HGH has its place if you are a competing professional...you can get better gains in a shorter period of time with AAS...however, if you are over 35-40, HGH will be your best friend. I have first hand knowledge as I got my dad on the stuff several years ago. He is 56 now...he has worked in the oil field (and smoked) his whole adult life. It took a toll on his body and it started to break down when he turned 50. After 2yrs of HGH he looks and feels like a 40yr old...wrinkles are less, stress is down, lab values are great...one thing however, you MUST make sure that you do not have any sort of tumor/cancer...HGH will accelerate its growth as well. It has its place but it does require some diligence on the users part. That said, I will be getting on it within the next couple of years.