“Unless you’ve avoided the gym (and the internet) for the past five years, chances are, you’ve heard about the reported benefits for Human Growth Hormone, or HGH. While it’s produced naturally by your body, the production of this hormone plunges after you pass through puberty—and the muscle building, metabolism-firing, deep sleep-inducing benefits it provides tend to go away along with it.
That’s why plenty of pros, from celebs to bodybuilders to athletes, inject synthetic doses of HGH into their bodies: Supplementing with HGH has been found to help increase lean muscle mass, reduce body fat, and help you achieve greater endurance and a faster recovery. And oh yeah: Its been shown to improve your mood, sleep, skin tone and sex drive. Just about the only thing it can’t do is walk your dog and pay your bills.
If it sounds too good to be true, it kind of is: synthetic HGH is expensive, and injections may run well into the thousands of dollars per round. And you need a prescription for it…something you can’t just walk in and ask your doctor for. That’s why many of us are on the hunt for an HGH alternative that offers similar benefits—without the wallet-busting price tag and tough-to-wrangle script.”