What Is HGH (Human Growth Hormone)?
The first Human Growth Hormone supplement came out in 1981, and became popular as a performance enhancing drug. HGH has also been shown to slow the progression of age-related degenerative diseases, increase sex drive, help maintain mental acuity, and give you a sense of well being. However, if you have low HGH it can result in muscle loss, weight gain, low sex drive, low energy levels, and a poor sense of well being.
Can HGH Help You Lose Weight?
If you have low levels of HGH it will be harder for you to lose weight. It is still possible to lose weight with low levels of HGH, it’s just harder. Having the right levels helps with sugar and fat metabolism, which means it can help you burn though fat and sugar faster, resulting in weight loss.
You need to get your levels checked first before you try supplementation (it’s safer). However, you can try it without getting your levels checked, as long as you don’t go over the recommended dosage on the bottle. Be careful.
How To Increase HGH Without Supplementation
- Do Weight training – The more you exercise, the more HGH you release naturally. It doesn’t matter if you have been training for a long time or if you just started training, your levels will raise.
- Get the recommended amount of sleep (7-9 hours/night) – There have been studies that have shown increases in HGH levels at the onset of deep sleep. (Track your sleep with a Heart Rate Monitor)
- Diet – It is important to eat clean and have a balanced eating lifestyle. Eat to stay lean, because fat gain leads to low levels of HGH.
Where To Get HGH – What Are The Best HGH Supplements?
You can only get Human Growth Hormone from a doctor’s prescription in the United States. Getting HGH illegally can be very dangerous because you can’t be sure of what you are getting, and it can be expensive. Multivitamins give you some of the nutrients needed for a small boost in HGH levels, but there has been new research that claims arginine and glutamine can dramatically raise HGH levels (if taken in proper ratios).
The best hormone supplement to take to balance hormone levels without having to go to the doctor (in my opinion) is DHEA. It can also help boost your energy, increase metabolism, and increase lean mass. However, listed below are other things you can take to boost HGH as well. These include some vitamins, minerals, amino acids, hormones, vital agents, herbs, and botanicals. Many of them are in daily multivitamins, and the amino acids are found in pre- and post-workout supplements, but some you have to find from other sources.
- Alpha GPC
Herbs and Botanicals
- Tribulus Terrestris
- Coleus Forskohlii
- Griffonia Simplicifolia
- Milk Thistle (Silymarin)
(Herbs that generally promote overall wellness)
- Panax Ginseng
- Eleuthero Root
- Ashwagandha Root
- Schizandra Berry
- Astragalus Root
- Dong Quai
- Wild Yam Extract
- Fo-Ti Root Extract
- Lycium Berry
- Red Date Fruit
I definitely recommend the natural way to go, as far as increasing your HGH, but it is easier to supplement it in your diet. Especially in this fast pace world.
Who Is HGH For?
The level of HGH needed in your system depends completely on you as an individual, because everyone is different. Althought, men typically have less HGH circulating in their blood than women do (for child-bearing purposes). Your levels peak during puberty, and drop dramatically in your early 20s.
HGH is normally used for people with Short Bowel Syndrome (a condition where nutrients do not absorb properly), a HGH deficiency due to pituitary tumors, or a muscle-wasting disease like HIV/AIDS. Some people get HGH injections from their doctors, through internet pharmacies, anti-aging clinics, and websites.
It can also help with degenerative diseases. However, everyone has to have the right levels of HGH in their system in order to be the best version of themselves. It is better to have too much (rare) than not enough!
How To Know If You Have A HGH Deficiency
You can ask your doctor to perform a Human Growth Hormone test, and all you have to do is fast for a blood draw. You can do it during an annual physical. They will let you know if you need to do something about it.
You would have to take A LOT of HGH in order to experience side effects; such as fluid retention, a rise in blood sugar. Also, only a few people have experienced big feet or big livers (from huge doses), and it is very rare.
Healthy levels of Human Growth Hormone can reduce your fat, build your muscle, restore hair growth, strengthen your immune system, normalize blood sugar, increase energy, improve sex life, improve sleep quality, improve vision, and improve memory. The benefits are endless.
The first thing you want to do is ask your doctor to test your HGH levels. Then you can either find foods that can naturally raise your HGH levels, use multivitamins, or supplement you diet with Amino Acids and DHEA.
If you have any questions or have had experience with HGH (Human Growth Hormone), please leave a comment below!
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