If you’ve done the research on how the body produces Human Growth Hormone naturally, you likely are aware that one of the most significant releases of HGH from the pituitary gland occurs at night, while you are sleeping. What you may not know is that there is one thing many people do that could mess with that natural HGH night time release cycle, and in fact could interfere with your body’s overall production of HGH. Although you may be taking a natural and effective HGH supplement to help increase the beneficial effects of Human Growth Hormone, it’s also still important to encourage your body to produce as much of it’s own HGH as possible, especially as you age and your normal levels begin to drop. Here’s how to avoid the common nighttime mistake many people are making, and boost your HGH to optimal levels!
The body’s pituitary gland is responsible for producing Human Growth Hormone, which is then sent off to other parts of the body through the bloodstream to help regulate and repair tissues, organs, and muscles. As we have learned recently, most of the heavy work of producing and releasing HGH happens in children and teens as the growth of the body is in its most active phase at that time. By the time most people reach adulthood, the pituitary gland has slowed production and release of HGH, and by age 40, the amount of HGH released naturally by the pituitary gland has dropped by half!
We are finding more ways for people to encourage their bodies to produce as much HGH as possible naturally, even as we age, in order to reap the benefits of this substance. You may have heard that getting plenty of sleep, and creating conditions where your body is able to fall asleep at a reasonable time and stay asleep during the critical period of HGH production and release that occurs nightly is critical. Now we are also becoming aware that what and when you eat at night has an impact on your body’s production of HGH.
Eating earlier in the evening and letting your body do as much of the digesting of food as possible several hours before bedtime is very important if you are interested in maintaining an optimal level of HGH production. It’s also of key importance to avoid eating one kind of food close to bedtime, as it could interfere with HGH production . . . or cancel it completely! What is this growth hormone villain? Surprise, it’s carbs.
That’s right, consuming a large amount of carbohydrates before sleeping will wreck your body’s HGH production schedule, while fasting before sleep will actually kick HGH production into high gear. If you make it a habit to eat early in the evening, and focus on consuming lean proteins plus healthy fruits and vegetables, you can give your body the fuel it needs to be healthy and produce the most HGH. Avoiding carbs for about an hour and a half before sleep will ensure your body is ready to undergo its normal sleep cycles and nightly repair and maintenance tasks, including the nightly HGH release without interference from all the hormones and activity that is required when it is trying to digest a heavy load of carbs.
Banish the carbs at night, and you’ll see a difference in a clearer mind, better fat burning, lessened food cravings and more naturally occurring HGH!