Is human growth hormone effective for anti aging?
Every time this question is answered on the internet it is always along the lines of "there have been no studies" or "there is no conclusive proof". This is correct, if you want studies you will probably die of old age before you see them. If growth hormone was actually proven to repair the body and slow the ageing process that would be against the "big pharma" interests as their business depends on people constantly requiring medicine, to fight off all the aging related illnesses.
The levels of naturally produced growth hormone in humans are reduced in half every 10 years of life. This means a 10 year old's body produces 50% less HGH than a baby's body. A 20 year old person would then have only a quarter when compared to the growth hormone levels in babies. In old age, there is barely enough HGH produced to keep the metabolism going. As the human body declines into old age, so do the levels of growth hormone (as well as several other hormones like progesterone, melatonin, DHEA, etc).
Anti aging is the second most popular use for HGH
There has to be a reason for all the anti aging clinics to keep prescribing it. If injectable growth hormone showed no results it would be long abandoned.
Here are some of the observable effects of HGH (which even the "nay sayers" cannot deny):
- smoother (baby like) skin, initially noticeable on the back of one's hand and later on throughout the body
- faster hair and nail growth
- higher energy levels
- faster energy recovery after physical activity
- muscle growth
- reduction in body fat reserves