Studies show HGH levels have a close connection with bone density
For example, where people are undernourished throughout a good part of their lives, they will tend to have a shorter life span than would have occurred with optimal nutrition. So although the problem here wasn’t immediately apparent, it was one that did need to be fixed.
Many post-menopausal women are at risk for osteoporosis. Here again, there is no obvious problem, nothing that is in apparent need of being fixed. Nothing, that is, until the bone density diminishes to the point at which a slight bump or slip is enough to cause a broken hip or pelvis. But by then it may be too late, because fixing the problem at that stage will not be so easy.
We tend to take our bones for granted
They are hidden away inside the flesh, out of sight. Yet they are so necessary, providing a framework for the body and a protective cage of sorts for the vital organs within. But out of sight though they may be, age is ever working on our bones.
When we are young our bones are growing and strengthening, doing so at the bidding of osteoblasts, which are bone growth stimulators. This brings about the growth of children into adults. Past the age of thirty, our bones are subject to a preponderance of osteoclasts, which promote bone absorption. During much of adulthood, the two are in approximate balance.
However, once we get into middle age and the balance has shifted strongly in favor of the osteoclasts, the bones undergo a sort of “leaching”. They lose more minerals still. For some, as old age is approached, the bones have become extremely weak and brittle, a condition indicative of the disease called osteoporosis. In this condition bones can snap like a dry twig.
We have seen how HGH was first used to promote growth in children with pituitary deficiencies. Other studies have since shown that HGH levels tend to correlate very closely with bone density.
One such study done in Germany indicated that adults deficient in HGH showed only a 51% bone mass density in the lumbar vertebrae when measured against those with normal HGH levels. For the forearm, the figure was 73%.
We have seen from Dr. Rudman’s study of HGH replacement therapy in elderly males, that there was an average 1.6% increase in the bone mass density of the lumbar vertebrae. Studies since have corroborated these findings.
Healthy, strong bones are the key to our going into our golden years with grace. Healthy bones often mean the difference between sitting idly by, whiling away the endless hours, creaking almost audibly when we do hobble about, or being able to participate in a variety of activities, like swimming, golf, or travel.
HGH provides the choice, but the choice is yours to make. Recently Dr. Bart Swierstra from Rotterdam showed that increased IGF-1 levels improved hip fracture recovery among 111 females over the age of 60 years.
Hormone replacement with estrogens, progesterone and testosterone – in conjunction with proper nutrition – have shown benefits in the treatment of osteoporosis. Medications simulating human calcitonin and recently some cholesterol lowering medications are being used to improve osteoporosis (thinning bones).