HGH (Human Growth Hormone)
HGH is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain. Secretion is during Stage IV (deep) sleep. HGH is responsible for growth and healing. It is also responsible for Increased muscle mass and strength, decreased body fat, decreased cholesterol, higher energy level, and enhanced sexual performance.
HGH is vital to all organs, tissues, and systems. It is for restoration of youthful immune function, Increases strength of bones by increased function of osteoblasts, and results in faster healing of wounds. Deficiency of HGH causes fatigue, poor muscle development, excess body fat, lack of drive and initiative, decreased endurance and strength, poor healing, decreased immunity, increased hyperlipidemia and insulin resistance. Deficiency also results in osteopenia or thin bones, sagging muscles, increased wrinkles, thin hair that is slow to grow, sagging skin, breast, increased truncal love handles and cellulites, cardiovascular disease secondary to atherosclerosis, and decreased renal function.
As a result, HGH deficient person may experience Increased exhaustion and fatigue, poor self-esteem, low assertiveness, low sociability, laziness, loss of concentration, memory difficulties, Irritability, and mood disorder, poor response to stress, decreased ability and desire to exercise, decreased sense of well-being, diminished sleep, and lack of drive and initiation.
Having HGH supplementation results in increased energy level, elevated mood, physical, and psychological wellbeing. Optimal HGH level would result in improved lipolysis, decreased atherosclerotic plaque, increased fibrinolysis – clot dissolution, increased cardiovascular function, increased cardiac output Increased energy and increased exercise capacity, and improved quality of life secondary to increased vitality. HGH replacement results in improved wound healing and protein synthesis, increased REM and stage IV sleep which results in improved sleep, improved sense of well-being, increased immunity with resultant decrease in disease and cancer. GH results in increased life expectancy and quality of life by disease prevention, increased tightness of skin, decreased wrinkles secondary to increased collagen and elastin, feel good benefits, health benefits, and aesthetic benefits.
Despite many evidences of benefits of HGH, it is one of the most misunderstood and feared hormones. When it is understood and used properly, it is one of the most safe and beneficial hormones. It is extremely important to have the physician who is well trained and experienced in HGH replacement therapy to explain and educate patients regarding HGH. It is one of the most expensive hormones and in most cases, economics is the main reason the patients defer HGH therapy. It is an unscheduled drug by DEA at the federal level, but some states designated as schedule III control drug, such as testosterone.