HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is something that occurs naturally in our bodies, the pituitary gland produces HGH and other hormones that help us grow from infants to adults. This naturally occurring hormone also helps our body heal and regenerate muscle, tendon, bone, and ligaments. In Australia, HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is legal when prescribed by a physician to treat a number of medical conditions.
HGH (Human Growth Hormone) in children.
HGH is small protein created in the pituitary gland that travels through our bloodstream and helps children to grow. If there is a lack of HGH while your child is growing, they may notice that they don’t appear to be growing much or are noticeably shorter than other children their age.
This is where the medical use of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) comes in. Your child will receive a prescribed treatment of synthetic HGH. If your child needs this treatment, there is no cost to you as the Australian government covers it.
HGH (Human Growth Hormone) may be prescribed to treat other childhood illnesses such as:
- Prader-Willi Syndrome
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- HGH deficiency or insufficiency
- Children born particularly small for their gestational age
HGH (Human Growth Hormone) and Adults.
There are a number of reasons a doctor may prescribe HGH treatment for adults as well.
- Short Bowel Syndrome
- HGH Deficiency
- Muscle wasting disease associated with HIV/Aids
HGH has been shown to be very effective and successful in treating the above medical issues in adults and children. However, the most common use of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) in adults isn’t exactly FDA approved. Athletes use HGH to increase muscle and improve their performance while competing. HGH is considered a performance-enhancing drug and is therefore banned from use by any and all athletes.
In Australia, it has been found that this illegal enhancer is readily available through anti-aging clinics. If you attend one of these clinics you can get your prescription written for the HGH and also filled by the doctor while you’re there. Avoiding the pharmacist and the pharmacy altogether.
The staggering number of athletes found guilty of using this hormone, actually led the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to double the possible length of a ban an athlete might face should they be found taking it. Along with being illegal in the athletic world, taking HGH can lead to a large number of brutal side effects when taken in incorrect dosages (very large amounts) or when not needed for medical reasons.
Side effects of HGH include:
- Heart failure
- Severe disfigurement of the face (large ears, nose, and protruding jaw).
- Breast development in men (man boobs!)
- Swelling in arms and legs
- Severe joint pain
- The growth of Cancerous tumors
- Enlarged Heart
- Liver Damage
- Mood changes
- Drug Dependency and withdrawal
As you can see, the side effects of improper use of HGH are staggering.
The legal use of synthetic HGH has helped both children and adults to be treated for a very wide variety of illnesses. Both the Australian government, paired with the Australian health system have helped many people with the legal use of HGH (Human Growth Hormone). Research continues to look for more ways that HGH can be used in the medical world.
So to answer the question of whether or not HGH is legal in Australia: Yes and No. While it is legal in the medical world to treat illness, it is NOT legal as a performance enhancing or recreational drug.