HGH side effects can be very serious, and as such you should learn about the many dangers before you decide to supplement this or any other hormone for health benefits.
It is short for Human Growth Hormone, and it is one of the naturally occurring body hormones like DHEA, melatonin and others.
HGH is produced by the pituitary gland, and it is responsible for the metabolism (break down) of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids in the body.
Unlike some other hormones, it does not necessarily decline as we get older. In fact, only 1/3 of people over the age of 65 have decreased levels of Human Growth Hormone, so it is less important to supplement it.
Many people take HGH to build lean muscle and decrease fat, as it has shown some short term benefits. However most of the studies conducted on this and other hormonal supplements have been performed on rats, and it is well established that humans respond differently to hormones than animals do.
In addition to the lack of concrete evidence of its effectiveness, the serious HGH side effects that could occur with supplementation are even more troubling.
According to recent studies, the long term side effects of human growth hormone could be troubling and there are many unanswered questions concerning these supplements.
Like with most other hormonal supplements, there are very serious complications that could occur.
Some of the more common side effects of human growth hormone include carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition characterized by chronic numbness, pain and tingling in the fingers; breast enlargement in men, retention of fluid in the body, and organ and joint enlargement.
These are very serious conditions. Perhaps even scarier is that HGH side effects can include triggering heart failure.
Also, there is a strong correlation between HGH and diabetes, with many of the symptoms worsening with supplementation.
Unless you have a diagnosed deficiency and are under the supervision of a qualified medical professional, we do not think it is a good idea to take growth hormone supplements.
In addition to the many serious side effects, most of the products on the market are scams - they do not contain HGH. Real human growth hormone is a very expensive, strictly controlled, prescription based drug - the nasal sprays, chewable tablets and sublingual droplets marketed as containing HGH or stimulating its production are simply fraudulent and unproven.
For these reasons, it is our opinion, and the opinion of most doctors and other medical professionals that HGH supplements be avoided at all costs.
If you are looking for a way to enhance your performance or build muscle, you are much better off with safer, natural alternative with proven results and without having to deal with the serious potential adverse reactions.
Take a look at our nutritional program and see how natural vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts can be a much safer alternative to human growth hormone and other dangerous hormonal supplements.