As you probably know, I’m getting ready for my very first half-marathon these days.
Because of that, I’m constantly researching interesting facts about the human body and it’s athletic performance in general.
And I couldn’t help but notice that people are talking about hormones all the time.
There’s this trend going on and I couldn’t help myself but wonder why.
While I’ve never been a science person, I’m interested in anything connected with fitness, so I decided to do a little research.
I came across a clinic called National HRT and I discovered that people are actually using hormones to lose weight and get fit.
What’s that all about?
Well, let’s find out together!
HGH is the short name for the Human Growth Hormone.
We all produce this hormone naturally.
It’s actually a hormone secreted by our pituitary gland, and it’s main job is to help with cell reproduction and promote physical growth.
But even though we all probably have this hormone secreted normally, still many athletes and people that want to lose weight use this hormone.
Why is that?
Do we really lack HGH if we have daily fitness activity?
How to know if you have a HGH deficiency?
And all of these questions starting with a simple one:
Why People Use It?
First of all, many people have HGH deficiency and they use it for health reasons.
You can easily check if you have deficiency with a simple blood test and check with your doctor.
But this is not the only reason, people also use it to promote weight loss and increase muscle size, while a small doses can be used for general recovery and health.
Is HGH Linked To Weight Loss?
First of all, let me clear the field for you:
Human Growth Hormone is a prescription medication, meaning that its distribution and use without a prescription is illegal.”
So, don’t even get me started on using it without checking if you need it – that’s not health in my opinion, that’s using drugs!
Not to start with the risks you put your whole body through if you have a higher level than needed of human growth hormone.
That is why doctors will only prescribe HGH therapy to adults who show, via blood testing, an actual deficiency that requires treatment.
Now when we’ve cleared all of that out, let’s say that:
There is no doubt that the amount of body fat you carry is linked to your HGH production.
In fact, those with higher body fat levels will likely have impaired HGH production and an increased risk of disease.
But this doesn’t mean that you can lose weight just by simply using HGH – it’s not that simple.
Not only you have to check with your doctor first, to see if you really lack it, but there’re few more things you have to know:
You won’t lose weight by simply getting it in your body:
It is not recommended to use HGH for weight loss when that is the sole purpose of this medication.
HGH is not a diet, nor will it produce rapid results.
The role of growth hormone in this scenario is in the way that it helps to regulate the metabolism to convert fats, carbohydrates, and proteins that are consumed into usable fuel for energy rather than stored fat.
When the metabolism does not receive a proper signal, weight gain will ensue.”
This means that HGH is recommended only if it’s combined with proper activity.
Even if you do workout, still, getting it without checking with your doctor first is a big mistake and an illegal act!
If you don’t lack it in your body, you probably don’t need it.
Can We Boost Up HGH Levels Naturally?
Yes we can!
It’s a bit sad, when people see signs of HGH deficiency, the first thing they think about is the HGH injection treatment, as if it is the only way out of it.
Well it isn’t the only way out, since there’re many other things that you can do to increase it or even better prevent or postpone it.
Especially with the fact that decrease of HGH comes quite natural with age.
So what to do if you don’t lack HGH yet, but you want to increase the level of it naturally, in order to prevent its loss.
Well there’re some pretty great ways to do so, and here’re some of the best ones:
- Lose Body Fat
- Fast Intermittently
- Reduce Sugar Intake
- Don’t Eat a Lot Before Bedtime
- Sleep 7+ Hours
- Exercise at a High Intensity
- Eating The Right Foods
- Take Recovery Shakes Around Your Workouts
Here’re some foods that can influence HGH secretion:
- Fava Beans
- Coconut Oil
- Goji Berries
- Organic Chicken
To Sum It All Up
You don’t need HGH or any other hormone if you don’t lack it.
You can easy check if you have hormone deficiency by a simple blood test and meeting with your doctor.
NO, you shouldn’t take it if you don’t lack it, and YES you can increase it naturally if you’re exercising daily.
Oh, the amazing ways our body works, right?
Hope I helped all of you confused about the HGH and its functions in our body.
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