At sixty, it is not uncommon that a loss of 75 percent or more is measured. The physical decline with age correlates directly with the decreased secretion of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. Children with a very early deficit of growth hormone the pituitary gland can not grow normally and be dwarfs adults when not treated. The growth hormone therapy was originally developed to treat these children, so that they grow and become normal adults could. At first, the substitutes were limited, expensive and sometimes contaminated. There were not enough growth hormones, to treat all the children who needed them. Through the development of recombinant DNA technology is today more HGH in a very pure form available, but it is still very expensive.
Nevertheless, the growth hormone in getting any larger quantities available opens a new dimension of health care. Approximately every three years, 90 percent of all cells renew themselves the human body. The body is composed of more than 100 trillion cells that continuously die and be replaced. Only in the brain and the nervous system the original cells (neurons) are preserved, but in the brain proteins produced continuously, to store memories at each new experience. Learning, memory and intelligence depend on an adequate amount of growth hormones. If you lose weight with age, all vital body functions are reduced.
Today is the substitution treatment of human growth hormone available, and the age-related symptoms of of reductions in physical and mental can be reversed or slowed down. The measurements (Somatomedin C) growth hormone levels in the blood of older adults, or even younger, are not well despite other therapies, has won the health care and preventive medicine a whole new advantage. If the Somatomedin-C levels in healthy young adults is normal, a substitution of HGH is not justified. If but the mirror low, can be the substitution of great benefit. The increase in muscle mass, an increased physical strength, less fatigue, less fat (especially abdominal fat), increased bone strength and the revitalization of the liver, kidneys, spleen and brain functions belong to the positive effects of growth hormone replacement, which are incorporated in the scientific literature. The skin recovers a more youthful appearance and has less wrinkles, improve the sexual function. The cholesterol is lowered, the articular cartilage are stronger and there are improvements in osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Also for AIDS patients, a noticeable improvement in their quality of life due to the substitution of HGH.