By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
October 31, 2018
The other day one of my patients, a 45-year old car dealer, asked me about HGH injections.
“I’m getting flabby and have almost zero energy,” he told me. “I can’t keep up with my wife, let alone my kids. But a guy at work started taking it and he says the changes are incredible.”
I hear this kind of story a lot. And there is plenty of weight behind the desire to boost levels of this youth hormone.
It goes all the way back to 1990. That’s when an endocrinologist by the name of Dr. Daniel Rudman generated a firestorm of interest around HGH.
He amazed the world when he took a group of older men – all over the age of 60 – and turned them into younger versions of their selves. All it took was HGH injections 3 times a week for six months for the men to see drastic changes.
- Their body fat practically melted off of them. The men lost almost 15% of fat mass while piling on an average of 8.8% in lean body mass.
- Their skin started to thicken… no more “old man” parchment skin.
- The HGH injection even increased bone density in their lumbar spines by 1.6%.
Dr. Rudman and his team concluded that “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.”
These are absolutely stunning results! It’s like turning back the hands of time by a decade or two.
Not only that, but in the nearly 30 years since this discovery, we’ve also learned HGH ramps up energy levels. It powers up libido. And it may even reduce the risks of age-related disease.
It’s no wonder athletes and celebrities are willing to pay a thousand or more dollars each month for HGH injections!
Yes… these injections are pretty pricey. That can be a big deterrent to the average Joe. Plus, HGH therapy requires a prescription. You also have to be willing and able to jab yourself with a needle on a regular basis.
And let’s not forget about side effects that come with synthetic HGH injections… like diabetes, breast growth in men, carpal tunnel syndrome, fluid retention and the increased risk for growth of cancer.
Cracking the Nut on HGH
I’ve been following the HGH story for almost three decades. And in my own research I’ve cracked the nut on how to boost HGH levels without injections. All you have to do is give your body amino acids in the right dosage to stimulate natural production of your own HGH.
You see, amino acids act as secretagogues – or precursors – that naturally stimulate your body’s production of HGH. They work by activating the pituitary gland so that it secretes more of this youth hormone. For example:
L-Arginine stimulates the pituitary glands to release HGH. This, in turn, increases fat burning and the building of muscle tissue. I recommend taking at least 1,250 mg. daily.
The problem with arginine is that it needs other amino acids to help produce these stimulating effects. That’s why I also recommend at least two other HGH boosters that should be taken with it.
L-Glutamine is also necessary for the pituitary gland to produce more HGH. And a surprisingly small oral dose can increase growth hormone levels four-fold. But that’s not all it does. Glutamine is a key to the metabolism and maintenance of muscle tissue. If your body doesn’t produce enough of it, muscle loss can occur. So, if you’re looking to get top-notch results, take about 250 mg. each day.
L-Ornithine has GH-stimulating effects and supports HGH levels in the bloodstream. It’s also a precursor to glutamine, which means that it enhances the body’s ability to increase glutamine levels. When combined with arginine, this amino acid promotes muscle-building activity in the body. I suggest 1,000 mg. daily.
All these nutrients should be taken right before bedtime. And the reason is simple. Growth hormone is primarily secreted while you’re sleeping!
That’s why the next few tips are just as important.
Turn on Your Youth Hormone while You Sleep
One of the ways your body manufacturers HGH is by sleeping. This is when your pituitary gland is most active and produces maximum levels of growth hormone.
If you don’t get enough sleep, your body will produce less than optimal levels. So, one of the first things you can do to boost your HGH naturally is get to bed on time and aim for a regenerative 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
Now, I know that can be easier said than done. But there are two supplements that not only help you sleep better, they also increase the amount of HGH your body produces:
Melatonin. You probably know melatonin is a popular sleep aid. But I’ll bet you didn’t know it also helps support HGH levels. Any dose between 0.5 and 5 mg. stimulates the release of growth hormone.
GABA has a calming effect that induces relaxation and helps you sleep more soundly at night. But that’s not all it does. When you’re at rest, GABA can increase concentrations of growth hormone by as much as 400%. I usually recommend my patients start with 1,000 mg. before bedtime.
If you’re interested in learning more about my research, I can share that with you and tell you what I’ve learned. Just click here for everything you need to know.
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