Human Growth Hormone or Somatotropin, is a peptide hormone that plays a critical role in human growth, and cellular regeneration. An insufficiency of growth hormone during childhood can lead to dwarfism as an adult and it is for this reason that growth hormone treatment was first initiated to help increase height and body mass. Growth hormone exerts its effects both directly as well as indirectly with growth hormone being converted downstream into other bioactive peptides such as IGF-1. Genotropin is the world's leading brands of growth hormone.
Several studies have shown that growth hormone use leads to an increase in lean mass, a reduction in body fat, faster recovery from injuries, a more youthful looking appearance to the skin and hair and greater wellbeing and energy levels. Additionally, growth hormone has been shown to reverse not just signs of the body aging but also reverse cognitive decline seen with aging.
Aside from children suffering from diminished GH output, growth hormone has become of increasing interest to a wider group of people. Once your growth plates have fused it is no longer effective for increasing height but it IS still capable of increasing cellular renewal and repair with growth hormone becoming a widely used component of anti-aging regimes as well as being used by athletes for its ability to enhance lean mass, accelerate recovery from injuries and reduce fat mass. Both men and women can be prescribed growth hormone.
Growth hormone therapy is commonly used on an ongoing basis with a typical dosing protocol requiring the individual administer 2IU daily, usually in the morning or at night.