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— What’s the truth about HGH (human growth hormone)
— does it cause muscle gain and burn fat?
Somewhat, but it’s HARD to get Real HGH (except
from Switzerland), and it’s very expensive ($800 a shot),
while DHEA (testosterone — androsterone supplement, which is
cheap and readily available — $6 a month at Wal*Mart),
does about as well in tests with various atheletes,
and helped me lose 70 pounds and attain
HA1c readings which are non-diabetic (5.3).
republished August 15, 2019
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Can Human Growth Hormone
or DHEA Transform Your Life?
Plenty of “Health” Websites SAY
HGH Works Wonders, But What ARE
The Facts and Is There an Alternative?
(readily available and cheap, such as DHEA)
The Daily Walk with Love, updated and republished August 15, 2019, by Paul Evans. Main sources are Can HGH Really Help You Grow Muscle, Burn Fat, and Delay Aging?, Men’s Health, June 22, 2016, by Lara Beil; Human Growth Hormone (HGH), WebMD, no date (ongoing), by WebMD; and Can Human Growth Hormones Halt The Aging Process?, Underground Health Reporter, Featured Health Topics (no date or author), with video of TheHghBlog – What is HGH human growth hormone? HGH SCAMS – Introduction to hgh products, the hgh blog and YouTube, March 16, 2012, by thehghblog — 8:23. With the addition of my experience with DHEA, (and Chromium picolinate, also cheap and readily available), so that this article becomes a combination of factual data I have gleaned from around the web, personal experience and what I have heard from knowledgeable people. I believe my conclusions here are pretty good and factual. Featured and included photo image courtesy of HGH.bz.
Also see Weed – Is Marijuana Healthy or Harmful?, The Daily Walk with Love, January 2, 2018, by Paul Evans.
I’m 62 now (how the heck did that happen?), and my physical energy level and sex performance abilities are “challenged,” so I dug back into my memory for any substance that would help me. There are all KINDS of hype on the web about medications which will get your loss of belly fat and ripped abs without exercise. Don’t believe it too much folks, though either HGH OR DHEA will help you as you age.
I remember back in 2005-6 a techie friend of mine suggested that HGH from Switzerland, at about $800 a pop and available only over the internet or through an unusually friendly doctor, would set your body’s clock back 20 years. Attractive as that is, I’m poor, and besides I wondered about the truth of these claims, so I did some research. Here are my findings from three good sources and a video which apparently tell the truth but shades it, EXCEPT for WebMD, towards belief in HGH enough to recommend certain products or at least that the treatment somewhat works. We will also examine a “cheap” alternative treatment called DHEA, a variety of adrenaline supplement, which “the guys” can easily get in pill form, over the counter.
WebMD has a “decent” article about DHEA, which is the “official line” on it. Remember, they’re trying to discourage its uses; remember, “always follow the money” in your online research. When I was taking Chromium picolinate and DHEA, I lost 70 excess pounds and got pretty healthy, that’s the bottom line for me: personal experience. We’ll let WebMD introduce Human Growth Hormone (HGH):
HGH, produced by the pituitary gland, spurs growth in children and adolescents. It also helps to regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, sugar and fat metabolism, and possibly heart function. Produced synthetically, HGH is the active ingredient in a number of prescription drugs and in other products available widely over the Internet.
HGH is supposed to reduce belly fat, increase muscle mass, increase bone density, generally increase vitality and help with (male, at least) sexuality for those over about 35 years old. DHEA basically does the same thing for men. It is at age 35 (some say 25) that the body stops growing and starts to “lose the battle.” I also would immediately note that if you decide to get human growth hormone (should you be so blessed with extra cash or the rare doctor who will prescribe it), that ONLY HGH from Switzerland is legitimate. That’s the only place you can get it over the counter. It may even be of doubtful legality that way, and it will cost you $800 to $1,000 per treatment, unless you can get an MD to prescribe it. I also am absolutely certain that there are dozens of websites trying to sell you so-called HGH a lot cheaper, and I’m pretty darned sure they are total scams.
Synthetic HGH was developed and became available in 1985. I believe that human growth hormone works for both men AND women, whereas DHEA, a cheap substitute, is just basically for the guys. As I was writing this article, I remembered my friend’s own recommendation to try a cheap substitute for HGH which I have personally tried and I can attest to the efficacy of the drug. Also there’s a LOT of hype about human growth hormone and a LOT of FAKE websites trying to get you to buy something cheaper. They are all fake, get only the expensive treatment from Switzerland, or find a doctor who will prescribe it, or don’t use HGH at all.
DHEA & Chromium:
“Just the Facts, Ma’am”
The substitute for HGH, again, is called DHEA and is a cheap (about $14 for a month’s supply) testosterone supplement. That’s right, it’s the so-called “male” hormone and women shouldn’t take it. WebMD says “(dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced by your body’s adrenal glands,” and that it is a precursor to testosterone as well as female hormones, too. (It has also previously been known mainly to computer geeks and some athletes. The Daily Walk with Love, though, wants you to know about it.) DHEA comes in 25mg or 50mg strength, and IF you take the stronger pills, you might become a little aggressive. You can even get it at Wal*Mart or Discount Drug Mart. Mostly I wouldn’t take the 50mg strength. If you want to try that level of supplement I would recommend at least to get the 25mg strength and take it twice a day, but I recommend only getting the weaker strength and letting taking 25mg once a day suffice.
Testosterone is the hormone which is the critical component and building block of ALL other hormones for men, including HGH. Take testosterone and you will, from my own experience, have higher energy levels, feel more decisive, and have (at least somewhat) better performance sexually. (I am NOT suggesting it as a substitute for Viagra in the case of ED, in that case I might suggest Horny Goat Weed extract and Black cohosh, and maybe a few other herbs.)
DHEA & Chromium:
Weight Loss and Diabetes benefits
I also lost quite a bit of weight during the time span that I took DHEA and Chromium picolinate together. But besides losing 70 pounds, I had other major benefits from this regimen (25 mg DHEA twice a day and 120 mcg — the daily recommended dose — of Chromium picolinate, which is also available in quite a few multivitamins). I am diabetic but my diabetic leg condition almost disappeared and my HA1c readings dropped well below diabetic levels. My bad cholesterol actually became TOO low!! Now I have been lax on my diet, so four years later I am going to start up the combination again. As of this week, I’m doing that again, the regimen will cost you only about $25 a month in OTC supplements. The sexual benefits may be mainly or at least partly in your head though, men. (Even so, I was having really good sex at this time..) As I’m fond of saying, real, actual love plus skin equals good sex. You don’t need a Playboy bunnie, just real honest love. I DO recommend DHEA, it’s sort of a “praise the Lord and pass the ammunition” sort of situation, right men?
What About HGH?
Let’s have Underground Health Reporter introduce us to HGH:
Normal aging (also, besides loss of physical vitality and sex drive) includes a decrease in lean mass, increase in fat mass, and a decrease in bone density. Associated with these changes there can also be frailty, muscle atrophy, relative obesity, increased frequency of fractures and sleep difficulties.
One critical component in the fight against aging and keeping yourself fit and healthy is maintaining your levels of a special hormone that contains 190 amino acids, this is the only hormone in the body that can transform your body and reverse aging – it’s Human Growth Hormone.
What does Men’s Health have to say about HGH:
Apparently, plenty of athletes and celebrities are already true believers. Ten to 15 men on each NFL team now use the banned substance, one player told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and a prominent Los Angeles trainer estimates that 20 percent of actors take it, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
…Unfortunately, many of HGH’s purported benefits are unproven, and its reputation as dope for cheaters and snake oil for anti-aging hucksters keeps it from being studied more legitimately, says Randall Urban, M.D., an endocrinologist with the University of Texas Medical Branch. “The abuse gives negative connotations to a hormone that may have tremendous benefit for some people.”
As usual WebMD spouts the company (pharmaceutical company) line of “established truth” about HGH. Here we will just give you just one paragraph of their more quantitative warnings about side effects:
…the most common uses for HGH are not FDA-approved. Some people use the hormone, along with other performance-enhancing drugs such as anabolic steroids in an attempt to build muscle and improve athletic performance. Yet HGH’s effect on athletic performance is unknown.
This is simply not true. Both HGH AND DHEA have been shown to increase athletic performance as Men’s Health relates:
One Australian study parsed the issue and examined sprint performance in 96 cyclists who injected either HGH, testosterone, HGH plus testosterone, or a placebo (salt water) for eight weeks.
Compared with the placebo group, those taking HGH saw their sprint capacity improve by almost 4 percent; those taking HGH plus testosterone had an 8 percent improvement. The HGH-only group, however, saw no gains in muscle strength [(not sprint capacity, where there is measurable improvement with either drug, or with a combination, even more so. ~PE)]
I personally found that DHEA alone definitely revitalized me and helped me to lose weight. It was at this time also that, taking both DHEA and also Chromium picolinate, that my diabetes type two was somewhat reversed. A physiologist at the Cleveland Clinic Specialty Center told me about Chromium, and I make sure my multi-vitamin, multimineral supplement has Chromium in it, too.