Is Growth Hormone Testing in Major League Sports a Sham?

With New Technology Allowing for Enhanced Natural Production of hGH, Testing Procedures Have Likely Become Obsolete, says Novex Biotech®

Jul 30, 2013, 03:13 ET from Novex Biotech

NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We all know human growth hormone use is a hot topic of conversation in major league sports. Many players use it because they believe it helps increase lean muscle mass, repair muscle damage, boost energy, improve performance, and give them an edge over the competition. And while many sports organizations have agreed to conduct testing for illegal human growth hormone (hGH) use, some are calling this dedication to testing a sham. Why? Here are the facts: at a December 12, 2012 Congressional hearing regarding the NFL and hGH testing, it was made clear that increasing growth hormone levels naturally by nourishing the pituitary gland (the gland that produces hGH in the body) would not trigger a positive result on anti-doping tests.

Dr. Larry Bowers, Chief Science Officer for the United States Anti-Doping Agency who testified at the hearing, explained, "The body produces many forms of growth hormone in the pituitary gland," but synthetic, recombinant hGH (rhGH) injections involve only one form, called 22kD. rhGH tests work by flagging people who have abnormally high ratios of 22kdD… but science has already moved well past this.

Because you can now increase your body's natural production of hGH without these highly expensive, controversial injections — and therefore without getting caught — some are calling pro sport's dedication to testing a sham. A proprietary, highly specialized oral compound called SeroVital® is ushering in the growth hormone revolution. This SeroVital compound is being sold in the sports science section of your local GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, and Lucky Vitamin by Novex Biotech® under the trade name Growth Factor-9™.

How does it work? Growth Factor-9 (or GF9, as many are calling it) is a dietary supplement that promotes pituitary health to maximize hGH production, which drops dramatically with age. This compound was first revealed at the prestigious Obesity Society's most recent Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. There, a group of some of the most renowned researchers in the world revealed that this oral compound has been clinically proven to increase mean, endogenous, bioactive, serum (blood) growth hormone levels… by 682%. And many believe it's no coincidence that ever since the release of undetectable hGH booster, professional sporting organizations like the NFL and Major League Baseball have finally begun getting serious about conducting testing for synthetic injections on their players.

After all, unlike rhGH injections, Growth Factor-9 does NOT introduce a synthetic form of hGH into the body. This means there are no abnormally high levels of 22kD, because the increase in hGH comes from the body's natural source… the pituitary gland. So what purpose will hGH testing serve now that growth hormone levels can be increased in a natural, undetectable way? And — perhaps more importantly — why would any professional athlete risk his or her career by using synthetic rhGH injections?

"To put it bluntly, only the most 'old school' players will continue using injections," says Gina Daines, spokesperson for Novex Biotech. "Those players who are keeping up on the latest in the sports science world will almost undoubtedly see the benefits of increasing their growth hormone levels naturally."

But now a new controversy is arising: whether or not using a "natural" substance like Growth Factor-9 to raise hGH levels vs. synthetic hGH injections is still "cheating." "To call Growth Factor-9 a 'cheat' pill is ridiculous," argues Ms. Daines. "Think of it this way… Before Gatorade® became widely available, the electrolyte-rich drink was used to give Florida State athletes an advantage, especially on hot and humid days. Were they cheating? Or simply taking advantage of something the other team neglected to emphasize?"

No matter which side of the GF9/professional athletics controversy you're on, one thing is certain: Growth Factor-9 is selling like hotcakes. GNC, The Vitamin Shoppe, and Lucky Vitamin, GF9's exclusive distributors, are having trouble keeping the growth hormone booster in stock. Still, some skeptics are saying it sounds too good to be true. So, is there a catch? Actually, there are three. First, as with hGH injections, Growth Factor-9 is not a "magic bullet" but one part of a total program — you still have to eat right and work out.

Second, unlike injections of synthetic growth hormone, the Growth Factor-9 pill needs to be taken on an empty stomach. That means you either have to take it first thing in the morning and then not eat anything for two hours, or take it at night, at least two hours after your last meal... before you go to bed.

And last but not least, while Growth Factor-9 is far less expensive than prescription hGH injections, it's still not cheap... Growth Factor-9 will cost you about $100 a month.

But is it worth it? To most people, anything that may cut fat and build muscle while giving you plenty of energy and improving sex drive should be a no brainer. However, make no mistake about it, the "established" medical community (and, of course, they know everything) would say its benefits are largely anecdotal, with research that's preliminary. But there's no denying that something that has a chance of helping you get in the best shape of your life — without getting caught — is... at the very least... irresistible.

It should be noted that Growth Factor-9 is the only 100% SeroVital-hgh sports supplement currently on the market. It is currently being sold exclusively at GNC, The Vitamin Shoppe, and Lucky Vitamin. If it's sold out in stores, try buying it directly from Novex Biotech at or 1-800-401-0765. Use promo code GFGH3 at checkout and get free shipping.*

*Free standard shipping in the continental U.S. only.

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