7 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT HGH

Here are a few things you probably were not familiar with  but should know about human growth hormone.

 

1.HGH is Not a steroid or testosterone- Although most believe that HGH is a type of testosterone, when it is actually not. Steroidal hormone is what Testosterone is rather than a human growth hormone. When testosterone is taken applied topically, orally or injected it enhances the characteristics of males. HGH is a protein responsible for initiating growth from activating a receptor that tells cells to do the initiation part.

2.We Are Not Kidding When We Say It’s In Your Head- Human growth hormone (or HGH) production is directed by your front pituitary gland, a pea-estimate structure at the base of the cerebrum. Healthy grown-up males typically should have from one to nine nanograms for every milliliter of HGH in their blood.

3.HUMAN growth hormone – In the 1960s scientists began using HGH to treat children with growth disorders caused by irregularities in the pituitary gland. Their source of HGH back then: cadavers. It took 20 years to create a synthetic version.

4.You unfortunately do run low- HGH levels peak during puberty, start to decrease in your 20s, nosedive in your 30s, and continue to decrease. Known as somatopause, and colloquially referred to as “middle-age spread,”or “menopause”  this ongoing drag can result in lower sex drive, cholesterol issues, loss of bone density and weight gain.

5.They Make Moves Off The Field- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has pledged $800,000 for an exploratory study at the University of Michigan to examine the efficacy of HGH in aiding in muscle recovery after ACL surgery. The study is FDA approved and will conclude in 2017.

6.Human growth hormone helps- Human growth hormone helps the body repair some of the damage related to aging, but not all of it. The hormone is not a miracle fix for aging, but it does reverse quite a bit of age related damage including :

  • Slowing down or stopping the progression of osteoporosis
  • Reducing the chance of cognitive decline or even reverse it
  • Increase bone strength and density
  • Increase muscle mass
  • Reduce skin wrinkling and other skin aging effects
  • Reduce the progression of cardiovascular diseases
  • Improve your cholesterol profile

 

7.Enhanced Weight Loss– Obese individuals have limited response to growth hormone stimuli release, and after successful reduction of weight, growth hormone responsiveness can be partial or complete. Growth hormone accelerates lipolysis, the breakdown of lipids and involves hydrolysis of triglycerides into glycerol and free fatty acids, and impaired secretion of human growth hormone leads to loss of lipolytic effect.