For what it’s worth, the sporting world has been having a tough time getting to grips with the ever growing usage of HGH among athletes, particularly baseball league players, and I believe they have found the solution in a new HGH testing method, that was announced not too long ago.
By the way, HGH usage cannot be detected in urine tests, and therefore for years, HGH abuse was hardly detected, and therefore misreported in the sporting world.
The adoption of this effective testing method follows up on the Mitchell Report, which some of you may know, is the result of US Senator George Mitchell’s investigation into performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball, with most of the cases involving rampant steroid and HGH use.
Different isoforms of HGH
The latest method of testing for HGH bypasses the traditional IGF-1 measurement route, and instead focuses on testing the blood for different “versions” (isoforms) of the HGH molecule. The HGH molecule actually comes in 3 different mass and weight types, with the most abundant isoform weighing about 22 kilodaltons. A kilodalton by the way, is an extremely tiny unit measurement for measuring atoms and molecules.
At this level, it would be easy to see if there is anything abnormal in the ratio of the 3 isoforms of HGH relative to each other. Since all commercial HGH is synthetic, and comprises the 22 kilodalton type, an increase of this isoform of HGH in the blood, is a sure sign of artificial HGH inflation.
Will this testing method finally put a stop to HGH abuse among athletes? It remains to be seen in the upcoming Beijing Olympics.
As always, proper contextual usage of HGH is advised
HGH is such an influential hormone in the body, that it cannot be simply ignored or dismissed as quackery. But at the same time, this has led to a proliferation of abuse by athletes worldwide, which underlies yet again – its power in influencing the body.
As far as I’m concerned, the context of direct HGH uptake should always be in the role of treating aging disorders among elderly folks, and in treating HGH deficiency amongst children with pituitary disorders. Anything else, and you would likely be better off on natural methods of increasing your HGH levels.