HGH: A Body Builder’s Secret Weapon

After its discovery in the 1920s and its isolation in the form of somatotropin in 1956, the human growth hormone (HGH), with its various benefits and uses, has continued to grow in popularity among fitness enthusiasts and body builders alike. Listed among its users are rapid muscle development, fat reduction, increased sex drive, and great energy boots. However, many aspects of HGH still remain unknown to the world, thus making it difficult for prospective users to make decisions regarding its use. This article hopes to answer the most frequently asked questions about this powerful anabolic hormone.

Human growth hormones are naturally produced in the body’s pituitary gland. As implied by its name, it is responsible for cell growth and regeneration. It is also known for increasing muscle mass and bone density, as well as maintaining the health of all human tissue. When secreted into the bloodstream, the liver converts it into growth factors like the anabolic powerhouse, insulin-like growth factor-1. Healthy adult males typically have less than 5 nanograms per milliliter in circulation. Healthy adult females may produce twice that amount during child-bearing. Production levels of both sexes peak during puberty, then drastically drop during their early 20s.

Considering that the production of HGH significantly decreases between the ages of 20-30, many opt to find ways of boosting its production. Doing so promotes and increases the synthesis of new protein tissues, thus speeding up muscle recovery and repair. New researches have also suggested its ability to convert body fat into energy sources. It has been proven to improve sleeping patterns, sexual performance, bone density, heart and kidney health.


While there are a number of doctor prescribed drugs and treatments, these are usually only made available to people who have been diagnosed to have natural growth hormone deficiencies. Some illegal alternatives can be uncertain, potentially dangerous and usually very expensive. However, there are two major factors that can contribute to the increasing of growth hormone levels without the use of a drug. Weight training and proper sleep have been proven to significantly increase the circulation of the human growth hormone. The inclusion of a diet factor assists in keeping these HGH levels balanced as fat gains may lead to lower levels of GH. There are also number of hormone-boosting agents such as vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that can be found in a number of vitamins, organic substances, and specific foods.


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