HGH is a peptide hormone that stimulates human growth, cell production, and regeneration of tissue in humans and other vertebrate animals. It is a specific mitogen which only affects certain types of cells. HGH is an amino acid, single chain polypeptide that the body synthesizes, stores, and secretes by using somatotropic cells in the lateral wings of the anterior pituitary gland.
Biosynthetic human growth hormone is also known as recombinant human growth hormone, it’s also commonly referred to as somatropin, or rhGH.
The effects growth hormone has on tissues of the body are generally described as anabolic, or the process of building up. As is the case with many other protein hormones, HGH acts by interacting with specific cell surface receptors. The most widely known effect of growth hormone is height growth, but it serves multiple metabolic functions as well. Growth hormone increases calcium retention and strengthens bone mineralization. Muscle mass can also be increased by new muscle cell creation. Which is quite different than hypertrophy. HGH also promotes lipolysis, which reduces adipose tissue, most commonly known as body fat. With the exception of the brain, HGH increases protein synthesis and stimulates growth in internal organs.
The results of HGH deficiency vary significantly depending on age of occurrence. It causes failure of growth in children, resulting in shortened height. Leading to genetic conditions and congenital malformations. Sometimes leading to delayed sexual maturity. For adults, the symptoms are usually much more subtle, including physical weakness, lack of energy, reduced bone mass, and higher risk of cardiovascular problems. Sometimes causing structural lesions or trauma. However, the most noticeable effects of HGH deficiency are decreased muscle mass, weight gain, and decreased energy.
The identification, purification, and eventual synthesis of HGH is largely credited to Choh Hao Li. The company Genentech pioneered the initial use of recombinant human growth hormone for humans in 1981.
In 1985, biosynthetic human growth hormone replaced pituitary derived human growth hormone for therapeutic use in the United States and elsewhere.
A sustained release from of human growth hormone was approved by the FDA in 1999, allowing for fewer injections.
|Builds muscle||Increases extracellular fluid|
|Enhances immune function||Speeds healing from burns, surgery, fractures|
|Strengthens the heart||Restores bone loss of osteoporosis|
|Helps control stress-induced damage||Reverses congestive heart failure|
|Aids kidney function||Restores youthful drive & energy|
|Enhances orgasmic intensity||Restores pulmonary function in chronic lung disease|
|Lowers blood pressure||Improves mood & sleep patterns|
|Lowers cholesterol||Thickens skin, restores tone & elasticity|
|Long-term use reduces insulin requirements in diabetics||Reduces susceptibility to illness|
|Stimulates nerve cell growth and repair in brain, spinal cord, & peripheral nerves||Protects against early cancer cell formation|
|Stimulates joint repair from damaged cartilage, tendons||Stimulates growth & repair of all organs of the body|
|Decreases body fat (particularly abdominal organs)|
Tips from Dr. Lizano
How to live a healthy lifestyle?
Want to live a healthy lifestyle and leave your couch potato days behind? Check out these ways to be healthier and live longer. More and more research is showing that the key to lifelong good health is what experts call “lifestyle”. Healthy eating, fitness and being at an ideal weight are all important in order to live a long and healthy life. Living a healthy life isn’t just about weight loss, it’s about feeling great in your own skin. By adding fitness to your life and variety and flavor to your diet, you can enjoy living. Based on the experience gained over his many years in healthcare, Dr. Lizano talks about how to achieve a healthy body, a healthy mind and a better life style. Choose food that contains minimal amounts of unhealthy fats. Unhealthy fats include both trans fats and saturated fats. These fats will raise your LDL cholesterol, and elevated LDL cholesterol often correlates with an increased risk for heart disease. Eat healthy fats in moderation. Poly-unsaturated, mono-unsaturated and omega-3 fats are all good lifestyle choices. These good fats lower your LDL cholesterol and raise your HDL cholesterol, which correlates with decreased risk for heart disease.
- Do not worry about things you have no control over.
- Eat healthy, work smarter, do gardening.
- Dysfunctional relationships are hazardous to your health, avoid them at all costs.