August 29th, 2013
Back to school is here and many parents are snapping pictures of their children on their first day of school and posting them online for friends and family to see. It’s amazing seeing these kids grow so fast year after year. This observation led me to myself: How do we grow? It is Human Growth Hormone (HGH).
Recently, there has been a lot of bad press about HGH in sports and how adults are misusing it for selfish gain in their professional sport vocation, but for kids, HGH is a good thing. It’s necessary for them to grow as children into adolescents. HGH is a product of the pituitary gland found in the back of the brain. The gland pumps out HGH until adulthood (30 years) and then declines output levels 2% a year. The result is belly fat, sagging skin and decrease in muscle mass.
People want to live forever young and HGH can help. This need has generated a multi-billion dollar industry producing products with HGH that you inject into yourself to stop aging and increase muscle mass. However, there is little evidence that HGH will regain youth and vitality and the FDA has concurred. If fact there is evidence that HGH injections can cause side affects (joint and muscle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, swelling diabetes, and heart disease.
There are a few safe alternatives to naturally increase your growth hormone (Reference Dr. Oz)
1) Eat Fenugreek. A vegetable
2) L’Arginine. An amino acid found in vitamin supplements
In the end, there is no quick fix to staying younger. Eat right, stay active and sleep well will be enough to feel great and live long and tall.