There is a definitive link between your levels of HGH and your propensity to both gain weight and your ability to burn fat and lose excess weight.
Men and women who have low levels of HGH tend to be overweight. Growth hormone therapy can help you to lose weight and lower your risk of obesity.
HGH therapy can help you to lose weight by raising your metabolism and improving your body’s ability to burn fat and build lean muscle.
As you lose fat and gain muscle, your metabolism will increase. A faster metabolism helps to burn more body fat, and the more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn, even at rest.
The primary way that HGH can help you to lose weight is that it improves lipolysis, which is your body’s ability to breakdown, stored triglycerides into free fatty acids. Or more simply to “burn fat.” In addition to enhancing your ability to breakdown lipids, HGH also helps you to lose weight by triggering your liver to release more Insulin-like growth-factor-1 (IGF-1). IGF-1 stimulates cell growth and fights insulin resistance by helping to move more glucose out of your bloodstream and into your cells. This will give you more energy, reduce your risk of diabetes, and help you to shed unwanted pounds.
It is safe to use HGH for weight loss, as long as it has been prescribed for you by your doctor. It is unsafe and illegal to use HGH for weight loss or any other purpose without a doctor’s prescription. HGH may not be specifically be prescribed to you for weight loss, but if you are overweight, exhibiting other symptoms of growth for deficiency, and if your blood tests indicate you have low HGH, you will be prescribed HGH. In the process of your HGH therapy, you will lose weight and gain muscle mass.
The benefits of HGH for weight loss have been well documented in various research studies. One of the earliest studies on the benefits of HGH – the landmark “Rudman Study” — found that the HGH can result in up to a 14% reduction of body fat with no additional exercising or dieting. Using a typical double-blind protocol, the study included men over 60 receiving three HGH injections per week.
The study found that there was a decrease of 14% in body fat and an increase of 8.8% muscle mass with no extra exercise, and there was also a slight increase in bone density. This study proves that HGH therapy can be used for weight loss without any additional exercise or lifestyle changes. However, we know that for the best and quickest results, a diet and exercise in combination with HGH therapy results in optimal weight loss.
HGH injections, like any drug or medical procedure, have the risk of some side-effects. If you are overweight and you have been prescribed HGH, as long as you follow your doctor’s instructions, HGH should help you lose weight with little or no discomfort or side effects.
Growth hormone therapy is usually prescribed for six months. Over the course of that six-month period, you will see the many benefits of HGH, including significant weight loss. You will start to see weight loss within the first month of starting HGH therapy. A recent study on the effect of HGH therapy on weight loss found that for those in the study, “the range of loss in the first four weeks was between 9-17% of total body fat.” That is significant weight loss within a noticeably short period of time of taking HGH injections.
The ability of HGH to raise metabolism and increase your ability to burn fat has been well documented. A study entitled obesity, growth hormone, and weight loss found that growth hormone could indeed reduce abdominal fat and was effective particularly for patients who were considered obese or significantly overweight, concluding that, “HGH seems to reduce total and abdominal fat mass in obese subjects.”
Another found that HGH specifically reduced obesity in postmenopausal women, this one concluding that “one year of GH treatment in postmenopausal women with abdominal obesity reduced the amount of visceral fat, increased thigh muscle area, improved the serum lipid pattern compared with placebo treatment, and improved insulin sensitivity within the GH treatment group.
A research paper published in the journal Hormone Research in Pediatrics on HGH and weight loss in children confirmed that “HGH had [fat burning] properties that resulted in reduction and redistribution of body fat.”
Another clinical trial looking at HGH and weight loss definitively concluded that “HGH [therapy] accelerates body fat loss, exerts anabolic effects and improves HGH secretion. These findings suggest a possible therapeutic role of low-dose HGH with caloric restriction for obesity.”
Research indicates that growth hormone replacement therapy can enhance your ability to lose weight.