Human growth hormone

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Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is an injectable peptide hormone that is also released by the pituitary gland. In the context of increasing height it acts via 2 main pathways:

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HGH is too large of molecule to penetrate cell membranes so the only way it can function in its non-metabolised state is by binding to growth hormone receptors (GHRs) where processes such as cell division occur, most notably in cartilage.

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HGH is most often brought up in the context of height augmentation when we're looking at the metabolisation, in conjuction with insulin in the liver to produce insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) this hormone is essential for bone growth