How Do I Increase The Production Of Human Growth Hormone In My Body Naturally?
You want to read this answer if you want to know the best ways to increase Human Growth Hormone in your body.
What Is Human Growth Hormone And Why Should You Care?
HGH is a hormone released by the pituitary gland that helps in growth, cell reproduction and cell regeneration and its essential to slow down aging.
Illegal use of growth hormone has been used in industrial agriculture on livestock to help them grow faster and for increased milk production.
They are also banned in professional sports. However, many bodybuilders and muscle athletes do inject it to slow down the aging process and build muscles.
I strongly advise against injecting HGH as it has many side effects.
HGH is essential for children to help them grow and peaks around the age of 19–20. After which the decline starts. Once you turn 30, you enter into a phase called somatopause where hGH starts to decline rapidly.
This results in the following symptoms 1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279163/
-Decreased sexual function
-Increased sensitivity to cold and heat
-Loss of lean muscle
Why Should You Care?
HGH, when enhanced naturally, can literally make you young, strong, and energetic, besides giving you other health benefits.
-Increased weight loss
-Increase in muscle mass and tone
-More energy and ability to concentrate better
3 Best Ways To Boost Your HGH Naturally
1) Sleep Undisturbed
The moment you are asleep HGH secretions increase and continue to do so in the first few hours of sleep. Research has shown its best to be asleep between 10pm to 2am however research is inconclusive on that.
2) Workout Above Anabolic Threshold
According to a study published in Sports Medical Journal in 2003, an exercise intensity above lactate threshold and for a minimum of 10 minutes appears to elicit the greatest stimulus to the secretion of HGH.
Note: According to the same study, endurance training actually results in decreased resting hGH and a blunted EIGR [exercise-induced growth hormone response].
In simple, terms you want to focus on resistance training ideally using heavy weights and staying within the rep-range of 5–10 and combining this with HIIT either viz sprints or cardio machine.
3) Intermittent Fasting
A study concluded that women can boost their hGH by 1300 percent and men by 2000 percent when they fast for 24 hours. 2https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-04/imc-sfr033111.php I do recommend limiting your feeding window to about 7–8 hours only and then fast for the remaining 16 hours.
For example, I wake up by 5 am and then fast until 11 am at least. Sometimes I stretch up to 1 pm. Then I have my first meal. My second meal is at 7 pm and then I fast until 11 am the next day.
Related Article: Intermittent Fasting: The Definitive Guide
These mini-fasts can normalize your insulin levels and have other benefits too. This is no fad, but this is the way we have evolved.
Eating 5–6 smaller meals seems unnatural to me….
Because of working out with heavy weights, doing intermittent fasting, and other changes in my lifestyle, I have managed to slow down aging and get many compliments stating that I look younger now as compared to when I was in my 20s.
HGH, no doubt, is called the ‘Fountain of Youth,’ and if you are above the age of 30, you should follow the suggestions I have listed above if you want to look young and strong.
You be the judge.
5 Additional Tips To Boost HGH
-Workout out in a fasted state, especially first thing in the morning. You can burn a lot of belly fat this way. And this way, you get it done
-Wait for 30–60 minutes before you eat anything. hGH production peaks after a workout, so it is best to eat only after your body has been given a chance to utilize it effectively.
-Include healthy fats in your diet. This helps boost your testosterone levels
-Although I don’t recommend too many supplements, some studies have shown that supplementing with l-glutamine and l-arginine can boost your HGH
-Do a detox for 10–11 days. Normal detox can be dangerous, so you need a proper structure when you embark on it. HGH stays long enough in the bloodstream so that the liver converts it into IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factors) and this can only happen when your liver is working in top condition.
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