HGH and Weight Loss
HGH can be a very good fat loss aid, especially for those who have found that the older they get, the harder it is to lose fat. They may have been thin during their younger years but slowly, as the years added up, the amount of fat increased.
Unfortunately, an increase in fat and a decrease in lean muscle is considered a normal part of aging.
We know that our HGH release decreases as we age, and there is strong evidence that shows low amounts of human growth hormone to be directly related to increased fat and decreased lean muscle.
Both HGH and IGF-1 are important to the fat burning ability of the body. As we age our metabolism slows down. Improving our HGH improves our metabolism back to a younger and healthier level and helps the body to better metabolize the fat. HGH also improves glucose metabolism and helps to build lean, healthy muscle, and more lean muscle means we can more easily burn the fat.
HGH researchers and scientists say that human growth hormone therapy may be one of the most effective fat loss therapies ever discovered.
Dieting When On HGH
Improving the body's human growth hormone to a healthier level has been found to decrease fat, and weight loss by decreasing fat seems to be one of the more popular benefits those taking HGH supplements are hoping to see. I believe that in order to see the best benefits with human growth hormone products we should also take a good multi-vitamin, multi-mineral, antioxidant, and I believe it is very important to eat a good healthy, balanced diet. Generally, it is best to eat several small meals per day rather than eating 1, 2, or 3 large meals.
Those taking HGH supplements should not be on a very low calorie weight loss diet. The reason is because HGH helps with weight loss by improving metabolism, by building more lean muscle, and by balancing hormones in the body; all these improvements require nutrients and fuel (calories). I recommend a protein rich diet that is adequate in complex carbs and essential fatty acids, and is low in simple carbs. Of course all my recommendations are in general, and should not take the place of one's own private healthcare provider's recommendations.
I have known some clients who started taking our growth hormone supplement and one of their top priorities was to lose fat, but after one month they had not lost much fat. Upon questioning them I found that during that month they were also on a weight loss diet that was so low in calories it barely provided them with enough energy to get through their day; they certainly were not receiving enough calories to provide the extra energy that healing and building lean muscle requires.
Not providing the body with enough calories and nutrients can cause the metabolism to slow down. The metabolism is slowed in order to conserve calories, and if the body still does not have enough calories to provide the required energy, it may even burn muscle and keep the fat on reserve. This is a defense mechanism the body uses to try to prevent starvation.
Some people have lost fat initially by being on very low calorie and/or very low carb diets, however, they are usually not able to stay on those diets, and when they begin eating normally again, their body may have already learned that it may be deprived of calories again in the future, and so it may store even more fat than before, preparing for the next low calorie diet.
Dieting in such a fashion can have a negative effect on the benefits seen with any HGH therapy. A better way to eat would be to eat several small and balanced meals per day. If we eat every few hours during the day then the body will become used to having its fuel replenished frequently and so it will not be afraid to burn its fat stores.
Eating correctly surely helps to stabilize weight, however, unfortunately, as we age we lose lean muscle and that muscle is usually replaced by fat.
Even if we eat all the right foods and we exercise exactly as we should we will still lose a certain amount of lean muscle every year due to the aging process; this has been found to be brought about in large part by the decline of hormones. That is a major reason why improving HGH back to a younger and healthier level can help with fat loss.
When the hormones are replenished the metabolism is improved and the body is better able to build lean muscle to burn the fat, however, the body still needs to be supplied with the building blocks it needs to build the lean muscle and repair the other effects of aging.
I would like to mention that HGH is not the only hormone that decreases with age. DHEA, thyroid hormone, and the sex hormones also play important roles in metabolism, the muscle/fat ratio, and the aging process. Improving HGH has been found to have a positive effect on other hormones in the body, and for those who wish to see the best anti-aging benefits there are supplements that address those other hormones.
Of course activity is also important in successful fat loss and anti-aging. Studies have shown that human growth hormone helps to increase energy and stamina and improve mood, and so should help to improve exercise and workouts. HGH has also been found to be very good at enhancing positive thinking, and so the person may likely become more motivated and success oriented.
In closing I would like to again state that I always recommend everyone consult their private healthcare provider about proper diet and nutrition and before taking any HGH, anti-aging or other supplements. The information provided in this article is not meant to take the place of the advice of one's own private healthcare provider, nutritionist, or dietitian.
Questions About HGH and Weight Loss
Below is a question that was posted in our old forums, along with my answer.
Lisa Wells, RN
Growth Hormone That Reduces Body Fat? Sounds Weird To Me
Question: I found it on the internet, a growth hormone product that reduce the body fat.
It sounds weird to me because the growth hormone should increase the body fat so that the body become bigger isn't it?
Is this the real growth hormone?
Below is the complete product description:
Benefits of this Growth Hormone:
• Increased Lean Muscle
• Anti Aging
• Reduced Body Fat
• Increased Testosterone Levels
• Reduced Recovery Time
• Improvements in Cardiac Function
• Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidant Effects
• Enhanced Resistance to Infections
• Improved Food Conversion Index (Amount of food required to produce a constant unit of living mass.)
• Slight Stimulant Effect on the CNS Without Elevating Blood Pressure
• Mild Anti-Depressant Effects
• ALL BACKED 100% by Scientific Research
Answer: What the ad states about growth hormone reducing fat is correct.
It helps to get rid of the fat while increasing muscle. It changes the fat/muscle ratio. A person who wants to be big usually wants big muscles, not lots of fat and that is where growth hormone can help.
Even those who do not wish to obtain large muscles, like women, usually wish to firm up and become more shapely rather than be soft and flabby and HGH helps that.