HGH and effects on aging
HGH Human Growth
Hormone - An exciting discovery made about 15
years ago has linked the aging process to
declining levels of certain hormones. The research has shown that
the body’s maintenance, repair and regulating systems are damaged
as key hormones, produced by endocrine glands, drop to low levels.
Our well being depends on the normal levels of many hormones, such
as DHEA, thyroids, estrogen, testosterone, progesterone and others.
But the most important anti-aging hormone by far is the Human Growth
Hormone (HGH), which is made by the pituitary gland.
Levels of HGH peak
during adolescence. After age 21, HGH levels fall about 14% per
decade. This means that after age 50, more than 50% of us are either
partially or completely deficient in HGH!
The decline of HGH,
however, is neither irreparable nor permanent, because we can now
control our hormonal levels. HGH may well be the proverbial fountain
of youth. Thousands of studies confirm that raising HGH levels can
help prevent and even reverse the aging process.
Dr. Michael Fossel, a
clinical professor of medicine at Michigan State University, the
editor of the Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine and author of Reversing
Human Aging, is convinced that our lifespan could reach as high as
200 years. According to him, "Aging is not wear and tear, but
wear and tear unleashed."
At the turn of the
century, a life expectancy of only 35-40 years was the norm. People
died from tuberculosis, syphilis and other diseases that are now
curable. This was accepted as just a normal part of life.
suggests that it is now possible for us to stay middle-aged until we
are 70 or 80 years old and then go on to live healthy, vibrant lives
until we are well over 100. In fact, evidence suggests that it's now
possible to live to the age of 120 and still feel good!
Dr. Robert M.
Goldman, President of the National Academy of Sports Medicine, has
spoken in national conferences about how anti-aging medicine is
"the future of medical practice" and how it "allows
both the medical professional and patient to have control over their
personal health and well being and the quality of their fitness and
He also says that "we have 70 year olds
with the bodies of those less than half their age," and that
with the rate of advancement of this fascinating new science, we can
be increasingly healthier and more youthful people as we age in
years. Dr. Goldman said, "Anti-aging medicine is the future of
medical practice. It encompasses all specialties and fields. It can
be accessed and utilized by everyone."
In a study performed
by L. Cass Terry, M.D., Ph.D., when the levels of HGH were elevated,
over 75% of his patients experienced body-fat loss, muscle-mass
gain, greater strength, increased exercise tolerance and energy
levels and an improved quality of life. A large majority also
reported better skin texture and greater skin thickness and
M.D. and his colleagues at the Medical College of Wisconsin,
administered HGH to a group of men between the ages of 61-80. They
found that within six months, without any change in diet, exercise,
or smoking habits, the men lost 14% of their body-fat and gained an
average of 8.8% lean muscle mass.
In addition, their bone density
increased and their skin texture improved. Dr. Rudman wrote,
"The effects of six months of HGH administration…were
equivalent in magnitude to the changes incurred during 10 to 20
years of aging."
Diseases may soon Disappear
Over 100 million Americans are
currently suffering the effects of degenerative diseases directly
resulting from the aging process. This accounts for 90% of all
diseases in America today. By solving the
problems associated with aging, we can eliminate over 50% of all
disease overnight! HGH may be effective in preventing or eliminating
many common degenerative diseases and conditions resulting
from aging. Here are some of the considerable benefits associated
with increased HGH levels:
Better body contour -
may be the most effective fat-loss regimen ever discovered. Raised
levels of HGH can re-contour the body, melting away fat and building
muscle. In two studies performed by Dr. David Clemmons, chief of
endocrinology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill,
elevated HGH levels combined with dieting caused a 25% acceleration
in the rate of fat loss, above and beyond the effect of dieting
alone. In 11 weeks, the subjects lost between 20 to 32 pounds of fat
while maintaining their body tone.
People who elevate their levels of
HGH look like they've shed years away along with excess fat;
especially in the abdomen - the area most closely associated with an
increased risk of heart attack! In every
HGH study, body fat has decreased and lean body mass has increased.
Better brain function -
levels of HGH raise energy levels, improve slow-wave sleep and
elevate mood. In a startling report, Dr. Gudmundur Johannson's team
found that higher HGH levels can actually change the levels of
certain neurotransmitters in the human brain, raising the level of
B-endorphin (associated with happy, euphoric feelings) and lowering
the level of dopamine (associated with feelings of agitation).
In other reports,
HGH appears to reduce stress, improve focus and concentration and
help build self-esteem and self-confidence. Raising HGH levels has
also been known to reverse a decline in memory and cognitive
performance. In one study performed on adult male patients deficient
in HGH, Dutch researchers, headed by Jan Berend Deijem, M.D., found
HGH deficiency to be associated with impairments in iconic memory
(the ability to process flashes of information), short-term memory,
long-term memory and perceptual motor skills such as hand-eye
In 1985, Keith Kelley, M.D., a research immunologist at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, found that elevated
levels of HGH could regenerate a shriveled thymus gland. This
improves the manufacturing of new antibodies and increases the
production of white blood cells.
function - Increasing the levels of HGH improves cardiac function
and protects against cardiovascular disease. It improves blood
cholesterol profiles by raising HDL (good) cholesterol and lowering
LDL (bad) cholesterol. It can also reduce blood pressure by about
reversal - In a 1996 study in the New England Journal of Medicine,
HGH was given to seven patients - five men and two women with
moderate to severe heart failure. They experienced increased
thickness of the left ventricular wall, an enhancement in the
ability of the heart to contract and pump blood, reduced oxygen
requirement of the heart, improved exercise capacity and an enhanced
quality of life.
performance - Male potency declines as HGH levels fall. By age 80,
75% of men are incapable of getting or sustaining erections. In Dr.
Terry’s study of 202 aging adults, he found that 75% of the men
reported improved sexual potency and frequency and 62% had
longer-lasting erections. In fact, practically every patient, both
male and female, reports substantial improvements in both libido
(desire) and sexual function with increased levels of HGH.
can help Improve HGH levels
Many nutrients have been shown to
support increased HGH levels. One European study showed Arginine to
effectively increase the blood levels of HGH by 300%! Arginine enhances
immune function by synchronizing hormones. An immune system that is
improperly synchronized can not function at optimal levels, leaving
you constantly sick and unhealthy.
A synergistic effect also has been
shown between Arginine and Lysine. According to a 1981 study by
Italian researcher A. Isidori, M.D. and his associates at the
University of Rome, the combination of Lysine and Arginine in 15 men
was 10 times more effective than taking Arginine alone.
Glutamine is the latest amino acid to
generate excitement as a HGH releaser, due to the fascinating
results of a 1995 study performed on volunteers ranging from 32 to
64 years of age by Thomas C. Welbourne of Louisiana State University
College of Medicine. He found that Glutamine raised HGH levels more
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a
cardio-protective, energy-stimulating antioxidant that has been
known to effectively prevent and treat certain forms of
cardiovascular disease and even cancer. Pancreatic cancer, the most
lethal of human cancers, is associated with the greatest CoQ10
Pregnenolone, a product of adrenal
glands, has been shown in studies to have a potent stimulatory
effect on memory. It has also been known to improve several types of
L-Acetylcarnitine is an
energy-stimulating compound. It has been known to improve cognitive
function and strengthen the heart muscle.
improves mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are the power plants
of the cells, where the energy for all life processes is generated.
But is it all
HGH for all that is
said about it has it's detractors and skeptics. This article
is largely written about the positive aspects of HGH but there are a
significant number in the medical establishment that are opposed to
the use of HGH. Few seem to have a problem with trying to make
the body produce its optimum level naturally, but any conscientious
medical professional will refuse the indiscriminate use of
Use of HGH in some
circumstances can cause severe damage and there is strong
speculation that it can accelerate the effects of some
diseases. It makes sense that you should always go through a
complete physical examination before being treated with HGH.
HGH has a
tremendous promise for physical and mental health and well-being,
but like any medical treatment, there can be downsides and
disasters. Nevertheless, the potential future for HGH is
phenomenal and we look forward to watching its future.