Human growth hormone (HGH) injections are used to treat individuals with below normal levels of growth hormone. Low growth hormone can be indicative of a growth hormone deficiency. Only your doctor can properly diagnose a growth hormone deficiency, and only a doctor can provide you with a prescription for growth hormone injections. Growth hormone injections can never be obtained without a doctor’s prescription.
What Is In a Growth Hormone Injection?
HGH is a controlled pharmaceutical, just like any drug or medication for which a doctor’s prescription is required. HGH injections are very similar in concept, use, and application as insulin. Insulin is also a hormone, and human insulin in the form of injections are prescribed for people who have diabetes, because their bodies do not make enough on their own.
HGH injections are used similarly, for people who are not producing adequate supplies of growth hormone on their own. However, just as a doctor could not, and ethically would not, write a prescription for insulin, or any other medication for that matter, for a person who was not suffering from a given condition in need of treatment, there must be a legitimate “medical need” to obtain a prescription for growth hormone in injections.
Prescription HGH injections are made up of synthetic growth hormone. We use the word “synthetic” because it is made in a lab, but it is “real” human growth hormone. Before we had the ability to create bioidentical hormones in the lab using human DNA, the HGH used for prescription growth hormone injections, had to be extracted from the pituitary glands of cadavers. This was problematical, as in rare cases, such HGH extracted from the brain matter of the deceased caused a deadly condition similar to mad cow disease. Today, HGH injections are very safe, with very limited side effects. Now, we can literally manufacture HGH using recombinant human DNA. The HGH made this way is identical in every way to the growth hormone produced by your body.
But again, you can only obtain a prescription for growth hormone injections from a doctor, and only then, after he or she runs tests to determine if you are growth hormone deficient.
Are There Tests That Need to Be Done Before Getting Growth Hormone Injections?
If you think you need growth hormone injections, chances are, you are probably a man or woman over the age of 40, who has been exhibiting signs of age-related growth hormone deficiency. The signs and symptoms of adult onset, or age-related growth hormone deficiency (GHD) include:
Weight gain, even when eating right and exercising
Fatigue and weakness
Sexual health issues
Foggy thinking or other cognitive issues
Reduced skin health
Even if walk into any legitimate hormone clinic, exhibiting all of these symptoms, do not think that you will be guaranteed to walk out with a prescription for growth hormone injections.
HGH prescriptions are very strictly regulated. Your doctor will need to take a complete medical history and physical exam, which will then be followed with a specialized blood test to check for your HGH level. Only a well-qualified physician who specializes in hormone replacement therapy, should prescribe your growth hormone treatment. This way you can be sure your HGH prescription will be the safest and most effective for your particular needs and lifestyle.
Prescription HGH is known by many names and comes in many different forms. Some of the most common growth hormone prescriptions are:
The slight variations between all of these brands of injectable growth hormone has to do with their dosages, how you prepare and take them, and their relative costs. All are injections, however some HGH prescriptions use traditional medical syringes and others use pre-dosed injectable pens. Your HGH prescriber will decide which is best for you.
These and other similar prescription HGH formulas, made and distributed by various legitimate pharmaceutical companies, are the only HGH prescription medications that are officially allowed to be legally imported, distributed, and sold in the United States.
Can Any Doctor Give Me Growth Hormone Injections?
Unlike other shots or vaccines, growth hormone injections are not given to you by your doctor, your doctor and or his or her staff, will teach you how to self-administer your growth hormone injections. However, it is your doctor that must give you the prescription for your growth hormone injection kit.
What kind of doctors provide prescriptions for growth hormone shots? Any kind of doctor can write you a prescription for growth hormone. However, it is highly recommended that you get a prescription for HGH from a medical professional whose practice is dedicated to hormone replacement therapy. Not only will such a physician be able to provide you with the most accurate testing of your growth hormone level, and provide you with the most effective HGH prescription, he or she will also be able to evaluate your other hormones. All hormones in your body interact and work together. If you are suffering from a growth hormone deficiency, there is a good chance that you may be deficient in other critical hormones such as testosterone. Many people who are given a prescription for growth hormone, are also prescribed testosterone therapy, and benefit greatly from the combined therapies.
Why Can’t I Buy Human Growth Hormone Injections Online?
You will never see an advertisement for the purchase of HGH injections online. You cannot buy actual growth hormone online, and real growth hormone therapy is only given via injection.
You can only obtain real human growth hormone with a doctor’s prescription, which then must be obtained from a licensed pharmacy, just like any other prescription medication. Any product being sold online, that can be purchased without a prescription, that claims to be “HGH,” or to contain HGH, or growth hormone, cannot by law, contain any human growth hormone. These products may have ingredients such as proteins and amino acids that they claim can “stimulate your body to produce more HGH,” but most such claims are unsubstantiated. Furthermore, like all supplements, any “HGH supplement” is not tested or regulated by the FDA, which means they can make any claims they wish, and such claims are not verified by any independent review. The only FDA approved method to treat growth hormone deficiency, is with a prescription for one of the growth hormone medications listed above.
This having all been said, you may be able to work with a growth hormone clinic that can refer you to an online pharmacy that may fill your growth hormone prescription. However, understand that you will still have to go through the very same procedures of seeing a doctor, having your blood tested, and obtaining a prescription for growth hormone, but, you may just be able to save a little money having your HGH prescription filled on line.
It is very important that you understand this difference. While there may be the possibility of having your HGH prescription filled online, you cannot, under any circumstances buy HGH online or anywhere else for that matter, without a doctor’s prescription. Also realize that actual growth hormone therapy is only prescribed as an injection. Any product that you can buy online without a prescription claiming to be HGH, in pill, spray, powder, or anything other than an injection, is not HGH at best, and may be a total scam at worst.
If all of this is making it sound very difficult to buy HGH, relax, it does not have to be. We are only saying that for your own health and safety, you should obtain your HGH from a qualified and legitimate source. If you are really in need of an HGH prescription, our doctors and staff can actually make the process very easy for you!
Are Growth Hormone Injections Expensive?
People always ask us, “How much do growth hormone injections cost?” That is not really such an easy question to answer. Everybody’s needs for HGH is different. Everybody’s symptoms of growth hormone deficiency are different. There is no “one size fits all prescription for growth hormone. Growth hormone therapy is very individualized. Even once you have been given a legitimate doctor’s prescription for one of the legal HGH medications such as Genotropin, Norditropin, Saizen, or Humatrope, you will find that the price to get the prescription filled can vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. Prescription HGH is prescribed in injection units, or IUs. The price per IU of the brand name HGH also varies. That all having been said, you should expect the cost to be anywhere from 18.00 to 25.00 an IU of HGH.
Most growth hormone prescriptions are for a daily dose of anywhere from 3 to 5 IUs. When considering the cost of filling your growth hormone prescription, you need to consider:
The dosage of your HGH prescription
The brand of prescription HGH
Where you have the prescription filled
What are the ingredients or “level of quality” of the particular brand of HGH?
The bottom line on cost is, we believe that no one should be “priced out” of a therapy that could be life changing. Our staff will work with you, to find the best possible growth hormone injections to fit your medical needs as well as your budget.