Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Alex Rodriguez. Sylvester Stallone. What do they have in common? All have been linked to using human growth hormone (HGH) to improve athletic performance and enhance their bodies.
The therapy is not allowed for most pro athletes, and thanks to the rules in professional sports, HGH has become associated with doping allegations and sports drama. This bad press has kept some medical experts from accurately studying the therapy—ignoring the substantial healing benefits everyday patients can receive.
HGH therapy, offered at our Baton Rouge and Metairie offices, is so much more than a bodybuilding shortcut. It’s an effective form of hormone therapy that is changing the anti-aging game for people across the country.
What Is HGH?
Human growth hormone, also known as somatotropin, is a natural polypeptide released from the pituitary gland at the base of your brain. Made of 191 different amino acids, HGH flows into your bloodstream and binds to cells throughout your body. It triggers cell growth and can help with healing from injuries, letting you bounce back faster and improving your overall quality of life.*
HGH levels are at their highest during childhood and adolescence. After the age of 40, HGH levels fall to nearly half. While the FDA first approved HGH therapy for children with stunted growth, and later for HIV/AIDS patients who suffered from muscle wasting, it can now be prescribed to people with hormone deficiencies caused by age.
Benefits of HGH Therapy
While the benefits of HGH are not scientifically proven, patients routinely taking HGH report the following effects:
- Muscle gains
- Fat loss
- Higher endurance levels
- More even skin tone
- Increased sleep quality*
Some doctors use artificial HGH that is synthesized in a lab, but Rejuvime Medical uses a different technique: Growth Hormone Releasing Factor. This product stimulates your own pituitary gland and activates cell growth. And as your body proceeds to produce its own natural HGH, the treatment is a much safer, more effective option.
By encouraging more production of this naturally occurring substance, it can be beneficial in anti-aging efforts. However, it’s important that patients consult with a hormone doctor to find the right dosage that will safely cater to their specific needs.
If you feel like your hormones are out of balance and you want to feel more youthful and energetic, schedule an appointment with one of our hormone doctors in Baton Rouge at (225) 230-4201. Together, we can use this natural hormone to help your body spring back.
Individual results may vary
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration