According to the American Heart Association, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 785,000 Americans have their first heart attack each year. There are nearly 500,00 others who have an attack subsequent to their first. A heart attack occurs because the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart gets restricted or cut off. The cells of the heart muscle, without oxygen, begin to die.
Human growth hormone (HGH) has been shown to slow down or even prevent in some cases apoptosis, or programmed cell death, with recent clinical animal studies showing that human growth hormone can help protect heart and brain cells from dying after a stroke or heart attack.
In one study on rats which experienced heart attacks in the past, researchers gave one group injectable HGH, a second group IGF-1 (Insulin-like growth factor), and the third group a placebo. The groups that received human growth hormone or IGF-1 experienced less tissue and cell death than the group that was given the placebo. Another study found that IGF-1 treatment helped to revive brain cells after a brain injury.
The results of these studies could have dramatic positive implications for heart attack and stroke victims. Heart attacks and strokes are particularly devastating because heart and brain cells die and tissue death is seemingly irreversible. Heart tissue death means that heart function is compromised, and with brain cell death, the patient may never regain speech, full-body movement, or memory functions. If human growth hormone treatment can help prevent cell death, the tragic consequences of a heart attack or stroke can possibly be avoided.
The amount of HGH produced naturally in our bloodstream is not sufficient to help protect the heart and brain. When we are young, our pituitary gland produces optimal levels of human growth hormone and releases it into our bloodstream. However, beginning sometime in our twenties, our natural production of this hormone steadily declines, potentially leading a lifetime of hormone deficiency.
Human growth hormone treatment is available to help replenish hormone levels for patients with a prescription. However, this method can be painful and very expensive. Prescription human growth hormone therapy requires the patient to undergo nearly 50 injections per month at a cost upwards of $2,000. For many people, this option is inconvenient and cost prohibitive.
Many individuals have sought out natural formulas, offering a safe, effective, and affordable alternative to injectable human growth hormone. A select few of these homeopathic formulas contain a proprietary blend of natural ingredients that help strengthen and empower the body's pituitary gland, the primary gland responsible for HGH production in the body. The link could be made that by strengthening the pituitary gland to function at stronger and more youthful levels, the gland would naturally produce greater levels of human growth hormone in the body.
Additionally, some of these formulas contain ingredients that have been clinically proven to provide an amazing spectrum of benefits that may mirror those often seen with traditional HGH treatment programs. This safe and effective natural alternative offers an affordable and convenient solution for those seeking these benefits.