Anti-Aging Natural Human Growth Hormone Releasers
Haidee went to an anti-aging doctor a couple of years ago and was given human growth hormone (HGH) to prevent aging and improve her endurance. She wanted to continue taking HGH, but it was costing her almost $800 per month. She came to me hoping that I could order it and her insurance would cover it.
Human Growth Hormone
HGH is a protein hormone made in the pituitary gland in the brain at night, early in the evening during the time of deep sleep. It’s called “growth hormone” because if children don’t make it, they don’t grow, their bones fuse, and they remain short. However, human growth hormone is an anabolic hormone that regulates metabolism and is used throughout life.
Normal effects of HGH
Now at age 73, Haidee found that HGH seemed to help her energy and ability to exercise. She felt like she needed it for functioning, but she could no longer afford the doctor visits and injections. She is generally active but gets through the day easier if she has more HGH. She was also worried about aging and didn’t want to decline.
Those who lack HGH have many complaints. A person who has too little adult growth hormone will have symptoms that include:
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Baldness (in men)
- Decrease in sexual function and interest
- Decreased muscle mass and strength
- Difficulty concentrating and lack of memory
- Dry, thin skin
- Elevated triglyceride levels
- Fatigue and/or tiredness
- Heart problems
- High levels of LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol
- Insulin resistance
- Lower tolerance to exercise
- Reduced bone density, making you more susceptible to developing osteoporosis
- Sensitivity to heat and cold
- Very low energy levels
- Weight gain, especially around the waist
You can see that almost anyone can have one or more of the symptoms for other reasons. There are no symptoms exclusively attributable to a deficiency of HGH. So, without measuring HGH levels, there is no way to tell if someone has a deficiency. Many take HGH supplements or injections based only on symptoms.
However, not all is rosy in the world of hormone replacement. There are not only problems with getting too little HGH, but too much as well.
Side Effects of Excess HGH
- Joint and muscle pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Heart weakness
- Irregular heart beat
- impaired use of sugar and fat
- Increased insulin resistance
- Swelling in the arms and legs (edema)
- For men, enlargement of breast tissue (gynecomastia)
Haidee had not been using HGH for over six months because of the expense. She had noticed getting tired easily, feeling older and not as energetic. Haidee had a multitude of symptoms that included fatigue, tiredness, and exercise intolerance. These symptoms alone pushed Haidee to want all the benefits of hormone support has to offer.
- Increased exercise capacity
- Increased bone density
- Increased muscle mass
- Decreased body fat
HGH is essential to prevent aging because it repairs tissues that break down. We don’t realize it, but as we’re living during the day, we are damaging our bodies:
- Joints are wearing away.
- Muscle and tendon fibers are tearing.
- Bones are getting tiny micro-fractures from daily stress.
- We are also making toxins and oxygen free-radicals.
If we don’t have HGH, your body doesn’t repair properly and forms scar tissue. When HGH repair tissue, it is stronger than it was before. Without the proper amounts of HGH, scar tissue forms, which is weaker than normal tissue.
Since HGH is very short-lived, we need to test for another hormone called insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), which is regulated by HGH. It tells us the general amount of HGH, but doesn’t tell us about the timing, which we will discuss later.
Haidee had the test, but it was normal – not just average, but on the high side of normal. The insurance wouldn’t cover injections of HGH because she wasn’t deficient. Haidee wondered, “How can that be? The previous times I was tested for HGH it was low!” It turns Haidee fasted for almost 24 hours before her HGH test. Fasting causes the stomach to release a hormone, Ghrelin, which causes the release of HGH. Because she was fasting, she had a higher level of IGF-1 than normal.
Haidee was a little disappointed. But on the other hand, it was good to find that there was a way for her to get the HGH she needed without having to get injections every day.
HGH is needed on an intermittent basis. It is not good to have a constant level, because it starts causing all the side-effects.
Is HGH an anti-aging hormone?
HGH has a variable influence on lifespan.People with low HGH, or IGF-1 deficiency, live longer, others live shorter.The reason is metabolism. All the chemical reactions that go on in the body are divided by our circadian rhythm into two modes: catabolic and anabolic.
M E T A B O L I S M functions
|Breaking down||Building up|
|Cortisol||Growth Hormone (HGH)|
|Day (light)||Night (dark)|
Normal HGH function is at night during sleep. This is part of the ANABOLIC phase of metabolism. During anabolism we are rebuilding, repairing and cleansing our body. All the damage that is done during the day is repaired better than it was before at night while we’re sleeping. The HGH only lasts about ten minutes in the body,just enough to get all the repair mechanisms in place – then it’s gone.
These modes are created by the circadian rhythm through the adrenal glands.
The combination of cortisol, a catabolic hormone, and HGH at the same time can be devastating to the body. All the problems that come from too much HGH happen because of cortisol. It is imperative to keep them separate. When HGH is high, cortisol should be low, and vice-versa. When HGH is released at the right time it repairs and rebuilds, but when it is released at the wrong time it destroys.
Those who inject HGH during the day are in catabolic mode, so they’re not rebuilding and repairing. They are breaking-down so HGH will only cause damage. High IGF-1 during the day causes swelling and inflammation. It blocks insulin causing insulin resistance. Thus, all the side-effects of HGH can be avoided by using it only at night while the body is in anabolic mode.
Haidee accidentally discovered the best way to supplement HGH: fasting. It isn’t by injection, but rather by following the body’s normal circadian rhythm. Working with the body allows HGH to support growth and longevity, keeping the body healthy for longer periods.
There are many supplements that say they can increase HGH. Because HGH a protein hormone, it is digested in the stomach and shouldn’t be taken orally. The real hormone is given by injection. All the pills are amino acids that have been shown to increase HGH,such as: