Comprehensive Review of HGH Costs in the USA, Tijuana Mexico, and Costa Rica.
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HGH Costs are lower with us because of our international options. We offer board-certified physician-managed bio-identical hormone replacement, including HGH therapy, at home and abroad.
Average Monthly HGH Cost USA Vs. Other
|USA HGH VS. Abroad||EXAMS/LABS||Average Monthly HGH costs|
|USA HGH Costs||$570.00 initial exams||$1,295.00 monthly|
|TJ, Mexico HGH Costs||$550.00 initial exams||$450.00 monthly|
|Costa Rica HGH Costs||$550.00 initial exams||$550.00 monthly|
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What's the Most Popular HGH Brand and Its Cost?
Norditropin is the most popular and most prescribed brand of HGH. It is manufactured by Novo Nordisk. The company is headquartered in Denmark. Novo Nordisk is a global leader in diabetic and human growth hormone medications.
Tech billionaire and biotech-longevity investor Peter Thiel wants to live to or beyond 120 years. He eats a paleo diet, avoids sugars, and is taking human growth hormone treatment.
When should HGH be Prescribed?
This video is a reasonable argument related to the replenishment of HGH replacement therapy in adults.
Dr. Klatz of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine discusses the modest and appropriate replenishment of HGH deficiencies just as one would do for thyroid, estrogen, testosterone or any other deficiency.
Dr. Klatz discusses how it is a safe therapy and has been used safely for more than 50 years throughout the world.
HGH is a naturally occurring hormone produced within the brain by the pituitary gland.
Sensible Arguments for HGH Replacement
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions About Growth Hormone
The current rate for the Norditropin HGH Pen in Tijuana Mexico typically runs between $450 and 550.00 USD.
The current rate for the Norditropin HGH Pen in Costa Rica typically runs $550.00 USD.
The current rate for the Norditropin HGH Pen in the United States typically runs between $1300.00 – $1400.00 USD.
Yes, with the proper paperwork and a prescription. You need a doctor’s prescription and a letter if your medication is outside its original package. The medication must be for personal use. The rule of thumb is approximately 90-days of treatment. The quantity of treatment will vary depending on the patient.
Please see our “Traveling with Prescription Medications” links at the bottom of this page. We link to the FDA’s information, Customs and Border Patrol, as well as the HGH letter our physicians will complete for your treatment when traveling abroad.
We get this question a lot from prospective patients looking to save on HGH therapy. No country is immune to fraud, not even the United States. With that said, this is a new world we live in today. With social media and the internet, more information is accessible to the public than ever before.
We operate very openly on the internet and through promotional material like print media. We’ve advertised in American Way. We are a reputable medical tourism medical group trying to help Americans and Canadians be healthy.
We only prescribe the same FDA approved pharmaceutical HGH brands that you find in the United States. The only difference is the USA must pay 2 or 3 times the price. Why? Because of big pharma’s global pricing models and the problematic insurance model which exists in the United States. Both Republicans and Democrats have demonized big pharma for this practice, but nothing ever gets done.
Recently, some states have begun to take action. Utah recently passed “Right to Shop” legislation which allows its public employees to buy legally lower-cost prescription medications in Tijuana Mexico. Click the link. It is widely reported in some of the press. Other states are looking at similar legislation: <Click here>. Mexico has very good control of their legal prescription drug programs.
We work closely with only the leading pharmaceutical companies. The process has a complete and safe chain of custody when it comes to name-brand prescription pharmaceuticals.
There is no evidence HGH causes cancer. Sugar and the standard American diet of processed foods may have a much higher association with cancer than HGH. However, HGH is the master growth hormone. It should not be abused. If one has cancer, it would not be a good decision to promote growth.
Fear mongering and demonization is not a solution to our epidemic of chronic disease. HGH, like any bioidentical natural hormone, is a tool. It must be used under the supervision of a medical professional. HGH should not be abused. It should be used to optimize deficiencies.
For those on HGH therapy, most patients should embrace additional lifestyle changes as well. The human body does best when it experiences both anabolic (growth) and catabolic (loss) states regularly. Many health care professionals have only recently become aware of the need to go through brief periods of catabolism. Essentially this is a type of fasted state which helps induce cellular regeneration.
Some of the topics we can discuss with patients include proper lifestyle and dieting which are anti-aging and anti-cancer in theory. These include intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, ketogenic dieting among many others. Since each of these have their pros and cons, we prefer to work with each patient individually to develop the best approach suitable to the patient.
On PubMed you can find the study:
Research Centre for Endocrinology and Metabolism, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.
- Point 1: The association of several risk factors including, obesity, dyslipoproteinemia, hepatic steatosis, insulin resistance and hypertension with Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus and myocardial infarction has long been known and has been termed the “metabolic syndrome”.
- Point 2: Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular morbidity is the mass of intraabdominal fat. Striking similarities exist between the metabolic syndrome and untreated growth hormone (GH) deficiency in adults.
- Point 3: The main association is abdominal/visceral obesity and insulin resistance. Other features common to both conditions are premature atherosclerosis and increased mortality from cardiovascular diseases. These similarities indicate that undetectable and low levels of GH may be of importance in the metabolic aberrations observed in both these conditions.
- Point 4: Nine months of GH treatment reduced their total body fat and resulted in a specific and a marked decrease in both abdominal subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue. Moreover, insulin sensitivity improved and serum concentrations of total cholesterol and triglyceride decreased. Diastolic blood pressure also decreased. The finding that GH replacement in men with abdominal obesity can diminish the negative metabolic consequences of visceral obesity suggests that low levels of this hormone are of importance for the metabolic aberrations associated with visceral/abdominal obesity.
See our Blog on Reversing Metabolic Syndrome <Click here>.
Also see: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/mi/2010/434562/
It is important to note that there is also conflicting evidence regarding growth hormone and insulin resistance. But in recent years, a better understanding of metabolism, in general, helps us understand the flaws in prior conflicting studies with growth hormone and insulin resistance.
With more knowledge about intermittent fasting, ketogenic dieting, and fasting-mimicking dieting, and their role at successfully managing hyperglycemia, the role of carbohydrates and sugar metabolism is most likely more of a factor. By managing post-prandial glucose following meals using a $30 glucose meter, most can eat a whole food diet and limit carbohydrate intake at a level that prevents excessive glucose.
Dr. Jason Fung and others have elucidated this subject very well. See the following YouTube video for more information:
Jason Fung, MD:
The combination of proper dietary protocols with HGH is the way future research studies should be designed for reversing metabolic syndrome in patients.
Many women are concerned HGH replacement therapy will cause them to become too muscular. We prescribe HGH replacement only within the normal physiological range. HGH is not a miracle drug that produces extreme muscle mass. If taken properly, there should be no major negative side-effects.
When we prescribe HGH, we follow up with patients and do blood testing. The goal is to treat so levels are within the upper physiological range of the optimal zone.
The Dr. Rudman HGH study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that HGH helped improve body composition and muscle mass in aging men. The study looked at men from 61 years of age to 81 years. They were given HGH therapy for 6 months. After the 6 month period, the average muscle gained was 8.8%. Fatloss was almost 15%.
Download original Rudman HGH Study: <Click here>.
For years clinics were ridiculed for using the term anti-aging. Especially if there was any relationship to human growth hormone replacement therapy. HGH is not an anti-aging drug per se. Anti-Aging is not fully defined.
Reversing chronological age is impossible. However, biological aging is different than chronological aging and there is much debate about what constitutes biological age.
Scientists like Dr. David Sinclair of Harvard and others have repeatedly replicated longevity using animals. Most of these animals studied have very similar metabolic pathways as humans.
More recently, HGH was involved in a small 2019 anti-aging study. The study was published claiming 1 year on HGH, metformin, and DHEA resulted in an average reduction in epigenetic age of 2-2.5 years. <Download Study pdf>.
You may also be interested in the 1990 HGH research study by Dr. Rudman published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It looked at men from age 61-81 over 6-months on HGH therapy. This is what they found:
- Fatloss 14.4% (important for aging metabolism and longevity)
- Lean muscle mass increased by 8.8% (important for avoiding sarcopenia)
- Bone density increased by 1.7% (important for the avoidance of osteoporosis, bone tissue damage, hips, knees, etc.)
- Skin thickness increase by 7.1% (Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles)
Dr. Rudman 1990 HGH study: <Download Study pdf>.
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Yes. Norditropin is naturally the most popular brand. It comes prefilled in the No. 1 HGH delivery system and is the easiest and most convenient to use. Other brands we routinely prescribe are:
- Saizen by Merk.
- Humatrope by Eli Lilly.
- Zomacton by Ferring.
Contact us for more information. We are indifferent since the medication inside all these versions of HGH is 100% bioidentical growth hormone. However, Norditropin offers the best delivery system. Learn more about the Norditropin NordiFlex Pen here: <Click here>.
The best search engines for consumers looking for the best HGH costs are:
Google has been a leader for so long that many search engine optimization people have gamed their algorithms. In order to offset that Google has implemented newer criteria in 2019 called “EAT.” EAT is an acronym for:
- Expertise — How knowledgeable the site owner or content author is on the subject matter they talk about. This is especially important for the aforementioned YMYL sites, not so much for gossip websites or similar.
- Authoritativeness — The credibility of the website publishing the content. This includes any credentials, outside reviews, testimonials etc.
- Trustworthiness — Examines how trustworthy the site in question is. It means overall site quality and especially factors like site security.
Basically one gets to see a lot of Mayo Clinic dogma demonizing HGH for bodybuilding or old outdated New York Times articles talking about old news. Few dissenting views or alternative views are seen on the first pages of Google Search, but they should be. When you search Duckduckgo or Bing, you get more up-to-date variety.
from people that are making a positive difference in biotech like Peter Thiel and others. If the point of view is unconventional, then you better have very high authority backlinks. Usually, this can be done simply by aligning with a few old webmasters that operate various websites that link to the website.
With that said, when the other search engines are used for alternative medical therapies, you will get a much richer mix of good content related to what you are searching for.
We always recommend more than one source or opinion before taking a medical decision. That means getting your sources for more than one search engine.
HGH cost in Tijuana Mexico is around $450 for a 10MG/30IU Norditropin HGH pen. We have both US and Mexican doctors on staff. Many of our physicians are board-certified with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
With us, you don’t have to be a billionaire tech entrepreneur or a Hollywood movie star to afford HGH replacement therapy with the leading brands!
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US Senate Hearings on Drug Prices
- US spends more on prescriptions drugs than any other industrialized country
- Medicine produced in USA actually cost more in USA than in Canada, France and Germany
- Taxpayer in US pays for most basic research through NIH
President Speech on Drug Prices
- Tougher negotiation for lower US prices
- More competition
- Eliminating the middleman
- Reduce lobbying by “Big-Pharma” and Insurers
- Remove incentives to encourage high prices
- Ban gag-rule which prevents patients from knowing drug prices
The human growth hormone market is comprised of most major multinational pharmaceutical companies. At this writing, Norditropin is the global leader with 35% or greater market share. Second is Pfizer with roughly 21% market share. Others include Humatrope, Omnitrope, Saizen among others. Zomacton and Omnitrope are popular lower-cost HGH brands growing in popularity in the United States due to the more competitive pricing models used domestically. It will be interesting to watch how things unfold over the coming weeks, months and years as it relates to the price of HGH.
HGH Market Distribution Slide
The Dr. Rudman study conducted in 1990 was one of the first major research studies conducted on aging adults with HGH therapy. Since the Rudman study, hundreds or more studies have been conducted. However, the Rudman study did an excellent job of distilling the benefits in an easy to understand manner. Men from approximately 60-81 years old used HGH for 6 months. They observed no major body weight change, however, body composition improved significantly. Lean muscle increased by over 8% and fat decreased by more than 14%. Bone density increased and skin thickness increased as well.
HGH Before and After Slide
GH Prices Under $450-$650 per month - Norditropin 10MG Blue Pen.
Most HGH replacement programs range between $550 to $650 per month through one of our medical tourism treatment programs. We offer great alternatives to high HGH costs in the USA. Patients turn to us to avoid paying outrageous and inflated costs for HGH in a safe and professional manner with our board-certified doctors. We deliver exceptional concierge-level services, medical management, and we undercut more US HGH Clinics including Cenegenic’s Costs for HGH replacement therapy by at least 60% or more.
Lower prices for uninsured Growth Hormone Treatments
The cost of HGH seems to continue to rise in the US. As of July 2019, it appears the US government is finally preparing to take on Big-Pharma’s inflated US prescription drug pricing policies. Meanwhile, the economic situation for many Americans attracts them to one of our international medical tourism destinations such as Costa Rica, Mexico or Panama.
The high cost of HGH treatment in the United States limits most middle class Americans access to high-quality HGH replacement therapy. Wealthy entrepreneurs and celebrities routinely incorporate HGH therapy into their own health and wellness lifestyle.
HGH Cost with Insurance
Growth hormone therapy is rarely covered by medical insurance in the United States. In the mid to late 1990s, doping by sports athletes concerned US lawmakers and government regulators. Very strict guidelines on prescribing HGH were established to curtail doping abuses. About one-half of HGH prescriptions are for children. Generally, this is for short stature, but some other rare diseases qualify as well. For adults, HGH is prescribed for three main purposes:
- Short bowel syndrome
- HGH deficiency due to pituitary tumors or their treatment
- Muscle-wasting disease occurring from HIV/AIDS
Somatropin costs may appear lower at clinics substituting Sermorelin or Ipamorelin
Some clinics promote HGH substitutes (peptides) like Sermorelin as real growth hormones, but these peptides (Sermorelin or Ipamorelin) are secretagogues – NOT recombinant human growth hormone. Sermorelin and Ipamorelin typically won’t deliver similar results as recombinant-HGH, (especially in older adults). Standard HGH replacement therapy replenishes depleted growth hormone levels while sermorelin and ipamorelin try to stimulate the pituitary to endogenously produce more HGH. The older we get, the less likely this treatment will work. At least that’s what we have seen in our practice.
For many years, we’ve successfully treated thousands of patients with HGH at our international treatment centers. HGH replacement therapy is legally prescribed and much more affordable internationally. In many cases, the savings are 60% or better. See our Tijuana Mexico – USA price comparison page.
In a 2013 Media Report filed by CNN, Cenegenics costs for patients taking human growth hormone injections runs from $20,000-$30,000 annually.
Not all programs will cost patients $20K or 30K per year. It all depends on an individual patient’s therapy.
To lower HGH cost, you need to look outside your own area and go to where the prices are lower. By simply traveling short distances, patients can save thousands of dollars on their HGH prescription costs and refills.
Ask us about seeing one of our US Doctors first and get your program managed at home.
Note: Prices are estimated based on pricing research done as of November of 2017.
Isn't Growth Hormone Decline a Normal Part of Aging?
Many ask the question: “isn’t hormone decline just a normal part of the aging process?” The answer is not so simple to answer. We need to consider how our modern lifestyle influences the production of all our hormones, including growth hormone production.
Too many processed foods and insulin resistance can accelerate hormone disruption and chronic diseases. As many of us are living longer, while our healthy lifespan is shortened.
The modern diet consisting of too many processed foods and too many carbohydrates equates to a calorie-rich / nutrient-deficient diet resulting in poor blood glucose control and leads to insulin resistance and diabetes. This eventually leads to weight gain and metabolic dysfunction.
Americans are overfed in calories while at the same time starving of vital nutrients. What’s more, we have an obesity and diabetic epidemic. This has never been seen at such a dramatic level ever in human history. Never has mankind eaten so many calories while depriving himself of important nutrients vital to health and longevity.
Our priority as a leading international anti-aging group is to help provide patients with key information on how what and when of modern evidenced-based lifestyle and nutrition modification, along with hormone therapies, that lead to improved body composition and a reduction in age-related disease health markers.
We encourage patients to adopt the whole food diet and limit (or even eliminate) processed foods from their diet, especially sugar.
Hormone levels are also on the decline among the modern generation. In many cases, we see lower levels than normal in younger men that many would expect. For instance, the testosterone levels of men observed in recent research reports much lower in modern times than in prior decades.
In one study, a decrease as much as 25%, or perhaps more in modern men than in the 1980s and 1990s. Key male sex hormones seem to be declining more rapidly than prior generations. Many believe it is likely another downstream side-effect brought on by the obesity epidemic and poor diet. Some also point to exposure to processed foods and factory-farming of animals leading to bioaccumulation of xenoestrogens, and many other environmental toxins.
Poor eating habits, a high body mass index, an inverted hip-to-waist ratio, and exposure to environmental hormone mimickers such as xenoestrogens are all likely contributing to less than optimal hormone control and a natural balance.
By replacing deficiencies in hormones, our aim is to help our patients’ bodies work more efficiently accelerating a return to a more natural and healthy metabolism.
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We help patients grow healthier. We can do it for less than many realize, and we strongly believe our program is superior in many ways to other age management programs costing tens of thousands of dollars or more. Many high-end age management programs remain too heavily focused on conventional (consensus-based) medicine, omitting the well-known research regarding whole-food diets, keto, fasting, and a carb-controlled lifestyle.
Unfortunately, healthy whole foods are missing for many Americans, and are frequently substituted for convenient processed foods. Those who are struggling with chronic disease and metabolic syndrome need to learn how keto-based food programs combined with fasting and hormone optimization therapies can reverse many chronic diseases or their symptoms, and dramatically improve one’s quality of like.
When treatment benefits are sought through HGH replacement therapy, patients can turn to us for proper testing and medically supervised oversight of treatment. In many instances, patients can find Norditropin or Saizen HGH at less than $18 per IU at our treatment centers.
See a demonstration of the HGH Pen called Norditropin below. It is the most convenient HGH delivery system on the market.
HGH Demonstration of Norditropin Pen 10MG Blue Pen
Note: HGH prescriptions are prescribed only when a patient’s symptoms and blood testing indicate a deficiency is present. Once treatment is prescribed, patients can buy human growth hormone prescriptions. Insurance rarely (if ever) covers HGH prescriptions.
Don’t Buy HGH Prescriptions from International Pharmacies
In the USA it is common to receive HGH prescriptions from licensed compounding pharmacies via overnight courier. In international markets, prescriptions should only be obtained from recognized pharmacies or those associated with our treatment centers. They should never be shipped to you from an unknown source. Many of these pharmacies are black-market and unregulated.
We verify the pharmacies beforehand for each prescription, then have them ship it to the patient’s home or office via an overnight courier like FedEx, UPS or others, depending on the origin of treatment and geographic location.
We generally prescribe Norditropin HGH internationally, which comes in a blue pen form factor. It contains 10MG of HGH, which is equivalent to 30IUs of HGH. Norditropin HGH is the most popular brand of HGH around the world, as well as the United States. One pen can last one month at 1.5 IU per injection 4 or 5 days per week.
California HGH Pricing Example
Tijuana Anti-Aging and Wellness is $450 versus $1,292.22
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