People are always searching for the latest fade in weight loss, looking for that miracle pill, drink, diet, an injection that melts away fat quickly and effectively and just as importantly, keeps it off. The truth is, there isn’t such a miracle solution.
One of the fades in the weight loss community is using Human Growth Hormone (HGH) for weight loss.
Just like many other fades, it has certain benefits and merits but simply isn’t a miracle solution.
How Does HGH Promote Weight Loss?
HGH is said to promote weight loss and build muscle, two things many of the population are after. HGH is made up of 191 amino acids and is a naturally occurring hormone in the body.
It plays a role in a number of functions such as muscle growth, metabolism, energy, tissue repair and brain function. As mentioned, HGH is naturally produced in the body and is at its highest levels of production in a person’s adolescent years.
After this time the production starts to decrease.
The whole idea that it can be used for weight loss dates back to a report that was published in 1990 in the New England Journal of Medicine. This study stated that injections of HGH led to a 14% loss in body fat and an 8.8% gain in muscle mass.
The key was these numbers were achieved without any exercise or change in diet. These numbers caught people’s attention fast.
Where it gets really interesting though is in 2003, the NewEngland Journal of Medicine denounced misuse of the 1990 study. It was too late though, the study had been around so long that HGH was already a big hit and was believed to give miracle results.
HGH can work by actually reducing the amount of fat your body stores. By reducing this storage, a person’s weight will obviously decrease. As well HGH burns fat, again reducing the overall levels in the person’s body.
It is said to increase muscular cell growth, helping to create lean muscle. This speeds up the metabolism, burning calories, and fat. Essentially the idea is that the body is burning fat and calories more efficiently, therefore resulting in weight loss.
Other HGH Benefits
HGH is said to offer a number of physical benefits besides weight loss, these benefits include increased energy, endurance, stamina and strength, better immunity, better memory function, a mood-elevator, increased sexual performance, better skin (increased elasticity, more youthful looking), the ability to reverse DNA damage and even better sleep patterns.
There’s a lot of health claims and benefits packed into these HGH injections.
Where Can You Buy HGH
HGH injections can be given by your doctor and range in price starting in the hundreds going up to thousands for one injection. How often you need the injections can differ.