Growth Hormones and You
- Posted on: Jan 15 2019
Most of us don’t give much thought to our growth hormones. We know they’re pretty important when we’re young, hence the term “growth hormones,” but what about when we’re adults?
It’s easy to assume that since we’re no longer “growing” that we don’t need growth hormones as adults, but this isn’t true. Our declining hormone levels actually contribute to many aspects of classic “aging.” Plus, for many people, their decline mirrors a decline in aspects of their quality of life.
We provide growth hormone therapy at Infinity Health & Wellness. Here’s some more information about your body and your growth hormones.
After we hit 30, our body produces and secretes about 14 percent less growth hormone every decade. By the age of 60, we’re producing 75 percent less growth hormone that when we were 20. Growth hormone is primarily released in pulses during sleep. These releases stimulate the liver to release IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor-1). Because of declining hormone secretions, this makes for lower levels of IGF-1 in the blood.
So, what does that mean? Less IGF-1 in the blood plays a role in many of the most familiar tenets of aging:
Thinning of our skin
Increased skin wrinkling
Loss of muscle and bone mass
Increased body fat
Bringing IGF-1 back up
What if you could boost IGF-1 levels in the blood to counteract these decreases? That’s the goal of our growth hormone therapy at Infinity Health & Wellness. We do this through what are known as growth-hormone secretagogues, which we will discuss more in this month’s second blog. Before we get to that, here are the benefits of boosting IGF-1 levels in our blood as we age:
Improved immune function
Increased muscle strength and mass
Decreased body fat
Increased sex drive and function
Improved sleep patterns
Improved skin thickness, texture
Restored hair color
Interested in boosting your growth hormones and turning back the clock? Call us at Infinity Health & Wellness, (480) 427-4305, and schedule a consultation.
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