HGH and Insulin

HGH and insulin work in partnership on many metabolic activities however, when there is an imbalance or decline in HGH, insulin can bring about the undesirable outcome of unwanted weight gain.

Cells receive HGH and insulin signals

A receptor is a special part of cell, usually a protein in the cell membrane. The receptor is “tuned in” to respond to the presence of a particular hormone (or drug or other chemical), and then initiate some process within the cell. It’s like a radio receiver that can only receive one station.

HGH signals fat loss - insulin signals fat storageHGH and insulin work in partnership on many metabolic activities however, when there is an imbalance or decline in HGH, insulin can bring about the undesirable outcome of unwanted weight gain.

Cells receive HGH and insulin signals

A receptor is a special part of cell, usually a protein in the cell membrane. The receptor is “tuned in” to respond to the presence of a particular hormone (or drug or other chemical), and then initiate some process within the cell. It’s like a radio receiver that can only receive one station.

The signal can be incredibly weak, yet still be amazingly effective: Hormone concentration in the blood, as dilute as a single salt crystal dissolved in a large swimming pool, will have a profound effect on physiological functions. The “radio receiver” of the insulin receptor unimaginably sensitive.

IGF-1 “looks” enough like insulin so that your cells’ receivers may be jammed by this growth hormone factor, preventing the “insulin signal” from getting through. [1]

IGF-1 is classically tied to HGH, and is considered a marker of overall HGH status.

But this particular example of receptor “jamming” is not necessarily undesirable or unnatural.

Insulin-receptor suppression

The net effect of insulin-receptor suppression, [2] coupled with the action of growth hormone to release stored fat, encourages cells to use up fat rather than sugar or other carbohydrates, with obvious benefits for both body builders and all of us who watch our weight.

Put bluntly, insulin will make you fat (it causing fat to be stored) but the critical piece here is insulin will keep you fat (by stopping access to stored fat).

This means you can literally go to the gym everyday and still not achieve weight loss. It’s for this reason we need to pay attention and control this fat promoting and fat storage hormone if we are to achieve permanent loss of fat.

HGH sends the signal to your body to burn fat for energy, insulin on the other hand signals your body to burn sugar for energy and store fat. [3]

Insulin does just the opposite of HGH, [4] so when HGH levels decline it’s no surprise that we begin to gain weight and unless we take steps to elevate our HGH levels things can get out of hand quickly.

If you have tried losing weight and have been unsuccessful perhaps it’s time for you to consider HGH supplementation. Here’s my list of recommended products.

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