Human growth hormone (HGH) is a naturally occurring peptide produced by the pituitary gland. The GH is the messenger protein that makes a child grow normally into an adult. Without GH a child would never grow larger. Adults also need a healthy level of HGH to regulates metabolism in the body and to maintain good body composition. GH is produced by the pituitary gland, which is located in the base of the brain, and then released into the blood stream.
hGH promotes muscle development, and is responsible for the regulation of fat usage, and the conversion of fat into energy. Appropriate hGH levels are essential for good health, as hGH regulates:
- The body’s ratio of good and bad cholesterol levels
- Bone density levels
- Appropriate levels of lean muscle mass to body fat
- Skin elasticity
- Mood elevation
- Energy and vitality
There are over 28,000 scientific studies that discuss the positive benefits of this hormone and its role in anti-aging and its aesthetic enhancing properties.
aGHD is aGHD is often overlooked and rarely diagnosed. The reason for this is that many people with aGHD simply have no idea that they have a deficiency and their symptoms are often misdiagnosed. People with aGHD may notice that there are changes in the way they look, or even the way that they feel, but these are often discounted as normal changes due to aging. These symptoms may be alleviated with proper hGH therapy.
Symptoms and signs that might indicate aGHD include:
- Low bone density, which can lead to weak and brittle bones.
- Decreasing muscle strength and endurance
- Increasing waist size and increasing body fat ratios.
- An unusual body composition. aGHD patients will report an unusual ratio of lean muscle mass to body fat to water within the body.
- Unusual or abnormal ratios of good to bad cholesterol and HDL to LDL.
- Feelings of depression or isolation.
- Low feelings of vitality
- Decreasing sex drive