Naturally increase HGH by exercise, sleep and supplements

Monday Sep 29, 2008

The acronym, HGH stands for human growth hormone. Nowadays, the term  HGH is used in relation to the natural human growth homone produced in the body. This is because earlier in the mid 1980’s HGH was not produced by the pituitary gland in the brain, it was produced syntheticly from recombinant DNA technology and called RGH.

After reaching 20 years of age, our natural production of somatotropin (HGH) begins to decline at an average rate of 14% per decade, by the age of 40, somatotropin (HGH) production decreases by 30%  and by the time  you reach 60, it reduces by 80%. Decline in somatotropin (HGH) is responsible for many aging effects like increase in body fat, thinning and wrinkling of skin, decrease in the function of immune system, decreased sexual desire and many more.

As a result of the decline in somatotropin (HGH), other hormones also decline with age, such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and DHEA and many other important mood-enhancing hormones. Other hormones that decrease are thyroid and thymus hormones, which results in menopause in women and andropause in men.

Human growth hormone is naturally produced by the body and enables growth. However it has been proved scientifically that human growth hormone level declines once you pass young age . 

HGH production

Human growth hormone is a protein hormone made up of amino acids that are synthesized and secreted by cells in the anterior pituitary gland situated at the back of your brain. It is secreted in small breaks during the first hours of sleep and after exercising. HGH remains in circulation only for a few minutes.

If your natural human growth hormone levels have declined due to aging or any other reason and you want to increase HGH production then exercising and a sound sleep at night is the best way  to achieve the desired results. Studies in young adults show that at least four amino acids can cause HGH release of up to 9 times over a short period of time.


Why need more natural human growth hormone

With advancing age, growth hormone levels starts declining and fall below  adult normal range. The decline results in decreased muscle, bone and energy level . Tissue repair, cell growth, regeneration of vital organs, brain and memory function, enzyme production and revitalization of hair, nails and skin also decreases. All this is inevitable as you are growing older and your HGH is depleting.

There are times when with the advancing age obesity sets in and people start growing fatter.People who have no pituitary function, there is a shift in body composition where body fat increases by 7-25% while lean body mass decreases. All this starts during the middle age and not just when you reach 60 years of age. Accompanying these problems are an impaired sense of well-being and fatigue, social isolation, depression and a lack of ability to concentrate.

Without a doubt HGH is un-avoidable and we need more of it . So the best way to enhance HGH production naturally is to exercise, take proper sleep and consume HGH supplements.

Exercise To increase  Natural Human Growth Hormone:

Higher rep anaerobic exercise involves primarily enzymatic adaptation to lactic acid and ion accumulation in the muscle. The burning caused by the lactic acid increases human growth hormone secretion process. 

Another way to naturally increase HGH production is through aerobics, however taking intervals in between.

Proper Sleep and Supplements to increase Natural Human Growth Hormone Release

Zinc
Zinc is responsible for the optimization and increase of IGF-1 and human growth hormone. Zinc also has a profound effect on testosterone and healthy immune system levels.

Magnesium
Magnesium deficiency decreases transference of oxygen to your muscle tissue. Magnesium helps to strenghten muscles. It also helps in endurance and relaxation. Magnesium activates enzymes necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates and amino acids.

Magnesium and Zinc for enhaqnced HGH:
Zinc helps optimize natural human growth hormone and IGF-1 and magnesium helps in relaxation, therefore a combination of these two minerals before sleep benefits in a doble way.
If taken 30 minutes before going to sleep on an empty stomach, it  allows both minerals to be in your system when the natural release of HGH occurs enhancing the effectiveness of the sleep pattern for growth and regeneration. However the biggest benefit of these supplements is the quality of sleep and not just a small amount of natural growth hormone release. The dose should consist of:
Magnesium: 450mg
Zinc: 30mg