A History of GH Therapy.
Before the bio-science research begun in the 1970s resulted in biosynthetic organic protein hormones in the 1980s, hormone replacement utilized donor hormones & hormones derived from animal sources.
1985: Non-Bio-Identical biosynthetic "met-hGH" / Somatrem was patented by Genentech &
You could say that rhGH production is outsourced to bacteria with 21st century rDNA .
No matter if the human gene resides in lab bacteria or the human body .. the 191 amino acid organic protein hormone that is produced by the gene's code is same same!
2009 rhGH Somatropin is the medication that is often prescribed when the MD's treatment plan calls for hGH replacement therapy.
2009: rhGH research is currently focused on rhGH delivery & medication 1/2 life.
Several rhGH studies are under way to offer trans-dermal or trans-nasal delivery.
November 25, 2009: The University of Washington in St. Louis has patented a technique to extend the 1/2 life of protein based hormones such as the fertility hormone FSH & .. hGH.
Longer 1/2 life = fewer injections & less medication required. The FSH injections now last 7 times as long!
2008 marked 50 Years of Doctor Prescribed injectable hGH Therapy.
There are separate positive hormonal responses with aerobics and anaerobics
Somatropin is 21st century prescription rhGH .. biologically identical with endogenous / natural hGH.
If the jocks got their prescription rhGH from a pharmacy with a MD's prescription they violated baseball rules but did break any law.
100% legal with MD's prescription & dispensed by a licensed
I loved seeing Barry wallop / knock the cover off a fast ball .. & Roger smoke one past a stunned blinking batter.
Feb 11, 2008 Roger Clemens Congressional Baseball Committee: Proper adult use of growth hormone is effective & safe.
rhGH use is currently not detected by any tests because rhGH is identical to natural GH. GH is a naturally produced hormone which is produced in lesser & lesser amounts as part of the aging process.
A 30 YO player would be expected to have less GH & testosterone production than a 20 YO player .. putting the 30 YO player at a hormonal disadvantage .. hormonal discrimination!
Modern rhGH has been utilized by millions of adults for over 15 years .. when Somatropin is used as prescribed there are few reported negative effects
February 14, 2008: ABC News: rhGH replacement given in the appropriate dosage has minimal negative side effects.
CNN 2007: human Growth Hormone dosages required to produce negative side effects are much higher than prescribed.
True rhGH is always prescription .. & to this point (Fall 2009) via injection only.
hGH is endogenous / naturally produced human Growth Hormone."HGH Secretagogues" or "HGH Releasers" are specific amino acids & nutrients that stimulate hormonal release.
& "HGH" Sprays are stupid .. immeasurable concentration .. advertised as nanogram concentrations literally a drop in an Olympic pool!