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Review Article: Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) Supplements
 

Initial Posting: 12/7/03   Updated: 2/22/13
Misleading Product Claims — Many non-prescription supplements are promoted as containing, or having the ability to release, growth hormones. Don't fool yourself. Our comprehensive review gives you the facts you need to know. 

Advertisements on the Internet and in spam e-mail appeal to health-conscious consumers — Look and Feel 20 Years Younger with HGH! Lose Unwanted Wrinkles! Increase Muscle Mass! Lose Weight While You Sleep! Restore Youthful Vision! Enhance Sexual Performance! HGH Now Available without a Prescription!

Do HGH supplements really work? In response to subscriber questions, we took an in-depth look into the efficacy of these products and the claims they make.

This special Review covers the science behind human growth hormone — the controversy and HGH limitations as a non-prescription supplement. We looked into four main product categories and give you our assessment:

  • HGH Releasing Agents (also called "HGH enhancers" or "HGH stimulators") — who benefits?
  • Homeopathic HGH — efficacy of extreme dilution?
  • Nanogram Strength HGH — dosage level and absorption?
  • IGF-1 Enhancers — enhancing what?
This evaluation is based on a comprehensive review of the evidence in the literature. It is not based on our usual testing of the products. However HGH supplements such as SeroVital-hghBotanic Choice HGH Booster Formula, and Renewal HGH Advanced Formula are described and compared along with a listing of their ingredients and our comments. Consumer tips and precautions also are provided.
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