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Here’s how to make sure your growth hormone levels explode!
Add these activities to your treatment…and watch in amazement as your cells
regenerate…and you turn the clock back by flattening aging dead in its tracks
Human Growth Hormone Therapy is far and away the most effective way to regain your youth, stay healthy and live a long, disease-free life. In fact, many medical experts and folks who experienced the miracle of Growth Hormone Therapy agree that there is nothing else in the world…no other treatment or health regime…that comes remotely close to the magical effectiveness of Growth Hormone Therapy.
However, you can ramp up the amazing transformational results of this therapy even more by taking a few actions on your own. These steps will insure that your body will continue to produce its own natural Growth Hormone even when you are not taking our treatment. So just imagine what these steps can do when combined with Growth Hormone Therapy. Talk about synergy: when all of these activities are combined, 2 plus 2 = 7! Let’s take a look at what else you can do:
- Take supplements. Our food is not nearly as nourishing as it was a scant fifty years ago. The big food corporations, in a mad rush for profits, are drugging animals and turning over the soil so quickly that depletion is occurring at a frightening pace. Therefore, vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements are no longer a luxury. They are vitally important to anyone concerned with maintaining their health. And a healthy body releases more growth hormone.
- Fuel your body with the right foods, and avoid the bad stuff. Correct eating habits are not nearly as complicated as “the experts” would have us believe. Lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, eggs, nuts, olive oil and adequate amounts of water are a great foundation for increasing growth hormone. As far as the bad stuff: Be tough! Choose fresh over canned and processed foods, stay away from bad fats, and limit sugar. In study after study, sugar has been linked to decreased growth hormone secretion. Why shortchange yourself? You wouldn’t put cheap fuel into your car, would you? So why make that idiotic mistake with your precious body? Be tough!
- Get a good night’s sleep. In the health paradigm, sleep does not get the respect and attention it deserves…and that’s an outrage. Ask any athlete or bodybuilder, and they will tell you that results do not come directly in the gym. They come from correct nutrition and deep, restorative sleep. Lack of sleep adversely effects your body’s ability to produce Human Growth Hormone naturally. Here’s a simple formula: No deep sleep = minimal Growth Hormone is secreted. Keep this formula in mind.
- Avoid or at least minimize the “no-no’s.” Drugs, cigarettes, junk food and alcohol all hurt your body in many, many ways. One of them is a reduction in growth hormone release. Why go into a race with weights tied around your ankles? This doesn’t mean that you need to live like a monk. Just use common sense.
Finally, there is another activity that can blast your Growth Hormone Therapy into the stratosphere: exercise. Strength training and flexibility are important. However, for Growth Hormone release, there is a type of cardio called High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) that can pump up your therapy to entirely new levels. HIIT can work for anyone, at any age, and any fitness level. Here’s how HIIT works, why it is so revolutionary and effective – and its vital, life-saving importance:
A grim fact: as we age, the cells in our lungs start to evaporate and disappear. This causes our lungs to shrink and we lose our stamina, strength and our ability to fight off disease and infection. We begin to show all the debilitating and insidious effects of aging: always getting tired, getting sick more often and staying sick longer, not wanting to get out of the rocking chair, and even having trouble concentrating, since our bodies and brains become oxygen-starved.
Several decades ago, this problem was recognized, and the solution of the time was aerobics…running, jumping around or pedaling for 45 minutes to an hour. But there were some problems with this approach.
At the time, the common wisdom was “the more, the merrier.” Spending up to an hour on a treadmill, stationary bike or stair-stepper was the normal and accepted way to do cardio. This was done at a slow, steady pace, and in spite of the fact that simple observation in any gym revealed many folks did hours and hours of this week after week (but didn’t lose much weight), no one ever questioned the effectiveness of training this way – until recent research has shattered this antiquated notion.
Let’s start with some simple logic. The main benefit of aerobic exercise is to strengthen the heart and lungs. The heart is a muscle and should be trained like any other muscle. Let’s take a brief look at how we train other muscles.
For example, if we are training biceps, we usually do 3-4 sets of barbell or dumbbell curls with 60-80% of the maximum weight we can curl for one repetition. As a general guideline, we would do between 6 to 10 repetitions.
What we wouldn’t do is take a one pound dumbbell and curl it 10,000 times for one-half hour. Yet that is exactly what slow, long-distance jogging does.
Human beings did not evolve running this way. Our caveman ancestors didn’t run marathons. Instead, they sprinted short distances to either get dinner or avoid being dinner. Today, this is called High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
A huge benefit of HIIT is that this type of training allows you to get a great cardio workout in 10 to 20 minutes…no more! Here are some ideas for a HIIT routine. Keep in mind that these are only guidelines. Every person’s conditioning is different, so some folks will need more intensity, some will need less. Once again, this will give you ideas for developing your own personal routine.
Running: begin with a slow, 2-minute warm-up jog. Then sprint for 30 seconds, then walk for 30 seconds. Repeat this cycle 12 times, then finish with a cool-down walk for 2 minutes. In less than 20 minutes, you’re done!
Stationary Bike, Elliptical, Rowing Machine, Jumping Rope or Stair-stepper: Same as above. Always begin with at least a 2 minute warm-up at a comfortable pace for injury prevention. Then begin the explode/recover cycles. Don’t forget to take at least 2 minutes for cool-down purposes.
An important point to remember is this: the recover part of the cycle does not mean coming to a complete stop. Keep moving, but at a much slower pace.
HIIT workouts are done for 20 minutes at a time, 3 days a week. This adds up to only one hour per week! Contrast that with the hours of training spent by long distance runners each week.
Another benefit of HIIT is that your joints, muscles and tendons will not be subjected to the constant pounding that long distance runners suffer. Over time, this pounding adds up, causing many long distance runners to stop running completely.
More good news: you are allowed and encouraged to set your own pace. Please don’t be intimidated by the sound of high-intensity. Just remember, it’s all relative, depending upon the shape you’re in. As mentioned earlier, everyone is at a different level of conditioning. Therefore, the above-mentioned interval times are only guidelines.
For example, an Olympic-level athlete may sprint all-out for 2 minutes, then walk for 10 seconds. At the other end of the spectrum, if you have been sedentary for a long time, or if you are very old, over-weight, or recovering from a serious illness, you will probably be reversing the Olympian’s ratio, and substitute a slightly quicker pace for an all-out sprint. You can alternate between slow and very slow, and pick things up gradually. HIIT will still work.
The keys are consistency and improvement. By gradually increasing the intensity time, you will vaporize fat and ramp up muscle gains – as a direct result of more growth hormone being released.
What about walking? Can that help? YES! There are a few concerns about HIIT. One is that HIIT is impossible for most of us to do 5-6 times a week, due to over-training. Also, HIIT may lead to injury more often than the old-fashioned, long and slow cardio. Both of these are valid concerns.
The answer to both of these concerns is simple. If you are just starting out, or not in good physical condition, simply substitute walking for the more intense cardio activities…and vary the pace of your walking. Again, this could be 30 seconds walking quicker, then 30 seconds walking slower. As always, the intervals can be adjusted, depending upon your conditioning. If done in this manner, HIIT can work for virtually anyone, at any age, in any condition.
Still another benefit of HIIT is that this type of activity triggers what is called “afterburn.” When you finish this explode/recover training, your body immediately begins to burn fat to replace the energy you have just expended.
Here’s the secret as to why HIIT works so well: this style of training triggers the release of a “super-hormone” that melts fat at a blistering pace. The hormone? Human Growth Hormone.
Slow-paced, long-distance jogging can trigger the opposite response. We are told by many fitness trainers that long, slow bouts of cardio will burn fat while you work out – and you are told to stay in that fat-burning zone as long as possible.
The problem with this approach is that this type of cardio can produce the exact opposite effect! Why? Because we don’t want to burn fat while we are working out. When this happens, we are telling our body that we need fat. Our adaptive bodies acknowledge that by making more fat and saving it for the next cardio session when it will be needed.
By contrast, as mentioned earlier, HIIT burns fat only when we are done with our workout and are resting.
Still not convinced? Here’s something else to consider. Look at a sprinter’s muscular body. Then look at a typical (extremely lean) marathon runner. Who would you rather look like? The reason for this is easily explained: HIIT causes more muscle retention, since it activates more muscles than slower cardio.
When HIIT is combined with Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy, the results are astonishing. Save time, blowtorch fat, pump up your muscle, look younger and skyrocket your energy levels.
An Introduction to Human Growth Hormone
Growth Hormone. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you have probably heard about it. We see HGH mentioned on TV news and read about it in all the key newspapers and magazines, and on the Internet.
Athletes and famous Hollywood actors are using Human Growth Hormone (HGH) for everything from sports enhancement and anti-aging, trying to turn back the clock, or for simply for the purpose of looking and feeling younger inside and out.
Sylvester Stallone, aka “Rocky” and “Rambo” was busted in Australia with HGH and allegedly “misplaced” his doctor’s prescription. He was arrested, and had to pay a $2,000 fine. Stallone, who is in his 60’s, has the energy and vitality of a 35-year-old athlete. He credits this to a great part to his workout routine, along with his use of HGH. Mr. Stallone feels that in 10 years (or less) HGH will become an over-the-counter product. When the smoke of controversy clears and Congress looks closer at the thousands of research studies on HGH, Stallone’s statements might prove correct. Until then, a doctor’s prescription is required to legally obtain HGH.
Since the “winning is everything,” attitude prevails in both professional and amateur sports, HGH is being used by many prominent professional and Olympic athletes in just about every sport for significantly increased performance capabilities (yes, even “brain sports”, such as chess and poker), in the hope of gaining an “edge” over competitors. Use of HGH for this purpose is banned by virtually all sporting sanctioning bodies.
This has created confusion in many people’s minds. When asked, most people feel that the use of HGH is illegal under any circumstance. However, it is not illegal when administered by a medical professional. Many older folks undergo HGH treatment to combat the debilitating effects of aging.
The two largest search engines, Google and Yahoo, who control about 90% of total internet searches, show the terms HGH or Human Growth Hormone are searched more than 20,000 times per day online!
As a result of the explosive popularity of HGH being used for more than treating growth hormone deficiency in children, Congress, and the FDA are holding hearings and creating even more controversy over this very misunderstood, amazing substance.
What is Human Growth Hormone (HGH)?
“What is HGH?” is becoming a very popular question, since almost every other day HGH is mentioned in the media regarding its use by athletes, or breaking research emerges concerning the benefits of its use.
Human Growth Hormone is created in the base and center of the brain, more specifically, in the rear portion of the anterior lobe of the Pituitary Gland. The Pituitary Gland has two primary lobes, the anterior or front lobe and posterior or back lobe. HGH is made in the back of the front lobe of the Pituitary Gland.
HGH is a delicate, unique and important hormone protein, which is responsible for the growth, development and regeneration of healthy cells throughout the entire body.
Left Side View of the Center Brain Region
With its vital role in growth, development and function, HGH is considered by many medical experts in the field of anti-aging, longevity and cell regeneration to be the master hormone.
What is a hormone?
A hormone (from the Greek “impetus” or a moving force; impulse; stimulus) is a chemical messenger that carries a signal from one cell (or group of cells) to another, via the blood. In general, hormones regulate the function of their target cells – the cells receiving the hormone. The action or net effect of hormones is determined by some the response of the receiving cells.
What does Human Growth Hormone look like?
HGH is a protein hormone made up of a chain of 191 amino acids, also known as a polypeptide (poly is Latin meaning ‘many’…many peptides…many amino acids), which form a circular shape.
HGH is created and secreted into the bloodstream by the anterior (back part) lobe of the Pituitary Gland (which looks like a garbanzo bean) at the central base of the brain.
More specifically, in the rear portion of the Pituitary Gland, there is a kind of stack or sack of cells called Somatotropes, which make up about 40 to 50% of the anterior (back) of the Pituitary Gland. These cells act as a factory, pumping out this life-sustaining HGH protein. Here is a detailed look:
The Human Growth Hormone On/Off Switch
There seem to be two or more factors regulating the release, decrease and cease, of HGH. The Hypothalamus in the bottom (base) back of the brain, metaphorically acts as the on/off switch of HGH production.
Research on how to Stop HGH Production Permanently
In a research study by scientist S. Reichlin and his colleagues, connection from the Hypothalamus gland to the Pituitary Gland was cut off (sectioned off). This caused the pituitary to stop producing healthy levels of HGH. This showed that the Hypothalamus, which produces the Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GH-RH), is the dominant source of stimulating the Pituitary Gland to produce HGH. There is a significant body of research about Sermorelin Injections regarding using the hormone: Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (Tesamorelin).
The HGH On Switch
The Hypothalamus plays a major role in HGH production and produces GH-RH (also see Sermorelin), the precursor to stimulate HGH production in the Pituitary Gland. In other words, the Hypothalamus uses GHRH (growth hormone releasing hormone) to metaphorically tell the Pituitary Gland HGH “Factory,” to kick-start the HGH assembly line production.
The HGH Off Switch
These are somatostatins (the OFF switch or simply HGH “Blockers”) also known as growth hormone–inhibiting hormone (GHIH), that shut down or decrease HGH production in the Pituitary Gland.
The frequency of HGH release
HGH is primarily released in pulses that take place during the beginning phases of sleep, with the highest release at the latest stages of sleep. This is why it is so important to get a minimum of eight hours of deep, restful sleep. People who do not get proper sleep have shorter life spans and sometime suffer from HGH deficiencies. During the 24-hour cycle of the day, HGH is released in smaller pulses, about 30 in total.
When HGH is released by the Pituitary Gland, it is absorbed by the liver, where it is converted into growth factors, the most important one being IGF-1. Growth hormone is rapidly converted in the liver, to a powerful growth-promoting metabolite, an insulin-like growth factor: (IGF-1, also referred to as Somatomedin C).
IGF-1 Insulin-like Growth Factor One
IGF-1 causes most of the effects associated with HGH. It is measured in the blood to determine the level of growth hormone secretion. Most of the benefits of HGH are directly attributable to its stimulation of IGF-1.
These growth factors are the messengers that carry the messages to the telling them when to live and when to die. Cell reproduction slows with aging unless the cells are prompted by the growth factors of HGH. Therefore, it could be said that HGH is the precursor of IGF
Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy
Sermorelin is a secretagogue for HGH production, i.e. the substance that tells your Pituitary Gland to increase HGH production: GH-RH (growth hormone releasing hormone) which comes from the hypothalamus.
Sermorelin is a polypeptide chain that mimics the effects of GH-RH (the substances that tell your Pituitary Gland to increase HGH production. Sermorelin therapy is delivered through subcutaneous Injection.
Growth hormone deficiency in adults occurs when there is a production decline in HGH. This results in a resulting deficiency in growth hormone and IGF-1 levels in the bloodstream. Growth hormone deficiency includes a spectrum that ranges from a complete lack of growth hormone through varying degrees of partial growth hormone deficiency. Most people after the age of 25 to 30, begin a process of HGH deficiency, which accelerates at a loss rate of 1% to 2% per year, depending on one’s own genetic makeup, diet, exercise, and lifestyle.
In contrast to supplementing growth hormone deficiency through injections of exogenous recombinant HGH, another therapy, GH-RH, involves the use of GH-RH injections which cause and therefore, naturally produce its growth hormone to supplement the deficiency as a result of GH-RH Therapy.
Sermorelin is the acetate salt of an amidated synthetic amino acid polypeptide, consisting of the first 29 of 44 amino acids of naturally occurring Human Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GH-RH) in the body.
Sermorelin Acetate is the last of the hypothalamic-releasing hormones (stimulates HGH) to be identified and defined and represents the briefest piece of GH-RH known to feature the full biological activity of the parent hormone referred to as the HGH-releasing hormone (GH-RH) growth hormone releasing hormone.
Instead of increasing growth hormone levels by the injection of bio-synthetic or Bio-identical HGH, GH-RH injections increase plasma growth hormone concentrations in patients with idiopathic growth hormone deficiency. This is accomplished by directly stimulating the Pituitary Gland to release natural HGH. Sermorelin acetate for injection is similar to natural GH-RH on its ability to stimulate HGH secretions in humans.
GH-RH for injection has been effective in the treatment of growth hormone deficiency in children. Our clinic anticipates that GH-RH will also be effective in the treatment of adult growth hormone deficiency because it has been effective in the treatment of children, and because HGH has already proven itself effective in cases of adult growth hormone deficiency. The GH-RH used by our clinic has been studied for 12 years in more than 70 clinical trials, in over 2,600 child patients, totaling more than 485 patient years of treatment.
Growth hormone releasing hormone for injection was approved for use in children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD), by the FDA in 1997, and became available to our clinic in 1998. It is an experimental clinical treatment with regards to adult patients who are prescribed about half the dose of a small child. Prior clinic approval is required to participate in the adult clinical trial program conducted by the clinic. This therapy has great potential for adults who have growth hormone deficiency, and seek to reverse the effects of aging or treat a medical disorder. A patient who is dissatisfied with the results obtained through GH-RH Therapy may elect to be treated after that with HGH replacement therapy, or vice-versa.
Human Growth Hormone Declines with Aging
Remember those teenage years when you could stop at a fast-food drive-through, devour an obscene amount of cheeseburgers, fries, sodas and milkshakes…yet wake up the next morning and still have abs? Or how easy it was to quickly get into shape for your favorite sport? And how your energy levels were akin to a rumbling volcano? How could this be?
The answer is simple. During these years, adolescent bodies are experiencing an explosion of HGH. This miracle substance speeds up our metabolism, which allows us to burn fat and build muscle. For many parents of teenage boys, the price of buying Junior a set of barbells is far more than its cost. Endless eating binges and constant trips to the clothing store for larger-sized clothes is a seemingly never-ending expense. But this expense is not never-ending. Here’s why.
Mother nature, in all her infinite wisdom, is usually great about giving us what we need, when we need it. Considering that for several thousands of years of human evolution the average life-span was about 35; we only needed spurts of HGH through our twenties. Therefore, as we enter our thirties, HGH begins to decline at approximately 10% per year. This can happens even faster for some folks, due to poor lifestyle choices. Check out the chart below:
Regardless, the thing to remember is this: Mother Nature has not as of yet caught up to our recently extended life-spans. For example, entering the 20th century, the average male life expectancy was a mere 47 years! This was, of course, due to a variety of factors (poor sanitation, lack of modern medical procedures, the risk of childbirth, ignorance of nutrition, etc.), and there have always been examples of individuals living extremely long lives.
However, we still carry the genetic patterns of eons of evolution. We are designed to reproduce in our teens or early twenties. By thirty, we have (according to this theory of evolution) fulfilled our mission, and have no need for excess HGH.
The decline of growth hormone is directly associated with many of the symptoms of aging: cardiovascular disease, increased body fat, osteoporosis, wrinkling, gray hair, decreased energy, reduced sexual function and interest, and other premature aging symptoms.
Some medical research has revealed that the aging Pituitary somatotroph cells can still secrete as much growth hormone as the young somatotroph cells if they are properly and adequately stimulated. As a result, some researchers have come up with several theories regarding aging resulting from HGH-related deficiency. Let’s take a look at a few of them:
HGH “Blockers” (called Somatostatin) increase with age
Some research scientists believe the problem of HGH deficiency lies with somatostatin (HGH “blockers”), the natural inhibitor (blocker) of HGH. As we age, somatostatin may act to block the pituitary’s release of HGH. When researchers eliminated somatostatin production in old rats, they found growth hormone secretion as great as those of young rats. This might indicate, theoretically, that the Pituitary Gland has a life-long ability to produce any healthy level of HGH we might desire.
HGH Stimulators Decrease with Age
A second theory concerning the reduction of HGH as we age is that the precursor hormone, growth hormone-releasing hormone (GH-RH), which stimulates HGH release by the Pituitary Gland, becomes less sensitive to signals from the Hypothalamus. Hence, insufficient GH-RH is released, resulting in a decrease of growth hormone secretions over time and age. See Sermorelin and the section on Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone.
A third theory concerning HGH decline or deficiency is this: not only does the growth hormone secreted and available to receptors in our cells decrease with aging, but that the cell receptors become more resistant and less responsive to the HGH. Under this theory, aging can be viewed as a disease of growth hormone resistance within our cell receptors, similar to the way in which diabetes is a disease of insulin resistance.
Regardless of the cause, loss of growth hormone is real, and the results are far from pretty. Therefore, many people have chosen HGH Replacement Therapy. Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits possible with injectable HGH:
Here are some of the many benefits you will experience with HGH:
- Blowtorch ugly, unhealthy fat. Growth hormone acts like “Pacman” on fat tissue
- Skyrocket your energy levels
- Reduce stress
- Strengthen your heart
- Improve your health and quality of life
- Experience deep, restorative sleep
- Improved self-confidence
- Stronger libido
- Develop laser-like mental focus
- Prevent or reduce the effects of illness
- Improve bone density. One study showed an increased bone mass of 2% per year
- Lower blood pressure
- Ramp up your metabolism
- Cause cold sweats and hot flashes to vanish…once and for all
- Return that youthful glow and suppleness to your skin. Growth hormone restores cellular fluid, which makes the skin thicker and causes wrinkles to become far less noticeable
- And more…much, much more…too numerous to list on one page
There is no other substance known to medical science that has such extensive and well-documented ability to deter and reverse the aging process as HGH. In reviewing the benefits of growth hormone therapy listed above, it was difficult to believe that HGH could have so many seemingly miraculous benefits. But the scientific evidence is there.
In fact, some studies have suggested HGH replacement therapy might possibly extend the human lifespan 10 to 20 years, as long as a health conscious lifestyle is included as a part of the doctor monitored HGH therapy program.
Obtain your HGH legally and safely
You may be tempted to “cut a few corners” and obtain HGH illegally, either by direct mail imports or from underground street dealers. Neither of these “shortcuts” requires a prescription.
Don’t try either one of these methods
We understand why you’re so eager to get going. HGH Replacement Therapy can work miracles…in an almost magic-like manner. From gaining muscle mass…watching your fat melt away…your skin regaining its youthful glow…your aches and joint pains vanishing…and to experience the exhilaration of feeling your libido come roaring back – It’s all true! HGH can accomplish all of these astonishing “trips-back-in-time”…and much more.
This is why it’s so important to obtain HGH legally
There are three reasons why you should never consider obtaining HGH illegally. First, quality. There have been countless examples of mail-order imports of HGH that have not lived up to what was promised. Typically, the first shipment is 100% pure. The blood tests of those receiving imported HGH show that their HGH levels are higher, thus prompting a re-order…often far larger than the first batch.
The problem? The second batch is water. That’s right…WATER! Now, the blood tests show zero increase in HGH. Worse, your credit card information is in the hands of those who have proven themselves to be dishonest. This may turn out to be a far larger problem than merely being ripped off by the placebo product.
Buying HGH from an underground street dealer at the gym is no better…and may be far worse. Do you really know what’s in the so-called HGH? And, if complications arise, you have no legal recourse. It’s not like you can pick up the phone and dial 911. Remember, you have broken the law, so now the law is not on your side.
In fact, there was one report of a victim stating that when he confronted the dealer who sold him a worthless HGH placebo, the dealer pulled out his cell phone, pretended to offer it to the victim, and mockingly asked: “Who you gonna call…Ghostbusters?” Enough said. Keep it legal.
The second reason for obtaining HGH legally is that federal laws consider Human Growth Hormone a controlled substance. This means that possession of HGH without a prescription could result in a substantial fine, probation, and even a possible jail sentence…not to mention a lifetime criminal record. All of these unfortunate consequences can put a large roadblock on your way to obtaining the benefits of growth hormone. Again, keep it legal. It’s just not worth the risk.
The third reason for not obtaining HGH illegally is simple. It is so easy to get your supply of HGH legally. Just contact us, and get started the right way.
So, the decision is entirely in your hands. If you are willing to risk your health by buying HGH illegally, with god-knows-what in the ingredients…if you are willing to risk throwing away your hard- earned money…if you are willing to risk fines, probation, prison, and a criminal record…then go ahead. Buy HGH illegally. Good luck. You’ll need it.
You are probably not look for just a short-term fix to the problems of aging…or an unsafe one. And that is exactly what buying HGH illegally can bring.
Fortunately, there is a second option: join our team. We have the training, experience, and professionalism to guide you on your path to the benefits of Injectable HGH. We do this safely, conveniently and legally.
Don’t risk your precious health…your hard-earned cash…and your good name and reputation. Stay off the dark path. Let HGH work its wonders in the right way.
Side Effects and Dangers of HGH Abuse
As with many beneficial pharmaceutical prescription drugs, there are some potential risks. Here is a list of possible side effects:
- Nerve and/or muscle damage and soreness at the injection site
- Elevated cholesterol levels
- Tingling sensations and a numb feeling of the skin
- Possibly speed up the growth of cancer cells and tumors. HGH works its’ miracles by causing faster cell division. This is important because smaller cells are far more efficient. As they divide, new, younger cells come into being. Out with the old, in with the new. The problem is that this could cause cancer cells to do the same thing
- Upset stomach
- Possible interaction with other drugs or medications that you are taking
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Excess water retention and bloating
- Irreversible enlargement of joint diameter, with possible joint pain
- Growth of the larynx, resulting in a low voice
- Rapid skin growth, resulting in coarser and thicker skin (reversible when HGH treatment stops)
- Acromegaly (too much growth hormone, causing the body tissues in adults to get larger over time). This is referred to as Gigantism if the excess secretion of growth hormone occurs in childhood.
Now, the good news
After reading this list, you no doubt have a few concerns and may feel a bit apprehensive. But here’s the good news: These potential side effects share a few things that will reassure you. First, they are exceedingly rare. Second, they are easy to avoid. Third, they are caused by continuing to take injectable HGH in large doses far longer than medically recommended. Fourth (and this is related to the previous cause), many people mistakenly never cycle their HGH treatments. In other words, they don’t take a break from HGH. Fifth, and most important, these horrendous side effects are most often seen among people who inject HGH without proper and professional medical supervision. Let’s take a look at each one of these problems – and their solutions.
First, these side effects are rare. If you are one of the rare few that experiences any side effects, your anti-aging physician will know exactly what steps to take. Second, they are easy to avoid. Why? Because before you begin your injectable HGH treatment, our staff will have the results of your physical examination, your detailed medical history, your current medications, diet and fitness level. This allows us to tailor-make a program for you – uniquely for you. Every past medical issue and every possible genetic condition you may have inherited will be considered before you begin HGH treatment.
We begin your treatment slowly, and only increase the dosage when we see the results from our monitoring and listen to your feedback.
Also, while you are receiving our HGH treatment, your HGH levels will constantly be monitored. This allows our physicians to adjust the dosage as required.
Also, we use only top-grade, FDA approved growth hormone. There is no risk of anything bought on the black market or “street” from entering your veins. Our staff will administer the doses professionally, so as to prevent any swelling or infection.
Third, you will be given specific, detailed instructions as to what to take, when to take it, and how much to take. This eliminates the risk of taking too large a dose for too long a period. In fact, we require each patient to stop the HGH treatments two days a week.
Fourth, by cycling your HGH treatments, your pituitary gland will continue to produce growth hormone naturally. It is important that your pituitary gland does not completely shut down. As mentioned above, by taking two days off from HGH treatment each week, your pituitary gland will continue to secrete growth hormone.
The fifth concern, side effects among folks who self-administer injectable HGH, is a complete and total non-issue. Why? Because of the level of expertise mentioned above. Before you begin HGH treatment, during your treatment regime, and after you have temporarily stopped the treatments, you will constantly be monitored. This is done by a combination of blood testing and interviews. You will repeatedly be advised of possible side effects, and it will be emphasized that if you are experiencing anything remotely resembling a potential complication, you must contact us immediately.
Earlier, it was mentioned that one of the possible side effects of HGH treatment was a rapid growth of cancer cells and tumors. This is even more important for those who have or have a family history of reproductive or prostate cancers. This is one of the many reasons why we will need a detailed medical history from you before we even consider HGH treatment. Then, and only then, will we discuss your treatment options.
To sum things up, there is nothing in our injectable HGH treatments left to chance. We will provide you with a detailed plan that has been proven safe and effective. Every possible problem is considered and dealt with if needed.
By working as a team, we will focus on one goal: delivering the incredible, regenerating benefits of injectable HGH…to you!
How and when to use HGH
The recommended dosage for Injectable Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Replacement Therapy is one International Unit (IU) daily, five days a week. Many of our clients choose Monday through Friday as the days to take their injection….and take the weekend off. However, these days are not set in stone. Depending on your personal circumstance, any two days during the week are acceptable for resting from their HGH treatments.
What is not negotiable is taking those two days off. The reason for this is simple. If HGH is taken daily, with no breaks, eventually you may run the risk of your body becoming acclimated to HGH. This could result in two adverse consequences. First, the HGH you are taking may become less effective. Our clients have seen the best results by cycling their treatment.
Second, even though our bodies produce far less HGH as we age, we still keep the ability to make our own, albeit in far fewer quantities. However, if we never give it a rest, our bodies may stop producing HGH entirely! We need all of the HGH we can get, by replacement therapy and our pituitary secretion. The take-away? Never, ever forget to take two days off each week…period.
As far as when to take your HGH injection, our clients have experienced the best result when taking their injection the first thing in the morning, immediately upon waking up. There is a logical reason for this.
Clinical studies have proven that our pituitary glands secrete the most HGH at night, while we are sleeping. If you were to inject your HGH treatment in the evening, you may interfere with your body’s ability to produce its HGH. So, all other things being equal, morning is the best time for most clients.
However, there is an exception to the rule. If your natural levels of HGH are extremely low, then it may not matter…or even be better to take your injection at night. Here’s why…
If your body is making tiny amounts of HGH, it won’t hurt you to take your injection at night. Not enough HGH is being secreted by the pituitary gland to make a difference. In fact, it may be more beneficial to take the injection in a way that is in tune with the circadian rhythm.
There is one more option: Distributed Distribution. This simply means dividing up the dose twice a day. Clients are instructed to take two smaller amounts of HGH, once in the morning and once in the evening. However, this is still somewhat experimental, and thus relatively rare.
The good news? You won’t have to decide. After carefully reviewing your physical condition, age, blood work and current HGH levels, your anti-aging physician will be able to give you precise, clear-cut instructions as to when to take your HGH dose. We leave nothing to chance, and there is nothing complicated about it.
How to obtain the Best Results using Injectable HGH:
To get the best results from an HGH replacement therapy program, incorporate a consistent health conscious lifestyle. For detailed recommendations on nutrition, hydration, rest, supplements and exercise, please check out https://www.hghprescription.com/category/diet-science-and-health and https://www.hghprescription.com/category/essential-vitamins-and-minerals
Hormone Replacement Therapy and HGH Optimization
Due to the exciting new breakthroughs in anti-aging, life extension, disease prevention and treatment, and science-fiction-like medical technology, our era may be remembered as the stage just before the next gigantic explosion in potential human life-spans: human genetic engineering, which holds the promise of extending life spans almost indefinitely.
Therefore, HGH Hormone Replacement Therapy is becoming increasingly popular for middle-aged people.
The key is to slow down the progression of the disease of aging. This can allow us to both experience dramatic improvements in the quality of our lives and act as a bridge to extend our lifespans long enough to enable us to partake in the miracle of human genetic engineering that is coming in the future.
Hormones: the vital but often overlooked piece of the aging puzzle
Along with the lifestyle changes we recommended earlier, balancing hormones is so important. Aging attacks and degrades our hormones. Restoring them to their youthful levels is critical to our anti-aging efforts.
Make sure your hormones are balanced. Have your hormone levels and blood work checked in order to know your “baseline values”. If you are older than 30, this is doubly important.
Research has shown that utilizing testosterone, DHEA, HGH, pregnenolone, estrogen, progestogen, melatonin and other hormones for those deficient and older than 30, can put the brakes on aging, and may increase lifespan.
Human Genetic Engineering: the Next Stage of Anti-Aging Medicine?
The Human Genome Project was a $3 billion sequencing project funded by the US government in 1990. Its goal was to identify, sequence and label each rung in the genetic spiral staircase in the entire human genome: the human genetic equation. With that project completed in 2000, many profound new discoveries have been made. It is now estimated that human genetic engineering and gene therapy will have their kinks worked out and become affordable and mainstream around the year 2035.
Human genetic engineering is going to change our lives so radically that it is almost impossible to predict the results. Even more fascinating, human genetic engineering will extend our lifespans long enough to reap the benefits of the next breakthrough, which keeps the cycle going. Biotechnology, bioscience, bioengineering and human genetic engineering could, in theory, result in near immortality.
This is not a fairy-tale, or a pipe-dream. The promises that these sciences make may be closer to becoming a reality than anyone can imagine. Start planning to take advantage of them by making lifestyle changes now!
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Expert References on Hormone Replacement Therapy
Today hundreds of hormone replacement experts and specialist offer a great amount resources and information.
Doctor Edmund Chein from 1994 to 1996 treated over 800 people with HGH replacement therapy. And the results were published in Doctor Ronald Klatz’s 1997 book “Grow Young With HGH”. These results demonstrated to scientists and the public, the safety and efficacy of HGH in improving a broad array of human health parameters in adults
Dr. Ronald Klatz, world renowned expert on anti-aging, founder and president of the (A4M) American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. “By replenishing your supply of growth hormone, you can recover your vigor, health, looks, and sexuality. For the first time in human history, we can intervene in the aging process, restore many aspects of youth, resist disease, substantially improve the quality of life, perhaps extend the life span itself. The ‘Fountain of Youth’ lies within the cells of each of us. All you need to do is release it.” .
Doctors Thierry Hertaghe and Vince Giampapa report that the latest European research indicates that Human Growth Hormone (HGH) can go beyond the current antioxidant based anti-aging remedies in slowing, preventing and reversing aging at the cellular level.
Grace Wong of Genentech has shown that as we age cell proteins suffer ever accumulating damage. This is, in large part, caused by the ever-increasing incidence of free radicals released during normal cellular activity. Wong says that HGH can actually activate a cellular defense force of protease inhibitors. So even if high levels of free radicals can’t be avoided, the protease inhibitors prevent the free radicals from triggering cell destructive protease. Thus, unlike antioxidants, HGH does not just reduce cellular damage, it can actively promote the healing and regeneration of cells! After six months of HGH treatment at Sahlgrenska Hospital in Sweden HGH deficient adults lost 20% of their body fat. Most of this fat loss occurred in abdominal fat, reduced by 30% compared with a 13% reduction in peripheral fat. (e.g. arm and leg) It is abdominal fat that is strongly correlated with increased incidence of heart attack., hypertension and diabetes
Thomas C. Welbourne of Louisiana State University College of Medicine in Shreveport conducted a study that showed that a surprisingly small dose of Glutamine (Major component of our “AgeForce™” formula) raised HGH levels more than four times the amount of patients on a placebo. Even more exciting, age did not diminish the responses.
Vladimir Dilman, PH.D. “Hormones are vital for repairing and regulating our bodily functions. As we age, though the body produces lower levels of hormones, which can result in disastrous effects, including the decline of self-repair and self-regulation. Hormone replacement therapy, a frequent component of any anti-aging treatment, helps to reset the body’s hormonal clock and thus can reverse of delay the effects of aging. If our hormones are being produced at youthful levels, in a very real sense the cells of our bodies are stimulated to be metabolically active and thus, the entire body stays young.”
Silvio Inzucchi of Yale University wrote in the January 15, 1997 issue of Hospital Practice, “Growth hormone deficiency is not formally recognized as a specific clinical syndrome, typified by decreased muscle mass, increased body fat (predominantly at intra-abdominal sites)
Dr. Robert Kerr (San Gabriel, California, treated over 8,000 athletes in the course of his practice, prescribing HGH. Kerr said his patients took HGH for only three to six weeks. In that time, bodybuilders claimed their results lasted up to 12 months. Some athletes claimed to have gained up to 40 pounds in six weeks while reducing their body fat.
Dr. Julian Whitaker of Newport Beach, California has been prescribing HGH to his elderly patients, as well as taking it himself. He states, “I have not seen anything that even comes close to the restorative power of HGH supplementation”. In Whitaker’s opinion, HGH is most effective in combating the effects of chronic diseases that involve muscle wasting: stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and AIDS, 1996 New England Journal of Medicine – Patients treated with HGH who had moderate-to-severe heart failure, increased the thickness of the left ventricular wall, enhanced the ability of the heart to contract and pump out blood, reduced the oxygen requirement of the heart, improved exercise capacity, clinical systems, and the patients quality of life.
David Clemmons, chief of Endocrinology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, believes that HGH is a promising treatment for emphysema and other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.
Dr. Ronald Klatz, Author “Grow Young with HGH” “GH (Growth Hormone) is the ultimate anti-aging therapy. It effects almost every cell in the body, rejuvenating the skin and bones, regenerating the heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys, bringing organ and tissue function back to youthful levels. It is an anti-disease medicine that revitalizes the immune system, lowers the risk factors for heart attack and stroke, improves oxygen uptake in emphysema patients, and prevents osteoporosis. It is under investigation for a host of different diseases from post-polio syndrome to AIDS. It is the most effective anti-obesity drug ever discovered, reviving up the metabolism to youthful levels, resculpting the body by selectively reducing the fat in the waist, abdomen, hips, and thighs, and at the same time increasing muscle mass. It may be the most powerful aphrodisiac ever discovered, reviving flagging sexual and potency in older men. It is cosmetic surgery in a bottle, smoothing out facial wrinkles; restoring the elasticity, thickness, and contours of youthful skin; reversing the loss of extracellular water that makes old people look like dried-up prunes. It has healing powers that close ulcerated wounds and regrow burned skin. It is the secret ingredient in the age-defying bodies of weight-lifters and it enhances exercise performance, allowing you to do higher-intensity workouts of longer duration. It reverses the insomnia of later life, restoring the “slow wave” or deepest level of sleep. And it is a mood elevator, lifting the spirits along with the body, bringing back a zest for life many people thought was lost forever. The latest research shows that it holds promise for that most intractable and terrifying disease of aging – Alzheimer’s.”
Patrick Cadigan, M.D., Medical College of Florida. “Today a greater sense of well-being and self-confidence is closer than you think.”
Daniel Rudman, M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin. “The effects of six months of growth hormone on lean body mass and adipose-tissue mass were equivalent in magnitude to the changes incurred during 10 to 20 years of aging.”
Dr. Eve Van Cauter, GH researcher, University of Chicago Medical Center. “All of these ideas about treating people with growth hormone have been directed towards people sixty-five and older. If you look at the data, people have so-called ‘elderly’ levels by age forty. Perhaps we should be giving GH replacement therapy earlier rather than attempting to treat tissues that have seen little or no growth hormone for decades.”
Dr. Lawrence Dornan, member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging “It stops the aging process in the body and reverses many of the problems that are caused by aging, such as wrinkling skin, increased body fat, decreased muscle mass, increased cholesterol, decreased stamina and energy, decreased mental function, impaired neurological functions such as Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. IGF-1 or growth hormone is truly an amazing substance which is both safe and effective with no known side effects unless it’s used in an overdose manner.”
Dr. George Merriam, the University of Washington in Seattle-National Institute of Aging studies on growth hormone ” There is no evidence suggesting that this [growth hormone] replacement therapy causes any unfavorable long term side effects… a complete absence of side effects.”
Dr. Jorgensen and Dr. Christian of Copenhagen, Denmark, in European Journal of Endocrinology, 1994 “Replacement therapy with Growth Hormone has shown a beneficial and normalizing effect on parameters such as cardiac and renal function, thyroid hormone metabolism, bone metabolism, sweat secretion, total and regional fuel metabolism and psychological well-being.
Stop the Chronic Inflammation epidemic dead in it’s tracks!
Keep reading and learn what you can do to avoid the damaging effects of this health-robber
Inflammation. As more medical research indicates, chronic inflammation seems to play a role in almost all disease and illness. In fact, many insist that it plays the starring role in diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disease, heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease…the list goes on and on.
But inflammation is a two-edged sword
Before we go any further, let’s take a look at the definition of inflammation: the word itself is derived from the Latin word “inflammo” which means “I set alight, I ignite”. Inflammation is the body’s first line of defense against injury.
For example, when you are cut your immune system responds by using inflammation to send white blood cells racing to the wound. They then release antibodies and destroy any harmful invaders. This is why the area around the wound becomes warm, swollen and reddish colored. This kind of inflammation is called acute inflammation, also known as local inflammation.
This type of inflammation has three characteristics: it comes on quick, stays in the injured area and usually gets the job done.
Think about it. Without the protection of inflammation, you would not be able to withstand the slightest insult to your body. Inflammation plays a vital, life-saving role in your immune system’s constant battle to keep you healthy.
So what’s the problem?
Good question. With local inflammation (the kind described above) there is no problem However, there is another type of inflammation: chronic inflammation, also known as systemic inflammation. This occurs when the inflammation response goes totally overboard when dealing with a small problem like a minor cut or burn.
This is similar to using a sledgehammer to swat a fly. Once the invader is defeated, the inflammation has done its job and should retreat to await the next challenge. This is what happens in a healthy body.
However, in the case of chronic inflammation the chemicals used by the immune system continue to swarm in a feeding-frenzy. They may commit treason and attack your body. This unfortunate turn of events is called autoimmune disease.
But autoimmune disease is far from the only consequence of chronic inflammation. Nearly every affliction, insignificant and serious, is a result of inflammation. Therefore, inflammation is something you need to be aware of and control.
What you need to do to combat this menace
Surprisingly, defeating the monster of inflammation is not overly difficult or complicated. The first thing you can do to prevent inflammation is to maintain good dental hygiene. Gum disease can result in an excess of gum bacteria, which can then migrate into your heart’s vessels and travel directly into the heart itself. Once there, inflammation can cause a heart attack.
In ancient Yoga theory, the digestive system was considered “a second brain” and was treated as such. The importance of “the gut” cannot be overstated, and most inflammation usually originates there. The intestines contain a protein called zonulin which controls the crevices and openings in the intestinal lining. Zonulin monitors the entrance of nutrients into your intestines.
When levels of zonulin rise abnormally, they go into overdrive and allow these crevices to open haphazardly and allow tiny bits of food to enter directly into your bloodstream. The result? This undigested food is seen as an invader ready to cause damage.
As mentioned earlier, this causes…you guessed it…inflammation. This IS NOT the area that you want chronic inflammation to run wild. This creates a perfect environment for diseases such as Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease and celiac disease. These are all due to a “leaky gut syndrome” and inflammation.
To help prevent this from happening to you, watch what you put into your system. Processed, chemically-loaded foods, fast-foods and excess alcohol are all things to minimize or avoid altogether. By changing any bad eating habits you may have, your levels of c-reactive protein will drop off in a remarkably short period. This is a beneficial development, since c-reactive protein is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation. The lower its levels, the better.
Don’t forget to keep your blood sugar levels from spiking. This means keeping your consumption of high glycemic foods to a minimum and consider adding blood-sugar controlling spices like cinnamon, garlic and oregano to the mix.
Omega-6 fatty acids (found in many vegetable oils and non-organic, grain-fed poultry and cattle) and excess red meat intake are both known to increase inflammation. Stay aware of that fact.
Stress, both physical and mental also contributes to digestive issues. A certain amount of stress is inevitable, but excess stress is debilitating. To combat this problem, consider beginning a regular exercise routine and make getting a good night’s sleep a top priority. Also, consider meditation. Stress is, of course, impossible to completely erase, and that’s a good thing. Controlled stress can be beneficial. But problems arise when stress levels are off-the-charts.
Hormonal imbalances are yet another area that can affect the level of healthy bacteria in the gut.
Most people are familiar with probiotics and may try to keep their levels of “good” bacteria high by eating certain foods and taking probiotic supplements. Fewer people are aware of prebiotics. That’s regrettable since prebiotics can play a huge role in digestive health.
The differences between probiotics and prebiotics
Both of these substances are needed, and there are differences between the two. Probiotics are live bacteria found in certain foods and probiotic supplements. The problem with them is this: They are extremely fragile; the heat and acids in our body may destroy them before they can get to work. Additionally, some people may not like the taste of foods that deliver probiotics (yogurt, sauerkraut and other dairy products and may not be taking probiotic supplements.
In contrast, prebiotics is particular plant fibers that deliver beneficial nutrients directly to the right bacteria in the colon and large intestine. Prebiotics are far more durable than probiotics and thus are able to withstand the heat and acids that destroy probiotics.
Another difference between the two: there are countless types of bacteria in our gut, and probiotics must battle them to deliver its benefits. By contrast, prebiotics has the ability to immediately home in on the beneficial bacteria that is already present and deliver nourishment to these friendly bacteria.
Still another difference between the two types of bacteria is this: probiotics are beneficial to people with digestive disorders. But probiotics have not yet been conclusively proven to render health benefits to people in good health. Prebiotics have been medically proven to provide benefits to everyone, healthy or not.
Foods that are rich in prebiotics include onions (both cooked and raw), asparagus, raw wheat bran, and prepackaged raw banana.
Good food sources of probiotics are cheeses, yogurt, sour cream, kefir (a fermented milk drink), lentils, green peas, chickpeas/hummus, lima beans and kidney beans.
Often, high levels of inflammation can be directly traced to poor eating habits. Here is a list of foods that help you prevent inflammatory problems before they begin:
Leafy, green vegetables
The importance of supplements
Regardless of how meticulous you are in your eating habits, it is tough to consistently obtain the healthy level of both probiotics and prebiotics needed to keep the lid on inflammation. In addition to probiotic and prebiotic supplementation, also consider taking the following:
Fish oil. This powerhouse nutrient can deliver a wide variety of benefits: ease joint aches and pains, fight depression and exhibit a strong anti-inflammatory effect on the heart; strong enough that the vast majority of cardiologists agree that fish oil is an effective supplement.
Curcumin. This miraculous substance can simultaneously attack several inflammatory areas, including the joints that are pain-wracked from arthritis. Studies have shown that curcumin has been demonstrated to inhibit the molecule NF-kB. Why is this important? Because this molecule is the “switch” that turns on the inflammation gene once it crawls directly into the nuclei of your cells. This knocks out inflammation at the cellular level before it can escape and wreak serious havoc.
Resveratrol. Another hard-working supplement that protects you in many ways, including suppressing inflammation. Resveratrol can assist the T-cells that control your immune system. When these cells fatigue and fail to maintain constant vigilance, inflammation can run wild. As an added benefit, resveratrol works synergistically with curcumin…a dynamic “tag-team”!
Vitamins C and E, along with Boswellia, CoQ10, Bioflavonoids, Licorice and Milk Thistle are all proven anti-inflammatory agents that should not be overlooked.
Don’t forget the value of water
Dehydration affects every single aspect of your body in an unhealthy way. And that includes inflammation. When you are suffering from inflammation, not drinking enough water makes a bad situation worse…far worse.
Dehydration can lead to weight-gain, which can lead to diabetes, which can lead to more inflammation. Stop this vicious circle before it gets going. Don’t forget to stay hydrated.
Remember, inflammation is there for a reason, and in correct amounts it is a life-saver. But when it runs amok, the door is wide open for a parade of health problems that you don’t need. Make these ideas you have just learned a part of your healthy routine.
The Surprising Link Between Diabetes and Growth Hormone
Diabetes. Like an ugly, insidious monster it is continually expanding, snagging more and more victims into its horrifying grip…with devastating consequences. Blindness…amputations…nerve damage…weakened immune system…depression…poor circulation…dry, wrinkled skin…kidney problems…the list goes on and on, like a macabre parade.
And low growth hormone levels are a huge piece of the puzzle
Diabetes is without a doubt a serious affliction. And it is also a tragic condition since it usually preventable and reversible. By making a few lifestyle changes and discovering the miraculous benefits of Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy, diabetes can be stopped dead in its tracks!
What is diabetes?
Before we go any further, we need to define what diabetes is. After you eat and drink, your body breaks down the sugars in your blood and converts it into glucose, which is a simple sugar that provides you energy. For this to happen your pancreas gland manufactures a hormone called insulin.
In the case of diabetes, the pancreas either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the insulin that it does produce can’t be used efficiently. The result is blood glucose levels skyrocket while other of your body’s cells are starving for energy. This is the cause of the complications that come with diabetes.
There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 is an immune system dysfunction and is often the result of genetics. Type 1 usually starts in adolescence or early adulthood.
Genetics can also play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes, but lifestyle is often the culprit. Type 2 diabetes tends to occur after age 40 except for overweight children. Type 2 accounts for 90-95% of all diabetes cases in the United States and is the leading cause of death for this illness.
Treatment costs for type 2 diabetes exceed $1 billion annually.
Diabetes-related health problems
As mentioned earlier, diabetes can result in adverse and severe health consequences. Here are some of the more common ones:
- Damage to both large and small blood vessels. This can result in a wide array of problems: cardiovascular disease, stroke, and damage to organs and extremities.
- Eye disease. There are four eye problems that are often accompany diabetes. Retinopathy is damage to vision as a result of injury to the blood vessels in the retina. Macular oedema occurs when the macula (part of the retina) swells as a result of damaged blood vessels. This causes blurry vision. Cataracts and Glaucoma are two other serious eye conditions that are at increased risk of developing as a result of diabetes.
- Neuropathy (nerve damage). This is often caused by high glucose levels. This can damage the feeling and movement nerves of the arms, hands, legs, feet and the nerves of the body organs
- Dry skin. Again, the recurring diabetic theme of damage to the small blood vessels and nerves impede blood flow to the skin, This often result in a dry, weathered and wrinkled skin.
- Dental problems. Diabetes increases the risk of inflammation to the gums and tooth decay as a direct result of…you guessed it…damage to the blood vessels and nerves that feed the gums and teeth.
- Depression, weakened immune system, thyroid malfunctioning, kidney problems and other health concerns occur far more frequently in diabetics as the disease progresses unchecked. The reasons are the same as mentioned above: damage to nerves and blood vessels.
More bad news: diabetes is increasing at a blistering pace
According to some estimates, diabetes cases have increased by an incredible 700 percent in the last 50 years. In fact, approximately 1 in 4 Americans either have diabetes or pre-diabetes (diminished fasting glucose). The diabetes juggernaut continues to steamroll forward, seemingly unstoppable.
But don’t despair. This malevolent behemoth can be stopped and reversed
Hopefully, the case has been made for just how debilitating and deadly the complications arising from diabetes can be. Now it’s time to let you know that growth hormone replacement therapy is a powerful battering ram that you can add to your arsenal to defeat this beast! Here’s how and why:
Both diabetics and obese people have low growth hormone (GH) levels. When their levels of growth hormone are restored to normal, there is
enough GH to act on two enzymes: lipoprotein lipase (LPL) and hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL). Lipoprotein controls lipolysis (the breakdown
of triglycerides into free fatty acids) and lipogenesis (The accumulation of fat). Hormone sensitive lipase also breaks down stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol.
Why is this important? Simple. Growth hormone suppresses LPL. LPL breaks down triglycerides and results in the release of free fatty acids (FFA), which are absorbed by fat cells, thus causing weight gain.
Also, growth hormone causes the body to use FFA’s like an energy source. This reduces the use of sugars (glucose) and proteins for energy. Even better, growth hormone attacks fat exactly where it needs to: around the midsection.
With FFA’s being used for energy, the total count of FFA’s circulating in the body is dramatically slashed. Free fatty acids are actually bad actors that play a huge role in weight gain. They lower the release of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, and FFA’s are found in greater numbers in obese people.
Growth hormone also lends a helping hand to the work of hormone-sensitive lipase. As mentioned earlier, HSL breaks down both triglycerides and glycerol. As with LPL, this frees FFA’s to be used as energy sources by the body, rather than accumulate as fat cells.
The glycerol part of the triglyceride must be removed to allow the FFA’s to escape from the fat cell. Growth hormone accomplishes this mission.
By now it should be evident that growth hormone has a direct link in the battle against diabetes. Sadly, the potential of GH is often overlooked.
There are also other actions you can take to stop and reverse diabetes
- Regularly monitor your blood glucose levels and keep them in target range
- Don’t smoke. Smoking can drastically increase the potential for serious complications by speeding up your heart rate, raising your blood pressure and narrowing your blood vessels. Don’t make the destructive job of diabetes one bit easier
- Moderate alcohol use
- Regular exercise. Resistance, cardio, flexibility and balance work are all helpful. Look to develop a well-rounded routine
- Eat smart. Nothing dramatic here. For the most part, you can feel free to follow a healthy nutrition plan like anyone else. Fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats, adequate hydration and minimizing the super “no-no’s” will work for you as well as anyone without diabetes
- Get adequate sleep. Deep, restorative sleep is a vital component of any health program that is all-too-often neglected. Diabetics often have sleep difficulties and the body’s reaction to a lack of sleep mimics insulin resistance. Make getting a good night’s sleep a top priority.
Consider nutritional supplements
Once you have the basics covered, consider adding dietary supplements to the mix. Here are a few supplements that may be helpful:
- Chromium. This important mineral boosts the action of insulin and moves glucose into the cells
- Coenzyme Q 10. This powerhouse is one of the best sources of heart protection available.
- Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
- Vitamin C. C lowers sorbitol levels. Sorbitol is the sugar that accumulates in the cells in the eyes and kidneys, with devastating consequences.
- Vitamin D. D kickstarts the genes that ramp up production of cathelicidins, which attack bacteria, viruses and a host of other germs.
- Vitamin E. This all-star nutrient plays a key role in glucose control and protects nerves and blood vessels from diabetes-induced damage. Just remember to take the right type of vitamin E: if it has dl before the type, just remember “don’t like”. DL =synthetic vitamin E, which is at best useless.
- B-Complex vitamins. These support nerve health, which is critical for everyone, especially diabetics.
- Magnesium. Studies have shown that magnesium can lower insulin resistance, which keeps blood sugar levels under control.
- Vanadyl Sulfate. This substance imitates insulin and therefore helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.
- Resveratrol. Another nutrient that has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood glucose
These are in addition to a good multivitamin
You’re NOT helpless
There’s no debating the fact that a diagnosis of diabetes is depressing, and can easily lead to despair and hopelessness. But you are not helpless in this battle. Consider adding growth hormone replacement therapy to your anti-diabetes arsenal.
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The key role your adrenal glands play in answering that question
When most people think about their adrenal glands, the first thing that pops into their mind is the word adrenaline, the “fight-or-flight” hormone that puts us into survival mode in times of danger.
But there is a lot more to the adrenal glands than fulfilling that vital function
As with most of the body’s functions, balance is required to maintain health. And the adrenal glands are no different. They perform their job with pinpoint, precise accuracy and provide us with the hormones we need when we need them, and in the exact amounts we need for the circumstance.
To understand how important our adrenal glands are, we will begin by taking a detailed look at the anatomy of the glands, where they are located, the hormones they secrete, and what could go wrong with the adrenal glands functioning.
Where are the adrenal glands located?
Despite the fact that the adrenal glands are a part of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis (better known as the HPA axis), they are not bundled tightly to the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. In fact, they are not even located in the brain. They reside just above your kidneys, with one gland sitting on top of one kidney. Obviously, they have a powerful impact on your kidney function.
Most glands and organs that come in pairs are symmetrical. But the adrenals are not. The left adrenal gland is shaped almost like a half-moon, while the right gland is triangular shaped. They are large compared to most glands, measuring approximately 2.5 inches in length, 3 inches in length and 1 inch in width.
What are the different parts of the adrenal glands?
There are three distinct sections of the adrenal glands:
The capsule. Similar to the outer layers of the body (fat and skin), the capsule provides protection to each adrenal gland.
The cortex. This is the outer part of the adrenal gland and comprises its largest part (approximately 80%). The cortex is divided into three zones: zona glomerulosa, zona fasciculata, and zona reticularis. The cortex is responsible for producing hormones that are essential for life by regulating our blood pressure, controlling our metabolism and enabling us to respond to stress
The medulla. This is the inner part of the adrenal gland, located in the middle and surrounded by the cortex. It is approximately 20% of the gland.
What are the functions of these three parts?
The role of the capsule is to provide protection to the glands. That’s it. Important role but not too much to elaborate about.
As mentioned, the cortex consists of three separate zones that have three distinct roles. The zona recticularis is the deepest layer of the gland. It’s role is to manufacture hormones such as Dehydroepiandrosterone/dehydroepiandrostenedione (DHEA) also known as androstenolone.
The end product can be converted into testosterone, although in men the adrenals play a secondary role in testosterone production to the testes. For women, the adrenals are the main provider of that male hormone.
The zona fasciculate is located in the middle of the adrenal gland and is in charge of secreting cortisol and its similar compounds. These hormones are critically important since they are responsible for a number of life-sustaining functions. Cortisol will be discussed in detail later, as it is a many-faceted hormone.
The zona glomerulosa is the part of the cortex responsible for producing mineralocorticiods and excreting fluids and minerals.
The medulla is not as large as the cortex, but it is every bit as important: it manages our response to stress. The medulla secretes three separate catecholamines: epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine and dopamine. The definition of catecholamines is any of a group of chemically related neurotransmitters, as epinephrine and dopamine, which have similar effects on the sympathetic nervous system.
As a result of stress, our brain signals the adrenal glands to react quickly by releasing stress hormones, especially cortisol. These hormones prepare us for battle and danger by withdrawing blood from the skin to the brain and internal organs, make us more alert and slow down our digestive system.
Also, adrenaline causes our blood sugar levels to spike by converting glycogen to glucose in the liver. Norepinephrine teams up with epinephrine in reacting to stress. It causes the narrowing of blood vessels, a condition known as vasoconstriction. This can cause high blood pressure.
So far the point has been made that there are goods reasons why most people think of adrenaline (fight-or-flight) and cortisol (stress) when considering the adrenal glands. But these glands do more – much, much more to keep us alive and healthy.
Here’s a look at the many of the body’s internal functions that are controlled by the adrenal glands:
Circadian Rhythm. The adrenal glands release their hormones in cycles known as the circadian rhythm. This is a 24-hour cycle with the highest levels secreted in the morning and the fewest levels released in the evening. This is a delicate cycle and if it is disrupted many important bodily functions are knocked out of whack such as the immune system and energy production.
Fighting fatigue by producing sufficient amounts of energy. This condition relates directly to the circadian rhythm cycle. If this rhythm is not performing precisely, constant fatigue, difficulty getting up in the morning and mid-afternoon energy crashes are common outcomes. Cortisol is responsible for converting the nutrients we consume (proteins, fats, and carbohydrates) into energy. When the level of cortisol is balanced our bodies process these nutrients efficiently, resulting in a continual cycle of high energy.
Keeping our muscles and joints functioning at a high level. The adrenal hormones and the cycles they regulate play a huge and crucial role in tissue healing. When the glands are under-performing, the lack of tissue repair leads to much larger problems such as muscle and joint pain which at times can become chronic. This imbalance can also result in weakness in the hip and shoulder girdle muscles.
Strengthening our bones and preventing osteoporosis. The adrenal hormones also play a role in building and strengthening our bones. This is tied into our ability to obtain deep, relaxing, and restorative sleep. If our stress levels are high, so is our cortisol levels. This can interfere with our bone’s ability to obtain the calcium they need. Worse, excess cortisol can weaken the bones by leaching calcium from them, causing a loss of minerals.
Boosting our immune system. Again, the culprit is high cortisol levels usually as a result of high-stress levels. This reduces secretory IgA (SigA) which is known as the mucous membrane surface antibody. This vital substance helps our immune system battle a wide array of problems by blocking bacteria, viruses, plasmids and toxins. When Sig A is not doing its job, we are more prone to afflictions such as sinus infections, bronchitis, sore throat, stomach and duodenal ulcers, gallbladder inflammation, colitis, vaginal, kidney and bladder infections and reflux esophagitis.
Low cortisol levels can also wreak havoc on our immune system. The body is in a finely-tuned balance in so many ways, even cortisol levels. Too low levels of cortisol can cause our immune system to become overly aggressive and attack both invaders and beneficial environmental agents in the body.
Allowing us to enjoy the deep, restorative sleep that is so important to our overall health. Here again, our cortisol levels enter into the picture. If stress is raging out of control, our cortisol levels will also be high. In this state rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is difficult to attain. REM sleep is the deep, restorative sleep that is so needed to keep our energy levels high the following day. If REM sleep is elusive, the result is fatigue, crankiness, weight-gain and even depression.
Giving our skin the ability to regenerate. Nighttime gives our skin the opportunity to renew. Again, the same simple formula: elevated cortisol = lower skin rejuvenation. The cause is (pardon the pun) more than skin deep. It relates to our levels of zinc and copper. Low zinc and high copper levels are often seen in people with skin problems. The connection is this: excess copper ramps up the transition of dopamine to norepinephrine and adrenalin which leads to excess cortisol. If that weren’t bad enough, low dopamine levels increase the risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Keeping our thyroid levels correct. The proper functioning of the thyroid gland is critical to our health in many ways, especially preventing weight-gain and boosting our energy levels. The thyroid is at times referred to as the body’s thermometer, and another analogy is the cleaner in your furnace. If it is under-performing, the condition is called hypothyroidism. The symptoms are increased sensitivity to cold, weight-gain and chronic fatigue. These conditions are directly related to adrenal hormonal imbalances, especially high cortisol levels.
Preventing loss of libido. As previously mentioned, stress causes cortisol levels to skyrocket. To provide all the additional cortisol needed as a result of this stress the body in its inherent wisdom economizes on producing sex hormones to produce more cortisol. In particular, the sex hormone progesterone is practically “cannibalized” as the body’s production shift to cortisol. Progesterone plays a key role in converting testosterone into dihydrotesterone (DHT). The result? Low testosterone levels, elevated DHT levels, balding, prostate expansion, headaches, and low libido.
The myth of cortisol release and long workouts
Here’s another example of why the complex balance of cortisol levels is so important and misunderstood. Bodybuilders have been preached to, seemingly forever, about the dangers of long workouts. The consensus seems to be that one-hour is about it. Anything beyond that will send your body into a “catabolic” state. Catabolic refers to a process of breaking down muscle, while anabolic is building muscle.
The culprit, we were told, was cortisol. Extended sessions in the gym would over-stress our bodies, and our overworked adrenals would open the floodgates of cortisol. In theory, this makes sense.
However, as has been discussed, cortisol is not a simple hormone to understand. It does not respond precisely to an artificially imposed time limit. A brief, intense 15-minute session of high-intensity interval training can cause an increase in cortisol.
In fact, studies have shown that short, intense sessions produce the most muscle growth AND the most cortisol. Our muscles need stress to grow. Therefore, workouts lasting longer than 1-hour will not automatically shrink muscles and decrease strength.
The take-away is this: our hormones work together as a team. And cortisol is a vital player on that team. Too much cortisol may not always be bad. Conversely, too little cortisol may not always be good. To repeat, it is vital to keep our cortisol levels in proper balance.
What could go wrong with my adrenal glands?
There is no one single cause for adrenal gland problems. Trouble could arise from within the gland itself or from another gland. Remember, the endocrine system is a series of intricate relationships and one gland can at times affect another.
Here are a few common disorders of the adrenal glands:
Addison’s disease. This is an auto-immune disease when the body’s immune system goes haywire and attacks the adrenal glands. The result is that the adrenal cortex doesn’t produce sufficient amounts of cortisol and aldosterone. This can occur at any time to anyone regardless of age.
Adrenal cancer. Fortunately, this is a very rare affliction. There is some uncertainty as to the cause of adrenal cancer. What is known is that many of the same reasons that cause cancer in general also apply to adrenal cancer: age, family history and smoking.
Cushing’s syndrome. This is also a rare condition that is the opposite of Addison’s disease. Instead of producing too little cortisol, Cushing’s disease results in the adrenal’s producing too much cortisol. The are several different causes of this disorder which will be covered in detail below.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia. This is a genetic condition characterized by low levels of cortisol. As a result many who suffer from this affliction to have other hormone problems such as low levels of aldosterone (which maintains a balance between salt and water.
Other causes can be tuberculosis, bleeding directly into the adrenals and other infections of the glands.
The causes, testing and treatment for Cushing’s Syndrome
Cushing’s Syndrome is naned after a physician, Dr. Harvey Cushing. In 1932, Dr. Cushing observed eight patients with the following symptoms: obesity, emotional instability, menstrual irregularities, Excessive hair growth, hypertension, osteoporosis, glucose intolerance and kidney stones. These are the symptoms that characterize Cushing’s syndrome.
The cause is an excess manufacture of cortisol by the adrenal glands. As mentioned earlier, cortisol is powerful – extremely powerful and operates in a finely-tuned, delicate balance. Too much cortisol = problems with many different cells throughout the body.
Like other problems with the adrenal glands, Cushing’s Syndrome is most uncommon (10 people in one million).
The pituitary gland controls the production of cortisol in the adrenals. Therefore problems in the pituitary like a tumor can spill over into the adrenals. Or the adrenals themselves could develop a tumor. When the pituitary secretes an excessive amount of adreno corticotropic hormone (ACTH), this can result in the adrenal gland’s pumping out high levels of cortisol.
This kind of Cushing’s Syndrome is called Cushing’s Disease and is diagnosed by measuring hormone production. When this disease is present serum cortisol levels will be raised, and serum ACTH will also be excessive.
When a tumor develops in the adrenals, they react like any other gland in the endocrine system: pushing out excessive amounts of the hormone produced by the gland. Obviously, if the adrenal tumor is made up of cortisol-producing cells, the result is excess cortisol manufacturing.
At this point, the pituitary’s “radar” will sense the abnormally high cortisol levels and cease producing ACTH to try to slow this process back to normal. Measuring these levels of ACTH is the blueprint physicians use to determine this condition.
On very rare occasions excess ACTH originates somewhere other than the pituitary. This is serious, since lung cancer can produce ACTH.
To sum up, here is the breakdown of the causes of Cushing’s Syndrome:
ACTH Dependent (80%)
Pituitary tumors (60%)
Lung Cancer (5%)
ACTH Independent (20%)
Benign adrenal tumors (adenoma) (25%)
Malignant adrenal tumors (adrenal cell carcinoma) (10%)
The testing for Cushing’s Syndrome begins with measuring the level of cortisol secreted in a 24-hour period. The test is repeated at least once. A 24-hour free cortisol level greater than 100 micrograms is indicative of Cushing’s Syndrome.
The treatment of Cushing’s Syndrome naturally depends on the cause. If the cause is a pituitary tumor, the tumor is removed either surgically or with radiation therapy. If the cause resides in a single adrenal gland, this is surgically removed. If the tumor is cancerous, a larger, more complex operation follows. If a single adrenal gland tumor is small and easy to see, it is removed by a laparoscopic adrenalectomy (surgical removal of the adrenal gland).
The importance of the adrenal glands should by now be obvious. The levels of cortisol must be kept in a delicate balance; not too much or too little. So what can you do to keep your adrenal glands working in good order?
The causes of cortisol imbalance and the solutions
Skipping meals, especially breakfast. Cortisol levels rise after fasting for approximately 5 hours. The longer we delay refueling, the more cortisol levels keep rising. In fact, if they zoom way too far past the normal range they may stay elevated all day.
Not getting adequate rejuvenating sleep. The circadian rhythm cycle is there for a reason. If it is in sync, the body will release hormones on schedule. If not, hormone secretion is disrupted with consequences that can be most unpleasant. Make getting adequate amounts of sleep a top priority.
Chronic poor posture with the chin protruding. Poor posture often is overlooked when considering cortisol. But a caveman posture with the shoulders and hips flexed can mimic the “flight-or-fight” posture that causes a huge release of cortisol and catecholamines. If that weren’t bad enough, the “chin forward” posture impedes signals from the spinal cord, causing them to stop in the middle of the brain. This slows our thoughts and reflexes. Also, poor posture prevents protein from adequately stimulating the brain which will cause the brain cells to eventually shrink. “Use-it-or-lose-it” is as important to the brain as it is to the body. Remember mom’s advice: stand up straight!
Pain – both physical and mental. Cortisol can protect us from pain. But if left unchecked it can spiral out of control and do far more harm than good. Insomnia, weight-gain, muscle weakness, fatigue, and infections are signs of adrenal burnout. Don’t ignore chronic, intense pain. Deal with it.
Constant stress that is not dealt with properly. Excess, chronic stress can be deadly if not dealt with properly. Cortisol’s main purpose is to help you deal with extreme stress. It pours out in massive doses during the “fight-or-flight” response, as well as starvation and other seriously stressful situation. Why does the body release this much cortisol? The answer goes back to our far-flung caveman ancestors. They often needed to swing into action immediately to get lunch or avoid being lunch. Naturally, this resulted in a floodgate of cortisol release. However, those situations were usually over quickly. Our bodies are not designed to deal with the continual cortisol bombardment caused by traffic jams, office politics, demanding spouses, etc. This is why we need to keep our cortisol levels under control. Meditation, exercise, socializing, hobbies – there are many ways to combat and control stress. Make sure you find the right path for you.
High cortisol now = low cortisol later
This seeming paradox has a logical explanation. Constant stress and “burning the candle at both ends” robs the body of another vital hormone: pregnenolone, the so-called “mother of all hormones”. Here’s why. When the adrenal glands are forced to continually pump out large amounts of cortisol, the body is forced to go after the supply of pregnenolone to make more cortisol. This stops pregnenolone from making other healthy hormones such as DHEA, estrogen, and testosterone.
Eventually, this vicious cycle takes its toll, resulting in burn-out and low cortisol levels. As mentioned repeatedly, low cortisol is as problematic as excess cortisol.
The good news
It is not incredibly difficult to maintain normal levels of cortisol. The solutions to the problem are mentioned in the above section that lists the problems of cortisol imbalance.
The cortisol imbalance plays a crucial role in slowing down and even at times halting the aging process. High or low levels of cortisol are guaranteed to ravage the body both internally and externally. If you are concerned about the debilitating the effects of aging, follow the simple, common sense solutions listed above…and turn back the hands of time!