Human Growth Hormone? Isn’t that the dangerous performance-enhancing substance that’s banned by the Olympics?
Yes, artificial HGH which is injected into the muscles is a banned substance. And if you get a prescription for it, you will find it incredibly expensive.
And injectable HGH has a host of dangerous side effects if you get too much. For instance:
- Jutting forehead
- Mood swings and uncontrollable rage
- Men get lactating breasts
In short, you become like a moody teen again.
So why would you want it? The most obvious is what also happened during your teen years?
Your sex drive was the highest it’s ever been in your life. Who wouldn’t want that again in their 40’s or 50’s?
But beyond this one, there are a host of great things for your health that come from more HGH. Think about the word “Growth.” When there is HGH these cells grow:
- Immune system
In short, HGH is the cure to aging. But after 50, HGH slows to a trickle and never rises again, unless you take action.
You have to block insulin. HGH is basically blocked by insulin. In the presence of growth hormone, your fat storage cells release energy in your blood stream.
HGH improves your overall energy levels by freeing up stored fuel, it revs up your metabolism, brightens your mood and causes you to eat less.
If you want the benefits of HGH and to avoid the insulin pitfalls, there is a natural solution – it’s not eating. Fasting or limiting feeding to a relatively short period of time increases your HGH.
How much HGH can you expect if you start fasting? It will increase six times the amount you have today in about a month.
This 1982 study showed that fasting for 26 days produced the most increase in HGH.
Now, do you have to not eat for 26 days to unlock the fountain of youth?
No, this is the most extreme example to show the potential of fasting to make positive changes to your HGH level.
Fasting for 18-36 hours is actually shown to be the optimal length of time to fast to increase your HGH.
When you consider that you are sleeping 8 hours, then you really only have 10 hours a day when you are not eating.
If you time it right, you can split the 10 hours up with sleep and it seems like no time at all.
You just eat an early dinner and skip breakfast and you have fasted 18 hours.
You might be asking yourself, won’t this mean my body will start eating its own muscle? That is an absolute myth.
Your ancestors were hunter-gathers who may have only eaten once a day. The human body thrives on eating in a narrow window each day.
More and more strength training athletes are skipping meals until after they have worked out.
Fasting induces cellular repair (also called autophagocytosis): During a period of fasting, the body induces processes that are vital to cellular repair.
Fasting helps the removal of waste material from cells. A study done by Cell Stem Cell shows that fasting actually shifts stem cells from a dormant state to a state of self-generation.
These cells are also regenerated in the immune system.
And other athletes discovered that fasting reduces inflammation.
Fasting helps reduce oxidative stress, along with preventing and fighting inflammation in the body.
So small changes in when you eat could have a profound change in your body’s own natural production of HGH.
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