Saizen is a synthetic growth hormone produced using recombinant DNA technology, to treat growth hormone deficiencies in children and adults. Studies show that Saizen is identical to growth hormones produced by a human’s pituitary gland and thus mimics the effect of these hormones successfully. Saizen has been proven to have several positive effects on the human body, with regard to growth.

What does Saizen do?

Growth hormone deficiency is a condition of the human body, caused by a malfunctioning of the pituitary gland. Normally, the pituitary gland produces and secretes, at various intervals during the day cycle of a human, different hormones that induce cell reproduction and growth. These hormones cause several changes in the body, in order to induce this growth.

When the pituitary gland is unable to produce these hormones, patients may suffer from a multitude of symptoms. The most common symptoms associated with growth hormone deficiency are increased rate of weight gain, reduced muscle mass, reduced bone density, worsening of lipid and cholesterol profiles, among several others. In the case of children, growth hormone deficiencies can cause various genetic disorders that generally worsen a child’s quality of life.

Saizen has the same chemical structure as growth hormones secreted into the body. Upon injection, it is likely to increase lipid metabolism, increase bone densities, increase lean muscle build-up, and typically induce weight loss. It also affects cholesterol positively such that it reduces the risk of cardiovascular conditions developing in a patient. Patients have remarked at how they feel more energized and motivated. Growth hormones like Saizen also positively affect mental health. Patients have exclaimed how the growth hormone has helped them alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, etc.

What are the side effects of Saizen?

Saizen, like many growth hormones injected exogenously, has been known to cause some side effects. While most of these side-effects are temporary or mild, some can lead to more serious complications. Joint pain, swelling of the joints, dizziness, vomiting, and breathing trouble are some side-effects generally experienced by children. Saizen is also known to increase insulin resistance causing glucose build-up, and increased blood sugar levels among adults. This increases the risk of developing diabetes.

Where is Saizen manufactured?

Saizen is manufactured by Merck Serono pharmaceuticals and can only be obtained firstly after a patient has been diagnosed with GHD, and then prescribed the particular hormone. However, due to its capacity to build lean muscle and break down fatty tissue, a huge black market has developed around growth hormones like these. Some agencies may sell “fake” Saizen in the knowledge that the process of verifying whether the drug is legitimate or not, is very expensive. Because of this, it is difficult to determine the price of Saizen, but it is typically known to cost between $450 and $700 per 5 mg.