Human Growth Hormone (HGH) or Somatotropin, is a peptide hormone produced by the pituitary gland and is vitally important, because it plays a key role in growth, body composition, cell regeneration repair and metabolism.
HGH also boosts muscle growth, strength and exercise performance, while helping you recover from injury and disease that stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in the human body. Without it, building your physique would become a futile exercise. Why? Because it’s HGH that signals your body to transform itself from strenuous training on the track, gym or field into something bigger, stronger, fitter and more muscular.
There are a few things you can do to maximize the production of human growth hormone naturally:
Lose body fat. The amount of unwanted fat you carry is directly related to your HGH production. Higher levels of unhealthy body fat will likely have a negative impact on your HGH production and an increased risk of disease.
Get enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep regularly can lower the amount of growth hormone your body produces daily, as well as equally important Testosterone levels. Be sure to get eight hours of sleep each and every night. Staying up and partying all night negatively affects how efficiently your body distributes human growth hormone during the day.
Eat healthier and smarter. Commit to eating six to seven smaller meals during the. Eat balanced meals, with quality fats, carbs and lean protein. Steer away from large meals containing high glycemic carbs that release a higher amount of insulin into your body. Also, don’t eat too much towards the evening as this forces your body to store fat and inhibits the flow of the growth hormone.
Pre-workout nutrition. Don’t work out on a full stomach. Researchers at UCLA found that those who exercised with partially digested food in their stomachs experienced up to a 54 percent decrease in the production of growth hormone. Moreover, those who were fed strictly carbohydrates prior to a workout still experienced a lower production of growth hormone by up to 24 percent.
Have a meal approximately 30 minutes post-workout. This will significantly increase both human growth hormone an testosterone within the bloodstream.
Exercise at high intensity. Research concluded that subjects who exercised at a higher intensity experienced greater releases of growth hormone post-workout. Focus on doing heavy compound movements such as bench press, squats, dead lifts, and shoulder press. Compound movements are far more intense than performing sets of Isolation movements.
Don’t be a pig before bedtime. Never eat a large meal within two hours of going to sleep. This is because insulin spikes have a negative effect on growth hormone production.
Supplement with Arginine and Ornithine. NPL’s Series Black Hyper Pump is a unique hybrid pre-workout formulation that provides the body with a hefty dose of Arginine and Ornithine, clinically proven to boost HGH levels in the blood stream. This combo is proven to increase Nitic Oxide (NO) which will increase blood flow to the working muscle and therefore carry nutrients and amino acids at an increased rate to the muscle which and therefore could have a positive growth effect on the muscle and natural HGH production.