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What Is The Difference Between Testosterone And HGH

Written by Author - Authors Medical experts of the National HRT Clinic - January 18, 2017

Testosterone vs HGH

Testosterone and GH (growth hormone) are two very distinct hormones that are produced in both the male and female bodies. They serve two different functions and work in the body in two very different ways. When they are given as medication, they are considered to be two separate classes of medications.

Growth hormones vs testosterone: These hormones play different roles in keeping the body healthy and strong. Testosterone is more widely used for erectile dysfunction and to help ease the symptoms of menopause (such as night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and loss of sexual libido). Testosterone will be used more for the male sexual drive and muscle building.

When a person has a deficiency in either hormone and he or she participates in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) they will take synthetic, 100 percent pure and bio-identical forms of either testosterone or human growth hormone (in some cases they will take both). These are called testosterone injections and human growth hormone (HGH) injections.

The chart below will show the differences between the medications of HGH vs testosterone:

HGH Injections vs Testosterone Injections

Human Growth Hormone


Created as an 191 amino acid sequence Created as an ester
Made in the body in the pituitary gland Made in the body in the testes, the ovaries or the adrenal glands
Only used as subcutaneous injections just under the skin Only used as intramuscular injections for men and a cream for women
The medication prescribed is taken daily Usually only injected one to two times per week
This medication is not considered to be a steroid Men produce more than women do
Used for healing more than testosterone is Usually  more misused and abused than HGH
Used more commonly for erectile dysfunction and for they symptoms of menopause

Testosterone and HGH are two different classes of drugs and they do have major differences. When a person calls our clinic, they have a free consultation to share information and then testing will take place. In order to use either medication, a patient needs to be diagnosed with either low T or low GH levels. Using either medication without a prescription is illegal.

Is Testosterone Or HGH Better?

HGH vs testosterone which is better? Which hormone is better will depend upon which one a person needs. In other words, we cannot say that one hormone is better than another because how a body will react and the results gotten from therapy with either hormone will be different.

We can generally say that if a person has low testosterone levels, testosterone hormone will be better. If a person has low growth hormone levels, HGH injections will be better. Why? The reason one hormone medication is better than the other is because it is what a person needs according to their blood work.

Both testosterone hormone injections and HGH injections are taken to balance low levels of either hormone within the human body for optimal health, happiness and quality of life. They help the body to stay strong, vibrant, sexually charged and energetic. Only a doctor can determine which hormone a person will need and which will create the results that the patient is looking to gain.

Medically reviewed by   Reviewers National HRT Staff - Updated on November 21, 2023

Please note that the information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.


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