Human growth hormone (HGH), also called somatropin, is a polypeptide chain that consists of 191 amino acids. HGH is made in the anterior pituitary gland. HGH is released into the blood by the hypothalamus where it travels to the liver. The liver then transforms HGH into Insulin-Like Growth Factor Type 1 (IGF-1). IGF-1 is receptive to the body's organs and muscles, where HGH is not. IGf-1 is then transported through the bloodstream where needed.
Why take HGH?
Human growth hormone is one of many endocrine hormones, like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, melatonin and DHEA, which all decline in production with age. While many of these hormones can be replaced to reduce some of the effects of aging, human growth hormone reaches far beyond the scope of the other hormones. Between the ages of 21-30yrs, we start to decrease our production of HGH, that by the time we are 40 yrs old our, production drops 60%. By the time we are 80yrs old, our production has dropped 99.5%.
Physicians commonly state that Human Growth Hormone (HGH) as a contributing factor of aging. HGH therapy stimulates the pituitary gland to increase your HGH production levels which is vital in increasing Human Growth Hormone levels, helping your overall health and well being.