If you already know anything about the human growth hormone (HGH) treatment then you will know that it offers a very tempting way of getting stronger and looking younger.
The benefits of this hormone are immense and it is especially useful for bodybuilders looking for a bit of extra help in bulking up. While it is something that occurs naturally in our bodies, there is also a synthetic version available for purchase too.
A lot of bodybuilders already use this, as well as other people who want some help in feeling good or looking younger than their years. However, you may not be clear yet on the legal issues of taking this drug in the UK.
The Legal Position
At the moment, HGH is legally classified as a class C drug in the UK under the Misuse of Drug Regulations 2001 legislation.
This sounds a bit scary at first but upon further investigation we can see that it isn’t as bad as it first sounds, although it does mean that buying and using it takes you into some legal grey areas.
In the UK the list of class C drugs covers the likes of tranquilisers and anabolic steroids as well as HGH. Drugs such as heroin, cocaine and ecstasy are Class A listed, while Class B includes the likes of cannabis, amphetamines and barbiturates.
So what does this Class C classification mean for anyone who wants to purchase and use HGH in the UK?
These are classed as the least dangerous of the drugs covered in the three different categories but their use is still pretty strictly controlled.
Basically, it is illegal to supply HGH supplements without a medical prescription. However, it isn’t illegal to use it for personal reasons.
This may sound a bit confusing but it simply means that while it is sold on the black market you are unlikely to get in real trouble if the police find you possessing a small amount of it. Generally speaking, the police look to arrest those people who possess large quantities for resale or who import it illegally.
Having said that, people have been arrested for possessing it in the past and there is no guarantee that you won’t get into some serious bother.