Human Growth Hormone (HGH), also called somatropin, is produced in the anterior of the pituitary gland inside the brain. It is one of the most abundant hormones secreted. It influences the growth of cells, bones, muscles and organs throughout the body. Production peaks at adolescence when accelerated growth occurs.
If growing children have too little they remain as dwarfs, while if they have too muchtheybecome-giants. Daily growth hormone secretion is declining with age. For example a 20 year old may secrete 4 to 5 times more of the HGH than a 60 year old.
Human Growth Hormone is one of the many endocrine hormones, like astrogen, progesterone,testerone, melatonin, and DHEA, that decline in production with age. While some of the effects of aging, HGH reaches far beyond the scope of any one of these hormones to not only prevent biological aging, but to significantly reverse a broad range of signs and symptoms associated with aging.In effect, HGH theraphy has been shown to turn back the biological clock by 20 years or more. HGH is most abundant hormone secreted by the pituitary gland.It is produced at a rate that peaks during mid twenties, when accelerated growth occurs. Growth Hormone production starts becoming deficient in your mid-thirties and continues to diminish with age to the extent that a 60 year old may secrete only 25% of the HGH secreted by 20 year old.
Growth Hormone is primarily released in pulses throughout a 24 hours period, but the majority is released during the beginning phases of sleep, then is quickly converted in the liver to its powerful growth promoting metabolite, Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 ( IGF 1 ), also known as Somatomedin-C. IGF 1 elicits most of the effects associated with growth hormone and can be measured in blood tests to determine current levels of growth hormone secretion