Loss of body fat: This is the single most profound effect of hGH replacement therapy resulting in decreased fat tissue, especially abdominal fat.
Decrease in waist/hip ratio: hGH ‘rev up’ the metabolism to former highs, selectively reducing the abdomen, waist, thighs and hips.
Increase in muscle mass: Increase is greatest in those younger than 40 years old, less but still significant in those aged 40-60 years. Physical strength is also increased if combined with moderate exercise.
Higher energy levels: Patients experience increased energy and emotional stability resulting in an increased sense of confidence. No more ‘grumpy old men ‘(or women)! hGH has been found to significantly increase the effects of exercise and muscle building including energy and endurance.
Younger, tighter, thicker skin: Patients report increased skin elasticity, texture and tightness. Skin regains thickness and youthful contours as it becomes more elastic and hydrated.
Improved mood and motivation: hGH acts in the brain as an antidepressant, raising B-endorphin levels and lowering dopamine, which causes agitation. Patients report enhanced ability to handle adversity with confidence and optimism.
Enhanced sexual performance and libido: For men hGH levels correlate more strongly with libido effects than with erections. There is anecdotal evidence i.e. reported by patients, not science, that women experience an increase in libido, heightened pleasure and multiple orgasms. There are also reports that hGH also helps alleviate menstrual and post-menopausal symptoms.
Superior immune function: Infections decrease, recovery from illnesses is aided, allergies improve and immune-related diseases such as arthritis become less bothersome.
Stronger bones: There is an increase in total bone mineral content and in lumbar and femur neck bone. Cartilage in joints becomes stronger.
Improved cholesterol profile: Total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) decrease and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) increase. Greatest improvements have been recorded in patients with the most adverse lipid profiles at the start of the therapy.
Improved sleep quality: Patients report feeling more rested in the morning, some finding they need less sleep but had more energy.
Increased memory retention: hGH deficiency has been directly related to the impairment of both long- and short-term memory as well as hand-eye coordination.