How Does Aging Affect Growth Hormone Production?
Growth hormone is vital to cell growth, metabolism, and all cellular activity, but your growth hormone level drops as you get older.
HGH, or Human Growth Hormone, sometimes simply called “growth hormone,” is produced by your pituitary gland. HGH is required so children can grow properly into adults. Growth hormone is still important to your health and vitality, even once you are fully grown, since it is also needed to maintain muscle mass, bone strength and basically, “keep you fit” throughout your entire life.
As you might imagine, when you are young, and it is most needed for growth, you HGH levels are at their highest.
Once you reach your 20s, that all changes and your growth hormone production begins to drop off steadily, and significantly. By the time the average guy hits his 60s your HGH level can be 75% less than it was in your 20s or 30s.
As you produce less and less growth hormone, the kinds of things we generally think of growing older – being more tired, depressed, weak, unusual aches and pains, even sexual performance issues – are really all related to your low levels of growth hormone.
The Many Benefits of Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy
There are numerous benefits to bringing those growth hormone levels back up to where they once were, through growth hormone therapy.
Increasing you level of HGH can help to promote the building of lean muscle mass and also helps you burn fat more efficiently. This has the dual effect of raising your metabolism which can help you lose weight and keep it off, while at the same time help you to look and feel younger and stronger.
Nothing can make you a kid forever, but you can take steps to increase your production of growth hormone through exercise, lifestyle changes, and growth hormone therapy.
Is Growth Hormone Therapy “The Fountain of Youth?”
The first time HGH was used as an anti-aging treatment was in a landmark 1991 study. Published by Dr. Daniel Rudman, in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study looked at the effects of HGH injections on elderly men. Rudman said in his conclusions, that the loss of fat, the increased muscle, and better bone density he saw in the men was as if they “turned back the clock” by 10 to 20 years.
If you are over 40, and feeling weak, fatigued, and/or experiencing sexual wellness issues, you may benefit from growth hormone therapy. However, you need to understand that growth hormone injections can only be given with a doctor’s prescription.
There are many clinics out there, and questionable websites that claim to provide you with “HGH Therapy,” when in reality all they are giving you are expensive amino acid supplements.
By law, despite what they claim to be, these products cannot, and do not contain Human Growth Hormone. Instead they are combinations of protein powders and amino acids that claim to stimulate the production of HGH. However, few, if any such claims have been substantiated.
To get the real benefits of growth hormone therapy, you must get a prescription from a doctor trained and qualified to provide Hormone Replacement Therapy. At HealthGAINS, we are pioneers in providing growth hormone, and other hormone replacement therapies, tailored to your unique needs and lifestyle. Why not contact us today, and get on your path to a healthier, more youthful tomorrow!