WHY ORAL "HGH"
DOES NOT WORK!

Consultant: Edward M. Lichten, M.D.
Member, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
29355 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, Michigan 48034
Phone Number (248)358-3433


Human Growth Hormone is expensive: the costs vary from $75 to $200 per week. The dosage is tailored to the individual's need: someone who is healthy and is using HGH for prevention will need much less than the individual with no pituitary function, dilated cardiomyopathy, or severe fatigue/fibromyalgia/lupus!

Monitoring HGH is done with a serum assay of Somatomedin-C (also named Insulin Like Growth Factor-1 [IGF-1]. Without appropriate monitoring, there is no way of adequately evaluating progress or hormonal replacement.

AT THE PRESENT TIME,
THERE IS NO PROVEN REPLACEMENT REGIMEN
FOR HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE EXCEPT
INJECTABLE HGH

Understanding the Role of Oral Supplements and HGH
AMINO ACIDS
Studies in young adults show that at least four amino acids can cause the release of up to 9 times as much HGH over a short period of time. Those amino acids are:

  1. L-glutamine: 9 grams
  2. L-arginine: 4 grams
  3. L-ornithine: 4 grams
  4. L-lysine: 2 grams

There are two problems with these studies. First, the amount of increase in growth hormone is of short duration and no long term increase in IGF-1 has been reported. And more importantly, these studies have not been performed in men and women over 50 years of age. It is a fact that the best releaser of HGH is strong exercise, and secondly a good night sleep-- yet, neither cause the additional release of HGH in men over 60 years of age.

There are now a number of advertisements for oral HGH preparations. The problem with these is that only a rare individual can raise his or her IGF-1 levels to 350 ug/ml, which is the target for replacement. Why spend hundreds of dollars if your IGF-1 level does not reach adequate levels?

Remember that saying:
You Get What You Pay For!

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CONSULT Dr. Lichten

or read through the additional pages about HGH replacement!


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The information in this newsletter does not dictate an exclusive course of treatment or procedure to be followed and should not be construed as excluding other acceptable methods of practice.


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Installed: July 7,1997
Updated: January 10, 2000