Benefits of growth hormone therapy reported in published studies include:
· 15% average decrease in fat.
· 8% average increase in muscle and lean body structures.
· Improved skin texture resulting in a more youthful appearance.
· Fewer skin wrinkles.
· Increased bone density, reversal of osteoporosis.
· Faster healing of any type of injury, fracture, or wound.
· Greatly enhanced immunity and resistance to infection.
· Enhanced brain function, retention of intellect with aging.
· Improvement in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s syndromes.
· Improved sex drive.
· Improved fertility, sperm production, and ovulation.
· Improvement in overall physical and mental well being.
· Improvement in sleep disorders, better quality of sleep.
· Improved exercise tolerance.
· Improved mineral balance.
· Improved mood, with less depression and fatigue.
· Improved heart and kidney function.
Many hormones including DHEA and melatonin can slow some of the effects of aging, but clinical studies show that HGH reaches far beyond any of these.
Burning Fat: HGH revs up the metabolism to former highs, selectively reducing the abdomen, hips, waist and thighs while at the same increasing muscle mass. In many cases, people "look like they've shed years away along with the fat they've loss."
Skin, Hair and Nails: Antioxidants and even other hormone treatments can be a great help in maintaining a youthful appearance, but only HGH can take a decade or so off your face. The skin regains thickness, becomes more elastic and hydrated and people start looking visibly younger, usually within a few weeks. Not only do the fine lines vanish and deeper wrinkles recede, the face can actually undergo a change of contour. HGH appears to have a tonic effect on hair. In clinical tests 38% reported new hair growth, coming in faster and thicker, and even in its natural color. Nails are also strengthened and cellulite removed.
HGH and Sex: As a powerful aphrodisiac, HGH restores sexual potency and sexuality in men. Many of the women who use it also report increased libido, heightened pleasure and the equivalent of greater potency in men, which for the female is multiple orgasms. It also helps to alleviate menstrual and post-menopausal symptoms, and eliminate vaginal dryness. According to many of the physicians who use Growth Hormone in their practice, the sexual changes are striking, effecting both men and women.
Exercise and Body Building: Medical studies have proven that positive gains occur only while Growth Hormone is being secreted. HGH significantly increases the effects of exercise and muscle building, including energy, muscle strength, stamina and endurance.
Energy, Mood and Creativity: HGH can not only reinvigorate the mind, it can also reverse the attitudes, outlook and expectations associated with aging. It increases concentration and thinking power, has an anti-depressive action on the brain, and can have a profound effect in increasing energy and a sense of well-being.
Brain Function: The brain and nervous system are made up of cells called neurons. And though they are permanent and never re-grow, HGH can stimulate their repair and rejuvenation. It also affects the proteins produced in the brain for storing our memories. Therefore, learning, memory and intelligence all depend on adequate supplies of Growth Hormone.
Cell Protection: Antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, etc., can remove oxygen free radicals and keep the protease's (destructive enzymes that cause cell damage) from becoming active. But Growth Hormone can act on the protease's directly. It activates a cellular defense force called protease inhibitors, which prevent free radicals from doing their deadly work. The latest European research shows that Growth Hormone can not only further what antioxidants do, but it can also do what anti-oxidants cannot. Symptoms include loss of muscle and an increase of fat, decreased physical mobility, socialization and energy levels, diminished healing ability, a greater risk of cardiovascular disease and lower life expectancy. In other-words, the symptoms of the disease called aging.
Physiologic Effects of Growth Hormone: Direct effects are the results of growth hormone binding its receptor on target cells. Fat cells (adipocytes), for example, have growth hormone receptors, and growth hormone stimulates them to break down triglyceride and suppresses their ability to take up and accumulate circulating fats or lipids.
Indirect effects are mediated primarily by an insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), a hormone that is secreted from the liver and other tissues in response to growth hormone. A majority of the growth promoting effects of growth hormone is actually due to IGF-I acting on its target cells.
Effects on Growth: Growth is a very complex process, and requires the coordinated action of several hormones. The major role of growth hormone in stimulating body growth is to stimulate the liver and other tissues to secrete IGF-I. IGF-I stimulates proliferation of chondrocytes (cartilage cells), resulting in bone growth. Growth hormone does seem to have a direct effect on bone growth in stimulating differentiation of chondrocytes.
IGF-I also appears to be the key player in muscle growth. It stimulates both the differentiation and proliferation of myoblasts (muscle cells). It also stimulates amino acid uptake and protein synthesis in muscle and other tissues.
Metabolic Effects: Growth hormone has important effects on protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism.
Protein metabolism: In general, growth hormone stimulates protein anabolism (protein building) in many tissues. This effect reflects increased amino acid uptake, increased protein synthesis and decreased oxidation of proteins.
Fat metabolism: Growth hormone enhances the utilization of fat by stimulating triglyceride breakdown and oxidation in fat cells.
Carbohydrate metabolism: Growth hormone is one of a battery of hormones that serves to maintain blood glucose within a normal range. Growth hormone is often said to have anti-insulin activity, because it suppresses the abilities of insulin to stimulate uptake of glucose in peripheral tissues and enhance glucose synthesis in the liver. Somewhat paradoxically, administration of growth hormone stimulates insulin secretion, leading to hyperinsulinemia.