What is Human Growth Hormone?

The human body has always been a mystery and numerous studies have been carried out to try and understand how it works. There have been major breakthroughs as well as flops here and there as humans try to understand their own existence. One of those studies that have been successfully done is about the human growth hormone (HGH). This product, known as GenF20 Plus by one of the many companies that have synthesized it, has been on the rise in recent years and continues to get popular among the older generation.

Human growth hormone, also known as somatotropin in the scientific world, is a hormone naturally occurring in the human body and stimulates growth, cell regeneration, and cell production. It is, therefore, an important chemical in the body for human development. HGH is produced in the pituitary gland and has 191 amino acids.

For it to be safe and effective in the body, it must be in moderate levels. Children and adolescents produce more than adults to accommodate their budding growth. However, when in excess, this hormone causes various health complications the common one being the pituitary tumor which is benign and grows slowly.  Other cases are type two diabetes and pituitary gigantism.

When production is minimized, the effects will vary depending with age. In children, it will result in short stature, stunted growth and also delay in sexual maturity. In adults, it will cause bone weakness resulting in diseases like osteoporosis.

The injectable human growth hormone can be used even if there is no deficiency. It can be used to curb or slow aging. Bodybuilders and athletes use it to enhance muscle growth for better performance. It can also be used to treat obesity and shortness in height.

Some side effects are high blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome and joint pain.