Weight loss, especially abdominal fat Fat that accumulates around the midsection is well known to ‘gum up’ metabolism, including the production of GH.Essentially, fat accumulation on the belly causes poor metabolism and is also a sign of it. Losing belly fat can help overall hormone balance including growth hormone.
Sugar is the enemy of growth hormone This is because whenever sugar is consumed, it leads to a spike in the hormone insulin. Insulin’s job is to rapidly store that sugar as energy (fat) and this directly blunts release of GH.Over time, sugar consumption will lead to lower average GH levels.
Get your sleep GH is released mainly at night, in small pulses during deep sleep.It’s a well-known fact that poor sleep, irregular sleep and inadequate sleep all severely inhibit GH release. If you’re struggling with sleep issues, this is one of the most important health improvements you can make.
Get fit High intensity exercise is perhaps the most efficient way to stimulate growth hormone production. The more intense the exercise, the more powerful the release is.
Nutritional keys Optimal protein in the diet is key for overall health; however there are three key amino acids (found in protein) that will amplify growth hormone synthesis:
Argininehas been shown to boost GH levels. Combined with exercise, this effect even better.
Glutamineis a key amino acid for supporting muscle mass in times of intense stress; 2,000 mg taken daily can increase growth hormone levels.
Ornithine alpha-ketoglutarateis a specialty amino acid that when combined with strength training and arginine, it can help boost GH levels.