Pro Sport Funded HGH Research

HGH researchThe owner of a very prominent Pro Basketball team intends to fund some research into human Growth Hormone, the emphasis being on whether it could help injured players recover quicker from injury. The move is spurred by the fact that several of the team’s players, and indeed pros NBA wide, have been sidelined for long periods of time due to injury.

In light of the recent decision by the National Football League to start testing its players for synthetic growth hormone, it seems rather strange that such a high profile person should buck the current trend.

To be clear, the owner in question is not suggesting the use of currently banned substances for performance enhancement, but saying it’s definitely worth looking into – especially in a clinical study capacity – to determine whether the substance can be applied in a controlled and safe manner to help people recover.

Old Debate Refreshed

My first reaction wasn’t good.

After thinking about it, I’m more along the lines of this is exactly what pro sports needs…in a way.

Instead of the negative outcomes from conjecture, accusations and huge, high profile court cases making the sport headlines, it makes a nice change to see someone stepping up and saying ‘let’s just look into it further.’

It’s a good move, because it completely refreshes the whole debate on substance use and gives it a spin that makes you wonder if a balance can be struck between abuse of a performance enhancer and medically controlled use of it as an injury treatment.

Performance Enhancement versus Injury Recovery

Where do we draw the line? That’s the immediate question. It’s one thing testing players across the board for performance enhancers that shouldn’t be there, but if the same or similar substances were allowed for injury recovery purposes then the NBA and all other professional sports organizations that adopt it are going to have to prepare for a mother-load of red tape to fight through.

Banned for performance enhancement but legal for treatment of certain injures; good luck getting a consensus on that one!

Two Steps Forward

Doctor and HGHLike I said; at least someone wants to do something to figure out the performance enhancing drug quandary. Perhaps it’s worth it just for the amount of pure research that will come out of a pre-emptive move like this.

There may even be positive impacts on the medical application of growth hormone as a whole. Hell, they shouldn’t stop there, let’s re-open the book on steroids as well.

No-one ever said some of these drugs didn’t have the potential to be useful and relatively safe in small doses on a short term basis. After all, what’s worse: a blown AC ligament and a career stopped in its tracks, or a few short-term side effects from drugs?

Well, that’s a question only the research can answer.

Jumping on the Bandwagon

There’s always the issue of regulation, in my opinion. Doctors currently face heavy penalties for prescribing HGH to anyone, save for a handful of uses, and if there is a whiff of it being off-label (i.e. not for intended purpose), then they are in deep trouble.

If the research results in a green light for HGH treatment then every doctor gets to sign off on its use. We’ve already seen the cases of dodgy docs prescribing ‘roids off-label to famous sports players, but give them a wishy-washy law to back them up (because it will be super wishy-washy at first) and we’re back to square uno.

And what are the implications with other professions? Say, for example, a construction worker gets injured and the doctor thinks he’ll be back on his feet quicker and earning money for his family again if he prescribes a short course of HGH?

What if a guy tears a muscle pushing too hard in the gym?

If they determine that it’s safe to use growth hormone, then is shouldn’t matter, should it?


HGH in pro sportsRegardless of what might occur, I still think it’s a good thing that someone is willing to fund research into treatment with HGH. I just hope the research remains completely objective and doesn’t take into account the people funding it, or what their underlying motives might be.

To be honest, I don’t think any of the owners in the national American sports leagues would just benevolently throw money at research without seeing some kind of financial return.

The obvious outcome is that HGH does help injured players recover quicker and lets them get back to what they do best, and that’s earning their pay checks.

Every team owner wants that, but do they want something else as well? And will they open a can of jacked-up worms in doing so?

Click here to read about the recent decision by the NFL to test for HGH

Avatropin from Cellusyn Labs

Avatropin HGH boosterAvatropin is a supplement produced in the US by Cellusyn Labs. Several contact options are available for customer services, but neither the company website nor the Avatropin product website provides any information about Cellusyn or where the company is based so first impressions are not good.

Avatropin is designed to encourage the body to release an increased amount of human growth hormone (HGH).

Promised benefits include:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Sexual vitality
  • Diminished facial wrinkles
  • Greater memory and focus
  • Stronger immune system

HGH products are usually favored by two main user groups—bodybuilders and people who are trying to fight the ageing process. The prominent picture of an elderly man displayed on the Avatropin website strongly suggests Cellusyn are marketing Avatropin as an anti-aging product, but if it really can increase the body’s level of HGH it would be equally suitable for bodybuilders.

There are so many products like this, it’s hard to pick a good one. The best products we have seen are detailed in our reviews. Just follow the link below to read some.

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What is Avatropin and how does it Work?

HGH is an important hormone produced in the pituitary gland. As the body ages the amount produced decreases. This results in a slowed metabolism and weight gain. The sex drive decreases, muscle mass becomes harder to retain, and wrinkles and hair loss/greying becomes an issue.

Avatropin has been designed to stimulate the pituitary gland and get the all-important juices flowing again.

Key Ingredients

Avatropin contains a few vitamins and minerals that may help give a little pep to the day, but everything else is hidden in a proprietary blend that contains a large number of ingredients. The Avatropin website indicates seven of them are considered to be of key importance:

  • L-Dopa: Several studies suggest L-dopa can stimulate the release of HGH, but side effects may be an issue.
  • AstraGin: A patent-protected formulation that can increase the absorption rate of other ingredients.
  • Tonalin: A patent-protected formulation made from safflower oil. Tonalin is unlikely to provide HGH, but the ingredient is known to be an effective weight loss inducer and to also promote the growth of lean muscle tissue.
  • Forskolin: An extract, taken from the Kenyan plant coleus forskohil, often used to promote muscle growth.
  • Fenugreek: Some studies suggest Fenugreek may stimulate the release of HGH and also boost energy levels.
  • Resveratrol:  A healthy ingredient sourced from grapes and high in antioxidants. Resveratrol is often touted as a HGH releaser, but this cannot by backed up by scientific evidence.
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid: An antioxidant manufactured by the body. It appears to have the ability to lower blood sugar levels, and may assist weight loss, but does not have a proven ability to stimulate HGH production.


Three to six capsules should be taken with at least 16 oz. of water, on an empty stomach, one to two hours before going to bed.

Customer Feedback

Independent reviews are hard to find, but the Avatropin website contains several glowing testimonials that are attributed to satisfied customers.

Two example testimonials read:

“People like to say I am a weekend warrior. I work hard during the week and like to keep very active during weekends. Unfortunately, my age has caught up to be a bit and I needed something to get me going again. I came across Avatropin through a friend and it really gave me a good punch in the arm. It has helped to intensify my workouts and actually stay on it regularly! The boost in energy and vitality has helped me recapture my youth!”

“I feel a BIG difference in my life with it lifting my mood, helping me focus better and giving me more motivation. I can positively say that I feel amazing whenever I’m using it. I also have a lot more energy and more motivation to boot! Thanks.”

As always, testimonials from such a biased source are not to be relied upon and in this case the accompanying small print reads: ‘Results in Testimonials are atypical and individual results may vary.’  The Merriam Webster dictionary defines ‘atypical’ as ‘not typical, irregular, unusual’. So the small print pretty much blows the big boasts out of the water.

Health Considerations

Cellusyn says Avatropin is 100% safe, but several of the blend constituents have known side effects.

  • L-Dopa:  Hypertension, nausea, gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Tonalin: Nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, high blood pressure.
  • Forskolin:  Increased heart rate, low blood pressure, stomach problems.
  • Fenugreek: Not suitable for pregnant women because it may encourage uterine contractions and induce labor.
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid: Headaches, muscle cramps, skin rashes.

Product Availability and Pricing

Avatropin can be purchased from the Cellusyn website or the Avatropin website. In both cases the price ranges from $59.95 (1 month supply) to $139.95 (3 month supply). Worldwide shipping is available and customers who purchase two or more bottles receive complimentary bottles of companion products, along with free shipping (US customers only). Pricewise Avatropin gets a gold star because some manufacturers charge ridiculously high prices for HGH products—often up to three times the price of Avatropin.

Avatropin is also available from and Amazon. Customers who choose one of these options can secure savings of $10 to $15.


All purchases of Avatropin are protected by a 90 day money back guarantee.

The Bottom Line

Cellusyn may be targeting an older crowd, but the Avatropin formulation will probably work better for bodybuilders than it will for people trying to recapture their lost youth. L-dopa is the only ingredient that offers any real potential as HGH provider, but the inclusion rate is unknown, so the blend may not contain enough of it to be of any benefit.

Several of the ingredients encourage muscle growth, but again the lack of inclusion rates is an issue, as is the possibility of side effects and the lack of independent customer feedback. Avatropin may offer some benefits as a HGH provider, but it’s a gamble. There’s a money back guarantee in place though, so it may be worth a try.

Recommended Alternatives

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