Your Diet and HGH
What is HGH?
HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is one of the hormones produced by the anterior pituitary gland and is manufactured throughout our entire lives. It is created, stored and secreted by the somatotropic cells and this is where its alternative name, somatotropin, is derived from.
Every day we need to consume 1.5grs of protein for every kilo of our body weight. To increase our HGH production, we should:
combine our protein consumption with physical activity (this is referred to as the HGH and mechanical growth factor)
increase our consumption of vitamins C and E – which will boost the production of HGH by over a fifth (23%)
Using these two methods means that we will benefit in two key ways. HGH gives energy to the body while vitamins will have a beneficial effect on our skin, hair and nails. If you also put a HGH diet plan into effect (comprising of the 7 recommended nutrients), this will pay dividends in terms of good health and the correct operation of all bodily functions.
What is the Ideal HGH Diet Plan?
We should consume a wide range of foodstuffs. In this way, we’ll be able to provide our body with everything that it needs to function properly. Also, not emphasising one particular food product will prevent the over-reliance on, and the build-up of, one particular toxin.
We should, therefore, take care to eat from all the main food groups: meat, dairy produce, cereals and fruit and vegetables.
The ideal HGH menu plan should include the following foodstuffs:
Meat & Poultry
Meat products like beef and lamb are valuable sources of protein while rabbit is both low in calories but rich in essential amino acids. Chicken is another important source of protein. It has a dual impact in preventing weight gain; by increasing protein intake and by stimulating the production of HGH.
Seafood & Fish
Seafood is another source of protein as well as vital nutrients while fish provides our bodies with essential amino acids. Fish is absorbed well by our bodies (by up to 95%) due to its lack of connective tissue. Salmon, tuna, herring and mackerel are all especially rich in protein.
Curds, Cheese & Eggs
Curds are a source of protein which is easily broken down into the amino acids vital for our bodies’ correct functioning. They are also useful for those wishing to lose weight or build up muscle as they contain very little fat. Apart from being 22% protein, cheese also contains large amounts of zinc, phosphorus and calcium. In fact, 70grs of cheese is the equivalent of our daily recommended calcium intake. Finally, eggs are a valuable source of protein (a single egg contains 6grs of protein), minerals and vitamins.
What are the 3 Fundamental Nutrients of the Perfect HGH Diet?
Carbohydrates and fats provide the fuel necessary for our bodies to work well while proteins provide us with the ‘building blocks’ necessary for the production of cells and tissue. As a result, these 3 components should all make up a HGH diet.
The Role of Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates play a crucial role in the functioning of our bodies and make up 4 calories for every gram consumed. Not only do they deliver glucose which is necessary for the correct functioning of our brains and nervous systems but they also keep our muscles supplied with energy during exercise. When our reserves of carbohydrates run out, our body converts proteins into carbohydrates. However, a regular intake of carbohydrates, usually 100-150grs per day, prevents this from happening. Carbohydrates also help break down free fatty acids. Finally, complex carbohydrates (as found in fruit, vegetables and unrefined grains) are long-lasting sources of energy, which slowly change into blood sugar. They also contain important vitamins and minerals.
How Fats Help our Diet
Fats are the main way that energy is stored in our body and are necessary when we do sustained exercise (but not too intense). They also act as ‘shock absorbers’ for our bodies protecting us from extremes of heat and cold. Fats provide 9 calories for every gram consumed and contain vitamins A, D, E and K.
Why Proteins are Necessary
Proteins are the building blocks of all life forms and make up half of our dry body weight (including muscles, bones, teeth, nails, etc.) Proteins, which are derived from both animal and vegetable sources, supply 10-15% of our total energy consumption during sustained exercise. Any excess consumption of protein is changed into fat and stored in fat cells. Among their other functions, proteins help us resist diseases, carry oxygen in the blood and assist with the growth and repair of both cells and tissue.
The 4 Other Essential Elements of a HGH Diet
Apart from carbohydrates, fats and proteins, our bodies also need four other components to make sure they are healthy and to stimulate secretion of the growth hormone. These are vitamins, minerals, cellulose and water.
The Importance of Vitamins
Vitamins are indispensable for the creation of red blood cells, connective tissue and DNA as well as helping to release energy stored in fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Some vitamins (including C and E) have been proven to act as antioxidants and protect our cells from possible damage by free radicals.
Vitamins like D, E and K do not need to be consumed on a daily basis as they are fat-soluble and can be stored in body fat. Their ability to be stored, however, means that their overconsumption (especially of vitamin D) can be potentially toxic.
On the other hand, some vitamins are water-soluble, which means they cannot be stored in fat. Toxic build-ups in the body are rare with these vitamins as excessive consumption is excreted through the body’s natural waste elimination system. However, the fact that they cannot be stored means that our bodies’ deficiency in these vitamins can become apparent in as little as 2-4 weeks, and any vitamin deficiency can have an impact on our bodies’ natural processes. This group of water-soluble vitamins includes Vitamin C and eight B-complex vitamins: thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin, pyridoxine (B6), cyanocobalamin (B12), folic acid, pantothelic acid and biotin.
How Minerals Operate in our Bodies
There are 6 vital minerals (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride) which must be consumed in quantities of 100mgs per day. The other 14 minerals are contained in our bodies in trace amounts and our intake should not exceed 100mgs daily. These minerals include: nickel, zinc, cobalt, iodine, manganese and copper.
Minerals are essential for the creation of teeth/bones, hemoglobin and the development of hormones. They are also responsible for contracting muscles. On a molecular level, minerals aid chemical reactions by acting as enzymes and co-enzymes, help protein synthesis and play an important role in transmitting nerve signals.
Cellulose & Its Role
Cellulose is most commonly found in fresh fruit/vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and unrefined grains. Although experts recommend that we consume 25-40grs of cellulose, many Americans have a daily intake of less than half of this (18-20grs). Cellulose is not digested and so cannot be classed as a nutrient. However, it plays a key role in making stools harder and easing and speeding up the elimination of waste products from our bodies. It may also reduce incidents of cancers related to the digestive system like colon cancer. The overconsumption of bran, in particular, has been linked to excessive intake of minerals like zinc and magnesium.
The Life-giving Qualities of Water
Our bodies are quite literally made of water; it makes up two-thirds of our body, 85% of our brains and is the main constituent of blood and lymph. Among many if its functions, it is responsible for regulating the temperature of our bodies, aiding digestion, ensuring our blood circulates well and absorbing the poisons from our bodies so they can be eliminated as waste. Without water, we cannot survive for long.
It is recommended that we drink at least 2 litres of water every day (the equivalent of 8-10 glasses). A glass of water before eating can also act as an appetite suppressant. It is especially crucial to rehydrate after exercise and/or in hot weather. Not doing so leads to the loss of electrolytes (like potassium and sodium), and in extreme cases dehydration can even lead to death.
Conclusion – Diets which Stimulate HGH Levels
When wishing to stimulate HGH through your diet, the total amount of food which is consumed on a daily basis is less important than the respective quantities of all the nutrients listed above. You should try to reduce your consumption of fats but boost the amounts of foodstuffs containing protein. Large quantities of carbohydrates are recommended but they should preferably have a low glycemic index. Finally, you should take HGH releasers and do exercise which also stimulates HGH production.
As far as the frequency of meals is concerned, you should allow at least 5 hours between meals. Once a fortnight, it might be a good idea to have a day’s fast although this is not compulsory.