The Role of Human Growth Hormones in Weight Loss

Human growth hormone also known as HGH or somatotropin is a natural hormone the pituitary gland releases that promotes growth and a healthy metabolism in children.  Once the growth plates in the body have fused, HGH no longer promotes height, but is still needed by the body.  HGH is needed for the body to maintain a normal body structure, it is needed to promote healthy metabolism, and it is needed to keep the body’s blood sugar or glucose levels in a healthy range.

Natural levels of HGH are determined by a variety of factors.  These factors include age, genetics, sleep, exercise, and overall health. Unfortunately starting around age thirty, HGH levels in the body naturally start to decrease and continue to decrease  as the body ages.  Research has shown that adults can expect a 15% drop in HGH levels every ten years.  This drop in HGH levels contributes to weight gain, wrinkles, muscle loss, and decreased energy levels.  Adults with low levels of HGH may suffer from:

  • A reduced sense of well-being
  • An increase in body fat
  • An increased risk of heart disease
  • A weakened heart, weaker muscles, and more fragile bones

People who have low levels of HGH can benefit from HGH therapy.  One benefit of HGH use is weight loss.  Human growth hormone helps with weight loss by breaking down fat cells, increasing metabolism and energy levels while reducing appetite and food cravings.  HGH works by stimulating lipolysis which is the breakdown of fatty acids in fat tissues.  When used with a calorie restricted diet, HGH speeds up the loss of body fat while improving natural human growth hormone secretions.  HGH enables the body to shift from a catabolic environment by increasing nitrogen and protein synthesis in the muscle cells.  This shift promotes leaner muscle mass.  HGH helps reduce obesity by controlling the enzymes LPL or lipoprotein lipase and the hormone sensitive HSL or lipase.  HGH’s greatest effect on body composition is known to be subcutaneous fat loss.   Abdominal fat gain is a common symptom of growth hormone deficiency.  Since neither diet nor exercise is very effective at getting rid of this type of abdominal fat, the best approach is to visit a qualified health care professional to have your HGH levels checked.  If low HGH levels are shown to not be a factor in your inability to shed your extra pounds, then once again turn to your health care professional for help with exercise, diet, and additional supplements you may need.

Weight loss is never achieved in just one way.  If you are determined to be the best you can be, then you have to stick to a healthy diet and exercise plan.  While HGH can help, it can only be used for a limited time and is only available if your HGH levels are low.  Even though losing weight takes time, hard work, and true commitment, the benefits of weight loss are endless.  Just a few of the many benefits you will experience from weight loss are:

  • Weight loss helps you enjoy a better night’s sleep
  • Weight loss gives you a brighter and clearer complexion
  • Weight loss helps your hormones find balance
  • Weight loss gives a huge boost to your sex drive
  • Weight loss helps improve your mental health
  • Weight loss helps relieve feelings of stress
  • Weight loss can have an impact on the number of medications you have to take
  • Weight loss has a positive impact on joint pain
  • Weight loss can help you become a better cook
  • Weight loss will give you an opportunity to buy new clothes
  • Weight loss can help you gain a sense of adventure
  • Weight loss can improve your social life

The best benefit of all is that you’re not only living with better health, more energy, more confidence, and a more fulfilled life, but you’re living with a better chance of an increased life span.

How can Androgenix help?

If you want to live your best life, the medical practitioners at Androgenix are here to help. Losing weight isn’t easy and takes commitment. The team at Androgenix is here to support and help you as you start or continue your journey to a better you.  If you are suffering from sluggishness, numbness, or have other symptoms that concern you, please schedule a visit with our office. If you want to lose weight, we can help. Our staff of caring healthcare practitioners will help diagnose and develop an appropriate treatment plan for you.

If you have any questions about health issues or are worried about any possible deficiencies due to diet, stress, or life situations, please contact us with your questions.   If you are concerned about how to ensure you are giving your body what it needs to be at its best or have any other concerns about any areas of your health,  please contact our office and make an appointment with our staff to get a complete blood work-up and a thorough physical examination. Our staff of caring healthcare practitioners is here to answer your questions and develop an appropriate treatment plan for you.  You will be monitored by our team for treatment effectiveness and side effects of any recommended treatment on a regular basis.  Our team at Androgenix is always here to support your journey to a better, healthier, and happier you.  Every person who enters our doors is treated as an individual deserving of care and respect.  We can help you feel and look better.  Give us a call today.





*Unless otherwise stated, individual results may vary depending on many factors not all patients “feel” or achieve the same results.