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When it comes to HGH Human Growth Hormone therapy, Houston patients often have many questions regarding the benefits, the medical treatment alternatives and the best practice approach. So what is Growth Hormone and what does it do? Growth Hormone (GH) is naturally produced by the pituitary gland, while growth hormone production is controlled by Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH) at the hypothalamus. Growth Hormone production normally rises in children, then peaks during puberty. Gradually after puberty into middle age, GH production declines. Growth Hormone regulates muscle growth, bone and cartilage growth, body composition, as well as sugar and fat metabolism. Growth Hormone Therapy stimulates growth hormone production, raising levels of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) , a signaling molecule that stimulates growth at the cellular level. Research has shown that HGH Human Growth Hormone therapy increases muscle mass, reduces body fat, and improves body composition. Growth Hormone therapy also stimulates collagen production and connective tissue regeneration in human tendon and skeletal muscle, as well as contributing to healthier and improved skin thickness, skin elasticity, hair and nails.

Human Growth Hormone Deficiency:
As adults age, Growth Hormone Deficiency can gradually develop. When this happens, the pituitary gland does not produce enough Growth Hormone, which negatively affects IGF-1 levels. Adults with Growth Hormone Deficiency can benefit from HGH therapies, which optimize HGH levels to provide healthier, more youthful levels which contribute to increased muscle growth, bone and cartilage health, improved body composition, lower body fat (especially in the abdominal area) and collagen production which contributes to the longevity of a more youthful appearance and joint health.

There are two approaches to Growth Hormone Therapy.

1. Recombinant HGH (rGH).
The first approach is the use of synthetically manufactured HGH, also known as recombinant growth hormone (rGH). Synthetic HGH is FDA approved for a limited number of conditions including growth hormone deficiency, long-term treatment of growth failure due to a lack of natural, endogenous GH production, long term treatment of short stature associated with Turner’s Syndrome, Adult deficiency due to pituitary tumors or treatment, and muscle wasting associated with HIV/AIDS.

Recombinant HGH (rGH) therapy raises levels of IGF-1. Some people prefer synthetic HGH because the results are perceived to be more immediate. The benefits of synthetic HGH are worth careful consideration due to the fact that synthetic HGH suppresses natural, endogenous HGH production at the hypothalamus, pituitary axis. When synthetic HGH therapy is stopped, the benefits quickly subside. If you miss a dose, your levels will drop due to the suppression of natural growth hormone production. There are also potential side effects to carefully monitor, which are often dosage related. Side effects may include water retention, joint pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.

2. Peptide Therapy
The second more widely accepted and preferred approach to HGH therapy is Growth Hormone Peptide Therapy. It is a natural approach which stimulates your own body at the pituitary level, to signal and produce HGH, again naturally. Growth hormone peptide therapies deliver all the benefits of synthetic HGH Therapy without the side effects or the pituitary suppression issues. They are also much less expensive than synthetic HGH therapy.

Growth Hormone Peptides have a lot of promise for the future in the medical community. The most widely accepted HGH peptides, Sermorelin and Ipamorelin, function as GH releasing analogues, naturally stimulating the pituitary to signal HGH production. Since this approach is natural, it does not suppress natural production but instead stimulates and elevates natural production. If you miss a dose of Peptide therapy, it is not an issue since natural production is not suppressed, thus pituitary function remains consistent within normal levels.

The benefits of Peptide Therapy include maintaining optimal health of intact tendons and strengthening of existing tissues. Studies have also shown that Peptide Therapy supports the regrowth and repair of tendons, cartilage and connective tissues. Cosmetically, there are improvements in skin thickness and elasticity (less wrinkles) which is associated with increased collagen synthesis and production. Peptide therapies have demonstrated that they contribute to protection against injuries and dramatically increase healing rates. Muscle mass increases are common due to increased water retention in the muscle fibers, while body fat decreases, especially in the abdominal regions.

GH Peptide Therapy increases muscle mass while reducing body fat especially in the abdominal region.

GH Peptide Therapy contributes to accelerated healing rates, improved recovery rates and endurance.

GH Peptide Therapy stimulates collagen production. Optimized growth hormone levels contribute to improved skin thickness and elasticity, hair thickness and nail health.

HGH Growth Hormone Therapy stimulates repair and regrowth of tendons, ligaments, cartilage and connective tissues. It also contributes to increased bone density and stronger bones providing increased protection against injury.


  • Fatigue
  • Reduced lean muscle mass
  • Increased body fat
  • Reduced bone mass
  • Thinning Skin
  • Thinning Hair
  • Delayed Healing
  • Deteriorating Joint Health
  • Poor Recovery
  • Decreased memory
  • Reduced erectile function
  • Loss of body hair
  • Less beard growth
  • Low Endurance
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Obesity (being overweight)
  • Poor focus

What is Human Growth Hormone Deficiency?

Human Growth Hormone Deficiency means that your body is deficient in growth hormone as measured by IGF-1 levels. Your body is declining to produce normal levels of Human Growth Hormone (HGH).

What could happen if Human Growth Hormone Deficiency is left untreated?

When left untreated, adults may gradually see physical changes including weaker bones (bone density), increased joint issues, lower muscle mass increased body fat, changes in skin thickness and elasticity, delayed healing and prolonged recovery leading to chronic fatigue.

Is Growth Hormone Peptide Therapy as good as synthetic HGH (rGH) therapy?

HGH is a synthetic manufactured peptide but not all peptides are HGH Human Growth Hormone. Peptides which stimulate natural HGH production have become popular alternatives to HGH because they are thought to be a safer, more natural approach to optimizing HGH levels. Peptides do not suppress natural HGH production. Peptides deliver all the benefits of HGH without the side effects.

How long does it take HGH and HGH Peptide Therapies to work?

HGH benefits emerge gradually over a 3 to 6 month period as changes take place in muscle mass, body fat, connective tissue, joint health, collagen production, skin, hair, injury repair and general recovery rates over time.

How does Growth Hormone therapy affect injury recovery rates?

Optimize Growth Hormone levels have been shown to accelerate healing rates and recovery, in some cases cutting recovery time by as much as 50%. Growth hormone, which stimulates collagen production, accelerates repair and regrowth of connective tissues, including tendons, cartilage and bone density.

What are highly successful and respected people realizing about the benefits of HGH therapy today?

Well, here’s a few examples. Venture capitalist Peter Thiel, who sits on the board of Facebook and co-founded PayPal, told Bloomberg that he plans to live to the age of 120 with the help of a paleo diet and HGH therapy. “It helps maintain muscle mass, so you’re much less likely to get bone injuries, arthritis,” Thiel said. Some celebrities are even calling HGH the fountain of youth because it has been shown to improve skin elasticity and decrease body fat.

Mark Cuban, “Shark” on the popular show Shark Tank and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, recently got FDA approval to provide a single grant for a University of Michigan exploratory study. Typically, these studies are funded by many smaller grants, but Mark has a particular interest in studying HGH and its potential career-saving impacts for athletes. Mark Cuban understands that the negative hype is baseless and wants his contribution to the study to lead to a better understanding of HGH.

What are the longer-term implications of adult growth hormone deficiency?

People with adult-onset growth hormone deficiency have an increased risk of heart disease and strokes as a result of the physical changes that occur in body fat, cholesterol and circulation. Healthy living, a balanced diet and exercise to prevent becoming overweight are essential to reduce this risk. People with adult-onset growth hormone deficiency also have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis or brittle bones and, therefore, have a higher risk of developing fractures from minor injuries. In order to decrease these risks, having a diet that is rich in calcium and taking adequate supplements of vitamin D, along with moderate amount of weight-bearing exercise and resistance training, are all helpful.

It is important to note that HGH and HGH peptide medications are FDA regulated and only legally available via U.S. Licensed Pharmacies and prescribed by U.S. Licensed Physicians following a comprehensive medical exam and diagnostic testing. Medications are strictly regulated and tested for quality control, sterility, purity, and certified dosages by law.

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