Is HGH Legal to Use?
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) therapy is the source of quite a bit of confusion. Mostly, the confusion revolves around the legality of acquiring HGH injections. Reports in the news about people being arrested for HGH violations lead some to believe HGH is illegal. Not true. With a doctor’s prescription and a valid therapeutic reason, there is nothing illegal about using HGH.
First, it is illegal to simply sell HGH for anti-aging purposes. In order to be approved for a HGH prescription, a blood test must be performed to determine whether or not you have naturally low levels of HGH. (HGH levels do decrease as a person ages) HGH therapy is intended to replenish the natural diminishing of HGH and eliminate the problems suffered due to having low levels of the hormone.
HGH’s origins come from the medical community. Originally, HGH injections were intended to help young children overcome growth problems. In time, it was discovered HGH can aid in burning fat and building muscle and this lead to the hormone being used and abused by bodybuilders. To assume that only bodybuilders can benefit from the muscle enhancing gains of HGH is not correct. Those who suffer from serious conditions that cause atrophy of the muscles may employ HGH therapy to rebuild their strength and tissue. A person who may be dealing with muscle wasting due to AIDS or another condition might find HGH therapy to be the only means of restoring the lost muscle.
So, is HGH use legal? With a prescription and under the right circumstances, yes.