What Results Can I Expect from Using HGH?
Hormones are produced by glands. The pituitary gland is one of the most important glands of the endocrine system. This vital gland is often referred to as the “master control gland.” This is because it not only exerts a kind of control over other glands in the system, the pituitary produces one of your body’s most important hormones — human growth hormone, also known as HGH.
In the human body, HGH is essential for children to achieve normal height. It is also largely responsible for:
- Bone growth and bone density
- Building lean muscles
- Effective lipid (fat) metabolism
HGH is essential for every process involved in achieving normal human growth and development.
When your body is not producing enough HGH due to disease, injury, or genetic condition that impacts pituitary function, you are said to have a growth hormone deficiency, or GHD.
Growth hormone replacement therapy is used to treat men, women, and children with GHD.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect to See From HGH Therapy?
How effective is growth hormone therapy in treating patients with GHD? HGH injections are most commonly prescribed for children who are failing to meet their growth milestones. Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), is a genetic condition that is a common cause of GHD in children. According to the The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research “In multiple studies, human growth hormone (HGH) has been found to be beneficial for those with Prader-Willi syndrome.” These studies concluded that “Human growth hormone is effective not only in increasing height, but also in decreasing body fat, increasing muscle mass, improving weight distribution, increasing stamina, and increasing bone mineral density…”
To evaluate and document the results of HGH therapy for adults with GHD, according to the Harvard Medical School, “a team of researchers reviewed 31 high-quality studies that were completed after 1989.” This is what as known as a “meta-analysis.” Altogether, the researchers evaluated 220 subjects who received HGH and 227 control subjects who did not get the hormone. The researchers found that the group who received HGH:
- Saw an increase in HGH of 88%
- Gained body mass
- Lost body fat
Based on these and many similar published studies, you could expect these results from HGH therapy:
- Increased energy and stamina
- Increased ability to build and maintain lean muscle
- Stronger bones
- Healthier skin
- Improved sleep
- Improved cognition
- Improved sex drive and sexual performance
How Long Will It Take to See Results from HGH Therapy?
Clinical studies and medical research have confirmed the many positive benefits of growth hormone therapy. However, what most patients who are considering HGH therapy really want to know is, how soon they can expect to see results from taking growth hormone.
Potential growth hormone patients need to understand that growth hormone therapy is a process. Do not expect to see any kind of instant results. However, by being patient, and cooperating with your doctors, over the course of your growth hormone therapy, you will likely experience many life changing results.
Growth Hormone Therapy Results By Month
Most people will begin to see the results of growth hormone therapy within the first four weeks of treatment. Most initial growth hormone therapy is prescribed for six months. The following chart illustrates a month-by-month breakdown of the kinds of results you can expect from growth hormone replacement.
|MONTH||RESULTS OF GROWTH HORMONE THERAPY|
|After One Month||The effects of daily growth hormone injections will become apparent within a week of two. You will be sleeping better, you will see increases in your energy level, and overall vitality. By the 3rd or 4th week you will be thinking more clearly.|
|After Two Months||In month 2, more physical results will be seen. You will look notably more fit. You will have more lean muscle, and your skin will have an overall more youthful appearance.|
|After Three Months||After 12-14 weeks on growth hormone, you will look and feel much better than when you started. You will be stronger, more flexible, bone density will have improved, so you will feel less joint pain, and you should also see an improvement in libido and sexual performance.|
|After Four Months||After 3 months, and into your 4th, fat loss and muscle gain will be very significant. You will be entering the period of peak results of growth hormone injections.|
|After Five Months||After month five, this is when most patients have their “before” and “after” pictures taken. Do not be surprised at what you looked like before you started growth hormone therapy.|
|After Six Months||After six months you will be a stronger healthier person. You will have received all of the many benefits of growth hormone therapy such as:|
-Improved sex life
-Improved mental acuity
-Improved muscle tone