The NATURAL Way: Remedy for the ages

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Looking young and slowing down the aging process, or even reversing it, is possible if you believe results of a study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine written by Daniel Rudman, MD.  Many of the markers of aging such as wrinkled skin, flab, hair loss, decreased energy, poor sleep, lowered sex drive and poor general health are impacted and even reversed if you use a now considered safe supplement called Human Growth Hormone (HGH).

HGH can be prescribed by your MD and in that form requires close monitoring. This increases levels in your body via injections and can be quite expensive though very effective, but I’m describing supplements taken orally. HGH can be safely and legally purchased over the counter in homeopathic oral spray form or an amino acid formula which when used helps your own body create more.  The amino acid formula typically contains L-ornithine, L-tyrosine  and perhaps B vitamins and C.  According to an article written by Julian Whitaker, MD, supplementation to improve HGH levels is very safe. Note that I’m not a strong fan of the amino acid formula approach as this only provides the framework to improve your own production of HGH. If you can’t produce more, you simply won’t. I lean toward the homeopathic oral spray.

As we age our pituitary gland produces less and less HGH leading to the signs of aging — the drop-off is huge after the age of 30. Bodybuilders have known for a long while, one way of adding muscle mass and reducing fat stores is to supplement with HGH while working out.  In other studies of senior citizens, growth hormone deficiency has been linked to obesity and loss of muscle mass.  And researchers at the University of Chicago found what seems to be a link between middle-age spread and sleep patterns as we get older. They found the quality of sleep decreases with age along with the body’s production of HGH. Exactly what all of this means remains as elusive as figuring out the chicken or egg problem.

Beauty sleep seems to be aptly named and adding either of these two methods of supplementation to your health toolbox seems prudent to me. Especially since safety has been firmly established when used properly.  Sleep better, retain beauty, improve muscle mass — a dream come true.