What are the side effects of testosterone and HGH supplements?

  • costello242

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    Feb 23, 2012 9:06 AM GMT
    I'm curious as to what these supplements do to the body. Do they encourage more hormone production or what?
    I don't think they are steroids. I'm not going to take them but if I were to take the hgh supplement ( I've just turned 18 ) would I grow a bit taller and broader?
    This is all hypothetical guys do relax!

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  • Obese

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    Feb 23, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    If your growth plates havn't closed then yes it could make you grow taller.
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    Feb 23, 2012 6:55 PM GMT
    More like the opposite, you run the risk of shutting down your natural testosterone production during a critical period of endocrine development which could actually lead to you not growing to your full potential.
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    Feb 23, 2012 7:02 PM GMT
    If you're taking the time to ask about it, then you're thinking about doing it.
    At 18 you have plenty of testosterone in your system naturally to bulk up. Work hard and eat right and you will grow. No need to be looking into either of these products. The risk reward at your age is higher, don't let a decision you make at 18 affect your life.
    If you really want answers, use google. There is plenty of information on the web to get an accurate portrayal of what these will do.
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    Feb 23, 2012 8:08 PM GMT
    There are plenty of exercises that will help you grow taller.
    Stretching helps alot.
    Yoga that swim teams use is one exanple.
    Check out exercises for butterfly swimming for broad shoulders.
    You may have to start to learn butterfly with fins but once you master that stroke you will develop broader shoulders.
    Work on your core and build onto that. Swimming generally keeps you lean but butterfly is 80% shoulders & dolphin kick which increases your core.
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    Feb 23, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    At this stage of your life, these kinds of supplements are more likely to cause permanent damage to your system, far outweighing the short term benefits (if any)

    Suplemental testosterone, for example is could permanently reduce your ability to produce it naturally.

    HGH can cause bone growth that could severely affect your mobility in a few years (I mean within 10 years, not 30-50 years from now)

    Don't let impatience now cause you permanent damage later.

    If you're unhappy with your height, get used to it. Accept it as part of who you are. People always place so much importance on the things they lack compared to others while completely dismissing the attributes they have that few others do have.

    You're still young. Enjoy what you've got and don't let that happiness and satisfaction get in the way of what you don't have, or don't have yet.