To date, there are three widely recognized types of human growth hormone therapy. Of course, there are advances every single day in the field of hormone therapy, but the three most common types have long been proven affective and continue to be the most widely used.
The first type of human growth hormone therapy is human growth hormone injections. These require a prescription and are generally used to provide synthetic hormones in hormone replacement therapy. They are the only means available to treat the body with a truly effective dose of human growth hormone when it comes to deficiencies. Of the three types of human growth hormone therapy, it is by far the most expensive. As well, it is suggested that human growth hormone injections cause the most side-effects, making it even more important to stay in close consultation with a physician when taking them, and explaining why they are definitely prescription-only.
The second type of human growth hormone therapy is homeopathic human growth hormone sprays, which require no prescription. HGH sprays are generally considered the safest kind of human growth hormone therapy which does not require injections, as well as the most popular. They are also the only non-prescription HGH product allowed, likely because they are homeopathic. Several of the companies which market human growth hormone sprays have actually had their products labeled as “medicines” under FDA guidelines, and they are closely regulated by the FDA.
Some sprays contain amino acids, vitamins, or herbs rather than human growth hormone. Those which do are considered the best. As well, homeopathic human growth hormone sprays are considered “releasers,” as they aid the pituitary gland in producing its own growth hormones.
Because the sprays are homeopathic in nature, their main aim is to help the body to heal itself. Basically, they contain a potentiated form of human growth hormone, and they are designed to help the pituitary gland create more of its own natural human growth hormone.
The final type of human growth hormone therapy falls under the heading of dietary supplements. They are human growth hormone releasers and secretagogues, meaning that they, too, help the pituitary gland in producing its own levels of human growth hormone. These types of HGH therapy generally come in four forms: pills, tablets, capsules, or powders. Under FDA guidelines, they are labeled as dietary supplements rather than medicines, and thus actually fall under the heading of food. These supplements, when taken, are absorbed by the user’s digestive tract. They do not contain human growth hormone and are instead made of amino acids, vitamins, and herbs.
Within each of the three types of human growth hormone therapy, there are innumerable products available. Each has its own benefits and its own negative aspects. Choosing which kind of human growth hormone therapy to take depends on the individual, what the individual needs it for, and, of course, the recommendation of the individual’s physician. It is always important to stay in close consultation with a doctor when starting any type of therapy, and to decide if the benefits outweigh any possible risks.