In the quest to remain younger, fitter, and healthier as long as possible, you know that you need to do several important things. Eat well, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and visit your doctor have long been the standard anti-aging advice. With all the new information regarding the important role of human growth hormone in the anti-aging process, it may be that doctors regularly add “boost your body’s HGH production” to that stay young list. As more information is discovered about how to make HGH work effectively, we learn how best to make HGH work for us, including how to boost your body’s HGH use by combining it with some key nutrients.
1. Protiens and carbohydrates. Runners, bodybuilders, and professional athletes know that what you eat before and after a race, competition, or game can make all the difference. It’s the same with HGH and its ability to enhance your performance and health. When you eat a small meal consisting of a combination of protein and carbs about two hours before working out, it helps to increase the amount of Human Growth Hormone in your blood. Also, having food in your stomach while you work out actually decreases the amount of HGH your body produces, so it’s important to eat long enough prior to exercise to give your body time to digest.
2. Potassium. The importance of this key nutrient is becoming more apparent all the time. But did you know that potassium is key for HGH production? Research shows that potassium deficiency can affect both Human Growth Hormone and IGF-1 levels in the body by suppressing production. Potassium is key for helping hydrate cells due to its ability to balance electrolytes within cells. Properly hydrated cells are cells that are healthier and better able to fend of disease and cell death. Getting plenty of potassium is easily done through eating a combination of fresh produce and proteins, cutting out processed carbs, and drinking plenty of water. Having healthy cells allows your body to work as efficiently as possible, and in turn produce and distribute HGH throughout your body.
3. Melatonin. Yes, melatonin is what helps you sleep, and the importance of sleep in HGH production can’t be discounted. In fact, your body’s highest production of HGH occurs about two hours after you fall asleep. Making sure that conditions are optimal for deep and restful sleep will help your body be better able to secrete the most HGH as you sleep. Making your room dark and cool, and refraining from eating right before bedtime prepare your body for restful sleep. Sleeping poorly and interrupted sleep actually decrease your HGH production.
If you are interested in helping your body produce the most HGH possible, for better health and a longer life, trying these tips can have a powerful effect on your life and your body.