Human growth hormone (hGH) is another hormone that is present in large quantities in our body when we are young, peaks in our mid-20s, but tends to disappear as we age. The primary function of hGH in our youth is to help bones lengthen and expand to help us become taller, stronger-boned, and long-limbed. It also promotes growth by helping to transport amino acids between cells and by inducing cells to accept and synthesize amino acids. In addition, it helps our bodies to use the protein we ingest for cellular repair and regeneration. Without hGH, our muscle and organ tissue would start to break down. Human growth hormone, or somatotropin, is a simple protein made up of a single chain of 191 amino acids. It is released by the pituitary gland, starting in childhood and continuing into old age. It moves from the bloodstream to the liver, where it is converted into somatomedin-C (also known as growth factors), which are messenger molecules that carry hGH’s message of growth into other parts of the body. Human growth hormone supplementation is said to help elderly people lose 20 years from their biological clock, particularly in the area of bones and muscles.
Vivacity Clinic of Las Vegas
3365 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 2
Las Vegas, NV 89121
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