Human growth hormone (HGH) injections are increasingly being used by medical practitioners to treat a widening range of health conditions. HGH comes in the form of a powder that’s reconstituted using bacteriostatic water just before being injected. It must remain refrigerated and used quickly because it destabilizes after a short period of time after reconstitution.

To make injections easier HGH can now be acquired with prefilled injectable pens, and it’s always necessary to get a prescription from a licensed physician to obtain it.

Growing Popularity

These injections are popular in the athletic community because they’re constantly trying to build greater strength and higher muscle mass to be more competitive. HGH injections are also popular because they aren’t detectable through urine sampling, and are only detectable via blood tests for no longer than 36 hours after the injection. However new tests are being developed that may be able to detect the presence of artificial HGH compounds for longer periods.

Safety concerns about synthetic human growth hormone injections remain, although there appears to be a growing body of evidence that suggests HGH has a number of positive medical uses. For example, the medical community now understands that HGH has important health benefits for adults and no longer considers hormone growth necessary only during childhood and adolescence.

It’s also believed that adequate levels of GH in the bloodstream maintains and promotes lean muscle mass and stronger bone density. In addition, accelerated healing under specific circumstances has also been reported. Without enough HGH, more individuals could experience a decreased quality of life and lower energy levels. These conditions may be explainable since HGH naturally decreases as we get older. Some even speculate that a diminished level of HGH in the body correlates with frailty in the aged. However, it’s not being suggested that hormone treatment is a proper course of action for all aging adults.

Unintended Consequences

Other negative side effects HGH medications may trigger include a higher risk of diabetes, joint pain and joint swelling. If growth hormone deficiency is the reason your physician is advising you on hormone treatment therapy, you should consider all of the potential risks in conjunction with the many benefits before making a final decision.

It should be noted that HGH medication that’s manufactured today is done so in modern laboratories with stringent sterile conditions. These improvements in the manufacturing process alone have increased the utility in viability of hormone therapy.

Benefits Abound

Some people who start HGH therapy often report that they experience dramatic changes in their quality of life such as increased energy, the ability to exercise for longer periods of time, and a decreasing waistline due to higher fat burning lean muscle mass. Other recipients report less dramatic improvements, therefore, the conclusion is drawn that individual results will vary. Nevertheless, it’s generally accepted that accompanying HGH injections with an improved diet, increase exercise, and overall healthier lifestyle will multiply positive results of the treatments.