If so, you're in good company...keep reading to see who agrees with you
Fact: there is no one more subject to injury than professional athletes. They are painfully aware of the possible career-ending consequences of severe injuries and are well-versed in various treatment options.
It is also a fact that more athletes are clamoring for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Replacement Therapy to be made legal by their sports sanctioning bodies to enable them to overcome the various afflictions they routinely suffer.
Currently, most sports have growth hormone on their banned list, due to the abuse of the hormone for performance enhancement. However, when used correctly, under strict medical supervision, growth hormone can work wonders to heal injuries when other treatment options have failed.
Here are a Few Examples of Athletes and Team Owners Speaking Out
Ryan Madson has performed at the highest levels of his sport. The Kansas City Royal's relief pitcher has taken the mound in the World Series and has spent a lifetime perfecting his craft. Regrettably, he has also suffered the effects of throwing a fastball at 97 miles per hour, repetition after repetition. For the past three years, he has endured numerous frustrations while undergoing a variety of seemingly endless, futile attempts to recover from elbow surgery.
It's not like Madson lacks access to all of the latest cutting-edge treatments to get him back to his previous form. But regardless of what he has tried, he is still suffering.
But There is One Cutting-Edge Treatment That He Has Not Been Able to Try
Human Growth Hormone. Madson would like to know why baseball players can't use it -- not as a performance enhancing drug (PED) -- Madson is clear on that topic. He would just like to get back into major-league shape, using HGH in a safe, controlled, medically-supervised manner.
"If you've gone through all the procedures and treatments that are available, and then a doctor could prescribe something that helps you get over something, then why not help professional athletes do it," Madson said, "in a controlled manner, so they know exactly what is going in their body and how much is being used, for rehabilitation purposes only."
It's Not Just Madson
Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, has long advocated the use of growth hormone therapy for rehabilitation purposes for athletes. He suggested two years ago that pro sports leagues fund studies to help determine whether HGH could help in athletic recovery. When they didn't take action, Cuban did it himself, on his own.
"I funded a study with the University of Michigan," Cuban said via email. "It will take another two years to know the results."
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently restricts the use of human growth hormone in the United States to the treatment of a select few medical conditions, including hormonal deficiencies that inhibit growth and muscle-wasting diseases. "Healing of injuries is not one of them," said Dan Halem, baseball's chief legal officer.
The commissioner's office fought tooth-and-claw to get blood testing included in baseball's drug policy. The blood tests are allowed solely to detect HGH. No player has received a medical waiver — the so-called "therapeutic use exemption" — for growth hormone. It's not known whether any player has applied for an exemption to use HGH since baseball's drug policy requires disclosure of only those applications that are approved.
Halem said baseball takes its lead on drug policy matters from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). According to USADA chief executive Travis Tygart, the agency's position on HGH is clear. "It's illegal, and it's a potent performance-enhancer," Tygart said. "We're not in any position to push for it to be allowed in sport."
He said growth hormone use could increase the risk of tumors, diabetes, heart trouble and carpal tunnel syndrome.
However, legalities and medical risks have not stopped hyper-competitive athletes from trying growth hormone. Former New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, whose number was retired by the Yankees this year, confessed to using HGH in his comeback from an elbow injury. After he retired, former Los Angeles Dodgers Cy Young Award winner Eric Gagne also admitted using human growth hormone in his playing days.
After baseball's crackdown, Yankees star Alex Rodriguez was busted for growth hormone use, in addition to other violations of baseball's drug policy. He was suspended for the entire 2014 season.
Tygart could not dismiss the possibility that researchers might eventually discover what he called "a line somewhere where recovery and rehabilitation meet advancement and performance," a line that could enable doctors to distinguish between legitimate medical use and glaring athletic cheating.
"Does it get you back to an average level or give you a stronger arm or leg?" Tygart said.
He noted that USADA-sponsored research showed that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy was not a performance-enhancing treatment and should not be banned in sport. However, PRP therapy is not illegal and involves returning a person's blood into his body, not putting a foreign substance into it.
Madson initially brought this subject up two years ago, on the Los Angeles Angels' website. The team had signed him to be its closer, one year after elbow surgery. At that time, he had tried and tried just about every treatment method known...without success. It took him three long years to get back...a lifetime in the finite career of a professional athlete. He insisted he never used growth hormone. But he added that many players had approached him to say they support his stance on HGH.
"Absolutely," he said. "They're not saying it as a first option, and not out of control. But there are all kinds of treatments out there — PRP, platelets, massage, acupuncture, dry needling, all sorts of medications. We're doing a lot of stuff. Why not just add that last little bit — a small dose, or whatever is prescribed by a doctor? What's wrong with that?"
Athletes in Other Sports Agree
To hardcore fans of mixed-martial-arts (MMA), Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic is a legend. The future Hall-of-Famer has entertained MMA fans for years, in several MMA organizations worldwide. However, few sports are as physically punishing and demanding as MMA. After years of brutal competition at the sport's highest levels, a chronic shoulder injury became unbearable, to the point of forcing him to cancel a recent fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
A despondent Filipovic says he desperately wanted to compete, and that he had tried everything, including “various cocktails of drugs” which ultimately caused him to get handed a provisional suspension by the USADA Wednesday for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation.
Filipovic revealed that he took human growth hormone with his blood plasma injections. This is despite the fact he knew it was on the USADA’s banned substances list, but he was determined to help his shoulder heal faster.
“With each blood plasma, I had a little mix of growth hormone to make my shoulder heal faster," Filipovic wrote on his official website. “Growth hormones are on the list of banned substances. I knew that already. But there was no other way to save my shoulder -- at least in my mind -- without combining the blood plasma with growth hormones.
“Unfortunately, it turns out, the only cure was a good break and rest. But a desperate man will try anything.”
The tests results weren't even when the USADA provisionally suspended Filipovic. Why? Because the 41-year-old says, he admitted to USADA officials that he had used human growth hormone when they surprised him with a random drug test just six days after he began HGH treatment.
Like Madson, Filipovic insists he wasn’t using growth hormone to gain a competitive edge similar to anabolic steroids. He is adamant that he is not a habitual cheater and only used it to heal his maimed shoulder.
“It did not make me any better or increase my performance like testosterone or anabolic steroids would, but those are the rules,” he said. “On Friday I was still telling them to not cancel the fight and that I wanted to fight because of all the hard work I had done.
“I was tested five different times up to this point in the UFC, the last time after the Gabriel Gonzaga fight in 2007, and each time the test results were clear.”
Filipovic is facing at least a two-year suspension from the UFC, which is irrelevant since he has retired. “This calling out and suspensions have no meaning anymore, but I do understand the UFC; I get it. They just want to defend themselves,” Filipovic said.
How You Can Benefit From Pain Relief With HGH
If you are suffering from chronic pain, you do not have the restrictions placed on you that these athletes have to deal with. Our trained, professional staff of medical HGH replacement therapy specialists will address your concerns in a safe, supervised protocol.
We will determine the exact dosage of growth hormone that will attack your pain with a full-court press. Also, we will provide you with a list of supplements that can assist your growth hormone treatment. Here are a few of them you may consider...
- Glucosamine. Glucosamine is an excellent cartilage builder. As we age, glucosamine levels drop, resulting in joint pain as we lose the cartilage cushion between our bones and joints. Glucosamine helps rebuild cartilage, which reduces stiffness, swelling, and pain in our joints.
- Chondroitin. Chondroitin absorbs water like a sponge, which keeps cartilage healthy and hydrated.
- MSM. MSM is an abbreviation for methyl-sulfonyl-methane. MSM dissolves calcium phosphate, which prevents calcium deposits in the body. The result is improved joint flexibility, increased circulation and better cell vitality...all of which reduce joint pain.
- Hyaluronic Acid. This substance plays a vital role in keeping our tissue's flexibility. This is because it is the main component of synovial fluid. This fluid acts as a shock absorber, and the more of it in your joints, the less pain.
- Hi-Tart Cherry. Hi-Tart Cherry has been shown to decrease nitric oxide, and this is thought to be the reason behind its ability to ease joint pain.
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