Posted on April 02, 2017
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) has gained a great deal of attention lately, due to its numerous health benefits of this magical, rather simple molecule. HGH has been lately proven to be effective in increasing the muscle mass beside its marvelous anti-aging effects. Furthermore, boosting an individual's HGH levels can markedly improve his/her memory and attention span.
HGH is a hormone secreted by an endocrine gland known as the pituitary gland. A hormone is a substance that is secreted by an endocrine gland which pours the hormone directly into the blood stream. Hormones act on many organs to produce pronounceable biological changes. HGH acts to increase the rate of growth of various body cells. It has been proven that HGH can increase the rate of growth of all of the body's cells except the brain cells. HGH levels are high in children and adolescents and this is the cause of the heightened rate of growth observed in these age categories.
Although HGH doesn't directly increase the rate of growth of the brain cells, it induces many actions that lead to improvement of the memory, attention span, focus and other high cognitive functions. The brain's cells, neurons, are extensively connected together by neuronal connections that are called synapses. The more synapses there are between neuron cells, the greater the memory, attention and creative abilities of an individual are. Many researchers have concluded that HGH triggers an increase in the synapses in both number and complexity. This induced increase in synapses is possibly caused by HGH's stimulatory effect on protein synthesis.
HGH stimulates the oxidation of glucose to produce energy. The increased rate of energy production is also caused, at least in part, by the stimulatory effect of HGH on the oxidation of fatty acids. The increased energy level caused by the HGH enables the brain cells to work more efficiently. The effects of HGH on the brain cells increase the efficiency of the brain's cognitive functions. Human memory is roughly divided into two main categories; short term memory and long term memory. HGH triggers the consolidation of memorized data from the short term memory to the long term memory. HGH levels are highly variable throughout different times of the day with the highest surges occurring during the early hours of sleep. Consolidation of memorized data in the long term memory occurs during the early hours of sleep when the HGH reaches its peak levels.
HGH patch are present in various forms such as pills, capsules and even patches. Moreover, more recently, HGH releasers have been available and have been proven to be more useful and safe than HGH itself. HGH releasers act by increasing the secretion of HGH by the individual's pituitary gland.