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Postby gatorgreenwell » Mon May 07, 2007 10:06 am

This study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, represented the biggest breakthrough in anti-aging medicine at the time and led to a wide acceptance that, in the words of Dr. Rudman, "The overall deterioration of the body that comes with growing old is not inevitable." Similar dramatic studies show that HGH can reverse human biological aging by:

* Restoring muscle mass
* Decreasing body fat
* Thickening the skin
* Reducing & removing wrinkles
* Restoring lost hair
* Restoring hair color
* Increasing energy
* Increasing sexual function
* Improving cholesterol profile
* Restoring size of liver, pancreas, heart and other organs that shrink with age
* Improving vision
* Improving memory
* Elevating mood and improving sleep
* Normalizing blood pressure
* Increasing cardiac output and stamina
* Improving immune function

Note 'improving vision' and 'restoring muscle mass.'
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Postby George_Foreman » Mon May 07, 2007 10:22 am

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Postby Coppermine » Mon May 07, 2007 10:29 am

gatorgreenwell wrote:This study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, represented the biggest breakthrough in anti-aging medicine at the time and led to a wide acceptance that, in the words of Dr. Rudman, "The overall deterioration of the body that comes with growing old is not inevitable." Similar dramatic studies show that HGH can reverse human biological aging by:

* Restoring muscle mass
* Decreasing body fat
* Thickening the skin
* Reducing & removing wrinkles
* Restoring lost hair
* Restoring hair color
* Increasing energy
* Increasing sexual function
* Improving cholesterol profile
* Restoring size of liver, pancreas, heart and other organs that shrink with age
* Improving vision
* Improving memory
* Elevating mood and improving sleep
* Normalizing blood pressure
* Increasing cardiac output and stamina
* Improving immune function

Note 'improving vision' and 'restoring muscle mass.'


You missed "Increasing head size"

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Postby Inukchuk » Mon May 07, 2007 11:05 am

I may be wrong, but isn't HGH illegal in the US? I think that's more the problem than the fact that it gives/doesn't give an advantage. Or it should be, anyway...
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Postby Midnight_Toker » Mon May 07, 2007 2:19 pm

Inukchuk wrote:I may be wrong, but isn't HGH illegal in the US? I think that's more the problem than the fact that it gives/doesn't give an advantage. Or it should be, anyway...



Not illegal...... but you do need a doctor's prescription to obtain it.
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Postby d18Mike » Mon May 07, 2007 2:58 pm

You missed "Increasing head size"


It's true. Did you know that Barry Bonds is not bald. It's just that his mellon got so large that his full head of healthy hair look positively tiny in comparison.
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Postby baseballspliffs » Wed May 09, 2007 10:36 pm

Here's my 2 cents on this GH issue.

Growth hormone, as the name suggests, is a hormone that makes you grow.

Your body is pretty smart, and it knows how to make just enough and keeps good control over GH levels. Your body knows not too make too much of it, cuz it's not good for you. Ever wonder why we all don't look like Andre the Giant?

If you take GH, your muscles will grow. That might help you hit homeruns, drive in guys, throw harder and faster, and all that.
But so will everything else. Even your organs get bigger.

And when your organs get bigger, you will die faster.

Everything has its price, i just hope these people know fully well the consequences of what they're putting in their bodies.


Oh yeah, barry's head did get bigger... and thats not from vitamins. But i still think they guy's talented.
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Postby RyanK » Thu May 10, 2007 12:32 am

it ruined david bostons knee ligaments...
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Postby Lofunzo » Thu May 10, 2007 12:43 am

Not for nothing but I wouldn't risk future health risks for something that has no benefit.
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Postby noseeum » Thu May 10, 2007 12:53 am

I don't think HGH is meant to be an enhancer. It's meant to sustain your current levels of performanct. To keep you at 34 until you're 45. It doesn't enhance, but it allows you to keep your current muscle mass, bone density, etc.

If you start taking HGH at 30, you will be working to keep your peak performance level for a much longer time than is typical. That is huge for baseball.

If a player can stay at his age 30/31 playing level into his 40s, he's going to make bank and increase his chances of making the hall.

For me, that's the main reason I'll always believe Clemens has used it. I know it's not a fact, and I'm not going to hate on him for it. In fact, I don't care. But there has never been another pitcher able to keep his physical stature, velocity and performance for that long.

You could say Nolan Ryan, but no way. He had a unique delivery, and he was an old dude when he hung it up. His late career success was more due to his finally figuring out how to cut down on the walks. He wasn't throwing 100 MPH anymore. Roger still looks 35 and is throwing as hard as he did at 35/36.

Don't mean to make this a Roger thread, but there's no vitamins out there that can explain why so many players are now playing well into their late 30s/early 40s. It's unprecedented in baseball, and nothing's happened to human beings in the last 20 years to explain the difference.
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