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LE Magazine June 1997

Pushing Back The Hands of Time

By Saul Kent

Human growth hormone therapy has been proven in clinical trials to reverse aging. Here, two anti-aging experts explain the secrets of HGH for everyone who wants to stay younger, longer.

image In 1994, Melatonin emerged as a superstar supplement, as the value of replacing hormones lost with aging was revealed in several popular books. In 1995, DHEA reached superstar status after its role in health and longevity was trumpeted in books and magazines.

Now, it's growth hormone's turn, and a new, thoroughly-research book, "Grow Young With HGH," by Dr. Ronald Klatz, with Carol Kahn, will be leading the charge in revealing the truly remarkable benefits of this anti-aging hormone.

Growth hormone is the real thing (the HGH of the book's title refers to its medical term, "human growth hormone"). Its ability to reverse many of the major effects of aging in humans-effects such as muscle weakness, excess body fat deposits, energy depletion, diminished sex drive, and declining immune function-is unparalleled in the history of medicine. "Grow Young With HGH" is the first book to reveal all of growth hormone's many anti-aging effects, based upon the work of the foremost growth hormone researchers.

As the book makes clear, some children are born with a growth-hormone deficiency, and others become deficient in growth hormone in early adulthood. But everyone becomes deficient in this critically important hormone as they move into middle- and old age. The evidence now has become overwhelming that anyone who wishes to fight the ravages of aging needs to replace his age-depleted hormones, as he grows older. And growth hormone is at the head of the list.

The greatest obstacle to widespread growth hormone replacement is the high price of human growth hormone therapy, about $800 a month or $9,600 a year. If you add to that the cost of doctor's visits, blood tests, and other replacement hormones, such as melatonin, pregnenolone and DHEA, the cost is closer to $11,000 a year.

Another obstacle to growth hormone therapy is that it requires frequent self-injection of growth hormone with syringes, twice a day with some regimens. This is something that many people are reluctant to do. For travelers, it's even worse. A special carrying case is required to keep your growth hormone cool while you're on the road, and it must be refrigerated or put in a bucket of ice while staying in hotels.

The co-authors of "Grow Young With HGH"-Klatz is president of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and Kahn is a longtime science writer-recognize that price and inconvenience are major obstacles to the use of growth hormone by the vast majority of people around the world. Their answer is an exhaustive review of every growth hormone-releasing nutrient and drug currently being researched. Among them, these include arginine, ornithine, lysine, and the hottest new growth hormone-releasing nutrient, glutamine, whose apparent ability to stimulate the release of growth hormone is turning people's heads. They also include HGH secretogogues designed to simulate the action of growth hormone releasing hormone, and which are being developed by pharmaceutical giants, such as Merck & Co.

The book gives you the scientific findings on growth hormone releasers, how and where they can be obtained, and how to use a combination of growth hormone-releasers to attempt to build an optimal growth hormone profile.

"Grow Young With HGH" is a must for anyone who wants to stay healthy and youthful.