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HGH injections are available only via prescription but HGH supplements are available without a prescription and are adequate for most people unless they have a severe HGH depletion. HGH is produced by the pituitary gland and a deficiency in HGH that is a result of aging can lead to a decrease in bone density, muscle mass, and a number of other age related issues. HGH improves bone density, exercise capacity, strength and stamina, and tons more.
The Importance of HGH in the Human Body
Past research on human growth hormone has revealed a great deal about this hormone, and its functions in the body. HGH is produced by the pituitary gland and in children and young adults, it regulates growth. HGH depletes quickly as we age. Both too much and too little growth hormone can lead to important health problems. Scientists have learned how to produce human growth hormone in the laboratory, which means there is no need to live with depleted HGH levels.
HGH studies that involve the latter years have been very controversial. These studies have shown that HGH is necessary to maintain bone density, muscles strength, and lean body mass. HGH is responsible for regulating blood sugar and fat storage. A number of studies have confirmed that a decrease in human growth hormone leads to a decrease in bone density. In fact, a number of studies have shown that HGH holds the key to longevity, which is why it has been dubbed ‘the fountain of youth.’
HGH Studies Relating to Bone Density
1. Bone Density Studies Find Two Useful Supplements and Risks for Elderly Women Who End HRT
Ending hormone therapy treatments may cause a decrease in bone mineral density in elderly women, according to a new study published in the November issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Two other related studies published in the same journal also demonstrate the effects of recombinant human growth hormone (HGH) treatment in osteoporotic men and oral dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in treating young women with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a silent disease that is responsible for more than 1.5 million hip fractures annually worldwide.
2. Men with osteoporosis benefit from human growth hormone combined with calcium and vitamin D3
While most fractures occur in postmenopausal women, the disorder also affects more than two million men. Approximately one third of all osteoporotic fractures occur in men. Few studies have been conducted to examine the effects of human growth hormone (HGH) on osteoporosis patients. Now, a study published in the November issue of JCEM shows that HGH treatments can improve bone mineral density (BMD) in men with idiopathic osteoporosis (ie, men without any demonstrated hormonal, nutritional, or other risk factors for diminished bone density).
Dr. Peter Gillberg and researchers at the University Hospital in Upsala, Sweden studied the effects of continuous and intermittent HGH treatments on bone turnover, BMD, and bone mineral content (BMC) in 29 men between the ages of 27 and 62 who had idiopathic osteoporosis. The men also received daily doses of calcium and vitamin D3. Patients were treated for 24 months and then participated in 12 months of follow-up. After two years, BMD and BMC had increased in both groups of men. Then, after another 12 months, both the BMD and BMC had increased further. Additionally, both treatment groups experienced a decrease in their fat mass over the two year treatment period.
“Recombinant human growth hormone can be an effective treatment for men with osteoporosis,” explained Dr. Gillberg. “Our study shows that the growth hormone treatments — either continuous or intermittent — can not only help build bone density, but can also maintain the improved bone density for at least one year after the treatment. The growth hormone treatments also caused a loss of fat in the subjects, which can lead to other health benefits. Larger and longer placebo controlled studies must now be conducted to further examine the benefits of growth hormone treatment for men and women with osteoporosis.”
How to Enjoy the Benefits of HGH
You’ve read the research, and now you are more convinced than ever that HGH might benefit you, so how do you begin to enjoy the benefits that HGH can offer. For most people taking an HGH supplement is adequate to enjoy the benefits. If you suffer from significant HGH depletion, you will want to speak to your doctor, as you may need HGH injections.
There are many different HGH boosting Products/releasers on the market so you will want to do your homework. Not all HGH supplements are created equal. Always buy from a reputable supplier, and avoid sites that provide an abundance of hype. Human growth hormone can help you a number of ways including:
• Reversing wrinkles
• Improved bone density
• Increased muscle mass
• Increased strength and stamina
• Brain function
• Decrease anxiety and depression
• Improved sexual function
• Decreased cholesterol
• Decreased fat reserves especially belly fat
Bone density is important to your overall health, and restoring your HGH levels can improve bone density and reduce your risk of osteoporosis, and/or fractures as you age.
The Endocrine Society, via PR Newswire. www.endo-society.org.