We at 21st Century HGH will be the first to admit that the HGH industry is very shady. Our biggest problem comes from the "HGH Releaser" vendors who sell a few pennies worth of amino acids at a price close to those of us selling real human growth hormone. Since their profit margins are so much higher than ours they have the financial capacity to market their products in ways we can't afford. They do radio, TV, print media, and end up in high positions on the search engines. They can afford it. Their profit is great and their marketing pitch is very shrill. We get their dissatisfied customers all the time.
Again, we at 21st Century HGH will be the first to admit that pharmaceutical human growth hormone, purchased through a doctor with a prescription, and injected into the body, is the superior way to get the substance into your system. But the results you get from our homeopathic oral spray, at a reasonable cost, without sticking yourself with needles, seems to us to be a reasonable way to get human growth hormone into your system. We are not at odds with doctors pushing injections. We think the consumer should make an educated choice.
To begin, the consumer should recognize the first truth of the media: "Sex Sells!" Look at all the major media outlets from TV to Music to Movies to News, "sex sells." The more outrageous and the more alarmist ("sexy") news can be, the more it attracts an audience. So when a "credentialed" doctor writes an article for a publication that purportedly is "protecting" the consumer, the more they can scare you, the better.
Quackwatch, in our opinion, would be more viable, believable, and credible, if they weren't pushing their own drugs. If they were really "protecting the consumer" from quacks and fakes, they would bring to bear their own scientific evidence why "HGH releasers" fail after a month, or why homeopathic remedies are not considered mainstream. But they don't do this. They make no clear arguments preferring, instead, to make simple pronouncements and to use scare tactics. They scare you with old information about the worst schisters in the industry. They hide the truth about the problems of their own drugs and mislead you about the illegality of homeopathic remedies. Sex sells! Buyer beware.
Doctor Barrett brought up factual information about the 3 companies that were convicted 5 years ago. He sited the worst offenders in the industry. There are over 300 vendors selling "HGH" products, some legit, others less so. Dr. Barrett chose to highlight the bottom 1% of the industry. We'd like to ask Dr. Barrett, "How many doctors are sued for malpractice every year? 1%? More?"
Dr. Barrett brought forth information that was adjudicated many years ago. Since that time the Federal Trade Commission has cleaned up a lot of the industry. All vendors of human growth hormone products were sent letters informing them of what "claims" can and cannot be made. Most vendors complied. Some have not. We can advise you that many of those vendors who have complied the least come up very high in Yahoo and MSN searches. Not so in Google searches. Don't ask us why because we don't know.
The FDA monitors the labels of most homeopathic oral sprays and shuts down those companies that label their products using the descriptive term "nanograms." This is illegal.
Dr. Barrett also conveniently omitted information about the lawsuit brought against the pharmaceutical company Genentech, who agreed to pay a criminal fine and restitution in the amount of $50 million, because they promoted human growth hormone for a medical use that was not approved by the FDA. This company manufactured it specifically for doctors prescribing injections. Look who's calling the kettle black! And what about this front page story in the September 18, 2006 issue of USA today entitled "Hundreds of unapproved drugs sold by prescription."
Allopathic medicine is what doctors practice. Homeopathic remedies are what naturopaths prescribe. The former involves the universe of drugs and the latter involves the universe of natural products. Although both are relatively large industries, nutritional products are dwarfed by the sheer size of the pharmaceutical industry. It is big, big business. These industries depend on allopathic physicians to push their drugs. There is no doubt about the potency of these pharmaceutical products (just read the warning labels!). But are they all necessary and are they the only answer?
Most (including well known radio doctor Dean Adelle), though not all, allopathic physicians will tell you that all homeopathic products are useless. They simply roll up over 150 years of all natural remedies that have helped millions of people through time and say it's bunk. In the case of HGH, IGF-1 levels (the result of an increase in HGH) can be measured. These levels rise in many people who use homeopathic HGH. How more objective can you get?
Here's the rub: There is no motivation for any independent agency to do comparative IGF-1 testing on all the various HGH products on the market today. So the consumer has no basis for independent, objective, comparison of products. Basically, you just have to rely on the "claims" of the vendors.
Blood tests to measure IGF-1 levels are very expensive. Your doctor can do them for you for $500-$800. pharmaceutical companies have had to do this testing to gain FDA approval. We did our own private testing of IGF-1 levels on people using our product to make sure it worked prior to selling it to the general public. But honestly, if we tested 5 people or 50 people or 5,000 people, would it be wise for you to really believe the results of a test we did on our own product? If I were a consumer I certainly would not. The claims other companies make about the effectiveness of their product we take with a huge grain of salt.
We would gladly put our product up for independent evaluation testing against all other products on the market today. But who would do it and why? Again, there's the rub. We know what the results would show: pharmaceutical injections gets the best results, "releasers" decline markedly after one month, and homeopathic oral sprays continue to show 60%-80% of the same rise in IGF-1 levels of injections. We'd love for an independent agency to do the tests and prove us right or wrong!
We know how homeopathic remedies work. We know that there is only one recipe that gets the body to respond the way we want. More HGH in the recipe makes the product less potent just as less of it in the product makes it less potent. There is only one recipe that works and all legitimate homeopathic oral sprays are generic and identical. (Some may add a little "male this" or "female that" to goose up the price of their product or make it more "special," i.e. more marketable).
Again, we come back to the same conclusion offered in our "Our bottom line:": Invest $60 bucks and see for yourself. Neither an allopathic nor naturopathic specialist can tell you in advance if it will work for you or not. If it does nothing get a complete refund. If it does something it's the best investment you've ever made in your entire life! Exactly what have you got to lose?