What is Human Growth Hormone?
Human growth hormone—or HGH—is one of the most important hormones in the human body. Also known as somatotropin or growth hormone, HGH plays a critical role in tissue healing, muscle growth, bone strength, brain function, physical and mental health, energy, and metabolism.
Physicians refer to these hormones as “chemical messengers” that stimulate specific activities and metabolic processes. As the body naturally ages, a shortage of HGH can accelerate the process—as early as age 21—and completely deplete by your 80th birthday.
As growth hormone is essential to reach our full mental and physical potential, it’s easy to see why a deficiency could be so devastating.
What is Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency?
Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD) is a condition characterized by a lack of isolated stimulation within the pituitary gland. When this happens, there is an insufficient amount of growth hormone produced. Adult growth hormone deficiency may occur for various reasons, which can include age, pituitary gland issues, congenital deficiency, or Panhypopituitarism (inadequate or missing pituitary hormones).
Knowing that you’re suffering from a growth hormone deficiency is the first step in creating a plan of attack. Symptoms can be physical and psychological. If you’ve experienced decreased sexual desire, sadness or depression, fatigue, sleep problems, weight gain, muscle weakness, nervousness or anxiety, or feelings of hopelessness, you might be experiencing AGHD. Very few people with AGHD experience all of these symptoms together, but do suffer from several of them concurrently.
So, What Can You Do?
This can feel defeating, but there’s good news: AGHD is treatable with HGH therapy. Patients who engage in growth hormone replacement therapy tend to see great results within six months and even greater results as treatment continues.
Here are three benefits of using Human Growth Hormone!
Aside from restoring your hormone balance and treating these symptoms, using HGH is beneficial on many levels. Here are three advantages:
1. Improves memory retention and cognitive functions
Human Growth Hormone is vital for our mental and cognitive development. As we age, and until we hit puberty, our bodies produce the largest amount of HGH. By using HGH therapy, we can focus on improving our memory and understanding.
2. Helps make skin look younger, tighter, and thicker
Through using HGH therapy, skin elasticity is improved by improving body-fat ratio
3. Improves sleep
Lack of sleep alters normal pituitary function, which affects growth hormone release over time. By using therapy, we can normalize those once-interrupted sleep schedules and get your body back on track.
Talk to Us About HGH Therapy
At Global Life Rejuvenation, we’re committed to the health of our patients. As part of our holistic approach to restoring hormonal health, we analyze and consider each contributing factor to your symptoms. Our human growth hormone programs are designed to treat patients over the age of 35 who present with symptoms of adult growth hormone deficiency (or AGHD).
If you suspect you might have adult growth hormone deficiency, we encourage you to contact Global Life Rejuvenation online or call us at (866) 793-9933 to learn more about how human growth hormone therapy can help improve your general well-being and increase your quality of life.
Testosterone is a hormone well-known as a driver of manliness, but its existence in the body does more than put hair on your chest. In men, testosterone increases muscle growth, deepens the voice, and—yes—causes hair growth on various parts of the body. But appropriate testosterone production has health benefits that last long into adulthood.
Men who are experiencing decreased testosterone may see health declines, while keeping testosterone levels up will decrease disease risk, aid in fit body composition, help foster sexual function, and aids in muscle gains and overall vitality. That’s why increasing testosterone naturally can be a great way to get back your energy and drive.
Here are seven ways to boost your testosterone naturally!
Lift weights and exercise
Especially important for seniors, exercise helps increase testosterone, improve reaction time, balance, mobility, and strength. Overall fitness and improving muscle mass will help many types of men with low testosterone, however.
Check your diet and find nutritional balance
Overeating or persistent dieting can interfere with testosterone production. It’s important to make sure you’re getting recommended amounts of macronutrients to maintain testosterone levels. Also, balanced nutrition will help keep weight down, promote muscle growth and repair, hydration, and maintain other organ groups while reducing disease risk.
Find balance to reduce stress
Stress increases production of hormones like cortisol that interfere with testosterone production in the body. If stress is interrupting your life and affecting your health, make sure to talk to us about ways to reduce stress and improve your health.
Check into supplements
Some supplements like D-Aspartic, Vitamin D, and Tribulus (or tribulus terrestris) have been shown to improve testosterone levels. There are many other options that we can advise you about if you are experiencing low testosterone and want to learn about supplements to naturally enhance your health and vitality.
Improve your sleep hygiene
More and more people are realizing that poor sleep isn’t just something that makes you grouchy. Not getting enough quality, restorative sleep can interfere with hormone levels and have many negatives effects on your health. Make sure you have good sleep hygiene by unplugging from devices at least an hour or two before bed, creating a calm sleep environment, and sticking to habits like going to bed at the same time and waking up at the same time every day. Exercise will also help with getting a deep sleep!
Live a healthy lifestyle
Other lifestyle choices like drinking excessive alcohol as well as exposure to certain chemicals like BPA and parabens can also interfere with testosterone production. Getting a balanced diet, adequate exercise, lowering stress, and finding balance will all help contribute to an overall healthy lifestyle that won’t deal a blow to your testosterone levels.
Talk to us about hormone replacement therapy
If you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, we can help. At Global Life Rejuvenation, we want you to achieve the youth and vitality to make you feel your best.
Contact us at 866.793.9933 for a hormone replacement consultation or email today to meet a physician and get started!
Hormone replacement therapy, also known as HRT, is a type of treatment where a person is given hormones to help balance them to normal levels when something is causing insufficiency in their body. By replacing the natural hormones that are not reaching appropriate levels, people can experience improved health.
HRT is a broad term for the treatment of many different causes of hormone imbalances. Hormone therapy may be used for women after menopause or following a hysterectomy to replace hormones like estrogen and progesterone, or can be used if someone has pituitary or thyroid glands that are not producing enough of the hormones that regulate systems in the body.
People may also experience deficiencies from hormones like adult growth hormone. Adult growth hormone production can decrease over time due to age, starting to lessen after about age 21. Adult growth hormone deficiency may occur for various reasons, such as age, pituitary gland issues, congenital deficiency, or Panhypopituitarism, and can cause symptom including depression or anxiety, fatigue, sleep problems, decreased sexual desire, weight gain, muscle weakness, or feelings of hopelessness. Deficiency can be treatable with human growth hormone therapy and many people experience great results in as little as six months of treatment.
Hormone Therapy for Men
Some hormone therapy is specific to men and women. In men, it’s normal for testosterone production to decline with age. This profoundly affects many different types of body tissues and organ systems. A decrease in testosterone alone can also lead to a disruption of other hormones, which create their own side effects. For example, men with hormone imbalance may experience low sex drive, depression, fatigue, irritability, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, weight gain, urinary problems, and more. Thankfully, hormone replacement therapy can often reduce or eliminate these systems and combat andropause, also called male menopause.
Hormone Therapy for Women
Women experience hormone imbalances differently. Production of estrogen declines in the ovaries as women experience menopause, and estrogen production drops drastically following a hysterectomy. Hormonal imbalances cause symptoms including hot flashes, endometriosis, fibroids, chronic fatigue, depression, low sex drive, mood swings, loss of muscle mass, and more. Estrogen replacement therapy is the medical administration of estrogen to return the body to normal levels when it is not being produced in sufficient quantity.
Why choose hormone therapy?
Many people wrongly believe that they have to live with the symptoms of hormonal imbalance because it’s a “normal” part of aging. We believe that people can feel better and experience improved health with natural hormone replacement. Plus, natural hormones have the same molecular structure as your body’s own hormones, which means people tend to have a lower risk of side effects that are possible during hormone therapy with synthetic hormones.
If You Suspect a Hormone Imbalance
If you are experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance, it’s important to seek medical assessment. At Global Life Rejuvenation, we want to help you achieve the youth and vitality to make you feel your best. Our goal is to connect you with qualified physician specialists in your area. Your physician can work with our individual hormone replacement therapy treatment plans to oversee your treatment with supplements and nutrition guidance. Our patients have experienced reduced and eliminated perimenopause and some menopausal symptoms, decreased menopause depression, naturally lost weight, and many report developing more youthful appearance.
Contact us at 866.793.9933 for a hormone replacement consultation or email today to meet a physician and get started!
You may be aging, but you’re doing so gracefully and kicking butt while you’re at it. No longer are 50 or 60 old. Heck no! Sixty might as well be the new 40 as far as we’re concerned. They say you’re only as old as you feel and you’re living proof. Today’s “aging” population are working longer, exercising more, eating better, and staying sexually active long past their parent’s and grandparent’s ages.
If being fit – mentally and physically – is important to you, here are some tried and true tips to help you stay at the top of your game now and in the future.
Get More Sleep – Yes, this may sound the opposite of staying active, but in order to keep that active lifestyle your body needs the rest. Sleep is healing and repairing. Day-to-day sleep deprivation promotes degeneration, as well as a body that’s prone to getting sick.
Get Outdoors – We work in an office building, we work out in a gym – when are we getting out and breathing fresh air? Go for a walk, a run or a bike ride outdoors for some fresh air and sunshine. Airborne toxins are one cause of health problems, including accelerated aging.
Move More – Surely you’re already staying fit with exercise, but it’s important to remember that higher amounts of moderate exercise is better than infrequent high-intensity bursts, which put stress on your body. Keep moving, but don’t overdo it.
Hydrate – No one is expecting you to give up your daily glass of wine, but be sure you’re also drinking plenty of water. Dehydrated cells promote wrinkles.
Even when we rest, eat right and exercise regularly our bodies, or more specifically our hormones, can fluctuate and change as we age. When the day comes that you’re gaining weight, losing your sex drive or are frequently overtired it’s time to consider hormone replacement therapy with an HRT consultation from Global Life Rejuvenation.
Your mama always told you to eat your fruits and veggies, and for good reason. As an adult they help us to stay youthful and energetic. The downside? Eating healthy always looks easier than it is. I mean, who passes up a pizza for a salad? However, if you’re looking to tamper weight gain and increase your energy it’s important to eat your greens; and it’s actually easier to incorporate into your diet than you think. Add these superfoods to your diet to help fight off aging.
Brain booster: Blueberries
Blueberries’ high flavonoid content has been found to help short- and long-term memory. Add a handful to a bowl of oatmeal or cereal to start your day.
Skin saver: Grapes
The skin of red grapes contains resveratrol, an anti-inflammatory that helps keep your skin looking good. You can also get the same benefits from a glass of red wine.
Cholesterol conqueror: Flaxseeds
Flaxseeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help decrease inflammation and fight plaque buildup.
Pre-workout fuel: oats
We digest these carbs slowly, which means that our energy stays high long after we eat them, giving us a significant performance advantage.
If aches and pains are getting you down more than they used to, add ginger to your diet.
Muscle magnifier: spinach
Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, and has also been shown to help regulate blood sugar and blood pressure.
Unfortunately, no super food can control the changing hormones in the body as you age. HRT for women and men provides relief from the distressing symptoms of hormone imbalance, and can also help gain protection from age-related diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Contact Global Life Rejuvenation today to learn more about hormone replacement therapy.
Are you accustomed to an active sex life but find that your sex drive is less then what it normally is? Or, are you having trouble keeping an erection? Many men between the ages of 40-55 experience low libido or erectile dysfunction in part because of low testosterone levels.
Sex drive in men starts with the release of testosterone which stimulates the receptors in the brain to release nitric oxide. Nitric oxide in turn allows blood flow for an erection. Low testosterone levels common in andropause result in reduced levels of the hormones, which stimulate the nerves in the brain and induce sexual desire and erectile function. The same decreased testosterone which reduces libido or sex drive also affects the ability to develop and sustain an erection. In some cases, the sexual desire is there but men are incapable of an erection.
Low sex drive can be frustrating for both you and your partner; however, it doesn’t have to be a permanent problem. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) treatment is available to alleviate low libido symptoms.
Coupled with a nutrition and fitness plan, hormone replacement therapy for men is proven to be highly effective in treating low sex drive. Contact us to today to speak with one of Global Life Rejuvenation’s network of physicians and get started. Don’t settle for low t, low sex drive or erectile dysfunction, as it’s likely that balancing hormones to normal levels could resolve your issues.
Millions of men experience depression each year. What depression looks like varies drastically per person. While everyone feels sad or irritable sometimes, or has trouble sleeping occasionally, these feelings and troubles usually pass after a couple of days.
Signs commonly found in men experiencing depression include fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, irritability, difficulty concentrating, indecision, anger or hostility, stress, anxiety, substance abuse, and sexual dysfunction.
While depression has a number of emotional and psychological causes, the role of hormones cannot be overlooked. Depression in men is more likely to occur when hormone levels are imbalanced, specifically hypogonadism, or low testosterone.
Testosterone is an integral component of many of the body’s functions. The emotional effect of the other symptoms of andropause including erectile dysfunction, loss of muscle mass, weight gain, hair loss, etc. can be enough to push a man into depression. However, many men do not recognize, acknowledge, or seek help for their depression. They may be reluctant to talk about how they are feeling, or the effects it plays in their daily lives.
Depression is not a normal part of aging in men or women. Fortunately, testosterone can be replaced through hormone replacement therapy. If you’re experiencing symptoms of depression due to low testosterone, HRT company, Global Life Rejuvenation, can help you get your life back with hormone replacement therapy. For increased energy, happiness and a better sex life, contact us today.
If you’re looking for that elusive fountain of youth, stop looking in the beauty aisle and start looking in the grocery aisle. While there are tons of state-of-the-art, anti-aging skin care products and treatments on the market, looking younger begins from the inside out.
As we age, we lose the ability to get enough vitamins and nutrients, or to convert them to what we need to stay healthier longer. A balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and nuts, healthy oils, good proteins, low-fat dairy, and lots of water is essential to both wellness and longevity.
Here are six vitamins and their natural food sources that you should add to your diet to battle aging:
Vitamin C – Boosts the immune systems, as well as collagen production, and helps protect skin cells from sun damage.
Where it’s found: Bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, guava, citrus fruits like pineapples, lemons, limes, oranges.
Vitamin E – Acts as a cell membrane protectant, which guards what comes in and what goes out of the skin. When combined with Vitamin C, it protects against UV damage.
Where it’s found: Wheat germ (can be added to protein shakes, oatmeal, muffins, yogurt), nuts and seeds (sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds), avocados.
Beta-carotene – Crucial for skin health. It converts to Vitamin A, which is responsible for cell repair and growth.
Where it’s found: Orange and deep green produce – carrots, pumpkins, cantaloupe, Swiss chard, spinach, kale.
Omega-3 – Healthy fats keep the skin lubricated, and helps maintain the integrity of the cell membrane, which keeps toxins out of the skin.
Where it’s found: Ground flax seeds, walnuts, fatty fish (such as wild salmon, Atlantic mackerel and sardines), edamame.
Polyphenols – Exhibit anti-cancer properties and may reduce the risk of sun-related cancers.
Where it’s found: Green tea
Selenium – Protects the skin’s quality and elasticity and protects it from the sun.
Where it’s found: Wheat germ, seafood (especially crab), eggs.
As we age, just as our bodies have trouble processing vitamins and nutrients, it too alters our hormone levels, which can affect our overall health. For a free consultation with a nutritionist, as well as to learn how hormone replacement therapy for women and men can help you, contact Global Life Rejuvenation at 866-893-9933.
Global Life Rejuvenation is pleased to announce their acceptance into the Nation Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) verified website program. The official usage of the .pharmacy domain certifies Global Life Rejuvenation as a trustworthy place to shop for prescription medication and supplements.
It comes as no surprise that the Internet isn’t always the safest or most reliable place, but when patient health is at stake, it’s important to do everything we can to ensure consumers safety. Today, a large majority of websites selling prescription drugs online are doing so illegally, selling dangerous, unapproved, substandard, and counterfeit medicine. With a .pharmacy domain, consumers can be confident that the websites where they buy medication or obtain information are safe and legitimate.
What is .pharmacy?
The .pharmacy program verifies safe and legitimate pharmacy websites. It also develops a set of strict standards and policies with NAPB and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) to ensure online sites are legal and appropriately regulated. The goal is to protect people from potentially dangerous medications and to give you, the consumer, peace of mind when buying online.
We’ve successfully passed the NABP’s evaluation process based on 10 core safety standards. That means, when you buy from Global Life Rejuvenation, an HRT company, you’re purchasing from a trusted supplier. Protecting public health is the Association’s priority, as is ours. Compliance in the program proves that we are operating safely, legitimately, and in accordance with program standards. We will be continually monitored to ensure that we adhere to program standards and operate legitimately.
Aging is unavoidable and because of this so too is the guarantee that as we age our hormone levels will change. These changes affect both men and woman alike and can really alter our bodies negatively. Exhaustion, weight loss, thinning hair, low sex drive, and sleep troubles are all signs in our 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s that the endocrine system, which is the complex set of glands that produces our hormones, is starting to change. While we can’t stop these changes from happening, we can control your body’s hormone levels, allowing you to once again feel healthy and happy.
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy, also known as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, are many and have helped countless men and women ease more comfortably into the newest stages of life in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and beyond. HRT benefits include:
Improved Energy – Declining levels of hormones like progesterone, DHEA and testosterone are known to contribute to low levels of energy; experience more mental clarity, motivation, better sleep and alertness thanks to HRT for men and women.
Protects Your Bones – Defend against problems like osteoporosis or hip fractures, which can result from declining estrogen and testosterone levels.
Growing older doesn’t have to mean slowing down from your normal active lifestyle. With the guidance of Global Life Rejuvenation’s network of healthcare providers and hormone replacement therapy, you can enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life well into your golden years.