HGH (human growth hormone) is a hormone that is produced in the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is a small, pea sized gland in the base of the brain. HGH is produced to promote growth during childhood, and to maintain the body’s’ tissues and organs throughout your adult life.

Beginning during the onset of middle age, unfortunately, the pituitary gland doesn’t produce HGH at the same levels as in the earlier stages of growth and development. Is the slowing of the production related to aging? Some think so. Synthetic HGH is being used to treat the effects of aging, although skeptics say there is little evidence to prove it is effective.

However, HGH injections, {GENOTROPIN ® (somatropin [rDNA origin] for injection)} are being used with success for the treatment of patients who have HGH deficiency cause by pituitary adenoma, or due to the surgical or radiological treatment (radiotherapy, treatment with radiation) of the adenoma.

HGH therapyIt is believed that persons undergoing treatment with synthetic HGH benefit by an increase in bone density, muscle mass, a decrease in body fat and an overall increase in energy and stamina for an increased capacity for exercise. HGH injections are also used for patients suffering from the AIDS virus or HIV induced symptoms such as muscle wasting.

Studies of the use of HGH injections on otherwise healthy adults are very limited, but research has shown that HGH therapy increases muscle mass and also reduces body fat. HGH treatment has also been used for children with idiopathic short stature (ISS