HGH Benefits for Joints – Arthritis and Collagen Repair
HGH is proving to help treat or prevent the onset of joint pain, arthritis, and related degenerative joint diseases.
It has long been thought that Growth Hormone could be used to improve healing of joint injuries. After all, HGH’s purpose in the body is to stimulate the growth of new, healthy cells. It stands to reason therefore, that Growth Hormone could have a similar effect in healing diseased and damaged joints, similar to other injectable therapies such as PRP and stem cells. In 2010, a study was conducted in Denmark to test that theory.
The Danes set out to test, not if Growth Hormone could help heal damaged joints, but if it could strengthen healthy ones. They gave 30 men daily injections of Growth Hormone into their knees over the course of 14 days. They found that the HGH injections significantly boosted the production of collagen in the knee joint.
In fact well-known entrepreneur, and HGH advocate, Mark Cuban is funding research that builds on the Danish study to see if HGH can help restore collagen in injured knees, and speed recovery of some of the most costly sports related injuries.
HGH for Arthritis
The research that Cuban is funding is kind of a follow-up of sorts, to the Danish study and others that indicate that HGH injections may be an effective treatment for damaged joints due to injury, or degenerative joint disease such as osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It has many causes, but most commonly it is due to the wear and tear put on joints over time. It tends to occur later in life, not only because you are using you joints “past their warranty period,” but because the older you get, the less HGH you produce. Your body’s naturally occurring HGH is instrumental in the repair and regeneration of tissue, particularly of muscles and joints.
We know that supplemental HGH can improve your ability to build muscle. It also has been shown to improve bone density and bone health, so it only stands to reason that HGH is also proving to be an effective treatment for arthritis and related joint pain. When used to treat sports injuries as in the Danish study mentioned above, HGH has been shown to help stimulate the repair cartilage. In order to reduce the pain and inflammation typical of arthritis, cartilage also must be regenerated. The joint cannot function properly without a cartilage lining.
When HGH is used to treat arthritis, it can thicken and repair the cartilage below the joint, which cushions the joint, reduces pain, and allows the patient increased range of motion.
HGH and Collagen Repair
HGH also can repair collagen. This is another known benefit of growth hormone therapy that is relevant to joint health. Collagen is a type of protein that the body produces that works with keratin to give smoothness, strength, and elasticity to skin. It is also a vital connective tissue in joints. Collagen also breaks down in degenerative joint diseases such as arthritis. Studies have shown that HGH can stimulate and improve collagen synthesis. This is why an additional benefit of growth hormone therapy is not only improved joint health, but smoother, healthier, younger looking skin!
How Can HGH Help?
HGH is a hormone. It is what makes your body grow and mature from a child to adult. HGH continues to play a critical role even after you are “all grown up.” Throughout your life you must continue to produce Human Growth Hormone to help you build string muscles and bones. This is exactly why people with age related growth hormone deficiency are also at a greater risk of joint injuries, and joint diseases such as arthritis.
Your body produces less and less HGH as you get older. Even though you need Growth Hormone to survive and thrive throughout your lifespan, Growth Hormone levels get lower the older you get. The production of Growth Hormone slows down the most between the ages of 35 and 55.
Once you are nearing the age of 40 you can expect your Growth Hormone level to drop about 2%-4% every year.
As you get older that percentage drop in HGH gets bigger. By the time you reach your 50s, you start to feel that loss of HGH. In addition to joint pain, and a greater risk of developing joint disease such as osteoarthritis, when your HGH levels drop, you may tire more quickly, you put on weight more easily, you may even start to experience sexual issues.
Contact our offices today to see if a program of growth hormone therapy is right for you.