Initially HGH injections were created for kids that suffered from stunted growth due to an HGH deficiency.
Back then it was only possible to source HGH from the pituitary glands of human cadavers. Since each drop contributed only a couple of drops, it was considered a time consuming effort to obtain enough HGH fro a single shot. In addition, it was very expensive.
At the time, patients who received this injections were also exposed to human pathogens which made them suffer from the Creutzfeld-Jacob disease. This is a brain disorder that alters the Mad Cow disease. With time, development and research became more enhanced. Though not yet completely safe, these injections produce an adequate amount of HGH, but with less harmful effects.
How HGH Works In Children
HGH is associated with two cycles, that is:
- Direct Cycle
- Indirect Cycle
Direct cycle comes about as a result of HGH binding its receptors on targeted cells. During this time, HGH is mainly released in pulses which occur in the early period of sleep. The liver then converts the growth hormone into a potent growth inducing metabolite such as Insulin-like Growth Factor – Type 1. This metabolite is also known as Somatomedin C or IGF-1. It is this metabolite that causes many of the effects that are associated with a metabolite. In order to determine the amount of HGH that has been secreted, it has to be measured in the blood.
A lot of the changes that are brought about by HGH can be directly attributed to IGF-1.
Mainly, indirect effects are intervened by Insulin like Growth Factor. This is a hormone that is produced in body tissues and liver as a response to HGH. A large number of the effects of IGF-1 are usually attributed to HGH, however, this come about due to the IGF-1 acting on the targeted cells.
At the heart of the endocrine system we have two circuits namely:
- Positive Feedback Circuit
- Negative Feedback Circuit
Two hypothalamic hormones are used by the negative feedback. These hormones are: SS and GHRH. They play an important role of controlling the production of HGH.
On the other hand positive feedback occurs when inputs to a pathway are stimulated by the output of the pathway.
The most effective method of increasing the production of the HGH is by minimizing the results of the negative feedback circuit. This can be done by creating a positive feedback circuit that is natural.
The Effects of HGH Injections
For children who are suffering from an HGH deficiency, HGH injections are best recommended. However, there might be some side effects which may include:
- Bloating or abdominal pain
- Ear infection
- Changes in vision
- Skin rash
- Vomiting and nausea
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Joint Pain
- Enlargement of breasts
- Swelling of hands, lower legs or feet
Children who are not suffering from HGH deficiency should not receive HGH injections. This is because, whenever there is an excess amount of HGH in our bodies there may be serious negative side effects. Some of these include:
- Abnormal growth of internal organs and bones
- High blood pressure
- Development of diabetes
- Hardening of the arteries
New research indicates that there might be a link between the development of cancer in later stages of life and the use of HGH in persons with normal HGH production levels.
Other symptoms that may develop due taking huge doses of HGH include:
- Excessive bone growth
By giving kids that don’t suffer from HGH deficiencies HGH injections, you will be ruining their lives as there is a high chance that they will suffer from one of these side effects.
Effectiveness of HGH in Children
The administration of HGH injections in children stops at the point where a child achieves a certain height. Under normal circumstances the treatment lasts about 3 to 4 months, by which time both the parent and the child will have started seeing some improvements. It is worth noting that this growth rate stops after some time. Other added advantages that are accompanied by HGH injections include reduced body fat and an increased appetite. Both current and past research indicate that HGH injections are effective.
Be certain to keep your child’s life safe by doing all the research you need.