How to Increase HGH Naturally
To build muscle, we need to learn how to increase our levels of HGH naturally. Human growth hormones (HGH) are a necessary component for tissue growth and regenerative tissue repair in muscles as well as other tissue types of the body. They are produced in the brain’s pituitary gland and are released in large amounts under certain conditions and have been found to benefit both muscle growth and weight loss. Let's look at ways to increase Human Growth Hormone (HGH) naturally.
On the contrary, low growth hormone (GH) levels in the body can cause an increase in body fat, decrease in muscle mass, erratic sleep and even bone loss. Studies conducted by the Life Extension Foundation reveal that after the ages of 18 to 25 there is a 50% decrease in GH every seven years. Therefore, it is imperative to increase GH levels after these ages in order to maintain good health as well as to assist with building a more muscular physique.
GH Therapy Vs Natural GH Production
There are actually numerous ways to increase growth hormone levels. One common way is to use GH therapy. This consists of taking daily injections of GH over a period of several months which increases lean muscle mass and reduces body fat.
However, as with steroids and other boosters injected into the body, GH injections have been found to have significant side effects after roughly 12 months of taking them. Around 50 percent of those participating in studies on GH injections developed various unpleasant symptoms including muscle and joint pain.
The good news is that there are ways to avoid expensive GH injections and their dangerous side effects and significantly boost GH levels naturally. Research conducted at the University of Southern Denmark produced amazing muscle growth results in a group of men who completed a high intensity exercise program lasting 9 weeks. That group increased muscular strength in the arms by 37% compared to only a 9% increase in the group who performed a normal, low intensity workout program over the same period.
How to Increase Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Naturally
Following are some ways to naturally increase HGH levels which will assist you in developing better muscle strength and tone as well as reduce body fat.
Regular Exercise – Exercising regularly helps to increase and regulate growth hormones as well as various other healthy hormones.
Perform High Intensity Exercise with High Reps – Weight training studies have revealed that the greatest HGH release occurs when a higher number of reps are performed rapidly. Because of the positive results, high intensity training is commonly built around bodybuilding programs that stress supersets and circuit training. Such programs utilize high repetitions in exercises performed one immediately after the other to produce muscle burn and muscle failure.
Quality Supplement Use – Various high quality supplements can be taken to increase GH levels. Glutamine is a substance common in bodybuilding supplements which has been found to substantially boost HGH levels in the blood. GABA, or Gamma Amino Butyric Acid, is an amino acid which also stimulates the pituitary gland to release growth hormones. However, keep in mind that it takes several grams of GABA to produce effective results.
Avoid Large Amounts of Stress – Stress produces high cortisol levels. Cortisol acts against growth hormones so that when cortisol levels are high, GH levels plummet (and vice versa). By avoiding lengthy periods of stress, you help your body maintain lower cortisol levels and higher HGH levels.
Do Not Eat Carbs Before Bed – Your body produces the largest amount of growth hormones during the first hour or two of sleep. Eating carbs before bed produces high insulin levels which work directly against GH production. In order to benefit from your body’s largest natural GH production period, avoid eating carbohydrate foods a couple hours prior to bedtime. If you do want to snack, eat a food that is high in protein and low in carbs as protein breaks down into amino acids which boost GH production.
Get Sufficient Sleep – Inadequate sleep or an inconsistent sleep schedule can also produce large, long term cortisol levels. In order to combat high levels of cortisol and increase human growth hormones, ensure that you get regular amounts of sufficient sleep.
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Date Published : 2012-01-30 11:03:00
Written By : Rod White
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