Human growth hormone is a naturally occurring substance made
by our pituitary glands. Also see our page on IGF-1, which is related.
first real HGH human growth hormone (decades ago) was taken from the pituitary
glands of cadavers (dead bodies). That could have certain health risks. I think there is
still one company doing this. But now it is almost always produced
by the same safe, recombinant
growth method (essentially sort of "molecularly
copying" in layman’s terms)
used to produce other therapeutic proteins like insulin.
It is NOT from animal
or human sources.
Many people take
HGH as a supplement, because
of reported "Fountain of Youth"-like effects, anti-aging & health
benefits. Most of this is from extensive, legitimate scientific research done on
HGH injections decades ago. But these
effects depend on individual factors, and your age. See our research information
“HGH is the first anti-aging therapy proven by double
placebo controlled studies”. – Ronald
Klatz, M.D., author of “Grow Young with HGH – The Amazing Medically Proven Plan
to Reverse Aging”
When you’re a growing child, hgh
growth. But it appears to change roles after you grow up, affecting immune
system functions, longevity and anti-aging.
There are different
brands/forms of human growth hormone, and MANY misleading products. See the
"Types of hgh products" link for more.
We recommend you
read the entire site, look for other sources of legitimate research, and make
your own educated conclusions.