SCAM ALERT: Human Growth Hormone Supplement Racket Revealed

HGH (Human Growth Hormone) supplements are commonly hawked on the Internet.  We strongly recommend against buying any such supplement.  These are largely overpriced placebos that not only are untested but they may be dangerous.   These questionable supplements include Genf20Plus (sold on Clicksure), GrowTaller4Idiots, GrowTallerforDummies, 5 Inch Height Gain, SmallertoTaller, (all sold on Clickbank), Somaderm Gel, and others.  Some products claim to contain actual HGH; others are advertised as HGH “boosters” or “releasers” that promise to increase the body’s ability to make its own HGH.  These scams often target middle-aged consumers or athletes.

The Internet scammers selling these supplements build their case on the fact that HGH treatments are sometimes used by physicians for patients who have a demonstrated deficiency of HGH.  That small truth is used as the launchpad for their dubious claims that their supplements will “naturally boost your body’s own HGH levels”.  They won’t.  In fact, there is no pill form of HGH and no evidence that pill supplements actually boost HGH levels.

Scam Marketers Pay For Fake Reviews

There are SO many things wrong with these HGH supplements, but foremost is that they are sold by scam artists.  They employ sophisticated marketing strategies in which they enlists an army of “marketing affiliates” who create the fake review websites that use terms like “scam” “does it work” and “review” to rope in unsuspecting consumers who think they are actually getting objective information. Instead, they are getting fake info for which the affiliates will receive very lucrative commissions through Clickbank and Clicksure. And guess who is paying for those commissions?  These affiliate marketers are promised between 75-90% of the upfront payment you make.   That’s because the marketers know they can use upselling to squeeze more money from the unsuspecting consumers. This is a red-flashing light that a scam is afoot.

There’s No Scientific Support for HGH Supplements

The scientific community has found no evidence that supplements or dietary regimens boost HGH.  The New England Journal of Medicine stated that “If people are induced to buy a ‘human growth hormone releaser’ on the basis of research published in the Journal, they are being misled.” In fact, the U.S. Government has found the same thing:  Anti-aging supplements that boost HGH levels ar eall scams.  The Federal Trade Commission warns consumers not to buy any such products.

The biggest reason not to take HGH as an anti-aging therapy is simply that it has not been adequately studied. We simply do not know the risks and benefits of long-term use of HGH in healthy people.  Many supplements sold online or in other countries advertise that they contain HGH. But since these are barely regulated at all, they could have no actual HGH and contain potentially dangerous ingredients instead. There’s no telling what you’re really taking.

Somaderm Gel was recently cited by the U.S Better Business Bureau as being unable support claims that Somaderm Gel will confer health benefits. Specifically, the marketer failed to submit any competent and reliable evidence to demonstrate that the Somaderm Gel formula and/or transdermal administration would provide the purported health benefits of HGH.

These Supplements Can Be Dangerous

The very reputable Mayo Clinic warns that HGH treatment might cause a number of side effects for healthy adults, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Increased insulin resistance
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Swelling in the arms and legs (edema)
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • For men, enlargement of breast tissue (gynecomastia)
  • Increased risk of certain cancers
  • Disturbs your sleep patterns
So you must know that you are playing with fire.  Clinical studies of HGH treatment in healthy older adults have been relatively small and short in duration, so there’s little to no information about the long-term effects of HGH treatment.   But what is more worrisome is that some people are seriously harmed by these supplements.  CNN documented how one woman developed liver cancer attributable to HGH therapy.   One doctor referred to HGH scammers as “one step above snake oil salesmen”.

Our Bottom Line

Non-prescription HGH supplements and creams are not only horribly overpriced but they pose  potentially disastrous consequences.  The scientific and regulatory communities all warn against taking anything that claims to increase your HGH levels.   Save your money and your life.

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