Hormone--Clinically Proven Rejuvenation
Effective and affordable solutions for releasing growth hormone naturally
By Elora Gabriel
Is aging as inevitable as death and taxes? Or, is it a condition of multiple hormone deficiency? We know that the use of natural estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, and testosterone can greatly slow the aging process. But there is one hormone that is clinically proven to reverse many aspects of aging: Human Growth Hormone, or HGH. As we age, our skin and hair change. We notice a decrease in energy, immune function, sexual energy, cardiac output, vision, muscle mass, sleep quality, memory--in short, just about everything that makes life in the body pleasant. But human growth hormone has been proven to reverse all of these changes.
Dr. Ronald Klatz has written the definitive text on human growth hormone, entitled Grow Young With HGH. Dr. Klatz' book is based on cutting-edge scientific research in thousands of published reports complete with exhaustive double blind studies, hundreds of books, first-hand cases from around the world, and interviews with the world's leading anti-aging researchers and scientists. According to Dr. Klatz:
"HGH is the ultimate anti-aging therapy. I t affects almost every cell in the body, rejuvenating the skin and bones, regenerating the heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys, bringing organ and tissue function back to youthful levels. It is an anti-disease medicine that revitalizes the immune system, lowers the risk factors for heart attack and stroke, improves oxygen uptake in emphysema patients, and prevents osteoporosis. It is under investigation for a host of different diseases from osteoporosis to post-polio syndrome to AIDS. It is the most effective anti-obesity drug ever discovered, revving up the metabolism to youthful levels, resculpting the body by selectively reducing the fat in the waist, abdomen, hips, and thighs, and at the same time increasing muscle mass. It may be the most powerful aphrodisiac ever discovered, reviving flagging sexuality and potency . . . It is cosmetic surgery in a bottle, smoothing out facial wrinkles; restoring the elasticity, thickness, and contours of youthful skin; reversing the loss of extracellular water that makes old people look like dried-up prunes. . . It reverses the insomnia of later life, restoring the 'slow wave' or deepest level of sleep. And it is a mood elevator, lifting the spirits along with the body, bringing back a zest for life that many people thought was lost forever."
Human Growth Hormone is produced by the pituitary, the body's master gland. Like other hormones, it is abundant in our youth, causing normal development of bones, muscles, and organs. A deficiency in childhood will cause dwarfism. HGH is somewhat similar to insulin in that it is not secreted continuously, but in short bursts following vigorous exercise and during the first few hours of sleep.
Levels of HGH fall 80% between ages 21 and 61. 38% of the population aged 70 to 80 is as deficient in growth hormone as the children who become dwarfs. This condition is called SDS, or Somatotrophin (growth hormone) Deficiency Syndrome. SDS is characterized by decreased physical mobility, socialization and energy levels, diminished healing ability, a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, and lower life expectancy. Growth hormone researchers state that practically everyone over the age of forty has SDS. Could this be another word for aging? And if so, what would be the result of supplementing with growth hormone?
On July 5, 1990, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of a study by Daniel Rudman, MD, and colleagues at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Twelve growth hormone deficient men between the ages of 61 to 81 were treated with injections of synthetic HGH for a period of 6 months. These frail, flabby men all lost fat, gained muscle, and had thicker (younger) skin. Dr. Rudman stated, "The effects of six months of human growth hormone on lean body mass and adipose-tissue mass were equivalent in magnitude to the changes incurred during 10 to 20 years of aging." In other words, 6 months of growth hormone had taken 10 to 20 years from the bodies of these men! Other reports included increased energy and sex drive, gray hair regaining color, and disappearance of skin wrinkles. The men in the control group continued to age on schedule.
Following these impressive results, Rudman then gave HGH to a group of 26 elderly men. He found that their livers, spleens, and muscles, which had shrunk with age, had regrown back to their youthful sizes. "The overall deterioration of the body that comes with growing old is not inevitable. We now realize that some aspects of it can be prevented or reversed," says Rudman. Rudman's work and other studies on HGH have demonstrated the following benefits:
EFFECTS OF HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE
weight loss without dieting or exercising.
2. 8.8% increase in muscle mass (average) after 6 months, with no change in exercise pattern.
3. Higher energy levels, increased exercise performance.
4. Enhanced sexual performance for men and women.
5. Regrowth of heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and other organs that shrink with age.
6. Greater cardiac output, superior immune function, better kidney function.
7. Lowered blood pressure, improved cholesterol profile, higher HDL and lower LDL.
8. Younger thicker skin, wrinkle removal, elimination of cellulite.
9. Hair regrowth.
10. Sharper vision.
11. Mood elevation.
12. Increased memory retention.
13. Improved sleep.
If you are excited by what you've read so far, I recommend that you obtain Dr. Klatz' book. Below are some pithy quotes from Grow Young With HGH:
"Somatotrophin [HGH] deficiency syndrome can have multiple causes . . . But by far the most common cause is aging, which, as this book makes clear, IS a pituitary disease."
"What we now call aging appears to be due in large part to the drastic decline of growth hormone in the body after adulthood."
"The only age-reversing drug that has passed placebo-controlled double-blind clinical trials with flying colors is human growth hormone. Not once, but many times over."
Since so many men and women suffer from loss of libido as they age, it is worth noting that HGH can increase libido so dramatically that it is recommended for both members of a couple to use the therapy to avoid conflict in the marriage! While most products for increasing sexual function are aimed at men, growth hormone appears to work equally well for women. "The most powerful effects [on libido] come from growth hormone, which can reawaken the sex drive and orgasmic delight that a woman reveled in in her youth," says Dr. Klatz. "Women on GH therapy report increased libido, heightened pleasure, and the equivalent of greater potency in men in the form of multiple orgasms."
But isnít HGH prohibitively expensive? Synthetic growth hormone injections have produced impressive results, but they cost between $800 and $2,500/month.
A much cheaper route is to obtain professionally formulated growth hormone releasing products. These non-prescription products are made entirely from natural sources, and provide maximum safety without side effects. They contain secretagogues, or substances that stimulate the pituitary to release HGH. Researcher Garrett Jones, from Age Reversal Associates, has done an intensive study of the various formulas available. An essential criterion for growth hormone releasing products is the ability to raise the level of IGF-1, or insulin-like growth factor, in the blood. ( IGF-1 is the major marker for HGH levels, since growth hormone is difficult to test for directly, and produces many of the benefits associated with HGH.) Jones believes that one such product, Pro-HGH by Nutraceutics, is highly comparable in effectiveness to the injections. "In the development of a natural HGH secretagogue that stimulates the release of the bodyís natural HGH hormone, [this] research has incorporated advanced pharmaceutical delivery, rare botanicals, glandulars, and nutritional cofactors to produce a proven anti-aging HGH therapy with unprecedented results," says Jones.
Recently, a further breakthrough occurred in the growth hormone picture. It was discovered that, under certain conditions, a strain of beneficial microbes would produce HGH from natural plant sources. Secondly, a team of scientists from Europe and the U.S. succeeded in creating a modality whereby this hormone could be absorbed sublingually rather than having to be given through injections. Growth hormone was first sold over the counter in small bottles of sublingual spray, and is now available in sublingual tablets. The tablets are 7-10 time stronger than the sublingual sprays, and very cost effective. IGF-1 test results, as well as subjective reports from users, have been excellent.
A statement written by F. Pearl McBroom, M.D., Inc., reads: "In the past seven months. F. Pearl McBroom, M.D., has examined the efficacy of sublingually administered Human Growth Hormone of Natural Plant Origin in patients ranging in age from mid thirties to nineties.
"The list of benefits outlined in Dr. Ronald Klatzís book Grow Young With HGH are not only being substantiated, [but] without the need of injection and its expense, or chemical side effects. . .
"Dramatic revitalization and rejuvenation, and evidence of organ regrowth, are being suggested in the same wide range of conditions from Osteoporosis to AIDS.
"The excitement continues over the growing numbers, suggesting remarkable benefits... Dozens of doctors from around the world are now reporting clinical results contributing to a massive clinical study involving thousands of patients over a 3-year period.
"Conditions suggesting amazing improvement thus far include: Chronic Fatigue States (particularly related to Viremia), Hormonal Imbalance and Deficiency States in both male and female; Hypothyroidism, Chronic Brain Syndrome, Alzheimerís Disease, Depressive States, Arthritis, Bursitis, Hypertension, Obesity, Osteoporosis; and [it is] strongly suggested that general improvement in conditions such as AIDS and Malabsorption Syndromes be researched."
Clearly, sublingual growth hormone is highly effective. Yet, the amount of growth hormone delivered through the sublingual spray is much smaller than that given through injections. And the HGH used is a "human-identical hormone", not a synthetic.
Sublingual growth hormone has some advantages over the injections. First, it is much cheaper. An average dose of the sublingual tablets only costs about $39/month at current prices. Also, the amount of HGH delivered through the sublingual tablet is still much less than what is given via injection. Therefore, any possible side effects associated with the injections have--to the best of our knowledge--been completed eliminated. The smaller dosage also assures the user that their pituitary will not become "lazy" and stop producing its own growth hormone.
Due to the efforts of dedicated researchers, the benefits of growth hormone are now available to the public at a reasonable cost, and without any of the side effects reported for the injections.
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