Growth hormones can be a powerful tool to increase performance and overall well being. It's been shown to have a wide number of benefits including the following:
- Increased congnitive function
- Elevated mood
- Increased memory
- Increased focus
- Muscle growth
- Fat loss
How to Do It
The first and most powerful way to increase growth hormones is by fasting. Studies show that after a 24 hour fast, growth hormones will be increased by 2000% in males and 1300% in females. Although a 24 hour fast may not be for everyone, intermitted fasting is a good alternative that can get similar results.
The second option is to get quality sleep and a good way to guarantee quality sleep is to take melatonin. Taking 0.5 to 5 milligrams before bed can increase growth hormones by 150%.
The third option is to do HIIT (high intensity interval training) which I talked about in a previous post. HIIT is an effective way to stress the fast twitch muscle fibers in the body. Doing this can cause a 450% to 770% increase in growth hormones.
The last option I'll talk about is Gaba. Gaba is a neurotransmitter that can increase sleep quality and decrease stress and anxiety. Its also been shown to increase growth hormones by 400% if taken before bed and 200% if taken post workout. You can get Gaba online or at any health and nutrition store.
What to avoid
Just as quality sleep can increase growth hormones, poor sleep can decrease them, so watching your sleep is very important. Also watching stress levels is important because when you're stressed the body will release cortisol, which has been shown to decrease growth hormones. Lastly, keep an eye on sugar and carb intake, which raises insulin in the body. It's been shown that high levels of insulin will lower growth hormones.
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