There's an antiaging clinic that claims to be using hgh
From their website HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE
WHAT IT IS: HGH
is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. It seems to be primarily a “repair” hormone for adults but, as its name implies, promotes physical growth in adolescents. There has been much recent interest in HGH
as a treatment to slow the aging process. Technology now allows the synthetic manufacture of HGH
that is identical to that produced by the pituitary.
WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? : We all have had plenty of HGH
until our mid thirties. Then it declines about fifteen percent per decade and this parallels our aging. Following favorable clinical trials in the early nineties, many people have sought replacement treatment and “anti-aging” clinics have come into being. That HGH
is a good thing there is little doubt. BUT, it is very expensive and inconvenient to take using the present form of treatment.
WHY IS THAT? : HGH
is a very large molecule…a polypeptide (a string of amino acids)…having 191 units. Despite the hype on the net, it currently needs to be taken as an injection, at least five days a week. Once you make up a solution (reconstitute it), the vial only lasts two to four weeks at most. This traditional therapy can cost $15,000 a year or more. Also, since the 23rd of January. 2008, the FDA has banned the use of HGH
in the U.S for anti-aging. It is, however, legal here in Costa Rica. Our patients are not in violation of the U.S law when they receive HGH
in our clinic. Also, as our approach to the Rx is in the form of long lasting sub-dermal implants, patients do not need to transport illegal HGH
back to the U.S (see below).
THE NEW IDEA
Like so many physicians in the Augusta, Georgia, I knew and studied with Robert B. Greenblatt, a world-renowned endocrinologist. He pioneered the use of “pellets” for the replacement of Estrogen and Testosterone
. A pellet is a small cylinder of pure hormone that is inserted under the skin of the lower abdomen. It slowly absorbs over months… and is like the direct absorption that occurs when the endocrine gland (ovary or testis) is functioning. With pellets, the hormone goes directly into the blood stream… not through the stomach and GI tract. We for decades have given men and women hormone replacement using the pure form of these hormones and with less dosage than other forms of replacement (including intra-muscular injections). The circulating blood levels are more constant than with injections and without the sharp rise to excessive levels followed by the sharp drop in levels seen with the IM injections. I have used pellets for over thirty years of private practice. SO, a few years ago, I wondered, WHY NOT AN HGH
This idea is now being successfully used in our clinic. Patients receive their HGH
along with Testosterone or Estrogen replacement every 3-4 months… AND, at a fraction of the current cost.
The results will most probably be published when enough data are obtained.
I won't post the website - I don't want to be accused of anything - but the idea of hgh
pellets is intriguing. A.M. Costa Rica: Your English language daily news source
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The procedure, done by Dr. Leslie Mesén Martínez, costs $750 for an HGH
pellet, with the average person needing two pellets every three to four months.
The testosterone pellets are $100 for each, and the average male needs five to seven of these. There is also a $500 lab fee that takes care of all blood work and physicals, making the first treatment cost around $1,450 for a male and slightly less for a female.
The average amount a person would spend on this anti-aging treatment is $6,000 to $8,000 each year. Although there is some conflicting information, many Americans and expats in Costa Rica have been satisfied by the results, said McCranie.
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