Human Growth Hormone Supplements
Human growth hormone treatments have become increasingly popular and the subject of debates recently. Human growth hormone, or HGH, is a naturally produced in the body through the center section of the brain called the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus sends a signal to the pituitary gland and the gland releases peptides, a combination of the growth hormone and a growth inhibitor by the name somatostatin. This combination assures that the balance of growth is adjusted correctly in the body to maintain good health. As a person ages, the level of HGH decreases from the level it was at when younger. When young the HGH keeps a person healthy, looking good, feeling good and the ability to act young, but when older the reduced levels are less effective to stay healthier, active and the body shows signs of age.
Most commonly associated with weight loss, HGH can do much more. Rather than make the body loose weight it actually boosts the metabolism to work like when at a younger age. When younger, a person generally can get away with eating more unhealthy choices, but when older 'we are what we eat' seems to be true. Helping the body to work more efficiently on food is just a portion of what HGH can do for a person. HGH can increase energy levels, enhance sexual function, strengthens the immune system, decreases the "bad" cholesterol, elevates mood, allows a more restful sleep and even promote new hair growth. Some state that is helps prevent osteoporosis and even aging in general.
There are two major ways to take in the HGH hormone. First there is method through injections. Injection HGH therapy once used the HGH removed from the deceased, but now uses a synthetic form created and has been in use since 1985. Only after several weeks will results start to show and this method is quite expensive and doctor is required for the prescription-necessary injection. Doctors are less likely to give the medicine to someone looking to reverse aging over what they are usually intended for - children or young adults with the inability to produce HGH on their own and therefore can not grow naturally or become obese.
The other method of HGH treatment is through dietary supplementation. The HGH supplements are not geared to add more HGH in the body but rather get the body to signal the pituitary gland to naturally increase production of the HGH on its own. Supplements do not require a prescription or injection after injection and will save a lot of hard-earned money. Testing has found the HGH supplements to cause no known serious side effects.
Of course with any popular product there are people or companies in the world, just looking to make money with no concern for quality. Some state on their product that it has "HGH-like" results or uses results from tests based on injections for advertisement. Human Growth Hormone can assist a person to be a healthier person in cooperation with a healthy eating plan and regular exercise. HGH does carry some minor side effects so as with anything done to the body, a person should carefully consider the side effects, dosage recommendations and report the supplement being used to aid one's physician to have the information. As a healthier person due to HGH supplements, feeling old may be a thing of the past.