Back the Clock with Human Growth Hormone
by Barbara Minton
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(The Best Years in Life)
Human growth hormone is the icing on the
cake of anti-aging medicine. After
estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and
thyroid hormones are at optimal levels
and in balance, both men and women will
be feeling a lot better, with energy,
zest for life, and improved body
composition. But if you want to reach
the zenith of anti-aging, supplementing
with human growth hormone is the way to
go. This hormone can make you want to
get up and dance, and it can restore
your body to the point where you can
actually do it!
growth hormone (HGH) is made in the pituitary gland. Infants and children are
loaded with HGH because it is the hormone responsible for growth. It’s also what
powers the gusto and joy of life in kids and adolescents, and it’s the reason
why they heal so quickly, resist disease, and look so good. HGH peaks by age 18,
plateaus during the 20’s, and then begins to drop. By the time the 40’s roll
around, a person has only about 20 percent of the HGH they had as teenagers.
this point, the body is no longer able to repair all the damage that is
occurring, and the aging process gets into gear. But when a deficiency of HGH is
replaced, the passing of years is hardly noticed. Although HGH cannot completely
cancel aging, it can greatly affect many of its manifestations.
replacement can begin as soon as a deficiency is documented, but it can be
started at any later time, preferably after other major hormone issues have been
addressed. In older people, HGH therapy can reverse signs of aging by 5 to 15
percent each year.
important to know that replacing HGH is the only way to get these benefits.
Nothing else has the impact on the body that HGH does. It is also important to
know that there is much disinformation about HGH in the media, probably put
there by greedy people who make money from the disease of others.
Replacing HGH can reduce excess body fat, particularly around the belly in both
men and women. It can increase bone density, regenerate internal organs that
have atrophied with age including the heart, reverse cognitive deterioration,
increase muscle mass, reduce wrinkling, strengthen the immune system, and
stimulate bone marrow cell production to increase red blood cell count resulting
in more oxygen to the body. HGH therapy is insurance against degenerative
disease and ending up in a nursing home.
Interest in the use of HGH to reverse age-related changes in healthy adults
dates back to a study headed by Dr Daniel Rudman MD, an endocrinologist and
nutritionist. It found that older men given HGH showed improvement in muscle
mass, decreased body fat, and better bone density. Since then many studies have
documented the many benefits of HGH.
Many of the people using HGH are physicians
Another pioneer in anti-aging medicine is Dr. Ron Rothenberg MD, founder of the
California Health Span Institute, and a full clinical professor of family and
preventive medicine at the University of California School of Medicine. He has
educated more than twenty thousand physicians in hormone optimization and the
arresting of aging using integrative medicine. At any time, at least a third of
his patients are physicians, a group who have the background to understand its
Rothenberg views the replacement of HGH as particularly important because it is
fuel for the working of the brain. According to him, all brain cells need HGH
and resulting IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) for the brain to operate at its
best. IGF-1 is produced in the liver in response to HGH, and its presence serves
as a marker for the hormone itself.
essential for proper functioning of the immune system, says Dr. Rothenberg. It
stimulates production of the lymphocytes known as T cells and B cells. These are
the cells that stop infection from invading organisms and aberrant cells that
can turn into cancer, as well as being instrumental in the production of
antibodies. HGH also has a big role in body composition, allowing its users to
stay trim and project the image of health. It is a major player in heart health
because it is able to reverse atherosclerosis in the carotid artery.
is better with HGH says Dr. Rothenberg, “adults with growth hormone deficiency
are happier and healthier when treated.” There is plenty to back him up. A visit
to Pub Med, the research data base of the National Institutes of Health reveals
111870 entries for ‘growth hormone’, making it one of the most studied topics of
promotes growth, doesn’t that mean it can make a cancer grow? Many of the
studies noted above have assessed the risk of cancer from HGH replacement, and
found that it does not spur cancer growth. In fact, it’s quite the contrary –
cancer is hardly ever seen in anyone using HGH.
doctors practicing anti-aging medicine concur, saying that HGH replacement
expands the middle years of life. In this paradigm, without cancer and other
degenerative disease, 80 becomes 65, and 55 becomes 40.
only negatives about HGH replacement appear to be its cost, which can be
prohibitive for some even though that cost is declining, and the fact that it
needs to be self-injected. Much of HGH is used in the body to produce IGF-1. If
you are unable or unwilling to pay up for HGH, significant amounts of IGF-1 can
be gotten from colostrum, the liquid that comes from the first milking of a cow
after giving birth. Colostrum is known for its ability to boost the immune
system and its many other health benefits, and it can be bought as powder, mixed
with water, and consumed that way.
that’s not for you, try chlorella, a blue-green algae which contains growth
factors. Another way to get the body to produce small amounts of HGH is by
aerobic exercise, and the lifting of weights so heavy that only 7 or 8
repetitions can be achieved.
The Best Years in Life Anti-Aging
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Medically Proven Plan to Reverse Aging
Barbara is a school psychologist and the author of Dividend Capture, a book on personal finance. She is a breast cancer survivor using bioidentical hormone therapy, and a passionate advocate of natural health with hundreds of articles on many aspects of health and wellness. She is the editor and publisher of AlignLife's Health Secrets Newsletter.
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