Medical science describes Human Growth Hormone (HGH) as the master hormone because it influences so many body functions.
HGH is produced in the pituitary gland of the brain and is critical for:
- Tissue repair
- Muscle growth
- Bone strength
- Brain function
- Physical and mental health
- Cell reproduction
HGH is plentiful when we’re young, but as we age, our bodies produce less. By the time we’re 40 nearly everyone is deficient in HGH, and at 80 our HGH production has usually diminished at least 90% to 95%. At age 20, normal daily HGH production is about 500 micrograms. By age 80, it falls to about 60 micrograms of HGH. Many doctors consider levels below 200 to be HGH deficient and this deficiency is linked to many of the symptoms of aging.
HGH was used to treat men over sixty in a 1990 scientific study. All the men showed statistically significant increases in lean body mass and bone mineral at the conclusion of the study, while the control group did not. The study stated that these improvements were exactly opposite of the changes that normally occur over a 10 to 20 year aging period. Other clinical studies have shown that the application of HGH on healthy elderly patients increased muscle mass by about 2 kg and decreased body fat by the same amount.
Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency can produce several different symptoms. Many of these affect not just your body composition but also your mood and emotions. HGH plays an important part in managing psychological feelings besides helping growth and other physical processes to occur.
Studies show that injections of human growth hormone increase bone density, increase muscle mass, decrease body fat and increase exercise capacity. It’s easy to see why proper hormonal balance is so important to a happier and healthier you.