I personally am all for Human Growth Hormone therapy, supplementation and treatment. Clinical studies have shown that HGH can positively affect people with numerous conditions such as obesity, high cholesterol and loss of bone density. It has also been shown to boost metabolism and help skin repair itself even in extreme conditions of environmental exposure.
I personally would like to see HGH more readily available. What are your thoughts? I realize that the topic is a hotbed at the moment, but there are a lot of other medications, suppliments and treatments that we take for granted today that have fallen under exactly the same scrutiny.
Is more testing needed? Should we abandon this treatment?
My partner and I have been on bioidentical hormones as well as human growth hormone and natural thyroid supplements for a few months. The results are astounding. I'm 49, she's 57. Her levels of hormones were much worse than mine since she'd had a hysterectomy early on. Of all her biological family members, she is the only one able to get off her blood pressure medication and has not developed diabetes. Her lean muscle weight is increasing and fat is dropping really fast. We are both rock climbing, weight lifting, hiking, biking and running. After many years of suffering, my joint pain from previous injuries is GONE COMPLETELY. We feel mentally sharper, too. It is true that these supplements have gotten bad press from the media because of the dumb bodybuilders and professional athletes who are taking megadoses of everything, but if you take megadoses of salt or even drink too much water you can kill yourself. I really hope people understand that with careful monitoring and using doses which just bring you up to the normal levels you have of these things anyway (yes, you have some growth hormone in your body right now, naturally), that your quality of life will improve. The only downside I see is that it is not cheap.
People who are against it have never tried it. I suggest doing it with a doctor's supervision. They order lab tests that will show if you are low or not. If you are young you will be at normal levels, but if you are older you are almost certainly low.
Just because some people are out there taking 1000 times the amount they should and having side effects (oh, what a surprise!), does not mean that those of us who are being reasonable and just wanting to suffer less from the miserable effects of aging and various other health conditions should be denied the right to take these things.