Growth Hormone affects every cell in the body to keep us physically, mentally and emotionally strong. In childhood it causes us to grow and develop, peaking at the age of 20. After this, the body’s production decreases and by the age of 31 it has dropped by 14%, by 60 years of age to 50% and by 65 years everyone can be considered as Growth Hormone deficient. The ultimate consequence of this decline is a reduction in the quality of life.
How Do I know if I am Growth Hormone deficient?
Growth Hormone is relative to age. Growth Hormone is prescribed to people 35 years and over, according to their pathology results and their signs and symptoms.
Symptoms may include:
- Depression, mood swings
- Decreased libido or sexual performance
- Sleeping difficulties
- Feeling tired upon waking
- Unable to concentrate
- Overweight, hard to lose weight
- Aches and pains
- Loose skin on face, neck, upper arms or abdomen
- Have less strength, find it difficult to exercise
- Get frequent colds and illnesses easily , poor health
- Over 40 years of age
How Safe is it?
Because synthetic Human Grown Hormone is considered bio-identical (having the same molecular structure as the body’s own Growth Hormone), the body does not see it as foreign, thus making it safe. Human Growth Hormone is used in extremely small doses similar to that which we would find naturally in the body.
What side effect are there?
Correct dosing has no side effects. If side effects do occur, such as bloating, muscle aches and pains, headaches, blurred vision, increased blood pressure, breast enlargement and temporary increase in blood sugar levels, they can be easily eliminated by reducing the dose. None of these side effects are permanent.
Is it legal?
Human Growth Hormone is a legal drug in Australia if prescribed by a doctor. Its use in anti-ageing is considered “off label” by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (i.e. recognised but not approved).
Scientific data supports its use and positive effects, making it commonly used by thousands.
What effects can I expect?
Studies have shown the following IMPROVEMENTS
- Muscle strength
- Muscle size
- Body fat loss
- Exercise tolerance
- Skin texture
- Skin thickness
- Skin elasticity
- New hair growth
- Healing of old or other injuries
- Resistance to common illnesses
- Sexual potency/frequency
- Duration of penile erection
- Frequency of night urination
- Increased energy level
- Emotional stability
How do I start?
Growth Hormone works in all cells in the body, consequently your doctor requires an overall picture of how your body is currently functioning. The initial tests will show and compare your Growth Hormone to age related ranges. This provides your doctor with a guideline for your correct level of Growth Hormone. After initiation of Growth Hormone the levels should be checked 3 to 6 months later and compared to symptoms.
Will I need to be on it forever?
Ceasing Human Growth Hormone will not cause any adverse effect, however, the effects of Human Growth Hormone are only present whilst taking it.
How long will it take before I feel the benefits?
All physiological changes in the body take 3 to 6 months before the full effects are felt. However, the improvements are gradual and cumulative and worth the wait.
Why can’t I just take a tablet?
Human Growth Hormone is very fragile. Oral ingestion causes it to be destroyed by the stomach acid before it can take effect. The only effective way to take Human Growth Hormone is to have it injected into the subcutaneous tissue of the skin. It is no different than the injections young diabetic children take for their insulin.
What dosage will I need?
Dosages vary among patients. Most people will start with 1 international unit. This is taken on a 6 days on/1 day off cycle, 2 weeks on/1 or 2 weeks off every 3 months. Other regimes include 5 days on and 2 days off, or 3 days on 3 days off. It is very important to have time off to allow the body to continue its own natural production of Human Growth Hormone. Your doctor will prescribe the most suitable regime for you, as there are many other regimes available.
How can I maximise the benefits?
Human Growth Hormone is one part of the body’s amazing physiological balance. Correcting other parts, Human Growth Hormone can work more efficiently. This includes adjusting other hormones, such as the sex hormones, the thyroid and melatonin, by improving nutrition and supplementation of vitamins and minerals.
What is the cost?
Cost will depend upon the dosage required, however, generally the cost will be between $400 – $700 per month. The improvements in the quality of life are priceless.