As with many treatments that are vying to pose as a modern fountain of youth, there are many urban myths. The Human Growth Hormone treatments are one of the favorite topics linked to this. HGH Therapy is touted as a panacea against growing old, but is it really a miracle cure for old age?
HGH is the most abundant hormone and is produced by the pituitary gland, which is a gland imbedded in the core of the brain. This gland secretes HGH, which aids in the development and function of the person. The question then begs, if the human produces so much HGH, why is there a necessity to add more?
HGH is secreted in children and teenagers at a much higher rate than it is in adults. As one grows old, the secretion of HGH lessens. In children, HGH helps with growth, particularly with regard to height and bone structure. In adults, HGH makes the person look and feel younger, and the therapy provides energy and a zest for life.
As one ages, the levels of HGH drop dramatically. By the age of 30, the cycle of HGH development begins to drop at a constant rate, with some experts claiming that HGH can lessen by as much as 80% over the years. Research points to this drop as one of the primary reasons for health problems and diseases that come with old age. It is believed that weight gain, a lack of energy, loss in muscle tone, skin wrinkles, a loss in memory and alertness, vision problems, lack of libido and more are results of HGH deficiency.
It is commonly believed that signs of aging have a direct correlation to a drop in HGH levels. To reverse the effects, an increased level of HGH is necessary. There are a few ways to accomplish this, and the most effective method is through an injection.
Injections of HGH are administered 2 to 3 times daily, and each injection can cost around $25.00, which equates to $50-75.00 per day. Injectable HGH is available by prescription only and as it is not a classified disease, insurance will not cover the treatment. Although the costs are high, the injections painful and the process time consuming, such therapy will provide the best results.
HGH releasers or precursors are perhaps the most natural way to increase the level of HGH in the body. The supplements enhance the pituitary gland and assist it in increasing production of HGH. This is a drawing card for those who wish to enhance their appearance and increase their energy levels without the cost.
So once again, science holds the answer. HGH therapy may not be close to the mythical fountain of youth, or a miracle cure. The process takes time. And although it cannot provide immortality, it definitely prolongs and promotes one’s quality of life.