Taking human growth hormone (HGH) can improve the health and appearance of people with hormone deficiency. Patients who take HGH notice increased energy levels, more muscle tone, improvements to their skin quality, and more.
Growth hormone is not a fix for weight gain caused by overeating or lack of exercise. However, sometimes weight gain is caused by a hormonal imbalance and changes to your lifestyle won’t help.
In this case, the hormone imbalance might be causing other health problems as well and needs to be treated by a doctor.
You and your doctor can discuss HGH and decide if it is right for you. You’ll need to test your GH levels and a prescription for HGH before you can begin taking treatment. Your doctor won’t prescribe hormone replacement therapy if your weight is not related to a hormonal imbalance.
GH treatment is not a diet plan or a tool for generalized weight loss. This means that if you don’t have a growth hormone deficiency, you won’t see any benefit from HGH and could even experience dangerous side effects.
HGH therapy is not a diet plan or a tool for generalized weight loss
However, if your weight gain is from a hormonal imbalance, growth hormone can help you lose weight and make serious improvements to your overall health.
How HGH injections work for weight loss
One of the first things you’ll notice when you start an HGH therapy is an increase in energy. When you have more energy, you can stay on your feet longer and increase the intensity of your workouts. This allows you to burn more calories than ever before.
HGH also increases your metabolism, allowing your body to burn calories without depositing them as fat. While low levels of growth hormone can cause the body to turn calories into fat, healthy GH levels let the body use those calories as energy fuel.
There will be even more changes as you continue getting injections. You’ll gain lean muscle as you lose body fat. Keep in mind that gaining lean muscle might mean that the numbers on the scale don’t budge, but your body will look and feel drastically different.
Additionally, having increased muscle mass will cause your body to burn calories even faster. Your energy will continue to increase and you’ll build endurance, meaning you can continue to increase in the intensity and fat burning of your workouts.
Is HGH effective for fat loss?
If you have a hormone deficiency, yes. Growth hormone has been shown to be very effective for fat loss. As a study conducted by The Division of Endocrinology at YongDong Severance Hospital in Seoul, South Korea state:
GH treatment and dietary restriction resulted in a 1.6-fold increase in the fraction of body weight lost as fat and a greater loss of visceral fat area than placebo treatment
Is HGH safe for weight loss?
You won’t be taking growth hormone solely for weight loss. Even if fat loss is the result you’re most looking forward to, growth hormone therapy will primarily be treating your GH deficiency. The weight you lose will be part of an overall improvement to your health.
Taking HGH under the care of a doctor is safe and effective for treating a hormone deficiency. It is not safe and legal to take HGH that has not been prescribed to you
What is the optimal dosage?
There is no set dosage of HGH for weight loss. That’s because weight loss is not the primary aim of HGH therapy. By taking the amount appropriate for your growth hormone deficiency, weight loss is likely to occur.
Your doctor will do blood work to determine the present hormone levels in your body. Then you’ll be prescribed with appropriate dosage to raise your levels to a healthy range. This will result in improvement for all your symptoms, including excessive weight gain.
However, as a general rule, you can expect to take between 4-8 IU a day when fat loss is one of your goals. You’ll likely give yourself two injections a day over the course of several months. The speed of your results will vary, but most people see significant weight loss by their third month of the treatment.
Weight loss results of our patients
Many people in our clinic see significant HGH therapy results after a few months of the treatment. Your results will depend on your body, dose, overall health, and lifestyle. Check out some before and after photos and read success stories below:
“I was having trouble losing weight no matter what I did. I tried diets. I tried removing certain foods from my diet completely. I tried exercise programs. No matter what I did, I couldn’t lose any weight.
I mentioned this to my doctor during a physical and was really surprised when she suggested I might have a hormone deficiency. She ordered some blood work, and it turned out she was right. I started taking growth hormone treatment and noticed the change right away.
Within a week or so I had way more energy. I was losing fat all over my body a couple of months later. I really noticed the difference around my stomach. My arms and legs also felt a lot more muscular. I dropped several clothing sizes and gained a lot of confidence.”
“I thought my weight gain was genetic. A lot of people in my family are plus-sized, so I wasn’t surprised when I started to put on weight. I was surprised at how bad I felt, though. I was tired all the time, and my joints ached.
I was having trouble sleeping, trouble concentrating, and trouble feeling the motivation to do anything. I started to wonder if there was more than genetic weight gain going on. And it turns out, I had a hormone deficiency.
When I started my therapy, it’s been like night and day. I’m not in pain anymore. I sleep and actually wake up feeling rested. Never had so much energy or felt so alert. Plus, the changes to my body have been incredible.
I’ve lost inches from my waist, hips, tights, and arms. Now I’m fitting into sizes I never would have thought I could, and feel great.”
To conclude, growth hormone injections are not prescribed for weight loss alone. However, if diet and exercise aren’t helping you lose weight, you might have a hormonal imbalance. HGH treats hormone deficiencies, and as a result, helps with weight loss.
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