Chapter 1 Fat Burning and Weight Loss with HGH
1.1 HGH Treatment as a Weight Loss Drug
HGH is a natural substance that is excreted by the pituitary glands in the human body. As a person ages, the level of HGH that their body produces decreases. However, human growth hormone drugs work to raise a person's levels of HGH back to a youth-like level, therefore aiding in weight loss.
Human growth hormone works by increasing the amount of IGF-1 that a person's liver excretes. IGF-1 prevents insulin from transporting glucose to cells. Normally, after you eat, your pancreas releases the amount of insulin necessary to transform carbohydrates into glucose. Your body then stores this glucose in fat cells and uses it for energy. HGH induced IGF-1 prevents insulin from storing this glucose in cells, therefore forcing your body to burn fat for energy.
Normally, a person's body uses all of their glucose for energy before seeking that energy from their fat reserves. Human growth hormone forces your body to seek energy from the fat reserves first. This results in significant weight loss.
Because human growth hormone forces your body to burn fat for energy, it means that you will lose weight even in your inactive periods. Energy is required for all aspects of living. Therefore, HGH can force your body to burn fat while you are sleeping. Additionally, it allows you to eat large amounts of food without gaining excess unwanted weight. HGH replaces the need to diet.
Another beneficial effect of HGH is its ability to force your body to grow new muscle cells. Normally, a person stops growing muscle cells after puberty. They then have to do weight training in order to increase the size of these muscle cells. However, the number of muscle cells never grows.
Human growth hormone helps to increase the number of muscle cells a person has. This means that they have to do significantly less weight training in order to develop muscle density. HGH, in addition to helping you lose weight, can help you increase muscle density and develop definition. It will help you get the body you want in the areas of weight and muscle definition.
Another beneficial effect of human growth hormone is heightened energy levels and metabolism. Naturally produced HGH is responsible for these effects in children, and, by using human growth hormone drugs as an adult, you can feel the same energy as you did in your youth. An increased metabolism means increased fat loss. In fact, HGH can cause weight loss even without exercise.
Human growth hormone increases strength, promotes healthy weight gain, and promotes fat loss. The side effects of using HGH as a weight loss drug are minimal and rare.
1.2 What is HGH?
Human growth hormone (HGH) is a protein made up of a chain of 191 amino acids. HGH (somatotropin) is one of the most abundant hormones secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Once released by the pituitary gland it is quickly taken in by the liver and converted into growth factors, the most important one being IGF-1.
These growth factors are the messengers that carry the messages to the cells of the body. This communication regulates the growth of cells, telling them when to live and when to die. Cell reproduction slows unless the cells are prompted by the growth factors of HGH.
During the growth and development stage of life human growth hormone is responsible for proper growth and development. Once adulthood is reached HGH is still important in that it effects almost every cell of the body and helps to keep the cells and systems healthy. Healthy levels of HGH account for things such as good muscle/fat ratio and high libido and sexual function, however, as age progresses the pituitary gland releases lower and lower amounts of HGH into the bloodstream for the body to use.
1.3 Human Growth Hormone's Role in Aging
Clinical studies show a direct correlation between decreasing HGH levels in adults and the effects of aging. Human growth hormone deficiency in adults is called "somatopause".
Decreased levels of human growth hormone and other hormones reduce the body's ability to function properly. For instance, the growth hormones that are responsible for forming muscle mass; human growth hormone, testosterone, and thyroid, all drop dramatically as we get older. For this reason, the ratio of fat in our body increases and the ratio of lean muscle decreases even if we exercise and eat properly, and even if we do not actually gain weight.
On average, after age 35 the amount of body fat expands by 50%, while the lean body mass (LBM) that forms muscles, bones, and the vital organs actually shrinks by 30%.
The amount of human growth hormone released by the pituitary gland after the age of 21 to 31 falls by about 14% per decade. This means that HGH in the body is reduced by half at age 60. On average 20 year olds have a level of about 500 mcg, 40 year olds have about 200 mcg, and 80 year olds have only about 25 mcg of HGH.
We now know that the body literally breaks down and wears out due to the lack of hormones; specifically human growth hormone and its growth factors.
Chapter 2 Benefits of HGH treatment
2. 1.Weight Loss
Thousands of Doctors and Health Care professionals believe that HGH may be one of the most effective weight and
body fat control methods. There have been numerous clinical trials that have shown HGH supplementation to be a remarkable approach to weight loss.
Another interesting finding about HGH supplementation and weight loss is that in many of these clinical trials, the loss of deep abdominal fat was pronounced. Deep abdominal fat is extremely hard to lose, and is often associated with an increased risk of heart attack.
2.2 Energy + Endurance = Sports Performance
One of the most important benefits of Increasing HGH levels is the increase energy and endurance levels people experience. It is this increase in energy and endurance that can lead to improved levels of sports and exercise performance. Youthful levels of HGH will not, in of itself, increase your skill levels, but the resulting increase in energy and endurance, will enable you to work longer and harder to develop those skills in your chosen sport or physical fitness routine.
A well know study by Dr. Thierry Hertoghe, M.D. in adults receiving HGH therapy indicated that fatigue decreased or disappeared in 86.8% of the trial participants. And that recovery time from fatigue improved by 86%
Dr. L. Cass Terr, M.D., PhD Chairman and Professor of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee conducted a large study of 900 people. 84% reported higher energy levels and exercise endurance.
Daniel Rudman's famous study indicated that there was a significantly higher energy level and increased exercise performance in all study patients that increased their levels of HGH.
2.3 Build Muscle
More Muscle-Less Body Fat
Today health and fitness minded people are discovering the benefits of increasing their levels of Human Growth Hormone.
Studies at the University of New Mexico indicated that young adults, already in good shape, gained an average of three pounds of muscle and lost 1.5% of their body fat in six weeks. Their overall ratio of muscle to fat improved by 25% on average.
In Daniel Rudman's July 1990 landmark study, he found that by increasing levels of human growth hormone patients in his clinical trials increased lean body mass 8.8%
Another way that increased HGH levels help to build lean muscle mass and increase strength is through more energy and endurance. If you gain energy and endurance due to higher levels of HGH, your workouts can be more intense and more productive. Better workouts equate to increased muscle mass and strength.
The female body, specifically the reproductive system, is a complex bio-system with an infinite blend of physical and emotional factors, most of which are regulated by specific groups of hormones. Most women reach the age of 40, with these hormones working in harmony and balance. As women approach their 40's, there is a gradual loss of this hormonal harmony and balance that is, in fact, the root cause of Menopause.
There are two stages of Menopause: Perimenopause, and, of course, Menopause. Both are direct results of the natural, gradual decrease in the production of Estrogen and Progesterone due to aging. Menopause for every female is inevitable. And the symptoms associated with Perimenopause and Menopause, both physical and emotional, can be quite uncomfortable and distressing.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
For many years, health care professionals prescribed Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) using Estrogen or Progestin, or both, to supplement the natural decrease of these same hormones with aging. But recent worldwide studies now indicate that while HRT does help to alleviate the symptoms of Menopause, it (HRT) also carries with it, serious health risks.
HGH Treatment – A Safe Alternative To HRT
HGH treatment may deliver many of the same benefits as HRT, without the risk factors that are now associated with HRT. Human Growth Hormone is thought to be a "master hormone," in that it helps to regulate other hormone levels in the body. Therefore, higher levels of Human Growth Hormone, helping to bring other hormone levels in your system back into balance naturally, goes to the very root cause of the symptoms of Menopause.
2.5 Natural Anti-Depressant
Human Growth Hormone may be one of the most powerful, natural antidepressants available.
There is ample evidence that increasing one's levels of HGH helps to elevate mood and reduce stress and anxiety.
Higher HGH levels increase levels of the neurotransmitter B-endorphin, and tends to lower dopamine levels. There are even studies that suggest that elevated levels of HGH will improve one's self-esteem and overall foster a positive outlook.
2.6 Improve Sleep
There are many studies that support the fact that the replenishment of HGH levels towards those of our youth, promote a higher quality of sleep. Do you remember how well you slept when you were young? By helping to raise your body's levels of HGH to its youthful levels, you may help bring back those nights when you could sleep through the loudest thunderstorms.
2.7 Increase Bone Density
By helping your body increase its natural production of HGH toward youthful levels you may also help maintain healthy bones. Youthful levels of HGH often go side by side with raised levels of Calcium, Osteocalcin and two types of Collagen, which are all key factors to maintaining overall bone health.
This is especially important with women entering peri-menopause, or women that are experiencing menopause. The hormonal imbalances in menopause may, in some cases, lead to a loss of bone density resulting in varying degrees of osteoporosis.
2.8 Strengthen Immune System
Perhaps the most important benefit you may enjoy from HGH treatment : "At puberty, our Immune system functions at its peak. Many Doctors now recognize that helping the body increase HGH to youthful levels, goes a long way towards maintaining a healthy immune system."
Studies by Keith Kelley, MD and others, have shown that by replenishing our levels of HGH, our Immune System activities such as: the manufacture of new antibodies, increased production of T-cells and Interleukin2, proliferation and activity of white blood cells, stimulation of macrophages, increased maturation of neutrophils, increased erythropoiesis, and the production of new red blood cells, all increase and intensify."
A healthy immune system is, perhaps, the most important benefit that youthful levels of HGH may offer!
2.9 Restore Youthful Skin
As we age, our skin becomes thinner and loses its firm texture and elasticity. In the world-renowned study by Doctor Daniel Rudman, after increasing hgh levels, elderly men had an increase of skin thickness of 7.1% on average. A further self evaluation of 202 people taking injected NORDITROPIN HGH for six months showed that two thirds reported improvement in skin texture, skin thickness, and skin elasticity. Of this same group, 61% observed fewer wrinkles and 38% reported healthier hair. Patients usually started noticing changes within a few weeks of treatment. Fine lines appeared to vanish, deeper wrinkles receded, and facial fat decreased so that puffs of fat under the eyes evaporated, while the facial muscles that lift and hold the skin became stronger. Another result is the elimination, over a period of time of Cellulite
HGH also increases the synthesis of new proteins that lie underneath skin structure. In animal experiments, it increased the strength and collagen content of the skin. Collagen and elastin are the underlying foundation of the epidermis. HGH restored the turgor, or bounciness, that is characteristic of young skin, so the skin bounced back more readily on a pinch test and became better toned, and sagged less.
2.10 Sexual Performance
A study by Dr. Daniel Rudman, indicated that older men after 6 months of HGH injections had significantly enhanced sexual performance. A report by the Nottingham Health Profile indicated that a group of 302 adults, undergoing HGH replacement, 75% reported improvement in sexual potency, frequency, and that 62% had longer lasting erections.
Sexual rejuvenation is one of the most commonly reported benefits of increased HGH levels. It appears that as we grow older and our human growth hormone levels decrease, our libido and sexual functions decrease on parallel tracks. This finding has prompted many researchers to claim that supplements designed to support increased natural HGH production may be one of the most powerful ways to restore youthful libido and sexual function.
2.11 Maintain Normal Blood Pressure
Maintaining Youthful levels of HGH can improve cardiac and lung function. Two functions that can help maintain healthy blood pressure.
Studies by Dr. Daniel Rudman and others have showed that increasing HGH levels reduced diastolic blood pressure by about 10% without change to systolic pressure.(Not intended to prevent or treat hypertension)
Another way that HGH treatment helps to bring blood pressure into normal ranges is exercise. When we increase our HGH levels, we experience more energy and endurance. This increase in energy and endurance enables us to either begin, or increase our cardio exercise programs. And a sensible cardio exercise program can be a positive factor in helping to normalize blood pressure.
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HGH Treatment May Not Be The Fountain Of Youth-But?
There are tens of millions of people around the World using treatment with HGH to help increase their production levels of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). Thousands of doctors and health care professionals believe that increasing one's levels of Human Growth Hormone will help promote weight loss, body fat loss, help to restore diminished energy and endurance, youthful skin, and so much more!
What Happens To Our Human Growth Hormone?
In our teenage "growth" years, our pituitary gland is producing and secreting human growth hormone at 100% capacity. As we get older, our pituitary gland slowly reduces its production of human growth hormone at a rate of 12% to 15% every ten years. This rate of decrease is quite normal and it happens to all of us. By the time we reach middle age, our production of human growth hormone may be 75% less than the production levels we enjoyed as teenagers. So what does all that mean?
Do You Remember The Energy And Endurance Of Your Youth?
Remember when you were a teenager and could run and play all day and never get tired? Remember how you never gained weight no matter how many milk shakes you drank? Remember how late you were able to stay up at parties and never get tired? Remember how smooth your skin was? Today, doctors and health care professionals worldwide believe there may be a direct correlation between the aging process and the gradual decline of our human growth hormone production.
The gradual loss of energy, endurance, and all of the other conditions we normally associate with the aging process, may be a result in the ever decreasing human growth hormone levels we experience as we grow older.