Aging can bring about a host of unwelcome changes. One that affects many people starting in their 30s and 40s is a dip in human growth hormone, or HGH, which plays an important role in keeping us healthy and active. Many people seek out natural ways to increase HGH in order to maintain the strength and energy they enjoyed in their younger years, but it’s not always clear how to go about it safely. Here are some natural ways to increase HGH naturally that you can try today.
What is HGH?
Human growth hormone, also known as HGH, is a peptide hormone that is naturally produced by your pituitary gland. Also, it’s one of our body’s most important hormones for both women and men. Unfortunately, many people are not getting enough human growth hormone in their bodies. This might be due to age or lifestyle choices. That being said, there are ways to increase your levels of HGH in order to lead to healthier lifestyle choices. This article talks about how you can do just that!
Increasing HGH naturally
Are you tired of struggling with excess body fat? Are you still working hard at your workouts but still not seeing results? Increasing your body’s own production of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is highly beneficial and can help reduce cravings, boost energy levels, and improve your overall health.
When you think of ways to increase HGH natural levels, think of sleep. When you don’t have enough HGH, lack of proper rest becomes evident through constant fatigue during the day. Getting enough rest isn’t just about eight hours of sleep per night. Studies have shown that 90% of us only truly rest 15% of our time asleep. Restful sleep occurs when people have up to four 90-minute sleep cycles, separated by up to 90 minutes of restful wakefulness before the cycle begins again.
There are a variety of factors that can naturally lower your HGH levels as you age, from lifestyle changes to health problems. Though many people take prescription medications to increase their HGH levels, there are some natural ways to increase them naturally. Including exercising regularly, eating healthier meals, going on a diet, and losing weight, among others. You can also lower stress levels through meditation or therapy, as well as lower your blood sugar through eating regular meals. If those methods don’t work for you, there are still prescription medications available from online pharmacies at reasonable prices from reliable manufacturers.
Reasons Adults Need Adequate levels of HGH
Human growth hormone, also known as HGH, is a powerful chemical that’s released by your pituitary gland. You may not know it by name, but you likely know its effects: faster metabolism, faster recovery time after exercise, and even stronger bones.
We have reviewed the medical literature thoroughly to find the best methods known to increase natural human growth hormone production in healthy adults. Your body produces HGH when there is enough of the peptide precursor GHRH (growth hormone-releasing hormone) present. There are three main stimuli for GHRH production – sleep deprivation, insulin resistance, and deep sleep / REM phase. Since different individuals respond differently to particular stimuli, there are multiple ways to increase natural human growth hormone production.
On the market today there are several herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, hormones, glandular extracts, and other ingredients purported to increase human growth hormone (HGH) in otherwise healthy adults (without GHD). But not everything you read online is 100% accurate when it comes to increasing natural HGH levels in healthy adults. In order to ensure the highest levels of human growth hormone (HGH) naturally, we’ve identified what causes HGH secretion in adults and which lifestyle changes have the biggest impact on growth hormone.
How to Increase HGH
Diets and Natural Supplements
Unlike artificial ways, consuming natural foods won’t bring significant change in your HGH levels, even when they contain components known to stimulate HGH release. That’s because when these components enter the digestive tract they lead to only transient elevation of insulin in the bloodstream which doesn’t stimulate enough signaling in the brain to cause significant effects on HGH levels.
Some believe there are ways to help our bodies generate higher amounts of natural human growth hormone. In reality, there aren’t many things we can do through natural means that influence human growth hormone secretion. Consuming food that contains proteins and some carbohydrates promote increased secretion. Naturally increasing your growth hormone doesn’t happen by making changes to your diet. If anything changes when you change your diet it’s probably due to weight loss itself because when people lose weight they usually raise their HGH levels.
When it comes to increasing natural human growth hormone naturally, nutrition plays a crucial role. Firstly, there appears to be a diurnal rhythm where plasma levels tend to peak during sleep, followed by a post-sleep period of relatively low values. Consequently, age-related differences have been observed where elderly subjects have a lower acrophase than younger ones. Low-calorie diets have been associated with low basal plasma values.
Studies show exercising 3 days per week lowers body fat percentage by 6% compared to exercising 6 days per week without changing caloric intake levels! That means you’ll lose weight faster if you exercise 6 days per week than if you exercise 3 days per week.
Different Types of Fasting
Not all methods of increasing HGH were created equal. The best effective dietary intervention to increase your HGH levels is short-duration fasting sessions or cycles of short-duration periods of low-calorie intake. For example, some trials have shown that ingesting 0–1000 calories/day for two consecutive days leads to profound increases in natural human growth hormone levels. However, longer periods of fasting have not been found to lead to increases in HGH secretion that are significant when measured after prolonged periods of starvation.
Most people use what’s called intermittent fasting as part of a plan to boost HGH naturally because studies suggest it works. In fact, studies have found intermittent fasting boosts growth hormone by as much as 2,000 percent—as long as you’re eating normally otherwise. This means eating five small meals a day, every two to three hours—and abstaining from eating between meals—can effectively boost natural HGH production. You should always consult with a medical doctor before attempting these methods for weight loss or GH stimulation.
Research has found that both short-term and long-term physical activity can raise GH levels.
Increase your HGH levels naturally by exercising for at least 30 minutes every day. One study revealed that exercising for 15 minutes daily raised testosterone by 25% in healthy males after 16 weeks.
Are Natural Supplements Effective?
So, the question is, do HGH supplements work? The answer is, it depends. Some amino acids, when taken as a supplement, do act as signaling molecules for various receptors.
The most popular supplement used to increase HGH levels is the amino acid, arginine. Studies show that while arginine may boost levels of HGH for a short period of time, there is no meaningful increase in GH levels in the long term. Furthermore, arginine may actually inhibit HGH release if taken during training. Research shows that other amino acids such as ornithine, phenylalanine, and glutamine may have similar or weaker short-term effectiveness to arginine. Amino acids are therefore not likely to produce any major effects on HGH release.
These findings do not apply to prohormones, which are very powerful steroids designed specifically to raise IGF-1 levels. The use of these compounds has been banned by nearly every sporting organization including WADA, NCAA, and NBF due to their potent anabolic properties. Hence why HGH supplements are not used on bodybuilders.
Improve Quality of Sleep
Sleep is super important to your health and immune system, but did you know that it can also affect your hormones? Sleep deprivation impacts testosterone levels in men and has been linked to weight gain and obesity. Getting enough sleep can actually increase your body’s production of human growth hormone (HGH).
Factors that reduce sleep quality and deep sleep can significantly reduce your natural growth hormone synthesis. Examples include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Restless leg syndrome
- Acid reflux
- Chronic pain
Sleep can also impact your production of human growth hormone (HGH). Scientists believe that sleep deprivation has a negative effect on our hormones. One study found that sleep-deprived people had lower levels of human growth hormone than those who were well-rested, leading to weight gain and obesity. For best results, make sure you’re getting seven to nine hours of shut-eye each night. Invest in blackout curtains or an eye mask to block out light and help you relax before bedtime.
Testosterone increase GH
Testosterone levels have an effect on your secretion of the growth hormone. By increasing your testosterone levels, you increase your GH output. Eating foods that are rich in zinc will also increase natural testosterone production. Foods rich in zinc include oysters, red meat, and beans. Eat a healthy diet, with a good balance of vitamins and minerals to optimize your health in general.
Avoid smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol to protect your body from free radical damage which can affect many parts of your body including the testicles which can stop sperm from being released leading to impotence or infertility. Find activities that make you happy such as playing with children or pets if these don’t make you sad or anxious instead.
Does testosterone increase HGH?
You might think that having naturally higher testosterone levels would result in higher GH levels, but there isn’t any evidence to support this claim. Testosterone is produced by your gonads (testes for men; ovaries for women), while GH is produced by your pituitary gland – two different organs, two different hormones. Both are important to sexual health and well-being, however. In addition to boosting fertility, testosterone also helps improve libido as well as prevent erectile dysfunction and increase sperm count.
Because it stimulates other hormone production, a deficiency in testosterone can have a broad impact on a man’s health: It can cause anemia due to decreased red blood cell production as well as lower bone density and overall physical performance—all of which could be a sign of a more serious condition known as hypogonadism.
The most effective method to boost HGH and T levels simultaneously
You might think that having naturally higher testosterone levels would result in higher GH levels, but there isn’t any evidence to support this claim. However, with exogenous T (testosterone) like testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) – you may experience higher HGH release peaks which also leads to elevated IGF- levels.
You know that HGH is essential for your muscle and metabolism function. But did you know that HGH is also critical for testosterone levels? Research has shown that weight loss, especially when it’s done gradually, boosts natural HGH and testosterone. But there’s a threshold to how much weight you can lose before you start losing muscle mass, affecting your natural HGH and testosterone levels. For best results, lose weight gradually by eating healthy and being active. And most importantly, keep losing weight until you reach your goal weight.
Other Natural and unconventional methods to Stimulate GH Secretion
HGH is sometimes called the ‘fountain of youth’ hormone. It helps you maintain your youthful appearance and avoid the degradation of our muscles, bones, and other tissues. To increase levels, there are some pretty unique strategies, like exposing yourself to heat or sound, taking certain medicines, or eating certain foods. But one of the most unique strategies is using binaural beats. This technique helps your brain to produce the same third tone as the difference between the two tones, just by listening to them.
Scientists have studied the effects of binaural beats on HGH production in healthy adults. The conclusion? There is not a single study to support that binaural beats may help your pituitary gland release more growth hormone. Similarly, studies show that saunas may be able to induce a short-term increase in GH levels, likely due to the body’s exposure to stress. However, the research is scarce and unreliable.
Prescription-Based Injection Therapy
Talk to your doctor about injectable human growth hormone (HGH) therapy or feel free to fill out this form for a free consultation. It’s a prescription medication that’s effective for anti-aging purposes. When a patient needs to increase his or her HGH levels, a prescription-based injection therapy may be prescribed to deliver synthetic growth hormone into his or her body directly from a pharmacy. Patients will need to take these injections once every one to two days over a period of months in order to see positive results.
Prescription-based Injection Therapy
Human growth hormone, or HGH, is a peptide hormone produced by the pituitary gland. It’s primarily responsible for regulating growth and development throughout life, including childhood and adolescence. When a patient needs to increase his or her HGH levels, a prescription-based injection therapy may be prescribed to deliver synthetic growth hormone into his or her body directly from a pharmacy. Patients will need to take these injections once every one to two days over a period of months in order to see positive results.
Depending on your age, weight, gender, and general health, you might require anywhere from 1iu (international units) per day to 3iu per day. The dosage you’ll ultimately end up taking depends on your personal medical history; it takes time for doctors to get an idea of what kinds of dosages work best with each individual case. It is not uncommon to feel some side effects in response to these injections when starting out. These can include nausea, swelling, or pain at injection sites. Overall energy levels are likely to drop in some patients when they first begin treatment until their body adjusts more fully to synthetic growth hormone in its system.
Aside from injections that are taken at home under a doctor’s supervision, human growth hormone therapy can also take place in a clinic setting where patients attend regular appointments so doctors can monitor their progress more easily. For those who prefer such an arrangement, treatments will be administered on-site by medical staff as needed.
However you choose to go about boosting your HGH levels naturally, it’s important to keep healthcare providers informed of any new symptoms or physical ailments as they appear; these could indicate negative reactions related to synthetic growth hormone and its side effects and should be noted carefully for follow-up visits and future treatment plans. If you feel you could benefit from prescription-based injection therapy to increase your HGH levels or have questions please contact one of our qualified experts for a free consultation.
Dr. Mill has over thirty years of experience working as a thyroid specialist and hormone expert in a US clinic. He is passionate about developing his knowledge and confirming his practice.