Growth Hormone Plays a Role in Controlling Blood Sugar
Video Link: https://vimeo.com/449824852
Video Download: Growth Hormone Plays A Role In Controlling Blood Sugar
Video Stream: Growth Hormone Plays A Role In Controlling Blood Sugar
Human Growth Hormone (HGH, GH, Somatotropin) performs a broad range of critical functions in the body: the growth of muscles, bones, and crucial organs. Additionally, growth hormone is the key to regulating several hormonal pathways.
Growth hormone also keeps our metabolisms running at a high pace, which helps to burn fat and boost our energy levels. When we add up all of the vital roles growth hormone plays in maintaining our good health, it is easy to see its importance in battling the aging process.
The role of growth hormone is vast, to put it mildly.
And recent research has discovered another growth hormone benefit
Growth hormone plays a role in controlling blood sugar. Glucose is a simple sugar and maintaining glucose balance is essential in preventing and treating the diseases that result from either hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).
Glucagon and insulin are the two most significant regulators of blood sugar levels in the body. Growth hormone levels have been shown to influence the action of insulin-like-growth-factor 1 (IGF-1). Glucagon is a protein hormone that causes an increase in the sugar content of the blood by increasing the rate of glycogen breakdown in the liver.
Glycogen is defined as the main form of carbohydrate storage in animals and occurs primarily in the liver and muscle tissue. It converts to glucose as required by the body for energy.
Growth hormone mimics the effect of glucagon by counteracting insulin and lowering glucose levels in the body.
Growth Hormone Homeostasis
The vital takeaway is this: growth hormone levels in the body must be in homeostasis. Homeostasis is defined as a state of equilibrium, as in an organism or cell, maintained by a self-regulating process. In other words, growth hormone levels must be in balance. Too little can cause problems and so can too much.
In the past, studies have concluded that people who produce too much growth hormone may be at risk for developing diabetes. To further investigate this conclusion, a recent study looked in-depth at the two pathways that growth hormone affects glucose homeostasis: direct and indirect. Let’s take a look at what the research has concluded about each pathway.
In the direct pathway, growth hormone acts similar to glucagon by starting a process called gluconeogenesis, which is the formation of glucose, especially by the liver, from non-carbohydrate sources, such as amino acids, and the glycerol portion of fats.
Researchers have concluded that people with high growth hormone levels have genes that exert a strong effect on gluconeogenesis. In fat tissue, growth hormone increases fatty acid synthesis, which may lead to insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance is a severe medical condition that lowers the ability of cells to react to the action of insulin in transferring glucose from the bloodstream into muscle and other tissues. Insulin resistance is usually directly related to obesity and is a warning sign of the beginning of type 2 diabetes.
In other words, insulin is "knocking" on the door of muscle. The muscle hears the knock, opens the door, and lets the glucose enter. But insulin resistance does not allow the muscle to hear the knocking of the insulin (the muscle is "resistant").
The pancreas gland then makes more insulin, which increases insulin levels in the blood and causes a louder, incessant “pounding." Eventually, the pancreas pumps out way more insulin than is needed and the muscles continue to ignore the pounding by staying resistant.
If a person can produce enough insulin to get over this resistance, blood glucose levels remain in a healthy range. Once the pancreas is exhausted, blood glucose rises, initially after meals, then later even in the fasting state.
This eventually may lead to type 2 diabetes.
However, to counter this, growth hormone in muscle cells produces triglycerides and causes an uptake of fatty acids, which reduces insulin sensitivity. This decreased insulin sensitivity is theorized to be a direct effect of growth hormone on glucose performance, although this has not been confirmed in human trials.
Growth hormone indirectly affects blood sugar levels by regulation of IGF-1, which acts similarly to insulin in the body. Studies have demonstrated that IGF-1 can cause glucose uptake from the bloodstream in an attempt to lower glucose levels.
Low Growth Hormone and Glycemic control in adults
Low growth hormone levels occur when the pancreas gland is not producing growth hormones in sufficient qualities to meet the body’s rebuilding and maintenance requirements. Low levels of growth hormone are usually connected to low levels of IGF-1, and this combination wreaks havoc on the body’s crucial metabolic highways.
The improvements in blood sugar levels in people receiving growth hormone replacement therapy are thought to be a result of the development of cells that do not respond to insulin. Growth hormone has been shown to reduce body fat and strengthen muscles, which lowers blood sugar.
While promising, larger studies are needed to confirm this observation.
The importance of maintaining growth hormone homeostasis
Getting the right balance of growth hormone is critical. As previously discussed, too little growth hormone in the body can result in a wide array of health problems: weight gain, loss of strength, osteoporosis, fatigue, brain fog, joint aches, insomnia, and a host of other issues.
But excess growth hormones can be a problem as well. Growth hormone replacement therapy is not something to attempt on your own.
And that is where our clinic can help
Our trained and experienced staff of medical professionals will guide your growth hormone replacement therapy every step of the way. We will begin with a detailed evaluation of your present condition, develop a treatment regimen, and closely monitor your therapy.
There are several proven benefits of growth hormone, and it appears that battling diabetes is yet another reason to begin experiencing what growth hormone can do for you!
Contact us for a FREE, No-Obligation discussion concerning human growth hormone replacement therapy.
Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation
Once you have completing the above contact form, for security purposes and confirmation, please confirm your information by calling us.
Please call now: 1-800-380-5339.
Welcoming You To Our Clinic, Professor Tom Henderson.
- Growth Hormone, Ghrelin, and Memory - October 15th, 2021
- Growth Hormone, Ghrelin and Leptin - October 15th, 2021
- Nebraska HGH Clinics - October 6th, 2021
- Essential Amino Acids Critical to Health and Hormone Balance - October 6th, 2021
- Montana HGH Clinics - October 1st, 2021
- Boost testosterone by eating more fat! - September 28th, 2021
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy: The secret weapon for controlling Erectile Dysfunction and Sleep Apnea - September 23rd, 2021
- Celebrity Dax Shepard Takes Pride in Results from Testosterone Therapy - September 9th, 2021
- Ipamorelin Acetate – Boosting HGH with Peptides - August 10th, 2021
- Kansas HGH Clinics - August 5th, 2021
- Tesamorelin: the answer to losing those stubborn pounds of fat! - August 2nd, 2021
- Maine HGH Clinics - July 28th, 2021
- What Happens When I Get Growth Hormone Injections? - July 26th, 2021
- Recent Research Concludes: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Lowers Heart Attack Risk - July 21st, 2021
- The Fascinating link between COVID-19 and Testosterone - July 16th, 2021
- Hawaii HGH Clinics - July 14th, 2021
- Delaware HGH Clinics - July 8th, 2021
- The Incredible Longevity benefits of Quercetin - July 6th, 2021
- The Incredible, Health-Boosting Benefits of Mushrooms - June 30th, 2021
- Arkansas HGH Clinics - June 28th, 2021
- Recognizing the Signs of Hormone Imbalance in Men - June 25th, 2021
- Alaska HGH Clinics - June 22nd, 2021
- The benefits of Berberine - June 13th, 2021
- The incredible, awesome health benefits of Onions - June 7th, 2021
- Using Sleep to Amplify Human Growth Hormone - May 27th, 2021
- Melatonin – The Importance of the Sleep Hormone - May 13th, 2021
- Omnitrope Injections for the Treatment of HGH Deficiency - May 6th, 2021
- The Medical Perspective on Inflammation Myths - April 29th, 2021
- Are you feeling stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic? - April 26th, 2021
- Chronic Stress Can Lead to Hair Loss — New Research Reveals How - April 14th, 2021
- Norditropin Human Growth Hormone Therapy for HGH Deficiency - April 6th, 2021
- Eat Better to Overcome Stress and Control Blood Sugar - April 1st, 2021
- Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Reduce Male Fertility and Impair Semen Quality - March 22nd, 2021
- Thyroid Dysfunction Wreaks Havoc on Health and Metabolism - March 15th, 2021
- Physical Activity for Protection against Hormone Imbalance and Chronic Diseases - March 11th, 2021
- The Effects of Phthalate Exposure on Childhood Neurological Development - March 1st, 2021
- How to Prevent Sarcopenia (Muscle Loss) Caused by Aging - February 22nd, 2021
- Oxytocin Exposure Leads to Increased Natural Production - February 15th, 2021
- Do Seasonal Changes Affect Hormone Balance? - February 9th, 2021
- Georgia HGH Clinics - February 5th, 2021
- Mississippi HGH Clinics - January 31st, 2021
- Iowa HGH Clinics - January 24th, 2021
- Can Musicians Teach Us to Overcome Fatigue? - January 18th, 2021
- Oregon HGH Clinics - January 12th, 2021
- Are You Suffering From Fatty Liver Disease? - January 12th, 2021
- Connecticut HGH Clinics - January 5th, 2021
- Did you know Saunas may increase growth hormone? - December 26th, 2020
- Oklahoma HGH Clinics - December 8th, 2020
- Alabama HGH Clinics - December 1st, 2020
- Wisconsin HGH Clinics - December 1st, 2020
- Boosting HGH Levels Naturally Without a Prescription - November 18th, 2020
- Louisiana HGH Clinics - November 6th, 2020
- Andropause is not the same as menopause… - November 3rd, 2020
- South Carolina HGH Clinics - October 29th, 2020
- Minnesota HGH Clinics - October 21st, 2020
- Sogroya (somapacitan) Prescription HGH Treatments FDA-Approved - October 19th, 2020
- The link between COVID-19 and Testosterone - October 7th, 2020
- Rapamycin - September 27th, 2020
- A new study finds a link between Ghrelin, Sarcopenia, and Growth Hormone - September 18th, 2020
- Maryland HGH Clinics - September 9th, 2020
- Mark Cuban Endorses the Use of HGH in the NBA for Injury Recovery Purposes - September 5th, 2020
- Soy: Does it Lower Testosterone? - August 30th, 2020
- Missouri HGH Clinics - August 24th, 2020
- Indiana HGH Clinics - August 13th, 2020
- Covid-19 Dangers Worsened By Stress and Cortisol - August 13th, 2020
- Michigan HGH Clinics - August 12th, 2020
- Tennessee HGH Clinics - August 3rd, 2020
- Massachusetts HGH Clinics - July 21st, 2020
- Washington HGH Clinics - July 9th, 2020
- Virginia HGH Clinics - June 24th, 2020
- New Jersey HGH Clinics - June 1st, 2020
- North Carolina HGH Clinics - May 10th, 2020
- Did you know: Lifestyle plays a huge role in testosterone levels - January 9th, 2020
- Kentucky HGH Clinics - January 9th, 2020
- Ohio HGH Clinics - October 17th, 2019
- Texas HGH Clinics - September 12th, 2019
- Florida HGH Clinics - August 29th, 2019
- Colorado HGH Clinics - August 2nd, 2019
- Arizona HGH Clinics - July 29th, 2019
- Pennsylvania HGH Clinics - July 22nd, 2019
Word Count: 993