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What is a Hormone?
Hormones are tiny chemical messengers that help our body do different tasks. Hormones are made up of amino acids. Hormones are produced by the endocrine glands and then sent all over the body to stimulate certain activities. For example, Insulin is a well known hormone that helps our body digest food. Our growth, digestion, reproduction and sexual functions are all triggered by hormones.
And Human Growth Hormone?
Human Growth Hormone is the most abundant hormone produced by the pituitary gland (pituitary is one of the endocrine glands). This gland is located in the center of your brain. HGH is also a very complex hormone. It is made up of 191 amino acids - making it fairly large for a hormone. In fact, it is the largest protein created by the Pituitary gland.
Human growth hormone is known as the Master Hormone or the "Hormone of Youth". It controls the release of many other hormones in the body and is made by the pituitary gland in the center of the brain. During childhood, HGH directs the growth of the body.
In adults, HGH begins to decline steeply with age. This decline is associated with many of the effects of aging. Hundreds of studies have been done on the use of HGH in adults.
HGH has been found to:
decrease body fat
smooth out and actualy reduce wrinkles
improve sexual function
raise energy levels
fortify and strengthen bones
enhance lean muscle
sharpen memory and improve brain function
strengthen the heart
boost the immune system
regenerate damaged tissues and improve tissue repair
and improve sleep
HGH production reaches its peak in your body during adolescence. This makes sense because HGH helps stimulate our body to grow. But, growth hormone secretion does not stop after adolescence. Our bodies continue to produce HGH usually in short bursts during deep sleep.
What is Recombinant Growth Hormone (GH)?
Recombinant Growth Hormone is GH that is synthesized in the lab. It is a biosynthetic hormone that is identical to human growth hormone, but it is synthetic. Creating an exact replicate of HGH was not an easy task.
First scientists needed to isolate HGH. Once they achieved this step they could study the DNA make-up of the protein. Scientist quickly realized making recombinant GH would be no easy task since they had to accurately reproduce hormone made up of 191 amino acids..
I wish I could say it was the quest to help mankind that lead to the invention of recombinant GH, but really it was money! Pharmaceutical companies knew that there was big money to be made if they could create HGH in a test tube.
Scientist from the major drug companies raced to produce the 191 amino acid hormone in a test tube. While Genentech first claimed victory in 1985, it was a short lived success. The recombinant GH they made was a 190 amino acid match - they were one amino acid off from HGH. This left the door open for Eli Lilly, who in 1986 created a 191 amino acid hormone that was an identical match to the HGH produced by the pituitary gland. The drug is called Humatrope and is the most widely used recombinant growth hormone today.
With modern advances in medical and pharmaceutical science, natural products are now available that stimulate our bodies to produce more of their growth hormone. This approach is safer and healthier than introducing synthetic compounds into our bodies.
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