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What are the anti-aging effects of human growth hormone (HGH)?

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Because the body's HGH levels naturally decrease with age, some so-called anti-aging experts have speculated and claimed that HGH products could reverse age-related bodily deterioration, but these claims are unproven. The use of HGH for anti-aging is not FDA-approved.

Nevertheless, some people obtain injectable HGH from doctors who prescribe it for off-label purposes (uses that are not FDA-approved) and through Internet pharmacies, anti-aging clinics, and websites.

From: Human Growth Hormone (HGH) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Federal Trade Commission: "HGH Pills and Sprays: Human Growth Hype?" Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Diversion Control: "Human Growth Hormone." FDA Import Alert: "Detention Without Physical Examination of Human Growth Hormone (HGH), Also Known As Somatropin." MedlinePlus.gov: "Turner Syndrome," "Prader-Willi Syndrome," "Short Bowel Syndrome." Quackwatch: "Growth Hormone Schemes and Scams."




Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 17, 2017

SOURCES: Federal Trade Commission: "HGH Pills and Sprays: Human Growth Hype?" Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Diversion Control: "Human Growth Hormone." FDA Import Alert: "Detention Without Physical Examination of Human Growth Hormone (HGH), Also Known As Somatropin." MedlinePlus.gov: "Turner Syndrome," "Prader-Willi Syndrome," "Short Bowel Syndrome." Quackwatch: "Growth Hormone Schemes and Scams."




Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 17, 2017

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