Effect of HGH on the Immune System

White blood cells, like warriors, wage battle daily against pathogens, including the coronavirus, which has caused a global outbreak. If a healthy person with a strong immune system catches the virus, white blood cells will literally gobble up the infected cells.

But what happens when someone has weak immunity? They will have a hard time fighting off the coronavirus, which is also known as COVID-19. They might need help in the form of human growth hormone, an immunity booster.

Without an available vaccine or viral medication for COVID-19, a strong immune system may be the only hope for avoiding infection or for surviving and recovering if you get it. Even with a vaccine, viruses mutate so much that the body’s immune system will always be the best defense. With that in mind, many people are turning to vitamins, herbs and superfoods to increase immunity. However, one potent way to shore up your body’s defense system is HGH.

HGH triggers the development of the human immune system by stimulating a special gland called the thymus, which produces lymphocytes. Lymphocytes, also known as T cells or white blood cells, are the foundation of the body’s immune response and are responsible for how the body adapts to fight bacteria and viruses that enter the body.

How Can HGH help Fight Viruses?

Produced by the pituitary gland, the growth hormone, also called somatotropin, causes four beneficial antiviral actions to fight the coronavirus: It multiplies the number of B cells:

  • B cells are white blood cells made in the bone marrow that create antibodies. Antibodies bind to parts of the coronavirus and neutralize it, helping the body stave off the respiratory infection. 
  • It increases T cells: T cells are another type of white blood cell that produces cytokines, which help the body locate and fight inflammation caused by COVID-19. One way that viruses attack the body is by increasing inflammation as they infect healthy cells, according to the National Institutes of Health. Reducing inflammation is the body’s first immune response, which can limit the virus’s ability to reproduce and spread. 
  • It synthesizes immunoglobulin: Immunoglobulins, made from plasma, are the actual antibodies that destroy viruses, bacteria and other toxins that enter the body. By synthesizing this substance, the growth hormone makes sure the body has an abundance of antibodies available to fight coronavirus.
  • It influences maturity of myeloid progenitor cells: These progenitor cells are the building blocks of red blood cells, platelets, leukocytes, osteoclasts, granulocytes, monocyte-macrophages, dendritic cells and mast cells of the immune system. Viruses, like COVID-19, try to reduce progenitor cells in hopes of sneaking past the immune system undetected. By bringing more myeloid progenitor cells to maturity, the hormone hinders the virus’s strategy, says the journal of Molecular Diversity Preservation International. 

When the body is deficient in growth hormone, synthetic versions can come to the rescue. Abundant during childhood, the hormone decreases once the body reaches adulthood, according to the Mayo Clinic. It decreases even more in women who have reached age 60 and for anyone who has suffered a disease.