ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Shock! Scandal! Sylvester Stallone And Human Growth Hormone (Plus Janice Dickinson)

Updated on August 26, 2011

Sylvester Stallone, the man who brought Rocky Balboa and John Rambo to life is now heading into his 60's and as he does so, the effects of aging are beginning to seriously rear their heads and look him dead in the eye. What does one do when one's strength and machismo begin to fade? In Sylvester Stallone's case, it appears that turning to medical science is the answer. But is it really?

You may have heard of HGH, Human Growth Hormone, a drug that is being touted as a miracle, a veritable fountain of youth. One of the biggest celebrity proponents happens to be Sylvester Stallone. He made use of the drug when preparing for his last Rocky Movie, and attained an impressive 209 pounds. Speaking about HGH in Time magazine, Stallone says "HGH [human growth hormone] is nothing. Anyone who calls it a steroid is grossly misinformed. Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older. Everyone over 40 years old would be wise to investigate it because it increases the quality of your life. Mark my words. In 10 years, it will be over the counter."

HGH is a compound that naturally occurs in humans, and is present in high amounts during puberty. Its medical usage arose as a means of treating children who had growth related problems. However, when used in older adults it has the effect of increasing muscle mass, stimulating the immune system, increasing calcium retention and strengthening bone, and stimulates organ growth in all areas, including in the brain.

As great as this all sounds however, there are some downsides, like tumors, type two diabetes, and sexual dysfunction. There are also some relatively lesser side effects, such as extreme aggression. The merits of HGH are being hotly debated at the moment, and in far more scientific arenas than this. However, it is evident even to the casual observer, that even though there are possible benefits to taking the drug, there are some pretty nasty possible side effects, which no doubt explains the steroid analogy that Sylvester was disputing when he spoke to Time magazine

When weighing his words, it pays to keep in mind that Sylvester's history with both drugs and women is somewhat doubtful, his ex girlfriend, Janice 'I was the world's first supermodel' Dickinson claimed that Sylvester used to inject her with steroids while she slept. She declared this on air one day, saying, "He juiced me. I´d wake up and my arm was as big as Popeye - steroids, testosterone, all that stuff that people say [mimicking Stallone voice], ´Hey, it´s not that good ´cause you get really big, you know what I mean?´ "

With typical aplomb, Sly denied her accusations, saying "B***h is lying."

Is that some rage we're detecting there, Mr Stallone?


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)