Human Growth Hormone, hGH, is one of the single most important hormones in the human body, directly responsible or modulating many facets of life including moods, libido, immunity, growth, health, weight control (and weight loss), mental acuity, muscle gain, physical endurance and recovery and much, much more. Often referred to as a "Master Hormone" in clinical literature, there is virtually no part of your body's function that hGH is not involved in.
This site is written for those who want real information and genuine advice about their health and hGH, without the sales-hype and hard-sell. I got frustrated a few years ago when I was looking for solid information and all I could find was garbage and unrealistic claims, and decided to do something about the lack of real information. This site is the result. For the record, until 2013, I was a clinician myself, in practice for 26+ years.
I welcome all who want to get real advice on hGH (Human Growth Hormone) supplementation and augmentation, backed up by real information and personal experiences by real people. Let's get straight into it by setting out the basics in a single nut-shell:
Human Growth Hormone, hGH, is made by a tiny gland called the anterior pituitary gland (found underneath the hypothalamus) which is roughly in the Centre of your head. There are multiple factors in both activating and inhibiting the activity of the anterior pituitary gland. One of the most incredible things to understand is that under normal conditions, it remains able to produce as much growth hormone as your body requires, for pretty much your entire lifetime. The Anterior Pituitary gland's hGH production begins to fall away in activity and activation in your late teens to early twenties (for most people).
Over time, the receptors which activate the anterior pituitary's hGH production begin to 'fail'; things like over-eating, lack of exercise, high blood sugar, alcohol and other intoxicants all play a major role in this process. The end result is that while the anterior pituitary gland is capable of making 'heaps' of hGH throughout your life, it typically no longer receives the signals (after 26-30 years of age) to trigger the required levels of hGH production. This is suspected to be a major mechanism of practical physiological ageing. In effect, it is our self-abuse that is the major factor, compounded by physical age, in our ageing process, triggered to a great degree by our hGH levels falling.
When the body's effective hGH levels drop, all of the other systems which rely on it also falter or slow. The first signs of lowering hGH levels are recovery and healing takes a little longer, fat starts to accumulate faster and become harder to shift, skin quality begins to fail, losing elasticity and thickness. In other words, low hGH levels are consistent with all of the generally accepted symptoms of ageing.
There are a number of excellent (but often misquoted) studies which suggest strongly that raising the blood levels of hGH can reverse many, if not all of these symptoms (within reason of course). One of the worst lies out there is that taking hGH supplements will increase life-span – this is rubbish!
All studies of any repute have shown that life-spans remain within the typical control range BUT it is the quality of life that is elevated – with any life-span extension due more to the higher levels of physical fitness springing from the lack of age related infirmities and illnesses than simply from elevated levels of hGH. It is a hormone, not a magical elixir!
Health is the goal. Good, vital health with excellent endurance, a great attitude and fast recovery. In the over 30 age group, this means returning your growth hormone levels to those of your late 20's. To safely raise hGH levels, one must first consider how powerful hGH is, how important it is; and especially, how critical a good hormonal balance is to health.
If hGH is artificially raised by direct supplementation (daily injection), a major hormonal imbalance is the only possible outcome. Throwing the hGH levels out of balance with the rest of the body's hormones will effect pretty much every system in the body. It is hard to overstate how badly that kind of hormonal imbalance can effect the health and quality of life of those who treat this subject lightly.
Of the available methods to boost hGH levels in the body, the most logical, safest and most obvious is to enable the body to 'hear' and heed the signals to make hGH again. This is the method I endorse through this website. By using a combination of amino-acids (proteins) and other nutrients, the body's 'muting' of the receptors can be reversed, allowing or enabling the anterior pituitary gland to resume peak production of natural levels of hGH, as well as the the other hormones needed to balance the body and keep running at peak efficiency. Doesn't it make sense to heal the systems responsible for accurate and natural production of hGH rather than to fight those systems by injecting hGH?
I suggest that the class of nutriceutical supplements endorsed on this site, called hGH Secretagogues, be used to help the body re-activate its own hGH production, along with the other hormones needed to keep everything in balance. This is healing the body's systems, returning its hormone (hGH) production capability back to what we had in our twenties; in balance and in health! A discussion on the different methods of hGH supplementation can be found on this page, or you can progress via the links below to get the full story (recommended).
This site is not about a quick fix; it is about your long term health and vitality. Helping to restore your body's ability to make and maintain its optimum hormonal balance. This is the end goal and every product mentioned in this site.