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Feb062010

Human Growth Hormone

By Dr. Stein

 

HGH has been shown to do some of the following things:


It can decrease body fat in people through lypolysis. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t like to lose some body fat?

It had been shown to increase lean body mass. We are talking about an increase of muscle mass. Again, who wouldn’t like that?

It helps your bones by increasing the mineralization of bone through calcium retention. So now it’s even good for your bones? What’s the catch?

It even stimulates the immune system. How could we go wrong?

The answer is that there are some serious possible side effects associated with HGH. Included are diabetes, some forms of cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome and a variety of joint problems. I am not here to promote or to discourage the use of Human Growth Hormone; remember this is a hormone that the human body makes by itself. It even seems to do a lot of good. Only in unnatural doses does it seem to increase the occurrence of problems or diseases.

So how do we trick our body into making more HGH the natural way?

Exercise: Now that makes sense, is basically free, and has so many good side effects that I recommend it to most of my patients. But here is the catch: How much HGH do you think you will make by lifting a 3 lbs dumbbell twice or strolling down the treadmill for 5 minutes? Don’t get me wrong. I am very happy if a person who never moves or works out gets himself up and starts working out. As a matter of fact, it’s recommended to start slow. But if you want to see some real results you have to step it up a notch. And if you are afraid of getting hurt working out, hire a qualified personal trainer. As a tip: The bigger the muscle groups are that you work out, the more HGH that gets produced when you take your workout to a “muscle burn.”

Sleeping: We all know about the importance of proper rest for recuperation purposes of your body. Add the benefit of making HGH to that list.

Nutrition: It is recommended to add dietary proteins to your diet and to keep your blood sugar levels relatively low.

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