What is hGH?
The human growth hormone (hGH) is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pituitary gland that in simple terms as the name indicates promotes growth. It helps build body mass, boost metabolism and burn fat.
It is available in synthetic forms as an injection (administered intramuscularly or subcutaneously) Example of some of the hGH brands are Norditropin, Humatrope, Saizen, Serovital.
It is used to treat poor growth in children and adults. It is also used in HIV/AIDS patients to treat muscle loss. It is however abused especially by athletes who usually mix it with anabolic steroids to improve athletic performance.
Proof of the effect of hGH in improving athletic performance has not yet been established.
Use of synthetic hGH can have some side effects like nerve, muscle or joint pain, swelling of the arms and legs from fluid retention, fatigue, an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, mood swings and enlarged breasts in men.
Thanks to nature we can avoid expenses and also these side effects and still naturally increase hGH secretion from the pituitary gland, these include;
- Deep sleep at the beginning of the night (about 12 am -2am) as the secretion of HGH at this time elevates. Sleeping enough in general is good.
- Exercise regularly to get rid of body fat especially around belly
- Eat healthy and regularly. Reduce sugar intake
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