HGH for height
The short answer is yes, HGH will make you taller, but only if your growth plates have not fused. Growth plates typically fuse around age 18. So if you are over 20 and short then there is not much you can do aside from those crazy leg extension surgeries. We have worked with 3 people that have had that leg extension surgery and they ended up desperately needing the HGH to help them heal faster and reduce pain, because the recovery on that is painful.
What is HGH?
HGH stands for human growth hormone. It is a 191 chain amino acid produced in the pituitary gland of the human brain, and it regulates how tall we grow from childhood to adulthood. Pharmaceutical HGH is bio-identical and does not shut down the patient's natural production of HGH. As adults, HGH helps maintain our cell and organ function and the production of bone and muscle. It can also stimulate the immune system and provide other benefits to the body.
The hormone works in two types of cycles. First, HGH is secreted from the pituitary gland in pulses that occur most frequently when an individual is asleep. In the direct cycle, the hormone receptors bind themselves to target cells and increase the growth of bone as well as helping to maintain cell function. The indirect cycle, on the other hand, is where the majority of the HGH that our bodies produce has an effect. During the indirect cycle, the liver converts HGH into Insulin-like Growth Factor Type 1 (IGF-1), which is an important growth factor that can be measured in our blood. It affects the target cells to increase growth and general cell and organ health and function.
What happens when children lack HGH?
Sometimes children are born with a natural deficit of HGH. This can be the result of a genetic disorder, such as Prader-Willi Syndrome or Turner Syndrome. Children suffering from these syndromes can experience not only smaller stature than their peers, but also such symptoms as increased weight, smaller feet and hands, lack of muscle tone, problems with sight, constant hunger and incomplete sexual development. As adults, they can suffer from increased risk of osteoporosis, heart and kidney problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, and loss of function in the ovaries. Children with chronic kidney insufficiency also lack the usual levels of HGH. The most common condition, though, is Growth Hormone Deficiency. According to some research, children who experience this condition can grow under two inches per year between the age of two and the onset of puberty, although their bodies may otherwise appear physically normal. These conditions are what the FDA approved injectable HGH to treat. This is why it is so dificult for adults with low HGH levels to get a doctor to write them a prescription no matter how low their HGH levels are. The doctor would essentially be putting their license on the line just to write a HGH prescription for off label use.
What happens when adults lack HGH?
Adults can also suffer from an HGH deficiency and it is part of the natural aging process. After the age of 30 adult males and females natural production of HGH declines. This decline averages a 25% drop every decade after the age of 30. So at 40 they then only have 75% the production of a 30 year old and by 70 they are pretty much out of natural production. Decline in HGH production means a decline in IGF-1 and that is why people recover slower and slower as they age.
There is growing evidence that those lowered levels of HGH can contribute to some of the physical changes and health problems that are commonly considered a result of aging, like greying hair, wrinkled skin, lack of energy and sex drive, weight gain and reduced muscle tone, and even increased vulnerability to disorders such as depression, heart disease, and diabetes.
What treatments are available for adults?
Treatment for adults is what we call hormone replacement therapy. We do a basic blood panel at our clinic to check for IGF-1 levels, Testosterone levels and a basic cancer screen. When we see that the patients IGF-1 levels are low, we then know that they need rHGH which is also called somatropin. This is bio identical HGH that is administered by an injection. HGH is measured in IU’s (international units). We break down the dosage needed by the patients age, height, weight and body goals. With this we can prescribe a dose that will bring the patients HGH and IGF-1 levels back up to that of a healthy adult in their 20’s. This will combat the effects of aging and add many benefits.
A healthy adult male will usually use 2IU per day of HGH for hormone replacement therapy. HGH results are body weight dependent so 2IU is the dose for men under 250lbs.
A healthy adult female will usually use 1IU per day of HGH for hormone replacement therapy.
How do I get HGH?
Hormones are a key part of aging so we want to get them back to optimal levels. We have the medicine and the research to do this now, but doctors in most developed countries are still slaves to big pharma and regulations. They cannot even prescribe HGH without risking their license. Fortunately in Mexico they know that adults can make health decisions on their own. HGH and many other medications that are highly regulated in places like the USA, Canada, UK and Europe are legal and over the counter here in Mexico.
Our clinic allows you to get your blood panel, meet with the doctor and dreambody team, then get your HGH. UN law states that it is your human right to seek medical treatment in a foreign country and return home with up to 3 months of that medication. UK, Canada and most of Europe have the same law. In the USA you are allowed to return with up to 50 dose units of that medication. Our doctor at www.dreambodyclinic.net feels comfortable writing that prescription for up to 540IU of HGH. This is a 9 month supply at a dose of 2IU per day. 2 IU per day is the most common dose for healthy adult males. Most women only take 1IU per day so 540IU will last 1.5 years. You can call us at 424- 253-0165 to schedule an appointment or for a free consultation.
Are there natural ways to boost HGH?
Some sources claim that exercise and fasting is a more natural way to successfully increase HGH production. This is true to a point. You might be able to elevate your natural production a little bit with diet and exercise, but it appears that the decrease of HGH is just part of the aging process. So you might keep your HGH levels higher than someone your same age not working out, you won’t ever be back to where you were in your 20’s without injectable pharmaceutical HGH.
They argue that intensive anaerobic, strengthening, and stretching exercises, when combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle, can help stimulate the muscles to release lactic acid, which can spark a greater generation of HGH in the body. Again these things will help and we encourage them, but they just can’t reverse the wares of time.
Is this treatment successful?
The idea that exercise alone can significantly increase the height of an adult is unlikely. It is true that there are studies that indicate that a higher level of HGH in the body, generated from a combination of exercise, healthy diet and lifestyle, and the regular use of HGH like Pfizer Genotropin, Merck Saizen, Lilly Humatrope, Novo Nordisk Norditropin, Sandoz Omnitrop, Ferring Zomacton or Pisa lab Xerendip, can positively impact a person's health and reduce some of the effects of aging. However, that impact does not necessarily translate into greater height. Although further study may show a higher possibility of height increase resulting from HGH spikes, right now the data are mostly inconclusive. So grow stronger and younger so the height doesn’t matter. Better to be short and skinny than tall and fat.
So what can I do?
There is the possibility that limb-lengthening surgery or exercises can slightly increase height for adults, and HGH injections can increase children's heights. However, before beginning any of these treatments, talk to your doctor and decide whether the potential effects are worth it for you and your family. Exercise, a healthy diet and lifestyle, and perhaps a 191 chain amino acid pharmaceutical HGH such as Pfizer Genotropin, Merck Saizen, Lilly Humatrope, Novo Nordisk Norditropin, Sandoz Omnitrop, Ferring Zomacton or Pisa lab Xerendip can augment your overall health and make you feel younger and better, regardless of your height. In the end what really matters is your health. HGH is the best way to improve your health and combat the effects of aging.