Hollywood is convinced that taking HGH, or the Human Growth Hormone, will keep them looking young.
So does that mean that more and more celebs are using it?
Here's what a director said, on the condition of anonymity, about taking the $10,000 a year treatment:
“I’ll tell you why I took H.G.H. in the first place. I love fucking. I like that sense of self that comes from confidence in that area. And when I hit my 50s, although I was still very sexually active, I was less so than when I was in my 20s. And like other pathetically insecure Hollywoodites, I had an internal panic that led me to curiously explore what options were available in the world. I am one of the pathetically insecure Hollywood people who, like everyone else who lives here, is overly concerned with looks. My internal organs got healthier quickly. And I could feel it—the main impact of H.G.H. … is really useful, I found. It very much imbues you with a sense of clarity and confidence.”
Interesting, but the debate still rages on as to whether or not it's safe:
“Any actor over 50 you’re still seeing with a ripped stomach and veins in his forearms is probably taking H.G.H.”
“We treat a deficiency disease. Anti-aging medicine is about making people as vital, functional, happy, and active as they can be. It’s about maximizing their potential. People are going to be living longer. This is about preventing the chronic diseases and all the ravages that affect your quality of life.”
“The same doctors who criticize the uses of H.G.H. for anti-aging reasons take young, short children—the most vulnerable population—and give them much larger doses and claim it is safe. It doesn’t make any sense.”
Why wouldn't it be more widely used, and why would there be a debate at all if is ISN'T potentially dangerous?
Why is it keeping a price that seems to only be reserved for the elite class? It makes no sense.
To us, it just seems like it borders on vanity instead of necessity, and we hope there's a paradigm shift sometime soon in Hollywood and how it treats people who age and people of varying weights and sizes. Talent is talent, regardless of looks!
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