HGH Products - The Different Types
By Lisa Wells, RN
The photo shows a few examples of the numerous products and supplements available today that are said to address low human growth hormone levels. Each product type addresses low HGH in a different way and some are more effective than others. There is also a difference in effectiveness based on quality.
Prescription required: The injections, (generic name: Somatropin) are a synthetically made (recombinant) hormone that can provide full HGH hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
The effectiveness of the injections is not dependent upon the proper functioning of the pituitary gland. Human growth hormone injections are one of the most expensive drugs available.
Because the injections are an artificial hormone replacement therapy they may cause serious side effects and so should only be taken on the advice and management of a qualified physician.
Homeopathic HGH Sprays
Besides containing homeopathic growth hormone the homeopathic sprays are also considered releasers because they can help the pituitary gland to increase its own release of HGH to a more healthy level. However, homeopathic sprays will not cause the pituitary gland to release more than is optimal for the individual.
Please note: not all sprays contain homeopathic human growth hormone; some contain only amino acids, vitamins, and/or herbs.
Proper homeopathic HGH products made in a U.S. FDA approved lab are deemed "OTC medicines" by the FDA and so are closely regulated. Our products are FDA registered and have a national drug code (NDC) number.
In clinical studies, the most effective products are the sprays that contain homeopathic human growth hormone. Our own homeopathic HGH formula has the best independent double-blind placebo IGF-1 clinical study results for effectiveness. No other non-injection product has better clinical results.
No prescription required: These are the amino acid pill, tablet, capsule, and powder supplements that are taken by mouth and go through the stomach. They contain no form of human growth hormone. These types of supplements may also be called secretagogues, precursors, or enhancers.
Such products are deemed "dietary supplements" by the U.S. FDA and are regulated by their food laws.
Their main ingredients are amino acids, vitamins, and/or herbs. They are sold online and in health food stores.
Homeopathic sprays are also considered releasers because besides containing homeopathic HGH they can also help the pituitary gland to release more of its own growth hormone.
Please note: Large doses of amino acids can cause problems with the kidneys and liver. Also, the pituitary gland may become resistant to large doses of amino acids. Please click below to learn more.
Transdermal Gels and Patches
No prescription required: Gel and cream products that are applied to the skin have come and gone for years. They have not lasted on the market for long. Recently new multi-level marketers products have come on the market.
Most gels and creams contain homeopathic HGH and they claim their gel is better than homeopathic sublingual sprays. See the link below for more information about how the gels compare to the sprays.
Patches have also come and gone on the market for years. The patches may be either homeopathic or they may contain amino acids, herbs, etc., and fall into the releaser category. They use convenience as a major selling point.
Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone
Prescription Required: Also known as the brand name Sermorelin or Somatorelin, it is a man-made synthetic version of the growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH, Somatoliberin) that is made and released naturally by the hypothalamus in the brain.
It is a 29 amino acid polypeptide that represents the 1-29 fragment from endogenous human GHRH, which is believed to be the shortest fully functional fragment of GHRH.
Such polypeptides are also called growth hormone releasing factors. Sermorelin stimulates the pituitary gland to release growth hormone.
These products are given by injection.
The Nanogram Scam!
Some who sell sprays claim their product contains a certain number of "ng" (nanograms) of human growth hormone in order to make it appear that it contains more HGH than other products. Don't fall for this false claim. See the link below for more information.
The only form of human growth hormone allowed in any non-prescription product is homeopathic.