Growth Hormone – should you take it?

5 01 2010

This is coming from an angle that you have probably never heard before.

I get a lot of questions about growth hormone and thought I would share something from the Anti-Aging conference in Las Vegas in December 2009.

Let’s first talk about aging and Telomeres. I have written a few blogs about telomeres which are the tail of the chromosomes within your DNA. Short telomeres are very bad. In a nutshell, short telomeres mean you are aging horribly.

There is a company who has taken a molecule from the astragalus root and has shown in studies that this will lengthen the telomeres. This is a hot and developing topic. We will update you on this as more develops. Currently it runs over $1000 per month to take this substance.

I had heard rumors that some athletes who have used steroids and growth hormone have prematurely shortened their telomeres, which is obviously very bad for them. I spoke in length with the owner of the company and asked him a how he felt about the trend with taking growth hormone and aging.

Just so you know, I personally feel that growth hormone is widely overused and abused for that matter. There is a place for it, but if your ignoring all the other things that cause low growth hormone, you should do those first.

What the owner of this company said was that he and many of the anti-aging doctors jumped on the growth hormone bandwagon over 10 years ago. Now, he has short telomeres and so do many of the other doctors he is familiar with. He even said he felt “it was like robbing Peter to pay Paul.” The growth hormone worked because of cell replication and that he felt those same reasons caused the telomeres to become shortened at a faster rate.

So now you have a bunch of doctors and athletes who have taken growth hormone with short telomeres. We will see how this plays out, as more information becomes known.

Blood Doc John




One response

6 01 2010

great article

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