HGH Injections and the Most Frequently Asked Questions

Written by Dr. Chris Smith, Updated on January 21st, 2024
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HGH Injections: What is Human Growth Hormone?


Human Growth Hormone is one of the most important hormones produced by the HGH Physicians, HGH Injectionshuman body when it comes to the maintenance and preservation of health and wellness.

Human Growth Hormone goes by a number of names, including HGH, Somatotropin, and Somatropin. When HGH levels are too low or high, side effects can occur.

If you think you might have low HGH levels Call our licensed and certified American hormone clinic, the phone number is 1-800-996-9664, and speak to one of our board-certified physicians or staff.

Somatotropin refers specifically to HGH that is produced naturally by the human body via the anterior lobes of the pituitary gland (the garbanzo-sized gland at the bottom center of your brain), whereas Somatotropin refers to Recombinant Human Growth Hormone that is produced in a laboratory environment via genetic engineering.

For all intents and purposes, Somatotropin and Somatropin are biologically identical, the only significant difference between them is their source. They are genetically identical. In the 1980s the DNA to produce HGH was isolated and the rest is history! Now it's a multi-billion dollar medication in the United States.

What is HGH Deficiency?

Some people don't produce enough natural (endogenous) Growth Hormone, and this leads to a condition known as Adult-Onset HGH Deficiency (AGHD for brevity). This condition is also known as Hypopituitarism and is often diagnosed as such, along with AGHD or idiopathic growth hormone deficiency.

Some people are born with an inability to produce enough of the hormone and must take Bio-Identical HGH Injections in order to grow properly. Other people experience Human Growth Hormone Deficiency as a result of pituitary tumors or other medical disorders which impact the body's ability to produce enough HGH to meet the needs of the body.

Some people with tumors on their pituitary gland release too much HGH, this condition is diagnosed as acromegaly.  People with acromegaly or gigantism are usually abnormally tall.

Finally, many men and women who suffer from Adult-Onset HGH Deficiency (AGHD as stated above), also known as Somatopause can treat this problem not just by replenishing HGH to where IGF1 levels reach the optimization in the mid 200 ng/dl, but to synergistically make healthy changes to lifestyle factors like improving poor diet, ending sedentary behavior, doing more exercise, and getting a full nights sleep.

In other words, HGH replenishment under the doctor's supervision is only one part of treatment, all variables in your lifestyle must be improved. All hormone deficiencies must be replenished together if they are present.

How Does the Body Produce HGH?

Growth Hormone is produced by tiny formations known as somatotrophs, which are located on the front portion of the pituitary endocrine gland, which is stimulated by the hypothalamus via the secretagogue growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH). The pituitary is responsible for the production of many other hormones, such as Luteinizing Hormone and Follicle Stimulating Hormone, among others.

Though the pituitary gland is the source of HGH, it doesn't necessarily control the release of the hormone, it is simply responsible for its production. The hypothalamus is responsible for sending the signals necessary for the Pituitary to produce natural HGH based upon signals received throughout the body that suggest the body needs the hormone cascade to occur.

When the Hypothalamus receives a sufficient signal that Human Growth Hormone is needed, it releases a precursor hormone known as Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone (or GHRH), which flows through a blood-vessel pathway known as the Hypophyseal Portal System from the Hypothalamus to the Pituitary Gland, stimulating the production of Human Growth Hormone.

How Does HGH Promote Change in the Human Body?

Human Growth Hormone has some capability to directly benefit the human body, but most of the benefits associated with the hormone are the result of byproducts of the hormone. Most HGH circulates through the bloodstream to the liver, where it is absorbed and converted into Growth Factors, including IGF-1.

What is IGF-1?

IGF-1 stands for Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1, or Somatomedin-C, and is produced by the liver directly from HGH Growth Hormone stimulation. IGF-1 circulates all throughout the body affecting change and promoting increased cellular metabolism which benefits the body in countless ways. Cell reproduction, repair, and regeneration occur.

What Causes Adult-Onset HGH Deficiency?

There is some debate over the root causes of Somatopause, but there is wide and varied evidence that shows that HGH Growth Hormone Deficiency, even when caused by the natural aging process itself, has a negative impact on health and wellness.

What is clear is that in some forms of HGH Deficiency, the Pituitary Gland is usually still perfectly capable of producing its own natural Growth Hormone, but the issue appears to be with the signaling process from the Hypothalamus.

As we get older, the Hypothalamus, for reasons that we don't completely understand, becomes less capable of producing GH-RH (Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone).

This also seems to apply to other hormones, such as the precursors of Testosterone. A comprehensive blood panel, physical examination, symptoms questionnaire, and medical history form, will be the starting point to determine what kind of adult hormone therapy is necessary.

What Are the Indications for Injectable HGH Therapy?

Injectable Growth Hormone Therapy is indicated for the following, specific medical conditions:

  • Idiopathic Short Stature in Children
  • Human Growth Hormone Deficiency in Children and Adults (AKA AGHD, Somatopause, Hypopituitarism as described above)
  • AIDS/HIV-Related Wasting (Cachexia)

What Are the Symptoms of HGH Deficiency

HGH Growth Hormone Deficiency is a metabolic disorder at its core, so there are numerous symptoms of the condition. HGH is responsible for regulating optimal cellular metabolism.

Call our medical center at 1-800-996-9664 if you are experiencing THREE or more of the following symptoms, there is a chance that you might possibly be suffering from Adult Human Growth Hormone Deficiency, we would like to speak with you.

  • Accumulation of Bodyfat Around the Hips, Waist, and Midsection
  • Loss of Muscle Mass, Muscle Atrophy, Muscle Wasting
  • Reduced Physical Endurance Capacity
  • Increased Physical and Psychological Fatigue
  • Depression, Anxiety,  Easily Upset, Moody
  • Diminished Sleep Quality, Waking up and not feeling refreshed
  • Slower Healing and Recovery from Injury
  • Increased Susceptibility to Illness
  • Poor Cholesterol Balance
  • Hypertension
  • Reduced Quality of Life

What Are the Benefits of HGH Therapy?

Luckily, for people that are suffering from Adult Human Growth Hormone Deficiency, Injectable HGH Therapy is capable of alleviating and mitigating the symptoms associated with declining HGH blood content, empowering patients to live a happier and more productive life with an enhanced and upbeat outlook on life in some patients.

Increased Muscle Mass – Injectable HGH helps supply the muscles with all of the nutrients and energy that they need in order to build and sustain muscle mass. Also, GH improves the rate at which protein synthesis occurs, also enhancing muscle-building power.

Weight Loss – Inherent in increased metabolism is increased calorie-burning power, but there is a risk of increased hunger pangs. HGH Injections actually have the ability to encourage the body to burn adipose fat, which is the stubborn fat on your stomach, hips, buttocks, and thighs, that becomes more troublesome the older that you get and harder to lose with age.

Stronger Immune System – When the body starts to slow down as a result of HGH Deficiency, the immune system is one of the first systems to weaken at the expense of other body processes. GH reinforces the immune system, helping you to become more resistant to illness.

Stronger Bones – HGH and Testosterone are both important for supporting the natural mineral density and strength of the bones. Growth Hormone Injections can help you protect yourself against the frailty associated with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia.

Faster Healing – Did you ever notice how quickly that you recovered from injury as a child and teenager? This is mainly due to the concentration of GH and therefore IGF-1 in your bloodstream and also the youthfulness of your cells. As you grow older and GH levels start to drop, your body becomes less effective at repair and rehabilitation.

Improved Mood and Self-Perception – Some patients that use HGH Injectable Therapy report that they are generally happier and less prone to depressing thoughts and feelings as a result of their treatment. Human Growth Hormone stimulates the release of psychological hormones associated with happiness and positive emotion. HGH helps control the body's release of Cortisol and other hormones which negatively impact neurological balance.

Healthier Joints – There is a growing body of research that strongly supports the notion that HRT injections increase the body's ability to grow and sustain healthy cartilage, which can alleviate the pain and limited range of movement associated with joint injury and deterioration.

Increased Sexual Desire – Although Testosterone is primarily responsible for sexual ability, HRT protocols can have a positive impact on sexual capacity and libido. Some of this is physiological, psychological, and related to hormone balance, but improved self-perception and self-appreciation also make one much more willing and ready to engage in healthy sexual activity.

How Fast Do HGH Levels Decline?

GH Decline is incredibly slow, so slow that you probably won't be able to tell the difference in how you feel from one year to the next. Eventually, you'll just start to recognize that your body isn't what it used to be and that you are experiencing more and more issues that hamper your ability to live an active lifestyle full of vitality.

GH Levels peak during puberty, because that's when our bodies produce a glut of HGH in order to facilitate the growth spurt associated with puberty.

After puberty, GH Production begins its curved decline that we do not notice and we continue to produce the perfect amount of GH to keep up functioning and optimal capacity during our blossoming 20s.

Around the age range of our third decade, however, GH levels drop off from the optimal plateau experienced during the twenties and start to fade at a rate of about 1-2% per year, or between 10% to 20% per decade.

Every patient will experience this decline in their own unique way. Some will still produce enough GH to remain healthy for a long time, while others, especially those with other issues, such as obesity or an overly sedentary lifestyle, can start to experience issues related to HGH Deficiency in the late twenties early thirties! But it is not always required to be sedentary and overweight to experience the ravages of GH levels declining.

It's all a mixture of our genetic make-up, environmental factors, and personal choice which influences the severity of Hormone Deficiency Symptoms.

If you are experiencing health issues related to Growth Hormone Deficiency, there's no reason not to seek help in restoring youthful levels of the vital hormone! There is also a very affordable alternative for treating AGHD using Sermorelin Acetate injections.

How Do HGH Injections Work?

Bio-Identical Growth Hormone Injections work by directly supplementing the body's waning HGH Levels to an optimal range, causing IGF-1 to reach the mid 2's, or 250 ng/dl range.

By directly replacing the body's diminished capacity to produce its own GH, it is possible to alleviate and reverse the symptoms of GH Deficiency, which can improve health, defeat malaise, and improve quality of life factors. The body treats injected Bio-Identical GH just like that which is naturally produced by the pituitary gland.

How Are HGH Injections Administered?

GH Shots are delivered via a method known as Subcutaneous Injection. Insulin injections are delivered via the same method. The needle and syringe used for Growth Hormone shots are thin and relatively short, usually no more than 3/4s  or half of an inch in length.

Growth Hormone Injections are nearly painless, and patients report very few issues with the shots. Sometimes bruising can occur, and other side effects associated with self-administered injections.

Future Uses for HGH Injections

The body of medical research associated with Bio-Identical Growth Hormone Injections continues to grow by the decade since the 1950s when it was first obtained from cadavers, until the 1980s when it was biologically synthesized in genetics laboratories, and there are some exciting advances in the field of HRT Hormone Treatment protocols with HGH and Testosterone that may impact health, and longevity in incredible ways!

The key is not too much and not too little, but the amount to put you in a comfortable sweet spot, that zone of optimization.

For example, there are clinical trials that are underway today which are exploring how HGH could be used as a treatment for joint injuries which lead to damaged cartilage. Some individual and case studies have claimed HGH Shots delivered directly to the joint seem to have the capacity to influence the bones to produce smooth cartilage, rather than the rough cartilage that is normally produced after an injury which can limit movement and cause pain.

HGH could bring about a revolution in the way that doctors worldwide treat joint injuries that is until cell therapies eventually become the next wave of the injury recovery protocol.

There is also a study, financed by the owner of the NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks, which is studying the potential of GH to be used directly as a rehabilitation drug, even in patients that have otherwise healthy HGH Levels.

Human Growth Hormone has long been used by athletes overseas as a means to recover from injuries more quickly, but there is limited research proving the efficacy of some treatment protocols in spite of the clinical results that continue to prove its usefulness.

Lastly, there is evidence that HGH Deficiency is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurological disorders.

There is clinical research underway analyzing the ability of Human Growth Hormone shots to protect neurological health and even potentially encourage the growth and proliferation of neurons in the case of injuries of the spinal cord and brain. More research is necessary in this regard.

This is just a small selection of ongoing benefits and research underway with HRT. This is all in addition to the clinically observed benefits of HGH Restoration for patients with Growth Hormone Deficiency!

How Can I Buy HGH?

If you are interested in GH Treatment, it's important to understand that only patients with a legitimate need for the treatment can qualify for therapy. You must undergo clinical analysis and diagnosis, and if blood testing shows that you are deficient in IGF-1 or Testosterone, your physician can prescribe you real Growth Hormone or Sermorelin Acetate shots to treat your underlying Deficiency.

Can I Buy HGH Off Label?

Many drug treatments, including Testosterone Injection Therapy and Sermorelin Acetate Injections, have to be prescribed off-label at the discrepancy of a qualified medical physician, but the same is not true of HGH Growth Hormone.

GH is tightly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, and cannot be prescribed for purposes other than those expressly outlined by the FDA.

Our reputable and legitimate clinic can not prescribe any hormone programs for bodybuilding, professional sports, or so-called anti-aging fountain of youth claims. Our protocols however are easy to acquire and get a proper HGH or Testosterone prescription if a clinical necessity is shown via blood work.

HGH Legal Status

Furthermore, it is illegal to import foreign  HGH from Canada, Mexico, China, or anywhere else, except under incredibly strict circumstances.

If you buy HGH while in another country and bring it back into the United States, there are some circumstances where it is legal. If you order foreign Growth Hormone Online without a clinical necessity and prescription from a real American doctor, you are engaging in illegal activity and put yourself at risk. Not just legally, but you might also get fake, or dangerous products.

If you are interested in GH, contact us, go through our proper legal channels to obtain it. It's not difficult either. The risks of Black Market HGH are absolutely not worth the dangers, and there are a variety of reasons why the product you receive could be ineffective or even hazardous to your health!

Should I Trust Online HGH Supplements like Pills, Tablets, and Sprays?

There are also hundreds of websites out there on the interwebs, if not more, that try to sell supplements that claim to enhance your HGH Production just as well as Pharmaceutical HGH. These products are also available at many health and nutrition stores.

These products are at best, of severely limited effectiveness, and, at worst, absolute scams. Most of these non-Prescription HGH pills, powders, and sprays are nothing more than l-arginine supplements with a cocktail of other vitamins or amino acids, falsely making claims that medical science can not always support.

However, L-Arginine has been shown in some studies to increase HGH production. Regardless, you should speak with one of our physicians about real injectable HGH, and of course, always get a second opinion.

If you spend a day or two studying many of the online Human Growth Hormone Releaser Supplements in pill, powder, tablet, and spray you will constantly come to the same conclusion, most are made up of Amino Acids which are associated with HGH boosting and are taken in an effort to enhance natural Growth Hormone Production.

The only way to increase your HGH Levels with any certainty or medical effectiveness is via Injectable HGH or Sermorelin Acetate Injections.

Our physicians have had some amazing results with Sermorelin, many of our patients are switching from HGH to sermorelin. No other treatment is capable of fulfilling some of the goals we outlined in context, especially nothing that you can get over the counter at your local nutrition store.

Save you money and get the real thing, if you have limited funds, Sermorelin is a great alternative that is growing in popularity among former HGH users.

How Can I Get an HGH Prescription Online?

The only way to get real, Bio-Identical HGH is with the prescription of a licensed and board-certified physician, like the ones at our clinic. There are many medical clinics that specialize in providing Hormone Therapy Services online and can help you get the treatment you are looking for if you clinically qualify.

At our Hormone Clinic, we make it easy and simple. We will arrange for a meeting with an affiliate medical professional in your area that can collect the necessary blood sample and medical information via physical examination.

That's the only part of the process you have to be present for, and we can even arrange for the doctor to visit your home or office if you are not interested or too busy to meet at the doctor's office! Many of the physicians in our network have a minimum of 10 years of experience in HRT and are licensed in multiple US states, and some are willing to fly to your state to meet you.

When was the last time you had a board-certified and licensed doctor make a house call? Some people think the days of the house calls are long gone. Our Physician Dr. Disanto loves flying all over the USA to meet with new and continuing patients. Dr. Disanto has more than 20 years of experience and feels an intense passion for medicine.

Your blood sample will be drawn, centrifuged, and shipped to a trustworthy blood diagnostic facility (LabCorp or Quest diagnostics), where the best clinicians and scientists will perform a comprehensive blood panel analysis on your sample, providing us with information regarding everything from your red blood cell count, to your insulin levels, liver function, to your all-important HGH and IGF-1 Levels.

We can provide you with a list of all the tests we do in our advanced panel. We explain everything in plain language and lay person's terms for easy understanding.

Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp will send us the results and we will be able to provide you with an accurate and comprehensive diagnosis within five business days.

Once you understand your medical condition, then you and your Prescribing Hormone Doctor can discuss your options and you can have your HGH, testosterone, sermorelin, or HCG supplies shipped directly to your home via FedEx. You only need to sign for it.

Sermorelin Acetate HGH Alternative

HGH treatment can be expensive, running between $500 and $1500 a month, those with a frugal budget may be interested in Sermorelin Acetate injections. Sermorelin Acetate is a functional analog of GH-RH (growth hormone-releasing hormone), the hormone that we discussed at the start of the article that is responsible for stimulating the production of HGH by the Pituitary gland.

The great irony is that many patients, even very wealthy patients are turning to Sermorelin because it appears that more and more doctors and patients are reporting they had better results with it than HGH.

Both Sermorelin Injections and Bio-Identical Human Growth Hormone are highly capable of enhancing HGH to healthy and normal levels, and there are even many patients and Hormone Specialists that believe that Sermorelin Injections are a more effective means of safely providing HGH hormone optimization while simultaneously minimizing the risk of side-effects.

Why Do Some Doctors Consider Sermorelin a Better Alternative to HGH?

Sermorelin Allows the Human Body to Produce Precisely as Much HGH as it Needs According to Many Physician Specialists. 

It is incredibly difficult to have an overdose response from Sermorelin according to some physicians because the hypothalamus can sense when the body has produced enough Human Growth Hormone, and the body releases Somatostatins in response (the off switch to HGH production).

Somatostatins, also known as Growth Hormone-Inhibiting Hormones (GH-IH), are released when HGH Levels reach their optimal levels or high levels and block the body from converting excess GH-RH (or Sermorelin Acetate) into too much HGH.

Sermorelin Preserves Normal Patterns of Hormone Release

A growing body of physician specialists in endocrinology consider Sermorelin Acetate more effective than HGH at treating adult Growth Hormone Deficiency because it more closely imitates the body's own natural cycle of HGH Release, preserving the natural hormonal patterns of the body.

HGH, when injected, immediately goes to work, no amount of somatostatins can stop it when you inject it but Sermorelin Acetate is used by the pituitary as needed in order to produce natural Human Growth Hormone and somatostatins can shut off that production when needed.

Sermorelin Can Be Prescribed Off-Label

Sermorelin is also an option available for fringe cases of HGH Deficiency, in which the patient is experiencing symptoms of Deficiency, but may not be officially suffering from Human Growth Hormone Deficiency, based simply on the numbers.

Sermorelin is not as tightly regulated as HGH, and physicians are granted the leeway to prescribe the medication based on their own clinical knowledge and experience. Our clinic has been seeing a pattern that patients are giving us very positive reviews of testosterone and sermorelin therapies used in conjunction.

Sermorelin is Cheaper!

Because HGH Therapy for Somatopause and Andropause is not covered by most insurance plans, we understand that price is an important aspect of restorative hormone therapy. Sermorelin is available as a compounded generic and is also a smaller molecule, so it is available for less cost to the patient. Sermorelin is also much easier to make than HGH.

Are you Interested in HGH Restoration?

If you are over thirty and feel that you may be suffering as a direct result of Human Growth Hormone Deficiency, we have the clinical tools and logistics at our disposal to provide you with the best HGH Products and Services available in America today.

Because we specialize in Hormone Deficiency Treatment and Optimization, we have streamlined the entire process, simplifying all the steps so that you can find out if you qualify with minimal hassle, while also providing the most competitive prices in the United States.

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