Unfortunately as we grow older our body muscle gets gradually replaced by fat. As a matter of fact some people believe that for every year we grow older after the age of forty, a pound of muscle is replaced by a pound of fat.
By the time we hit fifty 10 pounds of muscle will have been replaced by 10 pounds of fat. The good news however, is that it is possible for middle aged people struggling with weight gain to shed off the pounds. If you are in a hurry to get trim, some people would recommend that you use HGH products to quickly gain your goals. The most popular of the HGH products are synthetic injections.
Under normal conditions our bodies should be able to produce sufficient amounts of HGH in our bodies. However, this is not always the case as their might be a malfunction with the pituitary gland which is responsible for the production of HGH in our bodies.
It is during our childhood years that the pituitary gland plays a very important role as its production of HGH ensures that our bodies develop as they should. Later on in life, the pituitary gland makes certain that our bodies have an efficient metabolism. As we grow older less HGH is produced by our bodies which in turn leads to lower metabolic rates. This leads to hypertension, fatigue, aging and weight gain.
Initially, when scientists first discovered HGH, they called it “Elixir of Youth”. Initial research into synthetic HGH showed numerous benefits which included:
- Disappearance of wrinkles
- Enhanced sexual performance
- Increment in muscle mass
- Increased bone density
- Weight loss
Synthetic HGH showed that it could even reverse the effects of the aging process.
The first synthetic HGH products to be produced were not created with the aim of being the “elixir of youth” nevertheless, they were highly marketable products. Synthetic HGH seemed like a dream product; fitting right in with society’s description of a miracle cure. Unfortunately, not even time has been able to completely efface this idea and has led pharmaceutical companies to make huge profits through their research schemes.
Synthetic HGH promises users a lot of guaranteed benefits such as losing weight without any effort such as exercising and dieting. However, all this benefits come at a very high cost (not all of it monetary).
How Safe Is HGH
With time though and much effort being put into its research, people are beginning to question exactly how safe it is to use this once known “Elixir of Youth”. Researchers are now reporting that it might not be safe for individuals who don’t suffer from an HGH deficiency to use synthetic HGH. Sometimes younger athletes will use HGH to improve their performance. In 1996 a huge number of athletes that were participating in the Olympics were accused of using HGH. This led to the event being named “Growth Hormone Games”. Some of the now known negative side effects that synthetic HGH has been associated with include:
- Fluid retention
- Insulin resistance
Older people are also not highly encouraged to use synthetic HGH as they might not suffer from HGH deficiency to warrant such treatment. This might lead to an overdose of the treatment which ultimately will have very harmful effects on the person’s body.
If you don’t suffer from HGH deficiency, synthetic HGH injections which might be potentially dangerous and expensive might not do you any good. However, if you are suffering from an HGH deficiency, they might be the best thing for you.
In 1985 the FDA approved the treatment of HGH deficiency. This is especially the case for individuals that suffer from Turner and Prader-Willi conditions.
In children who suffer from HGH deficiency, synthetic HGH has numerous benefits which include:
- Decrease in body fat
- Increase in muscle mass
- Increase in bone density
- Enhances exercise capacity
Some of the side effects that come with use of HGH products include:
- Decreased touch sensations
- Severe headaches
- Very slow or fast heart rate
When given to individuals who have normal levels of HGH, synthetic HGH tends to increase their risk of developing atherosclerosis, diabetes and high blood pressure. It may also lead to kidney, liver and bone problems.