HGH, or Humane Growth Hormone, is a naturally occurring hormone in the body produced by the pituitary gland. It plays a significant role in growth and development, particularly in our younger and adolescent years. As we age, HGH levels begin to drop and so do many positive side effects of this hormone. Once we enter our thirties and forties most people experience difficulties in losing weight, maintaining muscle mass and low energy levels. This can be in part due to the decline of HGH in our bodies.
HGH injections can play a significant role in both men and women in reducing the amount of fat we gain by speeding up our metabolism and improving muscle mass. A faster metabolism helps to burn more body fat, and the more muscle tissue we have the more calories we burn, even at rest.
HGH also functions in promoting lipolysis, or the breakdown of lipids (fats), as well as triggering the liver to release the hormone Insulin-like growth-factor-1 (IGF-1). IGF-1 stimulates cell growth through the body and reduces the transport of glucose to cells, instead telling the body to deplete the glucose before turning to other sources of energy.
There are many other positive side effects to taking HGH injections besides weight loss. These include, but are not limited to: improved libido, eliminating depression and anxiety, better sleep, improved memory and cognitive function, and increased energy and stamina.
Although side effects are extremely rare, real HGH cannot be obtained in the United States without a prescription and doctor’s supervision. People with certain health conditions such as tumors or cancer should not take growth hormone injections.
At Elite HRT, we will determine if you are a good candidate for HGH injections by analyzing your medical history, blood test results, and physical examination to provide you with a personalized hormone replacement therapy program tailored towards your needs.