Human growth hormone (HGH) is a peptide in your body that plays a vital role in growth. A small organ known as the pituitary gland releases growth hormone in the brain. Its release is triggered by the release of the growth hormone-releasing hormone. HGH is released directly into the bloodstream to exert different functions in both adults and children. It plays a role in increasing body height. It also causes an increase in muscle mass and bone density, thereby increasing athletic performance. Growth hormone plays a role in the metabolism of fats by increasing the breakdown of fat cells known as adipocytes or reducing the production of triglycerides. This enables it to cause a significant reduction in total body fat.
The hormone is important in adults because it contributes to quality living. A deficiency has consequences like making adults susceptible to serious diseases like stroke and diabetes. It raises susceptibility to heart disease by increasing the levels of cholesterol in the body. When cholesterol levels increase, they can adhere to blood vessel walls preventing an adequate flow of blood. The more the fat deposits on the blood vessel walls, the narrower the vessels becomes and the smaller the amount of blood transported.
Why does HGH decline with age?
Aging is associated with changes in the physical, functional, and psychological aspects of the body. Some of the changes include a decrease in lean muscle mass and bone density due to limited function. When muscles are dormant or carry out little function, they can atrophy, described as a decrease in size. Total body fat also increases, causing issues of weight gain at old age. These changes are also seen in patients with growth hormone deficiency. However, some changes are unique with old age that cause a decline in human growth hormone production. A decrease in cognitive function is seen with old age. With it comes the lack of deep sleep and other sleep disorders. HGH production is significant at night when you are asleep. Therefore, these sleep disorders hinder the hormone’s adequate release, resulting in its continuous and gradual decline with age.
How to fight declining growth hormone.
A suitable way to fight low levels of the hormone is through growth hormone replacement therapy. This therapy aims at restoring the declining levels of the hormone to normal levels. Before starting therapy, you need to visit an endocrinologist, a doctor that specializes in hormones. The endocrinologist will then perform some examinations and blood tests to check for the hormone levels in the blood. The doctor will then prescribe the hormone that approves for therapy.
Options for growth hormone restoration.
- Diet and lifestyle.
Adopt an active lifestyle if you are used to a sedentary one. Your diet should also be healthy. Sugary foods such as cakes, candy, and chocolate should be excluded from the diet. Your diet should have protein-rich foods like fish, beans, eggs, and meat. This is because human growth hormone is made up of several chains of proteins known as amino acids. Fruits like raspberries, tomatoes, and grapes are also recommended. Get exercise regularly through activities like bike riding, swimming, hiking, or jogging.
- Therapy and injections.
Therapy for boosting the levels of the hormone is replacement therapy. It is usually in the form of injections like Norditropin HGH for sale only with prescription. The injection is given strictly to the subcutaneous area, which is the fat layer below the skin. The best injection site is the abdomen because this is where absorption is best. However, the deltoid area and thighs also suffice.
Several supplements help boost levels of human growth hormone when deficient. Melatonin, arginine, and GABA supplements are some of the main ones. Arginine is one amino acid that increases the hormone levels when taken alone. GABA and melatonin supplements both increase the HGH levels by aiding in sleep. Since sleep increases the hormone’s production, these two supplements indirectly increase human growth hormone levels.
The release of HGH is highest when you are asleep. Get adequate sleep every day to increase your hormone levels. For maximum benefit from night production of HGH, go to bed early. This is because the largest pulses of hormone production are recorded before midnight. You can achieve an early bed routine by avoiding caffeine at night and switching off all electronics that can cause distractions like laptops and iPads.
Exercising will boost human growth hormone production. Any form of exercise can raise the hormone levels, but high-intensity exercises are the most effective. The exercise should be continuous since it only raises levels of the hormone shortly. However, regular exercise will cause a long-term boost in the levels. Exercise also boosts the levels of the hormone by decreasing total body fat. High body fat hinders the production of the hormone.
Our hormone clinic offers human growth hormone restoration to all adult men and women who have a deficiency. We understand that deficiency can negatively impact your life and make you susceptible to serious diseases. This is why we adequately diagnose the condition by carrying out tests and prescribe for replacement therapy. We strictly do not offer the treatment without a prescription and do not provide it to children.