Our bodies start breaking down and deteriorating as we age due to the loss or decrease of our body’s naturally occurring human growth hormone (HGH). To slow our body’s signs of aging, it is important to maintain and sometimes increase HGH in healthy ways that include diet, exercise, sleep, supplements, and devices.
HGH is produced in the brain by the pituitary gland and helps our bodies fuel childhood growth as well as repair cells, regulate metabolism, and maintain body composition. It is an indicator of one’s overall health condition. Optimal HGH levels help with injury recovery, athletic performance, and weight loss while low HGH levels indicate poor quality of life, a higher possibility of weight gain, and a higher risk for contracting diseases.
“HGH decreases with age, and it’s the reason we lose muscle and gain fat as we get older,” notes Dr. Rick Gross of Quality Care Chiropractic. “Symptoms of low HGH include low energy, fatigue, difficulty sleeping or feeling rested, low sex drive, thin and dry skin, arthritis and joint aches, and loss of bone density.”
The good news is that lifestyle choices, diet, and body fat composition affect HGH levels, so increasing HGH is possible through healthy eating and living. As such, adds Dr. Gross, “The best anti-aging solution is to increase HGH.”
It’s possible to boost HGH levels by improving your diet, exercise habits, and sleep quality as well as taking amino acid supplements. Talk to your doctor before making drastic changes in your lifestyle or dietary habits because certain supplements may clash with current medications.
Eat Healthy: Eating healthy benefits your overall well-being and optimizes HGH production by regulating insulin and body fat levels. A healthy, balanced diet includes the right amounts of all essential nutrients.
Keep Exercise Habits: Just like eating healthy, maintaining a consistent exercise regimen is ideal for maintaining and increasing HGH levels.
Improve Sleep Quality: Not getting proper sleep contributes to low HGH levels since the pituitary gland releases the most HGH while you sleep. HGH production is highest before midnight and significantly lessens in the early morning. About an hour into sleep—during Stages 3 and 4 of non-REM, also known as slow wave sleep (SWS)—is where HGH production peaks. To structure your sleeping habits to make the most of SWS, here are some tips:
Amino Acid Supplements and Foods: Some amino acids and foods containing them are directly linked to enhanced HGH secretion. Following are some the most documented supplements.
B3 Bands: Naturally increasing HGH doesn’t have to involve a lifestyle change and supplement regimen, especially when products like the B3 Bands are available. Dr. Gross explains, “There are all the natural options, such as high-intensity exercise and synthetic hormone replacements, but the single best option is to allow your body to release its own stores of HGH. This happens with the B3 Bands exercise devices.”
B3 Bands naturally and safely help your body produce more HGH. Simply strap the bands on your upper arms and thighs, fill them with air from a portable pump, and the bands do the rest. Wearing the bands on your arms and legs creates a safe manipulation of blood flow that causes your muscles to fatigue more quickly with an increased build-up of lactic acid. In less than 20 minutes of light working out, your brain thinks it’s a much more intense workout, so it produces an HGH surge that otherwise only is achieved through long, high-intensity workouts.
“When people of all ages exercise with the B3 Bands on their arms and legs, they can increase HGH release by 25 times compared to intense exercise without the B3 Bands,” touts Dr. Gross. “The other amazing part of using these bands to work out is that it works in 10–20 minutes of light to medium exercise, and your workout is done for the day. It is completely safe and effective for ages 8–90.” To learn more, click the Shop icon at https://qcc.b3sciences.com/growth-hormone/.
Keep in mind that any of these natural methods of boosting HGH levels work only if you’re in a healthy condition. If you have a medical problem like growth hormone deficiency (GHD), you likely won’t see any significant results even with natural approaches. In such cases, seek out proper treatment from your doctor.
If you have any questions regarding HGH levels or what methods might be right for you, contact us at Quality Care Chiropractic in Aurora, IL, at (630) 499-2225 to learn more so we can help get you back to whole-body health.Schedule an Appointment