Is human growth hormone really glycosylated?

No. The recombinant protein hgh has no glycoslylation sites, therefore, biochemically, it could not be glycoslated to extend the half life as some have advertised.

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Is human growth hormone really a steroid?

While no... Hgh is not a steroid, but a peptide hormone produced by the pituatary gland. It does have potent anabolic properties which are synergistic with anabolic steroids, ie. Testosterone. It is widely used by professional athletes in every sport, because it can only be detected using a blood test., not a urine test. So it has complementary actions with steroids, albeit illegal in sports! Read more...
No, But Legally Yes. Human growth hormone is a peptide that is 191 Amino Acids long and it is not a steroid. Legally it has been classified with steriods for prosecutorial reasons. Hgh is one of the few drugs in the pdr where off-label use has been crimalized. This means one must have the symptoms associated with hgh deficiency and fail a growth hormone stimulation test....Twice. Read more...

Is it true that the synthetic human growth hormone really help you grow? |

Yes. It seems to be true but is expensive and as with all treatments it can come with some risk at 37 years old all of your growth in height is at an end so it will not change that. Read more...
Depends. It is not like gasoline you put in your car. To grow taller your growth centers must be open and ready for HGH to work. If you are a short 10 yo with HGH deficiency, this can help. However growth centers close in females around 15-17 and males 16-18. Once closed, they do not reopen. The $ 10K/yr + cost would not be a good investment for someone your age. Read more...

Is human growth hormone really bad with antibiotics?

No. Furthermore, the route of admintration is different as gh is injected subcutaneously whereas antibiotics are usually by mout, IV or intra muscular. Read more...
No interaction. These two medication groups normally do not interact with one another. Not sure what medical condition u are treating with hgh. Be cautious. Antibiotics to treat an infection should be completely finished. You should make sure the prescribing md is aware of both medications. Read more...

Human growth hormone, what's the truth behind hgh? Are there really injections for that, if so what are results /consequences of the injections?

GH deficiency. Hgh is available, but should only be used for gh deficiency, and only in youth. Trials with gh in adults have not proven any real functional benefit. If you are a 19 yo woman, you should be making lots of gh still, and should not need any more. Too much gh can stimulate "growth" where you don't want it, eg tumors. Read more...

Is human growth hormone harmful?

Not. Only in excess doses. Very interesting information on growth hormone replacement. It needs to be monitored by a physician with a background in hormone therapy. Read more...
It can be. When properly administered and carefully supervised by an experienced physician, human growth hormone can be an excellent treatment for short stature in kids and a variety of other problems. However, when used inappropriately, it can be very dangerous and contribute to a multitude of problems --- from throwing off the hormonal balance in the body to cancer risks. Read more...
There are risks. Like most medicines, growth hormone carries a risk of side effects, and should only be taken under the supervision of a qualified physician. It has been known to increase one's risk of diabetes, risk of a certain type of hip fracture (known as scfe) and other potential problems. However, used cautiously and appropriately, it can be a very safe medication. Read more...
Children or adults? Clearly the stigma of "shortness" is ever present. But in children, approval is given when there is a deficiency of growth hormone measured by a provocative test. Adults with growth hormone deficit, secondary to head trauma or pituitary surgery are candidates as well, but the amount given is much less, since their bone growth plates are closed. Diabetic problems are not scene in european registries. Read more...
Can be. Like any medicine, growth hormone has risks involved in taking it, even at commonly prescribed doses. It can raise your blood sugar, it can cause a rise in your "intracranial pressure" and slightly increases your risks for a medical condition termed scfe (slipped capital femoral epiphysis), amongst other risks. It should always be taken under the supervision of someone comfortable with its risks. Read more...

Is human growth hormone unhealthy?

Normal. Human growth hormone naturally occurs in your body. Complications can occur with supplements due to levels beyond normal physiology, bad chemical sources, or negative feedback from your own body system when you supplement with an outside agent. Read more...

What is human growth hormone normally used for?

Children and adults. Human growth hormone (hgh) has for many years been fda approved for growth failure in children. More recently, it has been used "off label" as the fountain of youth for the rich and famous. Finally, about 10 years ago the fda approved the use of HGH in adults which show low levels on laboratory tests, usually a serum igf-1. Usage increases vitality, hair and skin condition, and has many benefits. Read more...
HGH deficiency. Other than true hgh deficiency there are no proven safe reasons to use hgh. Read more...
FDA approved. There are many approved uses of hgh for growing children outside of gh deficiency. Just for example some indications: turner's syndrome, prader willi syndrome, small for gestational age with failure to catch up, renal failure and growth failure, idiopathic small stature. Read more...

How to get prescribed HGH (human growth hormone)?

Weight loss clinics. Hgh is mainly prescribes for short stature in kids. After 15 years of age it won't help growth. These days it has prescribed for weight loss and rejuvenation in weight loss and rejuvenation clinics. Read more...

Are there different types of human growth hormone?

Different brands . Most of the commercially available hgh preparations are identical. The preservative solutions may differ, the technological approach may be different: using bacteria vs mouse cells to manufacture what is really the same drug across the brands available in the us, and the mode of delivery might be different: pen vs pod vs needle/syringe. In the end, the brands in this country work the same. Read more...