Human growth hormone (HGH, GH) or GHRH like formulas are widely used. This is one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets. While not discussed much. Many celebrities take HGH or GHRH like formulas for reasons like anti-aging, weight management, and health benefits. Celebrities like Sylvester Stallone and Kim Cantrall swear by it. So, let’s talk about it.
Let’s start with IGF-1 which is directly responsible for HGH and stands for Insulin Like Growth Factor. IGF-1 is produced by the liver in response to growth hormone. IGF-1 stimulates the repair and building of cells. IGF-1 and GH decline with age just like testosterone, it is roughly 1-2% per year. Many people believe because IGF-1 effects are more apparent than HGH prescriptions that it is better to take IGF-1 like prescriptions than HGH. While it is true there are more results with IGF-1 like prescriptions than HGH it also has more severe side effects. IGF-1 and GH interact with insulin to control metabolism. When there is to much IGF-1/HGH it can block insulin levels which can lead to a pre-diabetic condition, which includes spiked blood sugar. These prescriptions can also increase tumor growth.
GHRH which stands for Growth Hormone Releasing Hormones is produced in the hypothalmus. It stimulates GH production by binding to GHRH receptors. GHRH type formulas is something we favor in our practice and here is why. GHRH type formulas trigger the release of growth hormone. They have been shown to have beneficial effects of brain function and cognition. A 2012 study at the University of Washington School of Medicine found these type of formulas play a role in preventing progression of Alzheimer’s and improving cognitive functions.
GHRH has 44 amino acids. While there is nothing identical on the market there are GHRH type formulas that contain 29 amino acids. There are also studies with these formulas (in addition to the one I listed above) that show if GHRH like formulas are stopped, the benefit of HGH levels will remain which is not the case with IGF-1 and HGH prescriptions. These types of formulas include names like CJC-1295, CJC-1293, GHRP-6, Hexarelin, and Sermorelin. With GHRH like formulas you achieve improved cognitive function, brain function, weight management, anti-aging benefits, and keep results even if you stop the GH replacement therapy. There have also been studies GHRH like formulas stimulates cardiac reverse remodeling after heart attack.
Ways to preserve your growth hormone:
– Vitamin D: Vitamin D is essential for HGH production and testosterone production. Without Vitamin D your GH levels and testosterone levels plummet.
–IV Vitamin Therapy: Intravenous vitamin therapy that includes arginine, ornithine, and glutamine have been well known to boost growth hormone production to a significant degree.
-Avoid Blue Light 2hrs before bed