Understanding Human Growth Hormone
Human Growth Hormone
Human growth hormone more commonly known as HGH is the latest offering in the ancient search for the fountain of youth. HGH is advertised as a sure fire means of staying young and healthy later in life! Does HGH work? Let's look at the research. Celebrities such as Sylvester Stallone and Nick Nolte have tried HGH and Stallone believes it will eventually be sold over the counter.
Hormone From Pituitary Gland
Human growth hormone (HGH) is a hormone produced in the human body by the pituitary gland. HGH is what makes children grow normally throughout childhood. HGH has been shown to be effective in adults suffering from true growth deficiency. However, the jury is still out about long term benefits of use in healthy older adults.
As we age the pituitary gland slowly reduced the amount of HGH produced in the human body and the process of AGING begins. You may first notice that your vision has diminished. Your hair starts to turn gray, and age spots appear in unexpected places! These outward signs of aging are the first signal that something is going on inside your body that will eventually result in bone density loss, muscle mass loss, and decrease in the elasticity of the skin. Wrinkles appear, crows feet show up around the eyes as you age.
Healthy Adults and HGH
HGH in healthy adults has been shown to increase muscle mass, increase bone density, and possibly decrease body fat. However, there is no evidence that HGH taken by healthy adults will increase strength. Researchers believe WEIGHT TRAINING is a cheaper, more viable option for increasing strength.
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Some Risks and Side Effects
Some researchers believe that HGH is more beneficial to younger adults than older adults. Synthetic human growth hormone at present is approved only for use by prescription to people who have true growth deficiency. There are a number of risks and side affects believed to impact older adults using HGH.
Healthy adults using HGH may experience swelling in the arms and legs, joint pain, muscle pain, and for men, enlargement of breast tissue (gynecomastia). Human growth hormone may also contribute to heart disease and diabetes. No long term studies have been done on HGH in healthy older adults so current results are inconclusive. HGH at this time is considered to be a controversial treatment for aging and cannot be proved as the latest find in the search for the fountain of youth!
Take Care of Your Health
You may find promotional materials on the web that tout the benefits of using HGH. These products sprays and pills have a much lower dose schedule than the dosing given in researchers protocols. There may be some benefit to use but at present current research does not state conclusively that these products are safe or viable.
Before choosing such treatments discuss these products with your primary care physician. Get factual information and make an informed choice before beginning treatment. You only have one life. A BALANCED DIET and regular exercise will keep you young for a very long time!
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Get Your Beauty Sleep
Tips To Stay Looking Young and Healthy
- Eat a balanced diet
- Get plenty of exercise
- Exfoliate your skin by using a scrub or skin care brush to remove the upper layers of dry skin.
- Wear sunscreen to protect against fine lines and wrinkles
- Relax. Stress causes cortisol levels to spike which may increase blood sugar levels causing glycation which has an effect on your skin.
- Diets high in sugars and starches also causes glycation which causes wrinkles
- Protect your hands. Aging hands give the game away!
- Get plenty of sleep. Lack of sleep causes aging and serious health problems.
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