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A 19-year-old male asked:

How to increase human growth hormone naturally?

3 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Possible.: Although there are many products in the market to boost GH naturally, none are scientifically proven beneficial, hence not officially recommended by certified medical practitioners. Pl see attached link to Dr. Oz' recommendation of certain plant product and amino acid that may have some benefit. Good luck!
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Dr. Oz usually recommends products for which he has a hidden economic interest. He was censured by Congress
Jun 30, 2015
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No reason to: There is an immense amount of nonsense on the internet about human growth hormone. There are some bona fide reasons to use it, such as any premie with IUGR may benefit for catch-up growth and to attain a normal adult height. If a full grown man takes it, it may cause acromegaly; think of the James Bond "Jaws"; because bones can't grow longer, just wider. An endocrinologist can evaluate if ok.
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Sleep well to grow: Growth hormone is released during sleep-so if you can get good quality sleep, that will help your body regulate it's own hormones. We call sleeping well-'sleep hygiene'. Also, before the invention of the electric light, diaries indicated we slept TEN hours a night on average, not just 8. Try keeping a sleep log to see if you're getting good enough sleep (running a sleep deficits means you are not)

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What sports naturally raise human growth hormone the most?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
High intensity sport: A sprinter running the 400m will have an hgh spike greater than someone running 5k. Weightifters doing only a few rep max, will have greater increase in gh levels than someone doing many reps. It is absolutely conclusive as shown by a number of studies.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for nutropin (human growth hormone) to increase growth?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
2-3 months : A child who is proven to have growth hormone deficiency is expected to gain weight and height 2-3 months from the commencement of gh, usually 1-2 lbs and an inch during such interval.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Will human growth hormone actually increase my height?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
No : At 48 yo you are long past that. Growth plates fuse in late adolescence. If you take hgh as an adult you will only make yourself ill. Acromegaly occurs in adults who have gh secreting adenomas. Growth factor increases can raise risk for malignancy.

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