How to Increase Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
Human growth hormone (HGH) plays a vital role in the growth, strengthening and repair of muscle fiber, organ tissue, bone and cartilage. Besides, stimulating and maintaining tissue growth, HGH also works to regulate metabolism which decreases body fat percentage while increasing muscle mass. Therefore, it has a role in keeping you lean as well as strong.
HGH is manufactured in the pea-sized pituitary gland which is situated at the base of the brain. It is a protein that is made up of around 200 amino acids bonded together in one long chain. Although HGH is produced throughout one’s life, it is more abundant during youth and begins to gradually decline in production as you age.
Stimulating HGH Production
Since HGH triggers growth and boosts the body’s overall metabolism, it is important to continue stimulating HGH production throughout life. There are two natural and safe ways of doing this.
Exercise is known to be one of the largest components for triggering HGH production. It is believed that performing regular exercise boosts HGH output by effecting lactic and nitric oxide production, neural input, changes in the body’s acid-base balance and increased production of catecholamines which consist of dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine and other key molecules.
Both endurance training and resistance training positively impact the release of growth hormones. The amount of HGH released is dependent on how intense the strength training sessions are. High intensity exercises are the most effective at stimulating HGH production and release. With endurance training, be sure to move beyond the lactate level by performing aerobic exercise for at least 10 minutes. The greatest HGH production is accomplished in resistance training when you lift heavy weights at a greater frequency which means less rest time in between sets. Just beware of overtraining which can actually result in the lowering of HGH and increasing cortisol.
The MP45 Program by Muscle Prodigy provides the proper balance of resistance training and endurance training (aerobic exercise) through its powerful high intensity stimulation training (H.I.S.T.) strategy. MP45 produces the perfect environment within your system that produces human growth hormone and other vital elements which keep you at optimum conditioning and health. Proper nutritional guidance is also provided (another key aspect of reaching peak HGH production).
Human Growth Hormone production also requires the proper amount of sleep and rest. During the first several hours of sleep, HGH is usually the highest. Therefore, going to bed at a decent hour, sleeping soundly and getting a good 8 hours of sleep is important for HGH stimulation. This is one of the main reasons that muscle growth and repair take place during sleeping hours.
However, if you do not get sufficient rest or your rest is not of sufficient quality then your growth hormone production and activity will be stunted. Reducing HGH in your system means your sore muscles will not heal as fast, you will feel weaker & won’t be able to exercise as hard and you will increase the risk of overtraining.
HGH and Aging
Another benefit gained from increasing HGH production is that it assists with you looking and feeling younger. Normally, as the body ages, human growth hormone production declines. This directly affects the body in that muscle growth slows and body fat storage is accelerated. This process opens the door for a variety of diseases like high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
By raising the amount of growth hormone in your system, you actually turn these processes around. High levels of HGH means greater muscle mass and less fat storage which makes you feel stronger and look healthier and younger.
Some aging people turn to injectable human growth hormone treatment in order to gain these benefits without exercise. However, there are certain side effects such as impaired glucose tolerance, decreased use of the pituitary gland, physical deformities, etc which make this method questionable at best.
It is much better to commit to a regular strength training routine such as the MP45 Program. With exercise, proper rest and a nutritional diet which MP45 provides, you are sure to reap the benefits of increased human growth hormone production as well as a stimulated metabolism both safely and effectively, not to mention get ripped!
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