Can Growth Hormone Increase Longevity?
Like a disease, age takes its toll on the human body. By our thirtieth loop around the sun we begin to experience senescence—a gradual deterioration of all our biological processes, most notably those of the brain, the nervous system, the muscular system, the endocrine system, the metabolic system, the reproductive system, the immune system, the cardiovascular system, the gastrointestinal system, and the sensory system. Over time, as our vessel slowly breaks down we feel increasingly vulnerable, confused, and lethargic.
Researchers have found that senescence is inversely related to the action of growth hormone. Studies have shown that the body reaches peak levels of growth hormone concentration during adolescence when rapid growth spurts bring our tissues and organs to a ripe state of order. Then, as our age increases, our growth hormone level decreases so that by the age of 65 we are literally suffering from a deficiency of growth hormone. Thankfully, this condition is not irreparable, nor is it permanent.
With growth hormone therapy we can staunch the effects of aging and then reclaim and maintain the vim and vigor of youth. Here’s a list of ultimate growth hormone benefits from a book called The Official Anti-Aging Revolution by Dr. Ronald Klatz and Dr. Robert Goldman (2007; p. 62):
- Increased muscle mass
- Higher energy levels
- Enhanced sexual performance
- Re-growth of vital organs
- Restoration of youthful immune function
- Stronger bones
- Lower cholesterol and blood pressure
- Faster wound healing
- Smoother, firmer skin
- Re-growth of hair
- Sharper vision
- Elevated mood
- Improved cognition
Advancements in science, medicine, and technology have brought the average life expectancy for North Americans up to 80 years. In the future we may see people living well over 100 years but without the benefits of an anti-aging regimen a longer life would seem more like a prolonged fall from grace. Growth hormone therapy can change that. Regardless of how long we’re here, growth hormone is all about making the most of our time while we still have it.