Advertising of Human Growth Hormone on RealJock

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    Jul 03, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    Should RealJock be pushing HGH on its members like this?

    Doesn't the use of HGH present serious health concerns?

    And how does HGH make one a REAL jock???

    Any thoughts? From Realjock representatives perhaps?
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    Jul 03, 2009 5:55 PM GMT
    HGH treatment for athletic enhancement
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HGH_treatment_for_athletic_enhancement

    Benefits

    Appearance

    Lean body mass
    The primary way HGH assists an athlete’s appearance is by reducing the amount of subcutaneous (meaning underneath the skin) fat an athlete has. One study found that taking HGH led to a significant increase in lean body mass, but the change was primarily for the short term. Although muscle is a primary component of lean body mass, in the instance of HGH, the spike is not muscular. The increase in lean body mass is attributed to a simultaneous decrease in fat related tissue higher fluid retention, and an increase of connective tissue as opposed to muscle hypertrophy. No increase in muscle strength was observed in laboratory testing.[3] This makes an athlete’s muscles more visible but does not lead to an increase of the strength-producing contractile tissue and therefore HGH does not enhance muscular strength capabilities.[5] As concluded by experiments performed at Washington University in St. Louis, HGH can increase the size of muscles, but not muscle strength.[5] So while HGH can modify an athlete’s appearance, it will not boost his athletic capabilities.[2]


    [edit] Muscle mass
    Researchers are still debating whether the more noticeable muscles are larger in size as well. It should be clarified, though, that muscle mass is not the same as muscle strength.[5] Some say that human growth hormone will build muscle mass through raised insulin-like growth factors levels leading to heightened protein synthesis without any side effects[6] while other researchers argue that there have been no such findings on young healthy adults.[4] The second argument is more supported by research discoveries that HGH effects muscle protein synthesis no differently than a placebo does.[1]


    [edit] Injury Resistance
    The biggest benefit an athlete gets from using HGH is its anabolic effects on the connective tissue within muscles.[4] These effects “may promote resistance to injury or faster repair [but] would make the muscle no more capable of force generation”.[4] While HGH can make an athlete better equipped to avoid or recover from a sports injury is an obvious advantage to professional athletes, it does not help them play better.[5]


    [edit] Drawbacks
    While human growth hormone is commonly used to achieve a higher level of physical capabilities, research has actually found HGH to lower athletic performance. Acromelagy patients, who suffer from natural growth hormone levels of up to 100 times higher than normal, have lower stamina towards physical activity than people with regular levels.[4] When the patients are treated and their growth hormone levels decrease, their stamina improves.[4] This knowledge is part of the evidence behind the new belief that athletes who use supplemental HGH to raise their levels far above average could actually decrease their exercise tolerance, and thus hurt their athletic performance.[4] Further backing was provided in a study done by the Danish Institute of Sports Medicine. They found cyclists of good health and endurance “were unable to complete accustomed cycling tasks after administration of exogenous hGH” and concluded that HGH can inhibit recuperation from exercise.[4] Participants have also been found to have lower stamina after HGH treatment along with higher rates of fatigue.[2]
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    Jul 03, 2009 9:38 PM GMT
    Here is what MSNBC has to say about HGH supplements.

    The financial cost is high. HGH injections are priced from $500 to $1,000 a month. HGH “supplements” in the form of pills and sprays that allegedly contain growth hormones cost between $200 and $300 a month. These “supplements” turn out to be a total waste of money — yes, a scam. Growth hormone in this form is not bio-available, a medical term that means it’s destroyed when taken orally or absorbed through mucous membranes. It can’t “get into” the body in its active form and does absolutely nothing. (Although it does “grow” the bank accounts of the companies and Internet sites that cajole you to purchase the stuff

    Recombinant DNA techniques are used to manufacture HGH injectable. HGH injectable is by prescription only. HGH injectable is used to treat certain forms of dwarfism. Some physicians prescribe HGH injections to improve athletic performance or slow the aging process.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10766061/

    I did find one of these adds. It was from a rejuvenation center in LA. The HGH will be prescribed by a physician so it should be authentic HGH injectable rather than the supplement. HGH for aging is controversial. The MSNBC article discusses the pros and cons of using HGH for aging. The use of HGH is banned by the governing bodies of many major sports, including the Olympic Games.
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    Jul 03, 2009 11:38 PM GMT
    hGH can not be absorbed orally cause the molecules are too big. Should be a crime to push this stuff. It is also illegal to sell hGH without a prescription so it cant be real. If you buy this I got a sweet deal on a couple of bridges in Pensacola.
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    Jul 03, 2009 11:55 PM GMT
    I think that

    1. Everyone here is a responsible consenting adult, able to make up their own minds and unlikely to be unduly influenced by an ad.

    2. There are a lot of people on here I wouldn't consider RJs, no one here is attempting to define what makes someone a RJ and what disqualifies them

    2. There ad space is randomly generated by a company which matches keywords to clients,so in reality they are not pushing it on anyone
  • Webster666

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    Jul 04, 2009 3:01 AM GMT
    Somebody looks at the ads on here ?
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    Jul 04, 2009 3:08 AM GMT
    Messing with your hormones is stupid. Exercise and the body will take care of the rest.
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    Jul 04, 2009 3:11 AM GMT



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