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Beware Bogus Claims by HGH Spray Marketers: Dr. Ron Klatz, President, The American Academy of Anti-A

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Posted on Mar 06, 2006, 9 a.m. By Bill Freeman

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, representing 17,500 physicians in 86 nations worldwide, has become aware that various spray and/or nutritional HGH product manufacturers, distributors, or resellers are now flooding the Internet with bulk-mail promotional advertisements that suggest that A4M and/or its president, Dr. Ronald Klatz, endorse their HGH spray or nutritional product. These statements are false and deceptive, and companies conducting these bulk-mail marketing campaigns may be guilty of misrepresentation and/or fraud. Neither A4M nor Dr. Klatz endorse any spray and/or nutritional HGH product.

Beware Bogus Claims by HGH Spray Marketers:
Dr. Ron Klatz, President, The American
Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), Issues Consumer Fraud Alert

Issued 3 March 2006 by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M, Chicago IL; www.worldhealth.net), representing 17,500 physicians in 86 nations worldwide, has become aware that various spray and/or nutritional HGH product manufacturers, distributors, or resellers are now flooding the Internet with bulk-mail promotional advertisements that suggest that A4M and/or its president, Dr. Ronald Klatz, endorse their HGH spray or nutritional product. These statements are false and deceptive, and companies conducting these bulk-mail marketing campaigns may be guilty of misrepresentation and/or fraud. Neither A4M nor Dr. Klatz endorse any spray and/or nutritional HGH product.

Human Growth Hormone (HGH, GH) deficiency in adults is recognized by a cluster of cardinal clinical features, namely: increased weight and body fat mass; decreased lean body mass; decreased exercise capacity; decreased muscle mass and strength; reduced cardiac performance; reduced bone density and increased fracture rate; poor sleep; and impaired sense of well being. Because HGH sets the pace for all the other anti-aging hormones such as estrogen, testosterone, DHEA, and melatonin, there has been an increasing interest in adult growth hormone replacement therapy (GHRT). Over the past decade-and-a-half, a wealth of peer review research in the medical literature demonstrates the positive benefits of injectable (pharmaceutical) HGH therapy in improving muscle strength and mobility, cognitive function, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, immune function, body composition, obesity and sarcopenia, fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, other illnesses, and quality of life issues.

Only pharmaceutical-grade, physician-dispensed, injectable HGH is of benefit to patients with clinically defined GH deficiency disorders. There is a world of difference between physician-dispensed, prescription HGH and the concoctions offered by spray and nutritional HGH marketers. A4M alerts you to be wary of the misleading promotional methods that aim to legitimize bogus spray and nutritional HGH products.

Be mindful that the only scientifically validated, reliable method of human growth hormone replacement is prescribed, by injection, and administered by a qualified, trained physician. In contrast, over-the-counter homeopathic growth hormone secretagogues and oral sprays (purportedly boosting the release of growth hormone) and herbal growth hormone boosters (supposedly elevating HGH in the body), in the form of pills, powders, sublingual remedies, and dermal patches, purport to function as combination HGH stimulant and releasing compounds. These sprays and nutritional HGH products generally contain a combination of amino acids, other nutrients and in some cases, proprietary peptides purportedly aimed at enhancing the pituitary's ability to release HGH. There are no controlled and independently validated clinical studies that affirm that sprays and nutritional HGH products products are as efficacious as injectable (pharmaceutical) HGH in the treatment of aging-related diseases and disorders.

RELATED DOCUMENT: We encourage you to review the Official Response from The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) to: Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) commentary published October 26, 2005 and titled "Provision or Distribution of Growth Hormone for 'Anti-Aging': Clinical and Legal Issues." This JAMA commentary purported to address the legality of Human Growth Hormone (HGH, GH) treatment by physicians for growth hormone deficient (GHD) patients, however it further obfuscated the issue by incorrectly intermingling internet sales of homeopathic sprays, amino acids, and sports nutritional over-the-counter products in order to inflate the authors' incorrect claims suggesting the lack of evidence supporting the safe and efficacious use of injectable (pharmaceutical) HGH by qualified physicians.

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