Human Growth Hormone for Men
Human growth hormone in men is commonly referred to as HGH. It is a protein that is produced within the pituitary gland. The amount that gets produced is controlled by other hormones from the hypothalamus, pancreas, and intestinal tract. The amount of HGH produced increases after strenuous physical activity, sleep, and stress. Because the levels of HGH can vary wildly even throughout the course of one day, it can be difficult to detect if a deficiency or excess is present through just one test.
What Does HGH Do?
As the name implies, HGH is important for the growth of numerous structures in your body, helping with cell regeneration, increasing muscle mass, and encouraging your body to break down fats. Because of its functions, HGH is a vital hormone for promoting a healthy body, as well as making it easier to lose weight. HGH is extremely important in younger children, as it is one of the main hormones that control the growth of their bodies.
The production of HGH naturally declines as you age, with the peak production being at very young ages. Between age 20 and 40, about half of the natural production is gone. Additionally, there are some conditions that can prevent your pituitary gland from producing sufficient amounts of HGH. Whether through aging or insufficient pituitary production, it is possible to have a deficiency of HGH.
Recognizing HGH Deficiency
Deficient HGH is when your body is consistently not producing enough, even at peak production times. There are many symptoms that can affect your body, mind, and even your emotional state. Some of the symptoms of HGH deficiency include:
- Anxiety or depression
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Lack of energy
- Sudden weight gain
Addressing HGH Deficiency
Many of the symptoms of HGH deficiency are not exclusive to an imbalance of the hormone. Because of this, the best idea is to be tested to find out if the cause of the symptoms is actually a lack of HGH, another hormone, or another condition entirely. If the problem is HGH deficiency, then hormone replacement therapy can be used to raise hormone levels to where they need to be, though there are other methods that can be used to potentially increase natural production levels of HGH.
One method is adjusting your diet and exercise routines to increase how much HGH your body produces. Certain foods can encourage your body to naturally make more, while more vigorous and strenuous forms of exercise may greatly increase the rate at which your body produces HGH. Many of these exercises involve strength training, such as bench presses. High intensity interval training routines can also benefit your natural HGH production.
If other methods aren’t enough to bring your HGH levels to where they need to be, there are a few options for HGH supplementation. While there are some creams and pills that claim to contain the hormone, HGH is delicate and will not reach where your body can use it if it is applied orally or on the skin. An injection will place the hormone directly where it needs to be, and is the most efficient method of directly dealing with a deficiency.
If you believe you may be suffering from HGH deficiency, contact us today to take the first step in getting tested, and moving on to getting the treatments you need to help get your body feeling young and healthy once again.