Human Growth Hormone (HGH) – The Anti-Aging Hormone
Long before Ponce de Leon set out to find the fountain of youth, men and women have been obsessed with retaining and/or recapturing their youth.
Today, scientific advances not only provide us with a myriad of ways to help turn back the clock, it has helped us understand exactly how the aging process works.
HGH (human growth hormone) is responsible in large part for the aging process. HGH is a single chain peptide hormone that’s produced naturally, deep inside the brain in the pituitary gland. Scientists believe that HGH is responsible for helping reduce body fat, increase lean muscle mass, boost mood, improve sex drive, increase energy levels and prevent wrinkles – a veritable ‘youth hormone’.
How Does HGH Affect Your Skin?
- It enters the muscle cells, stimulating lean muscle growth so the skin remains tight and toned
- When it reaches the skin it maintains healthy blood flow, increases collagen production and strengthens the underlying structure, keeping it supple, tight and smooth.
The problem is that our HGH levels decline rapidly as we age and by the time we reach our 20’s, the amount released by the brain into our bloodstream is severely diminished.
The Controversy Surrounding HGH
Once the scientific community made the HGH-Antiaging connection, they worked for years to find ways to replace the hormone synthetically. The creation of a synthetic, injectable form of HGH worked, but was controversial – many feared that introducing a synthetic form of such an important hormone into the body might interfere with the natural production of HGH in the brain.
However, in September 2012, a group of the world’s most respected scientists presented their research findings, showing that for the first time an affordable oral compound they developed was able to increase growth hormone levels naturally by 682% without dangerous drugs or synthetic hormone injections.
While their discovery made headlines, the oral compound, manufactured and sold by SanMedica International™ under the name SeroVital™ went largely unnoticed by the general public – that is, until Dr. Oz discussed it on his TV show.
According to Dr. Oz, he had been looking for ways to increase HGH naturally for years (and without injections). His ‘discovery’ of SeroVital™ changed that. While the product is not a ‘magic’ bullet’ or a subsitute for a healthy lifestyle, it does
- Reduce wrinkles
- Decrease body fat
- Increase lean muscle mass
- Strengthen bones
- Boost mood
- Increase energy
- Improve sex drive
SeroVital™ is not cheap – estimate $100 per month – but compared to HGH injections at about $1,500 a pop, it’s a bargain. It also should be taken in a very specific way for proper absorption so be sure to follow manufacturer recommendations closely.
SeroVital™ is available directly from SanMedica International at www.SeroVital.com and in the near future it will be available at Ulta and other select retailers in the United States.
We do not endorse or condone the use of HGH supplements. While replacing important hormones is one way to keep looking young and staying healthy – a well-rounded approach that includes a healthy lifestyle, an appropriate skincare regimen and a better understanding of what affects the body, the skin, and the aging process will deliver the best results.
For more information on healthy skin solutions, please read our related articles below.
- Anti-Aging Ingredients
- The Power of Peptide Creams
- Feed Your Face for a Younger Look
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Delaying the Signs of Aging