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The Basics of Human Growth Hormone and Testosterone- Midwestnutrition.com


Hormones are the chemical messengers that working in all your body's systems and organs. We will look at ways to naturally improve your levels. We will concentrate on: Human growth hormone (HGH) and testosterone.

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is responsible for growth. HGH decreases yearly after the age of 20. It is estimated that by age 40 your natural HGH release is about half it was at 20 years old. Increasing HGH levels have claims that include weight loss, increased muscle, increased energy levels, improved skin, increased sexual function and improved immune system function. To help your body stimulate HGH release, get nine hours of deep sleep daily. One should have the same sleep hours every day of the week. Additionally, HGH output is increased during workouts with both weights and aerobically. To use a more natural supplement, a L-Arginine based amino acid formula can be used to help enhance HGH production before sleeping.

It has been reported that four million men in the United States have low testosterone (hypothyroidism) and only 200,000 are being treated. Hypothyroidism has been known to cause impotence, osteoporosis, depression, fatigue, and weight gain. Testosterone has a important influence on muscle growth as well as promoting weight loss. Both men and women have testosterone. Women only have 10% the amount that men do. Sleep promotes an increase in testosterone levels.

Alcohol has been found to reduce testosterone levels so avoid alcohol. For men, increasing sexual functions to at least once a week can also increase testosterone. Patches, injections and gels are used to treat low testosterone levels. A recent study between men using testosterone gel versus the patch showed the gel was more effective for increasing muscle mass and decreasing body fat. Additionally, 66% of the patch users had skin irritation when only 6% of the gel users. Thus, testosterone gel more effectively treats low testosterone and is better tolerated than the patch.

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