HGH illegal for anti-aging useAccording to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the use of human growth hormone (HGH), to treat anti-aging illnesses is illegal in the United States. This is in accordance to the amendments made in the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Human growth hormone is legally prescribed on only three conditions: Syndromes causing short stature in children; rare pituitary tumors in adult and muscle wasting associated with HIV / AIDS. Any other use not mentioned above is prohibited according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

Many anti-aging clinics and anti-aging product manufacturers claim that HGH can have an effect on reversing the aging process. Other benefits presented include nail and hair growth, improved skin tone, better sleep, aids digestion, increased strength, enhanced sexual function, improved eyesight and promotes weight loss.

Millions of dollars are spent by those who want to reverse their aging process but there are still no studies to prove that HGH has anti-aging properties. In fact, HGH pills are destroyed in the stomach. The molecule is too large to enter the bloodstream, so they have absolutely no biological effect in the body, even if HGH was taken in sublingual form or in nasal spray.

According to the Medical News:

According to Olshansky, “off-label use for many drugs is a normal and accepted practice in medicine, but that is not true for growth hormone. According to laws instituted by Congress more than 10 years ago, HGH can only be distributed for indications specifically authorized by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and aging and its related disorders are not among them. The use of HGH as an alleged anti-aging intervention is a major public health concern not just because it is illegal, but also because its provision for anti-aging is not supported by science and it is potentially harmful.”