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HGH Anti-Aging Effects

HGH Anti-Aging Effects

Human growth hormone, normally abbreviated as HGH, refers to a hormone that is the product of the pituitary gland, which some call the master gland of the human body. The pituitary gland is located in the brain. HGH comprises about 190 amino acids.  Once released, it induces the liver to make an insulin-like growth factor.

 As the name suggests, it promotes linear growth in children and adolescents. HGH is especially important for normal growth in children. Indeed, most of our knowledge of hGH comes from studying children who lack the hormone, and as a result suffer from stunted growth and development.  Once you reach your maximum height and your body stops growing taller, the levels of HGH produced by the pituitary gland begins to decrease, and as you age, your body will produce more and more limited amounts of the hormone. 

This affects the development of cells, muscles, organs, and bones throughout your entire body. In other words, a deficiency of human growth hormone in the body facilitates the aging process. A deficiency can cause symptoms such as osteoporosis, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, senility, fragility, weight gain, and obesity. Having too little HGH can also lower your life expectancy by increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease. And, perhaps worst of all, low levels of HGH can make you look older as your body composition begins to head south. 

HGH can effect not just growth but, yes, your body composition. People who have a large deficiency in the hormone, most likely caused by some kind of disease involving their pituitary gland, have a higher percentage of body fat and lower percentage of muscle mass and a decrease in bone density. 

Interest in using growth hormone to reverse the age-related changes mentioned above in healthy adults can be traced back to a study by Dr. Rudman and others published in 1990, in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that a number of older men who were given HGH saw improved muscle mass, a decrease in unsightly body fat, and an increase in bone density.  And today, there is a massive interest in human growth hormone thanks to the anti-aging effects it offers. Many products are available now, with several forms such as injection and powdered form. 

These products help restore the level of growth hormone back to the level you need, slowing the aging process and eliminating the symptoms such as wrinkles, fatigue, weight gain, and more. Therefore, when looking for supplements for the anti-aging process, you should consider taking HGH and reaping it's many benefits. Through HGH therapy and the stimulation of the hormones you need to get your body processes back into gear, it's easy to see why this anti-aging remedy is growing rapidly in popularity. 

When it comes to who should consider using HGH, any adult over forty years of age should consider using growth hormone as an anti aging supplement. Certainly your production begins to decrease in your 30s, but if you plan to take HGH therapy at that age you should consider consulting your physician before doing so, even if you plan on using a simple over the counter supplement. It is also important to remember that HGH is a controlled substance, and must be prescribed. If you're able to purchase this product without a prescription, you are being sold an illegal product. 

HGH as an anti-aging product isn't a one dimensional product, either. People tend to think of looking younger when it comes to HGH, which is true, but it also provides quite a few other benefits. A low level of HGH can affect more bodily functions than just those that make you look and feel older. 

For example, the benefit of weight loss. Human growth hormone benefits the metabolic process of the body. This process burns calories and fats, and helps release energy from these to the body's cells, giving them what they need for optimal performance. Basically, it helps your body more efficiently supply your cells with energy and, in the process, burns more fat! This helps cut down on the extra pounds, especially in places such as the hips, stomach, thighs, and waist; all areas of the body that tend to get rounder as you age. 

HGH is also shown to improve your skin, hair, and nails. When you get older, you tend to pick up a few wrinkles, lose some hair, and the hair that you keep becomes a bit grey, and your nails begin to dry and crack and yellow. However, growth hormone can help reverse some of that damage by helping the skin retain and even regain it's thickness. GH also helps the growth of new hairs that are your natural color, and strengthens and eliminates cellulite from your nails. 

Human Growth Hormone has even been shown to enhance sexual performance. With higher levels in your system, you'll have an increase in libido and sexual potency. In women, it can even help eliminate any dryness, and post-menopausal symptoms.  

The list of benefits from growth hormone is quite long. It has regulatory roles stemming from the pituitary gland as mentioned above, the pancreas, and the intestinal track. When healthy levels are stimulated, your entire body reacts positively. As well as doing that, it also stimulates other hormones and nutrients into action, even some natural gasses in your body such as nitric oxide(NO). NO is produced by protein-based nutrients and is responsible for opening and widening blood vessels to improve oxygen and blood flow. 

Both men and women produce this hormone to function and grow. But, because our physical and chemical make-up are very different, the levels of HGH may vary between the two and at different times in life, for example; pregnant women actually have an increase in HGH to support the growing baby, and men and women that exercise frequently also produce more, and even those who make sure they get enough sleep at night tend to have elevated levels compared to otherwise. 

HGH therapy is suitable for both men and women, in fact, it's extremely effective for both genders. 

When it comes to men, it's pretty common knowledge regarding the effects of hormone levels decreasing as you climb the mountain. Muscle loss, energy loss, testosterone loss, etc. Men also have much higher testosterone levels that are controlled by the synthesizing of other hormones in the body. Anti-aging treatment therefor includes helping make testosterone more effective in the body for men. 

When it comes to females, after they turn thirty it becomes much more difficult to lose weight and maintain that. HGH therapy for women can improve hormone levels that help the body and metabolic process, and make androgen receptors be more receptive to burning excess fat and replacing it with lean muscle, while also helping with skin elasticity, as mentioned above.  Production of collagen is also increased to support your healthy skin. This gives it a healthy, tight look, while the hormone levels maintain healthy and shiny hair from the inside out. 

Some people hear the words "anti-aging therapy" and write is off as a fad or a flight of fancy. But consider the use of anti-aging treatments as a forumula to help feel your best and feel young again, and able to do the things in your life that you had wanted to. The chance to extend and increase the quality of your life is nothing to be scoffed at. 

In a world where bad food is the standard and most available diet, age can come on faster than you expect it to. So to have a chance to live to your fullest in your old age, take care of your kids and grand kids, make it through your work day without being miserable, and spending your time off not sleeping and resting, why would you let someone focused on negativity convince you not to follow your curiosity? 

As today's generations get older, they want what they want," says Robert Willix, M.D., a former cardiac surgeon who prescribes HGH to patients at his Boca Raton integrative medical practice and who used it himself for many years. "And they want to be healthy, lose fat, increase muscle, look and feel better. Growth hormone does all of these things. Today, at 72, he's training for his second Ironman competition.

 Advocates include PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, who has said he's hoping HGH will help him live to be 120, and, reportedly, various Hollywood A-listers, including Oliver Stone, 50  Cent, and Sylvester Stallone.

The benefits of the anti-aging treatment with the use of HGH are clear, and those deep, healthy benefits are just around the corner. It's simply up to you to take the first steps. 

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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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