Aging and Hormones
Hormones are one of the most important and common chemical transmitters in the human body. Without hormones human beings could not survive.From our brain to our feet, every instant of life, they command cells to execute a variety actions that span simple to complicated functions.Just a few examples of how hormones help the body function functions are blood sugar, blood pressure,and body temperature regulation. They also regulate the growth of our bodies from infancy to adulthood, as well as the onset of puberty and the ability to create babies.
As the aging process proceeds from our mid – twenties to death is i clear that key hormone levels in the human body decline with age. Important hormones, such as, human growth hormone HGH and testosterone are substantially lower at middle age then the levels we have in our early twenties.
However it is still unclear exactly how the variation in hormone levels and their ultimate decline correlate to specific aspects of aging.
Research shows that the following hormones decline with the aging process:
- Human Growth Hormone HGH
In publications both printed and on line there is a preponderance of advertisements promoting hormone supplements promoting increase production of key hormones such as human growth hormone HGH and testosterone. These claims are false and the supplements are not FDA approved medications. These should be read with a skeptical approach.
Prior to taking dietary supplements, hormone pre – cursors or any other non FDA approved substances you should be consulting your personal physician.
There are offerings advertised for human growth hormone sprays, pills, and creams. Be aware that human growth hormone HGH can only be absorbed into the blood stream by injecting or through pellet implants.
Hormone replacement therapy HRT should only be done under the care of a medical doctor. Also be aware that there is human growth hormone circulating on the black market that is manufactured in non FDA approved facilities. Never purchase medications on the street. Always purchase hormones from a licensed medical doctor or a pharmacist with a prescription from a medical doctor with specific dosage instructions.