Human growth hormone has been known to improve physical ability of individuals through stimulating collagen synthesis in the skeletal muscle and tendons, increasing muscle strength and enhancing exercise performance.
The International Journal of Endocrinology studied 14 healthy men at the ages of 50 to 70 and was randomized into two groups.
Seven subjects were administered HGH therapy the other seven received a placebo.
After six months, there was a substantial gain in the leg press responsiveness muscles in the growth hormone group.
Overall, the study concluded an increased muscle strength in the lower body after human growth hormone was administered in healthy men.
In HGH-deficient adults, participants who were administered long-term HGH treatment experienced normalization of muscle strength, increased exercise capacity, and improved thermo-regulation and body composition.
Improved Fracture Outcome
Human growth hormone has been shown to accelerate the regeneration of bone, making it a key part of bone recovery.
In a study published in the journal BONE, states local application of growth hormone levels up fracture healing significantly without systemic adverse effects.
University of California’s Department of Medicine says, healthy older men who were administered growth hormone had improved collagen deposition during the wound-healing process, assisting the healing process.
Growth hormone accelerates lipolysis, the breakdown of lipids and involves hydrolysis of triglycerides into glycerol and free fatty acids.
Impaired secretion of human growth hormone leads to loss of lipolytic effect.
A double-blinded, 12-week randomized study was had shown growth hormone treatment caused a 1.6-fold increase in weight loss, with the greatest loss being visceral fat
Growth hormone stimulates the production of IGF-1, With age, human growth hormone decreases.
The IGF-1/growth hormone duo stimulates bone-forming and bone-resorbing cells, resulting in increased bone mass.
Lowered Cardiac Risk
Adults that are growth hormone-deficient have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, resulting in diminished life expectancy.
Results suggest lipoprotein metabolism is altered by growth hormone deficiency, increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease.
Erectile Dysfunction – things are looking up
It’s very likely that human growth hormone is responsible for male reproductive function and sexual maturation while low GH levels correlate with loss of desire and erection. Male erections could be triggered by growth hormone through its stimulating activity on the corpus cavernosum smooth muscle.
Insulin resistance and visceral/abdominal obesity are common in adults with hormone growth deficiency.
Abdominal obesity is widespread in individuals who show low growth hormone and insulin-like growth hormone serum concentrations also.
In one novel the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism abdominal and visceral fat diminished along with blood pressure, improved insulin sensitivity was among the favorable outcomes.
Mood and Cognition improvement
A Lithuanian study investigated the changes in cognitive functioning, mood and concentration from baseline after six months of treatment with human recombinant growth hormone. 18 volunteers with HGH deficiency were entered in the study, and 12IU of growth hormone per week was used.
Cognition and disposition significantly increased, this suggests that growth hormone may be possible treatment choice to improve cognition and mood.
Individuals who are going through sleep reduction or sleep apnea, like individuals who work the night shift or late research, can be impacted negatively through the day.
Reduction of sleep changes pituitary and hypothalamus function, further changing growth hormone release period