Are the Rumors True about Synthetic Human Growth Hormone (HGH)?

Synthetic HGH

Unsplash / Pixabay – Synthetic HGH can have some devastating side effects

Bodybuilders and celebrities have been known for using synthetic human growth hormone (HGH) to improve their athletic performance and appearance. They think it will do the same thing that the HGH we produce in our bodies does for us as we are growing – leaner muscle, less body fat, faster recovery from a workout and better sex. Synthetic HGH is a prescription medicine that is very expensive and is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in bodybuilding, enhanced athletic performance or anti-aging.

The FDA approved synthetic HGH in the mid-1980s. It is approved for Turner’s syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, chronic kidney insufficiency, HGH deficiency, children born small for their gestational age, short bowel syndrome, HIV, AIDS, and HGH deficiency brought on by some types of pituitary tumors.

Synthetic HGH must be injected intravenously. It cannot survive the harsh environment of our stomach acid. It is very expensive – thousands of dollars an injection. It must be administered under professional care. The biggest risk is an overdose. The synthetic HGH is effective for the audience it was designed for – not the general public who wants to look better and have better muscle tone. Those who do use it swear by it.

Synthetic HGH by injection

jochenpippir / Pixabay – Synthetic HGH injections must be done under a doctor’s care


With any synthetically produced pharmacological product, there usually are side effects. The risks associated with synthetic HGH are joint inflammation, high blood pressure, swelling in the arms and legs and accelerated growth of your organs or bones (acromegaly).

Why resort to synthetic HGH when it is relatively easy to increase HGH levels through exercise, diet, fasting and stress relief? Yes, it will take a little longer for the results you seek, but there are no side effects from good living.

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