Human Growth Hormone

It is described by some as the key to slowing the aging process. Get the facts , and understand proven ways to promote healthy aging.

Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland to fuel childhood growth and help maintain tissues and organs throughout life. Beginning in middle age, however, the pituitary gland slowly reduces the amount of growth hormone it produces. This natural slowdown has prompted an interest in the use of synthetic human growth hormone (HGH) to slow down aging process.

However, there’s little evidence to suggest human growth hormone can help otherwise healthy adults regain youth and vitality.

Who needs to take human growth hormone?

Synthetic human growth hormone, which must be injected, is available only by prescription. It’s approved to treat adults who have true growth hormone deficiency (low IGF1)

Studies of adults who have a growth hormone deficiency show that injections of human growth hormone can:

  • Increase bone density
  • Increase muscle mass
  • Decrease body fat and promote weight loss
  • Increase exercise capacity
  • Improve sleep
  • Improve skin appearance

What can human growth hormone do for otherwise healthy adults?

Studies of healthy adults taking human growth hormone are limited. Although it appears that human growth hormone injections can increase muscle mass and reduce the amount of body fat in healthy older adults.It stimulates protein synthesis and regulates fat and carbohydrates metabolism.It isn’t clear if human growth hormone may provide other benefits to healthy adult.

What are the risks of taking human growth hormone if you don’t need it?

Human growth hormone may cause a number of side effects for healthy adults, including:

  • Swelling in the arms and legs
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • For men, enlargement of breast tissue (gynecomastia)

Human growth hormone may also contribute to conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer (some studies show an association with high IGF1 and cancer)

If you have specific concerns about aging, ask your personal trainer to recommend to you an integrative doctor to check your levels. Remember, healthy lifestyle choices ( my 8 principles for healthy aging)

Combining testosterone with GH increase muscle mass, physical performance and decrease bodyfat.

However, rememberr some studies show that high IGF1 is linked to cancer.

As a personal trainer and nutrition consultant, I will recommend to you, the best integrative physicain.

For more in formation, feel free to email me. I work in Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens.

 

 

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: