Human growth hormone or HGH as it is also known has been the talk of bodybuilding and muscle building circles for a number of years now. Research has shown that having high levels of human growth hormone can be beneficial if you are trying to build muscle especially as you get older (you produce less HGH as you age). However, the use of human growth hormone via injections is a contentious issue as there are a number of side effects associated with injecting human growth hormones.
Before you do anything consult your doctor, find out the advantages and disadvantages and take their advice. If you can, avoid injecting human growth hormones, there are ways to raise your HGH levels naturally and safely which this article will discuss.
So What Is Human Growth Hormone?
Human growth hormone is found in all of us, it is most prevalent when we are children, as it is required for the rapid tissue growth that occurs at this stage in life. HGH also plays a role in regulating our metabolism. You should never use HGH as you are growing as it can be very dangerous, after puberty though HGH levels start to decline in the body and continues to do so as we become adults. This is why bodybuilders see HGH injections as a means to build bigger muscles, as usually their natural HGH levels will have fallen. However there are effective natural ways to raise the level of HGH in your body.
Natural Ways To Raise Levels Of HGH
The most effective is to get an early night and get into a strict sleep routine. The human growth hormone is released naturally in your body in the first part of your sleep. So by ensuring you get a good night sleep you'll optimize the release of HGH and increase tissue growth and repair. If you aren't getting enough sleep, you're 'shooting yourself in the foot', as you're actually inhibiting the release of HGH and thus the growth of your muscles.
Here's What Arnie Did…
It is reported that Arnie would get up at 3 am and do a weights training session, so that his HGH levels were at their highest, he would then go back to bed and have a proper sleep ensuring more HGH would be released and thus increasing muscle growth.
HGH levels are also increased naturally when you workout, as weight training has a beneficial effect on the HGH levels, so getting down the gym will help in itself. As you get older counteract lower HGH levels by training harder and getting more sleep, also ensure that you have a good diet and you should never need to consider HGH injections, because you don't need them. If you have a proven training program stick to it, you shouldn't need to use HGH.