Human Growth Hormone (hGH) has been referred to as the new millennium's Fountain of Youth. Medical doctors and laboratory researchers agree that Human Growth Hormone (hGH) replacement therapy is one of the most promising of all the anti-aging treatments. Recent well regarded medical research and clinical studies indicate that six months of hGH replacement therapy can reverse several bio-markers of aging by two entire decades! Reported effects of human growth hormone therapy include a decreased level of excess body fat, increased lean mass, a more vigorous sexual libido and ability to perform, higher bone density, improved skin tone and texture, better immune system function, more energy and a greater sense of well-being.
Human growth hormone (hGH) is a protein based hormone produced in the anterior portion of the pituitary gland. Human Growth Hormone is considered by most scientists to be the "master hormone" in the body as virtually every organ and system in the body is dependent on hGH for proper development and function.
The body's normal secretion of HGH begins to decline at approximately age 25. The initial decline rate has been estimated at about 2% per year, however research has shown that by the age of 40, our hGH secretion is down to 50% of youthful levels. By the age of 55 it sinks to less than 20% of the level typical in our mid-twenties.
Improved muscle/fat ratio
During hGH therapy there is consistent improvement in the lean mass to fat ratio with a minimum increase in lean body mass of 10% and an equal decrease in body fat. Fat loss is greatest in the abdominal region.
Increased lipolysis (fat oxidation)
Human Growth Hormone increases oxidation of excess adipose tissue. During hGH therapy adipose cell volume decreases significantly. There is also an increase in metabolism which results in further fat loss. An added benefit is the fact that hGH therapy decreases cholesterol levels.
Improved fluid balance
Intracellular dehydration is indicative of advancing age. HGH therapy replenishes cellular water causing the skin to become thicker and less wrinkled. Also, there is normalization of kidney function and improvement in the body's ability to shed excess extracellular fluid..
Better Bone density
During growth hormone therapy, there is a definite increase in bone density. One study
showed an increased bone mass of over 2% per year, a highly significant clinical finding.
Improved exercise capacity
During hGH therapy there is an increase in muscle mass and decrease in body fat which accounts for the improved ability to exercise with a concomitant increase in strength. Similarly, there is also an increase in cardiac output and an increase in maximum oxygen uptake.