Human growth hormone (HGH) has a bad reputation because of its frequent abuse by athletes. Some people think that if they supplement they will increase body mass. This is unfortunate since HGH can help keep us looking and feeling young, trim and fit well into what people consider to be the years of old age.
Children are loaded with HGH. It is the hormone that promotes growth during childhood. By the age of thirty, levels of HGH have declined to about 20% of their childhood peak. At this stage the body is no longer able to repair all the damage that is occurring and the aging process continues to accelerate.
HGH is released by the pituitary gland and is beneficial for the brain, cardiovascular system, immune system, aerobic capacity of blood and tissue, and body and bone composition. It enters the blood stream in bursts during sleep, especially the deep sleep that occurs after midnight.
It’s also produced during exercise provided the exercise is done on an empty stomach. It is transported to the liver where it is converted to insulin growth factor 1 (IGF-1), a messenger molecule that travels to all parts of the body to stimulate cell production and growth. HGH is responsible for cellular rejuvenation, and low levels lead to aging.
Symptoms of HGH deficiency are wrinkled or sagging skin, thinning bones, loss of muscle strength, accumulation of body fat, decreased heart function, lowered immunity, thinning hair, decreased stamina and vigor, depression, anxiety, and fatigue. It’s great for weight control and re-contouring the body with loss of belly fat, the area associated with increased risk of heart attack and diabetes.
A study of overweight women on HGH found a loss of more than 4.6 pounds of fat, mostly in the abdomen while lean body mass increased. More than twenty-eight thousand studies on the hormone have shown that supplementation with HGH is the closest we have to a fountain of youth.
Typically, HGH replacement should begin around age 30. In older people, HGH replacement may help reverse signs of aging by 5 to 15 percent per year or more. There is no other single therapy that can have the impact on the aging body that HGH does.
In addition to reducing excess body fat, particularly abdominal fat, and increasing muscle mass, HGH can help reduce wrinkling, restore internal organs that have atrophied with age, increase bone density, reverse cognitive deterioration, strengthen the immune system, stimulate bone marrow cell production resulting in more red blood cells.
IGF-1 is produced in response to growth hormone, and as a result it is a marker for HGH. Since natural HGH is released in surges and has a very short life span in the body, it is not practical to measure HGH levels directly. Because much of HGH is used by the body to produce IGF-1, which has a fairly long lifetime in the body, tests for HGH levels rely on the amount of IGF-1 present.
Transdermal HG crème from West Coast Anti Aging can help stimulate the body to produce more of its own growth hormone. And you won’t have to deal with shots and spend a fortune to stay young.
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