What Is Somatropin?
Before you begin reading about somatropin I want you to have an idea about growth hormone. Human growth hormone is synthesized, stored then secreted from somatotrophic cells in the lateral wings of anterior pituitary gland according to needs of body.
I want to stress here that somatotropin is natural Human Growth Hormone (HGH) produced from your pituitary gland, it is polypeptide made up of 191 amino acids.
But somatropin is recombinant growth hormone which suggests that it is synthesized artificially by using techniques of genetic engineering.
Now, here comes a question.
Why this hormone is synthesized artificially?
You will become familiar with the purpose within 2 minutes. Human growth hormone is an anabolic hormone. The word anabolic means it helps in building and increasing bulk of different body tissues and organs such as bone and muscles.
There are some conditions in which this hormone is needed more than our body is making or even if demand is not increased, the production within body is decreased and now the normal levels of this hormone needed for development of body cannot be maintained.
Now, let me explain you some conditions in which we need somatropin from outside the body.
The children who are suffering from growth failure or children who are short statured need supplement therapy of growth hormone. Because these children may have an issue with their pituitary gland i.e their gland has either problem with production, storage or secretion of this hormone, the maintenance levels of this hormone cannot be achieved.
In adults, decreased levels of this hormone may result in osteoporosis and pathologic fracture of bones. Osteoporosis is a disease of bones in which bones are weakened and it has many causes but now we are focusing on growth hormone deficiency.
Decreased levels of somatotropin result in increased activity of osteoclasts. Osteoclasts are the cells which weaken our bones.
But it is rare in adults to have growth hormone deficiency and in adults this hormone is needed for increasing energy levels, improving overall quality of life, strengthen the bones, increasing muscle mass, decreasing fat content of body. An endocrinologist says “everything is positive about the use of growth hormone in adults”.
Some researches show that this hormone can be used for anti-ageing purposes. In middle age, production of this hormone in body slows down and muscle mass also decreases and percentage of fat increases. Researches show that these changes in body are proportional to decreased levels of growth hormone in body.
We hereby recommend you to use this synthetic hormone in middle age, because it may slow down your aging process. But in the old age, when aging has already occurred, it cannot reverse aging and also in old age you may develop some diseases in which use of this hormone may be harmful.
This was a brief overview this hormone. I recommend you to read other articles explaining why injectable somatropin is better than oral formulation or sprays. We also recommend you to read about different brands of this hormone such as Norditropin, Genotropin, Saizen. We are distributors of these brands and we want you to give complete information before you purchase from us.