What is HGH? Important Facts and Info

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HGH Info

HGH  is short for Human Growth Hormone, and it  is a single-chain protein hormone consisting of 191 amino acids that are synthesized and secreted by cells called Somatrophs in the anterior pituitary gland -a pea sized structure at the base of the brain. HGH is one of many endocrine hormones, like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, melatonin, and DHEA, which all decline with age.

While many of these hormones can be replaced to deter some of the effects of aging, HGH reaches far beyond the scope of any other of these hormones in that it can help prevent and reverse a broad range of the signs and symptoms associated with aging.

Human Growth Hormone is sometimes also called Somatotropin, and is the most abundant hormone secreted by the pituitary gland.

Maximum growth hormone output peaks in early adolesence when accelerated growth occurs.  By the time we reach 20 production has already declined by 60%, and it contnues to decline aproximately 15% per decade thereafter.  By the time we reach 70, we secrete  about 75%% less HGH than we did in our early 20's (see graph below).

What are the Benefits of Taking HGH

Various research studies have shown that taking Human Growth Hormone can help stimulate muscle growth and decreases body fat.  It can also help with heart function, make your skin more elastic and generally slow many of the signs of aging.  

For a complete break down of all the benefits along with supporting research, please read our article on the full Benefits of HGH.

IGF-1 and HGH Release

hghgraphHGH is primarily released in pulses that take place following exercise or in slow wave sleep, just before or during REM sleep. When secreted, it is quickly converted in the liver to its powerful growth promoting metabolite, Insulin like Growth Factor type 1 (IGF-1 - also known as Somatomedin C).

IGF 1 elicits most of the effects associated with HGH and is measured in the blood to determine the level of growth hormone secretion. IGF 1 promotes glucose transfer through cell membranes as a source of fuel for the cells, which is an insulin like effect;. thus the term IGF 1, or insulin-like growth factor.

The decline of growth hormone with age, sometimes refereed as Somatopause, is directly associated with many of the symptoms of aging, including: wrinkles, gray hair, decreased energy and sexual function, increased body fat and cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, elevation of moods and the reduction of depression, and much more. The good news is that clinical evidence shows that we can dramatically reverse these symptoms with hgh therapy.


Secretagogue, is a fancy word for a  hormone releasing compound.  When it comes to HGH secretagogues, they are based on the fact that recent medical research has revealed that our aging pituitary cells can still secrete just as much HGH as someone in their 20's if they are adequately stimulated to do so.  This astounding discovery is the basis of the new and upcoming prescription secretagogues; as well as the now available natural secretagogues such as our top rated Pro Hgh/Symbiotropin. - See more at: http://antiagingguide.com/latest/natural-hormone-therapy/16-hgh/34-what-is-an-hgh-secretagogue-plus-why-you-need-it#sthash.GXZfHDfF.dpuf

Secretagogue, is a fancy word for a hormone releasing compound. When it comes to HGH secretagogues, they are based on the fact that recent medical research has revealed that our aging pituitary cells can still produce just as much HGH as someone in their 20's, but looses its ability to secrete it.  Various secretagogues also called Boosters or Releasers are thus able to stimulate the pituitary gland to secrete more HGH. This astounding discovery is the basis of the new and upcoming prescription secretagogues; as well as the best available natural secretagogues such as our top rated Pro Hgh / Symbiotropin.  

RELATED:  Discover the Top 7 Natural Ingredients for Boosting HGH - Plus How to Get Them All

Other Factors that influence HGH Release

Nutritional Factors

The amino acids L-arginine, L-tyrosine,, L-pyroglutamate and ornithine can help stimulate growth hormone release if taken in right  amounts.

Magnesium, calcium, potassium and zinc also have a direct influence on HGH secretion. The dominant memory transmitter acetyl-choline also regulates hgh secretion, while blood ph and feedback mechanisms from IGF 1 and IGF 2 play important roles also.

Managing Insulin Levels Enhances HGH Release

Insulin is a hormone that greatly effects the secretion and response to hgh, estrogen, and thyroid hormone - and it is controlled largely by the diet, but not entirely. The aging process results in a declining ability to manage insulin and other hormones. Growth hormone release in inhibited by high insulin levels; therefore the ideal anti-aging hormone therapy would include some form of insulin management.

Nutracuetics, maker of Symbiotropin; have taken all the above factors into consideration when designing their cutting edge hgh products. No other Hgh product even comes close to the in depth studies and research that went into the development of Symbiotropin.

Diet & Exercise, also Influence HGH Secretion

HGH information on obesity shows us that obesity diminishes the pulsatile secretion of GH. It also causes accelerated breakdown of hgh by the body.

On the other hand sustained high intensity exercise increases the quantity and number of pulses of HGH release. It is important to maintain high intensity exercise above lactic threshold for a minimum of 10 minutes, and less than 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes of exercise growth hormone release starts to decline. Boosting growth hormone is one of the best ways to build muscle and loose fat.

Fasting increases both the pulsatile frequency and the amount of hgh secreted. Eating shuts it down by stimulating insulin, which opposes HGH. Over the long term a poor diet can tremendously interfere with proper HGH release and IGF 1 formation.

Proper diet will assist in overcoming excess insulin in order to promote hgh release.

What are the Side Effects of Taking Prescription HGH or Natural Secretagogues

The potential side effects of prescription HGH are: elevated blood sugar, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritus and edema. To learn about the other precautions and to learn how injections raise blood sugar etc, then please read our full article on the potential side effects of taking HGH. This article also discusses a couple of possible reactions to taking certain amino acids that are in most natural secretagogue formulations.


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