A Brief History of Human Growth Hormone
Human Growth Hormone, otherwise known as HGH, is a protein released by the pituitary gland, which is located in the brain.
Pediatricians have known for a long time how important HGH is for a healthy body. Children with stunted growth are injected with HGH, and have been since the 1950s, to induce a normal growth. Originally it was real HGH, taken from the brains of cadavers. After safety concerns and years of research, a synthetic and identical HGH was produced.
Your body produces the most HGH when you're young, peaking at puberty which results in a growth spurt. At 21, our body's produce 500 micrograms a day; by 40, we only produce 200 micrograms a day, and is constantly in decline. This is characterized by the typical signs of aging, like lower energy levels and diminishing libido. Even those of us in the best of shape were at the mercy of old age, until recently.
Dr. D. Rudman and his team of researchers discovered that HGH had remarkable effects when taken by the older population. They published their findings in 1990 in the New England Medical Journal, sparking international interest in this miracle protein.
So what does it mean? It means you stay younger, longer. After Rudman's initial findings, other medical experts did their own research. They found that those who took HGH had increased muscle mass, incredible loss of fat, and a whole host of other benefits. In other words, they returned to the state of health they enjoyed in their 40s, 30s, even 20s.
HGH injections grew in popularity, despite being illegal in the United States. Some went down to Mexico, or ordered the protein from doctors overseas. Injections, administered twice daily, cost upwards of $15,000 a year. For a long time this was the only way to get the full benefit of HGH.
Until HGH supplements. Rather than injecting a synthetic substance into the body, those who take an all-natural supplement, like GenF20 HGH, are telling their pituitary gland to create more HGH. There's no danger of overdose, because your body is still in control. Be wary of imitators, rife on today's market since they know they can make a quick buck off those who don't do their research. The best supplements contain L-Arginine, which naturally stimulates the pituitary gland, and chromium picolinate, which gives your metabolism the much-needed boost to reach optimum health.
On top of supplements, your body produces more of this amazing substance when you treat your body well. It's never been more important to exercise and eat right as you age. For optimum stimulation of the pituitary gland's HGH secretion, make sure to get a lot of exercise and increase protein in your diet and cut down on sugar. Be sure to get as much sleep as your body requires, which while it differs from person to person usually means 9 hours every night.
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