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Growth hormone, athletic performance, and aging

In 1513, the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Len arrived in Florida to search for the fountain of youth. If he got any benefit from his quest, it was due to the exercise involved in the search.

Few men today believe in miraculous waters, but many, it seems, believe in the syringe of youth. Instead of drinking rejuvenating waters, they inject human growth hormone to slow the tick of the clock. Some are motivated by the claims of the "anti-aging" movement, others by the examples of young athletes seeking a competitive edge. Like Ponce de Len, the athletes still get the benefit of exercise, while older men may use growth hormone shots as a substitute for working out. But will growth hormone…

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 Growth hormone, athletic performance, and aging

And while more study is needed, GH does not appear to be either safe or effective for young athletes or healthy older men.

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Interestingly, your diet and lifestyle choices can have a huge effect on your HGH levels. Here are 11 evidence-based ways to increase human growth hormone (HGH) levels naturally.


Sometimes people’s bodies don’t produce enough growth hormone on their own. This is called growth hormone deficiency. When this happens, both children and adults may be treated with man-made growth hormone called recombinant human growth hormone. This hormone is identical to the growth hormone that human bodies make. Norditropin® (somatropin [rDNA origin] injection) is one of these therapies, and it’s often prescribed for several growth-related conditions.


Elite Medical Group is a network of Physicians that specialize in Hormone Replacement Therapy and age management services. Elite Medical Group and its Physicians provide individualized, safe and effective treatments designed to significantly improve the quality of your health and life.


HealthGAINS believes that patients should have access to HealthGAINS, or Hormone Replacement Therapy and that income should not be a restriction. The benefits of HRT are proven in a myriad of medical studies and can help many patient symptoms.

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