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HGH – The Fountain of Youth?

Posted by healthylivingtoday on February 2, 2008

Over the past couple of years there has been an explosion in the popularity in hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy offers some interesting benefits for aging individuals and even high level professional athletes. HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is probably the most popular hormone replacement at this point in time. It offers the most benefits but is also the most expensive.

The benefits of HGH for the aging individual is obvious. According to HGH research, at age 21 the normal level of circulating HGH is about 10 milligrams per deciliter of blood. By the time the individual reaches age 61, its decreased 80%, down to only 2 milligrams. Growth hormone is directly responsible for the growth (and replacement) of cells, bones, muscles and organs, and as the amount of HGH in circulation begins to be reduced, the aging factor begins to set in.

In clinical studies published by the New England journal of Medicine, doctors have observed the reversal of the aging process from 10 to 20 years in patients who received HGH injections. HGH injections have allowed users to lose fat, build muscle mass, improve sexual performance, remove wrinkles, eliminate cellulite, and increase immune function. The health benefits associated with HGH supplementation have been incredible.

HGH is what can be considered a “Master Hormone.” It is secreted by the pituitary gland and is responsible for directly and indirectly balancing the body’s critical hormones, and it even improves brain functions. The brain and nervous system are made up of cells called neurons. And though they are permanent and never re-grow, HGH can stimulate their repair and rejuvenation. HGH also affects the proteins produced in the brain for storing our memories. Therefore learning, memory and intelligence all depend on adequate supplies of growth hormone.

HGH protects cells. Antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E can remove oxygen-free radicals and keep the proteases (destructive enzymes that cause cell damage) from becoming active. Human growth hormone acts directly on the proteases. It activates a cellular defense force called protease inhibitors, which prevent free radicals from doing their deadly work. HGH can not only further what antioxidants do, but also go further and do what antioxidants cannot.

In a 10-week human study conducted by the Life Center for Health, a third party medical facility, on male and female test subjects ranging in age from 42 to 86 years of age, levels of IGF-1, Testosterone, DHEA, HDL and Lean Muscle Mass were significantly increased, while levels of LDL, body fat, Triglycerides and Cholesterol were significantly decreased. In addition, hair color was restored in several test subjects along with new hair growth. Anaerobic threshold and grip strength also increased significantly. Also noted in the study were weight loss and increased sexual stamina in test subjects as mature as 86 years of age. Liver regeneration was evidenced by the significant and almost complete fading of “age spots” on the hands of several test subjects, and cardiovascular health was improved in one test subject with Atrial Arrhythmia. These results are all markers of regeneration and a return to a more youthful state of health.

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