Human Growth Hormone Treatment
What is Growth Hormone?
Human Growth Hormone is one of many endocrine hormones,
like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, melatonin and DHEA that decline in production
with age. While many of these hormones can be replaced to deter some of the effects
of aging, HGH reaches far beyond the scope of any one of these hormones to not only
prevent biological aging, but to significantly reverse a broad range of the signs
and symptoms associated with aging. In effect, HGH therapy has been shown to turn
back the biological clock by 20 years or more.
HGH, also known as somatotropin, is the most abundant hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. It is produced at a rate that peaks during adolescence when accelerated growth occurs. Daily growth hormone secretion diminishes with age to the extent that a 60-year-old may secrete 25% of the HGH secreted by a 20 year old. Growth hormone is primarily released in pulses that take place during the beginning phases of sleep, then it is quickly converted to the liver to its powerful growth promoting metabolite, Insulin-like Growth factor type 1 (IGF1), also known as somatomedin C. IGF1 elicits most of the effects associated with growth hormone and is measured in the blood to determine the level of growth hormone secretion. Most of all the beneficial effects of HGH that we will explore are directly associated with IGF1.
The decline of growth hormone with age, sometimes referred to as somatopause, is directly associated with many of the symptoms of aging, including wrinkling, gray hair, decreased energy and sexual function, increased body fat and cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and more. Many of these symptoms have been associated with younger adults who have growth hormone deficiency; in a sense, the biological age of these adults has surpassed the chronological age. The good news is that clinical evidence demonstrates that by replacing growth hormone we can dramatically reverse these symptoms to restore hair color and growth, regain bone tissue, increase energy, and significantly reduce body fat.
Until recently, growth hormone therapy has only been available in the form of injections that have been prohibitively expensive and difficult to use. Now there are natural substances that have been well-documented to increase growth hormone which may exceed the effectiveness of injections for some and complement injection therapy for others.
According to researchers, these cutting-edge natural secretagogues may have the ability to more closely mimic the body's youthful GH secretion patterns than any other HGH therapies previously available.
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