Human growth hormone (hGH), also called somatotropin, is the pituitary released hormone that is essential for the normal growth and development of a child to an adult. Adults also produce hGH, and this hormone continues to play an important regulatory role throughout our lives. By the age of 30, growth hormone rapidly declines and may be a major cause of premature aging in adults.

hGH is produced from the pituitary, which is found within the hypothalamus in the brain. The pituitary gland is a controlling gland, and the hormones that it secretes into the blood stream will control the actions of many other glands within the body. For this reason the pituitary is also known as the “master gland”

Clinical and scientific research on hGH, has usually focused on childhood hGH deficiency, but a deficiency throughout adulthood (aGHD) can also be very serious. Adults require an appropriate level of GH for the correct regulation of body fat to muscle, bone density, metabolic processes and cholesterol regulation.

With insufficient levels of hGH, the crucial metabolic processes within the body will not be efficient. Growth hormone regulates and influences the development and growth of bones, muscles and other body tissues. It also influences healthy body fat composition.

The influence of GH on metabolism

hGH is essential for the proper growth of a child to a well-developed adult, but hGH remains a vital hormone in the adult body. GH has a major influence on the correct chemical metabolism within the body.

Metabolism refers to the way that the body coverts food energy appropriately into either waste, energy for immediate use, or tissue storage. hGH influences this metabolism of food in a number of ways. hGH will regulate the breakdown of fats for energy usage, the transference of molecules, the conservation of bodily sugars and the regulation of proteins into muscle mass. hGH is an essential hormone for correct maintenance of good bodily composition. hGH also influences the storage ratios of good to bad cholesterol, and is vital for proper heart muscle functioning. The GH hormone will also influence correct and healthy bone density.

What happens with a deficiency of GH?

hGH deficiency in a child is a syndrome referred to as pediatric hGH deficiency. This childhood deficiency will not allow for the normal growth and development of a child to a healthy and full sized adult.

In adults, a deficiency of hGH will result a number of negative bodily changes, and is referred to as adult hGH deficiency (aGHD).

What expectations should I have when I start HGH Supplementation?

Everyone wants to know how long it will take to start seeing any results from HGH supplementation. Different people notice different results with homeopathic GH. Some people see immediate, dramatic results, while others experience more subtle benefits. With proper diet and exercise, the results can be faster, deeper, and more pronounced. Many people say they have begun a whole new life on GH support – you can, too!

Research shows that positive changes usually take place between one to six months, but can take up to one year. Have patience! Your GH levels may have been low for years. If your receptor sites are blocked, your body may need some time to respond in a positive manner.

If you smoke, drink, fail to exercise, or have a poor diet, the results you desire may take longer. You should also be aware that at certain times the body can shift into “neutral”, and some results seem to diminish, or vanish altogether. If you experience this, your body may either be using GH to rebuild tissue or, to a degree, be resting. Experience indicates that, after a while, you should see a resumption of the benefits and even some vast improvements. This can be very exciting!

Proper diet and exercise for faster, deeper, and more pronounced results is recommended.

Month 1 – General expectations in the first month include:

Improved stamina.

Better and sounder sleep, and feeling more refreshed upon awakening.

Increase in energy.

Vivid dreams.

More optimistic attitude and better sense of humor.

Month 2 – General expectations in the second month include:

Improved muscle tone.

Improvement in nail growth.

Better digestion.

Weight loss.

Enhanced sexual function.

Improvement to skin tone.

Increase in strength.

Better eyesight, including night vision.

Month 3 – General expectations in the third month include:

Same as months 1 and 2 but probably heightened.

Some manifestations seem exceptional.

Mental processes improve, including desire to do and complete projects.

Faster recovery for wounds and muscle soreness.

Reduction in PMS symptoms.

Greater body flexibility.

Alleviation of some menopausal symptoms.

Muscle size increases, especially if the individual works out.

Hair growth.

Increase in sexual desire.

Less pain in joints.

Improved nail growth (Sign of protein, nutrient assimilation).

Month 4 – General expectations in the fourth month include:

Same as above. Generally most improvements are heightened and are more consistent. Please note again that, at times, the body may shift into “neutral” and some results seem to diminish or vanish. Your body may be suing GH to rebuild tissue or, to a degree, be resting. Experience indicates that, after a while, you should see a resumption of the benefits and even some vast improvements.

Month 5 – General expectations in the fifth month include:

Impressive weight loss and reduction of inches, since fat is reduced and muscle tissue is increased and toned.

Thickening of skin and greater elasticity.

Thickening of hair, plus a shiny and healthy appearance.

Improvement in skin texture and appearance (including lessening of skin discoloration).

Reduction of the appearance of wrinkles.

Month 6 – General expectations in the sixth month include:

Same as above, but now better and with more consistent results.

This could be the really exciting stage!

Cellulite greatly diminishes.

Eye sight greatly improved.

Stronger resistance to colds, flu and other illnesses.

Old wounds have healed or are healing.

Grayed hair begins to return to natural color.

Body is much more contoured.

Better emotional stability.

Some pain and soreness disappear.

Excellent exercise tolerance.

Medical tests show a reduction in cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides, blood pressure normalizes, heart rate improves, some conditions that have been due to disease vanish or are diminished, and immune system improves.

With proper diet and exercise, the results may be faster, deeper and more pronounced!

Keep in mind, if you take GH looking for dramatic results quickly, you won’t be in line with the results of GH research which shows positive manifestations over 6 months to 1 year and longer. As previously stated, some people do notice immediate, dramatic results, while others experience more subtle benefits.

Everyone is different; you must consider the condition you are now in and how long you have been in this condition. Whether you notice immediate results or not, according to experience, the GH is probably still working. Please continue to be faithful to your program

References

Guyton AC, Hall JE. Textbook of Medical Physiology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders; 1996.

Lifshitz F, ed. Pediatric Endocrinology. 4th ed. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker Inc; 2003.

Wilson JD, Foster DW, Kronenberg HM, Larsen PR, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders; 1998.

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