A large number of professional athletes, amateur athletes and fitness enthusiasts have started using human growth hormone to increase their performance, but why? Human growth hormone (HGH) is a hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland and plays a central role in cell regeneration, growth and tissue maintenance but what are the benefits of receiving additional doses of this natural hormone?
Like other endocrine hormones such as estrogen and testosterone, as you age, your body produces less HGH and this affects your body’s ability to maintain and regenerate new cells. Declining levels of human growth hormone will increase your risk of osteoporosis, fatigue, decreased muscle, weight gain, cardiovascular disease and fragility. The experts at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic can develop a customized health plan for you that will slow down the aging process and help you achieve your optimal health.
9 Benefits of Human Growth Hormone
- Increased strength and muscle mass
Patients with a growth hormone deficiency experience reduced muscle mass and reduced strength. HGH prompts the liver to produce Insulin Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), the chemical that triggers cellular growth. Growth hormone also stimulates collagen synthesis in the tendon and skeletal muscle which results in increased strength and speeds up protein synthesis in muscles resulting in increased muscle mass. Studies evaluating the efficacy of human growth hormone in patients deficient in HGH showed participants that received human growth hormone experienced an increase in muscle strength, increased exercise capacity and improved body composition.
- Weight loss
Growth hormone increases the basal metabolic rate (the amount of energy consumed while at rest), increase resting metabolic rate, optimizing your bodies ability to release and utilize energy. HGH has been shown to increase the breakdown of fat resulting in lower fat-free mass and body fat
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
Adults deficient in growth hormone see an increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease. Growth hormone has been shown to reduce inflammatory markers of cardiovascular risk including C-reactive protein, decrease central fat and improve lipoprotein and glucose levels.
- Stronger bones
The pituitary gland stimulates the release of growth hormone and is critical for regulating bone growth. Patients deficient in growth hormone show low bone mass and low bone density increasing their risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture. Growth hormone stimulates the production of IGF-1 and together, IGF-1 and growth hormone stimulate bone forming and bone resorbing cells, maintaining and increasing bone mass.
- Increased sexual function
Growth hormone increases libido and restores sexual desire in men and women. For men, growth hormone is a natural remedy for impotence, and for women, it helps eliminate vaginal dryness and other menopausal symptoms.
- Improved cognitive function
Quality of life, a sense of well-being and memory are restored with growth hormone therapy. In one study of 18 adults, cognitive function and mood significantly improved after six months of therapy. In a second study looking at patients that had been treated with growth hormone therapy for 10 years, participants continued to experience improved memory and mood.
- Improved energy for increased exercise endurance
Growth hormone enhances lung and heart functions to enhance the level of oxygen in the blood. The increase in oxygenated blood increases your energy and improves your stamina. In clinical trials HGH therapy in endurance-trained athletes increased lipolysis and fatty acid availability at rest and during and after exercise. It also increased glucose production and uptake rates after exercise, stabilizing energy levels and improving stamina.
- Cell repair and regeneration increase rate of healing
Growth hormone increases tissue regeneration and wound healing and has been shown to improve healing in patients with severe burns and patients with bone fractures.
- Improved skin, hair and nails
Human growth hormone has been shown to improve skins elasticity, improve hydration and increase skin density; reducing the appearance of wrinkles and making skin appear more youthful. It also enhances hair growth and strengthens nails.
Growth hormone production begins to decline in your 20’s and early 30’s resulting in decreased energy, reduced muscle mass, weight gain, dry skin, thinning hair, wrinkles and sexual dysfunction. The professionals at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic can help you achieve a greater sense of well-being, increase muscle strength, improve stamina, lose weight and fight the signs of aging. Let the experts at Central America’s most experienced anti-aging clinic help you. Contact the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic today.