Medical evidence supports that adults continue to manufacture human growth hormone after they have stopped growing in height. According to the Mayo Clinic, HGH continues to provide support to other areas of the body including tissue and organs. Since 1986, HGH has been manufactured in synthetic form, but as of 2010 it could still only be obtained through a prescription and administered through daily at-home injections just under the skin.
If your doctor has recommended HGH treatment for you, he believes it will benefit you. As of 2010, the only way to administer true HGH to the body was through prescribed injections that you would be taught to do at home. Understanding what benefits you can gain through HGH supplemental treatment can help you decide whether you want to take them.
Increases Bone Density
According to the Mayo Clinic, there is some evidence that the injection of HGH in adults who have HGH deficiency can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis by increasing bone density.
Reduces Body Fat
Adults naturally have slower metabolisms as they age, and putting on weight becomes easier to do. A 1997 published study in the “Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism” reported that HGH helped participants reduce body fat. Adults who have an HGH deficiency may find that they cannot lose weight through normal, healthy channels, but a HGH supplement may help decrease their body fat.
Increases Exercise Capacity
The National Endocrine and Metabolic Information Service (NEMIS) reports that adults who take HGH supplements often find that they have a longer capacity for exercise and build muscle mass more quickly than without the HGH. The Mayo Clinic reports the same information and adds its belief that while patients may see an increase in muscle mass, HGH does not increase a person’s strength capacity.
Reduces Muscle Wasting
Mayo Clinic states that HGH has been given the nod of approval in the treatment of muscle wasting caused by AIDS and HIV-positive patients. Wasting in AIDS patients occurs when their muscle mass begins to deteriorate at a rapid pace, causing them to lose weight and become fatigued. Because of HGH’s ability to build muscle mass, it is sometimes an effective treatment for AIDS patients who encounter wasting.