Somatropin (Growth Hormone) was isolated and first used for treatment in 1956. Since then and until 1989 it was obtained through the pituitary, a gland situated at brain bosom.
Between 1959 and 1989, due to the lack of Somatropin, its use was restricted to children with growth problems and it became known as Growth Hormone.
The secretion of this hormone decreases progressively, 1 to 3 % per year, from 30 years old. By 60 years old we have less than half of the hormone amount, if we compare with the levels detected at 25 years old. In other words, the body loses the ability to recover damaged cells, which results in ageing.
Human Growth Hormone decrease (or Somatropin) levels in adults are associated with mental and emotional symptoms such as tiredness, a tendency to depression, social isolation, low self-esteem, anxiety, and memory failures. It is also related to physical signs such as increased abdominal fat, decreased muscle mass, reduced bone mineral density, thin, flaccid and wrinkled skin, altered lipid metabolism, and glucose intolerance.
Hormone deficiency in adults has also been associated with decreased heart performance, reduced life expectancy, and sarcopenia (decreased muscle tissue).
The Somatropin as an Anti-Ageing treatment tool
In 1989, with development of recombinant genetic engineering technique, the Growth Hormone started to have as raw material bacteria such as E.coli, produced in the laboratory on a large scale. It, therefore, became free of the risk of contamination. This made it possible for this hormone to be used in cases of adults with Growth Hormone deficiency.
Research has shown that growth hormone deficiency in adults is more frequent than imagined, as, through its replacement, various signs and symptoms of ageing can be partially or reversed.
Given its ability to recover juvenile hormone levels in adults, it is now widely used in specialized clinics around the world to combat the ageing process.
Some of the areas of ageing that can be reversed with Growth Hormone treatments:
Sun, ultraviolet rays, and smoking are particularly harmful to skin cells, and Growth Hormone helps to repair damaged cells.
The result is smoother skin, with fewer wrinkles.
The injured brain cells are responsible for memory loss which, as age increases, may degenerate into Alzheimer’s disease. Thus, Growth Hormone helps repair brain cells, preventing mental deterioration associated with age.
Ageing-induced bone deterioration is the most frequent cause of very dangerous bone fractures common in the elderly population. Growth Hormone not only strengthens the bones but can repair altered bone cells. It thus provides the potential cure for most serious form of bone degeneration – Osteoporosis.
Increased energy and sexual function
As a potent “aphrodisiac,” the Growth Hormone restores sexual potency and sexuality in men. Many women using hormone experience to increased libido, pleasure, and multiple orgasms, the female equivalent of increased potency in men.
It also helps to reduce menstrual and post-menopause symptoms, as well as eliminating vaginal dryness.
Somatropin’s influence on general health
Growth Hormone also helps to keep individual health in generic terms, promoting weight loss and muscle mass increase in a natural way.
Besides, it promotes increased strength, healthy weight, and fat loss, slowing the ageing process. The side effects of using somatropin as an anti-ageing drug are minimal and rare as the recommended dosage for this effect is very low and often verified by clinical evaluation.
Hartman, M.L., Kanaley, J.A., Weltman, A. (1995) Growth hormone economy in menopausal women: effects of age. In: Adasli EY, Thornier MO, eds. The Somatotropic Axis and the Reproductive Process in Health and Decease. N.Y.: Springer-Verlag. P. 142-159