What is Human Growth Hormone (HGH)?

At the base of your brain sits your pituitary gland that is responsible for the production of several different hormones. One such hormone is the human growth hormone or HGH for short. This particular hormone serves several purposes including enhancing tissue growth by stimulating the formation of protein, contributing to strong bones, increasing muscle mass and stimulating the immune system.

HGH was initially used to boost growth and development in children suffering growth hormone deficiencies. In most cases, the child's growth was stunted due to the pituitary gland not producing enough growth hormone on its own.

HGH is prescribed as a powder with a diluting solution for use as an injectable delivery method. These are the only formulations that have been approved by the FDA. Sprays and pills that are marketed to increase HGH are available without a prescription and do not have FDA approval.

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What does HGH do?

Like other hormones in our body, as we age, our hormone levels begin to naturally decline. This is also true of human growth hormone. It's important to understand how hormones within the body are closely related to one another, and how deficient levels of human growth hormone can impact other hormones throughout the body. It is never a good idea to add a hormone to your body without first understanding your current hormone levels and how the new hormones will affect your body's chemistry.

The use of human growth hormone for the purpose of building muscle mass, increasing energy levels, boosting libido, regulating sleep patterns and weight loss is strictly prohibited and illegal. Scientific research suggests that balanced nutrition, pharmaceutical-grade supplementation, regular exercise and natural bioidentical hormone therapy can offer all these benefits and more.

Note: BodyLogicMD affiliated physicians prescribe less than .0001% of HGH per year.

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