You may hear a lot about human growth hormone (HGH) in the news, but you probably don’t know too much about it. HGH has a stigma of being a drug used to cheat. However, it's not a drug at all. It’s actually a protein. In fact, humans naturally produce HGH, as it is secreted from the pituitary gland. As we age, the body slows down on production of vital hormones, such as HGH. Depending on the dose size, additional HGH entering the system may have a myriad of benefits for people. The benefits can be broken down into two categories:
- Larger Dose Sizes - Weight and Muscles
- Smaller Dose Sizes: Body Recovery
Here are the top three HGH benefits:
1. Speeds Up Fracture Healing
Throughout our lifetime, the bones in our bodies go through a continual process called bone metabolism. This autonomous process happens when mature bone tissue is removed from the skeleton to make room for the new bone tissue. When we fracture a bone, this disrupts the process because there is more dead bone tissue that needs to be discarded. Consequently, even more bone tissue needs to grow. When the bloodstream is introduced to HGH, the liver converts it into an insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1). This enzyme facilitates bone metabolism. Studies with rats have shown that applying IGF-1 to a fracture speeds up the overall healing process. One of the major reasons why is that IFG-1 stimulates collagen growth. Collagen is responsible for giving our bones its structure.
2. Encourages Weight Loss
Excess weight does a number on the system. Living a lifelong diet of processed foods, artificial food colorings, and refined sugars and sweeteners causes plaque to build up in the arteries. Over time, these sugars harden, restricting blood flow to pivotal areas of the body. When this happens, the pituitary gland doesn’t receive all of its signals, resulting in a limited production of essential hormones. At the same time, due to the plaque-caked pathways, the body only absorbs a small amount of the limited released HGH. Being treated with HGH helps make up for this lack of production. HGH breaks down fat cells by speeding up a process called lipolysis. During lipolysis, triglycerides and fatty acids that comprise the bodily masses behind obesity are broken down. Overweight people who take HGH in unison with exercise will see the pounds shed at a quicker rate.
3. Lowers Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the world. There is a strong correlation between obesity and cardiovascular disease. As we explained above, clogged arteries restrict oxygenated blood cells from traveling throughout the body. Thus, they are prohibited from doing their job of cleaning the veins free of debris, dead cells, inflammations, and foreign bacteria cells. Naturally, as HGH helps break down the triglycerides and fatty acids that are causing roadblocks within your system, your weight will decrease. As your weight decreases, so does the risk of cardiovascular disease. It is the classic case of one hand washing the other. Replenishing HGH that’s not able to reach all areas of the body decreases the risk of the number one cause of death in the world.