The term homeopathic HGH is often used to refer to products that claim to either contain human growth hormone and replace it in the body, or stimulate the human pituitary gland to produce more of the hormone. These are not homeopathic remedies in the classic sense. The controversial practice of homeopathy relies on the idea that symptoms can be alleviated by administering very minute amounts of natural substances (usually herbs) that will cause the same symptoms (like cures like). Thus, if you have a sore throat, homeopathy dictates that you take a dilute solution of an herb that causes sore throat in order to get rid of the symptom.
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So called homeopathic natural HGH supplements for anti aging are not based on this idea - if they were, they would contain a miniscule amount of an ingredient that causes symptoms of aging, not a hormone that allegedly restores youth! If you understand this concept, you will understand why, rather than trying to produce homeopathic HGH, homeopaths will usually direct treatment at a specific symptom, such as joint pain, or lack of energy.
Having said that, products marketed as homeopathic HGH do exist. They don't really contain real human growth hormone and if they did it would not be beneficial because the hormone must be injected to have any effect. These natural HGH supplements either aim to stimulate production of HGH by the pituitary, or they aim to replace the hormone by providing amino acids necessary to bestow the same effects on metabolism and health. Because true human growth hormone must obtained by prescription and injected at regular intervals - usually at tremendous expense - the natural HGH supplements are popular among middle aged and elderly consumers seeking to protect or regain the energy and good health of youth.
The idea behind HGH injections, homeopathic HGH and all the other approaches is that human growth hormone, which decreases in the body over a lifetime, can prevent or reverse physical aging if youthful levels can be restored. A few studies have noted positive changes in seniors treated with injected growth hormone (increased strength, bone mass, decreased fat storage, younger looking skin), however, it is misleading to draw conclusions from these results: the numbers of people tested were too few, the studies did not continue for long enough, and the side effects were not assessed over the long term. Moreover, it is a long way from HGH injections in a senior to natural HGH supplements in a middle aged baby boomer.
The bottom line is that the homeopathic HGH industry is a booming anti aging market, catering to the masses of baby boomers who seek to prolong their quality of life late into their senior years. Bit it is based on too little information. Let's hope that more rigorous scientific research is carried out to answer the questions about efficacy and safety of natural HGH supplements, and produce an affordable product that we can have confidence in.
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