HGH-PatchSo I’ve been hearing a lot about HGH over the past couple of years, and recently decided to do a little research. When you consider the purported benefits of this stuff, it seems like a no-brainer—who wouldn’t want to increase the level of human growth hormone (HGH) in their bodies?

So, I asked myself: do HGH pills work?

And, as usual, I got all research-geek-ninja on this subject’s ass. Here’s a quick summary of what I found out.

Take into account the following benefits of HGH, as reported by BodyBuilder.com.

  • Promotes, increases the creation of new protein tissues, such as in muscle recovery or repair. This is how new muscle is built.
  • Recent research suggests its involvement in the metabolism of body-fat and its conversion to energy sources. Tests were conducted in obese people and medical use in treating obesity was proven beyond a doubt. Pros have reportedly used HGH as a way of maintaining and increasing lean mass while dieting for years.
  • It improves the sleeping pattern, makes for less unintended awakenings and betters REM-stage sleep.
  • HGH produces more energy
  • May improve sexual performance
  • Strengthens bones
  • Improves the quality and duration of heart and kidneys

Ok, well that’s all well and good, right? But many medical experts fear that taking synthetic HGH hormones can be hazardous to your health. But do HGH pills work?

Still, there are approved uses for HGH (and presumably, these are positive ways in which increased HGH can affect your body), according to WebMD. They are as follows.

Approved uses in children:

  • Turner’s syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects a girl’s development.
  • Prader-Willi syndrome, an uncommon genetic disorder causing poor muscle tone, low levels of sex hormones, and a constant feeling of hunger.
  • Chronic kidney insufficiency.
  • HGH deficiency or insufficiency.
  • Children born small for gestational age.

Approved uses in adults:

  • Short bowel syndrome, a condition in which nutrients are not properly absorbed due to severe intestinal disease or the surgical removal of a large portion of the small intestine.
  • HGH deficiency due to rare pituitary tumors or their treatment.
  • Muscle-wasting disease associated with HIV/AIDS.

So, when you look at the ways that a reasonably well-respected health resource says the increased presence of HGH can affect your body, you have to see that it is potentially able to increase your sex drive, muscle tone, improve your ability to digest food and absorb nutrients, fight infection and so much more.

With all of that being said, what good would it do you to know this information if there were no solution to the problem?

What if there’s a way around this—a way to cause your body to naturally produce more of this HGH stuff? Would that create this positive change in my body without the dangers of the synthetic HGH?

So, Do HGH Pills Work?

new youWell, these aren’t technically HGH pills, but they are supposed to help increase the level of HGH in your body. But do they work?

Drum roll please: I’m working on figuring that out.

So, I’m trying a new supplement from It Works! called New You. Basically, as I understand it, the supplement causes your body to release additional HGH (human growth hormone), and for anyone over 30, this means looking and feeling younger.

The manufacturer says this about the product on the company website:

Stimulate your body’s natural human growth hormone production to improve lean muscle mass, enhance your exercise endurance, and turn back the hands of time from the inside out with New You! Through natural polyphenols, New You also supports your muscles with improved blood supply and fights the effects of free radicals.

  • Stimulates natural production and release of HGH (human growth hormone)
  • Boosts lean muscle mass
  • Enhances exercise endurance
  • Helps improve sleep quality and memory
  • Fights the harmful effects of free radicals

So, does it work?

I can’t tell you for sure yet, personally. I can tell you that all the testimonials I’ve read and heard personally have been very positive. I can tell you that everything else I’ve tried from It Works! has, in fact, worked.

And I can tell you that I started taking these today, and I’m not sure if it’s my imagination or not, but I felt pretty awesome all day. So who knows? I’ll report back in a month or so and let you know how it’s going.

In the meantime, if you’ve tried New You from It Works! or any similar product, I’d be really interested in hearing how you liked it! Please share your thoughts, comments, experiences and/or questions in the comments section, below.