Did you know? There’s something your body produces that keeps it in top shape. It helps it heal. It helps it repair.
When you’re a child, this is the “something” that would allow your bones and muscles to develop.
It’s called Growth Hormone — as you may have already suspected from the headline!
And an increase in growth hormone is commonly associated with:
- Body Fat Reduction
- Better Mood
- Firm & Radiant Skin
- Stronger Hair
- Increased Joint Mobility
- Enhanced Libido
- Improved Muscle Tone
- Increased Strength
- Enhanced Memory & Mental Acuity
- Increased Bone Density
- More Restful & Restorative Sleep
And who wouldn’t want all of that?
Keep reading for three different ways to naturally boost growth hormone.
Let’s begin with fasting. This is a great option because it simply requires adjusting your current routine.
A study found that in a mere 3 days into a fast, your growth hormone levels will increase by close to 300%.
That’s crazy — but wait, it gets crazier. After 1 week of fasting, it can spike up to over 1,000%!
Alright, so that’s all good and great, but how do you fast properly?
There are many different methods and ways to fast. We’ll be focusing on one of the most popular fasting methods: Intermittent Fasting.
It works like this:
You break your day into what they call “feeding windows” and “fasting windows.” This means you will not eat anything for your chosen fasting window, and then eat a chosen diet for your feeding window.
Most people begin with 16:8 (16-hour fast followed by an 8-hour eating window). It’s recommended that you fast at night so the hours spent sleeping count towards the fast itself.
If 16:8 is easy for you. Try 18:6 and then 20:4. The operative word in the name is intermittent… as in sporadic. Change it up and play with it and ultimately do what works best for you.
Try combining fasting with a good workout and you’ll see results fast. But more on that later.
Much like fasting causes the pituitary gland to begin secreting extra growth hormone into your bloodstream, a supplement can also persuade the gland into releasing GH; leading to the same amazing benefits.
That being said, the jury is still out on the majority of these products but there is evidence for many of them, such as:
Gamma Aminobutyric Acid, certain sports drinks, protein shakes, beta-alanine, Somatropin, and transdermal solutions (creams & gels) are known for being effective under specific circumstances.
Pick a natural solution and test it out. See what works best for you!
After all, supplements offer the ultimate convenience: They save you a lot of TIME.
Reducing belly fat is crucial for achieving high growth hormone levels. In fact, high body fat (especially around your waist) is a sign of low growth hormone in your body.
Lucky for us, exercise can help increase growth hormone quickly.
Evidence shows that any type of exercise helps: yoga, stretching, weight lifting, cardio, etc.
But the one that most consistently shows results are high intensity workouts, like sprints, high intensity interval training, and circuit workouts.
Please check out our post on an effective home workout!
In conclusion, growth hormone benefits you in many incredible ways, and providing your body with a healthy dose of gh can improve your quality of life dramatically.
Try combining exercise with fasting and a supplement for best results.