HGH and Weight Loss
By Lisa Wells, RN
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 the 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 we should also take a good multivitamin, multimineral and I believe it is very important to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Generally, it is best to eat every four to five hours and the last meal of the day should be eaten at least four hours before sleep.
Those taking HGH supplements should not be on a long term 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 diet that is adequate in protein, 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 and nutrients that 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.
Severe calorie restriction can trigger the body's own survival mode called the starvation reflex. When this happens 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. As stated this is a natural defense mechanism that the body uses to try to survive.
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 growth hormone 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 hormones, 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.
Short Term Fasting
Clinical studies have shown that short term fasting can stimulate the pituitary gland to release growth hormone. However, the goal is to fast enough to stimulate growth hormone but not enough to trigger the starvation reflex.
Some specialists recommend those interested in fasting begin by fasting one day every two weeks and if tolerated well they may try fasting one day every week. Dr. Roy Walford used a fasting schedule of two days per week so there are varying opinions as to the best way to fast.
In closing I would like to again state that I always recommend everyone consult their private healthcare provider. 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.
Lisa Wells, RN
Questions and Answers About HGH and Weight Loss
Below are questions I have answered regarding losing weight with HGH.
Question: Which HGH product should I take for weight loss?
My objective is for weight loss and all the other benefits, what do u suggest I use? Can you explain homeopathic? How often and how fast can you see results?
Answer: The product I recommend for weight loss is HGH Plus IGF-1 & IGF-2. I believe it is the best on the market because it contains the HGH formula that was shown to be most effective in independent randomized double-blind placebo-controlled IGF-1 clinical studies that measured the increase of HGH in patients over a five month period. The five months is important because it showed that the product can still be effective longer than the three months of some amino acid products.
The products that are in pill form, any that you swallow and digest are made up of amino acids, vitamins, and herbs, and contain no form of human growth hormone. You won't find any clinical studies done on these types of products over a period of time because it is known that the pituitary gland may become resistant to high doses of amino acids. This does not happen with homeopathic HGH.
Homeopathy is a form of medicine that is over 200 years old. It works naturally with the body and so is safe. Here are links to pages that explain about homeopathy and also about HGH in homeopathic form:
At the page below you will find information about the benefits you might expect to see broken down in a month to month basis:
Sorry about all the links, but it would be too much information to put in a post.
Follow-up question: Thank you for the info, I will read them for sure. I have read a lot that the only real form is to inject by needle. Your thoughts on that? What do professional athletes take?
Follow-up answer: That is not true. The only way to receive a full hormone replacement dose of human growth hormone is by injection but the injections are not the only way to increase HGH in the body.
If you had a damaged pituitary gland that could no longer make its own HGH then you would need to take the injections. However, if your pituitary gland is still healthy you shouldn't need injections at your age of 40.
Bodybuilders who take the injections can enjoy the benefits for as long as they continue to take them, but once they stop they will lose their gains, and depending on how long they took the injections they may never be able to get their HGH level normal again without the injections.
Numerous bodybuilders and athletes, including many professionals, take the HGH Plus IGF-1 & IGF-2 product. They get good results that they won't lose as soon as they stop taking the product, and they don't get in trouble with the NFL, NCAA, etc., for taking performance enhancing drugs.
Question: A growth hormone that reduces body fat? Sounds weird to me!
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 bigger usually wants 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.
Klatz, Ronald, "Grow Young With HGH," HarperPerennial, 1997.
Walford, Roy L, "The 120 Year Diet: How to Double Your Vital Years," Simon & Schuster, 1987.