct link amongst the age of a human and the level of HGH in the body. The conclusion drawn is that if the level of this hormone is maintained at the level when it was during adolescence then the dreadful process of aging could be slowed down or even stopped at a certain point. Going against the natural course of action by taking a HGH supplement has engendered a debate all around the world.
The invention of human growth hormone in consumable form like injections, pills or sprays has become the cause of much concern. The private manufacturers are observed to be trying to make a profit by selling this drug to people who have little knowledge about the use. It is advisable that if someone does suffer from a deficiency of this hormone then the health provider should be consulted. HGH is administered through injections by qualified doctors who give growth hormone to their patients for specific causes. The cost of pills or sprays is just five percent of the cost of injection, but the effectiveness of these alternate forms is doubtful.
The advantages of human growth hormone when taken as a supplement has been known to be positive. It increases calcium retentiveness, fortifies and increases the mineralization of bone. It adds to the mass of the muscle by creating new muscle cells. It helps in reduction of body fat. It increases protein synthesis and hastens the development of all internal organs excluding the brain. It is also known to be good for the immune system. However, the side effects of improper use may cause unalterable side effects like edema, thickening of the bones/jaw, carpal tunnel syndrome, tingling in the extremities, numbness in the hands and feet, increased organ growth, decreased insulin reception, acromegaly and decreased thyroid output.