Can women take Human Growth Hormone?
Yes, they certainly can.
It is important to distinguish Anabolic Steroids from the Human Growth Hormone.
Anabolic Steroids, known as Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids (AAS), are drugs that are derived from, and imitate, the actions and effects of the male hormones Testosterone and Dihydrotestosterone. They enhance protein synthesis in the body, augment lean muscle mass, improve stamina and strength, boost physical endurance, and promote bone growth. When used in extreme and disproportionate doses, Anabolic Steroids are known to cause many side effects, including elevated blood pressure levels, increase in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and hepatotoxicity.
In females, the side effects of Anabolic Steroids are: deepening of voice, growth of facial hair, reduction in the size of breasts, and menstrual cycle changes, acne, quick weight gain, clotting disorders, nausea and vomiting, liver damage, raised cholesterol levels, premature heart attacks, premature hair loss, and sleep disorders.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH), on the other hand, is a protein-based hormone, secreted by the anterior portion of the Pituitary Gland (Adenohypophysis), and is naturally synthesized and released by the Somatotrophs (cells located in the anterior lobe of the Pituitary Gland).
Human Growth Hormone controls a host of important functions and metabolic processes in the body, and hence, is called the ‘key hormone’. It stimulates cell reproduction and tissue repair, governs the replacement of the cells, directs the working of various enzymes and hormones, and controls brain functions.
Women who use HGH should notice the following changes:
- 8.8% increase in muscle mass on average after 6 months without exercise;
- 14.4% loss of fat on average after 6 months without dieting;
- A decrease in muscle pain and joint pain brought on by the process of aging;
- Increase in sex drive, as well as an increase in terms of sexual performance;
- Improvements related to the cardiovascular and pulmonary system;
- Increase in the level of energy and fewer instances of lethargy and fatigue;
- Quicker recovery after exercising;
- Memory, vision, and hearing improvements;
- Both better muscle mass and muscle tone;
- Improvement in skin, hair, and nail quality
- Improved sleeping patterns leading to a more restorative sleep