In addition to fat loss and muscle increases, several medical studies found, subjects with higher levels of safe growth hormone also have more “healthy cells” which defend against viruses and bad cells.
Also, for our purposes, their lean body mass increased 3 pounds and their fat mass decreased 5 lbs. All within just 2 weeks of receiving this small amount of additional growth hormone. For example: when subjects were given growth hormone, equivalent to the amount secreted in 24 hours (.7 milligrams) the activity of their natural healthy cells increased by 80%.
In other words, our body still manufactures ample amounts of growth hormone but as we get older we are unable to release as much into the bloodstream. Research has revealed the daily release of growth hormone decreases steadily from adolescence until about 40 years of age, and eventually decreases to levels which are hard to detect by the time we reach 60 years of age.
"How To Grow Taller by increasing Growth Hormone Secretion As We Age"
Up to this point it might seem as though little can be done to increase growth hormone release and improve height, especially for those who might have an age or body fat related impairment in growth hormone release. But, before you give up, please read on... the entire story has not yet been told. It has been found... nutritional supplementation can continue to influence growth hormone release even in older adults. Two recent studies using highly controlled experimental designs, have found that nutritional supplementation with the amino acids L-Arginine and Ornithine can produce a rather large increase in growth hormone secretion over many hours. Peak levels found in circulation were greater than those produced by strenuous exercise or sleep and the elevated levels were sustained for up to 8 hours during the day.
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In this study, it was found that the increase in growth hormone was greater than that which one would expect to find with the administration of injectable growth hormone. The main point being... growth hormone secretion can be significantly increased from oral arginine administration when combined with Ornithine to take advantage of the synergistic effect. In the highly controlled experimental studies described above, the amino acids were taken prior to bedtime and prior to exercise.
This must be done so the amino acids do not have to compete with other substances in the gastrointestinal track; thus, allowing easy passage of the nutrients to the bloodstream where they can eventually cross into the brain and stimulate the pituitary gland to release growth hormone.
When Arginine and Ornithine are taken according to the "Turn Back The Clock" Plan, increases in muscle strength and performance have been experienced in as little as 3-4 days. Another interesting point... amino acid combinations, such as Arginine and Ornithine, have been found to improve certain aspects of the immune function as well as the production of immune hormones from the thymus gland (factors known to be strongly affected by growth hormone).
In the Arginine-Ornithine study, daily ingestion of these amino acids for 4 weeks in experimental animals markedly improved age-related impairments in the responsiveness of lymphocytes (white blood cells which regulate the immune response and fight infections) and the hormone producing capacity of the thymic immune gland was also normalized in old animals given the preparation.
More importantly, the researchers found that the hormone producing capacity of the thymus gland in aging adults was restored to levels which would be found in young adults. The amino acids were improving age-related losses in the endocrine system (most probably through improved growth hormone release) and this effect was improving body functioning, as measured by changes in the immune system.
Human growth hormone is often referred to as "the fitness hormone". The higher your levels of growth hormone, the healthier and stronger you will be. Once you hit the age of 30, you enter what's called "somatopause". The point at which your levels of human HGH begin to drop off quite dramatically. This decline of HGH is part of what drives your aging process, so maintaining your HGH levels gets increasingly important with age.