HGH is defined as human growth hormone. It is also called somatotrophin. Human Growth hormone is produced in the pituitary gland, an important gland in the human body. HGH is responsible for growth in children and adolescents. Also HGH is the responsible hormone for regulating body compositions, growth and development of muscles and bones, maintaining body fluids, sugar and fat metabolism in a body and many other major functions in a human body.
Less secretion of growth hormone in children causes low growth and high secretion of growth hormone leads to gigantism in children. Usually, effect of growth hormone stops in twenty of an individual. The age may vary from male to female.
HGH supplements or Human Growth Hormone supplements are products that include synthetically produced growth hormone. Some may include amino acids and nutrients. HGH supplements help to boost the production of natural growth hormone.
The development of HGH supplements were initiated in many years ago. Also HGH supplements are approved by Food and Drug Administration of U.S to treat some special conditions in children and adults. HGH supplements are available as pills, injections and other forms like dietary supplements. HGH injections are used to treat many conditions in adults and children. HGH injections are approved for Turner’s syndrome (a genetic disorder), Prader-willi syndrome, HGH deficiency, and chronic kidney deficiency. Also HGH injections are approved for Short bowel syndrome, muscles-wasting diseases (Accompanied with HIV/AIDS) and other conditions in adults.
However HGH supplements are widely used today for many other purposes. But most of these are not FDA approved, hence sometimes given off-labeled. The production of natural HGH from pituitary gland slowly reduced with aging. Thus HGH supplements are used to minimize the effects of aging.
Additionally HGH supplements as injections should be used under a valid medical prescription only.
HGH supplements are used today to,
- Reduce fat,
- Reduce weight,
- Build muscles especially in body builders and athletes,
- Regain hair growth and color,
- Increase the function of immune system,
- Keep blood sugar level constant
- Increase energy
- Increase the function of sexual life
- Increase vision
- Increase memory
- Reduce depress
- Keep skin healthy and younger looking
However there may be some side effects associated with HGH supplements. Some side effects are muscle and joint pain, increase high cholesterol level, edema conditions, risk of diabetes, numbness in body parts, growth of tumors, increase in heart rate (due to high metabolic rate), hypertension, can increase blood sugar, excessive sweating, development of breasts in males, narrowing of vision, and also the risk of prostate, lung, breast and colon cancers may increase with the use of HGH supplements. In fact these side effects with HGH supplements are not yet gave clearly proven.
Also if HGH supplements are over dosed there may be some severe effects. Over dosing of HGH supplements can cause continue growth of muscles and areas in the face, joints, and also limbs. This condition can lead to disfigure in an individual. Also internal organs may be damaged.