Human Growth Hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and is responsible for the necessary growth in children as well as increasing anabolic activity and lean body mass. It helps regulate the body’s metabolism of proteins, electrolytes, carbohydrates, and controls how fats are utilized and lean muscle is increased. Human growth hormone is considered a master hormone and affects all the hormones and organs in the body. It has repairing and restorative abilities that can help reverse cell damage, improve post-exercise recovery, improve immune response, and increase skin thickness and bone density. Deficiency of Growth Hormone has been implicated in the decline of cognitive ability and the development of dementia.
Human Growth Hormone is released during deep sleep and through pulsations throughout the day that are determined in large part by the body’s “circadian rhythms.” Human Growth Hormone levels are monitored by lab work checking for an active metabolite of HGH called insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) which is secreted by the liver in response to HGH levels.
Here at The Clinic of Ageless Solutions, we have several recommendations for addressing Adult Onset Growth Hormone Deficiency by supplementing with regular injections of HGH or supplements known as Secretagogues which help to stimulate the body’s natural supply of Growth Hormone.