Synthetic HGH: How does it work?
Human growth hormones have as function the stimulation of growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans. It is a amino acid, single-chain polypeptide that is synthesized, stored, and secreted by somatotropic cells within the lateral wings of the anterior pituitary gland.
At a young age our body naturally produces high levels of HGH as to promote the growth and development of the body. As the body ages, it’s natural production starts decreasing making it harder for the body to add muscle mass and causing decrease in performance that is were synthetic HGH comes into play by allowing the body to reach these higher hormonal levels allowing, in theory, the body to rejuvenate its functions and, therefore make fitness goals more attainable at a more advanced age.
Synthetic human growth hormone was developed in 1985 and approved by the FDA for specific uses in children and adults. In children, HGH injections are approved for treating short stature of unknown cause as well as poor growth due to a number of medical causes, including:
Turner's syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects a girl's development.
Prader-Willi syndrome, an uncommon genetic disorder causing poor muscle tone, low levels of sex hormones, and a constant feeling of hunger.
In adults, approved uses of HGH include:
Besides from its legitimate medical uses it has been thought to be a potential anti aging tool recommended by many physicians to decrease and even in some cases reverse the effects of aging on more mature patients.
It has also gained momentum in the sports world, mainly bodybuilding, as a performance enhancer and a potent tool for adding lean body mass
The effect of HGH on the human body is not strictly limited to increasing muscle mass directly, though. It also aids in body sculpting in some indirect ways. It also improves the way our body bodies uses energy, and, when combined with a healthy diet, can help it burn away fat deposits.
It is also known for its role in preventing and repairing muscle injury improving an athlete’s ability to resist injury and by helping the body repair damage more efficiently.
Although considered rather safe when used appropriately synthetic Human growth hormone may cause a number of side effects for healthy adults, including:
Some research suggests that side effects of human growth hormone treatments may be more likely in older adults than in younger people. Because the studies of healthy adults taking human growth hormone have been short term, it isn't clear whether the side effects could eventually dissipate or become worse.