Human growth hormone, or HGH for brevity, has been unduly associated with steroids for many years. Many people cling to the opinion that since both substances help improve cell growth that they are, for all intends and purposes, similar to each other - in terms of benefits, and yes, in terms of negatives as well. This is a grave misconception, an unfair assumption that has festered into a misguided myth.
The reality is that HGH is totally different from steroids. Indeed, HGH, can help stimulate cell growth. But more often than not, HGH is used to repair cell damage or cell growth deficiencies. HGH is a compound based on a single chain polypeptide hormone produced by the pituitary gland. HGH is something that the body normally produces, though some people produce more quantities of such a hormone than others.
Currently, HGH is being used for the following medical purposes:
- In cosmetic medicine as a means of reversing - or at least slowing down - the effects of aging.
- As an aid to weight loss with HGH enhancing fat-burning cells.
- As an aid to expedite the healing of wounds, infections and burns on the subject's skin.
- As a remedy to Ulcerative Colitis.
- As a cure to Crohn's disease.
- As a supplement for people who are short for their stature.
- As a treatment for patients suffering from multiple sclerosis.
These are the more acknowledged uses of human growth hormones. That HGH is being utilized as a bodybuilding enhancement is merely one of the non-medical usages for the hormone that is rarely observed, but because media has become fixated with the ill effects of steroids, HGH has also been targeted because people who use steroids usually use HGH as well.
The only side effect of using HGH is theoretical at best. Many people are of the belief that HGH can increase the risks of developing diabetes. Theoretical or not, people shouldn't take any risks. HGH in large dosages is only prescribed for people over the age of 25 and/or are suffering from conditions that desperately require the intervention of this 191-amino acid.
Should you or should you not use HGH?
Try to analyze your need, first and foremost. Thereafter, try to exhaust all other remedies recommended for your condition. If there will still be a need for a curative or therapeutic aid, consult a medical professional and ask if HGH can be taken to help your disposition.