How Long Does It Take to Get Results From Growth Hormone Replacement
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) replacement therapy can be a very effective way to treat men, women and children suffering from Growth Hormone Deficiency of GHD.
GHD occurs when your pituitary gland is not producing enough growth hormone. The signs and symptoms of GHD vary by age. GHD is diagnosed by testing your levels of HGH and insulin-like growth factor-1(IGF-1).
What Are the Benefits of HGH Therapy?
In clinical studies, HGH has been shown to effectively treat Growth Hormone Deficiency. According to the Newsletter published by the Neuroendocrine Center of the Harvard Medical School, “recent studies indicate that many of the metabolic and psychological abnormalities associated with HGH deficiency can be reversed with HGH replacement.”
HGH naturally declines as you get older. It has long been thought that in addition to treating children with GHD, HGH replacement therapy could be an effective way to replace the growth hormone that diminishes as you age. Age-related growth hormone deficiency results in many of the same symptoms of clinical GHD, including:
- Weight gain
- Muscle loss
- Loss of bone density
- Cognitive difficulties
In 1991, the New England Journal of Medicine published a groundbreaking study on the effects of growth hormone replacement therapy. Known as the “Rudman Study,” lead researcher, Dr. Daniel Rudman, concluded, "We reversed 10 to 20 years of the aging process. We saw fat diminished, muscle tissue increased, and better bone density."
Numerous studies since have shown the many positive benefits of growth hormone. Growth hormone replacement therapy can:
- Improve cellular metabolism
- Improve your ability to burn fat
- Help you to build lean muscle
- Improve energy
- Facilitate positive emotional states
- Improve sleep
- Improve sexual performance
Why Does It Take Time to See Results from HGH Therapy?
As indicated above, clinical studies and medical research have confirmed the many positive benefits of growth hormone therapy. What a patient taking HGH, or person considering growth hormone therapy needs to understand is that it takes time for your body to adjust to the renewed presence of HGH. Therefore it takes time before you will see significant results from growth hormone injections.
How Long Will I Have to Wait to See Results from HGH Therapy?
While it could take several months until you achieve all of the many benefits from taking growth hormone, some results will be seen sooner than others.
- Within the first few weeks of HGH therapy you will notice an increase in your energy and an overall improvement in well-being
- After a month or so on HGH, you will notice an improvement in strength and stamina. You will start to notice improved body shape, and you will likely see an improvement in your sex life.
- In the next two to three months of taking growth hormone injection therapy you will start to experience many of the documented result of HGH, such as, increased muscle mass, loss of fat, improved skin and hair health, a tight waistline.
You will probably have to be on growth hormone therapy for six months. Upon completion of the sixth month of growth hormone therapy you can expect to feel and look much younger and stronger than you were when you started. You will feel in the best shape of your life — physically, emotionally, and mentally.
How Can I Maintain the Results I Get from HGH Therapy?
Now that you have waited long enough, and have achieve the results you wanted from HGH therapy, the next very important question is – “How can I keep my results from growth hormone replacement?”
One of the surest ways to maintain your results, and to keep your HGH levels high, is through exercise — specifically rigorous or high intensity exercise. A 2003 study published in the journal, Sports Medicine, found that "exercise intensity above lactate threshold and for a minimum of 10 minutes appears to elicit the greatest stimulus to the secretion of HGH."
What that means is that high intensity athletics stimulate the production of HGH, and, that extra burst of growth hormone is exactly what helps to stimulates the production of more lean muscle, that is the usual result of weight training and other high-intensity workouts!
The good news is, now that you have achieved your goals of being more fit and stronger from your course of HGH therapy, you will be more inclined to work out, and will reap more benefits from such workouts.
- Other ways to maintain the results of your HGH therapy include:
- Eating a diet rich in antioxidants, high in protein, low in fat
- Getting proper rest
- Minimizing your intake of alcohol
- Stop smoking
- Practice stress reduction techniques
You may have to be patient to achieve all of the possible benefits of HGH replacement therapy, but once you have completed your six month program, and look in the mirror, you will agree that it was worth he wait!