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June 27, 2018

What Is A Hormone?

Hormones are responsible for the howling cat and the moody teenager.  They are known to create havoc in middle age humans who complain of hot flashes, night sweats, and low libido.  In the United States over a million individuals take the hormone insulin for their diabetes, other hormones are used to fatten livestock and used in cosmetics to keep skin smooth.  Hormones are powerful substances responsible for dramatic transformations such as becoming an adult and the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. The word hormone is derived from the Greek verb horman meaning to excite.  Hormones are chemical messengers found in all multicellular organisms orchestrating the cellular machinery and mechanisms of life.  Minute amounts of a hormone are required to induce substantial changes in an organism as they bind to a specific receptor and trigger responses in target cells and tissues.  Minute amounts are only required as these substances exert powerful effects at distant sites. Hormones are chemical signals that begin at one location and move to another to have a direct effect on a tissue or organ.  The organs that produce and are affected by these chemical messengers in the body comprise the endocrine system. The medical specialty
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June 20, 2018

How Hormones Work In Concert In the Body

Attending a concert that excites, energizes and makes you feel so good to be alive is a wonderful experience.  Your dancing, singing, shouting and fully celebrating and participating in the moment. This is how life feels when normal hormone levels are circulating in the body.     Hormones are like individual instruments in an orchestra. Each is dependent on the next to have a full tone, expression and to move the melody along.  Each section of instruments, whether brass, woodwinds, strings or percussion represent an endocrine organ. Together they work in concert to present a full stereophonic experience.  Each instrument has a unique signature, sound vibration, and character as does each hormone in the body.   Every hormone in the body is actively communicating through chemical signals throughout the entire body.  The chemical signals of hormones are a harmonic transmission. Hormones are action-oriented chemicals in the human body working remotely at one site only to effect a change downstream or upstream.  Activated and communicating hormones make life worth living.   A hormone is a chemical produced and released from an endocrine gland. Examples of endocrine glands are the hypothalamus, anterior and posterior pituitary, thyroid gland and adrenal glands.  These endocrine
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April 18, 2018

HGH: The Key to Fat Loss

Can a naturally occurring hormone be the solution to burning fat and increasing weight loss when diet and exercise are simply not enough? Recently, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) has been the center of scientific study.  Though there are many benefits of HGH Therapy, one of the most exciting and highly sought after effects on the body is fat loss. HGH is a vital hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland that is essential for bodily functions such as tissue repair, muscle growth, energy, metabolism, and brain energy. HGH production is at its highest during adolescence but slowly declines as we age. A lack of HGH is directly related to weight gain as well as fat retention. This deficiency in such a crucial hormone can lead to a frustrating inability to lose weight, burn fat, and increase muscle tone. The most prevalent effect of HGH deficiency in adults is abdominal obesity. HGH levels begin to decrease around age 25 and fat around the waist can become increasingly difficult to get rid of. A return to regular HGH levels coincides with a healthier diastolic blood pressure and an improvement in insulin sensitivity. Not only does this reduce the risk of heart
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April 18, 2018

The Secret to Restful Sleep

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) has been the focus of the medical community’s research for years, indicating it as one of the body’s most vital hormones for regulation of a multitude of biological processes.  Though there are many benefits of using HGH, one of the most interesting areas of focus has been on Human Growth Hormone’s effect on sleep. After the age of 25, HGH levels in the body begin to steadily decline every year.  It is no surprise that many over the age of 50 are known to have difficulty sleeping, and more frequently rely on sleep aids to rest continuously through the night. Recent scientific findings have correlated the phenomenon of improper sleep patterns and lack of deep sleep with deficient levels of Human Growth Hormone. During our sleep cycle, our bodies go into recovery mode, both mentally and physically.  Human Growth Hormone has been found to release in healthy individuals during our REM sleep, the stage of the sleep cycle associated with deep and restful sleep. However, as we age, our pituitary gland loses its ability to release adequate amounts of HGH during the REM cycle, a phenomenon that has been linked to inadequate and restless sleep. In
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April 17, 2018

The Truth About HGH Therapy

Recently, HGH Therapy has been the subject of extensive research and debate in the medical community regarding its benefits, side effects, and the correct methods of administration for those seeking to reap its rewards.  While many people swear by it as the secret to longer, healthier and happier life, there are those who do not share this understanding. Unfortunately, this debate has caused the circulation of a lot of misinformation and stirred confusion surrounding this essential hormone. So, let’s get to the facts… What is HGH? Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is one of the human body’s most vital biochemicals and is responsible for the regulation of a multitude of biological functions.  It is secreted by the pituitary gland, is at its highest concentration in the human body during childhood and throughout the teenage years, and is responsible for regulating our growth in this formative time. At about age 25, HGH concentration in the bloodstream drops significantly and continues to fall as we age.  A common misconception is that lower HGH levels are healthy at old age because we have finished growing. This could not be further from the truth… The Effect of Low HGH Levels Extensive research has proven that
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