A double-blind placebo controlled study was conducted with over 80 ‘healthy’ people aged 29-67 years that maintained their existing lifestyle and did not exercise regularly.
Test subjects were selected to receive homeopathic GH or placebo, in the form of chewable tablets marked, bottle “A” for the first 21 days. Following this period, all subjects were crossed-over to bottle “B” which contained the opposite test substance, i.e. treatment crosses to placebo and vice versa, for an additional 21 days. Each participant was instructed to chew tablets thoroughly, three times daily, i.e. upon rising, afternoon, and early evening, without simultaneous ingestion of any other substance (in between meals.) Group assignments were not revealed to the subjects or experimenters until the study was completed. Assessments of body composition and specific laboratory measurements were made before commencement of the protocol and every 10 days until completion of the study.
Results demonstrate a significant effect when subjects received homeopathic GH treatment. Lean body mass significantly increased, and body weight, body fat, and blood pressure significantly decreased. Body composition improved, and there were significant increases in upper arm size compared to treatment with placebo tablets. In addition, subjects reported significant increases in energy, mental clarity and improved sleep quality. [Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. Aug/Sept 2000]
There are a huge number of companies now providing homeopathic growth hormone, as it is an OTC product. Quality control becomes an issue since it seems that so many of these companies have sprung up just to sell this one product.
Homeopathic Growth Hormones can help with the following
Two homeopathic products (the only ones tested) demonstrated a clear improvement in symptoms and increased IGF-1 levels in a placebo-controlled and blinded study. Since some people respond to one product but not another, it is worth trying one for a month to see if any improvements result. If not, switch products until finding one that works for you. A very reputable company which has invested heavily in research and development offers products which were used in the blinded trials. Information can be found at Biomed Comm.
A pharmacologically inactive substance. Often used to compare clinical responses against the effects of pharmacologically active substances in experiments.
A system of medicine based on the belief that the cure of disease can be effected by minute doses of substances that, if given to a healthy person in large doses, would produce the same symptoms as are present in the disease being treated. Homeopathy employs natural substances in small doses to stimulate the body's reactive process to remove toxic waste and bring the body back into balance.
Chemical substances secreted by a variety of body organs that are carried by the bloodstream and usually influence cells some distance from the source of production. Hormones signal certain enzymes to perform their functions and, in this way, regulate such body functions as blood sugar levels, insulin levels, the menstrual cycle, and growth. These can be prescription, over-the-counter, synthetic or natural agents. Examples include adrenal hormones such as corticosteroids and aldosterone; glucagon, growth hormone, insulin, testosterone, estrogens, progestins, progesterone, DHEA, melatonin, and thyroid hormones such as thyroxine and calcitonin.
A drug or medication that can legally be bought without a doctor's prescription being required.