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Human growth hormone

History of growth hormone

HGH was initially developed in the wake of the First World War. Initially, animal hormones were extracted but they were not very effective. Maurice Raben was an endocrinologist from Tufts University who was the person who acquired the chemicals from the pituitary glands of cadavers and that serum was effective. It took lots of time for more development and implementation. During the 60s it was used for treatment of short children. Since HGH was very effective in treatment of stunted growth in students, they became more popular and doctors started to use them to treat other patients as well.

Effect of HGH on body

HGH can improve physical capacity of the patients by stimulating collagen synthesis in the skeletal muscle, increasing muscle strength and improving exercise performance. Several studies have found that HGH can increase muscle strength in the lower body, normalize muscle strength in deficient adults, and improve thermoregulation and body composition.

HGH can also help in better fracture healing. It can regenerate bones faster thereby causing faster bone healing. It has the capacity to enhance weight loss in individuals. It can accelerate the breakdown of repeats and cause hydrolysis of triglycerides into glycerol and free fatty acids, thereby helping in burning more fat and reducing weight. It is possible to achieve greatest fat loss in case of visceral fat.

HGH will also help you by creating stronger bones for you. It is important for bone growth, especially during puberty. It will help you by reducing the possibility of cardiovascular disease. HGH will also help you by improving your erectile dysfunction problem.

Role of growth hormone in treatment of growth hormone deficiency

Growth hormone deficiency is treated with administration of growth hormones in the patient. HGH is generally used in the form of injections. The patient may receive injections daily or a few times in a week. Once the treatment starts the patient gets the necessary growth hormone for his growth and so prompt increase in growth rate after the treatment is generally seen. Even though the growth rate will decline after some time, it still will be higher than the growth rate without treatment. Increase in appetite or loss of body fat after the treatment is generally seen in case of patients.

Role of HGH in anti-ageing therapy

Even though FDA has not approved the use of human growth hormone in anti-ageing therapy, but it has been used for some time now and it’s a multibillion dollar industry. HGH directly affects your body composition. If you are deficient in HGH, you will have higher body fat and reduce muscle mass along with decreased bone density. All these mimic symptoms of ageing in people. HGH can reverse such age-related changes by improving your muscle mass, decreasing body fat and increasing bone density.

Ways to increase level of HGH

There are ways to increase human growth hormone in your body and you can do it naturally. You will need to start high-intensity training where your heart rate should be higher than your anaerobic threshold. Getting more sleep will also help you to increase the level of HGH in the body. During stages three and four of your sleeve which is known as slow wave sleep cycle, your body releases highest amount of HGH. Intermittent fasting is another popular and useful method which will help you by increasing your HGH levels in the body. Taking amino acids regularly will significantly increase HGH levels. Arginine, ornithine, lysine, glycine, gutamine will help in increasing levels of HGH in your body.

References
1. Human Growth Hormone
2. Human growth hormone doping in sport
3. Human Growth Hormone (Goverement official site)

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