The human growth hormones are responsible for the mental and physical growth and development of the human body. The availability and use of synthetically produced human growth hormones or HGH as its popularly known raise the question about their overall effects on the height of a user. Also, another point of consideration is whether the benefits regarding height gained from the HGH are substantial or not.
The human growth hormone or HGH
Human growth hormone or HGH is a necessity during the adolescent years and childhood for the normal growth and development of the body. The production and release of the HGH in the body are regulated by the Pituitary gland. The excess of HGH causes an abnormal rate of growth (acromegaly or gigantism) and lack of HGH may result in the growth being stunted (dwarfism). The synthetic HGH is known by its generic name Somatropin.
Effects of HGH on height
There are a number of studies done on the effects of HGH on the height of a user. One of the article mentions that a maximum of 3 inches can be gained by using synthetic HGH or Somatropin. To benefit from the height gains, the HGH needs to be administered for a long time and this is expensive. A study conducted on 150 children concluded that the benefits received were the highest for children being administered HGH for six years.
The before and after images for HGH usage
The HGH is used by bodybuilders for gains in the muscle mass. These uses of HGH are nonprescription and they are illegal in a number of countries including the US. The before and after images that are available on the internet often include the effects of HGH for bodybuilding purposes. The before and after images for the HGH effects and results in height can be seen at the clinics that administer the HGH prescription dosage.
Natural and safer alternatives for HGH and effectiveness of HGH
Various dietary supplements can be used as a source of HGH that lack the side effects of human growth hormones. These supplements support the HGH production in the body and are slower compared to synthetic HGH. The dietary supplements provide a natural approach to the HGH.
While considering the use of HGH injections or dietary supplements care should be taken to identify the genuine and quality product. You can consult your physician for the same. The experts and FDA do not condone use of Somatropin for anti-aging and bodybuilding purposes.