Hi guys, I stumbled across the forum and thought I would join - I'm here to learn.
I've been lifting weights religiously for 15 years now. I'm 34 years old, 5'10", about 200lbs. I just barely look like a trained subject. Bodyfat is probably 30% or more. Yesterday I ate about 1800Kcal, did bi's and tri's (60 mins), and ran 3x 10min miles. You would think I would look better!
My son is 3 years old and was recently diagnosed as GHD (gh deficient). This has made me wonder if I've had the same issue my whole life. Hearing about GH in the news and reading about it in magazines over the years, I had assumed it would be a $1k-$2k per month supplement. Based on what I've learned lately it's much more affordable now.
1) Does anybody have a set of links to actual documented medical studies on adult GH supplementation?
2) I'm assuming there is a feedback mechanism in the body to regulated the amount of GH and associated chemicals. By supplementing with GH, is there any concern that a dependency will be developed where the body's natural production of GH is effectively shut down and will not resume even if/when the supplementation ceases?
3) I would never even think about pursuing GH without a prescription. I really don't even know how to go about broaching this topic with a physician. Any advice?