Pills, Shots, Sprays Analyzed
HGH Human Growth Hormone was first discovered in 1956 and its structure was identified in 1972. It was extracted from cadavers, sold at very high prices, and injected via intra muscular shots. In mid-1998 the 191 chain HGH molecule was genetically engineered in the laboratory. This is available to us now through a costly doctor's pharmaceutical prescription, and secondly at a reasonable price through homeopathic oral sprays. The third therapy alternative would be Secretogogues and Stacked Amino pills. The idea here is to coax your own body, by stimulating the Pituitary Gland, to produce more of it's own HGH. So the consumer has these three choices: HGH sprays, shots, or pills. With all three choices the goal is the same: to raise the measurable IGF-1 level. To discover which protocol is right for you we offer a short discussion below on all three therapies.
It should be noted that the Federal Drug Administration does not allow any nutritional product to claim that it can "cure" any disease. The FDA does approve Pharmaceutical drugs and Homeopathic preparations to claim they can cure a particular disease and the testing to achieve this status is quite rigorous as we all know. A doctor is permitted to prescribe Human Growth Hormone to a patient for anti-aging even though it's only approved by the FDA as a cure for dwarfism. The Pharmaceutical manufacturer is not permitted to suggest it's use as an anti-aging therapy, only as a treatment for dwarfism, and one company ended up paying substantial fines and penalties for doing just that. The large majority of Homeopathic remedies do, with FDA approval, claim to cure various ailments. Homeopathic HGH is one of only a handful of preparations that claims to "cure" nothing. 21st Century HGH is manufactured at an FDA monitored and approved laboratory. The curious difference between pharmaceutical shots and homeopathic sprays is that even though the former injects huge amounts of the actual hormone, compared to only a miniscule amount in the homeopathic preparation, the rejuvenation levels are remarkably similar!
Being very conservative the idea of stimulating my own body's production of HGH through nutritional supplement pills sounded the most "natural" to me. However, the authoritative Physician's Desk Reference Manual rates different forms of absorption by the body and yields eye-opening information regarding pills. It says that when a pill is swallowed, less than 10% of the nutrient actually gets into the blood stream. The other 90% of the pill is processed by the gastrointestinal tract as waste. Oral absorption through the mucosa (the lining of the mouth) is the preferred choice of medical experts because the body absorbs 90% of the nutrient into the bloodstream. That's a huge difference compared to pills. What was not a big difference to us, but was still very interesting, was that oral absorption (90%) was higher than intra-muscular shots (80%).
So, piling a bunch of tablets into my body in the form of stacked amino acids and secretagogues, most of which would actually pass through me, just to coax my Pituitary Gland into a little bit of action didn't seem like a plan to me. Also, after a few months taking pills the Pituitary gland says, "no mas," and refuses to get stimulated into action no matter what the supplemental dosage. Additionally, I was scared away by reports that taking stacked amino "growth hormone pills" can raise cortisol levels in the body, which is extremely unhealthy. So, rejecting these tablets, the choice then came down to actually putting the hormone into my body by way of injections or via oral sprays.
Almost all the HGH sites will say that the cost for shots ranges between $10,000 and $20,000 per year. It doesn't. It is easily found for around $3,000 per year and even lower through Mexican pharmaceuticals. Needles today are very safe and generally painless. But sticking myself twice a day with shots, twenty days per month, didn't seem like a routine a healthy person should be doing, no matter how quick and easy it is. Call me squeamish. I don't care. Taking shots might suit some people, and if it does, go for it. Not me. Those taking Hgh shots should be aware that a few problems have been reported with "high" or "over" dosages, so anyone using a shot protocol would be wise to be clinically monitored on a regular basis by a physician.
So the spray option was the one I chose, especially considering the fact that I didn't know if it would deliver what retailers were claiming. It seemed to be the most benign, risk free, gentle therapy that produced excellent results, and was reasonably priced between $500 and $1250 per year. The amounts of herbal and nutritional contents listed on a product label can be most misleading. What's important is not the nutritional content listed on the label, but rather how much of that nutrient is actually absorbed into the cells of the body. Sprays provide excellent absorption when micro-sized beads or droplets of a nutrient are taken into the body through the tissue lining of the mouth or nose. Blood capillaries are extremely close to the surface in these areas and readily absorb the Hgh spray into the bloodstream. The flow of absorbed nutrients from this area of the mouth is to the Carotid Artery, then to the brain, and then on to the heart within 22 to 30 seconds. Within minutes sprays are totally dispersed throughout the body.
As far as which product is the best, it's my belief that if and when independent clinical trials are made of all the orally delivered products will basically be close in effectiveness. They all contain the same amounts of Somotrophin. Some add a little bit of this, some add a little bit of that. I chose the spray I thought was most homeopathically prepared because I knew more care would have been taken in its manufacturing and it would probably be more gentle on my system. But honestly, when shopping around for sprays that may or may not work, how do you know which one to buy? Ultimately, it probably doesn't really matter that much! But I do hope you buy mine. Now how's that for a sales pitch?
Speaking of sales pitches, the market is beset by some overzealous marketers who sometimes make claims that are somewhat misleading, especially in the area of hgh human growth hormone clinical studies. I've read through many entire websites which make claims, based on pharmaceutical HGH shots, that imply the same results will occur with their nutritional product. They are just "fast talking" their clientele. Learn as much as possible and make a decision based on personal preferences. No matter what age you begin taking the product, the results are amazing.