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What are the Different Types of Legal HGH?

By Helena Reimer
Updated May 17, 2024
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Legal human growth hormone (HGH) supplements usually contain natural ingredients that help release the growth hormone (GH) in the pituitary gland. They usually do not contain HGH, and in most cases are readily available in health food stores, pharmacies and online. Legal HGH is available in different forms such as pills, sprays, drops, creams and patches, and they might be marketed under a variety of different names such as HGH secretagogues, releasers, boosters or enhancers. HGH injections, which contain the actual HGH, are also legal when they are prescribed and closely monitored by a physician.

The main ingredients in legal HGH supplements are amino acids such as glutamine, arginine, glycine, lysine and leucine, as well as herbs, vitamins and minerals. These ingredients work together naturally to awaken the pituitary gland to increase HGH production. Depending on the type of supplement, they can be taken orally or applied topically to the skin.

Legal HGH is considered to be a safe alternative to anabolic agents, which contain HGH. An anabolic agent is injected directly into the bloodstream, and in most countries, because of their side effects, they are available only with a doctor's prescription. One of the major side effects of HGH injections is that they can slow down or halt the natural production of HGH in the pituitary gland.

Some legal HGH supplements, such as certain sprays, also contain small amounts of a synthetic version of HGH. The amount they contain, however, is not enough to cause serious side effects, so they normally are available without a prescription. High-quality sprays contain a solution that helps with the absorption, because the HGH molecule is too large to pass into the bloodstream on its own. The spray is sprayed directly underneath the tongue for optimum absorption.

HGH can help individuals to increase in height, strength and endurance, and thus it is often used as a bodybuilding supplement to help athletes be more competitive. Legal HGH is also used in anti-aging therapies to help prevent the signs of physical and mental aging. It can help prevent premature wrinkling of the skin and graying of the hair and can help improve the overall health of the body.

Some individuals might see results within a few weeks of using legal HGH, and others might not see results for as long as six months. This might be because of blocked receptors, especially if the HGH levels have been low for a while. A healthy diet and proper exercise can help the supplements be more effective.

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