The Effects of HGH on Collagen Production

July 17, 2014

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While society has been conditioned to use several brands of anti-aging skincare creams, others have broken away and found a new way of increasing collagen production to look and feel younger. The answer is human growth hormone, also known as HGH, which are delivered through injections.

Collagen is a type of protein that the body produces that works with keratin to give smoothness, strength, and elasticity to skin. As a child you have an abundance of collagen in your body, which is why you probably had shiny hair and clear skin, and no issues with skin elasticity. The skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis. Collagen is found in the second layer, the dermis, and the molecules are bundled together throughout that layer of skin, all over the body, which is what gives us all the youthful look we begin to seek as we age.

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Human Growth Hormone boosts collagen production which keeps your skin young and elastic.

Known as the cement that holds everything together by way of collagen production, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is an important protein that the human body needs, but does not always get as a result of aging. The natural decrease in male and female hormones (testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone, among others, can decrease the body’s natural ability to create collagen, and HGH can help to reverse or stop this process. As we get older, our bodies produce less and less collagen, which produces the sagging skin, wrinkles on the face, and the dull hair we generally begin to notice as we approach our sixties and seventies. For some, based on health, mental wellbeing, diet, alcohol intake, smoking or chewing tobacco, collagen levels may begin to decline sooner and at a more rapid pace, and HGH can be the answer to reversing the effects these substances and lifestyle choices have had on collagen production.

To stave off the effects of collagen depletion within the human body, the cosmetics industry has marketed hundreds of skin creams, serums, and other skincare products to help combat the signs of aging—and millions of people spend huge sums of money every year on the skincare brands that are by and large promising the same (or similar) results that only HGH can have on collagen production in the body. So do these creams actually work? Maybe temporarily at best, but they tend to fade after a certain amount of time and cannot create long-term results as we continue to age and as collagen continues to naturally diminish.

Human growth hormone is naturally produced in the body by the pituitary gland, which is responsible for regulating human growth in all of us. In addition to aiding in the production of collagen, HGH also regulates heart function, fat and sugar metabolism, and even body temperature. Since the natural production of human growth hormone and collagen slow down as we grow older, taking an extra boost of human growth hormone can help better maintain collagen, muscles and skin, as well as boosting metabolism. Pairing human growth hormone with collagen will make you feel as though you’re a young adult again, even as you’re climbing that hill towards middle age.

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HGH/Collagen products are becoming more widely available.

Even though HGH is on the rise and widely accepted in many circles in today’s culture for collagen production (among other needs), and is used by hundreds of celebrities and athletes, its legal status has many gray areas. It is actually still illegal to distribute human growth hormone if it isn’t going to be used for medical reasons as prescribed by a doctor. Yes, you can still buy supplements—albeit synthetic substitutes—doctors can prescribe authentic human growth hormone if they feel that your desire for and/or potential medical condition makes HGH a viable option for your unique needs.

While some people are not fond of taking human growth hormone by injection for collagen production, researchers have created another option. Instead of injecting HGH directly into the body, patients take a supplement that is a combination of human growth hormone and amino acids that gently stimulate the body’s natural human growth hormone production, resulting in the same smooth skin collagen helps to create, as well as an overall better sense of wellbeing.

Either way, taking human growth hormone supplements has had positive results on most people striving to produce more collagen, with some users experiencing more rapid positive results and others experiencing slower (but equally as good) long term results. After just a few injections of human growth hormone, most people show signs of tighter skin and better overall skin tone. Brighter eyes, increased endurance, and increased metabolism, are also important and meaningful results created by HGH that many people who are nearing midlife or just wanting to feel and look a little younger are interested in.