These days, most of us are hearing quite a bit about HGH or human growth hormone. However, many of us do not understand the actual benefits of increasing HGH levels, because there are so many mixed messages out there.
Let’s look at one study done by Dr. Daniel Rudman and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This study did an excellent job of showing just how remarkable HGH is reversing the signs of aging when the amounts in the body were increased.
Today, Dr. Rudman’s findings are widely accepted. Not a one of us is exempt from the deterioration that occurs in our bodies as we age. Dr. Rudman studied men that were overweight and between the ages of 61 and 80. The individuals didn’t alter any other part of their life including exercise, smoking, and eating, yet when they were given HGH they actually lost on average 14% body fat and gained on average 8.8% lean muscle mass. Their bone density increased and their skin became firmer.
That’s pretty good evidence that HGH has many benefits. In fact, the study found that on average it reversed the signs of aging by 10 to 20 years. Let’s have a look at the results of another study of 202 patients between the ages of 39 to 74. The study was on the Effects of Growth Hormone, done by L. Casserry, M.D., P.H.D. and Edmund Chien, M.D., at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Palm Springs Life Extension Institute.
Desired Effect Improvement
- Energy Level 84%
- Muscle Strength 88%
- Sexual Potency 75%
- Body Fat Reduction 82%
- Emotional Stability 62%
- Wrinkle Reduction 61%
- Memory 62%
The Science Backing Human Growth Hormone
Let’s have a look at the scientific data about what HGH can do to the body.
HGH is also called Somatotropin. It’s actually a protein hormone that contains 190 amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Once created these amino acids are secreted by the pituitary gland. They have two effects on the body.
One of the main HGH effects is that it directly affects your body’s cells, binding to its receptor on the target cells of the body. It then creates the appropriate action for the type of cell. For example, when HGH targets fat cells it caused them to break down, and it suppressed the cells ability to accumulate fat, thereby stopping the storage of fat. The second effect of HGH is indirect in the body, causing the liver to secrete IGF-1, which is an insulin type growth factor hormone. IGF-1.
What does “growth” mean?
This may seem rather obvious – growth would mean getting bigger, but don’t get stuck on that definition. For growth to occur in your body a complex dance occurs that involves many different hormones. These are the messengers telling the body what it needs to do and when. HGH works indirectly, stimulating the synthesis of your cartilage cells, which leads to bone growth. It also stimulates muscle growth, which affects your overall muscle tone and skin tone.
What About Metabolism?
HGH effects are very important to:
Fat metabolism – HGH enhances your body’s fat, allowing your body to be able to break down fat cells efficiently.
- Protein metabolism – HGH causes an increase in you amino acid uptake, an increase in protein synthesis, and a decrease in protein oxidation.
- Carbohydrate metabolism – HGH is one of many hormones that play a role in maintaining blood sugar levels in the normal range.
What Happens Without HGH?
You can quickly see that without HGH
- Fat becomes hard to lose
- Muscle tone declines
- Your hair, skin, and nails deteriorate
- Sexual function declines
- The bowel, stomach, and liver do not function properly
The Immediate Benefits of HGH
Keep this in mind- When HGH decreases in your body, aging increases – it’s really that simple!
At the end of the day, not only does the research back the findings, but those who use HGH see the results directly has experienced the positive results themselves.
At age 25, your HGH level is around 600ug. By the time you are 60 you only have around 90ug. You lose on average about 15% a decade. You begin to look tired, worn, and old.
Other hormones like testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen decline significantly too. Years ago, the medical community would hand out synthetic or natural replacement hormones designed to slow down the aging process. It’s only recently that there has been any focus on HGH in preventing biological aging.
Science has proven that HGH:
- Increases energy
- Reverses aging
- Restores muscle mass
- Improves mood
- Improves sleep
- Improves cholesterol
- Equalizes your blood pressure
- Improves your memory
- Positively impacts stomach conditions, lung conditions, and other diseases
- Reduces high blood pressure
- Reduces high cholesterol
- Eliminates body fat, especially in the legs and abdomen
- Improves skin elasticity and texture
- Restores sexual organ to restore sexual pleasure
- Improves the condition of your nails and hair
- Improves respiratory & Cardio functions
- Better concentration
- Better vision
- Reduced age spots and wrinkles
- More effective exercising
- Increase in your bone density
There are tons of benefits to increasing HGH in the body, and there is science to back it.