Have you heard of the human growth hormone? If so, do you know what it is used for?
In a nutshell, the human growth hormone is a protein manufactured and released into the bloodstream by the pituitary gland. Its primary function is to facilitate the growth and development of babies into adults. As elucidated below, it also plays a fundamental role in adults’ physical and mental health and well-being.
At this juncture, it is vital to note that this protein’s manufacture and secretion is controlled by the hormones produced in the hypothalamus region of the brain. Secondly, hormones play a fundamental role in the human body’s optimal functioning, including growth and development.
Unfortunately, growth is sometimes inhibited due to a malfunction in the production and secretion of the growth hormone. This is one of the primary causes of dwarfism and extreme inhibited growth, resulting in physical and mental health issues. Therefore, HGH injections are an excellent way to supplement the growth hormone shortages.
The mental health benefits of HGH supplements: A case study
What about the health benefits of HGH supplements for adults?
A use case for administering HGH injections to adults also exists. Let’s consider the following scenario as an example of using one of the best HGH injections in an adult application, with special reference to the mental health benefits.
Let’s assume that you are a middle-aged woman who is just moving into perimenopause. You are battling anxiety and depression, lethargy, development of osteoporosis, and weight gain, especially around your waist.
Human mental and physical health are interlinked. Many research studies have demonstrated that poor mental health is known to negatively impact physical health, leading to the development of heart disease and lung conditions resulting from anxiety-inducing asthma. On the other hand, reduced physical health also has the potential to harm mental health and well-being.
In your case, the increasing abdominal fat is enough to make you feel uncomfortable and bloated. It also has the added effect of reducing your self-esteem because you don’t like how you look and feel. Reduced self-esteem adds to the continual low mood, which is morphing into depression and anxiety.
The continual tiredness and inability to think and solve problems, also a result of the depression and anxiety, make life extremely challenging. It is almost too hard to get out of bed sometimes.
Will HGH injections improve your quality of life? In summary, the answer to this question is potentially yes; HGH injections will improve both your mental and physical health.
Let’s expand on this answer by looking at the role HGH will play in each of the conditions listed above as a way to describe it will improve the quality of your life.
While this condition in itself is not a mental health condition, living with the stress of knowing that your bones are weakening and could break due to a simple fall is very stressful in itself. Therefore, it is worth mentioning in this context.
A long-term study titled ‘Growth hormone reduces risk of osteoporosis fractures in older women’ notes that administering HGH to slow down the progressive deterioration of bone density over time is a proven way of preventing the onset of osteoporosis. Additionally, researchers found a long-term effect on women who received HGH treatment, their bone density continued to improve, resulting in reduced bone fractures.
Improved mental health
HGH treatments prescribed to improve mental health can include daily therapies, depending on how severe the body’s natural growth hormone deficiency is.
The starting point for all HGH treatments is to determine the body’s current levels and develop a treatment plan based on these starting numbers. Regular blood tests are necessary to monitor the growth hormone levels plus cholesterol, blood sugar, and bone density levels to ensure that the treatment does not make things worse.
As highlighted above, this treatment aims to improve low mood, depression, and anxiety and increase the ability to think and solve problems.
It also restores energy, increases metabolism, and helps to reduce the fat accumulation around your waist.
All of these benefits or actions not only demonstrate a marked improvement individually, but they also work together to improve your overall health and wellbeing; thereby, improving your quality of life.
While HGH injections sound like the gold-standard of all treatments for the conditions highlighted above, it is essential to speak to a hormone specialist before injecting yourself with synthetic HGH. HGH is illegal when used to promote muscle growth and enhance athletic performance.
James Wallace has been an advocate for mental health awareness for years. He holds a master’s degree in counselling from the University of Edinburgh.