This morning, we had a candid conversation about whether or not we felt HGH gel, which seems to be all the rage right now, is really doing all that it claims it can.

I'm not gonna lie, about a year ago I was intrigued about what this "gel" could maybe do for me. Better sleep, need that. Increased energy, sure! Weight loss, of course.

So, I tried it.

HGH chart

It seemed simple enough. The instructions were to apply small, pea-sized drops on your wrist (or wherever) twice daily, morning and night. When I got my new HGH gel in the mail I was excited to try it. I'll admit that I wasn't excellent about making sure I applied the gel every single morning and night at the same time for the first 30 days. I may have missed a few applications, to be honest.

Unfortunately, though, I didn't see a big change after that first month. The leaders in the HGH community say you need more than a month for the gel to really start working and that we all need to be patient. But the more thought I put into it, I knew that long term this gel was not going to be for me. To each their own, though.

Honestly, if it makes you feel better and you feel you are benefiting from using it, good for you.

For me, part of it was I didn't think I'd be able to keep up with the twice-daily applications for the foreseeable future or the rest of my life for that matter AND after talking with my doctor about it, she made a very good point: the human body stops producing this hormone that the HGH gel is mimicking for a reason. It no longer needs it. And to mess with the natural aging process could be dangerous.

She said that if my body was deficient in anything it currently needs, that would show up in my routine blood work. And if that were the case, my doctor would recommend a vitamin form of whatever supplement I needed. This makes sense to me.