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    Anyone using HGH (Human Growth Hormone), what are the positive & negatives?

    Recently saw a friend of ours who is approaching 50 years and could not believe how great he looked.. He obviously dropped some weight but overall it looks like he is 10 years younger. He said that he had been taking HGH, I looked online and found mostly good info on the supplement..

    Just curious if anyone has been using or is currently using HGH? what is the good and bad?

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    that is far from a concern..

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    How tall would you like to be?
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    There are a number of anti aging clinics popping up that offer HGH treatment along with others. Looking good is a requirement in Miami so it is even advertised on TV, along with every type of body enhancement you can imagine. However, looking young requires a lot of $ and I would rather put that money into my bike and other hobbies.
    The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard and the shallow end is much too large

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    How tall would you like to be?
    OUr growth plates have sealed over long ago. Oh well. We ain't getting any taller.

    Perhaps you could google "acromegaly" to get a feel of what might happen if you abuse HGH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    OUr growth plates have sealed over long ago. Oh well. We ain't getting any taller.

    Perhaps you could google "acromegaly" to get a feel of what might happen if you abuse HGH.

    I should have placed a in my message. I was not serious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by socalrider View Post
    Recently saw a friend of ours who is approaching 50 years and could not believe how great he looked.. He obviously dropped some weight but overall it looks like he is 10 years younger. He said that he had been taking HGH, I looked online and found mostly good info on the supplement..

    Just curious if anyone has been using or is currently using HGH? what is the good and bad?
    It's my understanding the supplements are mostly snake oil. to get any benefit the real thing is required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post

    I should have placed a in my message. I was not serious!
    By the way, I find your choice in font colours deeply disturbing.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    By the way, I find your choice in font colours deeply disturbing.....


    Are you writing from England?

    Let's have a sourvey!


    This

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    or this

    or this

    I think I am stealing this thread. Sorry. Back to HGH!
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    According to my ex, HGH wouldn't work with me, because i'm not, um, H.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    OUr growth plates have sealed over long ago. Oh well. We ain't getting any taller.

    Perhaps you could google "acromegaly" to get a feel of what might happen if you abuse HGH.
    I'm not so sure! I recently had my weight and height checked. Amazing, I grew a half inch. I used to be 5'8.5", now I'm 5'9" even.











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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    According to my ex, HGH wouldn't work with me, because i'm not, um, H.
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    I read that article when it came out.. He not only used HGH, but EPO, Testosterone and Steroids, quite a mix..

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    Hgh

    As a long time professional coach (43 yrs) I will simply give you my opinion for what it is worth..nothing positive will come of it and the potential for both physical and emotional damage is in place. I am not going to lecture just simply say that no matter what the short term "gains" appear to be, the long term potential negatives far outweigh them for me. "Looking good" will be the least of his worries.

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    I have never taken HGH, but did take Testosterone for three years and it was great for me. Helped with lagging libedo, and several other things.

    My current doctor doesn't think I need it. Drats.

    Not to disagree with 'farwesthoops', but can you point to any long term studies that validate what you said about long term negatives? I didn't know these things had been studied that long.

    I have read articles about East German athletes, but assume those people were given very large doses of what they were told were 'vitamins'.

    Personally, if I had the money I would give it a shot, no pun intended.

    Maybe if I took some HGH I wouldn't always be in LastPlace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastPlace
    Maybe if I took some HGH I wouldn't always be in LastPlace!
    Hmm. Maybe in the race to die, last place isn't so bad.

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    Actually I was planning to live to be 134 so I could really mess up all the statistics.

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    Anyone with experience, 1st or 2nd hand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    By the way, I find your choice in font colours deeply disturbing.....
    Didn't we go through this already... I could have sworn there was a thread about Dnvrsfox's font a while back
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