Human Growth Hormone Therapy for Men
HGH - The Fountain of Youth Hormone.
You’ve probably heard about professional athletes, Hollywood celebrities and Fortune 500 CEO’s using HGH injections to improve their performance, productivity and “fix their bodies”, but what is HGH and how can it help you?
Human Growth Hormone or HGH, once known as the “Fountain of Youth”, is a hormone essential for male health. Hormones can be thought of as “messengers” that are produced by the endocrine system and then sent all over the body to stimulate specified activities.
Growth, digestion, reproduction, and sexual function are all triggered by hormones and they all depend on each other to work properly. HGH in particular, is critical for tissue repair, healing, muscle growth, bone strength, brain function, physical and mental health, energy, and metabolism.
The production of HGH in men, and its metabolite IGF-1, decreases with age, approximately 2-4% each year on average. We normally produce about 800 micrograms of HGH daily at age 20. By age 80, the daily production falls to 60 (or less) micrograms.
"Administration of adequate testosterone replacement therapy leads to improvements in libido and erectile function."
Dr. Laurence Katznelsn
Until recently the effects of low HGH in healthy men were unknown. It is now recognized as a specific clinical syndrome, known as Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency - AGHD, with a number of different physiological and psychological consequences that affect the following:
- Changes in body composition
- Central obesity and fat accumulation
- Lipids in the blood
- Muscle strength
- Bone composition
- Exercise capacity and energy
- Cardiovascular risk
- Psychological well-being
Ask yourself these questions...
Is my abdomen flabby? Are my muscles slack and weak? Do I have sleep problems? Have I experienced weight gain? Is my hair thinning? Do I feel exhausted most of the time? Is recovery after exercise too long?
You may be surprised to learn some of the psychological problems low HGH is also likely to cause. Problems like: anxiety or nervousness, sadness or depression, feelings of hopelessness, shyness and withdrawal from others.
If you can identify with the above symptoms, the physicians at AAG Health may be able to help you. We specialize in treating men, in otherwise good general health, who are experiencing symptoms associated with low HGH levels enabling them to lead healthy, active and vigorous lifestyles.
Potential Effects of HGH Therapy
- SKIN - Increased skin elasticity, texture, and tightness
- ENERGY - Increased energy and emotional stability
- BONE - Improved bone strength
- SEXUAL POWER - Increased sexual potency and frequency
- MUSCLE - Increased muscle strength and mass
- FAT - Decreased fat tissue
- MEMORY - Improved mental functioning and strength
- HEART - Improved cardiovascular strength and lower blood pressure
- KIDNEY - Improved kidney function
- IMMUNE SYSTEM - Improved immunity and healing
- HAIR - Improved hair texture
- CHOLESTEROL - Elevated HDL and lowered LDL
Effects of HGH - A Case Study Involving Men
The first major study showing the promise of HGH therapy was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (Rudman; 323:1-6 1990). This study was orchestrated by Dr. Daniel Rudman.
It divided 21 men (between the ages of 60 and 80) with IGF-1 levels less than 350 IU per liter into two groups: 12 test subjects and 9 control subjects.
A six-month period of data collection was followed by a six-month period in which the 12 test subjects received HGH injections and the 9 control subjects did not.
The results were promising: increases in lean muscle mass, decreases in adipose fat tissue, and increases in vertebral bone height. All test subjects had measurable increases in HGH levels, as measured by IGF-1 blood values.
The control group had none of these results. The effects of six months of HGH on body mass and adipose-tissue mass were equivalent in magnitude to the changes incurred during the 10-20 years of aging. This study has become the definitive point of reference for all HGH therapy protocols.
Since Rudman’s landmark study, leading physicians and healthcare professionals worldwide have performed many studies and the current consensus amongst these specialists is that HGH is effective and safe.