Human growth hormone treatment is an increasingly popular subject these days among body builders, fitness fanatics and anti-aging advocates. HGH was first synthetically produced back in 1981 and was used as a performance enhancing drug followed soon after. It was approved by the FDA in 1985 and its claims of increased muscle mass, body fat reduction and high levels of vitality have become legendary.
What Exactly is Human Growth Hormone or HGH?
buy_Jintropin_HGHHuman growth hormone, or simply growth hormone, is naturally produced in the pituitary gland, a small pea-sized gland located near the center of the brain. As its name implies, HGH is responsible for cell growth and regeneration.
Prior to being synthesized in the laboratory, HGH in its natural form was obtained from human cadavers. Synthetic Growth Hormone was originally approved by the FDA for the treatment of growth disorders in children and adult growth hormone deficiency. It can be legally obtained only by a doctor’s prescription.
The highest concentrations of natural HGH occur during the ages between 12 and 25. The presence of Human Growth Hormone then declines with age at a rate of 14% every ten years. Most adults over the age of 40 have half the amount of HGH as they did when they were younger.
What Benefits Does HGH Have on the Body?
man-injecting-in-bellyWhat popularized the benefits of HGH to the mainstream level was a 1990 New England Journal of Medicine article that documented a study of growth hormone given to 12 older but healthy men. Over a six month period, they were given weekly injections of HGH and achieved an average increase of 3 lbs of lean body mass (muscle) along with a 5.6 lb decrease in adipose tissue (fat). Common benefits that are associated with HGH treatment are:
- Improved strength and muscle mass
- Reduction in body fat
- Enhanced energy and stamina
- Increased sex drive
- Stronger immune system
- Better kidney function
- Tighter skin with fewer wrinkles
- Improved quality of sleep
- Greater mental acuity
- An increased sense of well being
What Can I Do To Naturally Increase HGH Production
One of the best ways to increase the level of HGH is strength training. Any type of high intensity lifting will trigger your body to create more growth hormone. Don’t feel compelled to join a gym; you can create your own home strength training program that incorporates the use of body weight exercises, a set of adjustable dumbbells and exercise bands.
Another thing is to increase your amount of sleep. Studies have shown a pronounced spike of HGH production at the onset of REM, or deep sleep. REM sleep occurs during the later stages of the sleep cycle, usually very early in the morning. The longer you remain in REM sleep the more HGH your body will produce.
Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet will also increase HGH production in the body. Stay away from the Standard American Diet or S.A.D. Eating more like our hunter-gatherer ancestors of the Paleolithic period will help keep those HGH levels at a higher level.
Finally, laughing a lot has been shown to increase you HGH production and keep you feeling younger. Whether that entails going to a comedy club, watching a hilarious movie or hanging around with your funniest friends, laughing will help your body create more HGH.
Where Can I Obtain HGH?
As noted earlier, HGH can legally be obtained in the U.K and U.S. only by prescription through a medical doctor. Having said that, it is not uncommon to procure growth hormone through other, sometimes illegal sources such as internet pharmacies, ant-aging clinics and other websites. You have to be careful using these methods since you can never be sure of the quality of the product you are receiving.
Is HGH Dangerous to Take?
Like most drugs that are synthesized in the laboratory, there are potential side effects that come with HGH treatment. Some of the known issues are increased swelling, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, insulin resistance, enlarged organs and increased risk of diabetes. Most medical professionals insist that the dangers surrounding HGH are highly overblown and over-publicised. Any complications associated with HGH use are usually very minimal.
What About Non-Prescription HGH Supplements?
To capitalize on the benefits of growth hormone treatment, certain companies sell HGH supplements that are designed to enhance the production of human growth hormone. They have medical-sounding names such as ‘HGH Releasers’ or ‘HGH Precursors’. Typical ingredients in these types of supplements include amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts. They are described as supporting the body to make more HGH. In the United States, because these products are marketed as dietary supplements, it is illegal for them to contain actual HGH.
How Long Will it Take to See the Results of HGH
The results of HGH treatment is usually noticed over a period of from one to six months. After one month you might see improved stamina, sounder sleep and increased energy. Month two will typically bring improved muscle tone, better digestion, some weight loss, enhanced sexual function and increased strength. The third month will show increased muscle mass, quicker recovery from muscle soreness, increased flexibility, less joint pain and more sexual desire.
By months five through six, you should notice impressive weight loss, improvement in skin appearance, reduction of wrinkles, stronger resistance to colds, flu and other illnesses, increased emotional stability and a reduction in LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
The above results will vary for everyone, depending on your workout regimen, the nature of your diet and the amount of quality sleep you are getting. Of course these factors will help to produce greater levels of HGH on their own, but will also serve to support an HGH treatment program.