Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
Measuring Growth Hormone In The Body
The aging process can be measured by levels of DHEA, Growth Hormone, and Somatomedin C in the blood. Another way is to look at the genetic timeclock which is a series of amino acids or telomeres. Growth hormone, formed by the pituitary gland has a profound effect on all the cells of the body, more than any other hormone. It may be stimulated in young adults by weight training and resistance exercise. Aerobic exercise can also have a profound effect in stimulating growth hormone production in people over 40.
In people over 70, growth hormone can increase muscle mass and lower body fat without any changes in diet or exercise. However, a low fat diet and weight lifting can help to accelerate an increase in muscle mass and decrease body fat in elderly adults.
Growth hormone is safe with no known side effects when it is taken in the proper amounts. Too much or too little will have no effect at all, therefore, it is very important that the dosage be the correct amount for each individual.