Human Growth Hormone – A General Overview

Human growth hormone, commonly known as HGH, is a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that promotes growth in almost every tissue of the body. There are natural and synthetic versions of HGH, and the injectable, synthetic form is commonly prescribed for children with growth disorders, and people with muscle wasting diseases or who produce lower levels of growth hormone due to pituitary issues such as tumors. However, it also has positive off-label uses for weight loss, increasing muscle mass, and to reversing or decreasing the natural effects of aging. It’s imperative, however, that potential users of human growth hormone understand what it is and how it works.