Dr. Karron Power, a preventive medicine specialist in the Bay Area says human growth hormone, or HGH is an important hormone that signals the body to grow and heal throughout life. “Growth hormone replacement has been prescribed by doctors for some time for its anti-aging effects, but the high cost of therapy has limited its availability primarily to the rich, including celebrities and socialites,” says Dr. Power. “Treatment with human growth hormone costs around $1,000 a month, and many doctors will not prescribe the hormone because of controversy and legislation attached to what many call the ‘youth’ hormone,” says Dr. Power.
Doctors now have a more affordable option for increasing growth hormone levels.
“There is a bio-identical growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) called ‘Sermorelin’ available by prescription only,” says Dr. Power. “Sermorelin is identical to the hormone your brain naturally makes to increase pituitary gland production of growth hormone; thus it enhances your own production of this important hormone. GHRH therapy provides the benefits of growth hormone replacement at a fraction of the cost.”
In young, healthy adults, the brain signals the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland by producing Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH). Biochemists have replicated this brain signal, GHRH, and doctors can now prescribe this hormone to increase natural growth hormone production. “Increasing natural production eliminates the risk of over-treatment and decreases the risk for negative side effects,” says Dr. Power.
“Growth hormone levels are high during youth, but rapidly decline throughout adulthood,” says Dr. Power. “As these levels decline, a person’s muscles, joints and bones weaken, skin sags and wrinkles and hair and nails become thin and brittle. The immune system and cardiovascular health suffer as well.”
“Another benefit of Sermorelin therapy is that there is no ‘negative feedback’, so you can cycle on and off without any negative consequences,” says Dr. Power.
For more information call the Youth Renewal Center at 415-785-7995 or visit www.powermd.com