23 Reasons Not to Use Human Growth Hormone (hGH)

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Growth hormone (hGH) was developed in medicine to treat children’s growth disorders, Turner’s syndrome and adult growth hormone deficiency. It may be taken orally or by intramuscular injection and is listed alongside similar Growth Factors  on ADA’s banned list like Insulin-like Growth Factors (e.g. IGF-1) and Mechano Growth Factors (MGFs).

In its role as an anabolic agent, HGH has been abused by competitors in sports since the 1970s, and is banned by the IOC. Traditional urine analysis could not detect doping with HGH, so the ban was unenforceable until the early 2000s when blood tests that could distinguish between natural and artificial hGH were starting to be developed. Blood tests conducted by WADA at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece primarily targeted HGH.

Enhances athletic performance in the following ways:

body fat percentage decrease

growth stimulation

muscle definition enhancement

muscle size and strength increase

muscle tissue repair

protein synthesis increase

All very attractive to the athlete looking to steal an advantage over his fellow competitors…….until you investigate the very real side effects:

abnormal body changes

acromegaly

antibody formation

arthritis

brain swelling

cardiomyopathy

congestive heart failure

coronary artery disease

Cruetzfeldt-Jakob disease development when drug is produced from cadaveric specimens

diabetes mellitus

diabetic (hypoglycemic) coma

facial nerve paralysis

forehead and jaw shape change

hand enlargement

heart enlargement

hypercholesterolemia

hypoglycemia

hypothyroidism

impotence

menstrual irregularities

metabolic dysfunction

myopathies

osteoporosis

Last year Kirk O’Bee (USA) received a lifetime suspension for abuse of the drug, but it has also been detected in track and field, bodybuilding and tennis in recent months.

What is most disturbing is how easily it is available to the public over the Internet. One of the highest Google ranked hGh sites will sell the drug to anyone regardless of age, usage or health. But we can see it obviously affects mental capacity as well: The headline in their site boasts

“We Ship To All 141 Countries”

What all of them! Perhaps a lesson in ethics and responsibility would be lost if they fail nursery school geography.

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    CPS 26.06.2012 at 05:52pm

    Or we could actually look at scientific evidence behind HGH for instance increased life expectancy? First off acromegaly is ONLY possible with your bodies natural GH production, not exogenous. Please research a bit before pushing incorrect information onto others. All of these side effects are random and extremely rare. For instance a side effect of tylenol is seizures, death, and liver failure. Do you really worry about death anytime you take tylenol? Didn't think so.

  • 3

    Derek 27.02.2011 at 07:49pm

    Thanks for update, frightening stuff hope the clamp down and education continues.

  • 4

    Post pro tour 27.02.2011 at 07:07pm

    HGH is the face changer! Few team mates dabbled in it. Watched their features over a winter morph into the brutal>. AVOID. Keep it up BP

  • 5

    Kirk 27.02.2011 at 02:58pm

    I understand your reasoning behind the statement. However how many countries do YOU think there are? Answer: 195

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    Team 27.02.2011 at 01:33pm

    WADA did not conduct hGH tests in Athens. It was a WADA accredited laboratory. WADA does not conduct tests.

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    K. 27.02.2011 at 10:18am

    You left out: Ruin your life, Lose your job, Disowned by friends and team mates

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