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Turn 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!

Human 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.

At 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.

HGH 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.

It is 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 value.

Dr. 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.

HGH is 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.

Life 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 all time.

If HGH 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.

Other 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.

The 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.

If 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.

See also:

The Best Years in Life Anti-Aging and Longevity Resources Page

For more information:
Grow Young with HGH:  The Amazing Medically Proven Plan to Reverse Aging

About the Author:

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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