There is some evidence to support the hormone theory of aging. In one older study, researchers removed the pituitary gland of mice, which controls much of the endocrine system. The researchers then substituted the absence of the pituitary gland with supplementation of all of the hormones identified in mice. It turns out that those without a pituitary gland lived longer than a control group of normal mice who did have a gland. This led researchers to conclude that the pituitary gland must also excrete another, unknown, a hormone that negatively impacts aging.
You will fill out a brief medical history and a symptoms questionnaire. We will discuss your symptoms and review the results from your blood test (if you had it drawn prior to your visit.) Alternatively, you can receive a lab test form during your consultation and return in several days to discuss the results of the tests and your appropriateness for this therapy. Known risks and side effects are minor and uncommon, though these will be discussed with you as well. If you decide to proceed, it takes less than 5 minutes to insert the pellets. You can resume normal activities (except for swimming and strenuous exercise which require a 4 day wait). You can expect to feel some improvements with in the first week.
Others purchase HGH products -- or products that claim to increase your body's own production of HGH -- in the form of pills and sprays. Companies that market these products on TV infomercials or online claim they turn back your body's biological clock, reducing fat, building muscle, restoring hair growth and color, strengthening the immune system, normalizing blood sugar , increasing energy and improving sex life, sleep quality, vision , and memory. However, the Federal Trade Commission has seen no reliable evidence to support the claim that these products have the same effects as prescription HGH, which is always given by injection. Taken orally, HGH is digested by the stomach before it can be absorbed into the body.