Using natural methods to increase HGH

Natural HGH production

In the quest to stay young and fit athletes and average people alike are constantly looking to technology and the latest innovations in order to accelerate weight loss, fitness or athletic performance. One method that has seen increased popularity is HGH treatments or other substances than can increase Growth hormone production like the research peptide IGF-1. While these tactics are being seen more often, what if I told you there are some effective ways to increase your growth hormone production naturally?

Below are 5 ways you can improve your growth hormone production without the use of drugs.

  • Consume low GI (glycemic index) Carbohydrates- High GI carbs like those found in white bread, white rice and other starchy products raise insulin levels which impedes GH release. Some examples of low GI carbs are whole grain rice, whole grain pastas and whole grain breads. With the selection most grocery stores carry, you should be able to substitute a high GI carb with a low GI carb fairly easily.
  • Go to bed on an empty stomach- For the same reason as the one listed above you want to limit your meals so that you do not have an insulin spike before bed. It is best to eat no later than 2-3 hours before you go to sleep,
  • Brief intense compound workouts- By ratcheting up the intensity and adding compound movements to your fitness program, you can increase the GH release in your body. Examples of compound movements include squats, dead lifts and bench press.
  • Sleep- When you get into a deep sleep you body (for the 1st few hours) releases GH, another reason not to eat a heavy meal close to bed time.
  • Increase the frequency of meals- Once again, by controlling your insulin you improve the amount of GH in your system. Smaller but more frequent meals keep your insulin level moderated, especially if you are taking in low GI carbohydrates. The ideal amount of meals is between 5 to 7 meals per day.

Some of the benefits of HGH include: accelerated protein synthesis which leads to improved muscle repair, improved fat metabolism, deeper, increased energy, stronger bones and sounder sleep patterns. With the benefits so obvious that tempts people to try artificial means to show a rapid increase in HGH yet there are ways to approach this in a slow and methodical way that can improve your long term health, fitness and athletic performance. In the end it is up to the individual to decide which route they choose to travel but if you ever consider the use of HGH treatments always consult a physician.