HGH: A fountain of youth

The answer to slowing and even reversing the aging process is found within our bodies. It is a simple, biological substance called human growth hormone (HGH).

by Leonie Rosenberg — 

Most people live through their teens and 20s without appreciating the blessings of youth — trim bodies, supple skin, high libido, stamina, agility and a responsive immune system. Often it is not until we begin to manifest the symptoms of aging that we begin to appreciate the health we took for granted in our youth.

What if the symptoms of aging could be overridden? What if they could be completely reversed? Stories of a mythical fountain of youth have intrigued us all, but what if modern science had actually been able to locate the fountainhead?

The answer is that it has! The real answer to slowing and even reversing the aging process is found within our bodies. It is a simple, biological substance called human growth hormone (HGH).

HGH is naturally produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. It is an essential hormone that controls the release of many other hormones in the body. When we are young, high levels of HGH control the body’s growth. In adults, production of HGH begins to decline steeply at approximately age 30, and continues at a steady downward rate throughout life. The result of this decline is aging. The typical symptoms of old age — less energy, less stamina, decreased sexual function, increased cholesterol, memory loss, increased body fat and reduced muscle tone result as HGH declines.

Researchers reasoned that if HGH is the hormone of youth, then why not replicate it and introduce it back into the body? In the 1980s, drug companies raced to patent a synthetic replica of HGH. The results were astounding. Daniel Rudmond, M.D., who pioneered anti-aging research, performed a study with 12 men. The men were injected with synthetic HGH for a period of six months. “The effects of six months of HGH on lean body mass and connective tissue were equivalent in magnitude to changes incurred during 10 to 20 years of aging,” states Dr. Rudmond.

Synthetic, injectable HGH, though effective, comes with some serious drawbacks. Firstly, it is extremely expensive, costing between $800 and a $1,000 a month for treatment. Secondly, there is concern about toxicity and side effects, if too much were injected into the body at one time. These concerns sent researchers back to the drawing board, where HGH has gone through three generations of development.

Researchers knew that an older pituitary gland, if properly stimulated, could increase its level of HGH production to that of a young pituitary. However, most methods sent the stimulants into the digestive system, but ultimately missed their mark. The scientists then created an HGH secretagogue, a blended group of amino acids that is first sprayed into the mouth and then swallowed. The amino acids are then transported via a liposomal delivery system into the bloodstream, and go directly to the pituitary gland.

Dr. Ronald Klatz, in his book Grow Young With HGH, writes, “Finally there are true wonder drugs of the future, the secretagogues — powerful, cheap, oral drugs that promise to release growth hormone better than injections of growth hormone. They will put age-reversal within the reach of every one of us.

“HGH is the ultimate anti-aging therapy. It 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.”

 

Leonie Rosenberg is a licensed massage therapist, the creator of Mahatma Reiki and has an anti-aging business and healing practice in Scottsdale, Ariz. She teaches locally and internationally. 480-675-8675, www.MahatmaReiki.com or leonierosenberg@hotmail.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 26, Number 1, February/March 2007.

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