Human growth hormone (HGH) has received a great deal of press. With that comes questions. Is it legal? What exactly does it do?

HGH is a single chain peptide hormone produced from the pituitary gland, the master gland in the body. This is the hormone that helps us grow throughout our childhood. It is at its peak around the age of 20; it then begins to plummet around the age of 25. This is when the aging process actually begins, and this hormone slowly declines for the rest of our lives.

Cells divide only a certain amount of times in the body. The cell division process takes place at the time of conception; it is needed for development and growth of life. As we grow, cells divide and multiply. However, as we continue to get older, cell division slows down.

Telomeres are the stretches of DNA which protect our genetic information from being destroyed. However, when the cells divide, these telomeres get shorter. When they get too short, they can no longer divide. The University of Utah’s Dr. Richard Cawthorne and his colleagues discovered that shorter telomeres are correlated with shorter lives.

HGH is not considered to be dangerous. Amidst all the benefits of HGH, there are still some stigmas that exist. The media has portrayed this hormone in a very negative light, mostly due to side effects and inappropriate usage of injectable applications.

There is now an HGH gel available without a prescription; it is the only transdermal FDA-registered human growth hormone product available without a prescription. The molecular breakdown found in HGH gel is a synthetic USP Somatropin, a homeopathic form of the growth hormone. It is safe and effective for men and women over the age of 18.

In order to be FDA-registered, the homeopathic product is diluted to a 30X dose—any less of a dilution requires a prescription. The HGH gel is applied topically and absorbed into the bloodstream in five to 10 minutes. Typical applications for the gel are on the “furnace” parts of the skin wherever veins are visible—under the arms, on the wrists and forearms, and behind the knees.

This gel has been tested for 25 years. Its possible benefits include significant fat loss; enhanced muscle mass; improved mood energy, memory and sleep; faster recovery time; increased libido and sexual performance; and alleviated joint pain.

Shirley Bloethe is a distributor for New Life HGH GelTM and the Director of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce, New Haven Chapter. Connect at 860-989-0033 or email