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Somatropin and Serotonin
Posted by: C. Hubbard
Date: March 19, 2002 8:37 PM

An anti-aging physician in my city recommends HGH. He offers the following: Nutropin depo, 1 injection per month, at a cost of $750.00. Somatropin injections at a cost of $220.00 per month. Meditropin, dissolvable tablets, $150.00 for a 6 weeks supply. Is any of this effective? Humatrope, a synthetic HGH used for the treatment of somatropin deficiency syndrome, is available for order in the Internet. Is this effective? Is there a natural way to boost the level of serotonin in the brain?



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RE: Somatropin and Serotonin
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: March 20, 2002 12:02 AM

If one has low levels of HGH (compared to normal values for say age 25-30), supplementation generally has a dramatic positive effect. The best test for HGH status is the 24 hour urine collection analysis by AAL Labs. For convenience many doctors use the Serum IGF-1 which is a metabolite of HGH and has effects of its own. Medicare insists on the Arginine Stimulation Test which is ridiculous unless you want to know if a person who take 30 grams of IV arginine daily is deficient in HGH release, but that's typical government for you.

Nutropin depo, ahh I dunno. To mimic nature what you want a spike in the morning and the only way to get it is to inject in the morning. Ideally you would also get a spike at bedtime also but few people are going to inject themselves twice daily.

Humatrope is excellent and if you need HGH and can get it at a good price, it is an excellent choice. The problem has been its extraordinary expense.

Meditropin dissolvable tabs, I tried 'em, didn't much care for 'em. Not the same effect as real injectible HGH, actually not much effect at all compared to the real stuff which in the end is what is needed if one is deficient in HGH.

As to serotonin, you can buy it at the health food store. It is called 5-HTP when you find it there. Excellent anti-depressant.

I like Genotropin. Good price. Good effect. Especially the 5.8 mg. size which comes with a preservative which I think must account for its superior action.

RE: Somatropin and Serotonin
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: March 21, 2002 2:19 AM

Somatropin is an "oral HGH." Baloney. HGH cannot penetrate a mucous membrane as it is a 191 amino acid polypeptide. Not a bargain at any price.

As to the price of Humatrope. Tell me how much you get for $230. In units.

Genotropin can be ordered through any pharmacy with a doctor's prescription. Usually doctors take delivery and pass it along with instruction and demonstration of how to use it.



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