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Legal Growth Hormone Therapy

Updated on September 16, 2006

HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is an important natural hormone produced by the body. Its main role is to help the body to produce new cells or reproduce the cells that die on a continuous basis. The human body looses living cells day and night. In sports, the harder one trains or completes, the higher the death rate of cells (primarily muscle) in the body. Normally, the body will reproduce these cells to stay healthy. Unfortunately, the older we get the less cells the body is able to reproduce because of the lower levels of HGH. Deficiency in HGH may lead to: Reduced muscle/bone mass and strength, reduced overall body resilience, loss of memory, increased cholesterol and higher levels of cardiovascular problems.

An indicator of the levels of HGH in the body is to measure IGF-1 in the blood. Levels of IGF-1 are very high 1000+ (ng/mL) in newborns and drop gradually during the growth years. The major drop begins as of age 30+ and continues todrop into one's 60's and 70's. An average sedentary person at the age of 60 may have IGF-1 levels of 100-250 ng/mL. Levels of IGF-1in the body are influenced by a number of factors:

1. Regular exercise. People who regulary exercise have higher IGF-1 in their blood.

2. Eat easy to pass through meals at least two hours before going sleep. The body produces most of the HGH immediately after we go sleep and that continues for a couple of hours. During this period having an empty stomach increases the production rates. For an athlete, the worst thing to do is to eat heavy and difficult to pass through meals (i.e. fats, proteins) immediately before going to bed. Eat light and eat early.

3. Make sure to get a good and deep sleep. Some people go sleep quickly and stay sleep. That's great. If you have difficulty falling sleep or staying sleep get help ( 2.5mg of Melatonin works for me. Also, see This is critical to the production of HGH and repair of all the damaged/killed cells in the body.

Following the above recommendation will help youl enjoy better (more youthful) health through higher HGH levels in your body. If you are an athlete, it will improve your recovery rates and performance on the road.

Other factors that influence the levels of Growth Hormone and IGF-1 include genetics, the time of day, sex, stress levels and body mass index (BMI).

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