Regardless of which HGH supplement you choose water should be a VERY important aspect of your program. Do you realize that 95% of our culture is chronically dehydrated!
Is it any wonder that our body’s begin to deteriorate and function less and less efficiently?
Baby’s skin and your skin
A baby’s tissue holds about 90 percent water, which is what makes the skin smooth and soft; adult tissue holds about 60 percent water; an elderly person about 40 percent.
You lose about two liters of water (and if you’re physically active up to two liters per hour) per day through the skin, urine, feces, and breath.
HGH supplementation can help bring an individual’s hydration back in the same range of a 20-30 year-old. This is probably why people using HGH supplements often report that their skin is soft, pliable and fine lines and wrinkles have faded.
In recent years, scientists have learned that changes in cell volume regulate cell function. In fact the emerging view is that hormones and nutrients exert their controlling influence on cellular activities by altering cell volume. Cell volume is a function of the hydration state of the cell – and that bring us back to water.
If anything will convince you to drink enough water the following paragraphs will.
Water as an anabolic agent…
Fluid is constantly moving in and out of the cell across an electrical gradient bisected by the cell membrane. This fluid exchange is controlled by electrolytes.
The key to obtaining the anabolic benefits of “cell volumization” is to maximize intracellular fluid. Drinking water will improve your overall hydration status, but it will not significantly alter the ratio of intracellular to extracellular fluid.
Studies have clearly linked the importance of the sodium/potassium ratio in connection with growth hormones.
By increasing your potassium intake and reducing your sodium intake, you shift water from the extracellular compartments of your body into the cells.
Because potassium levels decline with age, as do growth hormone, cellular dehydration/shrinkage has been strongly linked to several disease states. It is evident that sodium/potassium and water is one of your most important daily choices in maintaining healthy cell structure.
A high-water low-sodium intake coupled with a diet high in potassium-rich foods is a sound strategy for hydrating the trillions of cells in your body.
Important points to consider:
Hydration is a continuum. Most people don’t drink enough water, and thus they are perpetually in a state of sub-optimal hydration – called hypohydration. Hypohydration can raise cortisol levels. Cortisol is a catabolic, anti-immunity, pro-aging destructive hormone.
To minimize cortisol levels, you should avoid hypohydration – and that means drinking a lot of water.
Thirst is not an accurate indicator of hydration. You can be seriously hypohydrated without being the least bit thirsty. Conversely, if you wait until you are thirsty before drinking water, you will always be hypohydrated.
There is no substitute for water. Without it, life is not possible. Without enough of it, optimal hormonal health is not possible.
To help your HGH supplement work better start properly hydrating yourself now (don’t wait until you start your HGH program).