Growth hormone- hormone replacement therapy serves as anti-aging for some beauty clinics. The thought of having eternal youth continually attracts women to try and indulge them. But what we thought as the key to the extension of lives could be the opposite of its claimed benefits.
In a study conducted among old people ages ninety with naturally low levels of human growth hormone have more chances of living in their one hundred compared to people having above levels of the hormone.
In other words, taking growth hormones as anti-aging might backfire, undermining the body’s natural defenses against the diseases of old age, as stated by researchers of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Levels of various hormones decrease significantly when we reached middle age. Replenishing these hormones would bring back some of the youthfulness in their years. The primary hormone administered as anti-aging in clinics are human growth hormones (HGH), which stimulates the body to release insulin-like growth factor 1, and dehydroepiandrosterone- a precursor of estrogen and testosterone.
Way back in a 1990 New England Journal of Medicine study in which twelve men over age sixty were given shots of growth hormone. The men experience an increase in muscle mass, decrease in body fat, and an increase in bone density. To some, it meant battling aging process and repackaged since then. But the treatment came out with side effects.
On 2003, the NEJM published an editorial lashing out at the anti-aging industry for citing Dr. Rudman’s study so prominently in the advertising. The editorial stated that the industry being misled by the research published journal.
Another hormone functions like human growth factor is somatodrol. This formula is advanced on the market because it gives the raw material so that it produces more testosterone and growth hormone naturally without the side effects of anabolic steroids.
Somatodrol funciona as a fat burner. It allows muscle mass to increase at a faster speed. It eliminates muscle cramps and tension. It increases strength and libido. It also blocks Somatostatin, the hormone inhibiting HGH production.
Taking HGH is illegal in some places and in some cases somatodrol is used instead. Though, it may be given to patients having low levels of the hormone. However, this diagnosis is subjective which enables the clinics to prescribe medication. In summary, the growth hormone causes melting of fat and tightening of the skin. It is beneficial for maintaining a celebrity appearance but not recommended for the general public.