Forget the Growth Hormone Injections
- Posted on: Oct 30 2018
Getting old can stink. Your skin suffers because your body produces one additional percentage point less collagen every year (accumulating) after your 20th birthday. That’s why older skin is thinner and more prone to wrinkling and sagging. Dumb.
Now take our growth hormones. They are secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain. After age 30, the pituitary secretes 14 percent less growth hormone every decade. By the age of 60, the average person secretes almost 75 percent less growth hormone than a 20-year-old. That is just plain wrong.
This decline in growth hormone, as seen in declining blood levels of IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1), is directly linked with many aspects of aging.
Declining IGF-1 is linked with these lovely aspects of aging:
- Thinning skin
- Rapid wrinkling
- Brittle hair
- Brittle nails
- Graying or dull hair color
- Reduced energy
- Loss of muscle mass
- Loss of bone mass
- Decreased libido
- Increased body fat
Overcoming the deficit
Some people have promoted injections of human growth hormone (HGH) as a way to stimulate the release of growth hormone. These have been shown to boost IGF-1 levels in the blood back to more youthful levels, reversing or slowing many age-related changes in the body.
But many people aren’t keen on regular HGH shots. So, at Infinity Health & Wellness, we have an alternative — secretagogues.
A combination of certain amino acids can be ingested orally as a supplement. These amino acid combinations, collectively known as “growth-hormone secretagogues,” can stimulate the pituitary gland to release greater quantities of growth hormone after the age of 40, elevating our IGF-1 blood levels to match those we experienced up to our mid-30s. This leads to a multitude of anti-aging benefits, including:
- Improved immune function
- Increased sexual function
- Increased muscle strength, mass, and energy
- Decreased body fat
- Elevated mood
- Improved sleep patterns
- Improved memory
- Improved skin thickness, texture, and wrinkle reduction
- Restoration of hair color
- Improved vision
Sounds pretty good, eh? If you’re interested in secretagogues, give us a call at Infinity Health & Wellness, (480) 427-4305.
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