Testosterone Production and Weight Lifting

Great information on increasing testosterone production, especially for those seeking muscle mass increase through weight lifting.


What is HGH (Human Growth Hormone)?

HGH has been used legally and illegally for quite a while, and has been the cause of many athletes being banned from sports. But what exactly is HGH, and what does it do exactly. Can it really help with performance and recovery?

HGH, or Human Growth Hormone, is a specific type of hormone composed of nearly 200 amino acids, which are called the “building blocks” of protein. It’s made in the pituitary gland, which located deep in th brain and is responsible for regulating the body’s metabolism.

Technically, HGH is classified as an anabolic hormone, one that causes growth in muscles and bone tissue. It also boosts the body’s response to physical exercise.

An insufficient amount of growth hormone in children can cause short height and stunted growth. Too much GH production, on the other hand, can cause acromegaly and a host of other medical issues.

For a long time, the only way to treat growth hormone deficiency in children was from HGH taken from human cadavers. Then, in the 1980’s, a synthesized form of the substance was developed, making availability of treatment much easier.

With the increase in the amount of HGH made available, it’s use in sports and competition became more widely used as well. It was also a popular anti-aging supplement, touted as the “fountain of youth” due to naturally declining levels that occur with age.

Obviously, there are a plethora of benefits that an athlete might seek to find from using HGH, even if illegally. The fact is, though, that a lot of research that’s been done examining the effects on muscle and strength gains have been on middle-aged men, and the conclusions aren’t that great.

On the other hand, the effects on middle-age men compared to elite sports athletes is another thing altogether. The fact is, those who are using growth hormone illegally are usually one step ahead of researchers when it comes to real-world results from doping.

There’s also the thought that growth hormone can help with speeding up muscle recovery and healing of physical injuries and surgery. Research seems to support this idea and some studies indicate that the use of human growth hormone seems to negate the negative effects of immobilized muscle and connective tissue.

Technically, this might help with recovering from injuries – as a matter of fact, there’s currently a study being conducted at the University of Michigan looking at the impact HGH has on people recovering from ACL surgery.

If this and other research studies confirm the theory that human growth hormone can aid in recovery, it will open up a whole new can of worms when it comes to regulating it’s use on and off the field. Should it’s use be allowed for a period of time while recovering from surgery or an injury? If so, then specifically for how long, and in what particular circumstances?

As you can see, this is not just a simple black-and-white issue, and if a substance like HGH is allowed to be used during recovery, things might get a lot more confusing before it’s over.


Significant Criteria Of Health Issues


If you hadn’t noticed yet, men are also battling health issues just like women. The difference is, women are more open to their problem compared to men. It could be with embarrassment that they are unwilling to tell others about their health problems or they are not even are of the possibilities. Actually, it is advisable for men between the age of 40 to 55 to have themselves examined especially if they are feeling something has changed in their usual body routine.

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Be realistic because you are the first and only person to know what is happening to your body. Once you have been to the doctor, it is best to start changing your lifestyle and aim for a healthier approach. Start eating lots of fruits and vegetables. It is known that they help in cleaning the body and it regulates your bowel movement. Make sure that your daily meal includes fruits, even just one serving and snack on them as well. Since you already took the first step in going to the doctor for consultation and check up, you ask for the proper way to check yourself as well. This is actually important as these lumps in your body forms unannounced.

Nowadays that Testicular cancer is common, you should be prepared to check yourself at all times. As young as 15, this can actually happen. Whenever you are in a shower, examine your scrotum by placing soap in your hand. Hold your testicles in between your thump and fingers and start rolling it softly. You should feel as if you are holding a peeled soft boiled egg as your testicles should be smooth all over. If you feel lumps, you should heed back to your doctor. Being prepared is a must in order to have resolutions to all problems that may come your way.


The Basic Health Needs

45Men and women are certainly different when it comes to health needs. However, both can achieve optimum health if they keep a healthy lifestyle, consume healthy diet and exercise. This is very easy to memorize yet doing it is a little bit challenging. Besides, there are circumstances wherein you do not get enough nutrients from the food you consume. Vitamins are also essential to keep your body strong and healthy.

Even if you are careful with what you eat, there are instances where you are not getting what your body really needs, especially men. This is the reason why there are more variety of men’s health supplements in the market specifically designed for each needs. These are made to make sure that these deficiency is addressed properly.Healthy-weight-loss-men-Eating

Regular health supplements often contain Vitamins A and B6 and zinc. This one is high in antioxidants which takes care of toxins in the body to help prevent cancer. These are also best in strengthening the immune system that keeps you from getting sick at all times. For those mature men, it is best to find health supplements that are high in Pantothenic acid, zinc and niacin for energized body and alert minds.

photodune-3054404-man-exercising-at-the-gym-xsPanthothenic actually focuses on the adrenal glandand this helps sharpen your thinking. Zinc on the other hand is needed mainly for prostate health to avoid the big C. It also aids in testosterone production and sperm development. In addition to prostate health, it is imperative to make sure you are taking Vitamin D. Based on studies, it helps in slowing the growth of prostate tumor cells and it also regulates the growth of the new blood vessels in the body which is crucial in keeping the health of the cells in the body healthy. Whether you are a man or a woman, it is best to keep your body strong and fit at all times.